Colleges of Business Sciences

Finance Curriculum


The bachelor degree in Finance prepares students in three areas: Corporate finance: Students focus on tools and techniques for valuing productive assets, choosing ways of funding them and gauging financial success. The focus is on aligning corporate strategy and financial decisions, and enhancing firm value through judicious financial decisions. Investments: Students understand the nature and dynamics of financial markets, including stock, bond and derivatives markets. They learn how to invest in these markets to enhance returns and reduce risk. Islamic Banking and Finance: Students learn about basic Islamic principles of finance and contracting. They learn about how modern-day Islamic banks; insurance companies and money management firms are modifying and customizing the traditional practice to conform to Sharia principles. These unique insights prepare them for a career in the growing Islamic Finance industry. 

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate and apply knowledge with regard to fin ancial and non-financial corporations’ capital allocation decisions and the evaluation of the financial performance of corporations. (Level 7 of QFE: Knowledge, Skill, Autonomy and responsibility)
  • Explain the functioning of domestic and international financial markets and the role these markets play in the performance of an economy as well as in the creationof internationally diversified investment portfolios. (Level 7 of QFE: Knowledge, Skill)
  • Demonstrate and apply knowledge in modern portfolio theory as well as in the pricing and use of financial securities. (Level 7 of QFE: Knowledge, Skill, Autonomy and responsibility)
  • Demonstrate how the primary business functions (e.g. Strategy, Production, Marketing, etc.) contribute to organizational effectiveness and explain how major external factors (e.g., consumer preferences, economic factors, legislation, etc.) impact organizations. (Level 7 of QFE: Knowledge)
  • Identify and solve business problems through the application of financial management and general business knowledge. (Level 7 of QFE: Skill)6. Conduct research in a chosen area of specialization and document the research results. (Level 7 of QFE: Knowledge, Skill, Autonomy and responsibility)
  • Communicate effectively in writing and verbally, and deliver professional-level presentations. (Level 7 of QFE: Skill, Autonomy and responsibility)
  • Operate individually and contribute to team effectiveness with only general supervision. (Level 7 of QFE: Autonomy and responsibility, Role in context, Self-development)
  • Demonstrate leadership skills in selfdevelopment at the individual and team level. (Level 7 of QFE: Autonomy and responsibility, Role in context, Self-development)
  • Recognize and resolve ethical dilemmas in the workplace, and explain the basic principle of corporate social responsibility. (Level 7 of QFE: Self-development)

Program Required Courses(Program required credit hours = 84, Degree required credit hours = 120)

ENG240 English Composition III 
ACC202 Financial Accounting
MTH212 Business Calculus
ACC203 Managerial Accouting 
BUS207 Business Communication 
MTH213 Business Statitics 
ECN201 Foundations of Microeconomics 
LAW200 Business Law & Ethics 
ECN202 Understanding Macroeconomics 
ARA345 Advanced Arabic Skills 
FIN308 Introduction to Finance 
MGT309 Introduction to Management 
MKT310 Intrdocution to Marketing 
OPR300 Operations Management 
INS260 Management of Information Systems 
MGT401 Business Leadership 
BUS407 Corporate Communication 
MGT400 Strategic Management
BUS491 Internship 
FIN420 Corporate Finance
FIN422 Fiancial Markets
FIN424 Investments 
FIN421 Financial Planning and Forecasting
FIN425 Commercial Banking 
FIN426 Islamic Finance and Banking
FIN427 International Corporate Finance 
FIN428 Portfolio Management 
FIN429 Financial Dervatives 

Core Curriculum Requirements (General Education =  39 Credit Hours; ZU Electives=6)

ARA130  Arabic Concepts  
ENG140  English Composition I
ISL135 Islamic Civilization 
ENG145 English Composition II
HSS255 Emirates Studies 
GEN185 Methods of Scientific Research and Developement
ARA345 Advanced Arabic Skills 
XXXXXA General Education:Group A 
XXXXXA General Education:Group A 
XXXXXD  General Education:Group D
XXXXXE General Education:Group E
XXXXXX ZU Electives 

College of Business

Zayed University

Abu Dhabi & Dubai

United Arab Emirates

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