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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

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BRIDGING COURSES

5 COURSES | - CREDIT HOURS

This course examines individual, group, and organizational behavior within various business settings in a culturally diverse workplace. 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 course will present and discuss the types of financial information a manager needs in order to plan, assess performance, and choose between alternative courses of action. This course is organized around the major uses of accounting by managers and, at the conclusion of the course, you will have a better understanding of what limitations of traditional accounting systems, and what financial information is needed for effective decision making

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 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

Focused on identifying International Business and satisfying global customer needs better than the competition, both domestic and international, and coordinating marketing activities and international business in the context of the global environment. The growth of international business in recent years has been clear and dramatic. Several basic motives have compelled firms, to become more global in both their organization and actions. The increase of Graduate Catalog 2016 - 17 32 free trade in the modern world has had its effect on the International business activities of many countries, including marketing; many production activities are becoming global. Technology allows many products to be made practically anywhere it is cheapest to do so

This course is designed to enhance the understanding of microeconomic concepts and quantitative tools that can be used in decision making problems. Topics to be covered in the course include: forecasting consumer demand, production, pricing and production decisions, sensitivity analysis, and capital budgeting. The course covers the varying structure of organizations and the strategic behavior of Managers in today’s complex and continuously changing business environment.

This course is a Capstone Course in the MBA Program that integrates the knowledge gained from the other core courses and aims to develop a clear concept of strategy in the students. The course on Strategic Management emphasizes the concept of strategy and strategic and the effects of the external environment on the organizations and their strategy. The concept is also emphasized through the application of GLO-BUS online system where online simulations of business scenarios are implemented during the course

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.

This course is offered for students who are involved in the process of creating and developing new products or services within organizations or who plan to start their own business. Students are exposed to the challenges, problems and issues faced by inventors who transform their inventions into economic viable innovations. This integrative course directly addresses these problems and develops the fundamental business skills necessary to identify, evaluate, develop and exploit business opportunities.

This course offers an introduction to quantitative and qualitative designs in management research as well as to applied statistical methods. The students will learn the language and terminology of business research, the research process, use of different data sources and statistical techniques, measurement issues such as reliability and validity, and research instruments including questionnaires and interview schedules. It will prepare students for conducting an independent study, including formulating research questions, reviewing the literature, selecting a research approach and analytical/statistical models appropriate for answering the questions. The course has an applied orientation and students will develop basic research skills and knowledge to effectively use research in decision-making and solving organizational problems. The students will be trained in the use of SPSS and NVivo software programs and will learn to apply SPSS-based statistical methods in their quantitative studies and NVivo in qualitative research projects. The course will emphasize the importance of cross-cultural dimension in the design and execution of empirical studies relating to different aspects of business.

The course explores Organization Development (OD) as a field leaning on performance excellence with the integration of various methods. This course is an on-going process that deals with the most fundamental issues facing the businesses today and how they interrelate: leadership, growth and death of organizations.

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 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 growth of the trades continues to have a tremendous influence on business. Companies and Organizations of all types and sizes are rethinking their strategies and how they run their operations. The E-Marketing Program challenges students to explore the realities and implications of E-Commerce from a marketer’s perspective. Business-to-Consumer (B2C) and Business-to-Business (B2B) E-Commerce markets are examined. The course introduces students to a wide range of electronic commerce issues for trade marketers, as a foundation for continual learning in the dynamic E-Commerce environment and International Businesses Trade challenges.

The course content will reflect the interest of the faculty members and current issues in business and industry such as global challenges in management, ethical issues confronting management, management in changing environment and management under crises. Topics will vary annually

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.

The course provides a broad IT background in areas performed by Managers regarding Information Technology topics, development of personal competencies, market development, feasibility, use and management. The course covers knowledge and abilities essential for effective leadership in IT communication, relationships and negotiation and readiness for change and enhances the capacity for leadership.

This course aims to study the Corporate Financial Management with an emphasis on the responsibility to contribute to the efficiency of the firm and its long range objectives. The course covers realistic applications and case studies concerning financial statements and cash flow analysis, financial impacts of decision making, capital budgeting, strategic and operational planning. In addition, the course aims at further understanding and application of financial concepts learned in the basic course with emphasis on the responsibility of the Financial Manager to contribute to the day-to-day efficiency of the firm, to its long range objectives, and to its responsibilities toward the society and the financial environment from the ethical, social and legal angles.

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

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.

COURSE TRACK

The thesis can be replaced by two elective courses.

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%

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