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Why Management?

Modern managers at the top of their game do not only lead teams – they are skilled problem-solvers, experts at cost analysis and are able to leverage technology to develop their businesses and impact wider industries. A BBA degree in Management creates a world of opportunity for leadership careers across industry, government, and non-profit organizations, as well as for advanced study.

Who Should Apply?

With this four-year undergraduate curriculum, we are cultivating future business leaders who have a strong interest in collaboration and communication, and are able to negotiate any situation skillfully. The ability to self-motivate and self-start will be a bonus, due to the case study and internship elements of this program. Applicants should have strong analytical skills, and an ability to work collaboratively across all levels of an organisation, with an existing eye for business development and team talent opportunities in a company or situation.

Program Content

BBA students study a holistic program require analytical, conceptual and strategic problem-solving skills, and can be applied across a range of industry sectors. This professionally-oriented four-year program provides a solid grounding in the entire business ecosystem. It incorporates accounting, business law, macro and micro-economics, marketing, management, strategy and ethics. Following the core programs you will learn to address emerging issues, and to respond with innovation, through focused modules on operations management, HR, cross-cultural development, and international trade and investment. This program also develops entrepreneurship, with family business, managing change and negotiation as key advanced elements. Throughout the program the use of problem analysis, critical thinking, communication skills, and technological skills ensure graduates are work-ready leaders.

Program requirements

Program name Total Number of Credits
Bachelor of Business Administration in Management
125
Credits

Course information

English Requirements (9 credits)

ENGL 101 - Composition I

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

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.

ENGL 102 - Composition II

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

This course introduces the conventions of research writing and teaches the process of producing well-planned research papers using critical thinking and analytical skills in response to a variety of academic texts. The course is designed to provide guidance in all steps of the research process including choosing a topic, designing a research methodology, analyzing data, and writing up and presenting results.

Prerequisite: ENGL 101

ENGL 205 - Business English

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

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.

Arab Heritage Requirements (6 credits)

ARHG 101 - Arab Heritage I - Language

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

This course aims at developing the language skills of native speakers of Arabic, by providing the students with a comprehensive knowledge of the linguistic system. It is intended to help students attain proficiency by expanding vocabulary and providing paragraph-level activities in reading, writing, and speaking; through a selection texts by writers from across the Arab world.

ARHG 102 - Arab Heritage II - Modern History of Bahrain

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

This course introduces the spatial character and history of Bahrain, including the ancient and Islamic eras, and Arabic and Islamic dimensions of the identity of Bahrain  until the modern state and the development of the constitutional life in Bahrain, it also presents the philosophy of citizenship and the fundamental values of Bahrain’s society and citizenship rights ,duties and responsibilities.

Mathematics Requirements (6 credits) - Choose two courses

MATH 115 - Business Statistics

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

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.

Choose one from the following

MATH 130 - College Algebra

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

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.

MATH 131 - Finite Math with Calculus

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

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

Prerequisite: MATH 130

Science Requirements (8 credits) - Choose two courses

BIOL 101 - Principles of Biology

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
1
Total:
4

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.

CHEM 103 - Introduction to Chemistry and Applications

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
1
Total:
4

The objective of this course is to introduce to non-science and non-engineering majors the fundamental principles of chemistry.  It will include physical and chemical properties of matter, dimensional analysis, the atomic theory, naming compounds, mass relationships in chemical reactions, calculating limiting reagents in reactions, reactions in aqueous solutions, acid-base titrations, and different types of chemical bonding in molecules.  To summarize, this course is designed to introduce introductory and basic principles of chemistry to non-science and non-engineering majors.

Social Science Requirements (9 credits)

ARHG 103 - Global Human Rights

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

This course introduces the basic principles and the definition of human rights with an emphasis on the International Convention of human rights. It aims to reflect current developments and questions arising in international human rights law, to communicate debates and arguments concerning human rights, and to analyze the application of international human rights principles in the context of Bahrain.

PSYC 100 - Introduction to Psychology

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

Psychology is a field focused on scientifically understanding how humans think, feel, and act. This course will introduce you to the basic concepts and research within the field of psychology and hopefully it will allow you to gain a better understanding of the self and others. The course will cover a wide range of topics such as research methodology, biological bases of behavior, perception, motivation and emotion, learning and memory, development, intelligence, personality and social influence.

SOSC 100 - Introduction to Sociology

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

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.

Business Core Requirements (39 Credits)

BUSN 101 - Introduction to Business

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

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

BUSN 301 - Business Law

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

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.

ACCT 101 - Introduction to Financial Accounting

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

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.

ACCT 102 - Introduction to Managerial Accounting

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

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

ECON 101 - Principles of Microeconomics

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

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

ECON 102 - Principles of Macroeconomics

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

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.

Prerequisite: ECON 101

FINC 101 - Essentials of Financial Analysis

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

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

MGMT 101 - Principles of Management

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

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

MGMT 205 - Organizational Behavior

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

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

MGMT 350 - Business Ethics

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

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: MGMT 205 and ENGL 205

MGMT 401 - Business Policy and Strategic Management

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

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, MRKG 101, and FINC 201

MRKG 101 - Principles of Marketing

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

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.

