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Skyline University College conducts an undergraduate program leading to the award of Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance, Information Systems, International Business, Marketing and Retail Management, Public Administration and Travel and Tourism Management is equipped to meet the needs of dynamic national, regional and global business environments. A student studying Bachelor Business Administration will be exposed to all fields of business education that includes General Education, Business and Management Education. 


The Business in Gulf and UAE in specific has witnessed tremendous growth in business activities in the recent years. Though Oil and Gas are Emirate's main industries, which underpin the country's considerable prosperity, yet, trade and tourism have become the key engines of growth. Its plentiful hydrocarbon resources and successful diversification drive makes it an economy with apparent robust prospects. As a member of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), the UAE participates in the wide range of GCC activities that focus on economic issues. These include regular consultations and development of common policies covering trade, investment, banking & finance, transportation, telecommunications, and other technical areas, including protection of intellectual property rights.

UAE is the hub of several multinational corporate houses and leading organizations, bringing UAE on the international map as one of the leading cosmopolitan nation.

Despite having the fourth largest oil reserves in the world, the oil sector accounts for less than a third of the UAE's GDP. Trade, tourism, real estate and the growing financial, manufacturing and services sector are key non-oil drivers of the economy. Continuous economic growth coupled with increasing population rate from more than 185 nationalities has given a substantial contribution to business in the UAE.

This scenario calls for quality business education for developing human capital to fulfill the needs of various business activities. One of the most important drivers of any successful economy is its human resources and with the visible trends it is imperative now to have international quality higher education in business management, made available in the UAE.


  1. To improve skills in effective business communication, problem solving, decision making, computer and numerical capabilities.
  2. To equip students with advanced business acumen that helps them understand the key business functions and the links between them.
  3. To stimulate higher order thinking skills among students; required to specialize in their respective areas of study.
  4. To develop competitive skills and competencies of students through meaningful industry interaction, thereby improving their employability.
  5. To provide a conducive value based learning environment to the students during their study and inculcate a habit of lifelong independent learning for continuous growth and development.​​


Students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of various concepts of business management.
  2. Explain relationship between business, culture, values & ethics and services to community
  3. Demonstrate application of skills in communication, mathematics and computers to meet business requirements.
  4. Demonstrate capacity for critical enquiry, logical thinking, and use analytical skills to solve business and management problems..
  5. Apply acquired knowledge in business environment.
  6. Synthesize theory and practice within the sphere of their respective areas of majors for effective decision making.​


​​SUC ensures that the BBA curriculum is distinctive and superior in nature. It significantly extends the knowledge and nurtures intellectual maturity to probe into the depths of knowledge and to specialize in skills with a sense of creative independence. The student is thus enabled to accomplish the goals as anticipated in the program and transfer them to the professional areas.

The BBA program is carefully planned and directly related and appropriate to the mission and purposes of the institution as well as the goals and objectives of the degree program. As far as the BBA program instruction is concerned, SUC adequately supports and critically evaluates experimental and teaching methods to improve instruction, ensures that each student enrolled in the course receives a Course Delivery Package (CDP) on the first day of the class that includes the following Syllabus:

  1. Credit hours
  2. Pre Requisites
  3. Course description
  4. Learning outcomes
  5. Course contents
  6. Academic strategies
  7. Course policies
  8. Class Schedule
  9. Mode of Assessment
  10. Information on core text

Moreover, SUC uses regular evaluation of all courses; instructional pedagogy and feedback through a well-developed Institutional Effectiveness System.​


The curriculum provides the student with General Education, core study in Business Administration (business program requirements) and a major field of study (major requirements).

All students pursuing a Bachelor Administration (BBA) Program must complete the following requirements:

  No. Of Credits No. of Courses
General Education 36 13
Business Education 57 13
Dissertation 3 1
Internship/Internship Project 3 7
Majors 21 7
Total Requirements 120 41
*Note: General Study is a 2 credit course and Community Service is a 1 credit course.


SUC follows a non-discriminatory policy to admit all such students who have completed the General Secondary School Certificate of UAE or its equivalent as per International Grade Conversions published by World Education Services Inc. (www.wes.org), subject to availability of seats. The admissions are carried out in accordance to the admission policies and procedures of MOHESR, UAE and the number of seats approved by the Executive Council as per the strategic plan.


