Master of Business Administration - Project Management

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

Overview

Overview

With business problems growing more complex and companies implementing projects that span the globe, there is an increased need for effective Project Management skills. The Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Project Management at Al Ain University of Science and Technology (AAU) is designed for leaders in organizations responsible in leading teams for projects. Project Management concentration allows the student to enhance the MBA degree program. In addition, the student gains practical experience that can be applied to the demands of a business setting, including professional communication, corporate team building and business analysis competencies. Prospective students will acquire the management frameworks and leadership strategies required to improve project performance. The Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Project Management will help and support the graduates on successfully passing the certification examination to become a Project Manager Professional (PMP) of the Project Management Institute (PMI).

 

Job Opportunities

Graduates from an MBA program in project management are prepared for business-related careers, such as those in construction, information technology development or consulting. Individuals may find positions as:

 

  • Program managers
  • Project cost estimators
  • Project procurement managers
  • Project risk managers
  • Project Analyst
  • Project quality managers
  • Director of Operations

 

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:

(If the Bachelor degree was in Arabic)

EmSATTOEFL ITPTOEFL iBTTOEFL CBTIELTSEsol
1400 550 79 213 6 B2

 

(If the Bachelor degree was in English)

EmSATTOEFL ITPTOEFL iBTTOEFL CBTIELTSEsol
1100 500 61 173 5 B1

  

Conditional Requirements 

A student may be granted conditional admission in the Master of Business Administration in the following cases: 

- If a student obtains a score of  (530 in TOEFL ITP) certificate or its equivalent and has an average of at least (3 out of 4), s/he will be granted a conditional admission, provided that the student:

  • Obtains a score of (550 in TOEFL) or (6 in IELTS) by the end of the first semester of joining the program.
  • Registers for no more than (6) credit hours in the first semester of joining the program, and gets a GPA of (3 out of 4).
  • Obtains a GPA of (3 out of 4) in the first (9) hours of the approved program.

- If a student obtains a Bachelor’s degree with a GPA between (2 and 2.99 out of 4) or its equivalent and meets the conditions of the English language certification, as set out above, s/he will be granted a conditional admission, provided that the student:

  • Registers for no more than (9) credit hours in the first semester of joining the program,
  • Obtains a GPA of (3 out of 4) in the first (9) hours of the approved program. A student may study the (9) credit hours in two semesters (3 + 6) or three semesters (3 + 3 + 3).

- Students with Bachelor degrees in specializations unrelated to business administration can advance to the MBA program, taking into account the following conditions:

  • Taking 4 prerequisite courses as specified by a department, and can only be exempted from all remedial materials that have been studied at a Bachelor’s level.

Graduation Requirements

To obtain a Master of Business Administration in Project Management, a student must successfully complete 33 credit hours, with a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.0.

Study Plan

Course No Course Title CR.H. Prerequisite
Specialization Courses (33) CR.H.
(1) Core Compulsory Courses (24) CR.H
0501608 Quality and Operations Management 3 0509601
0501609 Strategic Management 3 30 CR.H
0502603 Managerial Accounting    
0503605 Financial Management 3  
0504606 Marketing Management 3  
0506607 Management Information Systems 3  
0509601 Statistics and Research Methodology 3  
0509603 Managerial Economics 3 0509601
(2) Concentration Courses (9) CR.H.
0508610 Project Management 3  
0508620 Global Project Management 3 0508610
0508630 Project Risk Management 3 0508610 & 0509601
0508640 Project Integration and Scope Management 3 0508610

Guidance Plan

Course Description

Contact Us

Director of MBA Program

College of Business
Al Ain University of Science and Technology

P.O.Box: 64141
Al Ain - UAE

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

E-mail:  mba_aa@aau.ac.ae