UPEI Cairo Campus

entrepreneurship

Program Overview

A degree in business opens a world of opportunities. The UPEI Faculty of Business offers programs and courses that will challenge your abilities, expand your horizons, and allow you to venture into a wide range of career paths.

With innovative and flexible programs and an emphasis on enterprise and entrepreneurship, graduates leave with knowledge and skills that give them the flexibility and know-how to compete,  and be successful in any environment.

A Message From The Dean

From barter agreements in the stone ages to crypto currency trading in the 21st  century, business remains the only career whose demand and importance will never decline. However, the accelerating rate at which this field changes will always remain a significant challenge to all business leaders. A challenge that requires successful leaders to be opportunity oriented, innovative, adaptable, resilient and emotionally intelligent, let aside, knowledgeable and updated.

In realizing and capitalizing on this accelerated change, UPEI – Cairo campus faculty of Business provides a unique learning experience that enables students to better utilize their capabilities, explore and exploit their environment, and be capable of coming up with the next big change. Through our unique blend of hands on business education, entrepreneurial skills, fun campus environment and multicultural exposure, students develop into well rounded leaders who can excel in all types of business environments.

Mission & Values

Mission

The Mission of the UPEI Faculty of Business is to progress society through the delivery of outstanding business education, scholarly research, and community engagement.

Values

Entrepreneurial

Innovative

Experiential

Community driven

Why choose this field

The UPEI BBA program offers students high academic standards and a rich educational experience that integrates intellectual growth and cross-disciplinary breadth in a student-centred learning environment. Through innovative curricula, teamwork, and leadership-developing experiences, students gain vital critical thinking, creativity, and communication skills. Students learn from high-calibre professors with extensive international and professional experiences.

 

The UPEI BBA program allows students not only to comprehend and appreciate the subject matter but also to think in new directions passionately and continuously generate thought-provoking questions of the dynamic business environment. With an emphasis on evidence-based decision-making and experiential learning through class discussions and exercises, case analyses, and field-based projects, the UPEI BBA program develops students’ capabilities and the professionalism in character needed for them to meet the demands of the work environment they will encounter.

Accreditation

The UPEI FOB is a member of AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). AACSB International connects educators, students, and businesses to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders. Synonymous with the highest standards of excellence since 1916, AACSB provides quality assurance, business education intelligence, and professional development services to over 1,600 member organizations and nearly 800 accredited business schools worldwide. AACSB accreditation is considered the “gold standard” of business accreditation.

Specializations

  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Organizational Management

Course Structure

The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree is a four-year degree consisting of 120 semester hours.

Required Courses

1000-Level Courses

  • Accounting 1010 (Introduction to Financial Accounting) (formerly 201)
  • Business 1410 (Marketing) 
  • Business 1710 (Organizational Behaviour)
  • Economics 1010 (Introductory Microeconomics)
  • Economics 1020 (Introductory Macroeconomics)
  • Math 1110 (Finite Mathematics)
  • UPEI 1010 (Writing Studies) (see note 3)

2000-Level Courses

  • Accounting 2210 (Managerial Accounting) 
  • Business 2120 (Business Presentations and Communications)
  • Business 2310 (Corporate Finance) 
  • Business 2410 (Management Information Systems)
  • Business 2510 (Introduction to Management Science)
  • Business 2720 (Human Resource Management) 
  • Business 2880 (Research and Evidence-Based Management)
  • [Though English 3810 is a 3000-level course, it is recommended that students take this course in their second year.]

3000-Level Courses

  • Business 3010 (Business Law – Part I)
  • Business 3330 (Integrated Cases in Corporate Finance) OR Business 3340 (formerly 421) (Personal Finance)
  • Business 3430 (Integrated Cases in Marketing) 
  • Business 3510 (Operations Management)
  • Business 3710 (Entrepreneurship and New Ventures)
  • Business 3910 (Strategic Management)
  • English 3810 (Professional Writing) [recommended to be taken in Year 2]

4000-Level Courses

  • Business 4850 (Developing Management Skills)
  • Business 4950 (Business Research I)

Elective Courses

In addition to the 23 required courses, students must take 17 elective courses. At least three electives must be business courses and at least eight electives must be non-business courses. The other six electives (“free electives”) may be either business or non-business courses.

For students pursuing one of the five specializations, the courses prescribed for the particular specialization will fulfill electives on the degree.

Students must obtain at least 60% in at least 14 of the 18 required business courses in order to qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration.

Notes

  1. Accounting courses are considered to be business courses.
  2. All courses will not necessarily be offered each year.  Students should consult the current timetable before registration.
  3. The completion of UPEI 1010 is a required course for the BBA, but the course also meets the general UPEI requirement of taking UPEI 1010, 1020 or 1030

Career opportunities

Accountant

Financial Analyst

President

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Entrepreneur

Marketing Manager

Business Consultant

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Human Resources (HR) Specialist

Facilities

Collaborative classrooms and regular lecture rooms are both utilized. The lecture rooms have modern smart board capabilities that are utilized by staff to deliver.

Moodle is our Learning Management System (LMS) and the central location that instructors post information for their students.

Hands-on experience

UPEI BBA students are provided with the opportunity to participate in a Co-Op program. The Co-op Program is an integrated approach to university education which enables students to alternate academic terms on campus with work terms in suitable employment. The success of such programs is founded on the principle that students are able to apply theoretical knowledge from course studies in the workplace and return to the classroom with practical workplace experience.

Students accepted into the program, complete at least three 14-week paid work terms and three professional development courses.

The Co-op option is available to full-time students in any specialization within the Faculty of Business. Applications to the Co-op Education Program are normally made after completion of the first year of study. Students who successfully complete all the requirements of the program will have the notation entered on their transcripts and on the graduation parchment.

What makes each program unique?

  • The first business faculty focusing on entrepreneurship education and mindset in Egypt
  • Hands on- experiential learning in all courses and specializations
  • A-Co-Op program that allows student to gain work or entrepreneurial experience while earning credit.

Why the students should choose to study this program at UPEI Cairo Campus?

  • Well-rounded student experience and broad spectrum of knowledge and skills.
  • International education with multi-cultural perspective.