American University of Kuwait AUK

Introduction

The American University of Kuwait (AUK) is a liberal arts institution dedicated to teaching, learning, and scholarship. The University offers programs that provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for lifelong learning and professional success. AUK enriches society by fostering an environment encouraging critical thinking, effective communication, personal growth, service, and leadership.

Local Institutional Accreditation

The American University of Kuwait received its Institutional Accreditation from the Private Universities Council (PUC) – Ministry of Higher Education in the State of Kuwait, as of February 1st, 2006.

Program Accreditation

The Intensive English Program at AUK is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) for the period August 2009 through August 2014 and upholds the CEA Standards for English Language Program and Institutions.

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners has awarded the American University of Kuwait accreditation of five (5) years to the Business and Economics Division on November 14, 2010. ACBSP accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes within the Business & Economics Division of the American University of Kuwait meet the rigorous educational standards established by ACBSP.

The American University of Kuwait was awarded International Program Accreditation from The American Academy for Liberal Education’s (AALE) Board of Trustees for its Arts and Humanities Division, Social Sciences Division as well as the University General Education Program for a five (5) year period, ending September 30, 2016. AALE Membership certifies that the institution meets or exceeds the Academy’s independently established Education Standards.

Campus Life

The AUK Campus is located in Salmiya at the intersection of Salem Al-Mubarak and Amro Ibn Al-‘Asse Streets, and is in the middle of one of Kuwait’s most vibrant neighborhoods. The University opened its doors in the Fall of 2004 and conducts its academic activities in a new, rehabilitated and refurbished facility, which will be expanded and developed as needed in the coming years. AUK’s campus has spacious, modern classrooms; computer, science and language laboratories, an administration building, a state-of-the-art library, coffee shops, restaurants, shops and recreational facilities; as well as nearby parking available for students, staff, faculty and visitors. Next to the library and central Campus classrooms is a beautifully designed and landscaped central courtyard, offering AUK students, faculty and staff a pleasant place to relax and study.

Campus life is an integral part of a student’s university experience at AUK and it helps bring students, faculty and staff together as one community. Participation in extracurricular activities allows students to learn new skills and develop already existing ones, thus enhancing not only their educational experience but also personal development.

The University has a Student Government Association, a student-run newspaper and university journal, intramural and intercollegiate athletic clubs and organizations, theater, academic organizations as well as other activities in which students can take part.

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Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering

Campus Full time 4 - 5 years September 2017 Kuwait Kuwait City

The objectives of the ELEG and CPEG programs are to graduate students able to communicate effectively with professionals from different areas of specialization; succeed in an electrical/computer engineering career by demonstrating leadership and ability to grow professionally in competence... [+]

Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering The objectives of the ELEG and CPEG programs are to graduate students able to: Communicate effectively with professionals from different areas of specialization Succeed in an electrical/computer engineering career by demonstrating leadership and ability to grow professionally in competence Be able to apply principles of electrical/computer engineering, exhibit critical thinking in problem-solving, and take into consideration ethical and societal impacts Student Outcomes By the time of graduation, ELEG and CPEG students possess: an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility an ability to communicate effectively the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning a knowledge of contemporary issues an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice Admission to the Programs Admission to the Electrical or Computer Engineering program takes place in the 2nd year of the program after the student has completed all required first year program prerequisites with an overall university GPA of 2.70 (B-) or higher on the selected program prerequisites. The program prerequisites are MATH 201, MATH 203, CSIS 120, CSIS 130, PHYS 115, PHYS 116, and CHEM 101. These program prerequisites satisfy all general education requirements in the sciences, mathematics, and computer science fields. A program fee may apply upon certification of the declaration of the major. Transfer equivalencies from ABET accredited programs (http://www.abet.org ) or equivalent will be considered. We also accept transfer from non-accredited programs for the courses that do not fall under the prefixes CSIS, CPEG, ELEG or ENGR. University Degree Requirements (139 credit hours) To receive a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering, students must complete at least 139 credit hours: General Education Requirements (49 credit hours), composed of: Program Prerequisites (16 credit hours) applicable to General Education Requirements Remaining General Education Requirements (33 credit hours) Program Prerequisites (10 credit hours) not applicable to General Education Requirements Major Requirements (80 credit hours), composed of: Computer Engineering Core (47 credit hours) Computer Engineering Electives (12 credit hours) Related Field Requirements (21 credit hours), composed of: Math (12 credit hours) Entrepreneurship (9 credit hours) Students are required to complete a minimum of 36 credit hours of upper-level courses (300-level or above) at AUK of which at least 18 credits hours need to be taken in the major. Program Prerequisites (26 credit hours) MATH 201 Calculus I (3) [M] MATH 203 Calculus II (3) [M] CSIS 120 Computer Programming I (4) [T] CSIS 130 Computer Programming II (4) [T] PHYS 115 General Physics I (4) [P] PHYS 116 General Physics II (4) [P] CHEM 101 General Chemistry I (4) [P] Major Requirements Students must complete all courses (47 credit hours) listed in the Computer Engineering Core courses, three courses (12 credit hours) from the Computer Engineering course electives, and seven courses (21 credit hours) from Related Field Requirements. The Related Field Requirements component is composed of four Math courses (12 credit hours) and three Management and Entrepreneurship courses (9 credit hours). Dual Degree Program with Dartmouth's Thayer School of Engineering This initiative provides an opportunity for AUK students to go to Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College for a summer term (preferably sophomore year), and then to return for a 5th year after completing the requirements for the AUK Bachelor of Engineering (BE) degree in Computer Engineering. Upon successful completion of their AUK BE and the 5th year at Dartmouth, students would earn an ABET-accredited BE degree at Dartmouth. The Thayer School of Engineering degree is in General Engineering, (not in Computer Engineering). Thayer is one of the top engineering schools in the United States. It is known for a distinctive curriculum, which emphasizes breadth of engineering training in a highly collaborative learning environment. AUK students admitted to this special program will study with Dartmouth faculty and students in Thayer's state of the art facilities. Admission to the summer program at Dartmouth is based on prior academic performance and recommendation letters. Admission to the 5th year program is based primarily on performance in the summer program at Dartmouth. No more than 10 students annually will be accepted into the program in its first two years; this is subject to admissions criteria. The cap may be adjusted after a trial period of two years. Incoming students will receive program-specific orientation at Dartmouth, and AUK students will have seen substantial amounts of the material for Engineering Sciences 21 (ENGS 21), which will ease their transition. ENGS 21 is essential preparation for the 190-290 sequence of courses students will take upon their return to Dartmouth for the 5th Thayer BE year. [-]

Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Kuwait Kuwait City

The objectives of the ELEG and CPEG programs are to graduate students able to communicate effectively with professionals from different areas of specialization; succeed in an electrical/computer engineering career by demonstrating leadership and ability to grow professionally in competence... [+]

Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering The objectives of the ELEG and CPEG programs are to graduate students able to: Communicate effectively with professionals from different areas of specialization Succeed in an electrical/computer engineering career by demonstrating leadership and ability to grow professionally in competence Be able to apply principles of electrical/computer engineering, exhibit critical thinking in problem-solving, and take into consideration ethical and societal impacts Student Outcomes By the time of graduation, ELEG and CPEG students possess: an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility an ability to communicate effectively the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning a knowledge of contemporary issues an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice Admission to the Programs Admission to the Electrical or Computer Engineering program takes place in the 2nd year of the program after the student has completed all required first year program prerequisites with an overall university GPA of 2.70 (B-) or higher on the selected program prerequisites. The program prerequisites are MATH 201, MATH 203, CSIS 120, CSIS 130, PHYS 115, PHYS 116, and CHEM 101. These program prerequisites satisfy all general education requirements in the sciences, mathematics, and computer science fields. A program fee may apply upon certification of the declaration of the major. Transfer equivalencies from ABET accredited programs or equivalent will be considered. We also accept transfer from non-accredited programs for the courses that do not fall under the prefixes CSIS, CPEG, ELEG or ENGR. University Degree Requirements (139 credit hours) To receive a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering, students must complete at least 139 credit hours: General Education Requirements (49 credit hours), composed of: Program Prerequisites (16 credit hours) applicable to General Education Requirements Remaining General Education Requirements (33 credit hours) Program Prerequisites (10 credit hours) not applicable to General Education Requirements Major Requirements (80 credit hours), composed of: Computer Engineering Core (48 credit hours) Computer Engineering Electives (11 credit hours) Related Field Requirements (21 credit hours), composed of: Math (12 credit hours) Entrepreneurship (9 credit hours) Students are required to complete a minimum of 36 credit hours of upper-level courses (300-level or above) at AUK of which at least 18 credits hours need to be taken in the major. Program Prerequisites (26 credit hours) MATH 201 Calculus I (3) [M] MATH 203 Calculus II (3) [M] CSIS 120 Computer Programming I (4) [T] CSIS 130 Computer Programming II (4) [T] PHYS 115 General Physics I (4) [P] PHYS 116 General Physics II (4) [P] CHEM 101 General Chemistry I (4) [P] Major Requirements Students must complete all courses (48 credit hours) listed in the Electrical Engineering core courses, three courses (9 credit hours) from the Electrical Engineering course electives, two labs (2 credit hours) from the Electrical Engineering lab electives, and seven courses (21 credit hours) in Related Field Requirements. The Related Field Requirements component is composed of four Math courses (12 credit hours) and three Management and Entrepreneurship courses (9 credit hours). Electrical Engineering Core Courses (48 credit hours) ELEG 220 Electric Circuits (3) ELEG 220L Electric Circuits Laboratory (3) ELEG 270 Electronics (3) ELEG 270L Electronics Laboratory (1) ELEG 300 Engineering Electromagnetics (3) ELEG 310 Electric Machines and Power Fundamentals (3) ELEG 310L Electric Machines Laboratory (1) ELEG 320 Signals and Systems (3) ELEG 320L Signals and Systems Laboratory (1) ELEG 330 Power System Analysis (3) ELEG 330L Power Systems Laboratory (1) ELEG 421 Control Systems (3) ELEG 475 Senior Design Capstone I (3) ELEG 480 Senior Design Capstone II (3) CPEG 210 Digital Logic Design (3) CPEG 210L Digital Logic Design Laboratory (1) CPEG 220 Computer Organization and Architecture (3) CPEG 350 Data Communication and Computer Networks (3) ENGR 330 Engineering Economics (3) CSIS 210 Data Structures and Algorithms (3) Electrical Engineering Course Electives (9 credit hours) and Lab Electives (2 credit hours) The three Electrical Engineering course electives (9 credit hours) and lab electives (2 credit hours) should be selected, in consultation with the academic advisor, from 200-level or higher CPEG, ELEG, and/or ENGR courses. The electives should be chosen according to the following rules: At least two of the course electives should be an ELEG course. At least one of the lab electives should be an ELEG lab. At least two of the course electives should be 300-level or higher courses. Course electives are restricted to the following: ELEG 389 Special Topics in Electrical Engineering ELEG 400 Environmental Aspects of Energy Systems ELEG 411 Electric Drives ELEG 412 Renewable Energy Systems ELEG 423 Instrumentation ELEG 470 Internship in Electrical Engineering ELEG 471 Power Electronics ENGR 200 Engineering Design ENGR 389 Special Topics CPEG 201 Matlab Programming CPEG 330 Microprocessors & Interfacing CPEG 340 Embedded System Design CPEG 389 Special Topics in Computer Engineering CPEG 422 Digital Signal Processing CPEG 441 Hardware/Software Co-Design CPEG 450 Network Security CPEG 455 Wireless Networks and Mobile Systems CPEG 460 Robotics Lab Electives are restricted to the following: ELEG 421L Control Systems Laboratory ELEG 423L Instrumentation Laboratory ELEG 471L Power Electronics Laboratory CPEG 330L Microprocessors & Interfacing Laboratory CPEG 340L Embedded System Design Laboratory [-]

Gulf Studies Certificate Program

Campus Full time September 2017 Kuwait Kuwait City

The Gulf Studies Certificate Program is designed for visiting students or non-degree-seeking students who wish to spend a semester at AUK focusing on regional history, politics, society, culture, and the arts. Students are required to take a total of 4 courses (12 credit hours) from the courses... [+]

