- Engagement with the Industry
- Our Students
- Our Alumni
- Student Work
We are proud to see around 1000 of MCM alumni joining the communications market in the UAE and beyond. Our alumni have taken leading positions in international PR/advertising firms and news organization, something that speaks to the ability of our program to meet industry standards.
Jamal Al Mawed, Regional PR and Corporate Communications Manager, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.
“The MCM programme at AUS is without a doubt an outright leader in the region for Comms degrees and it gave me a fantastic basis to start my career and achieve the success that I have. Even when hiring for agencies or brand-side jobs, MCM graduates tend to be prioritized as they have a reputation for being well-rounded.” –
Kareem Shaheen, The Guardian, UK
"The journalism program at MCM was invaluable in instilling in me the fundamental skills necessary for a successful career as a journalist - namely accuracy, objectivity and conciseness while working on deadline. I owe my career so far to the passion, wisdom and encouragement of the faculty, who in addition to teaching me how to be a good journalist also pushed me to publish my work and submit it to public scrutiny early in my years in the program. The contacts and skills I developed while I was in AUS helped set me on the path to being a successful journalist in an ever-changing media environment with an evolving set of challenges. I wouldn't trade my time at MCM for anything."
Zain Al Masri- Google
“I completed my undergraduate degree with a major in Mass Communications (MCM) at the American University of Sharjah. I chose to study at AUS because it stood out above the rest. I like the hands-on approach of the courses within the MCM program because it has taken my learning beyond theory. I have learnt to apply my knowledge through experiences like giving presentations, working in teams, and active involvement in programs. Graduating with a degree in MCM made me better prepared to get into the workforce. What I enjoyed most about the MCM program is the variety of classes it offers and how it has given me the opportunity to meet people from all majors and backgrounds. The classes and connections I have made through AUS have strengthened my passion for advertising. Being surrounded by intelligent individuals in discussion based classes has shown me how powerful young minds can be, and I feel inspired by my peers every day."