Master of Business Administration

  • Type : Graduate
  • Credit Hours : 33hrs
  • Language : English
  • Campuses: Al Ain & Abu Dhabi

Overview

About the program

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program, offered by the College of Business (COB) at Al Ain University (AAU), provides a broad business education deemed by the key stakeholders in the UAE society. The program includes concentrated education in the following specialized areas:

  1. General
  2. Accounting
  3. Finance and Banking
  4. Marketing
  5. Human Resources Management
  6. Management Information Systems
  7. Project Management (New Spring 2019)
  8. Healthcare Management (New Spring 2019)

 

Vision

A Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree at AAU is designed for business professionals who seek future mobility and promotion in the work environment together with those who intend to proceed for their postgraduate studies.

 

Mission

MBA program equips participants with knowledge, skills and competence to be able to lead and tackle local and global business challenges keeping in view human values, ethics and social responsibility in strategic decision making.

 

Objectives

The MBA program aims to:

  • Provide students with high-quality education at internationally-approved standards to enable them, after graduation, to make successful managerial decisions at optimal levels of managerial competencies.
  • Prepare highly skilled graduates to meet the market demand for professional managers in all business functions.
  • Enhance students’ business professional skills for sound decisionmaking process at relevant managerial positions in all types of business organizations.
  • Help students to build a personal professional value system necessary to conduct business and make decisions according to high ethical standards of business conduct.

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation, students should be able to:

  1. Managerial Knowledge: Apply comprehensive business knowledge to situations in a local and global business environment.
  2. Discipline Knowledge: Demonstrate an advanced and integrated knowledge and skills needed in the field of study (Management, Accounting, Finance and Banking, Human Resource Management, MIS, Marketing, Project Management, Healthcare Management).
  3. Communication: Communicate effectively through oral presentation, report writing and state-of-art technology to support organizational effectiveness.
  4. Problem Solving: Apply research and analytical skills to address highly complex challenges in business environment.
  5. Critical Thinking: Demonstrate critical thinking ability and use of highly developed cognitive skills to find feasible and innovative solutions to complex business problems.
  6. Leadership and Teamwork: Demonstrate ability to lead and effectively participate in teams to implement and coordinate organizational activities.
  7. Autonomy and Responsibility: Demonstrate autonomy, responsibility and continuous self-development in managing professional practices in highly complex environments.
  8. Ethics and Social Responsibility: Integrate relevant business ethics and corporate social responsibility concepts and practices in management decision-making.

 

Admission Requirements

General Admission Requirements

  • A Bachelor degree or its equivalent approved by the UAE Ministry of Education, with a minimum (GPA) of (3 out of 4), or its equivalent on the Bachelor level.
  • A valid English Language Proficiency Certificate in one of the below certificates or its equivalent, at least as the following:

 

EmSATTOEFL ITPIELTS Academic
1400 550 6

Conditional Requirements 

If in possession of IELTS 5.5, PBT 530, iBT 71 or CBT 197, EmSAT 1250) or equivalent, provided that:

  • Achieve at least EmSAT (1400) or (550 in TOEFL) or (6 in IELTS) by the end of the first semester of the master’s program.
  • Register in no more than (6) credit hours in the first semester of enrollment.
  • Achieves a GPA of at least (3 of 4)

If a holder of a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of (2.5 to 2.99 out of 4) or equivalent, and meets the English language condition, he should:

  • Register in no more than (9) credit hours of courses studied for the graduate program during the conditional acceptance period.
  • Achieve at least (3 out of 4) or equivalent, in the first semester of study. Otherwise dismissed from the program.

If a holder of a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of (2 to 2.49 out of 4) or equivalent, and meets the English language condition, he should:

  • Register in no more than (9) credit hours as remedial prepration for the graduate program. These remedial courses are not for credit within the degree program.
  • Achieve at least (3 out of 4) or equivalent, in the first semester of study. Otherwise dismissed from the program.

Non-Business Administration Bachelor’s graduates are accepted, provided that:

  • The student studies a maximum of 4 remedial courses decided by the department. The student can be exempted from all remedial subjects if they have been studied in the Bachelor level.

 

Graduation Requirements

To obtain a Master of Business Administration (General), a student must successfully complete 33 credit hours, with a minimum (CGPA) of 3 out of 4.

Contact us

Director of MBA Program

College of Business
Al Ain University

P.O.Box: 64141
Al Ain - UAE

Phone No: +971 3 7024888
Fax No: +971 3 7024777

E-mail(Al Ain): MBA@aau.ac.ae
E-mail(Abu Dhabi): MBA_ad@aau.ac.ae