Studyportals placeholder

American University in Dubai

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (2)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Education & Training (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)



AUD embraces liberal education as the context within which it provides students with a 360-degree whole-person education. 

A liberal education teaches students how to think and learn rather than what to think and learn, and it produces graduates who are better able to adapt and respond to the demands of a fast-changing economic and social environment. In addition to developing students into ethical and socially responsible citizens of the world, the liberal education also results in tangible benefits in the form of higher incomes and other material rewards.


The AUD Career Services Division assists students and alumni to successfully explore and prepare for rewarding and meaningful careers. These services will allow students and alumni to develop and maintain a competitive advantage in the emerging employment market.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
601 -40
561 40
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.


Student services

The Student Services Office plays a vital role in the campus community. The Office has five divisions: Dean’s office, Athletics, Counseling, Housing, and Student Activities.AUD faculty and staff work with students from the time of their admission to their graduation and beyond to ensure their success and comfort, both academically and socially. These caring professionals are available to help students in many ways, providing support and referrals as needed.

Library services

The AUD Library provides a rich collection of print and electronic resources with a strong focus on course-related information literacy, including: over 312,000 books (print and electronic); 262 journals; and 32 online databases.

ICT services

The Information Technology Services Office maintains and supports AUD’s network infrastructure and provides computing facilities; administrative information systems; voice, data communications networks and services; and technological resources for faculty, staff and students.

Medical services

The goals of the AUD Health Center are to provide accessible health care, and serve students and employees needs on campus by encouraging wellness through health education.The Health Center maintains standard university practices of health services, and provides routine medical care for minor acute illnesses and injuries. 

Student Life

Campus life

AUD is strategically situated next to Dubai Media City and Dubai Internet City, business communities that are home to such prestigious firms as Sony, Reuters, CNN, McGraw Hill Publishing, Microsoft, Oracle and IBM. 

It is located fifteen minutes from the heart of Dubai’s financial and commercial centers and 25 minutes from Dubai International Airport.

All academic buildings are well equipped with the latest technology, which cater to the needs of the academic programs. 

The Student Center houses indoor sports facilities, a barber shop, a beauty salon, a travel agency, a bank, a copy center, a bookstore, a supermarket, and food courts. 

Sports facilities

Students who engage in sports work as part of a team, develop leadership skills, and maximize their potential for success.

AUD has some of the best sporting facilities in Dubai: A soccer field; outdoor track; tennis courts; volleyball court; indoor and outdoor basketball courts; squash courts; gyms; dance room; and outdoor swimming pool.

Student Reviews

Brief Review
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

a decent learning process coupled with an advantage given the geographic location and networking opportunities, but also super competitive and unfair/ biased based system

Sustainable design for Nigerian transportation system.
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It was an amazing experience.

Other programmes from this university