College of Business and Economics

The College of Business and Economics undertakes the mission to be a provider of quality education and knowledge in the fields of business through quality teaching, research and community service. The programs and training offered by the College are responsive to changes in knowledge and business environment.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (4)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)

About

The college was established in 1985 to provide high quality, applied business education in a collegial, intellectually stimulating and supportive learning and working environment. Guided by the university reform plan and committed to innovative curriculums, and continuous improvement, the college seeks to offer undergraduate and graduates business programs that connect theory to practice, promote critical thinking, and engage students in active and collaborative learning.

The college of Business & Economics (CBE) at Qatar University is a premier educational institution that offers undergraduate programs, MBA program, MAC and executive education.

Qatar University is the country’s national and major institution of higher education. It seeks to be a model national university that offers a high quality, learning-centered education.

Founded in 1985, CBE is known for academic rigor; creativity and innovation; hands-on and service learning opportunities; a firm grounding in ethics; and an applied education that prepares students to become outstanding leaders and global citizens within the ever-changing, complex, and fast-paced world of business.

CBE offers undergraduate business degrees in the fields of Accounting, Finance, Economics, Management Information Systems, Management, and Marketing; a very selective MBA program; Master of Accounting (MAC); and an executive CPA program. The college is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

With the QR 185 million recently completed, state-of-the-art building, CBE offers its students an exceptional business transformational learning experience.

The College of Business and Economics developed its research strategic plan 2011-2013 in fall 2011. One part of the strategic plan was to develop research themes for the college and each academic department that address local and regional contemporary issues. These themes will be aligned with Qatar national research priorities.

The Process of Identifying The Themes:

During Fall 2011, the research committee in the CBE developed a questionnaire survey for the faculty related to their research activities. One component of the survey requested information about research topics that faculty are interested in pursuing. Additionally, a list of themes was developed based on the analysis of Qatar National Vision 2030, Qatar National Development Strategy 2011-2016, and Qatar University Strategy 2010-2013 documents. The faculty were asked to select from the list three major themes that they are interested in. Based on the analysis of the survey and the feedback from the faculty, students, and college alumni, the following themes for the college were identified and approved by the CBE council in spring 2012.

  • Environmental and Sustainability Management.

  • Cross-Cultural and Sports Event Marketing.

  • Islamic Business Studies.

  • Organizational Efficiency and Effectiveness.

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

  • Human Capital and Empowerment.

  • Food Security and Energy Economics.

  • Accounting in Transition Economies.

  • Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility.

  • Business Analytics

  • E-Business and Information Security.

Research

The College of Business and Economics developed its research strategic plan 2011-2013 in fall 2011. One part of the strategic plan was to develop research themes for the college and each academic department that address local and regional contemporary issues. These themes will be aligned with Qatar national research priorities.

The Process of Identifying The Themes:

During Fall 2011, the research committee in the CBE developed a questionnaire survey for the faculty related to their research activities. One component of the survey requested information about research topics that faculty are interested in pursuing. Additionally, a list of themes was developed based on the analysis of Qatar National Vision 2030, Qatar National Development Strategy 2011-2016, and Qatar University Strategy 2010-2013 documents. The faculty were asked to select from the list three major themes that they are interested in. Based on the analysis of the survey and the feedback from the faculty, students, and college alumni, the following themes for the college were identified and approved by the CBE council in spring 2012.

  • Environmental and Sustainability Management.

  • Cross-Cultural and Sports Event Marketing.

  • Islamic Business Studies.

  • Organizational Efficiency and Effectiveness.

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

  • Human Capital and Empowerment.

  • Food Security and Energy Economics.

  • Accounting in Transition Economies.

  • Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility.

  • Business Analytics

  • E-Business and Information Security.

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Services

Library and Research Facilities

The University Libraries are situated centrally on campus. They serve all our students with large number of volumes. In additions, extensive collections are available online. CBE faculty, staff and students have full use of all resources and services that the libraries offer. If material is unavailable in the library, it can be ordered through the procurement office. In addition, CBE has established a more specialized library on its own premises. The college library includes textbooks, specialized reports and journals, and on-line connection to the main libraries.

