Bachelor of Business Administration in Digital Marketing & Social Media
English Requirements (9 credits)
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.
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
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)
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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)
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.
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.
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)
This course introduces the fundamental principles of business organization, ownership, operation, and control.
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.
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.
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
This course introduces students to those principles essential to an understanding of the fundamental economic challenges and problems consumers, firms and governments face.
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
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
This course explores the basic managerial functions of planning, organizing, leading, motivating, and controlling the contemporary environment.
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
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
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
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.
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)
This course provides an overview of the role of the computer within the subject of creativity. Course content introduces extensive knowledge about computers, information networks, multimedia environments and issues related to design and innovation processes that involve computers.
This course advances skills of project management with an emphasis on the creative industries (design, media etc.) Students will work with industry standard software to plan, estimate resources and pilot the progress of the project. Additionally, students will get a practical overview of the human aspects of project management. Students are expected to enroll in this class concurrently with DSGN 401.
Virtually every aspect of media practice has both a legal and an ethical dimension. Throughout human history, the law has managed to regulate a small portion of human behavior; the rest is left to ethics. As ethically responsible media practitioners/consumers, where are the lines drawn for society and the profession?
This course is designed to provide the students with a comprehensive examination of the various tactics and strategies across social media, mobile marketing, online analytics and search engine marketing aimed at fully leveraging the Internet for achieving business goals such as acquiring, converting, and retaining online customers. This course will help students to integrate new tactics and strategies with traditional marketing tools and practices aimed at acquiring new customers, building customer loyalty, providing superior customer service, developing new products, improving profitability and conducting market research. Prerequisite(s): MRKG 101, MRKG 201
This course introduces students to the realm of marketing intelligence and the significance of data. It provides a comprehensive approach to contemporary marketing research principles and practices towards gathering, acquiring, appraising and applying evidence for decision making. The course covers recent online marketing research trends and developments in the area of relationship and experiential marketing, and their impacts on the quality of evidence and on marketing research applications. Its principal aim is to provide students with research and managerial knowledge, tools and skills for identifying, tackling, judging and using evidence to solve marketing problems in business Prerequisite(s): MRKG 201, MRKG 202
With the rapid and unpredictable environmental changes observed in today’s markets, marketing managers have to put in place mechanisms of continuous learning and develop superior skills and capabilities to be able to respond quickly to strategic changes with effective marketing strategies. This course will equip students with the essential marketing knowledge, concepts and elements for developing a practical, results-oriented marketing plan. Students will learn how to investigate and analyze their areas of business and the current market situation, focus on the unique selling proposition of their product and/or service, target on the needs of the target market, and select the right choice of marketing growth and marketing mix strategies. Prerequisite(s): MRKG 301
This class enables you to demonstrate the practical and academic studies accumulated during the BAA in Marketing and Social Media in relation to the wider industrial and social context. Your final project will be the product of a negotiated brief and will need to display an awareness of current research and technical expertise. Prerequisite(s): MRKG301, MGMT430
Data is everywhere in our society. Everything is data from scientific research to everyday human activity. The ability to understand and communicate data is becoming an essential skill in this era of big data. Visualization leverages our visual perception to provide a powerful yet accessible way to make sense of large and complex data. This course examines basic principles on how to design effective visualization for data analysis and communication. Prerequisite(s): None
Social Media is a rapidly changing media environment where technologies that are ‘hot’ this year are forgotten by next. This class will explore current issues in the creation of social media content and how users interact with that content. Topics will be chosen from issues that have been in the forefront of the conversation but could include privacy and data rights; cyberbullying; and internet addiction. Prerequisite(s): None
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Major Electives (9 Credits)- Choose 3 courses:
This course focuses on the fundamentals of typography history, technology, and theory. Course content emphasizes the study of letter-forms, typographic composition, typographic expression and communication, the power and role of typography in constructing meaning, and typography as a tool for representation of concepts.
This course introduces basic technical skills of black and white photographic techniques, such as shooting, film processing, and enlarging. Topics include photographic equipment, materials, processes and philosophy, use of black and white materials, small camera operation, roll film processing, enlarging, finishing and presentation.
This course introduces the design and use of video equipment. Camera types, the working principles of the camera and TV system, lenses, camera movements, camera mounting equipment, and a basic knowledge of audio equipment are covered. Discussion also involves contemporary video production concepts and equipment, along with a basic history of technical development in this area.
This course is a survey of the key design elements of publishing content on the World Wide Web. Course content includes processes such as concept development for interactive design works, information design, interface design, interaction design, optimization and integration for the Web, usability, beta-testing, etc., as well as the basic principles of publishing and managing visual content for hypermedia and an interactive portal site. Tools for creating and editing Web projects include browsers, browser helper applications, HTML editors, document management tools and image editors.
This course involves application of the process of appropriate use of all available communication levels (i.e., text, video, animation, audio, etc.) for multimedia production.
This course focuses on analyzing the specific needs of the services market and hospitality marketing Emphasis is also placed on marketing planning and the use of marketing tools within the industry. Prerequisites: HOSP 110 and MRKG 101
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
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
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
This course focuses on the creation of investable technology-based start-ups. Topics include identifying and evaluating opportunities, human capital, key operations, lean start-up methodology, pitch deck and elevator pitch, start-up funding rounds (FFF, business angels, venture capitals, media for equity). Different actual businesses are studied through case-study analysis.
Professional Elective Options (9 Credits)
Students pursuing a BBA in Digital Marketing and Social Media must complete a minimum of 6 Professional Elective credits. Professional Elective credits may be earned via any courses offered at or above the 200 level.