Gulf Studies Certificate Program

The Gulf Studies Certificate Program is designed for visiting students or non-degree-seeking students who wish to spend a semester at AUK focusing on regional history, politics, society, culture, and the arts. Students are required to take a total of 4 courses (12 credit hours) from the courses recommended by the Director of the Center for Gulf Studies. Students are asked to contact the director for current course listings. All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. Not all courses may be available every semester. As new courses are developed, more choices will become available for certificate electives. For students with no background in Arabic, ARAB 102 or ARAB 201 (Arabic as a Second Language I or II) is recommended. For students with a background in Arabic, ARAB 215 (Arab Composition I) or ARAB 205 (Arab-Islamic Civilization) is recommended. It is recommended that students choose courses applicable to the Gulf Studies Program in both the humanities (including the following prefixes: ARAB, ART, COMM, ENGL, and MUSC) and in the social sciences (including the following prefixes: HIST, IR, PLSC, and SBSA) in consultation with the Program Lead and/or in consultation with their academic advisor.... [-]


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Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Kuwait Kuwait City

Upon completion of the AUK CS major, the student will be able to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline; analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution; design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component or program to meet desired needs... [+]

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Upon completion of the AUK CS major, the student will be able to: Apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline. Analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution. Design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component or program to meet desired needs. Function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal. Understand professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities. Communicate effectively with a range of audiences. Analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society. Recognize the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development. Use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice. Apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices. Apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity. Admission to the Program Admission to the Computer Science program takes place in the 2nd year of the program after the student has completed all required first year program prerequisites with an overall university GPA of 2.5 or higher in the selected program prerequisites shown below. The program prerequisites are MATH 201MATH 213, CSIS 120, CSIS 130, and 8 credit hours in Science in Biology (BIOL 101 and 102), Chemistry (CHEM 101 and 102) , or Physics (PHYS 115 and 116). These program prerequisites satisfy all general education requirements in the Sciences, Mathematics, and Computer Science fields. Transfer equivalencies from ABET accredited programs or equivalent will be considered. We also accept transfer from non-accredited programs for the courses that do not fall under the prefixes CSIS, CPEG, ELEG or ENGR. University Degree Requirements (124 credit hours) To receive a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, students must complete at least 124 credit hours: General Education Requirements (49 credit hours), composed of: Program Prerequisites (16 credit hours) applicable to General Education Requirements: CSIS 3 credits, Science 7 credits, Math 6 credits Remaining General Education Requirements (33 credits) Program Prerequisites (6 credit hours) not applicable to General Education Requirements Major Requirements (66 credit hours), composed of: Computer Science Core Course Requirements (36 credit hours) Computer Science Elective Courses (12 credit hours) Related Field Requirements (18 credit hours) Math (9 credit hours) Science (3 credit hours) Business (6 credit hours) Free Credits ( 3 credit hours from any 300 level or higher Students are required to complete a minimum of 36 credit hours of upper-level courses (300-level or above) at AUK of which at least 18 credits hours need to be taken in the major. Some program prerequisites do not count toward the general education requirements, as that area has already been filled. For example, the student is asked to complete 8 credit hours of computer science for the program prerequisite, however, only 3 credits may be counted toward general education. Program Prerequisites (22 credit hours) CSIS 120 Computer Programming I (4) [T] CSIS 130 Computer Programming II (4) [T] MATH 201 Calculus I (3) [M] MATH 213 Discrete Mathematics (3) [M] BIOL 101 General Biology I (4) [P] AND BIOL 102 General Biology II (4) [P] OR CHEM 101 General Chemistry I (4) [P] AND CHEM 102 General Chemistry II (4) [P] OR PHYS 115 General Physics I (4) [P] AND PHYS 116 General Physics II (4) [P] Major Requirements (66 credit hours) Computer Science Core Course Requirements (36 credit hours) Students should earn a grade of "C" or better in the major courses. CSIS 150 Professional and Ethical Issues in CSIS (3) CSIS 210 Data Structures and Algorithms (3) CSIS 220 Computer Architecture and Assembly Language (3) CSIS 250 Database Systems (3) CSIS 255 Web Technologies (3) CSIS 310 Introduction to Operating Systems (3) CSIS 320 Principles of Programming Languages (3) CSIS 330 Software Engineering (3) CSIS 400 Theory of Computation (3) CSIS 405 Analysis of Algorithms (3) CSIS 475 Compiler Construction (3) CSIS 490 Computer Science Capstone (3) Computer Science Elective Courses (12 credit hours) Four CSIS courses (12 credit hours), selected in consultation with the academic advisor, from any 300-level or higher CSIS, CPEG, or ELEG courses. For a double major in CS and IS, core electives should be mutually exclusive. Students will need an additional 9 credit hours of MATH (if choosing CS as the additional Major) and 15 credit hours of core courses. The student must complete, therefore, an additional 24 credit hours. Computer Science and Information Systems majors do not need to take CSIS 101 to fulfill their general education requirements, as CSIS 120 will automatically fulfill that requirement. Minor in Computer Science (20 credit hours) Students must take the following 4 core courses (14 credit hours): CSIS 120 Computer Programming I (4) [T] CSIS 130 Computer Programming II (4) [T] CSIS 210 Data Structures and Algorithms (3) CSIS 330 Software Engineering (3) AND any 2 additional courses (6 credit hours) from the Computer Science major core course requirements. [-]

Bachelor of Science in Information Systems

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Kuwait Kuwait City

Upon completion of the AUK IS major, the student will be able to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline; analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution; design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component or program to... [+]

Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Upon completion of the AUK IS major, the student will be able to: Apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline Analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution Design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component or program to meet desired needs Function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal Understand professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities Communicate effectively with a range of audiences Analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society Recognize the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development Use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice Understand processes that support the delivery and management of information systems within a specific application environment Admission to the Program Admission to the Information Systems program takes place in the 2nd year of the program after the student has completed all required first year program prerequisites with an overall university GPA of 2.5 or higher on the selected program prerequisites shown below. The program prerequisites are: MATH 201, CSIS 120, CSIS 130, and 8 credit hours in Science in Biology (BIOL 101 and 102), Chemistry (CHEM 101 and 102) , or Physics (PHYS 115 and 116) These program prerequisites satisfy all general education requirements in the Sciences, Mathematics, and Computer Science fields. Transfer equivalencies from ABET accredited programs or equivalent will be considered. We also accept transfer from non-accredited programs for the courses that do not fall under the prefixes CSIS, CPEG, ELEG or ENGR. University Degree Requirements (124 credit hours) To receive a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems, students must complete at least 124 credit hours: General Education Requirements (49 credit hours), composed of: Program Prerequisites (13 credit hours) applicable to General Education Requirement CSIS 3 credits, Science 7 credits, Math 3 credits. Remaining General Education Requirements (36 credit hours) Program Prerequisites (6 credit hours) not applicable to General Education Requirements Major Requirements (69 credit hours), composed of: Information Systems Core Course Requirements (36credit hours) Information Systems Elective Courses (12 credit hours) Related Field Requirements (21 credit hours) Math (6 credit hours) Business (15 credit hours) Free Elective (3 credit hours) Students are required to complete a minimum of 36 credit hours of upper-level course (300-level or above) at AUK of which at least 18 credits hours need to be taken in the major. Program Prerequisites (19 credit hours) CSIS 120 Computer Programming I (4) [T] CSIS 130 Computer Programming II (4) [T] MATH 213 Discrete Mathematics (3) [M] BIOL 101 General Biology I (4) [P] AND BIOL 102 General Biology II (4) [P] OR CHEM 101 General Chemistry I (4) [P] AND CHEM 102 General Chemistry II (4) [P] OR PHYS 115 General Physics I (4) [P] AND PHYS 116 General Physics II (4) [P] Major Requirements (69 credit hours) Information Systems Core Course Requirements (36 credit hours) Students should earn a grade of "C" or better in the major courses. CSIS 110 Information Systems (3) CSIS 150 Professional and Ethical Issues in CSIS (3) CSIS 210 Data Structures and Algorithms (3) CSIS 220 Computer Architecture and Assembly Language (3) CSIS 250 Database Systems (3) CSIS 255 Web Technologies (3) CSIS 260 Systems Analysis and Design (3) CSIS 300 E-Commerce (3) CSIS 322 Net-Centric Computing (3) CSIS 330 Software Engineering (3) CSIS 440 Software Project Management (3) CSIS 490 Information Systems Capstone (3) Information Systems Elective Courses (12 credit hours) Four CSIS courses (12 credit hours), selected in consultation with the academic advisor, from any 300-level or higher CSIS, CPEG, or ELEG courses. For a double major in CS and IS, core electives are mutually exclusive. Students need an additional 9 credit hours of MATH (if choosing CS as the additional Major) and 15 credit hours of Core Courses. The student must complete, therefore, an additional 24 credit hours. Computer Science and Information Systems majors do not need to take CSIS 101 to fulfill their general education requirements: CSIS 120 will automatically fulfill that requirement. Minor in Information Systems (20 credit hours) Students must take the following 4 core courses (14 credit hours): CSIS 110 Information Systems (3) [T] CSIS 120 Computer Programming I (4) [T] CSIS 130 Computer Programming II (4) [T] CSIS 210 Data Structures and Algorithms (3) AND any 2 courses (6 credit hours) from the Information Systems major core course requirements. [-]

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Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Kuwait Kuwait City

Upon completion of the AUK Major in Communication and Media, the student will be able to examine the manner in which communication impacts social process; recognize the manner in which communication is influenced by, and influences, political, cultural, and economic dynamics; demonstrate appropriate knowledge and use of... [+]

Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Upon completion of the AUK Major in Communication and Media, the student will be able to: Examine the manner in which communication impacts social process Recognize the manner in which communication is influenced by, and influences, political, cultural, and economic dynamics Demonstrate appropriate knowledge and use of communication theory and research principles Apply appropriate technology in the development and dissemination of media messages Develop effective communication practices based on ethical principles Design media messages for diverse target audiences Admission to the Program Students wishing to major in Communication and Media should apply for major declaration by the end of their sophomore year. Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. Grade of "C" or better in ENGL 101 and in ENGL 102. University Degree Requirements (124 credit hours) To receive a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media, students must complete at least 124 credit hours. In addition, students are required to complete a minimum of 36 credit hours of upper-level courses (300-level and above) at AUK of which at least 18 credits hours need to be taken in the major. General Education Requirements (49) Communication Core Courses (27) Communication Area Courses (18) Communication Electives (9) Free Electives (21) A grade of "C" or better in all courses required for the Major. Communication and Media Core Requirements (27 credit hours) COMM 101 Introduction to Mass Communication (3) COMM 110 Introduction to Digital Media Design (3) COMM 201 Principles of Journalism (3) COMM 205 Writing for Mass Media (3) COMM 210 Research Methods in Communication (3) COMM 225 Theories of Communication (3) COMM 230 Principles of Advertising (3) COMM 240 Principles of Public Relations (3) COMM 470 Internship in Communication (3) The student is limited to a maximum of 6 credit hours of internship. A maximum of 3 credit hours (taken in increments of 1, 2, or 3 credit hours) may be applied toward any one major, if the major requires an internship. If a student takes an additional 1-3 credit hours of internship, those credits may be counted towards a student's second major, minor, or as free electives. For the duration of the semester, students should work approximately 2.5 hours per week for each academic credit hour. Communication Area Courses (18 credit hours) Students are to complete each course in each area. Advertising courses: COMM 455 Advertising Media Planning (3) COMM 460 Advertising Campaigns (3) Journalism courses: COMM 310 Broadcast Journalism (3) COMM 312 News Reporting and Editing (3) Public Relations courses: COMM 360 Public Relations Writing (3) COMM 402 PR Campaigns (3) Communication Electives (9 credit hours) Students are to complete three additional COMM or GDES courses (9 credit hours) of their choice in consultation with their academic advisor. At least two of these three courses must be a 300-level course or higher. Free Electives (21 credit hours) Students may take 21 credit hours of free electives. Minor in Communication & Media (21 credit hours) The minor requires a minimum of 21 credit hours, including the core of 4 COMM courses (12 credit hours) listed below and 3 COMM or GDES elective courses (9 credit hours). At least 3 credit hours must be in upper-level courses and at least 9 credit hours must be taken in residence at AUK. Admission to the Program Students enrolling in the Communication minor should have normally completed a minimum of 30 credit hours of coursework and be in good academic standing. Internship The internship program provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate their capacity for leadership, teamwork, and business activity in the context of work experience. Internships are completed in the junior or senior year and while in residency at AUK. The student is limited to a maximum of 6 credit hours of internship. A maximum of 3 credit hours (taken in increments of 1, 2, or 3 credit hours) may be applied toward any one major. If a student taken an additional 1-3 credit hours of internship, those credits may be counted towards a student's second major, minor, or as free electives. For the duration of the semester, students are responsible for working 40 hours per semester for each credit hour. Students are to refer to the various programs' internship handbook for further details of the internship process, requirements and method of assessment. [-]

