Business Analytics

Admission to Program

Admission to the program is explained in the HCT Admission Policy described in the Academic Policies section of this Catalog.

Program Mission

The Bachelor of Business Analytics program strives to produce graduates knowledgeable and skilled in using business analytics methods in a variety of work contexts. Graduates will be able to analyze, report and data-engineer business-related datasets to support organizational decision-making, while demonstrating the ability to work independently, or in teams, to solve complex business problems, using contemporary business analytic tools.

Program Description

The Bachelor of Business Analytics program provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to work as data engineers, business intelligence professionals and business analysts. Successful completion of the program will enable graduates to work in a variety of public and private sector organizations. The program teaches formal methods for structured analytics work, whilst providing exposure to state-of-the-art business analytics tools.

In addition to the core business analytics qualification, the program offers a concentration in Information Management. For the Information Management concentration, students take – BNA 4023, BNA 4033, BNA 4113, BNA 4123 and BNA 4133 elective courses.

Upon the successful completion of 117 credits, students may commence their Research Project (BNA 4203).

Students are eligible for a one year Work Experiential Learning experience during their study.

Program Goals

To develop graduates who possess the

  • Current knowledge and understanding of key areas of the Business Analytics field, their interrelationship and application.
  • Ability to use the Business Analytics tools, think critically, and conduct applied research.
  • Necessary key success skills in business.
  • In depth knowledge of the Business Analytics field and its interrelationship and application across business environments.

Program Learning Outcomes

Degree Level

Students will be able to…

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of functional business areas.
  2. Utilize tools to solve problems in business analytics.
  3. Conduct research and evaluate arguments, concepts and data in Business Analytics.
  4. Demonstrate self-development and the ability to work independently and in teams.
  5. Apply ethical principles to decisions made in global and local contexts, including issues related to sustainability and societal responsibility.
  6. Utilize effective oral and written Arabic and English communication in business.
  7. Apply business principles utilizing technology to various real-world situations.

Completion Requirements

Bachelor of Business Analytics

Students must successfully complete a minimum of 126 credits, including:

Business Core Courses48
Business Analytics Core Courses30
Business Analytics Elective Courses15
General Studies33
Total Credit Hours126
Business Core Courses
Required Credits: 48
ACC 1003Fundamentals of Financial Accounting3
ACC 1103Managerial Accounting3
BIS 3003Business Information Systems3
ECO 1003Microeconomics3
ECO 1103Macroeconomics3
FIN 2003Financial Management3
INT 2153Business Internship I3
INT 3153Business Internship II3
LAW 3103Business and Commercial Law3
MGT 1003Principles of Management3
MGT 2103Organizational Behaviour3
MGT 3003Business Ethics and Corporate Governance3
MGT 3103Business Simulation and Project Management3
MRK 1103Principles of Marketing3
OPM 2103Operations Management3
STS 2003Business Statistics3
Business Analytics Core Courses
Required Credits: 30
BNA 2003Principles of Business Analytics3
Principles of Information Assurance, Security and Privacy
BNA 2103Business System Analysis3
BNA 3003Business Analytics Application3
BNA 3103Business Intelligence and Knowledge Management3
BNA 3133Data Management3
BNA 4103Advanced Business Analytics3
BNA 4203Business Analytics Research Project3
MGT 4043Management Science3
QMT 3013Business Process Management3
STS 3113Advanced Statistical Models3
Business Analytics Elective Courses
(For Students not pursuing a Concentration)
Required Credits: 15
BNA 4023Big-Data and Advanced Data Mining3
BNA 4033Data Visualisation Techniques and Tools3
BNA 4113Applied Data Analytics and Reporting3
BNA 4123Ethics and Security in Analytics3
BNA 4133ERP Systems3
General Studies
Required Credits: 33
English, Arabic or other Languages
Required Credits: 12
AES 1013Arabic Communications3
AES 1033Islamic Culture3
LSC 1103Professional Written Communication3
LSC 2193Applied Skills Capstone3
Humanities or Arts
Required Credits: 3
AES 1003Emirati Studies3
Information Technology or Mathematics
Required Credits: 6
ICT 2013Computational Thinking and Coding3
LSM 1003Applied Mathematics3
The Natural Sciences
Required Credits: 3
LSN 1113Introduction to Sustainability3
The Social or Behavioural Sciences
Required Credits: 9
BUS 2403Innovation and Entrepreneurship3
LSS 1003Life and Future Skills3
LSS 1123Basic Research Methods3


