MBA in Accounting and Finance

University of Dubai

Program Description

MBA in Accounting and Finance

University of Dubai

MBA in Accounting and Finance

Apply accounting and finance theories for analyzing business operations in these areas in the UAE.

  • Analyze the usefulness of existing accounting and finance decision making tools and the potential for improving these tools in businesses in the UAE/MENA region.
  • Use knowledge and skills developed to add value to the firms in the UAE/MENA region.


The courses under this concentration are as below:



Advanced Cost & Managerial Accounting

The course addresses advanced topics and the role of accounting techniques in helping management formulate and execute its strategy. Topics covered include the theoretical foundations of management accounting, accounting and shareholders’ value, issues in activity-based costing, balanced scorecards, pricing decisions, theory of constraints, and strategic management accounting.

Course Objective (CO):


This course has the following objectives:

   1. Develop capacity to analyze and evaluate the use of Financial and non-financial measures for performance evaluation

   2. Develop capacity to compare and evaluate reliability of cost allocation methods and resulting information for decision making

   3. Develop capacity to use and evaluate accounting tools in helping management articulate the firm’s strategy.



Course Learning Outcomes (CLO):


Upon completion of this course, students should be able to demonstrate the following outcomes:

   1. Critically evaluate the theoretical foundations of management accounting.

   2. Apply financial and non-financial measures to managerial decisions and performance evaluation.

   3. Evaluate the use of accounting techniques in strategy formulation and execution.

   4. Develop capacity to synthesis and critique a sample of current journal articles related to role of accounting information in strategy formulation and decision making.


International Corporate Finance

The course examines 2 fundamentals decisions of multinational firms - the investment & the financing decisions. Topics discussed include risk management, valuation of foreign investments, cross-border M & A, financial distress and restructurings, corporate governance practices and project finance. This course greatly facilitates CFA exam takers.



Course Objective (CO):


Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

   1. Evaluate investment proposals and make critical investment decisions.

   2. Analyze financing choices and determine the best financing alternatives.



Course Learning Outcomes (CLO):


Upon completion of this course, students should be able to demonstrate the following outcomes:

   1. Implement investment plan for an international Company in UAE/GCC/MENA.

   2. Implement financing plan for an international Company in UAE/GCC/MENA.

   3. Understand and implement alternative measures to mitigate financial risks related to an international company.


Investment Analysis & Portfolio Management

The course focuses on security valuation theory and investment practice through hands-on STOCK_TRAK simulation experience. The course covers market operations, performance evaluation, Fundamental security analysis methods (in relation to stock bonds), Mutual funds, option & futures. Comparative analysis of UAE/GCC markets with developed markets in the ultimate purpose. This course greatly facilitates CFA exam takers.



Course Objectives (CO):


Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

   1. Practice Investment through Stock-Track simulation.

   2. Evaluate investment products & manage Investment portfolios.



Course Learning Outcomes (CLO):


Upon completion of this course, students should be able to demonstrate the following outcomes:

   1. Assess value of a wide range of potential investments.

   2. Interpret major portfolio management & risk management concepts.

   3. Construct basic portfolio and risk models.

   4. Apply portfolio & risk management concepts to specific business problems

   5. Evaluate alternative investment & Portfolio management strategies.



Cases in AF - Economic Value Creation

The course focuses on the integration of key Accounting & Finance concepts using current readings and the case approach. Selected cases integrate concepts such as relevant information, cost of capital, cost behavior, risk and return, capital budgeting, enterprise valuation, optimal capital structure, and maximization of shareholders’ value for economic value creation. This course greatly facilitates CFA exam takers.



Course Objective (CO):


Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

   1. Integrate Accounting and Finance concepts for decision making using the case approach.

   2. Develop capacity to critique selected journal articles that use accounting information in handling financial issue.

   3. Evaluate economic value creation through maximization of shareholder wealth



Course Learning Outcomes (CLO):


Upon completion of this course, students should be able to demonstrate the following outcomes:

   1. Identify and successfully use appropriate tools in analyzing firm’s data for decision making

   2. Perform financial analysis using relevant information to judge financial risk and management performance.

   3. Critically synthesis and evaluate selected readings that handle accounting and financial decisions.

   4. Demonstrate capacity to evaluate management techniques to create economic value added through formulated solutions to case studies simulating UAE and GCC environment.



Action Research / Work-based Project

The purpose is to provide applied learning experience through action- research/work-based project (ARP/WBP) in the organization. The course allows participants to draw on knowledge and comprehension of management issues gained in the previous courses.

The course also provides an important link between the organization and the UD. As such, the ARP/WBP should reflect a need of the organization while meeting the perceived needs and interests of the individual students. Thus, the student is required to develop an action-oriented management report. The ARP/WBP report must be of a rigorous academic/ professional standard.



Course Objective (CO):


Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

   1. Equip the students with practical background experiences in an organization setting.

   2. Develop competence in the application of management theory, skills and attitudes, by requiring students to undertake a project via action research.



Course Learning Outcomes (CLO):


Upon completion of this course, students should be able to demonstrate the following outcomes:

   1. Define and interpret the issues in business including their own project.

   2. Analyze the data they collect for their project, so that they can draw justifiable and useful conclusions from it.

   3. Critically evaluate their project.

   4. Use skills to “sell” their recommendations to organizations for effective implementation.

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Sept. 2016
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