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The Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance is a 4-year undergraduate curriculum that prepares students for careers in industry, public accounting, government, and non-profit organizations, as well as for advanced study. The goal of the Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance is to provide students with a foundation in business with a particular emphasis in finance. The use of problem analysis, critical thinking, communication skills, and technological skills is emphasized to analyze ambiguous situations and provide relevant business alternatives.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance can pursue a wide range of activities including auditing, accounting, financial planning, budgeting, and management consulting.

Course information

English requirements

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This course is an overview of expository writing, including the development and revision of paragraphs and essays using various rhetorical strategies, as well as reading and discussion of selected essays, short stories and poems. In addition, the course introduces writing about literature, incorporation and documentation of material from primary sources.

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This course emphasizes documented critical writing based on an introduction to fiction, drama, and poetry. 

Prerequisite: ENGL 101

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This course emphasizes on techniques for communicating successfully through sound, honest written and oral business messages. The content is directed primarily to careers that involve precise writing skills, as well as general strategies involved in job related functions.

Arabic Heritage requirements (6 credits)

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This course introduces the general principles of Arab Heritage and Language.

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This course introduces the general principles of the modern history of Bahrain.

Mathematics Requirements (6 credits)- Choose two courses

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This course introduces sets, number systems, fractions, polynomials, linear equations in one variable, functions, special functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, equation of a straight line, systems of equations and mathematics of finance.

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This course introduces matrix algebra, inequalities and systems of linear inequalities, linear programming, and basics of differential and integral calculus.

Prerequisite: MATH 130

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This course introduces the concepts of and need for statistics, collection, tabulations, graphical representation of statistical data, frequency distributions, measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion and skewness, probability and probability distributions, the binomial, the Poisson and the normal distributions, sampling, and estimating means and percentages.

Science Requirements (8 credits)- Choose two courses

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This course introduces the general principles of chemistry with emphasis on inorganic materials.

Prerequisites: High school chemistry and 2 years of high school algebra

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This course provides an overview of the fundamental principles of physics in areas of mechanics and oscillatory motion. Topics include standards and units, vectors and coordinate systems, kinematics, dynamics of work energy and power, conservation of energy, dynamics of system of particles, collisions, rotational kinematics and dynamics, equilibrium of rigid bodies, and oscillations. The course is designed for students requiring calculus-based physics.

Prerequisites: High school physics and MATH 151

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The basis of study in a variety of fields builds upon the capacity to view the world from multiple perspectives as well as the ability to ask investigative questions on the intricacies of life. Students in this course work toward gaining such skills as they survey fundamental biological principles. Students engage in discussions, application-based assignments that emphasize basic biology, cell biology, metabolism, genetics, evolution, ecology and diversity. Students also gain an introduction to the scientific method. Through this course, students will have the opportunity to increase their fundamental understanding of biology as it applies to everyday life.

Social Science Requirements (9 credits)

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This course introduces the general principles of Global Human Rights.

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The course is a survey of topics such as research methodology, biological bases of behavior, perception, motivation and emotion, learning and memory, development, intelligence, personality, mental disturbance, and social influence.

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This course provides a broad overview of sociology and how it applies to everyday life. Major theoretical perspectives and concepts are presented, including sociological imagination, culture, deviance, inequality, social change, and social structure. Students also explore the influence of social class and social institutions, such as churches, education, healthcare, government, economy, and environment. The family as a social structure is also examined.

Core Requirements (39 Credits)

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This course introduces the field of accounting and the use of accounting information as a basis for business decisions. It provides a better understanding of the environment in which accounting information is developed and used. This course concentrates on a user-oriented approach thus enabling students to become life-long information users. Emphasis is placed on interpretation and use as opposed to the preparation of accounting information.

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This course introduces the fundamental managerial accounting concepts and techniques which aid management in decision making, planning, controlling, and performance evaluation. Topics include cost-volume-profit (CVP) analysis, relevant costing, budgeting, and inventory planning. Prerequisite: ACCT 101

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This course introduces the fundamental principles of business organization, ownership, operation, and control.

