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A finance degree opens career opportunities for our graduates in many areas, including corporate and international financial management, personal financial planning, investment and advising services, financial risk management and trading.
Narjess Boubakri

Welcome to the Department of Finance at the School of Business Administration.

Finance can be defined as both the art and science of managing money. The finance major is concerned with the entire process of raising money for organizations, allocating and subsequently investing it in the most efficient manner. A finance degree opens career opportunities for our graduates in many areas, including corporate and international financial management, personal financial planning, investment and advising services, financial risk management, and trading. Finance majors are typically employed by financial institutions such as commercial and investment banks, brokerage firms, insurance and real estate companies, as well as various government entities. Finance knowledge is required for an abundance of job prospects as virtually every organization and industry includes finance functions. The Department of Finance offers an undergraduate major that prepares students well for these careers.

As a CFA Institute Program Partner, we ensure that our curriculum is continuously updated to incorporate the main CFA Level I teachings. Our state-of-the-art Interactive Trading Floor (ITF) provides students with real-time access to financial and economic data from around the world helping them to develop a profound understanding of the intricacies of international financial markets. In the ITF, we refine students’ analytical skills, introduce them to various trading techniques, and improve their data modeling and forecasting abilities. We also provide students with the opportunity to become Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters certified.

Our dedicated finance faculty are focused on delivering the best educational experience to our students. They regularly publish their research in renowned academic and professional journals and participate in national and international conferences. Faculty specialties include corporate financial management, financial markets and valuation, investments and asset pricing, conventional and Islamic banking, and international finance.

Narjess Boubakri, 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

Zeena Raef Abou El Naja

“One thing I learned from AUS is that success is not attained by achieving a single goal, but rather creating new goals once one is achieved. The more you achieve, the more you strive for what’s next, and that is the key to success.” – Zeena Raef Abou El Naja, finance major, Class of 2016, Transaction Banking International graduate, Standard Chartered Bank

School of Business Administration

Vana Borghosizian

“My SBA experience was incredibly rewarding. I am grateful for the developmental opportunities available in SBA offered by our supportive professors as well as student organizations, such as the Finance Executives.” – Vana Borghosizian, a senior majoring in finance.