ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
The following are the requirements for admission to the Master of Business Administration program as specified on below mentioned points:

1) MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT
  1. A Bachelor's degree in Business discipline from an accredited institution in the UAE or its equivalent or
  2. A Bachelor's degree in other than business discipline will be accepted but the applicant is required to undergo a MQP of SUC.
2) PROVISIONAL ADMISSION
A TOEFL score of 550 on the Paper-Based, 213 on the Computer-Based, or 79 on the Internet-Based test, or the equivalent score on any another standardized test approved by the Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research (MOHESR), such as IELTS score of (6.0), is required for admission to the Master's program with the following exceptions.
  1. A native speaker of English who has completed BBA education in an English medium institution in a country where English is the Official language.
  2. A student admitted to and graduated from an English medium institution that can provide evidence of acquiring a minimum TOEFL score of 500 on the Paper-Based test, or its equivalent on another standardized test approved by the MOHESR, upon admission to BBA program.
3) CGPA REQUIREMENT
A cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.0 (on a 4.0 point scale or its established equivalent) in the applicant's Baccalaureate degree program is required for admission to MBA programs.

4) PROBATIONARY ADMITTANCE
Students with CGPA 2.5 to 2.99 in the applicants Baccalaureate degree along with the following:
  1. TOEFL score of 550 on the Paper-Based test, 213 on the Computer-Based, or 79 on the Internet-Based test, or the equivalent score on another standardized test approved by the Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research (MOHESR), such as IELTS score of (6.0) may be admitted to the Master's program subject to the following:
    • May take a maximum of nine credit hours in the first semester of study.
    • Must achieve an overall grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or its established equivalent, in the first nine credit hours of credit-bearing courses studied for the MBA program.
    • If either of the above provision is not met the student will be dismissed.
  2. TOEFL score of 530 on the paper-based test, 197 on the computer-based, or 71 in the internet-based test or its equivalent using a standardized test approved by MOHESR may be admitted to the MBA program subject to the following:
    • Must achieve a TOEFL score of 550, or equivalent, by the end of the student's first semester of study
    • May take a maximum of six credit hours in the first semester of study, not including intensive English courses
    • Must achieve an overall grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or its established equivalent, in the first nine credit hours of credit-bearing courses studied for the Master's program.
    • If either of the above provision is not met the student will be dismissed.
  3. Students with CGPA 2.0 to 2.49 in the baccalaureate degree and meets the English competency requirements as per SUC policy for both business and non-business disciplines) may be admitted to the Master's program subject to the following:
    • To qualify for MBA program admission a student must complete seven courses of MQP with minimum B grade or take challenge exam (only for business graduates) in any of the seven courses and score minimum B grade.
    • Incase student has already taken any of the MQP courses with the grade of B or above at baccalaureate degree, may be exempted from such courses provided an official transcript for evaluation at the time of admission is submitted by the student and subject to approval as per SUC TOC Policy.
    • Meets the English competency requirements as per SUC policy.
    • Must achieve an overall grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or its established equivalent, in the first nine credit hours of credit-bearing courses studied for the Master's program.
    • If either provision is not met the student will be dismissed.
NOTE: Admission to the above category of students is limited to a maximum of one third (1/3) of the total enrollment in the MBA.

5) MATURED ENTRY ADMISSION
Students with CGPA 2.0 to 2.49 in the applicant's baccalaureate degree and meets the English competency requirements mentioned in section B (both business and non-business discipline):
  1. Business Graduates:
    • Must have 5 years of work experience after completion of baccalaureate degree
    • Such students will have to face a pre-enrollment personal interview with a designated committee to assess level of academic aptitude for joining the MBA Program
    • Meets the English competency requirements as per SUC policy
    • Must achieve an overall grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.0 scale, or its established equivalent, in the first nine credit hours of credit-bearing courses studied for the Master's program
  2. Non-Business Graduates:
    • Must have 5 years of work experience after completion of baccalaureate degree.
    • Meets the English competency requirements as per SUC policy.
    • Must complete the MQP requirement as per SUC policy.
    • Must achieve an overall grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or its established equivalent, in the first nine credit hours of credit-bearing courses studied for the Master's program.
6) TRANSFER ADMISSION
SUC accepts students who are transferring from a federal or licensed institution in the UAE or foreign institutions of higher learning based outside the UAE which are accredited in its home country and are enlisted or approved by MOHESR, are eligible for transfer admission.

A maximum of 12 credit hours can be accepted as transfer into the MBA Program of SUC provided these credit hours are adequate to meet the requirements for Transfer of credits (TOC) procedures. All the courses in the curriculum are protected except the following courses that are accepted for TOC from any accredited MBA level program:

S.No. CODE COURSE
1 CIS601 CORPORATE INFORMATION STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT
2 ACC601 MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING
3 ECO601 MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS
4 MGM601 HUMAN RESOURSE MANAGEMENT
5 MKT601 MARKETING MANAGEMENT

Transfer admission students have to fulfill the following requirements /conditions:

Documents Required:
  1. The official transcripts
  2. Detailed syllabi (Credit Value, Level, detailed course content, learning outcomes/objective and indicative learning resources)
  3. An official letter from the previous institution
  4. All documents mentioned in the registration requirements
  5. Processing fee as applicable must be submitted for evaluation. Transfer of credit is granted under the following conditions:
    1. Must meet the English proficiency requirement.
    2. The course contents mentioned in the CDP of the previous institution should match a minimum of 75% of the SUC Syllabus of the corresponding course.
    3. The student must attend a minimum of 50% of the credit hours of their study plan at SUC in other words, only up to 50% of the courses can be transferred to the program.
    4. The credit hours completed must be equivalent or higher to the corresponding courses offered at SUC.
    5. Must have passed the course with a minimum of B grade or equivalent and overall CGPA of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0.
    6. Maximum credits awarded for transfer admission will be limited specified courses at SUC. In case credits earned at the original institution are less than those at SUC, the lower credits will be awarded as transfer.
    7. Once TOC is granted and the Graduation plan is signed by the student, the student cannot challenge the TOC decision during the progression of course.
    8. A student is placed in the fourth semester status only after completing all the balance courses till the third semester.
    9. Students of SUC may be permitted to pursue courses outside only in extreme circumstances with prior approval from Administration and Dean. Students pursuing their studies at SUC are generally not granted TOC for courses offered at SUC.
    10. Prohibit accepting credit twice for substantially the same course taken at two different institutions.
    11. The result of transferred courses will not be included while calculating the student's Grade Point Average (GPA).
    12. SUC TOC processing fees non-refundable (as per applicable fee structure)
Procedure for Finalizing Institutions for the purpose of Transfer of Credits Qualification

SUC will accept transfer of credits only from the Institutions under the following categories:
  1. Accredited by the MOHESR, UAE.
  2. Accredited by the Central or Regional accreditation bodies in the United States of America.
  3. Accredited by the University Grants Commission (UGC), India.
  4. Accredited by the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan.
  5. Approved by the Quality Assurance Agency in Education, U.K.
  6. Accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education for all other countries from where the student is seeking admission.
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