Department of Management, Strategy and Entrepreneurship | American University of Sharjah

Department head's message

On behalf of our students, faculty and staff, it is with the greatest pleasure that I would like to welcome you to the Department of Management, Strategy and Entrepreneurship in the School of Business Administration!
Virginia Bodolica

Our students are at the core of everything we do! This strongly held guiding principle is embodied in our unwavering commitment to providing constant support to enable students to pursue their personal aspirations and achieve their academic and professional career goals. Our department is here to prepare the next generation of leaders who will assume positions of responsibility and make viable decisions to help their organizations attain higher levels of sustainable success. We aim to prepare them to become responsible leaders who are not merely driven by performance targets, but who also know how to balance conflicting priorities, deal with multiple stakeholders’ demands, and reflect on the ethical and social implications of their actions.

The management major is designed to expose students to critical dilemmas facing today’s business professionals, helping them to develop and apply  the requisite innovative critical thinking, problem-solving and decision-making skills. Our curriculum is constantly updated, while our approaches to teaching and learning evolve to keep up with the shifting realities of the contemporary workplace. By seizing the opportunity to graduate in the management field, students benefit from excellent training and preparation to skillfully approach the emerging challenges and deploy their knowledge to successfully overcome them.

Our world-class faculty members create a vibrant atmosphere in the classroom, where the acquisition of new knowledge occurs via collaborative learning processes and frequent engagements with the local and international business community. Through theory-driven lectures, hands-on seminars, guest speakers and other extracurricular activities, students develop and apply their skills to communicate, negotiate, coordinate, strategize and innovate. This is also witnessed in the entirely student-led organization, The Management Initiative, that aims to promote and spread awareness of the multiple career paths that the management major offers its graduates.. Our graduates enjoy thriving careers working in leadership positions in public, private and non-profit organizations not only in the UAE but also beyond its boundaries.

Our faculty members also excel at scholarly activities, by both conducting independent research and being part of international and multidisciplinary research teams. The scholarly work of our faculty is published in many top-tier academic journals, such as the Academy of Management Annals, Journal of Management, Strategic Management Journal, the Academy of Management Perspectives, Journal of World Business, Family Business Review, Journal of Business Ethics, Business & Society, British Journal of Management, and European Management Journal. The department hosts two endowed research chairs, namely The Sheikh Saoud Bin Khalid Bin Khalid Al Qassimi Chair in Family Business and The Said T. Khoury Chair of Leadership Studies. Many of our faculty are associate editors or serve on editorial boards of prestigious academic journals, present the results of their research projects at international conferences in the field, and engage in customized executive education programs and consulting activities with local and international companies.

The Department of Management, Strategy and Entrepreneurship is committed to offering an outstanding educational journey and an unforgettable learning experience that will survive the test of time! I warmly invite you to browse through the various pages of our website to learn more about our offerings and interact with our members more closely. I am also eager to meet you and discuss more in detail how the department and its members can support you in the pursuit and achievement of your personal and professional goals!

Virginia Bodolica, PhD
Head of Department



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