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Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

Providing a world-class graduate qualification for graduates who aspire to leadership and management roles within the business administration fields

Duration
2 year (approximately)

COURSE OVERVIEW

Providing a world-class graduate qualification for graduates who aspire to leadership and management roles within the business administration fields, the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program at AUD is an integrated program promoting strategic thinking, ethical values, social responsibility, and cultural diversity.

The graduate-level, 36 hour credit program encompasses 12 courses consisting of nine core courses and three elective courses. Students can opt for the Generalist M.B.A. or elect for a concentration in Finance or Marketing.

Upon completion of the Master of Business Administration. (M.B.A.) program, students will have acquired:

  • A broad understanding of the conceptual foundations of the functional disciplines of business and of their applications
  • An ability to identify, analyze and propose solutions to business problems across a wide range of functional areas
  • A profound understanding of the conceptual foundations of their selected functional area (for students completing a concentration) and an ability to investigate and formulate recommendations for managerial decision problems and policy issues in that area
  • An ability to use quantitative and qualitative research techniques skillfully to assess the functional and overall performance of business organizations.
  • An ability to use business communication and presentation skills effectively and persuasively, both orally and in writing
  • A global perspective and an understanding of the international environment of business
  • An understanding of the ethical and social ramifications of business decisions

The option of an Executive M.B.A. program is now available at AUD, in association with the SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University. The two-year program will be available to students holding a Bachelor’s degree and at least six years of work experience, with classes taking place during extended weekends – Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The EMBA program will equip participants with the skills and knowledge they need to thrive as transformational leaders in a disruptive environment that requires new ways of thinking and doing.

FACULTY

Dean, School of Business Administration and Professor of Economics
Mohammed Abu-Ali
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Chair and Associate Professor of Management Information Systems
Hassan Zeineddine
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Associate Professor of Decision Sciences
Subramaniam Ponnaiyan
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Professor of Economics
Steven Buigut
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Assistant Professor of Economics
Burcu Kapar
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COURSE DETAILS

The M.B.A. at AUD is a 36-hour credit program which is studied full time over approximately 2 years. The program centers around common core subjects such as Managerial Economics, Marketing Management and Corporate Finance, before splitting into the following electives:

Generalist

A general, non-specialized elective that includes International Finance, Law and Ethics in Business Organizations, Leadership and Consumer Behavior.

Finance

For students looking to work within the financial sector, this elective focuses on subjects such as Investment Management, Financial Analysis, International Finance and Financial Institutions and Markets.

Management

A management focused specialism, this elective includes Human Resources Management, Leadership, Law and Ethics in Business Organizations and Organizational Change and Development.

Marketing

Students majoring in marketing can specialize in subjects such as Marketing Research, Consumer Behavior, International Marketing and Marketing for Service Organizations.

For the full course descriptions and sequencing, click here.

Facilities

AUD’s School of Business Administration provides its students with the following facilities:

  • 11 regular classrooms, three computer labs, four theater style classrooms, student lounge, conference room and stock trading room;
  • Regular classrooms vary in size and can accommodate anything from 20 to 44 students;
  • The AUD/IBM Center of Excellence for Smarter Logistics (CESL) can be set as a board room with 18 seats, a venue for concurrent break-out sessions in separate groups of three teams (six members in each),  a class-room conducive for group discussions or formal lectures, and includes a 87-inch smart screen, connected to local and external cloud systems;
  • Stock trading room has a seating capacity of 35 and large screens with trading terminals for students to simulate stock trading;
  • All classrooms and computer labs are equipped with Instructor PC (HP EliteDesk 800 G1 SFF) connected to a ceiling-mounted projector and audio speakers.

PROGRAM ENTRY

All applying students must have:

  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited national or regional institutional body, achieving a 3.00 GPA or better in undergraduate study.
  • International TOEFL®or Academic IELTSTM or the equivalent score on another internationally-recognized English exam. PBT is accepted from specific centers in the UAE.

Students should consult with the Admissions Office for further details at admissions@aud.edu.

CAREER

At AUD our ultimate goals is to produce well-rounded, employable graduates, equipped with knowledge and experience of the workplace as well as a university degree.

We offer exciting opportunities for undergraduates and graduates looking to gain experience in a variety of different fields such as IT, design, research and business. If you have a desire to learn AND earn in a unique environment. You might be just what we’re looking for.

Contact us to find out more about how you can become part of the AUD workforce.

STAFF

Dean, School of Business Administration and Professor of Economics
Mohammed Abu-Ali
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Associate Dean, School of Business Administration and Associate Professor of Management
Assaad Farah
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Assistant Dean, School of Business Administration and Director of Student Recruitment
Raj Kapoor
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EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
Mahsa Rafati
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ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Lylyn Ungui
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