UnderGraduate catalog: 2023/24

Associate of Science in Business Administration in Arabic (AS-BA)

University of the People – Arabic Program

University of the People continues to deploy its mission and worldwide network of degree programs to provide higher education to the Arab speaking population, with an emphasis on empowering refugees from diverse backgrounds from across the world. As an extension of the University’s backbone, UoPeople offers degree programs in Arabic, but also provides a unique path to integrate into the English-language programs upon completion. The accredited associate degree in the program is a pathway for UoPeople in Arabic students, who fulfill all admissions requirements, to commence courses in English, and complete their bachelor’s degree studies at UoPeople.

With a limitless enrollment capacity, UoPeople in Arabic will be the most comprehensive, affordable, scalable, and flexible higher education institution offered to the Arab-speaking population today.

The Associate of Science in Business Administration in Arabic (AS-BA) program is built on a strong liberal arts foundation and provides a broad understanding of business and business fundamentals. This program is offered in Arabic.  Students learn how to apply appropriate business models in decision-making situations, perform effectively within a team environment, and apply ethical reasoning to business situations. The Associate’s program introduces students to the basic tenets of the field and provides a foundation for continued study towards a Bachelor of Science Degree.

Students pursuing an Associate of Science degree in Business Administration must complete all required courses in their chosen major as outlined below.


BUSA 1101  Principles of Business Management

Courses Required

BUSA 1102  Basic Accounting
BUSA 1103  Microeconomics
BUSA 1104  Macroeconomics
BUSA 1105  Business Communications
BUSA 2201  Principles of Marketing (proctored course)
BUSA 2202  E-Commerce (proctored course)
BUSA 2203  Principles of Finance 1
BUSA 2204  Personal Finance
BUSA 2207  Multinational Management

Other Electives: Students pursuing an Associate of Science degree may choose additional elective courses beyond those specified in the General Education requirements and/or take additional courses in a student’s major that may not be required for the degree as long as the language of instruction is the same.