Department of Accounting | American University of Sharjah

Head of Department

Welcome to the Department of Accounting at the School of Business Administration!

At our department, we believe that accounting is not just the language of business, but the heartbeat of every organization. With the rapid advancements in technology and the increasing complexity of accounting professions, we understand the importance of strategic thinking and leveraging data analytics to drive success.

Our curriculum is designed to keep pace with the ever-changing business landscape, ensuring that our graduates are equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in their careers. For example, to give our students a competitive edge in the job market, we have integrated data analytics for accounting into our accounting degree program, utilizing tools like Tableau, Power BI and Python. We also recognize the significance of forensic accounting and offer a dedicated course that covers forensic accounting and fraud examination. Additionally, we are actively working towards introducing a course on UAE taxation to cater to local needs. |-BREAK-|

To further enhance our students' career prospects, we foster strong partnerships with accounting professional bodies. Our curriculum aligns with the requirements of certifications such as the Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA). Our graduates consistently achieve high passing rates in the CPA exam, reflecting the quality of accounting education we provide. Our program is endorsed by the Institution of Management Accountants (IMA) in the US, and some of our courses are recognized by The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) for equivalency to the Chartered Accountant (CA) certificate.

We believe in a student-centered approach to learning, which is why our classes are intentionally kept small. This allows for personalized attention and fosters effective communication between students and professors. Our faculty members are highly qualified, both academically and professionally, and bring diverse expertise from reputable universities in the US and UK. They actively contribute to the field through high-quality research published in reputable journals across various accounting areas. Our Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) program offers students the opportunity to engage in faculty research as co-authors or Graduate Research Assistants. 

If you have any questions about our undergraduate (BSBA) and graduate (MSA) programs in accounting, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. We are here to provide further information and guide you on your academic journey. Join our accounting programs to learn and earn, and become a part of our vibrant community.

Dr. Taisier Zoubi


Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major in Accounting
Master of Science in Accounting
Minor in Accounting


Dr. Eid Alotaibi
Assistant Professor
PhD, Rutgers University, United States
Dr. Musa Darayseh
PhD, University of Nebraska, United States
Ms. Rana Hamdan
Visiting Instructor
Master, American University of Sharjah,
Ms. Karen Hawa
Senior Instructor
GD, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, Canada


The Department of Accounting has graduated hundreds of alumni ever since its formation in 2011. Graduating with a bachelor’s degree in accounting from American University of Sharjah, offers you a wide variety of career opportunities down the road.

Our alumni have excelled and pursued their careers in prominent regional and international organizations. Some work in the UAE government for tax regulations; others work as financial controllers, auditors, chief accountants, financial analysts, internal auditors, fraud risk assurance associates and much more.

In addition, many have chosen to pursue their graduate studies with a master’s degree in accounting and in some cases even a PhD.



Abu Dhabi Investment Council

Al Futtaim


Chalhoub Group

DAMAC Properties



Emirates National Oil Company

Ernst & Young

Federal Tax Authority

Financial Audit Authority

Goldman Sachs



Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP)

Onyx Exchange

Procter & Gamble


Sharjah Government

Sharjah RTA

Hear from our students and alumni

Faaizah Zain, Accounting Student

"AUS is an outstanding institution that has exceeded my expectations in every way. From the moment I set foot on campus, I knew I had found my academic home. The welcoming atmosphere and the genuine warmth of the faculty made me feel instantly supported and valued.

Throughout my journey at AUS, I have been fortunate to form deep connections with professors who not only imparted their expertise but also took a personal interest in my growth and success. The university has also equipped me with the knowledge, skills and experiences necessary to thrive in my chosen field."

Maryam Babu, MSA 2019

"The Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA) not only contributed towards who I am today, but honed my research skills and learning potential. Investigating areas of interests in academia has become more intriguing since I have had experienced faculty assisting me in better formulating research papers that possess the potential for publication."

Noora Buali, BSBA 2013, MSA 2015

"The program gave me exposure to aspects of accounting that were far more interesting than I could have imagined. It was as challenging as it was rewarding. And now, I look back and I know I made the right choice."

Rana Hamdan, MSA 2019

"The MSA program at AUS allowed me to delve deeper into critical aspects of accounting and business. My MSA journey was challenging yet very rewarding. The program’s classes are very interactive and are geared towards preparing students for professional accounting certifications. If you are looking for a program that challenges your thinking, opens for you promising career options, and ensures quality throughout the learning process, then the Master of Science in Accounting at AUS is your best option!"

Seri Kamal, BSBA 2013

"Without a doubt, AUS set me up for success. From my professional internship as a student to the management position I hold with PwC today, I can confidently say that SBA gave me the best start to my career. My AUS education helped me gain industry qualifications. This means I have been able to offer well-rounded service to clients in Dubai and Switzerland who follow different international accounting standards."

The Accounting Society (TAS)

The Accounting Society (TAS) is a student-run organization founded in 2011 by the Department of Accounting. Its mission is to promote SBA’s accounting major among students by giving them insight into the exciting opportunities and possible career paths the field offers upon graduation.To empower SBA students to become future business leaders, TAS organizes events that help students connect with executives in accounting firms across the country. It collaborates with prominent organizations such as the Big Four (Deloitte, KPMG, E&Y, PwC) and the IMA (Institute of Management Accountants), and helped to initiate an IMA chapter at AUS.

Meet our Board:

  • President | Ankita Rejith
  • Vice President | Faaizah Zain
  • Executive Assistant | Hamza Parvez
  • Treasurer | Khizra Khan

Media Team

  • Creative Director | Saraah Fatima
  • Social Media Manager | Aamna Masood
  • Media trainees | Lina Ahmed, Seif Houache

Activities Team

  • Activities Coordinator | Joel George, Latisha Kumar
  • PR Coordinator | Jash Rangwani
  • Activities Trainees | Saba Shahid, Roaa Helal


Department Head
Dr. Taisier Zoubi
Tel +971 6 515 2594
[email protected]

Administrative Assistant
Fatima Ali Alhammadi
Tel +971 6 515 4607
[email protected]

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