Today's business world is dynamic, proactive, challenging and exciting. It offers an array of opportunities for students in regard to their professional future. Technological developments and innovations are in process of constant change. This offers exciting opportunities and challenges to the College of Business to ensure that we graduate well prepared Emiratis and international students who will be successful at all levels of their organizations and the key to the Nation's sustainability and long term success.
The College of Business offers unique, in-depth and sector tailored undergraduate and graduate business degrees targeted to nationally critical areas. It prepares students for the many opportunities awaiting them graduation by focusing on enhancing their business, entrepreneurship and leadership skills in order to enable them to be active contributors in the future of their families, their communities and their nation.
The College will become THE National resource for business education. Its mission os to bring best business practices and models primarily to Emirati Nationals, empowering them with the academic, professional and leadership competencies necessary to achieve success as effective leaders within the competitive and dynamic national and global business context, thereby furthering sustainable economic development of the United Arab Emirates and its citizens.
In pursuit of this the College of Business is actively pursuing accreditation for its academic program from Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). This will ensure that the college maintains international standards of excellence in its curriculum.
The College of Business’ five Major Learning Outcomes (MALOs) are focused within the business environment but also reflect Zayed University’s Learning Outcomes. These are:
The curriculum within the College:
a) Perspectives that form the context for business,
Students spend much of their first two years completing general education courses. They also complete several Business courses, as pre-majors, that introduce them to the basic concepts and skills they will use in their advanced level courses.
The College of Business is constantly revising its entry requirements into the College. At present it requires that the applicant fulfills the following requirements for acceptance:
The graduation requirements for the College of Business include the completion of the eight-semester curriculum plan with a minimum GPA of 2.00, including the internship (BUS490) and the Senior Experience (BUS497), as well as achievement of the Major Learning Outcomes. To receive the Bachelor of Science in Business, graduates complete at least 129 semester credit hours. Proficiency in English, Arabic and the competencies developed in the Zayed University Learning Outcomes are required.
Business interneships add a significant real-wrold component to a student's education. Internships provide students the opportunity to earn academic credit while gaining valuable work experience under the mentorship of a business professional.
Students will be assessed by an evaluation of the student internship experience, including a written internship report that contains student, supervisor and faculty sections.
College of Business students seeking a specialization in Business will participate in culminating experience by taking BUS 497 Senior Experience. This course will integrate concepts learned in prior courses and provide a teamwork experience, including "boardroom" presentations, while completing a major business project or participating in a complex business simulation. Students will be assessed by a faculty evaluation of classroom presentations and written assignments.