he Emirates College for Management & Information Technology (ECMIT) is a 4 year institution of higher education which was originally established and licensed by the UAE Ministry of Education in 1998 as Emirates Center for Management and Information Technology. In 2004, the center was renamed as Emirates College for Management and Information Technology, and a set of five mission-driven goals was developed which was to shape the future course of the college. In 2003, the college proposed to the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHESR) of the UAE its own 2-year AS degree programs in interdisciplinary sciences with majors in business and IT which were given initial accreditation in 2004.
ECMIT’s first 5-Year Strategic Plan for 2006-2011 was developed in 2006. Termed as “Planning for Excellence at ECMIT”, the plan identified seven strategies for development. The Plan served as a foundation upon which the entire planning, assessment, and evaluation cycles of the college were built over the years. In 2010, the college developed a 2-semester foundation program consisting of basic courses in English, Mathematics, IT, Arabic and Study Skills to prepare academically weak students who could not satisfy the admission criteria set by the MOHESR for higher studies in the UAE. The program was approved by the MOHESR in the same year.