The Bachelor of Business and Accounting program prepares learners for a career in the specialized area of professional accounting, providing a solid grounding in the essential functions of accounting and finance to operate in public, private and social sector organizations. The program emphasizes the global importance of the accounting profession and prepares learners to manage financial transactions in multinational and global companies.

The first two years of the program offers a strong foundation in key business functions within the field of accountancy and the processes that link them. Advanced courses such as Financial Accounting, Cost accounting, Business Law, Auditing Theory and Practice, Financial Statement Analysis provide a more detailed examination of the functional areas of the accounting practice. For an overview of core units and electives you can study in this course, please see study plan.

Accreditation: This program is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education’s Commission for Academic Accreditation.

CIMA Exemptions: As a graduate of the Bachelor of Business in Accounting, you will get an accelerated route, with 11 exam exemptions, to the CIMA Professional Qualification and the global professional designation of Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). In fact, you can start your professional qualification while studying at HBMSU with a special early entry opportunity, as early as the second year of your degree. For more information visit, CIMA Exemptions 

General Admission Requirements: The applicant must hold a secondary school certificate or its equivalent as provided by the Ministry of Education with a minimum overall average of 70% from either literary or scientific section. For full admission requirements and conditional admissions, please see Undergraduate Admission Requirements.

Tuition Fees: AED 792 per Credit Hour (123 Credit Hours)
For tuition fees and other academic program related fees, please see Tuition & Fees.

Target audience
High School graduates, professionals starting in the business and accounting career path, administrators, financial administrators, managers, supervisors, and facilitators from the public, private and social sector organizations and accounting firms.
Program Goals
Develop the learners' analytical competencies to apply accounting procedures, principles and methods to the measurement of the financial welfare of organizations;
Demonstrate awareness of contemporary issues in accounting at the workplace and the role of accounting information in the local, national, and world economies;
Develop the learners' capabilities to critically and reflectively engage and expand awareness and application of ethical issues in accounting, particularly questions of social responsibility and professional practice;
Develop learners' abilities to apply analytical, problem-solving, decision-making, oral and written communication, and information technology skills in the context of accounting and finance.
Ensure learners' possess the knowledge and skills necessary to perform a professional accounting role in public accounting, industry and government in an ever-changing, globally competitive business environment.
Program Outcomes
Employ critical-thinking, analytical, and problem-solving skills to resolve complex business and accounting issues.
Use clear communication to convey useful financial information to the users in order to take a rational economic decisions about the resources available to them
Apply information technology in both financial and managerial accounting.
Apply accounting principles, practices, and standards to specific business situation
Employ national, international, and historical perspectives to analyse accounting and business issues.
Use financial measurement tools and valuation techniques to assess the financial impact of business decisions including the value of a firm.
Apply relevant methods, tools, and techniques to appropriate business situations in all accounting related areas.
Evaluate the professional ethical problems facing accounting and choose potentially appropriate solutions within the context of the internal structures and external institutions that influence the organization.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for Bachelor graduates include

  • Financial Manager
  • Credit Manager
  • Trust Officer
  • Management Accountant
  • Internal Auditor
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Cash Manager