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First Diploma in Business

The First Diploma in Business is a foundation diploma  which provides students  with  basic knowledge in business. This is a vocational qualification, ideal for students aged 16 years and above who do not currently meet the entry criteria for our National/ Extended Diploma.  

Why enrol on this programme?

Students will be introduced to the basic principles of business using case studies and project work based on real world business scenarios. Emirates Aviation University (EAU) incorporates industry visits and field trips, wherever possible, to provide a vocational context with an overall emphasis on practical knowledge and personalised learning.  


The First Diploma in Business is conferred by Emirates Aviation University and recognised by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), Government of Dubai, UAE.  


One Semester

Mode of delivery

Full-time and semester-based.  


The programme consists of the following six courses  

Semester One
Business Purposes
Business Organisations
Financial Forecasting for Business
People in Organisations
Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication
Working in Business Teams

The above schedule is subject to change

On recommendation by the Admissions Office/School for those who do not meet the admission requirements for the National/Extended Diploma, which is detailed below.  

Grade 11 or equivalent, minimum cumulative average of 60%  

British System IGCSE/GCSE/O-Level Five IGCSE/GCSE/O-level subjects at  grade  'C'  or above.

BTEC Qualification: First Diploma Business or Engineering.  

English Proficiency: Original scores for any of the following - TOEFL Paper Based (500); or TOEFL  CBT  (173);  or  TOEFL  IBT  (61);  or  IELTS  (5);  or  PTE Academic  (36)  or  sit  the Emirates Aviation University's English Language Entry Test.  

For professional advice on entry requirements please contact EAU  

Admissions on +971 46050122 / +971 46050124 /+971 46050127/+971 46050174 or e-mail:  


Application Fee* Registration Fee* Tuition Fees (AED)
N/A 2,625 26,145 full programme



How to apply?

For  information  on  how  to  apply  for  a  course  at  Emirates  Aviation  University,  see  our Admissions Guide (