Bachelor of Arts in English

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Kuwait Kuwait City

Upon completion of the AUK major in English, the student will be able to recognize a wide range of literary works of world cultures, sub-cultures and minority groups; compare and contrast texts produced in different periods and genres; identify and discuss representative authors, works and... [+]

Bachelor of Arts in English Upon completion of the AUK major in English, the student will be able to: Recognize a wide range of literary works of world cultures, sub-cultures and minority groups Compare and contrast texts produced in different periods and genres Identify and discuss representative authors, works and movements Analyze cultural and literary texts using theory Develop independent thought and judgment to carry out research projects Develop and communicate ideas clearly in writing Evaluate cultural and literary texts within socio-political, historical and economic contexts English majors begin their coursework with surveys of western literature and world literatures in English, and then advance to courses that focus on particular motifs, genres, critical approaches, time periods, authors or countries. Admission to the Program Formal admission to the major requires a cumulative GPA of 2.00 University Degree Requirements (124 credit hours) To receive a Bachelor of Arts in English, students must complete at least 124 credit hours. In addition, students are required to complete a minimum of 36 credit hours of upper-level courses (300-level and above) at AUK of which at least 18 credits hours need to be taken in the major. General Education Requirements (49) English Core Requirements (18) English Electives (27) Free Electives (30) A grade of "C" or higher is required for all major core and English elective courses. English Core Requirements (18 credit hours) Students must complete the following 6 courses (18 credit hours): ENGL 201 World Literatures in Translation I (3) ENGL 203 World Literatures in Translation II (3) ENGL 211 World Literatures in English I (3) ENGL 212 World Literatures in English II (3) ENGL 300 History of the English Language (3) ENGL 415 Literary Theory and Criticism (3) English Electives (27 credit hours) In consultation with their academic advisor, students must take 9 courses (27 credit hours) from any remaining ENGL 300 or 400-level courses, or ENGL 207, or any one TRAN 200-300-level course. Free Electives (30 credit hours) Choose 10 courses (30 credit hours) in consultation with the academic advisor. ENGL 485, Senior Thesis (3 credit hours), applies as an English elective. The student is limited to a maximum of 6 credit hours of internship. A maximum of 3 credit hours (taken in increments of 1, 2, or 3 credit hours) may be applied toward any one major, if the major requires an internship. If a student takes an additional 1-3 credit hours of internship, those credits may be counted towards a student’s second major, minor, or as free electives. For the duration of the semester, students should work approximately 2.5 hours per week for each academic credit hour. Minor in English (18 credit hours) Students wishing to minor in English are required to take six (6) courses (18 credit hours). Students must take any 3 courses (9 credit hours) of the following four core courses: ENGL 201 World Literatures in Translation I (3) [H] ENGL 203 World Literatures in Translation II (3) [H] ENGL 211 World Literatures in English I (3) [H] ENGL 212 World Literatures in English II (3) [H] Students must also take 3 additional courses (9 credit hours) from any 300 or 400-level English courses. Internship The internship program provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate their capacity for leadership, teamwork, and business activity in the context of work experience. Internships are completed in the junior or senior year and while in residency at AUK. The student is limited to a maximum of 6 credit hours of internship. A maximum of 3 credit hours (taken in increments of 1, 2, or 3 credit hours) may be applied toward any one major. If a student takes an additional 1-3 credit hours of internship, those credits may be counted towards a student's second major, minor, or as free electives. For the duration of the semester, students are responsible for working 40 hours per semester for each credit hour. Students are to refer to the various programs' internship handbooks for further details of the internship process, requirements and method of assessment. [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Kuwait Kuwait City

Upon completion of the AUK major in Graphic Design, the student will be able to articulate the connection between type and image by cultivating design history, theory, methodology, and cultural and aesthetic sensibilities; identify communication problems thorough research, critical thinking and... [+]

Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design Upon completion of the AUK major in Graphic Design, the student will be able to: Articulate the connection between type and image by cultivating design history, theory, methodology, and cultural and aesthetic sensibilities. Identify communication problems thorough research, critical thinking and analysis, and question predetermined solutions. Develop and implement a range of design technologies and strategies through the understanding of current software and new media. Cultivate effective communication and presentation skills through rhetorical and written proficiency. Demonstrate cultural sensitivity, ethical values, and the ability to design for a diverse and global audience. Develop a portfolio, with accompanying thesis and design rational, that reflects design methodologies necessary to produce a body of work suitable for professional expectations. Admission to the Program Students wishing to major in Graphic Design should apply for major declaration by the end of their sophomore year. Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. Grade of "C" or better in ENGL 101. Grade of "C" or better in any Art or Art History course attempted. University Degree Requirements To receive a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design, students must complete at least 124 credit hours. In addition, students are required to complete a minimum of 36 credit hours of upper-level courses (300-level and above) at AUK of which at least 18 credits hours need to be taken in the major. General Education Requirements (49 credit hours), composed of: GDES Prerequisites (two of the following courses: ART 101, ART 121 and ART 115, may be applied to the Humanities general education requirement; the remaining three courses (9 credits) must be taken as GDES prerequisites). ART 101 GDES 110 ART 121 GDES/ART 115 ART 102 GDES 102 ART 122 GDES Core Courses (33 credit hours) GDES Elective (12 credit hours) GDES Related Electives (6 credit hours) Free Electives (15 credit hours) A grade "C" or better in all courses required for the major. GDES Major Requirements (60 credit hours), composed of: Graphic Design Program Prerequisites (9) Graphic Design Core Courses (33) Graphic Design Electives (12) Graphic Design Related Field Electives (6) Free Electives (15 credit hours) A grade of "C" or higher in all courses required for the major. Graphic Design Program Prerequisites (9 credit hours) ART 101 Art History I (3) [H] ART 121 Drawing I (3) [H] GDES 102 Creative Visualization (3) GDES 110 Digital Foundations (3) GDES 115 Color Theory (3) Graphic Design Core Requirements (33 credit hours) ART 122 3D Design (3) ART 102 Art History II (3) GDES 220 Graphic Design I (3) GDES 221 Typography I (3) GDES 320 Graphic Design II (3) GDES 321 Typography II (3) GDES 330 Print Production (3) GDES 420 Graphic Design III (3) GDES 421 Typography III (3) GDES 470 Internship in Graphic Design (3) GDES 490 Capstone (3) *Note: The student is limited to a maximum of 6 credit hours of internship. A maximum of 3 credit hours (taken in increments of 1, 2, or 3 credit hours) may be applied toward any one major, if the major requires an internship. If a student takes an additional 1-3 credit hours of internship, those credits may be counted towards a student's second major, minor, or as free electives. For the duration of the semester, students should work approximately 2.5 hours per week for each academic credit hour. Graphic Design Electives (12 credit hours) GDES 204 Digital Photography (3) GDES 208 Film Production I (3) GDES 242 Digital Imaging I (3) GDES 315 History of Design (3) GDES 337 Environmental Design (3) GDES 342 Digital Imaging II (3) GDES 351 Web Design (3) GDES 369 Short Course (3) GDES 388 Independent Study (3) GDES 389 Special Topics (3) GDES 404 Professional Practice (3) GDES 452 3D Modeling & Animation (3) GDES 453 Motion Graphics (3) Graphic Design Related Field Electives (6 credit hours) Students must select 2 courses (6 credit hours), in consultation with their academic advisor, from the following designations: ART, COMM, and SBSA. Free Electives (15 credit hours) Students must take 5 courses (15 credit hours) among other disciplines (fields of study) in consultation with their academic advisor. Minor in Graphic Design The Graphic Design minor provides students with the tools necessary to compete creatively in a professional arena. The classes taught are designed to prepare students for real world situations. Students will develop basic portfolios that meet with international Graphic Design standards. The ability to visually illustrate ideas that affect the advertising and marketing fields is a quintessential asset to have in the commercial art and communication market. Internship The internship program provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate their capacity for leadership, teamwork, and business activity in the context of work experience. Internships are completed in the junior or senior year and while in residency at AUK. The student is limited to a maximum of 6 credit hours of internship. A maximum of 3 credit hours (taken in increments of 1, 2, or 3 credit hours) may be applied toward any one major. If a student taken an additional 1-3 credit hours of internship, those credits may be counted towards a student's second major, minor, or as free electives. For the duration of the semester, students are responsible for working 40 hours per semester for each credit hour. Students are to refer to the various programs' internship handbook for further details of the internship process, requirements and method of assessment. [-]

Bachelor of Arts in International Relations

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Kuwait Kuwait City

Upon completion of the AUK major in International Relations, the student will be able to examine diverse theories and perspectives of international relations; identify problems, issues, patterns and questions relevant to the study of international politics; apply research methods involved in the study of contemporary international relations... [+]

Bachelor of Arts in International Relations Upon completion of the AUK major in International Relations, the student will be able to: Examine diverse theories and perspectives of international relations. Identify problems, issues, patterns and questions relevant to the study of international politics. Apply research methods involved in the study of contemporary international relations. Assess both qualitative and quantitative data relevant to different political and economic systems and their institutional arrangements. Apply critical thinking and writing skills when analyzing political and economic problems, issues, and arguments in a variety of local, national, regional, and international contexts. Reconstruct concepts, models, and theories of international relations. Communicate decisions as leaders in the national, regional, and international arena. Admission to the Program High school Graduates of Scientific Section: 70% for Thanawiya Amma and British System (2.5 for Muqararat and American School) High school Graduates of Literary Section: 74% for Thanawiya Amma and British System (2.7 for Muqararat and American School) University Degree Requirements (124 credit hours) To receive the degree of Bachelor of Arts with a major in International Relations, students must complete at least 124 credit hours. Students should be mindful of the college requirement that a minimum of 36 hours of upper-level (300-level and above) courses must be completed at AUK. The eighteen (18) of these upper-level hours need to be taken in the IR major. General Education Requirements (49) Major Requirements (45), composed of: Core Courses (18) Area Studies Courses (27) International Relations Electives (12) Free Electives (18) Major Requirements (45 credit hours) Major requirements include 6 required core courses (18 credit hours), followed by 9 Area Studies courses (27 credit hours) in "Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution," "International Law and Organizations," and “International Political Economy”: Core Courses (18 credit hours) Students must take the following core courses (18 credit hours): HIST 105 World History Since 1900 (3) [S] HIST 201 History and Politics of Kuwait (3) [S] IR 101 Introduction to International Relations (3) [S] IR 210 Methods of Research in International Relations (3) [S] IR 202 Trends in International Relations (3) [S] IR 206 International Political Economy (3) [S] Field Concentrations (27 credit hours) Majors are also expected to take 9 (27 credit hours) additional upper-division (300-level or above) courses, three courses from each of the two fields in which the student chooses to concentrate, and three other courses including two senior seminars, to be selected from courses in the IR program. Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution AMST 409 American Foreign Policy Since World War II (3) HIST 202 History and Politics of the Iranian World (3) [S] HIST 389* Special Topics (3) [S] IR 307 International Relations of Arab States (3) [S] IR 310 20th Century Arab Middle East (3) [S] IR 345 Conflict Resolution (3) [S] IR 386 Perspectives on US Foreign Policy in Middle East (3) [S] IR 389* Special Topics (3) [S] PLSC 321 Islamic Political Philosophy (3) [S] PLSC 322 Western Political Theory (3) [S] PLSC 327 Comparative Ethnicity, Identity, and Ethnic Conflict (3) [S] PLSC 389* Special Topics (3) [S] IR 485 Senior Seminar in Conflict Resolution (3) * The student must consult with their academic advisor to ensure that the Special Topics course with the prefix IR, HIST or PLSC falls under the "Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution" concentration. International Law and Organizations HIST 389* Special Topics (3) [S] IR 339 International Organizations (3) [S] IR 341 Public International Law (3) [S] IR 342 International Human Rights (3) [S] IR 343 Terrorism and International Law (3) [S] IR 389* Special Topics (3) [S] PLSC 389* Special Topics (3) [S] IR 486 Senior Seminar in International Law and Organizations (3) * The student must consult with their academic advisor to ensure that the Special Topics course with the prefix IR, HIST or PLSC falls under the "International Law and Organizations" concentration. International Political Economy HIST 389* Special Topics (3) [S] HIST 401 Economic History: 20th Century (3) IR 306 Global Political Economy (3) [S] IR 389* Special Topics (3) [S] IR 412 Sustainable Development (3) [S] PLSC 405 Comparative Economic and Political Systems (3) [S] PLSC 389* Special Topics (3) [S] IR 487 Senior Seminar in International Political Economy (3) * The student must consult with their academic advisor to endure that the Special Topics course with the prefix IR HIST or PLSC falls under the "International Political Economy" concentration. Internship The internship is a practicum course that explores International Relations through a variety of work experiences, both governmental and non-governmental. Students are expected to perform work for academic credit and submit, as part of their course requirements, written evaluative reports based on their experiences under the guidance of faculty of the Department of IR, as well as an oral presentation at the end of the internship. Students with a general average of at least "C" at the beginning of the senior year may petition the department for internship approval. Grading: The grading scale used will be the standard scale for the department of IR. Grades will be determined as follows: Field experience report 35% Midterm Observations and Reflections 25% Learning Logs 15% Presentation to the Program/Division 25% [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Social and Behavioral Sciences - Concentration in Anthropology

