American University of Sharjah

American University of Sharjah

Jörg  Bley

Dr. Jörg Bley

Dean, School of Business Administration

Dr. Jörg Bley joined AUS in 2000. He served as Associate Dean, became the Interim Dean in 2016, and was appointed Dean of the School of Business Administration (SBA) in February 2017. He has previously held the position of Graduate Programs Director and Executive MBA Director at SBA. Dr. Bley also liaises with the CFA Institute in his role as CFA Program Partner Director.

His research is focused on stock market behavior, market efficiency and valuation anomalies and has been published in various academic journals such as the Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money, the Emerging Markets Review and the Global Finance Journal. He has co-authored several textbooks on corporate finance with a Middle Eastern perspective that are widely used in universities throughout the MENA region.

Dr. Bley holds professional designations in investment analysis and risk management, such as the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA), and the Financial Risk Manager (FRM). Before receiving his PhD from Florida Atlantic University in the USA, Dr. Bley was an assistant vice president and head of equity trading for JP Morgan in Frankfurt, Germany. He also worked in senior positions at Banque National de Paris and Deutsche Bank. Dr. Bley has conducted numerous seminars on financial management for the UAE Government, Chambers of Commerce, McKinsey, RTA and other corporate clients. He has taught a wide range of courses in the areas of investments, financial derivatives, international finance and corporate finance at the undergraduate, graduate and Executive MBA level. As an investment expert, Dr. Bley has also taught frequently in Boston University's MBA program.

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