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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

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

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.