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Strategic Management

Abu Dhabi University

M.B.A. On Campus
12 months
22912 EUR/year
22912 EUR/year
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This program from Abu Dhabi University is the only program in Strategic Management offered at postgraduate level in the UAE, which creates a great opportunity for strategic partnerships with the private sector and government entities.

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Fast-paced innovation, emerging technologies, and customer expectations mean organizations must think and make decisions strategically to be successful. Strategic management involves an ability to set both short and long term goals and determine the decisions and actions that need to be implemented to achieve those goals. It is the continuous planning, monitoring, analysis, and assessment of all that is necessary for an organization to meet its goals and objectives.

The Cooper Fitch Salary Guide for the United Arab Emirates in 2019 cites the tremendous changes  the UAE is undergoing, including the recovery in the market, GDP growth, expansion of both banking and public sectors, along with Expo 2020 and Vision 2021, as driving the requirement for strategy management in both the public and private sectors, generating a huge demand for transformation professionals and bilingual strategy consultants in the UAE. Its report for 2018 also predicted an uplift in demand for UAE nationals and Arabic speaking strategy consultants, with more than 50% of positions requiring bilingual capabilities.

During the program you will study Innovation and Technology, Sustainable Strategies, and Building Strategies & Dynamic Capabilities, and be equipped with strategic management expertise, knowledge, and skills enabling you to manage and sustain success in ever-changing regional and global environments.

The Strategic Management program from Abu Dhabi University is comprised of eight core courses (24 credit hours) and three specialization track courses. Our six term structure offers you ultimate flexibility in terms of start date and study schedule and means you can complete your MBA in one year. It also allows you to better manage your workload as you take only two courses per term delivered in the evenings and weekends. If professional or personal commitments dictate that you need to miss a term, it is easy to catch up.  Ours MBA that offers such flexibility.

Career opportunities

As of 2019, there is a significant  uplift in demand for UAE nationals and Arabic-speaking strategy consultants, as well as an increase in salaries and remuneration packages for strategy consultants.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Managerial Accounting
  • International Business
  • Marketing Management
  • Strategic Management in a Global Environment
  • Innovation and Technology Management
  • Building Strategic & Dynamic Capabilities

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




33 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelors Degree in a directly related discipline with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 on a 4.00-point scale, from an accredited university recognized by the UAE’s Ministry of Education- Higher Education Affairs.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22912 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22912 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    22912 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22912 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Al Dhafra: 93,720 AED
  • Dubai: 87,780 AED


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Strategic Management
Abu Dhabi University