An applicant seeking admission for BBA program is required to fulfill the following conditions:

1.   High School Grade

a.    Prospective student should have 60% marks in the secondary school of UAE approved by MOE or Abu Dhabi Educational Council system or its equivalent as per the International Grade Conversions published by World Education Services Inc. (www.wes.org) and www.classbase.com. Student having any equivalent qualification from an institution in UAE must get the original high school certificate or attested copy of the certificate attested by the Ministry of Education or Abu Dhabi Educational Council system and Youth. For qualifications obtained from abroad, attestation is required from the relevant authorities of that country.

b.  Seven subjects of IGCSE/GCSE/GCE (O-Level) with grade 'C' or above (AS-Level) with grade 'D' or above (A-Level) with grade 'E' or above. All documents require attestation from the competent authorities.

    i. Same subject taken at 2 or more levels can be counted as two different Subjects.

    ii.  Subjects taken out of School in the 12th Year shall be accepted provided they are attested by The British Council.                          

   iii. Combination with UAE-SS Grade 12; OR Combination with American Diploma in Grade 12 is NOT permitted.

c.  American Diploma after 12 years of schooling is permitted. However the certificate should be attested by relevant authority like MOE / KHDA / ADEC and the candidate must fulfill SAT requirements

Note: SUC accepts students with American diploma as per the MOHESR guidelines with anyone of the category mentioned below

i. IB Diploma:  Requirements include 6 subjects; with minimum 24 points and must have minimum of 2 High Level subjects in addition to Normal Level ones.


ii. IB Certificate

Ø  SUC to accept IB certificate requires  a minimum grade of  22 points

Ø  IB certificates are considered as American Diploma and are equalized by Ministry of Education.

Ø  Should require SAT (400 Math & 500 TOEFL)


iii.  IB Career:   Considered as Vocational (Technical School)

Normally require higher number of points (26-28)

a.  Other SS Qualifications  (inside UAE):

Students from the Iranian, Indian, Pakistani, Philippine, French or German high school curriculum require 12 years of schooling and attestation from MOE/ KHDA/ ADEC.

b.  Secondary School Qualifications Obtained Outside UAE:

      i. Must meet the requirements for admission into university in the country of origin

      ii. With Min 11 years of schooling

    iii. Attestation: Education  Authority  (Home Country) ;  Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Home Country) ; UAE Embassy+ Evidence of completion of Secondary School Stage

c.  Students holding National Secondary School Certificates from UAE Board with score of less than 60% should submit Foundation Program completion certificate from an institution approved by MOHESR. It is not applied for High School Certificate holders of other systems of education.

    i. On passing the Foundation Program, the student's Certificate will be recognized and attested by the MOHESR. This may be used for progression to Higher Education within the institution offering the Foundation Program, or for entry to other Higher Education institutions, provided the student meets the admission requirements set for specific programs at that institution.

2. English Language Proficiency Test (TOEFL/IELTS/PEARSON-Academic, Cambridge English: Advanced Test, City & Guilds-IESOL and EmSAT Achieve English)

Prospective BBA student is required to fulfill any one of the following requirements for admission to BBA program as given below (Refer Table 1)

a.  A minimum score of 500 out of 677 on Institutional Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a minimum score of 61 out of 120 on the Internet Based Test (IBT) of TOEFL or a minimum score of 173 on the Computer based TOEFL (certificates will be accepted upon verification by the ETS)

b. A minimum score of 5.0 on International English Language Testing System (IELTS - Academic)

c.  A minimum score of 36-46 in the Pearson Test of English.

d. A minimum score of 41-46 in Cambridge English: Advanced Test of English Language.

e. A minimum score of B1 in City & Guilds IESOL / SESOL Test.

f.  A minimum score of 1100 in EmSAT Achieve English (Emirates Standardized Test)


1. Qualifying English Proficiency Test is mandatory for all including native speakers

2. Institutional TOEFL / IELTS Score only from recognized testing centers or AMIDEAST is ACCEPTABLE. The TOEFL (IBT) certificates will be accepted upon verification by the ETS and for IELTS verification will be done from IETLTS website.

3.Institutional TOEFL score can be transferred from any other Ministry of Higher Education approved universities in UAE or at various AMIDEAST approved testing venues across MOHESR-licensed institutions in the UAE.

4. Requirements are applied regardless of educational system or country where student is coming from.

3.   Mathematical Ability Test

a.  An applicant is required to score a minimum of 500 on SAT-1 or 60% passing score of SUC Mathematics placement test.

Exception for taking Mathematical Ability Test:

i. Student holding diploma or transfer of credit from an accredited institution by MOHESR having a grade "C" or above is exempted from appearing in the mathematical ability test.