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This course provides an understanding of legal history and legal institutions and an overview of the most important principles and rules of court procedure and evidence, as well as the general principles of contract law that are relevant for business and professional courses.

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This course introduces students to those principles essential to an understanding of the fundamental economic challenges and problems consumers, firms and governments face.

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This course introduces the principles of macroeconomics and exposes students to the theory of national income determination, economic fluctuations fiscal and monetary policy and international economics.

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This course is an introductory comprehensive analysis of the main concepts prevailing in the area of finance. The course begins with basic concepts, focusing on the economic environment (including financial markets), risk and the valuation process, and then shows how specific techniques and decision rules can be used to help maximize the value of the firm. Prerequisites: ACCT 101, ECON 101, MATH 115, and MATH 131

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This course explores the basic managerial functions of planning, organizing, leading, motivating, and controlling the contemporary environment.

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This course provides an overview of the complex issues surrounding contemporary organizations in an internal environment and examines the contribution of behavioral science to the management process from a theoretical and functional perspective. This course also deals with people in business enterprise and organizational relations. Prerequisite: MGMT 101

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This course introduces the ethical dimensions of business as related to the various stakeholders inside and outside the organization. Topics include business ethical theory, ethical decision making, typical dilemmas, and corporate social responsibility.

Prerequisite: ENGL 205

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This course provides a basic understanding of the strategic management and business policies in modern organizations. This course is designed to develop problem-solving and decision-making skills in business situations that involve the organization as a whole and integrate knowledge and skills acquired from all areas of business. Prerequisites: Business senior standing, MGMT 101, MKT 201, and FINC 201, or by permission of department

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This course explores the marketing mix of ingredients. Emphasis is also placed on the analysis of the external factors of the business environment that influence marketing decisions.

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This course provides an overview of management information systems, as well as the planning, designing, and implementation of a management information system. Course content also emphasizes application of the systems.

Major Requirements (30 Credits)

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This course provides an overview of the functions and services performed by banking and other financial institutions, as well as introduces the legal basis of the banker/customer relationship and facilitates awareness of the scale of competition within the financial services market.

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This course focuses on the scope and characteristics of the market for financial services and the operation constraints imposed.

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This course provides a comprehensive analysis of the structure of optimal decisions relative to the functional areas of corporate financial decision making. Emphasis is placed upon developing an understanding of applications and limitations of decision models, financing and dividend decisions of the corporation and leasing as a capital budgeting problem.

Prerequisite: FINC 101

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This course focuses on the scope of multinational corporate finance, foreign exchange risk, and political risk and emphasizes how companies react to such risks in order to hedge. Emphasis is also given to long-run investment and financing and, in particular, the foreign investment decision, capital budgeting, international capital markets, and cost of capital and financial structure of international companies. The course also covers working capital management and control and performance evaluation of international firms.

Prerequisite: FINC 101

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This course provides sound and practical advice on the savings and investment opportunities available to the general public and identifies how to deal appropriately with customer problems and needs.

Prerequisite: FINC 101

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Major Electives (9 Credits)- Choose three courses

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This course introduces the basic concepts of portfolio management, illustrates how to build and manage a sound portfolio, and shows how to create value and reduce risk by active portfolio management.

Prerequisite: FINC 101

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This course introduces a wide range of securities and the characteristics. Course content focuses on using tools of analysis to evaluate securities and make better investing decisions.

Prerequisite: FINC 101

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This course introduces the fundamentals of small business build up. The course is designed to develop the skills necessary to run a small business and provides the tools necessary for entrepreneurs who want to start a small business.

Prerequisite: FINC 101

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This course brings together conceptual and empirical material in a systematic way and provides a basis for understanding mergers and acquisitions, takeovers and restructuring.

Prerequisite: FINC 101

Professional Elective Options (9 Credits)

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance must complete a minimum of 9 elective credits. Elective credits can be earned via any courses offered at or above the 100 level. (Choose 3 courses) Each of the following courses bear 3 credit units: