Master of Business Adminstration
  • Duration

    2 Years

  • Classes

    Weekday Morning Weekday Evening

  • Fees

    Tuition (One Semester) ……… Approx. 31,000 AED
    One academic year is two semesters
    Admission (One Time) ……… 3,500 AED

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About Program

Accelerate your career trajectory and unlock unparalleled opportunities with our esteemed Master of Business Administration program. Designed for ambitious professionals seeking to deepen their business knowledge and leadership skills, this program offers students a transformative and hands-on learning experience. Through a comprehensive curriculum encompassing strategy, finance, marketing and more, you will gain the tools to make informed decisions, drive organizational growth, and lead teams with confidence. With AUE’s MBA, you will position yourself at the forefront of the business world, poised to seize top executive positions and drive industry-changing initiatives.

Program Goals

  1. Provide a world class graduate business education in a diverse, competitive, team- intensive, changing environment.
  2. Develop innovative and cutting-edge curricula that bring together academics, students, alumni, and business executives to enhance the integration of business theories and practices.
  3. Prepare business students for successful careers, practicing leadership skills, and developing a lifelong learning and a strong social network.
  4. Enhance effective communication both verbally and in writing ideas and arguments associated with business issues.
  5. Attain intellectual leadership by hiring faculties that are committed to teaching, research, and services to the community and their profession.
  6. Provide outstanding facilities with cutting-edge technological support

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Coherently synthesize knowledge of different business areas across all levels of organizational structure.
  2. Apply innovative solutions and systems, to improve processes in organizations.
  3. Apply advanced research methodologies to effectively identify, critique, and solve highly complex business problems.
  4. Compose and present effective written and oral communication in an international and multicultural setting to effectively conduct business.
  5. Demonstrate leadership and team-working strategies to improve organizational performance.
  6. Consider ethical and socially responsible principles within a relevant business context to support decision making.

Program Structure

Course Category
Bridging Courses
Core Courses
Elective Courses
Thesis 1
Thesis 2
Total (Excluding Bridging Courses)
Total Number of Courses
Total Number of Credit Hours
33 Credit Hours
The course examines management functions and theories and analysis the implications of organizational behavior on the process of management. Students will be able to understand and assess behavior of individuals and groups in both culturally diverse and non-diverse organizational setting. The course will help in challenging students to think critically and evaluate the effects that an external environment has on organizational process and behavior. Moreover, students will analyze the elements of organizational structure and the impact that they have on employees. The course covers topics such as: theories and functions of management, organizational culture and structure, employees’ motivation, communication in organizations, stress and conflict management, leadership, team work, job satisfaction, etc.
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, capacity and Location planning, process selection, facility layout, inventory control, project management, and quality control to gain competitive advantage in an organization.
Course constitutes a preparatory course for MBA students and provides them with fundamental knowledge of marketing. This course will familiarize students with the scope, terminology, topics, and procedures of marketing strategy and importance of consumer. Students will discuss marketing concepts like product planning strategy, pricing, advertising and distribution from a business perspective.
This preparatory 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. The course also recommends a prior understanding of software application SPSS or Megastat. Course covers statistical concepts and methods like hypothesis testing, variance Tests, regression analysis, Decision theory, chi-Square analysis and ANOVA with an emphasis on business application. Emphasis on the formulation of problems and their solution by standard methods and by computer packages.
Marketing and International Business course is designed to expose the students to the dynamic of international environment within its practical point. The dramatic and the increase of free trade in the modern world have had a clear effect on the international business activities of many countries, including marketing; number of business activities is becoming increasingly global in the recent years. 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 international business strategies with an emphasize on applying marketing process in the international environment.
This course is intended to equip students with advanced knowledge of corporate finance by linking theory and application. The students should be able to understand and apply the practical application of financial theory, concepts and relationships, to review and prioritize concepts in economics, marketing, and resource management, essential in value creation. Additionally, they should analyze different concepts, theories, application and issues related to managerial finance, techniques of analysis, and most importantly, making decisions and managing to create value. Finally, students should develop knowledge in corporate governance issues such as corporate control, bankruptcy, liquidation, and reorganization.
The Strategic Management course is the capstone course in the MBA Program which integrates the knowledge from different business disciplines such as Economics, Financial Management, Marketing International Business and Information technologies. The course will help students gain knowledge necessary to successfully manage organizations in a highly complex business environment. Various advanced strategic models and tools are used to enhance the practical application of recent theoretical models. Course helps students develop knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to design effective strategies for global business.
This course examines the importance of leadership in organizations and change management and explains the role of leaders in times of change. The course objective is to provide a balance of theory and practice as it analyses the major leadership theories and change management in regional and international organizations. This course will also help in challenging students to think critically and to make decisions by considering the causes and nature of change, cultural and political contexts for change and how to lead change and designing, planning and implementing change in organization. The topics covered include managerial roles and decisions, leadership skills, traits and behavior, various leadership theories, distribution of power in organization, organizational change, etc. Students will be put into leadership role, engaged in applying the concepts and handling leadership function.
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 / IT 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 designed to enhance the understanding of microeconomic concepts and quantitative tools 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 organizations and the strategic behavior of managers in today’s complex and continuously changing business environment.
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.
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 designed to provide an overview of main concepts, models, project management tools, techniques, and challenges associated with planning and managing projects. This course equips the students with the required knowledge in different related topics like Project Selection, Scope Management, Project Team Building, Risk Management, Cost estimation and Budgeting, Project Scheduling, Project Evaluation and Control, Resource Management. All the covered topics are aligned with PMBOK, and the student will experience his practical skills through MS Project.
This course marks students’ introduction to the theory and practice of innovation and entrepreneurship. Whether they are creating an opportunity or seizing an existing one students explore the core concepts and tools for creating new products or services, new businesses, or new markets from a multilayered perspective. The course examines the fundamentals of innovation in a multitude of settings, operationalizing the entrepreneurial spirit via a comprehensive business plan, and making decisions in the areas of strategic planning, financing, marketing, process improvement, and management with an awareness of the opportunities and challenges of working in an increasingly complex environment regionally and internationally.
This course is designed to expose students to the various TQM frameworks, philosophies, and quality improvement basic and advanced tools necessary for implementing the quality culture that characterizes world-class organizations of the 21st century. The course is built around the core values and the criteria for performance excellence embodied in the national as well as international Quality Award. Furthermore, the course explores these key actions necessary for transforming business organization into excellent organizations that deliver value to their customers, clients, and constituents.

