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Our faculty members have access to one of the region's premier archival centers, the AUS Library , which is an outstanding facility that provides collections, services and programs to support the curricular and research needs of the entire university community. The majority of our library's rapidly growing physical collection of more than 122,000 items is in English; however, there are also materials available in Arabic. We also have access to an online catalog system that can be used to search for library materials from any location on or off campus. Access is also available to e-books, online databases, full-text journals and other digital resources.
Faculty at SBA are provided with the means and resources to facilitate their teaching and research endeavors. Our school hosts 18 smart classrooms that seat 42 students each. Of these, three are equipped with state-of-the art video capture and conference capabilities that allow live streaming and recording of lectures. In addition, SBA has two lecture halls, each seating 80 and 120 students; both of these halls are also fitted with video capture and conference capabilities. Additionally, faculty and students at SBA can utilize the two computer labs that are equipped with the latest up-to-date PCs (32 in each lab) and software that are used in their business coursework.
Jafar Center for Executive Education
The Jafar Center for Executive Education (JCEE) includes seminar rooms, larger training spaces, team breakout rooms, an executive-student lounge and a reception area. Supported by the latest in high-definition projection, video conferencing, lecture-capture and webcasting capabilities, the JCEE allows executive lectures, seminars and other events to be broadcast to the entire campus or be linked interactively to remote locations.
Interactive Trading Floor
A fully equipped Interactive Trading Floor (ITF), which was inaugurated in January 2016 and is the first of its kind in the MENA region, provides students and faculty access to real-time financial markets and micro-economic data via 24 Bloomberg terminals. The facility is a technologically advanced 24-seat learning environment designed to be the exact duplication of the trading floor found in a typical Wall Street or Dubai International Financial Center investment firm, including the same live feeds, industry software and analytical tools. The main purpose of the ITF is to bridge the gap between theory and practice so students can prepare for the challenges they will face in the workplace. Integrated assignments, simulations, practical cases and trading competitions are used to generate interest and promote deeper learning where users must adapt conceptual knowledge to the framework and limitations imposed by real-world data. The ITF is vital to our mission as a business school as it is intended to be the leading source of knowledge about business in the MENA region and a resource for students and faculty.