Welcome Prospective Students

We are happy to know that you are interested in our academic programs of College of Business at Zayed University.

The College of Business prepares students for the many challenging opportunities present in the business world of the 21st century. The focus of the college’s educational programs is excellent teaching in a caring, supportive environment that produces educated graduates who possess business skills that will enable them to contribute to their families, their communities, and their nation.


UAE National Applicants

To be considered for admission, all National applicants must possess a valid UAE passport, valid UAE National Identity Certificate and UAE ID.

Applicants from a high school following the UAE curriculum must have 12 years of school and an attested General School Leaving Certificate, a minimum 70% average in academic subjects, a minimum CEPA English score of 150, and a CEPA Mathematics score (no minimum score is currently required).

Applicants from a high school following an International curriculum must have 12 years of school: GCSE/IGCSE must complete five subjects at the ordinary level and two subjects at the GCE Advanced Subsidiary or Advanced level, with a passing grade in each subject. International Baccalaureate must successfully complete five subjects.

If you are currently in high school, or have completed high school this year: Submit a completed application form with all documentation attached and Zayed University selected as your primary choice of institution to the National Admissions and Placement Office (NAPO). Applications are submitted online at http://www.napo.ae

International Applicants

Zayed University also welcomes applications from International students. For more details about admission requirements and application forms for International students, please visit: http://www.zu.ac.ae/main/en/enroll/ international.aspx

The Academic Bridge Program (ABP): Success at Zayed University requires proficiency in both Arabic and English languages. Students admitted to the University are initially placed either directly into the baccalaureate program or into the Academic Bridge Program. This placement depends primarily upon each student’s proficiency in English as measured by the Common Educational Proficiency Assessment (CEPA) exam administered by the National Admissions and Placement Office (NAPO) in the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. Students initially placed into the ABP progress into University College and the baccalaureate program only once they successfully complete the Academic Bridge Program exit requirements and achieve the required level of English proficiency (overall band score of 5.0 or greater) as measured by the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) exams.

University College (UC): University College is responsible for delivering Zayed University’s general education program, organized as the Colloquy on Integrated Learning, The Colloquy Program initiates the baccalaureate careers of all Zayed University students. University College offers the high quality foundational education, the Colloquy on Integrated Learning, to all Zayed University students. It prepares them for their future majors and eventual employment. The experience instills in them a desire for lifelong learning, fosters intellectual curiosity, and engenders critical thinking.

Admission Requirements

The college requires that the applicant for admission to the major must fulfill the following requirements for acceptance:

  • satisfactory completion of 42 semester credit hours or more;

  • attainment of a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher;

  • achievement of grades of “C-“ or better in COL 140, COL 145, and COL 240;

  • achievement of “C” or better in COL 110, COL 112, MTH 113, and MTH 213;

  • achievement of passing grades (“D” or better) in COL 105, COL 120, COL 130, COL 135, COL150, COL 155, COL 165, COL 230,
    COL 255, COL 260, and COL 270.

COL 260 and COL 270 may be scheduled for semester three, four, or five.