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The MBA program offers a personal academic approach to help mature students to prepare for a rapidly evolving business world. The MBA program is elaborately tailored to meet the needs and interests of graduates as they build on their current base of knowledge and work experience. Student understanding are enhanced through the personal attention of highly qualified faculty of the American University in the Emirates.

Surveys from business alumni suggest that this teaching approach has a significant impact on professional development. The primary benefit of the program is geared to prepare students for a lifetime professional development.

The MBA program has a global perspective reflecting the position of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as a hub of international business activities. Moreover, the status of Dubai as a global business city and the center of the world-class financial market, provides ample global opportunities to draw on local resources. Students from diverse nationalities and cultural backgrounds add flavor to the MBA program and learning environment at AUE.

The Research track, along with one course in the same area, shall provide students with the opportunity to specialize in the respective area of specialization chosen by the student to write the thesis, under the broader umbrella of business administration.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor degree with cumulative GPA 3.0 out of 4.0
  • GMAT (no specific score)
  • English proficiency (can be exempted)
  • Work experience
  • Letter of interest & interview

ACCREDITATION

The American University in the Emirates is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education | caa.ae

FEE STRUCTURE - 2016/17

  • Tuition (One Semester)

    Approx. 31,000 AED
    One academic year is two semesters
  • Admission (One Time)

    3,500 AED

For more information about detailed fees and tution Find here

BRIDGING COURSES

5 COURSES | - CREDIT HOURS

This course examines individual, group, and organizational behavior within various business settings in culturally diverse workplaces. Topics covered include management theory, communication, perceptions, motivation, leadership, managing rewards, stress management, employee counseling, appraisal, employee disciplinary systems, conflict management, training, and organizational development. Throughout the course, students work individually and in teams on cases and business simulations.

The course is designed for students to understand the analytic methods in operation of organizations and industries. The course aims to familiarize the issues facing the operations of organization, production scheduling, inventory control, project management, and quality control and methodology to gain competitive advantage in an organization.

This course will provide a solid basis for marketing principles. Student will discuss marketing concepts like product planning strategy, pricing, advertising, distribution from a business perspective.

This remedial course introduces the accounting concepts necessary for decision making as it is the core of efficient management processes that heavily depends upon useful accounting information. This course covers accounting and financial information that can help managers to measure and assess performance as well as assist with operational planning within the organization and choose between cost effective alternatives.

This course aims to acquire a sound education in those statistical concepts quantitative analysis and their applications in the fields of business and economics. This course requires fundamental understanding of basic statistics like frequency distribution, averages, measures of variability, probability, confidence intervals. The course also recommends a prior understanding of software application SPSS, MegaStat for Excel and MS Excel. Course covers statistical concepts and methods like hypothesis testing, variance Tests, chi-Square analysis and ANOVA with an emphasis on business application. Emphasis would be made on the formulation of problems and their solution by standard methods or by computer packages.

CORE COURSES

7 COURSES | 21 CREDIT HOURS

Marketing and International Business course is designed to integrate the students to the dynamic of international environment within its practical point. The dramatic and the increase of free trade in the modern world has had its clear effect on the International business activities of many countries, including marketing; many production activities are becoming global. Via this course, the student will practice and apply all learned concepts related to international trade theory, counter-trade, cultural differences, global marketing, foreign exchange markets, political environments, and global human resource management geography, and trading blocks, international business strategies, exporting, importing. This course will allow the students to succeed in conducting any form of global business.

This course provides a comprehensive, graduate level exploration of managerial accounting. The course focuses on the use of accounting data in the management of an organization. Naturally, what accounting data are interesting and how they might be used depend on what the manager is seeking to accomplish and what other information is available.

This course is a constructed to integrate the student knowledge that gained from the other core courses and aims to develop a clear concept of strategic thinking for the students. The course covers case studies concerning environmental and financial analysis for real organizations. The course emphasizes the concept of strategy and the effects of the external/internal environment on the organizations and their strategy. This course covers the main techniques for strategic analysis including the basic financial analysis for the organization strategic performance.

The course discusses the information systems planning, and organizing and the application of information technology advancements. This course has a managerial perspective that describes how IS supports business goals and functions are applicable to management, what information resources are available to the manager, and how the manager is involved in the information development process.

This course is intended to give the students advanced knowledge of corporate finance by linking the theory and practice. The students will understand the practical application of financial theory, concepts, and relationships; review and use concepts in economics, accounting, marketing, and resource management essential in value creation; gain an understanding of theory, concepts, application, and issues related to managerial finance, techniques of analysis, and most importantly in making decisions and managing to create value. Additionally, students will develop knowledge in corporate governance issues such as corporate control, bankruptcy, liquidation, and reorganization. Finally, students will develop skills in the analysis of real life finance problems and will be able to evaluate alternate approaches to their solution.

This course is designed to enhance the understanding of microeconomic concepts and quantitative tool used in decision making problems. Topics to be covered in the course include forecasting consumer demand, production, pricing and production decisions, and sensitivity analysis. The course covers the changing structure of organisations and the strategic behavior of managers in today's complex and continuously changing business environment.