MSYS 101 - Principles of Management Information Systems

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

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)

MGMT 401 - Business Policy and Strategic Management

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

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, MRKG 101, and FINC 201

MGMT 301 - Operations Management

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

This course involves an in-depth look at human behavior in organizations. Incorporating current management theory and research, the course explores the factors that influence individual and group performance. Topics may include perception, personality, attitudes, values, motivation, decision making, leadership, power and politics, conflict and negotiation, groups and culture. Prerequisite: MGMT 101

MGMT 302 - Managing Human Resources

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

This course examines the foundations, functions, and activities involved in the managing of human resources, striking a balance between current theory and practice. The course includes the following topics: manpower planning, recruitment and selection, policy and procedures, performance appraisal, compensation and benefits, training, safety and industrial relations. Prerequisites: MGMT 101

MGMT 303 - Management and Leadership Development

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

This course focuses on the necessary skills and abilities of the successful leader and manager. The course introduces students to these success factors and challenges them to both assess and develop their own managerial and leadership skills throughout the course. Prerequisite: MGMT 101

MGMT 305 - International Business

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

This course explores the nature and scope of international trade and investment, international institutions, the international monetary system and exchange markets, and some of the major issues involved in the functional aspects of international business and management.

Prerequisite: MGMT 205

MGMT 306 - Cross-Cultural Management

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

This course introduces students to culture as an important variable in international management and examines its impact on organizations, strategy, negotiations, management of human capital, leadership, team building, and ethics. The course content includes a metaphor approach to explore key differences among cultures and examine their relevance for international management practice. Prerequisites: MGMT 301 and MGMT 305

BUSN 401 - Business Research methods

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

This course is designed to provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge to determine the information necessary to address an identified research problem (basic or applied) and, using this understanding, develop and use an actionable research proposal. In this process, the students will gain an understanding of relevant approaches and elements of undertaking a research enquiry specifically to provide insights to solving a relevant problem. They will develop critical core competencies and skills required to carry out such an enquiry. These competencies and skills include: defining research questions; setting appropriate research objectives; study design that incorporates research objectives; secondary and primary data collection and instruments; sampling and analysis methods; and effective reporting of results; as well as the importance of ethical conduct in conducting research in both a domestic and in international business contexts.

BUSN 402 - Case Study, Project or Dissertation

Lecture:
6
Laboratory:
0
Total:
6

The capstone course is a method of summative evaluation in which the student is given an opportunity to demonstrate integrated knowledge and growth in the major. The course consequently builds on the knowledge gathered during years as a Business student. It gives them the ability to work on an extended business project under the guidance of a supervisor while gathering very practical experience. Students will be required to work on a complex and real-life problem related to Business studies. In doing so, the Capstone makes the link between the academic discourse and the world thereafter.

MGMT 380 - Project Management

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

This course explores the concepts and techniques of managing projects in service and manufacturing settings. Course content includes the following topics: project selection and evaluation; dynamics, motivation, and evaluation of team members; scheduling, budgeting, and closure.

Prerequisites: FINC 101, ACCT 102, ENGL 204, and MGMT 301 

MGMT 498 - Internship

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

The purpose of the Internship subject is to provide students with opportunity to demonstrate the application of conceptual knowledge to the real world via industry placement in their selected field. This allows students to integrate their theoretical and conceptual knowledge with the skills and problem-solving techniques required in the workplace. Other outcomes include the acquisition of knowledge, research skills and the attitudes of business professionals, the ability to think independently, grow in originality, creativity, initiative, curiosity, enthusiasm, and resourcefulness, the ability to communicate ideas, an understanding of theory and procedures; knowledge of pertinent literature; and adeptness in the workplace. This subject provides a valuable transition between university and the workplace. 

Major Electives (9 Credits)- Choose 3 courses:

MGMT 310 - Fundamentals of Family Business

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

This course introduces students to the unique challenges faced by family businesses and the potential solutions to these issues. Students examine the characteristics that define family businesses and the potential risks and benefits these bring to family businesses in Bahrain. The course includes discussion of issues such as family dynamics, generational gaps, leadership, the role of non-family members, governance, and succession planning.

Prerequisites: MGMT 101 and ACCT 101

MGMT 312 - Negotiation and Conflict Management

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

This course explores conflict as a management issue in business organizations and also investigates techniques and methods for reaching effective agreements. The course employs case studies, role playing and other experiential learning tools to develop analytical problem-solving abilities and enhance conflict resolution skills. Prerequisite: MGMT 301

MGMT 313 - Managing Change and Innovation

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

This course explores the importance of innovation to business success and considers current trends in technology, society, consumer expectations and the workforce. The course includes examination of strategies for enabling innovation and overcoming obstacles to change. The course content also presents the concept of a learning organization in the context of transformational leadership. Prerequisites: MGMT 303 and MGMT 301

MGMT 314 - Management Intervention and Consultation

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

This course introduces the management consulting industry and explores key activities associated with the consulting process. The course involves consideration of the consultant as an advisor and change agent; and examination of topics such as problem analysis, proposal development, project initiation, management of expectations, reputation and expertise, and knowledge transfer. Prerequisites: MGMT 301 and MGMT 306

MGMT 403 - Entrepreneurship

Lecture:
3
Laboratory:
0
Total:
3

This course focuses on the creation of new ventures: the people, the process, and the dynamics. Topics include identifying and evaluating opportunities, success and failure factors, attitudes and characteristics of entrepreneurs, standalone and internal corporate ventures, and local and global issues in entrepreneurship. Students can expect to develop a viable business plan in the course. Prerequisites: FINC 101 and MGMT 101

Professional Elective Options (9 Credits)

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management 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).