The Bachelor of Science in Business Management (BSM) Program objectives are designed to produce entrepreneurs who may start new business or social ventures or enter an organization as an employee. In either case, ADSM graduates will be skilled at finding and shaping opportuniti8es in any content or form of work. The program seeks to develop graduates who are cognitively ambidextrous- that is, they can use analytical logic and techniques when faced with known forms of risk and uncertainty and entrepreneurial logic when faced with extreme uncertainty to the point of “unknowability.”

We do this by combining a holistic integration of the traditional business disciplines interwoven with our partner approach to teaching Entrepreneurial Thought and Action. As a result, our graduates succeed across the spectrum of local and global organizations needing leaders with: a relentless bias for action, an ability to create opportunities in a variety of contexts, and the entrepreneurial skill to ultimately drive results and run businesses.

Program Learning Goals - The Learning Goals of the Bachelor of Science in Business Management program are:

  • Deep Functional Knowledge of Business
  • Entrepreneurial and Critical Thinking
  • Communication & Teamwork Skills
  • International/Global Awareness
  • Quantitative and Technology Literacy
  • Ethics, Social and Environmental Responsibility

BSM Program Structure


BSM Concentrations

To complete their Bachelor of Science degree, students have the option of choosing one of two concentration streams- the Business Management Concentration and the Entrepreneurship Concentration. These concentrations enable students to gain further knowledge and understand the theoretical foundations and practical intricacies of these respective fields within the context of the knowledge economy.

Business Management Concentration


The Business Management concentration will provide students with an in-depth study of critical and contemporary business management areas. These areas have been identified as being vital for the success of both the modern enterprise and today’s entrepreneurial manager. After completion of the Business Management concentration, students will be able to:

  • Develop knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values necessary for success in management and leadership positions in a variety of business, governmental, education, and nonprofit settings;
  • Integrate the knowledge acquired in the programs to analyze a business, identify its strengths, weaknesses, and determine what changes can be made for improvement;
  • Apply knowledge in the fields of management, business knowledge management, and marketing to different business environments; and
  • Demonstrate an ability of attracting, developing and retaining a high quality workforce Business Management concentration Courses.

Entrepreneurship Concentration


The skills and competencies gained within the Entrepreneurship Concentration are vital for the success of any business or organization, including nascent start-ups, corporations, family business, non-profit ventures, global entities, franchises, or any other setting.

Entrepreneurship concentrators will apply entrepreneurial Thought and Action both academically as well as in real world settings. After completion of the Entrepreneurship concentration, students will be able to:

  • Assess the feasibility of new ideas, whether for a new business venture, a social mission venture, or a corporate entrepreneurial venture;
  • Recognize opportunities, assessing feasibilities, acquiring resources, and developing plans to secure financing;
  • Manage the complex dynamics in family businesses by knowing how such business are different from other businesses; and
  • Create social entrepreneurship ventures that can create social or environmental value for the UAE and the region.

BSM Degree Completion Requirements

In order to earn a Bachelor of Science in Business Management degree, students must complete a minimum total of 121 credit hours during their attendance at ADSM. The total credit hours are inclusive of elective coursework from social and natural sciences, one 18 credit hour concentration, and 6 credit hours of a research methods course and an internship /capstone project.


Eligibility for Award

In order to be eligible for a BSM degree at ADSM, a student must:

  • Satisfactorily complete a minimum of 121 credit hours of work;
  • Attain a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average on all credit earned at the School, based on a 4.0 scale;
  • Satisfactorily complete all requirements;
  • Not possess any missing grades or “Incompletes”;
  • Satisfactorily complete a majority of his or her final year credits at the School; and
  • Be enrolled at ADSM for a minimum of 4 years and shall have a maximum of 7 years from their first actual date of enrollment to complete their degree.
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