Students in the Business, Organizations and Society major must complete 15 courses.

Requirements Course Details
6 Required Courses
3 Courses from Foundations of Social Science Social, Political, and Economic Thought (SPET):
SPET offerings include Foundations of Modern Social Thought (SOCSC-UH 1310) and Introduction to Political Theory (SOCSC-UH 1311)
Global Economic, Political and Social Development (GEPS, SOCSC-UH 1011)
Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences (SOCSC-UH 1010)
2 Economics Courses Markets (SOCSC-UH 1111)
Managerial Economics (ECON-UH 1501)
1 Math Course
Calculus with Applications to Economics (MATH-UH 1013) or equivalent (e.g., any section of Calculus)
2 Capstone Courses Capstone Seminar (BUSOR-UH 4000)
Capstone Project (BUSOR-UH 4001)
7 Required Electives
3 Business Foundations Electives 

Management & Organizations (BUSOR-UH 1003)
Strategic Management (BUSOR-UH 1004) )
Principles of Marketing (BUSOR-UH 1001J)
Introduction to Accounting (BUSOR-UH 1501)
Foundations of Financial Markets (ECON-UH 2510)
1 Ethics Elective  Global Ethics (CSTS-UH 1061)
Ethics, Technology and Business (BUSOR-UH 1009)
Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility (BUSOR-UH 1301)
1 Social Impact Elective Foundations of Leadership  (BUSOR-UH 1011)
Business, Politics and Society (POLSC-UH 2910)
Impact Investing (BUSOR-UH 1016)
1 Methods and Analytics Elective Data Analytics for Business (BUSOR-UH 2004)
Data Analysis (ECON-UH 2020 or POLSC-UH 2211)
Survey Research (SOCSC-UH 2211)
Research Design & Causality in Social Science (SOCSC-UH 2212)
1 General Business Elective
This list is not exhaustive
Managerial Accounting (BUSOR-UH 2003)
Introduction to Entrepreneurship (BUSOR-UH 1007)
Language of Business (BUSOR-UH 1005J)
Cross-Cultural Negotiation (BUSOR-UH 1006J)
Organizational Research Design (BUSOR-UH 1002) 
Making Development Work (BUSOR-UH 1008)
Organizations and Society (SRPP-UH 2627)
International Business (LAW-UH 2117)
International Business Law (LAW-UH 1013)
Law in Entrepreneurship (LAW-UH 2120J)
Technology and Economic Development: Markets and Networks (ECON-UH 2411)
Entrepreneurship (SRPP-UH 1614)
Sociology of Entrepreneurship (SRPP-UH 1617)
Production and Logistics Management (ENGR-UH 4423)
Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ENGR-UH 1111)
Behavioral Economics (ECON-UH 2310)
Economic History of the Middle East (ECON-UH 2451)
Corporate Finance (ECON-UH 3520)
Islamic Economics & Finance (ECON-UH 3511)
Political Economy of the Middle East (POLSC-UH 2421X)
International Political Economy (POLSC-UH 3510)
International Economics (ECON-UH 2610)
Mashups—Creating with Web APIs (IM-UH 2110)

BOS majors also need to adhere to the following guidelines: 

  • A mandatory minor or second major is required. The minor or second major cannot be Economics or business focused. Students may choose to minor in economics or business, however, a minor that is economics or business focused will not satisfy the mandatory minor requirement. Minors or second majors that do not adhere to these exclusions will not be approved.
  • From the Ethics and Social Impact elective categories, one course must have "ethics" in the title.
  • Students placing out of Markets via the Economics placement exam must take an additional elective credits to complete the degree. Students may substitute Intermediate Micro for Managerial Economics.
  • Students testing out of Calculus need not replace those credits to complete the major but may require additional credits to meet the 140 credit degree minimum requirement.
  • Students may opt into any social science capstone sequence, as long as prerequisites for the capstone seminar are completed.  Students opting into the Entrepreneurship sequences (general and venture development) must first complete Introduction to Entrepreneurship (BUSOR-UH 1007). Students interested in the venture development program must first complete Introduction to Entrepreneurship (BUSOR-UH 1007), and are strongly encouraged to take other entrepreneurship-relevant courses prior to the capstone seminar. 
  • Courses counting as “Social Impact” electives at Stern may be used for one of the course requirements for the Social Impact Electives.
  • Students of the Business, Organizations and Society major will have access to a large pool of already existing courses offered by multiple Divisions at NYU Abu Dhabi. Students can also take approved courses at other global sites, notably NYU Stern and NYU Shanghai.

Study Away Pathway

The study away pathway for the Business, Organizations and Society major can be found on the NYUAD Student Portal at Students with questions should contact the Office of Global Education. 

Sample Course Schedule

The following is an example of a typical course schedule for Business, Organizations and Society majors during four years of study:

Business, Organizations and Society (PDF)

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