Bachelor in Finance

General

Program Description

The finance major prepares students for management positions, and they are taught the principles of financial decision making in order to build an understanding of the economic, legal, and financial environment in which they will operate.

As a finance major, students go beyond making a budget; they learn how to analyze a budget and determine opportunities in order to identify the best
investment options. Students become familiar with financial systems and
financial instruments related to 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
experts in decision making – one of the main differences between
finance and accounting.

Finance students develop their ability to manage corporate finances and enhance their leadership potential. Along with the business core, students are exposed to the main facets of finance, including financial planning, investing, risk assessment and management, and global markets.

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.

About Finance

Finance is the soul of our economic transactions. It is difficult to think of a
world without finance as any economic activity requires money. Similarly, finance is the prerequisite in order to obtain physical resources which are
required to perform production operations and carry out business activities
such as marketing, paying salaries and so on.

Possible Career Options

Career options exist in government, industry, service, and not-for-profit
organizations. Finance majors at RIT Dubai take many different paths including
Financial or Investment Banking.

Graduates from the finance program have many career options and the level of responsibility in their positions can vary according to the size of the
company. There are many students who choose to start their own financial
firms as financial planners and stockbrokers. Industry analysts expect consistent
growth in the Finance industry. Through the year 2020, the outlook for financial analysts is predicted to grow by 23%.

Curriculum

RIT Dubai's Finance program has 122 total credits. While getting a business degree in finance, students learn from faculty members with significant industry experience. Semester honing skills in a
professional environment such as a corporate finance group or a securities/investment banking firm. Upon their graduation,
students are well prepared to succeed in the complex business
and economic market, using skills taught to them by RIT Dubai.

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
MGMT-101 Business 1: Ideas and Business Planning 3
MGIS-101 Computer-based Analysis 1 1
ECON-101 LAS Perspective 4: Principles of Microeconomics 3
COMM-253 Communication 3
STAT-145, 146 LAS Perspective 7A, 7B: Introduction to Statistics I, II 7
MGIS-102 Business 2: Technology-enabled Launch 2
LAS Foundation: First Year Writing 3
ECON-201 LAS Perspective 3: Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ACCT-110 Financial Accounting 3
LAS Foundation 1: First Year Seminar 3
ACSC-010 Year One 0
Second Year
ACCT-210 Management Accounting 3
MKTG-230 Principles of Marketing 3
FINC-220 Corporate Finance 3
LAS Perspective 1, 2 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
Third Year
MGMT-340 Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility 3
FINC-460 Financial Analysis and Modeling 3
FINC-362 Intermediate Investments 3
LAS Immersion 1, 2 6
DECS-310 Operations Management 6
FINC - 420 Finance in Global Environment 3
Finance in a Global Environment (WI) 3
Finance Elective 3
Cooperative Education Co-op
Fourth Year
Finance Elective 3
Free Electives 6
Immersion 3 3
LAS Electives 12
MGMT - 560 Strategy and Innovation 3
Total Semester Credit Hours 122

Cooperative Education

Cooperative education is a full-time paid work experience in the student’s field of study. Students are required to complete 16 weeks of Cooperative Education.

Accreditations

The Bachelor of Science in Finance 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).

Last updated Aug 2018

About the School

Established in 2008, RIT Dubai is a not-for-profit global campus of the esteemed Rochester Institute of Technology in New York, one of the world’s leading technological-focused universities with a sto ... Read More

Established in 2008, RIT Dubai is a not-for-profit global campus of the esteemed Rochester Institute of Technology in New York, one of the world’s leading technological-focused universities with a storied 185 year history. RIT Dubai offers highly valued Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in business and leadership, engineering, and computing. The curriculum provides students with relevant work experience through an innovative cooperative education program that helps students stand out in today’s highly completive job market. Read less

Accreditations

AACSB Accredited