Dean's Message


I am excited to announce that in February 2022, we earned AACSB International Accreditation. Less than six percent of the world's schools offering business degree programs hold AACSB business accreditation. Now, Al Ain University has joined the ranks of the world's 926 Universities across 60 countries and territories recognized to deliver quality Business education.

AACSB accreditation results from years of perseverance and teamwork by exceptionally hardworking and dedicated College of Business faculty and staff. AACSB Accreditation supports what we have recognized all along; that Al Ain University business students are among the best and brightest, with a drive and determination to become entrepreneurs, business leaders, and life-long learners.

The College of Business (COB) at Al Ain University prepares students for leadership roles, fosters entrepreneurial growth, and conducts impactful research that helps improve business practice. Undergraduate and graduate students acquire transferable skills and knowledge that prepare them to lead from the front.

The College's strong faculty from around the world achieves rigorous standards for teaching effectiveness, quality research productivity, and impactful community service. The College attracts motivated students and engages them in the highest level of state-of-art business education. 

Recognizing that career paths change, the best preparation for the future of work is to understand all aspects of business, including leadership, Quality Management, International Business, Strategic Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Analytics, Consumer Behavior, Management Accounting, Marketing, and Finance. Therefore, the College offers a Bachelor's program in six majors: Management, Accounting, Finance and Banking, Marketing, Human Resource, and Management Information Systems.  

We offer an MBA program in eight concentrations: General, Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Human Resource, Management Information Systems, Healthcare, and Project Management. Our faculty involve both undergraduate and graduate students in their research and provide students with experiential learning opportunities, including case studies, client projects, and internships, with the ultimate goal of preparing students as leaders in their field of studies.  In addition, students are encouraged to develop and test their business ideas through support in our Foundation of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Course through an incubation facility.

The College of Business at Al Ain University is dedicated to providing our students with a highly engaging educational experience so that they can use their enhanced knowledge, skills, abilities, and confidence to become entrepreneurs and business leaders of tomorrow and can make a noticeable impact on the local and regional community.

I have great pleasure in welcoming you to the College.


Zafar Husain, PhD 

Dean, College of Business