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Master of Business Administration, M.B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (QS) Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Providing world-class post-graduate qualifications for professionals who aspire to be leaders and successful managers in their fields, the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program at American University in Dubai is an integrated program promoting strategic thinking, ethical values, social responsibility, and cultural diversity.
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Overview

The graduate-level, 36 hour credit program encompasses 12 courses consisting of nine core courses and three elective courses. Students can opt for the Generalist M.B.A. or elect for a concentration in Finance, Management or Marketing.

Upon completion of the Master of Business Administration. (M.B.A.) program from American University in Dubai, students will have acquired:

  • A broad understanding of the conceptual foundations of the functional disciplines of business and of their applications
  • An ability to identify, analyze and propose solutions to business problems across a wide range of functional areas
  • A profound understanding of the conceptual foundations of their selected functional area (for students completing a concentration) and an ability to investigate and formulate recommendations for managerial decision problems and policy issues in that area
  • An ability to use quantitative and qualitative research techniques skillfully to assess the functional and overall performance of business organizations.
  • An ability to use business communication and presentation skills effectively and persuasively, both orally and in writing
  • A global perspective and an understanding of the international environment of business
  • An understanding of the ethical and social ramifications of business decisions

Facilities

AUD’s School of Business Administration provides its students with the following facilities:

  • 11 regular classrooms, three computer labs, four theater style classrooms, student lounge, conference room and stock trading room;
  • Regular classrooms vary in size and can accommodate anything from 20 to 44 students;
  • The AUD/IBM Center of Excellence for Smarter Logistics (CESL) can be set as a board room, a venue for concurrent break-out sessions,  a class-room conducive for group discussions or formal lectures;
  • Stock trading room has trading terminals and large screens for students to simulate stock trading;
  • All classrooms and computer labs are equipped with Instructor PC (HP EliteDesk 800 G1 SFF) connected to a ceiling-mounted projector and audio speakers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Managerial Economics
  • Marketing Management 
  • Corporate Finance
  • International Finance
  • Law and Ethics in Business Organizations
  • Leadership and Consumer Behavior

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited national or regional institutional body, achieving a 3.00 GPA or better in undergraduate study.
  • International TOEFL®or Academic IELTSTM or the equivalent score on another internationally-recognized English exam. PBT is accepted from specific centers in the UAE.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1037 EUR/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1037 EUR per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1037 EUR/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1037 EUR per credit and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

AED 4.200 per credit

Living costs for Dubai

  • 5300 - 9200 AED/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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