COBA Newsletter February 2021 Edition
COBA HOLDS SUSTAINABILITY and ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEBINAR
COBA in collaboration with Vice President of Research Prof Marwan Al-Akaidi and Research Office held a successful Webinar on Sustainability and Entrepreneurship challenges in a post-Covid World on February 4th, 2021. The distinguished speakers of the webinar were Mr. Salman Dawood Abdulla Executive Vice President at EGA EHSSQ and Business Transformation Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hab. Andrzej Raszkowski Wroclaw from University of Economics and Business, Poland, and Dr. Marek Seretny Marketing Specialization Coordinator at COBA. Prof. Marwan and Prof. Assem gave the opening remarks, and the webinar was moderated by Prof. Asma.
COBA CONDUCTS STUDENTS' ORIENTATION AND MBA VIVA
PROMOTION ANNOUNCEMENT: PROF. ASMA SALMAN
COBA Faculty Member, Dr. Asma Salman has been promoted from the Academic Rank of Associate Professor to the Academic Rank of Full Professor of Finance at the American University in the Emirates, effective March 21st, 2019. Prof. Asma has achieved high levels of excellence in the areas of research, teaching and service. As a dedicated faculty member since 2011, COBA and AUE congratulates her on this milestone while wishing a successful career ahead.
4TH AUE STUDENT RESEARCH COMPETITION 2021
In line with enhancing the career opportunities of students in the undergraduate and the graduate level and kick-starting their research journey, representatives from COBA participated in the first meeting of the conference preparation that was led by the Vice President for Research Prof. Marwan Al-Akaidi. The members of the organizing group shed light on the importance of this competition, as it allows students to explore new frontiers in their field of study and enhances their research abilities. The topics identified to be of interest for this competition are, but not limited to: Covid-19 impact on markets, digitalization, and sustainability. Further details about the registration will be shared with students.
COBA VIRTUAL OPEN DAY
COBA has been a member of AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) since April 2013 and has been working toward its initial AACSB accreditation since 2014. COBA submitted its initial Self Evaluation Report (iSER) in June 2016, followed by revised second and third versions in December 2016 and June 2017. A fourth revised iSER was submitted in December 2017 and accepted by the AACSB Initial Accreditation Committee (IAC) in February 2018. COBA submitted its First Progress Report on December 18, 2018. The IAC received the report and requested a Second Progress Report in a letter dated March 21, 2019. The report was submitted on December 1, 2019 and was accepted on March 17th 2020 with a recommendation to begin the process of preparing for a peer review team (PRT) visit. COBA filed an application for initial accreditation visit (Business) in May 2020. Under the guidance of the AACSB designated Team Chair, COBA is currently engaged in writing its Self-Evaluation Report (SER). College will submit SER by July 2021, and is expecting a mock visit by July -August 2021, followed by the on-site Peer Review Team (PRT) visit during November 2021.