Business Administration Department

The ACM Business Administration Department program is designed to provide business knowledge and practical training to all qualified students in order to prepare them for future success whether by pursuing careers in the business community or in opportunities in higher education. Business students are delivered high quality education by a specialized team of professionals, who apply practical and theoretical skills that develop students on a professional and personal level. The Business Administration Department emphasizes the importance of work ethics, which will add to the success of their career. The college makes sure students gain effective communication skills, and more specifically proficiency in the English language, which will contribute positively in possessing career specifics skills. The college provides a variety of services to students to support their learning needs and achieve their objectives and goals. The Business Administration Department at the American College of the Middle East offers one Diploma (Associate) Degree in Business Administration program with four concentrations:
  • Accounting Concentration
  • Financial Services Concentration
  • Human Resources Management Concentration
  • Marketing Concentration
In order to achieve a leading position and deliver best quality teaching, the ACM Business Administration Department continues to develop top-notch educational resources, lab facilities, and academic infrastructure.


The Department of Business Administration will be recognized as a model of excellence in innovation, applied business education, practical learning, and engagement.


The ACM Department of Business Administration emphasizes quality education that contributes to students’ lifelong learning by providing them with technical competence, outstanding ethical practices, and leadership and communication skills. The department of business administration provides the community at large with members ready for a global and dynamic business environment.

Department of Business Administration Goals

  1. Enhance students professional and personal development
  2. Provide students with global perspective
  3. Enrich students with ethical practices.
  4. Empower students with leadership knowledge.
  5. Equip students with hands-on practical skills and technical competencies
  6. Educate students with essential business knowledge
3.1 Department of Business Administration – Program Objectives and Student Learning Outcomes
Common Learning Objectives Measurable Students Learning Outcomes Reference to Department Goals
1. Communication Skills Students will be able to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally Students will be able to: 1.1 Write well-organized and grammatically correct papers including case analyses and reports. 1.2 Make effective oral presentations that are informative as well as persuasive, and appropriate. A
2. Teamwork Students will be able to work in teams and understand the importance of teamwork Students will be able to: 2.1 Demonstrate the ability to work successfully in teams. A
3. Ethics Students will be able to show awareness towards ethics Students will be able to: 3.1 Identify ethical dilemmas in cases drawn from various business sub-discipline. A; C
4. Leadership Students will be able to understand current leadership styles and apply them in practice Students will be able to: 4.1 Demonstrate the ability to apply different leadership theories in practice. A; D
5. Practical Skills and Technical Competencies Students will be able to demonstrate skills and technical competence acquired in various business courses Students will be able to: 5.1 Develop their hands-on skills and technical competencies on various business situations A; E
Program Specific Learning Objectives Measurable Students Learning Outcomes Reference to Department Goals
BUSINESS EDUCATION Students will be competent in their field
Accounting Program Objectives 6. Understand accounting principles, theories, concepts and applications 7. Apply International accounting standards in financial statements preparation 8. Recognize the different accounting techniques and apply them in analyzing accounting data 9. Demonstrate ability to evaluate, analyze and interpret information to make reasoned business decisions Accounting Students will be able to: 6.1 Have a practical working knowledge of financial and managerial accounting. 6.2 Know how to operate an accounting software program. 7.1 Prepare accurate and well-organized financial statements in accordance with international financial reporting standards (IFRS) 8.1 Analyze accounting data and provide accounting information for reports and analysis to assist in decision making. 8.2 Evaluate and communicate the reliability of organizations’ information by applying international professional standards 9.1 Critically analyze various accounting information for short term and long term business decisions A;B; E; F
Financial Services Program Objectives 6. Obtain a broad functional knowledge of basic theory and practice of finance 7. Understand the relevant valuation methods to the financing decisions 8. Identify the challenges of operating in a global economic environment 9. Apply financial concepts and critical thinking skills to make sound business decisions Financial Services Students will be able to: 6.1 Explain the effect of interest rates, and governmental regulation on financial markets and institutions. 6.2 Analyze the impact of monetary theories and understand the effect of international finance. 7.1 Have a practical working knowledge of the relevant valuation techniques. 8.1 Analyze and evaluate the company using a top down investment approach. 9.1 Critically evaluate and measure the relevant risk exposures in financial services companies. A;B; E; F
Human Resource Management Program Objectives 6. Understand and apply the basic fundamentals of HRM and Personnel management 7. Understand the nature of individual and group behavior within organizations and its influence on individual outcomes 8. Apply instructional system design (ISD) process for designing and developing training programs 9. Identify and analyze the relevant global factors and its effect on human resource decision-making 10. Apply effective analytical and critical thinking skills in HR related situations Human Resource Management Students will be able to: 6.1 Have a practical knowledge of various elements of HRM including job analysis, HR planning, recruitment and selection. 7.1 Define basic organizational behavior principles, and analyze how these behaviors facilitate or hinder employee’s job performance and commitment in the organization. 8.1 Know how to conduct needs assessment, select appropriate learning and behavioral outcomes and design training curricula. 9.1 Recognize emerging global factors related to HR and its causes, effects and possible solutions. 10.1 Criticize and recommend the various sources of information used for personnel selection and retention decisions based on organizational need and environmental conditions. A;B; E; F
Marketing Program Objectives   6. Demonstrate an understanding of the marketing concepts and techniques 7. Identify the key elements of a customer driven marketing strategy based on understanding the marketplace and customer needs 8. Identify global forces external to the company that affect the marketing process 9. Apply effective analytical and critical thinking skills in marketing concepts. Marketing Students will be able to: 6.1 Describe basic concepts in the marketing functional area of business. 7.1 Apply techniques and theories from the marketing mix concepts in firms. 7.2 Know how to conduct marketing research for current market trends. 8.1 Recognize marketing global environment forces and their causes, effects and possible solutions towards managing the company and building a customer relationship. 9.1 Critically analyze theoretical information on marketing and arrive at a well-reasoned conclusion. A;B; E; F