American University of Sharjah

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Master of Business Administration MBA

The business world is changing and expanding constantly as we seek to develop markets and respond to the needs of consumers and companies.

With the UAE's place as a business hub for the Middle East well-established, many regional and international businesses have set up offices here in addition to prominent local companies. These companies manufacture, import and export a wide range of products to countries throughout the region and all over the world.

Our Master of Business Administration (MBA) program has been designed to provide our graduates with the skills they need to be competitive in today's dynamic, global marketplace. Business school graduates today must be exposed to the latest techniques and most current business practices if they are to be prepared to pursue careers in an ever-changing and complex world. The educational experiences our students have as they pursue their MBA at AUS prepare them for productive business careers and enable them to make valuable contributions to the organizations they join.

Through our MBA program, students are prepared for careers in management and leadership positions in both the private and public sectors. Our students acquire a comprehensive foundation in the fundamentals of business in the global environment in which they function. They also learn the skills and analytical tools for effective communicating and decision making. Individual participation is emphasized through class discussions, case study methodology, and interaction and cooperation with other students in the class.

Graduates of our program are prepared to identify, analyze and understand the interrelationships among business organizations and international and domestic institutions in the UAE and throughout the world. Our students also develop an awareness of societal and environmental needs and concerns as they relate to ethical, professional and socially responsible business practices.

Student Advising

Members of the Graduate Program Office are available to help our students make course selections in keeping with their career interests, plan their schedules and assist with administrative requirements.


Two types of assistantships are available to help our graduate students. Graduate Assistantships (GA) provide an opportunity to assist faculty members with course administration, research and other activities. Students may work up to 20 hours per week and are paid on an hourly basis.

A limited number of Graduate Research Assistantships (GRA) are also available on a competitive basis. Recipients of these awards receive full or partial tuition payment and a stipend payment in return for assisting a faculty member with a research project in the student's area of interest.

Job Placement

The outreach efforts of SBA are focused on building networks with companies that support AUS programs and provide job opportunities for our graduates. Requests from employers are passed along to students and graduates with the appropriate qualifications.

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