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  Nov 19, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Business Administration, with concentrations in Marketing, Finance, Management of Information Systems, Entrepreneurship and International Business (B.B.A.)


Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.)

A successful economic future for Egypt and the Middle East is highly concerned with a basic understanding of the principles and practices of business as they apply to firms in a dynamic environment. The business administration curriculum provides students with a foundation in the liberal arts and sciences while enabling them to develop expertise in business management and practices. Major emphasis is placed on the role of business in Egypt and the Middle East.

Declaration Policy

The number of students accepted in the Bachelor of Business Administration program is limited and is filled through the declaration of major process.

Students who seek to be admitted to the Bachelor of Business Administration program should apply in their third semester. Students seeking to declare the BBA program must have completed not less than 27 credit hours of study including the four courses listed below.   

ACCT 201/2001 - Financial Accounting (3 cr.)  
ECON 201/2021 - Introduction to Macroeconomics (3 cr.)  

OR   ECON 202/2011 - Introduction to Microeconomics (3 cr.)  
MACT 210/2222 - Statistics for Business (3 cr.)  

BADM 203/2001 - Introduction to Business (3 cr.)  


Based on the available space, a limited number of students who have successfully completed these courses and who meet the declaration requirements as determined by the department will be accepted in the major. The selection of students into the Business Major is competitive and will depend on the calculation of an equal weighted score between:

I. Overall GPA

The Overall GPA will be calculated using the following criteria:

A minimum of 27 credit hours must be completed.
All courses a student has completed will be included in the calculation, excluding, in certain cases, the course with the lowest grade*.
* A student could be eligible to have his/her lowest grade excluded from the calculation of the Overall GPA if he/she has completed 30 or more credit hours

II. Major GPA

The Major GPA based will be calculated using the following criteria:

A minimum of 12 credit hours of courses related to the Business Major must be completed.
All Business Major courses, including collateral courses, that the student has completed will be included in the calculation, excluding, in certain cases, the course with the lowest grade*.
* A student could be eligible to have his/her lowest grade excluded from calculating the Management Related GPA if he/she has completed 15 or more credit hours

Admission to the Business Administration major is competitive. Eligible students will be ranked and selected based on their weighted grade point average.

Degree Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 127 credit hours for the Bachelor of Business Administration degree in the following areas: I. Core Curriculum (37 credits), II. Collateral Requirements (18 credits), III. Business Core Requirements (45 credits), IV. Concentration (15 credits), V. General Electives (12 credits)

Students who seek the Bachelor of Business Administration degree are not permitted to the minor in accounting or entrepreneurship.

I. Core Curriculum (37 credits)


The remaining 3 credit hours required to satisfy the Core are fulfilled by completing the course  BADM 480/4001 - Business Planning and Strategy (3 cr.)  

IV. Concentration Requirements (15 credits)


Students seeking a BBA degree must select only one of the following five options:

  1. BBA with a marketing concentration

  2. BBA with a finance concentration

  3. BBA with a management of information systems concentration

  4. BBA with an Entrepreneurship concentration

  5. BBA with an International Business concentration

1. Marketing Concentration (15 credits)


Students seeking a concentration in marketing are required to take the following courses:

2. Finance Concentration (15 credits)


Students intending to pursue a concentration in finance in their BBA have to achieve:

  1. Average B+ in  FINC 2101  and  FINC 3201  . BBA students who do not score this average should not be allowed to register for other Finance courses in the concentration
  2. In the special event, where a student has  FINC 2101  or FINC 3201  transferred from another university, then, a minimum of B+ in either  FINC 2101  or FINC 3201  has to be obtained to addition to an average of B in any two additional Finance courses.

For avoidance of doubt, to declare the Finance concentration, a student must take at AUC either FINC 2101  or FINC 3201 . In the case where both FINC 2101  and FINC 3201  are transferred, the student will have to repeat FINC 3201  at AUC.
 

Students seeking a concentration in finance are required to take the following courses:

3. Management of Information Systems Concentration (15 credits)


Students seeking a concentration in Management of Information Systems (MOIS) are required to take the following courses:

4. Entrepreneurship (15 credits)


Students seeking a concentration in Entrepreneurship are required to take the following courses:

ENTR 417/4301 - Entrepreneurship Lab: Developing and Launching a New Venture (3 cr.)  

ENTR 419/4303 - Social Entrepreneurship (3 cr.)  

5. International Business (15 credits)


Students seeking to pursue a concentration in International Business are required to take TWO of the following courses:

In addition, choose THREE of the following courses:


V. General Electives (12 credits)