What is distinctive about this course?
American University of Sharjah (AUS) was ranked as the best private university in the Gulf region offering an MBA degree, according to a study published recently by Forbes Middle East in its February issue. The university ranks second best among private universities offering MBA degrees in the entire Middle East and North African (MENA) region - http://bit.ly/wTQkVW

Course overview:
The AUS Master of Business Administration (MBA) program helps individuals in the Gulf region think and act globally by integrating the latest business knowledge into problem solving. The program provides advanced management education in an environment that encourages students to extend their leadership capabilities. It is built on the premise that up-to-date expertise gives managers value-added capacity in a knowledge-based economy.

Through this program, students are prepared for leadership careers in both the private and public sectors. Students acquire a comprehensive foundation in the fundamental elements of business in a global environment. They also learn the skills and analytical tools for effective communication and decision making.

Individual participation is emphasized through class discussions, case study methodology and real-world projects in cooperation with other students in the class. Graduates of the MBA program are prepared to identify, analyse and understand the interrelationships among business organizations and international and domestic institutions in the UAE and throughout the world. Students also develop an awareness of societal and environmental needs and concerns as they relate to ethical, professional and socially responsible business practices.

Students must complete the following core courses:

  • Managerial Economics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Operations Management
  • Advanced Financial Management or
  • Public Financial Management (public management concentration only)
  • Leadership and Change Management
  • Accounting Analysis for Managers
  • Marketing Management
  • Strategic Management in a Global Environment

Who is this course for?
Our primary target is working professionals interested in advancing their careers without giving up their jobs and those interested in an AACSB-accredited program taught by resident faculty trained in U.S. and Europe (primarily) who offer personal attention.

How will I benefit from taking this course?
The MBA program prepares students for careers in management and helps them develop the decision-making skills necessary to lead successful business enterprises. The curriculum presents global business perspectives and challenges students to apply them to the Gulf region.

The American University of Sharjah (AUS) MBA program is ranked the best in the Middle East region, as per a recent QS Global Business Schools Report. The rank was based on the demands of international employers for MBA graduates published by www.TopMBA.com.

Entry requirements:
In addition to meeting the university’s general graduate admission requirements, applicants must meet the specific requirements of the MBA program. Admission to the MBA program is competitive.

Applicants are required to take the AUS Graduate Management Test. This exam is administered through the AUS Testing Center. The score on this exam is then considered with the student’s work experience and the undergraduate grade point average, particularly for the last two years of study. Students unable to travel to Sharjah prior to enrolment may submit a score of 500 or more on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), taken within the last five years.

What former student's have said
“A student body with diverse academic and professional background, holding degrees from institutions throughout the world, adds to the quality of the MBA experience at AUS. The small class size and evening class schedules allow students to comfortably interact with other students from different geographical regions, professions and industries thereby promoting a new perspective on the most current regional and international business trends.”
AUS MBA Students

“I chose the MBA at AUS, despite the distance, because of its accreditation and reputation. I never looked back. Simply put, AUS takes you through the famous four learning phases. By the time you go into your core courses…you are conscious of your competence, which is where I think the greatest value is in terms of building your career esteem and accelerating your development. You are a better professional for yourself, your company and the world at large.”
Ghandi Gharaibeh, Director of Marketing, GlaxoSmithKline Gulf and Near East

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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