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Master of Business Administration - Project Management




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).



To boost business professionals knowledge and practical skills on the core principles of quality management and project analysis, and help them rise to modern challenges of sustainability.



To 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.



The objective of MBA program in Project Management are:

  • To train expert Project Managers with the capacity to manage budgets, resolving complex issues, and coordinating a project team.
  • Insight into the key aspects of strategic project management and its importance within the global strategy of the organization.
  • Strengthening decision-making related to match people to tasks, organise schedules, and assessing risks
  • Knowing, selecting and adequately using the tools required for the effective management of project budgets.
  • Equipping students with the executive skills required to manage a project team in order to ensure its success.


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.


Learning Outcomes

At the end of MBA program, a graduate is expected to be able to:

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


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


MBA Committee for the Academic Year 2018/2019

Al Ain Campus
1 Dr. Nasser Taleb - Director, MBA program (Al Ain Campus) Chair
2 Prof. Moyaid Sulieman Member
3 Dr. Sobhy Elkhatib Member
4 Dr. Adel Ahmed Member
5 Dr. Abdelkader Mazouz Member
6 Dr. Kholoud Al Qeisi Member
7 Dr. Qutaibah Althebyan Member
8 Dr. Shorouq Eletter Member
9 Dr. Tahira Yasmin Member
Abu Dhabi Campus
1 Dr. Ahmad Ghandour - Director, MBA program (Abu Dhabi Campus) Chair
2 Prof. Habib Chabchoub Member
3 Dr. Zafar Husain Member
4 Dr. Mohammad Nuseir Member
5 Dr. Abu Reza Islam Member
6 Dr. Ammar Jreisat Member
7 Dr. Jamil Razmak Member
8 Dr. Ibrahim Ninakara Member
9 Dr. Mahmoud Nassar Member