School of Business
School of Business
At AURAK's School of Business, our primary focus is cultivating future business leaders with the skills and knowledge to excel in a rapidly evolving marketplace. With a curriculum that combines theoretical foundations and practical application, state-of-the-art facilities, and a faculty comprising accomplished professionals, we provide a comprehensive education that prepares students for success. Our mission is to shape the business world through innovation and a commitment to excellence.
The School of Business at AURAK provides internationally recognized business education enriched by impactful research and outreach from our esteemed faculty. Our mission is to prepare tomorrow's business leaders to be thoughtful, creative, collaborative, and responsible, with critical thinking skills, clear communication abilities, and an initiative to apply what they have learned.
To stay relevant in the ever-changing marketplace, we have consolidated our undergraduate programs into a single Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with multiple majors, including Accounting, Finance, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Business Analytics, and Hospitality and Tourism Management. Our CAA-accredited graduate programs, the MBA and EMBA, are designed to enhance the career goals of executives. To further our quest for international recognition, we have become accredited members of AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). This membership provides us with a valuable platform to actively engage with a distinguished network of world-class business schools. We perceive this endeavor as an ongoing journey of continual improvement, allowing us to better serve our students and stakeholders.
Furthermore, the School has received exemption accreditation from ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) for the prestigious Chartered Certified Accountant qualification. This accreditation applies to students who have accomplished the BSBA Major in Accounting or the BSBA Major in Finance, further highlighting the exceptional quality of our programs.
Our faculty members are highly qualified and dedicated, bringing their rich professional and research experiences to the classroom. We are committed to engaging with the business community to enhance the marketability of our students, and our new building provides an outstanding learning environment for our students.
As the Dean of the School of Business, I am excited to work with you as you pursue your academic and career goals. I am confident that our institution will provide you with a transformational, student-centered learning experience that will prepare you for success in today's business world.
Joseph Wallis, Ph.D.
Dean - School of Business
Our vision is to be students’ preferred choice for internationally recognized business education in the UAE enriched by the impactful research and outreach of our dedicated faculty.
Our mission is to work with the AURAK ‘family’ to prepare tomorrow’s business leaders to be thoughtful, creative, collaborative and responsible with an ability to think critically, communicate their ideas clearly and take initiative in applying what they have learned. Backed by a diverse faculty committed to enrich their teaching and enhance their community impact by engaging in relevant publishable scholarship, the School provides a transformational, student-centered learning experience based on the North American model of higher education enriched by attention to the culture of the region.
The School of Business advisory council provides external advice to the school regarding priorities and directions for business education, research and service of faculty and students. It provides valuable assistance to the school in developing and achieving its strategic goals.
The council also assists in promoting the school to potential students, employers, legislative leaders, governmental agencies, and industry. Discussions are held on school goals, educational trends, development and capital campaigns, employment opportunities, research opportunities, budgets, enrollments, degrees produced, and other related topics. Members of the council also provide support throughout the year for many of the school’s specific initiatives and programs.
- Dr. Abdulrahman Al Shayeb Al Naqbi, Director – RAK Economic Development (Chair)
- Mr. Yousef Ali, General Manager – RAK Finance Department
- Mr. Peter England, CEO – National Bank of Ras Al Khaimah
- Mr. Roger Clasquin – RAK Ports
- Mr. Dhiraj Kunwar, Managing Director of Business Banking – National Bank of Ras Al Khaimah
- Ms. Helen, Jacobe, Cluster Manager – Hilton Hotels
- Mr. Rehan Rizvi, Director of Strategy – Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority
- Mr. Ibrahim Obaid Darwish, Director General – Insurance Authority
- Mr. Mohamed Al Sabab, Director General – RAK Chamber of Commerce and Industry
- Mr. Salem Aleisayi, General Secretary & CEO Abu Dhabi Office – Accountants and Auditors Association