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

Leading Chinese insurance company executives visit AUS

Led by its Chairman, Dr. Chen Dongsheng, a delegation from Taikang Life Insurance Company visited American University of Sharjah (AUS) today April 15, and met...
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Pearl Initiative publishes work of SBA students

Two case studies authored by students from the School of Business Administration (SBA) at American University of Sharjah (AUS) have been published by the Pearl...
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Panel discussion on Disruptive Forces and Their Impact on Job Creation held at AUS

As part of the annual Career Forum, a high-level panel discussed the ongoing digitization of our economy and the resulting impact on our daily lives, touching...
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AUS becomes 50th UAE signatory to UN Women’s Empowerment Principles

Led by the School of Business Administration (SBA), American University of Sharjah (AUS) recently became the 50th UAE signatory to the United Nations Women’s...
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Family Business in the Arab World Conference begins on a successful note

Attracting renowned academics from across the world, international industry experts, regional thought leaders and prominent names in family business, the...
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AUS signs MoU with Global Entrepreneurship Research Center (GERC) at Zhejiang University, China

Enhancing its collaborative ties with institutions across the world, American University of Sharjah (AUS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today,...
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Events

19
Apr

Fourth Forum for Research in Economics and Finance

SBA-1173, SBA-1174 & SBA-1175
April 19, 2018
08:00 - 18:00
Free
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20
Mar

Sweat It Out

Area between SBA and the Main Building (outside post office area)
March 20, 2018
16:00 - 16:00
Free
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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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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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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.