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Kuwait Kuwait City

Upon completion of the AUK major in Social and Behavioral Sciences, the student will be able to recognize the fundamental concepts in social and behavioral sciences with regard to different societies and cultures; examine how categories of difference are socially constructed; examine how culture constructs behaviors of everyday life... [+]

Bachelor of Arts in Social and Behavioral Sciences - Concentration in Anthropology

Upon completion of the AUK major in Social and Behavioral Sciences, the student will be able to:

Recognize the fundamental concepts in social and behavioral sciences with regard to different societies and cultures Examine how categories of difference are socially constructed Examine how culture constructs behaviors of everyday life Demonstrate sensitivity to diverse cultural perspectives, critical in today's global society Apply appropriate ethical standards in the study and research of other cultures Assess the impact of global media, telecommunication, travel, migration and immigration on societies and cultures Admission to the Program High school graduates of Scientific Section: 70% for Thanawiya Amma and British System (2.5 for Muqararat and American School) High school graduates of Literary Section: 74% for Thanawiya Amma and British System (2.7 for Muqararat and American School) University Degree Requirements (124 credit hours) ... [-]

BBA

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Human Resource Management

Campus Full time September 2017 Kuwait Kuwait City

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A major in Human Resource Management (HR) is the foundation of a career that can have a meaningful positive impact on health, well-being, and achievements of working individuals. HR coursework focuses on developing soft skills critically needed for success in all business fields including Management, Marketing, Accounting, and Finance. Furthermore, human talent increasingly accounts for competitive business advantage. HR plays a central role in this process by attracting, retaining, and developing human capital in organizations. The HR major at AUK provides students with outstanding value and lifelong rewards for the following reasons: - Employability. HR has a rising profile and growing sophistication in the Gulf Region. Demand for HR professionals is higher than for many other business fields. And, the average percentage salary increase for HR jobs has been higher in recent years than for fields such as Finance, Sales, Engineering, and Marketing. - Quality Professional Preparation. The new AUK HR major has been recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the largest association for HR in the world, as being aligned with its rigorous standards for HR education. AUK is the first traditional brick-and-mortar university in the Middle East to be recognized for this level of quality. Teaching for HR courses is enthusiastic and draws on effective practice as well as cutting edge academic research. Learn how to recruit and hire talented employees, develop and compensate them for performance excellence, and promote their health and personal fulfillment through enriched work experiences. Try something new – embrace the meaningful professional adventure that is human resource management. LEARNING OUTCOMES: Upon completion of the AUK major in Human Resource Management, the student will be able to: - Demonstrate an understanding of effective compensation and benefits practices. - Perform basic employee recruitment and selection activities. - Design fundamental employee training and evaluate training and development outcomes. - Interpret and evaluate evidence on the validity of human resource management techniques. - Explain with examples why metrics are essential for identifying and creating high-performance human resource management policies and practices. - Manage the basics of job analysis, performance appraisal, feedback, and coaching. BBA PROGRAM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Students must formally declare their interest in taking a BBA Degree by the end of their sophomore year or second year of full-time coursework (60 credit hours). Students are required to have: a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0, and a grade of “C” or better in MATH 103 and STAT 201. These are prerequisites for many Business courses. MATH 201 (Calculus I) is additionally recommended for the BBA in Finance. BBA UPPER LEVEL COURSES (18 CREDIT HOURS): Students may elect to pursue the BBA degree in Accounting, Economics, Finance, Human Resource Management, Management, or Marketing. Students who choose to pursue one of these majors must follow the specified guidelines for completing the Business Administration Core Requirements (applicable to Accounting, Finance, Human Resource Management, Management, and Marketing majors) and complete 18 upper-level credit hours related to the degree program of choice (Accounting, Finance, Human Resource Management, Management, or Marketing). Students majoring in Economics must complete all required courses within the program. Upper-level courses in the BBA program are listed at the Junior (300) and Senior (400) level with the following prefix designations: ACCT, BUS, BEAL, ECON, ENTR, FINC, HR, MGMT, and MRKT. Of the 18 upper-level credit hours, 12 credit hours must be earned in courses specified by the relevant degree program. For students majoring in Accounting, Finance, Management, or Marketing, the remaining 6 credits (major electives) must be chosen by the student in consultation with their academic advisor. Courses should be selected from the Junior (300) level or Senior (400) level offered by the College of Business and Economics. Students majoring in Human Resource Management must take 6 credits selected from a list of four upper-level HR courses. This curriculum structure aligns with the rigorous standards required for HR education by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the largest association for HR in the world. Double Major Students may elect to complete two majors in the BBA program (for example, Accounting and Finance, or Management and Marketing) by completing all the major and major-related coursework required by the two majors, including internships. A maximum of 6 credits can be shared between the two majors. INTERNSHIP AND COMMON CAPSTONE: Internship (470/473) All students must participate in an Internship Program for each BBA Major. The Internship Program provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate their capacity for leadership, teamwork, and business activity in the context of work experience. Internships are completed in the senior year and while in residency at AUK. Priority is given to graduating students. Students are limited to a maximum of 6 credit hours of internship. A maximum of 3 credit hours (taken in increments of 1, 2, or 3 credit hours) may be applied toward any one major. If a student takes an additional 1-3 credit hours of internship, those credits may be counted towards a student’s second major, minor, or as free electives. For the duration of the semester, students are responsible for working 42 hours per semester for each credit hour. Students are to refer to the College’s Internship Handbook for further details of the internship process, requirements, and method of assessment. Common Capstone BUS 490 (3 credit hours) BBA students majoring in Accounting, Finance, Human Resource Management, Management, and Marketing are required to complete the Common Business Administration Capstone course. This course uses cases studies to integrate material from the different business subjects learned in the BBA program. The Capstone requires senior standing. FREE ELECTIVES: Students must take sufficient electives to complete the 124 credit hour requirement for graduation. Students are strongly advised to consult with their academic advisor when choosing these electives. [-]

Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting (BBA)

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Kuwait Kuwait City

Upon completion of the AUK Major in Accounting, the student will be able to: display understanding of basic accounting skills such as double-entry and other generally accepted accounting principles; determine product and period costs and income statements for manufacturing companies... [+]

Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting (BBA)

Upon completion of the AUK Major in Accounting, the student will be able to:

Display understanding of basic accounting skills such as double-entry and other generally accepted accounting principles. Determine product and period costs and income statements for manufacturing companies. Explain and illustrate the nature and purpose of International Financial Reporting Standards. Describe the nature of ethical problems facing financial and management accountants, and possible impediments to ethical behavior. Critically compare and contrast traditional and activity based costing allocation methods. Construct, interpret, compare and evaluate company annual reports; including the income statement, balance sheet and statement of cash flows, for service and merchandizing companies. ... [-]

Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics (BBA)

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Kuwait Kuwait City

The Economics Degree program at AUK provides the student with the comprehensive study of domestic and international economics. The student will learn the principles of economics, the theories and methods of economic analysis, the nature of international economic activity, the character of regional Arab economics and the economics of oil and energy... [+]

Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics (BBA)

Economics is the science of making choices among scarce resources. These choices are made by individuals who act through numerous social institutions such as families, business firms, financial institutions, governments, labor unions, trade associations, and charities. Economics applies a rigorous method for analyzing choices-constrained maximization to investigate how these institutions make decisions to purchase, produce, and trade resources and goods that satisfy human desires. The Economics Degree program at AUK provides the student with the comprehensive study of domestic and international economics. The student will learn the principles of economics, the theories and methods of economic analysis, the nature of international economic activity, the character of regional Arab economics and the economics of oil and energy. In this Program, students will also examine economic issues including labor, trade, finance and investment. Graduates with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics are sought after by banks, businesses, international corporations, government agencies and non-government organizations. In addition, the degree program in economics at AUK will provide the student with a solid foundation to continue graduate work in economics. Furthermore, the study of economics complements the study of management and business administration and other social sciences, including anthropology, political science, and sociology and provides a solid undergraduate foundation for students intending to pursue graduate programs in business, law, accounting, finance and public administration.... [-]


Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance (BBA)

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Kuwait Kuwait City

Upon completion of the AUK Major in Finance, the student will be able to: Discount cash flows; Evaluate stock and bond prices; Appreciate the power and utility of net present value as an analytical tool; Understand the key guiding principles of Islamic Finance; Distinguish between systematic risk and asset specific risk... [+]

Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance (BBA)

Upon completion of the AUK Major in Finance, the student will be able to:

Discount cash flows. Evaluate stock and bond prices. Appreciate the power and utility of net present value as an analytical tool. Understand the key guiding principles of Islamic Finance. Distinguish between systematic risk and asset specific risk. Begin to build an investment portfolio. Estimate and evaluate corporate and project cost of capital. Analyze the financial feasibility of projects. Explain the key distinguishing characteristics of financial markets in Kuwait and the Gulf.

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Bachelor of Business Administration in Management (BBA)

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Kuwait Kuwait City

Upon completion of the AUK Major in Management, the student will be able to create an application of management reporting systems and critically assess business performance employing management information systems; demonstrate the analytical skills required for the evaluation of an organization's strategic plan compared with actual results and... [+]

Bachelor of Business Administration in Management (BBA)

Upon completion of the AUK Major in Management, the student will be able to:

Create an application of management reporting systems and critically assess business performance employing management information systems. Demonstrate the analytical skills required for the evaluation of an organization's strategic plan compared with actual results and provide solutions to problems that occur when actual results fail to meet plans. Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively and ensure internal controls that provide assurance for users of financial statements are professionally implemented. Demonstrate understanding of basic technical skills such as the application of variance, ratio, and comparative entity analysis to control activity and protect corporate assets. Demonstrate awareness of cultural differences in business environments. Apply ethical reasoning and teambuilding practices in business management. ... [-]

Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing (BBA)

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Kuwait Kuwait City

Upon completion of the AUK Major in Marketing, the student will be able to demonstrate the understanding of basic technical skills relating to such concepts as market research surveys, assessment techniques and comparative analysis of product markets... [+]

Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing (BBA)

Upon completion of the AUK Major in Marketing, the student will be able to:

Demonstrate the understanding of basic technical skills relating to such concepts as market research surveys, assessment techniques and comparative analysis of product markets. Critically assess the target market for a product and demonstrate the ability to create a plan to achieve a market share objective. Analyze survey results to examine the make-up of merchandise and manufacturing markets. Professionally present an analysis of market potential and communicate unique product attributes. Demonstrate awareness of cultural differences in product markets and in practices relative to domestic markets. Apply ethical reasoning and teambuilding practices in marketing goods and services. ... [-]