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) OR Introduction to Political Theory (SOCSC-UH 1311)
Global Economic, Political and Social Development (GEPS, SOCSC-UH 1011) OR CSTS-UH 1021EQ Boundaries OR HIST-UH 2010 History and Globalization
Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences (SOCSC-UH 1010)
2 Economics Courses Markets (SOCSC-UH 1111)
Managerial Economics (BUSOR-UH 2006)
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 Sustainability Management and Reporting (BUSOR-UH 2301)
Foundations of Leadership  (BUSOR-UH 1011)
Business, Politics and Society (POLSC-UH 2910)
Impact Investing (BUSOR-UH 1302)
1 Methods and Analytics Elective Statistics and Data Analytics: 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
Design Thinking (BUSOR-UH 2108)
Managing People and Teams (BUSOR-UH 2107)
Business Research Methods (BUSOR-UH 1016)
Marketing in Ventures (BUSOR-UH 2106)
Managing Organizational Change (BUSOR-UH 2005)
Human Behavior in Organizations (BUSOR-UH 1101)
Human Resource Management (BUSOR-UH 2103)
Diversity and Inclusion in Organizations (BUSOR-UH 2104)
Business Models and Strategy (BUSOR-UH 2101)
Small Business Management (BUSOR-UH 2012)
Managerial Accounting (BUSOR-UH 2003)
Social Entrepreneurship (BUSOR-UH 2105)
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)
International Economics (ECON-UH 2610)
Political Economy of the Middle East (POLSC-UH 2421X)
International Political Economy (POLSC-UH 3510)
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. Students may declare any minor or major approved for NYUAD students to fulfil the minor or second major requirement. However, a second major or minor in economics or business-related fields will not satisfy the BOS requirement. Students who declare economics as a second major must complete a minor that is not economics of business-related. Students who declare economics as a minor must complete a second minor that is not economics or business-related. Second majors or minors that do not adhere to these exclusions will not be approved.
  • BOS will accept ECON-UH 2010 Intermediate Microeconomics as a substitute for Managerial Economics.
  • 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 BOS 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)

Course List