This course introduces students to emerging interactive technologies and social media tools, and discusses ways in which these technologies can be exploited by businesses to more effectively serve markets. Students will further examine how marketing-related functions are changed by the potential of new technologies and how these new technologies can become key components of the organization’s strategic marketing effort. Special emphasize is given to analysis of modern digital, tech-savvy connected customers, digital subcultures and engagement and content marketing practices.

The primary objective of this course is to acquaint students with some of the most recent business practices, trends and challenges within various business disciplines. Specific contemporary/ emerging topics from different areas of management are covered, such as Digital Workplace, Talent Management and Employee Engagement, Virtual and Distributed Teams, Automation and Robotics, Algorithms and Using Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Bitcoin, Organizational Excellence, Civility and Dignity, Neuromarketing, Design Thinking, Smart City Management, Crowd- funding and Lean Startup etc. This will provide students with an opportunity to explore cutting-edge developments in different management areas, and to choose the topic most relevant to their field of interest. The course will explore current topics with a special emphasize on contemporary business and management practices and challenges from MENA region.
This course explores the major aspects of Organization Development, to manage and implement change effectively within contemporary organization. This course will emphasize on practicing Organizational Development using a wide variety of interventions to achieve greater effectiveness.
This course provides a comprehensive study of the Islamic Economics and Finance. It focuses on the Islamic economic philosophies underlying the Islamic economic system and its implications for the tools of fiscal and monetary policy. Economic fairness, market functionality & efficiency, and equity are examined from an Islamic vantage point.
Students in this course will work with their thesis supervisor to develop a thesis proposal and begin their distinctive, applied research project. The primary goal is for the student to practice the mechanisms of transitioning from concept to active inquiry. Depending on the nature of the topic, the student will develop a study questions, conduct a literature review, develop a methodological approach, and begin preliminary research. Students are expected to apply qualitative, quantitative, and comparative research approaches to the chosen topic.
In this course, students will continue developing their thesis project, revising techniques (if required), addressing challenges, analyzing findings, and eventually articulating the complete experience. Students will build on work from the previous semester and put all of the pieces together to complete the final thesis project, following the required research process and procedures. Students will be required to provide a verbal defense as part of the assessment and fulfilment of the course.

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Prof. Asma Salman

Professor / Dean

Prof. Robert P. Karaszewski

Professor / Program Director - Master of Business Administration

Dr. Sung IL Hong

Assistant Professor / Program Director - Master of Sports Management

Dr. Azzam Hannon

Associate Professor / Department Chair of Accounting and Finance

Dr. Nikolina-Ljepava

Assistant Professor / Department Chair of Management

Dr. Abdulkarim Dahan

Associate Professor

Dr. Nasser Easa

Associate Professor

Dr Ahmed Al-Omush

Associate Professor

Dr. Tahar Tayachi

Assistant Professor

Dr. Mona Hammad

Assistant Professor

Dr. Edyta Skibińska

Assistant Professor

Dr. Ilija Stojanovic

Assistant Professor

Dr. Mohammad Alsmairat

Assistant Professor

Dr. Riad-Al-Chami

Assistant Professor

Dr. Tamara Mohammad

Assistant Professor

Dr. Alaa Mushtaha

Assistant Professor

Dr. Mohammed Eldahamsheh

Assistant Professor

Dr. Bassel Kassem

Assistant Professor

Graduation Requirements

For graduate degree completion, graduate students must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Earn a minimum CGPA of 3.00 on a scale of 4.00.
  • Successfully complete all courses as described in the study plan.
  • The Degree Completion requirements must be met within the timeframe of the program.
  • Successfully complete the “Thesis” course.
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