This course aims to develop core competencies and skills needed for effective leadership in organizations. This course includes the historical development of the field of leadership, examination of various leadership perspectives and models, and various measures of managerial and organizational effectiveness in a global.

ELECTIVE COURSES

CHOOSE TWO COURSES | 6 CREDIT HOURS

This course is designed to provide students an introductory overview of the field of project management by applying the tools, techniques, and challenges associated with planning and managing projects. The topics include basic project management phases – initializing, scheduling, implementation, control, and closure through integrated strategic and project management techniques.

The course explores Total Quality Management (TQM) as a field leaning on performance excellence with the integration of six-sigma methods.  This course is an on-going process that deals with the most fundamental issues facing the businesses today and how they interrelate: leadership, quality of products and services, customer service, productivity, motivation and ongoing product and service improvement.

The course content will provide students with deepened analysis of current issues in business and industry such as: global challenges in management, management in evolving environment, impact of new technologies on management techniques, management under crises and ethical issues confronting management. Topics will vary annually and reflect the interest of faculty members.

The innovation and entrepreneurship course is designed for students involved either in the process of creating and developing new products or services within organizations or in creating their own business. Innovation is the core of any challenges, problems and issues faced by inventors and to which students are exposed. Hence students could learn how to develop the business necessary skills in order to identify, evaluate, develop and exploit business opportunities. Students will be able to transform their inventions into economic viable innovations.

Globalization and online commerce have a tremendous influence on business. Companies and organizations of all types and sizes under pressure of turbulent environment and constant changes need rethinking their strategies, manner in which they run their operations, as well as need to implement proactive approach. Course challenges students to explore the realities and implications of e-commerce from a global marketer perspective. Lecture introduces students to a range of electronic commerce tools. Final project allows students to critically rethink and propose own business set up to create a competitive organization.

The course offers insight to the discipline of Organization Development (OD) and provides a comprehensive and practical introduction to the successful ingredients of understanding and implementing interventions for interpersonal, group, inter‐group, or organization‐wide change to bring organizational effectiveness.

THESIS

6 CREDIT HOURS

Conducted under the supervision of a faculty member assigned as advisor, this work enables the students to make a research on a chosen topic and prepare a report on the study conducted and its results. Emphasis will be given on methods of data collection and analysis, conclusions on the basis of the findings of the study and proper presentation of the study in a desired format

ATTENDANCE

WEEKDAY CLASSES

Course A | sun –tue | 5:00 pm –8:00 pm
Course B | mon –wed | 5:00 pm –8:00 pm
If one course is registered, one timing would be selected

WEEKEND CLASSES

Course A | fri –sat | 9:00 am –12:00 pm
Course B | fri –sat | 2:00 pm –5:00 pm
If one course is registered, one timing would be selected

JOINING THE PROGRAM

Students can join anytime during the year and at the beginning of any block.

SEPTEMBER

FALL SEMESTER

JANUARY

SPRING SEMESTER

MAY

SUMMER SEMESTER

MBA Course Schedule

Academic Year 2017 / 2018

Fall 2017 - 2018

Course Code Course Name Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
ACC 500 Accounting for Managers 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
ACC 600 Strategic Cost and Managerial Accounting 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ECO 600 Managerial Economics 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
MGT 600 Strategic Management : Theory and Practice 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
MGT 601 Leadership and Change Management 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
MGT 604 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
MGT 606 Project Management 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
MGT 615 Total Quality Management 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
MKT 500 Marketing Concepts 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
SQA 500 Statistics and Quantitative Analysis 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

 

Course Code Course Name Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
FIN 600 Advanced Financial Management 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
MGT 500 Management and Organizational Behavior 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
MGT 501 Production and Operations Management 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
MGT 602 Management of Information Technology 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
MGT 605-1 Thesis
MGT 605-2 Thesis
MKT 600 Marketing and International Business 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
MKT 603 e-Commerce and International Trade 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Spring 2017 - 2018

Course Code Course Name Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
RMT 600 Business Research Methods 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
MGT 604 Organizational Development 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
MGT 600 Strategic Management : Theory and Practice 2: 00 PM - 5:00 PM 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
MKT 600 Marketing and International Business 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Course Code Course Name Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
MGT 601 Leadership and Change Management 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
MGT 606 Project Management 2: 00 PM - 5:00 PM 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
MGT 607 Special Topics 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
MGT 602 Management of Information Technology 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

 

Summer 2017 - 2018

Course Code Course Name Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
ACC 600 Strategic Cost and Managerial Accounting 2: 00 PM - 5:00 PM 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
ECO 600 Managerial Economics 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
MGT 615 Total Quality Management 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
MKT 603 Marketing & International Trade 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

THESIS TRACK

The MBA will be specialized based on the thesis topic | extra letter will be provided

PROPOSED SPECIALIZATIONS

Quality Management
Supply Chain Management
Change Management
Operational Management
Project Management
Any other proposed specialization by the student.

WHAT THEY DO

MBA graduates are the elite business firm managers, directors and ambitious entrepreneurs from Dubai and the region.

71%

GOVERNMENT

10%

BANKING

7%

CONSULTATION

6%

AVIATION

6%

OTHERS

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