EMBA American University of Sharjah (AUS)

What is distinctive about this course?
Adapting state-of-the-discipline business knowledge to the needs of the local market, the Executive MBA (EMBA) program is designed to unlock the global growth potential of Gulf enterprises. A unique curriculum integrates management theory with professional skill building in a format that encourages immediate application to the challenges of executive leadership and organizational governance in an international context.

Course overview:
The Executive MBA program is designed for high-potential business leaders preparing to expand the position of their companies in world markets. Adapting state-of-the-discipline business knowledge to the needs of the local market, the EMBA helps to unlock the global growth potential of Gulf enterprises. A unique curriculum integrates liberal thought with professional education in a format that encourages active learning and immediate application to the challenges of executive management and organizational governance in a global context.

The focus is on development of leadership and decision-making skills; participants learn from cross-functional business approaches, strategies, techniques and technologies around the world to identify useful new ideas and stimulate creative problem solving. The cohort-based approach promotes dialogue among participants and fosters a network of innovative thinkers who can create solutions that serve businesses throughout the region. Two travel seminars introduce participants to world markets in a structured setting.

Leadership building includes enhancing core competencies for effective management. Individual modules highlight key decisions on the use of human, financial and data resources. Other sessions consider executive problem-solving, development of strategy and effective communications. Participants learn to motivate others and to implement organizational growth initiatives. Strategic innovation and executive skill-set sessions are interwoven with modules that bring discipline-specific theory into practice.

Students must complete the following core courses:

  • Business Foundations
  • Principles of Leadership
  • Economics and Analytical Foundations
  • Operations Management
  • Market Analysis and Marketing Strategy Development 
  • Statistics and Research Methods
  • Leadership and Human Capital
  • Global Economics and Decision Support
  • International Finance and Investment
  • Society and Governance
  • Executive Leadership
  • Corporate Financial Management and Islamic Finance
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Market Leadership: Program Development and Implementation
  • Capstone: Developing and Defending a Business Plan

Who is this course for?
Designed for executives with high achievement potential

How will I benefit from taking this course?
The AUS EMBA program prepares graduates to take on new leadership responsibilities and feel confident in facing new business challenges.

Entry requirements:
Admission requirements for the EMBA program limit participation to professionals with significant career growth potential. The standards are designed to ensure that each participant is able to contribute to the interaction of a motivated cohort.

What former student's have said 
“AUS forced me to think from a different point of view. My classmates helped me see inside other businesses.”
Mishal Kanoo, Deputy Chairman, Kanoo Group

“The faculty was super, and taught me to get into the details. They are here and they really care.”
Nadya Kamali, Chief Technology Officer, Dubai World

“I had the chance to go abroad, but the quality of the AUS program let me stay here and build my
network while working.”
Mohammed Al-Thani, Managing Director, Sharjah Golf & Shooting Club

American University of Sharjah (AUS) was founded in 1997 by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah. Consciously based upon American institutions of higher education, AUS is thoroughly grounded in Arab culture and is part of a larger process of the revitalization of intellectual life in the Middle East. The university has four academic divisions: the College of Architecture, Art and Design; College of Arts and Sciences; College of Engineering; and the School of Business Administration.

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