Information Management Concentration

Concentration Name: Information Management Concentration
Total Credit Hours: 15
Concentration Curriculum:
BNA 4023Big-Data and Advanced Data Mining3
BNA 4033Data Visualisation Techniques and Tools3
BNA 4113Applied Data Analytics and Reporting3
BNA 4123Ethics and Security in Analytics3
BNA 4133ERP Systems3
Concentration Code: IMC

Description Data
Total Required Credits 126
Maximum Duration of Study 6 years
Minimum Duration of Study 4 years
Cost Recovery Program No
Program Code BUBNA
Major Code BNA

Recommended Sequence of Study

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Credit Hours
ACC 1003 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting 3
ECO 1003 Microeconomics 3
LSM 1003 Applied Mathematics 3
LSS 1003 Life and Future Skills 3
MGT 1003 Principles of Management 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester 2
ACC 1103 Managerial Accounting 3
ECO 1103 Macroeconomics 3
LSC 1103 Professional Written Communication 3
LSS 1123 Basic Research Methods 3
MRK 1103 Principles of Marketing 3
 Credit Hours15
Year 2
Semester 3
BUS 2403 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3
BNA 2003 Principles of Business Analytics 3
Principles of Information Assurance, Security and Privacy  
FIN 2003 Financial Management 3
ICT 2013 Computational Thinking and Coding 3
STS 2003 Business Statistics 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester 4
AES 1003 Emirati Studies 3
BNA 2103 Business System Analysis 3
LSN 1113 Introduction to Sustainability 3
MGT 2103 Organizational Behaviour 3
OPM 2103 Operations Management 3
 Credit Hours15
INT 2153 Business Internship I 3
 Credit Hours3
Year 3
Semester 5
BIS 3003 Business Information Systems 3
BNA 3003 Business Analytics Application 3
LSC 2193 Applied Skills Capstone 3
MGT 3003 Business Ethics and Corporate Governance 3
QMT 3013 Business Process Management 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester 6
AES 1013 Arabic Communications 3
BNA 3103 Business Intelligence and Knowledge Management 3
BNA 3133 Data Management 3
LAW 3103 Business and Commercial Law 3
MGT 3103 Business Simulation and Project Management 3
 Credit Hours15
INT 3153 Business Internship II 3
 Credit Hours3
Year 4
Semester 7
AES 1033 Islamic Culture 3
BNA 4103 Advanced Business Analytics 3
MGT 4043 Management Science 3
STS 3113 Advanced Statistical Models 3
1 Elective Course 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester 8
BNA 4203 Business Analytics Research Project 3
4 Elective Courses 12
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours126

Aaesha Al Shehhi, PhD (Business Administration), University of Dubai, UAE

Abdalla Mohamed Elnekiti, PhD Computer Science (Data Science), British University in Dubai, UAE

Ahmed Aly Abdelmoteleb, PhD (Business Administration), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

Anca Bocanet, PhD (Science and Technology Management), University of Naples Federico II, Italy

Anil Chandrasekaran, PhD (Econometrics & Business Administration), University of Madras, India

Carmen Gutierrez, MBA (Management and Operations), University of Iowa, USA

Danail Ivanov, PhD (Management Information System), Case Western Reserve University, USA

Duaa Mehiar, PhD (Computer Science), University of Malaya, Malaysia

Intesar Haidara, MBA (Strategic Management), Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE

Lawal Yesufu, Doctor of Business Administration, University of Bath, UK

Malik Khan, PhD (Business Management), University of South Australia, Australia

Mark Paul Sallos, PhD (Cybersecurity Management), Coventry University, UK

Mohamad Akoum, Doctor of Business Administration, Grenoble Ecole de Management, France

Mounir Kehal, PhD (Computing), University of Surrey, UK

Nora Azima Noordin, PhD (Engineering Management), The University of Strathclyde, UK

Pervez Akhtar, PhD (Management Science), SGH Warsaw School of Economics, Poland

Puteri Nohuddin, PhD (Computer Science), University of Liverpool, UK

Safwat Al Tal, PhD (E-Business), University of Salento, Italy

Samar Shilbayeh, PhD (Computer Science), University of Salford, UK

Yasser Bentahar, PhD (Intelligent Systems and Technology), University of Salento, Italy