Department head's message

We are proud to share that in the 2016 Schools and Programs Ranking by US News & World Report, AUS Economics, Econometrics, and Finance ranked #1 among all universities in the Arab World.
Ismail H. Genc

Dear friends and prospective students of the Department of Economics,

Welcome to our "virtual" home!

The fast changing pace of economic, social and political events around us makes it important for us to make intelligent and informed decisions for the future. To do so, we must untangle complex relations among individuals, firms, and governments. Economics provides simple yet powerful tools for analyzing policy issues and proposing policy recommendations.

At SBA, we believe education is not a one-way street, but a student-centric, interactive process focused on future opportunities and challenges. At the Department of Economics, we strive to endow our students with the theoretical and applied skills to enable them to fare successfully in a post-university environment, be it further education or the corporate world. To this end, we employ only the highest quality faculty with excellent records of research while aiming to make AUS the leading center for economic and business research; research that has practical implications for the region and the world.

As the head of the department, I would like you to know that my door is open to you all if you wish to stop by and have a little chat. Alternatively, please go ahead and have a tour around our website to find out more about our family in the department. If economics is your passion, or if you wish to consult a friend about your future career, please do not hesitate to call on me.

Enjoy your visit to the site, and come back again.

Ismail H. Genc, PhD
Head of Department

News

SBA professor studies family businesses in Cairo

To further his research in family business, an American University of Sharjah (AUS) travel grant was awarded to Dr. Rodrigo Basco, Associate Professor of...
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AUS hosts a lecture by CEO of Audemars Piguet

American University of Sharjah (AUS) held an engaging lecture by Francois-Henry Bennahmias, the CEO of the prestigious Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet, on...
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SBA recognizes Dean’s List students

The School of Business Administration (SBA) at American University of Sharjah (AUS) celebrated the achievements of 328 of its brightest students for the 2016-...
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AUS students attend Bloomberg Training

Forty eight students from the School of Business Administration at American University of Sharjah (AUS) took part in a training session organized by Bloomberg...
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AUS named as Knowledge Partner at Naseba Global WIL Economic Forum

American University of Sharjah (AUS) will be the official Knowledge Partner of the Naseba Global Women in Leadership (WIL) Economic Forum, an event bringing...
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Professor Valerie Lindsay named as AUS School of Business Administration’s Director of Graduate Programs

Dr. Jorg Bley, Dean of the School of Business Administration (SBA) at American University of Sharjah (AUS), has announced that Dr. Valerie Lindsay, Professor...
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Events

07
Mar

Family Business in the Arab World Conference

School of Business Administration and Main Building
March 7, 2018
09:00 - 09:00
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07
Mar

Family Business in the Arab World Conference

School of Business Administration and Main Building
March 7, 2018
09:00 - 09:00
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26
Nov

Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply MENA and AUS Event

SBA-0002, SBA Building
November 26, 2017
18:30 - 20:30
Free
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20
Nov

Rise Above

Hall A, Main Building
November 20, 2017
17:00 - 18:00
Free
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19
Nov

"The Spirit of Independence": Lecture by François-Henry Bennahmias

Lecture Hall A, Main Building
November 19, 2017
10:00 - 11:00
Free
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15
Nov

Job Search Skills and Strategies

Library, IC 1
November 15, 2017
15:00 - 16:00
Free
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School of Business Administration

Husain Shabbir Rangwalla

“We're always told the real world is a different ball game altogether, and you learn none of it at school. As a recent graduate though, I feel confident and prepared. The exposure, realism, and diversity I've experienced at AUS have enabled me to dream, believe and triumph in the corporate world. I can connect the dots to group projects, corporate visits, guest lectures and academic events every day. I eagerly wait to give back in the form of opportunities and experiences to the faculty and students at my alma mater.” – Husain Shabbir Rangwalla, finance and economics double major, Class of Fall 2016,
Portfolio Analyst, Guardian Wealth Management

School of Business Administration

Saif Ali Haiderali

"The economics degree at AUS imparts students with analytical and statistical skills, which enables them to undertake dynamic research and thrive in the corporate world." – Saif Ali Haiderali, a senior majoring in economics.