Computer Facilities

CBE has excellent computing facilities. Every faculty at CBE has a state-of-the-art laptop computer. In addition, there are 10 computer labs with 30 laptops each and 12 desktop computers in the CBE Library available for student use.

CBE has a devoted IT support specialist. The IT support specialist provides assistance and computer support for faculty, staff and students during working hours. Additional, IT support can be obtained by phone [ 4403 3456 ] or email [ helpdesk@qu.edu.qa ] to the university Helpdesk.

Technology Support

CBE has sufficient electronic resources for students and academic staff to support its programs and expectations of intellectual contributions.

Blackboard is utilized by all faculty members, where CBE students access course resources, submit assignments, view grades, access e-mail and other electronic learning resources. Ease of use and accessibility of off- campus technology have enabled increasing on-line learning opportunities.

Every classrooms has smart technology with a projector, a computer, DVD/CD player and a sound system. The computer and projector enables faculty to interact with what is displayed on the computer screen and thus actively engage students in presentations.

Finally, most of the classrooms contain lecture capturing technology (ECHO 360) to automatically and reliably captures class lectures and converts them into video or rich media anytime, anywhere playback.

Two tiered classrooms have video conferencing technology to allow students to share and discuss in real time.

Accreditation

At CBE, we know that learning is not limited to the classroom. Our students and faculty are in constant touch with the fast-paced, ever-changing business world so they are always ahead of the curve. To support this effort, we invite a wide variety of experts to speak on campus at events throughout the year.

Our lectures, panels, and workshops feature recognized business leaders, industry analysts, and thought leaders. They address diverse, top-of-mind issues that are relevant to academics and business practitioners alike.

International Accreditation

CBE is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Partner Institutions
  • Qatar Petroleum

Qatar University's College of Business and Economics has a memorandum of understanding with Qatar Petroleum. The agreement allows students and faculty from the college of Business and Economics to conduct research with Qatar Petroleum in a variety of topics, including Return on Investment, Evaluation of training programs, recruitment and selection procedures, Qatarization, risk management, production and supply chain management, and E-business application. Qatar Petroleum will also provide Internship opportunities to the various majors in the College of Business and Economics and will assist MBA students in their graduation projects. Additionally, QP will provide guest speakers, participate in the Career Day of the College, allow students and faculty to do field visits to QP and other services.

  • Ernest and Young, LLP

Qatar University's College of Business and Economics has a memorandum of understanding with Ernest and Young (EY), LLP, one of the "Big 4" public accounting firms. The agreement is intended to enhance the cooperation between the two organizations. Ernest and Young will provide QR 10,000 annually for the best accounting student. EY will provide opportunities to train 2-3 accounting graduates of the College of Business and Economics and allow students internship opportunities during the summer.

  • General Secretarial for Development Planning

Qatar University's College of Business and Economics has a memorandum of understanding with General Secretarial for Development Planning. The agreement allows students of the College of Business and Economics to have internship opportunities with General Secretarial for Development Planning. Additionally, General Secretarial for Development Planning will provide guest speakers, participate in the Career Day of the College, and participates in training programs, workshops, and lectures.

  • Commercial Bank of Qatar

Qatar University’s College of Business and Economics has an agreement with Commercial Bank of Qatar. The agreement establishes an Endowed Chair in the field of Banking/Finance in the College of Business and Economics. Additionally, the agreement provides for research program, workshops, technical consultation, summer training and internships, and other activities.

  • Salam International Corporation

Qatar University’s College of Business and Economics has an agreement with Salam International Company. Salam International provides an annual award for the best male and female graduates in the College of Business and Economics.

  • TOTAL Company

Qatar University's College of Business and Economics has an agreement with TOTAL of France to send two College of Business and Economics graduates with 3.00 GPA to France to obtain a master’s degree at English–speaking universities.

  • Laptop for Business Majors

Qatar Petroleum provides a laptop for every college of Business and Economics incoming student (after the successful completion of the foundation program). The laptop provides state-of-the-art technology that enables business students to incorporate technology into their academic endeavor throughout their college career.

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