American University of Sharjah

Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)

Executive Master of Business Administration EMBA

Our Executive MBA program is designed for high-potential leaders preparing to expand their company's position in world markets.

Adapting state-of-the-discipline business knowledge to the needs of the local market, the Executive MBA (EMBA) program is designed to unlock the global growth potential of Gulf enterprises. A unique curriculum integrates management theory with professional skill building in a format that encourages immediate application to the challenges of executive leadership and organizational governance in an international context.

Our focus is on development of leadership and decision-making skills, as well as learning from cross-functional business approaches, strategies, techniques and technologies around the world to identify useful new ideas and stimulate creative problem solving. The cohort-based approach promotes dialogue among participants and fosters a network of innovative thinkers who create solutions that serve business needs throughout the region. Two travel seminars introduce participants to world markets in a structured setting.

Leadership-building includes enhancing core competencies for effective management. Individual modules highlight key decisions on the use of human, financial and data resources. Other sessions consider executive problem solving, development of strategy and effective communications. Participants learn to motivate others and to implement organizational growth initiatives. Strategic innovation and executive skill-set sessions are interwoven with modules that bring discipline-specific theory into practice.

The EMBA requires completion of 45 credits in eight modules. Portions of each module are integrated with supporting elements from other modules to facilitate immediate application of new knowledge.

The unique American-style curriculum integrates strategic management theory with practical "toolkit" modules that enhance real business skills. Meeting on alternate weekends, the program minimizes disruptions in participants' work schedules, while the modular approach develops integrated skill sets that can be applied as soon as participants return to the office.

With more than 80 full-time, resident program faculty from 28 countries, AUS offers students personal attention from professors who understand the context of business in the Gulf region and beyond.

Our program is designed for high-potential leaders looking to unlock the growth potential of enterprises in the Gulf.

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