Bachelor in Finance at RIT Dubai - A leading American University

BS in Finance

Dr. Rizwan Tahir, Depratment Chair

rxtcad@rit.edu

Program overview

The finance bachelor degree prepares students for management positions in financial, commercial, industrial, and governmental organizations. Students are taught the principles of financial decision making and build an understanding of the economic, legal, and financial environment in which they will operate. Career options exist in government, industry, service, and not-for-profit organizations.

Students become familiar with financial systems, which include the public, private and government spaces. They also study financial instruments related to countless assets and liabilities. Specifically, Finance majors study cash flow, asset and risk management, capital markets, portfolio theory, international finance and forecasting and budgeting. Students become expert at decision making – one of the main differences between Finance and Accounting.

As a Finance major, students go beyond making a budget; they learn how to analyze a budget to determine opportunities to save or identify the best investment option. Students explore different career options in the Finance program based on their interest in decision-making – they can choose to pursue studies that support a managerial position as a Financial Analyst or they may be interested in a path that leads them to a career in Financial Consulting.

Finance students develop their ability to manage corporate finances and enhance their leadership potential. At RIT Dubai students learn how to solve problems. In addition and more importantly, they learn how to prevent problems through in-depth analysis, contingency planning and effective decision making.

BS Finance Learning Outcomes

Program level (shared among all business programs):

  • Creative Problem Solving:  Generate a creative solution to a business problem or opportunity through the application of design thinking.    
  • Technology:  Apply business technology and explain its' implications.    
  • Analytical and Critical Skills:  Analyze and evaluate major business issues to make and communicate effective decisions.    
  • Applied Focus:   Demonstrate the ability to apply what they have learned to perform effectively in actual business settings.    

Finance Specific:          

  • Cash Flows, Risk & Value: Possess knowledge concerning cash flow, risk and value in finance in various contexts and be able to apply financial models concerning them.    
  • Global Issues: Possess an understanding of how the global environment affects financial practices.

Accreditation

The BS in Finance program is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and is licensed by the KHDA. The program is also accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Curriculum

Finance has a 122 total credits. While getting a business degree in finance, students learn from faculty members with significant industry experience. Plus, students spend one semester* honing skills in a professional environment such as a corporate finance group or a securities/investment banking firm. At graduation, students are well prepared to succeed in the complex economic

Course

Sem. Cr. Hrs.

First Year

MGMT-101

Business 1: Ideas and Business Planning

3

MGIS-101

Computer-based Analysis 1

1

ECON-101

Principles of Microeconomics (Global Perspective) 

3

COMM-253

Communication

3

STAT-145, 146

Introduction to Statistics I, II (Mathematical Perspective)

7

MGIS-102

Business 2: Technology-enabled Launch

2

UWRT-150

Foundation 1: Writing Seminar 

3

ECON-201

Principles of Macroeconomics

3

ACCT-110

Financial Accounting

3

MGIS-130

Information Systems and Technology 

3
ANTH-365

Foundation 2: Islamic Culture 

3

ACSC-010

Year One 

0

 

Wellness Education*

0

Second Year

ACCT-210

Management Accounting

3

MKTG-230

Principles of Marketing

3

FINC-220

Corporate Finance

3

 

Artistic & Scientific Princibles Perspectives

6

FINC-352

Managing Assets and Liabilities

3

MGMT-215

Organizational Behavior

3

 

Free Elective

3

INTB-225

Global Business Environment

3

MATH-161

Applied Calculus

4

 

Cooperative Education 

Co-op

Third Year

MGMT-340

Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility (Ethical Perspective)

3

FINC-362

Intermediate Investments

3

 

Immersion 1, 2, 3

9

 

Free Elective 

3

 

Social & Nat. Science Inquiry Perspectives

6

DECS-310

Operations Management

3

 

Finance Elective 

3

 

Cooperative Education

Co-op

Fourth Year

 

Finance Elective 

3

 

Free Electives 

6

 

General Electives 

9

MGMT-560

Strategy and Innovation

3

FINC-420

Finance in a Global Environment

3

FINC-460

Financal Analysis and Modeling 

3

Total Semester Credit Hours

123

Please see New General Education Curriculum–Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) for more information † The First Year Seminar requirement is replaced by an LAS Elective for the 2013-14 academic year.

Course Catalog 

BS Finance Worksheet 2016

BS Business Worksheet 2016

BS Finance Brochure download