Students in the BOS major are expected to become excellent strategists, with advanced written and oral communication skills; understanding of social science frameworks, tools and applications; aptitude in quantitative reasoning (e.g., math, statistics); familiarity with technologies on the frontiers of knowledge creation (e.g., computer programming, artificial intelligence); professional competence in the core functions of business; and the capacity to create innovative solutions to complex problems.
The Business, Organizations, and Society major is designed to fulfill the following objectives:
Students come to NYUAD with a great diversity of backgrounds in terms of their grasp of societal development and globalization, with a vision that is often narrowed by regional foci of high school curricula. Foundations of Social Science (FSS) is designed to broaden and amplify students’ understandings of the world and global processes. Required and elective courses in each of the majors will be able to build on this foundation, thereby fostering intellectual growth. There are four components:
Beyond their role in the programs, FSS courses are open to all students and will deliver high value to any student curious about the development of societies and social thought; the substance and skills students learn in these courses will be applicable across the liberal arts spectrum. They are designed to foster informed world citizenship.
The Business, Organizations and Society Capstone seminar provides students with an overview of the diverse, multidisciplinary questions and methods that have captured the interests of scholars of business and management. Students are taught how to conduct independent research and required to write an-depth research proposal, case study, or business plan for venture creation, under the direction of a supervisor that will form the core of their capstone project. Students can opt for one of three tracks, (as long as they have completed the prerequisites for the relevant capstone seminar):
Valid for classes that matriculated Fall 2021 and later
The Business, Organizations and Society major equips students with a broad set of methodological grounding, including quantitative and qualitative assessment capabilities, and competence in business fundamentals. Merging these tools and skills with practical experience is an essential component of preparing students to be effective organizational and global leaders, and for graduate studies.
Global Studies in Business, Organizations and Society (BOS) is designed to combine the study away opportunities for NYUAD students at the NYU campuses in the United States in New York, and at the campus in Abu Dhabi. Through paid internships in the United States over the summer following the global studies semester, students will be able to engage in direct experiences that increase knowledge, enhance skill, and expand their capacity to meaningfully contribute to organizations and society.
Students apply in their sophomore year into our competitive application process, which looks at cumulative GPA, requires a presentation and academic plan, and the approval of the Program Head of BOS, the Dean of Social Science, and the Office of Global Education.
NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service offers a dual-degree program that enables NYUAD Social Science students to earn the Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Public Administration in less time than it would take to complete the programs separately.
NYUAD students who major in Economics can accelerate progress on the master's degree during their undergraduate studies. How?
Interested students usually apply to Wagner during their junior year at NYUAD and must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to be considered.