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Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)

Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)

The Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) program mission is to disseminate advanced and contextualized business management knowledge, suitable for leading and managing organizations at senior level. In the process, produce high-quality business leaders who are able to craft creative and effective solutions to a variety of complex business problems; and also provide a learning environment that ensures that graduates lead and manage organizations ethically in a variety of local and international business settings.

Program Mission

The School’s 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 applied, cross-disciplinary, and pedagogical scholarship, the School offers programs based on the North American model and the cultural characteristics of the Gulf region in a student-centered teaching environment.

Program Goal

The overall aims of the program are:

  1. To impart contemporary knowledge, and provide an integrated background in advanced concepts, frameworks and methodologies underpinning the high-level management of
  2. To afford candidates the opportunity to concentrate on specific areas and issues within the business It also seeks to encourage life-long learning beyond the duration of the program.
  3. To enhance professional communications skills and peer-based interaction, through its curriculum and associated group-based

Program Learning Outcomes                                                                                             

PLO1 Proficiency in the core business knowledge, cross-domain areas, and cutting-edge business research principles and techniques pertaining to the effective functioning of local and international organizations.

PLO2 Ability to take on strategic management roles by applying the knowledge gained from the program to model, evaluate and solve complex business problems, constructing viable and effective solutions in the process.

PLO3 Ability  to  oversee  corporate  governance,  ethical  functioning  and  socially-responsible organizational behavior.

PLO4 Advanced Teamwork, interpersonal, communication and leadership skills necessary for communicating complex business requirements and decisions to supervisors, peers and subordinates an effective manner.

PLO5 Advanced decision-making skills rooted in critical thinking and analyses skills suitable for dealing with business issues and solving a range of business problems.

PLO6 Ability for self-evaluation, professional reflection and self-development within a business environment.

Two Year Plan

First Year
First Semester – Fall

Course No. Description Lecture Lab. Credit Hours
EMMG 510 Leadership and Managing People 3 0 3
EMFN 514 Managerial Finance 3 0 3
EMMG 515 Strategic Management 3 0 3

Total: 9 Credits

Second Semester (Spring)

Course No. Description Lecture Lab. Credit Hours
EMMI 520 Managing Information Systems Performance 3 0 3
EMAC 512 Managerial and Financial Accounting 3 0 3
EMMK 518 Marketing Management 3 0 3

Total: 9 Credits

Second Year
First Semester – Fall

Course No. Description Lecture Lab. Credit Hours
EMIB 524 International Business 3 0 3
EMGN 525 Research Methods for Business 3 0 3
 — EMBA Elective Course* 3 0 3
 — EMBA Concentration Course** 3 0 3

Total: 9 Credits

Second Semester – Spring

Course No. Description Lecture Lab. Credit Hours
EMGN 545 MBA Investigative Study – Project or Seminar Based (Capstone) 3 0 3
EMOM 522* Production, Operations, and Supply Chain Management* 3 0 3
 — EMBA Elective Course* 3 0 3
 — EMBA Concentration Course** 3 0 3
 — EMBA Concentration Course** 3 0 3

Total: 9 Credits

* Generalist Strand
** Specialist Strand

Elective Courses

Course No. Description Credit Hours
Finance Concentration
EMFN 560 International Corporate Finance 3
EMFN 562 Investment Planning & Management 3
EMFN 564 Financial Markets & Institutions 3
International Business Concentration
EMFN 570 International Marketing 3
EMFN 572 International Human Resource Management 3
EMFN 574 International Finance 3
Information Systems Management Concentration
EMFN 580 Managing Enterprise Information Systems 3
EMFN 582 Managing Corporate Networks and Databases 3
EMFN 584 Information Systems Project Management 3
Human Resources Management Concentration
EMFN 590 Applied and Strategic Human Resource Management 3
EMFN 592 Managing Change and Innovation 3
EMFN 594 Employee Relations and Compensation Management 3




Faculty Profiles

Prof. Linzi Kemp
Professor of Management - Graduate Program Director
Building H 302 C
Ext: 8774
Dr. Baliira Kalyebara
Department Chair / Associate Professor – Finance
Building H-302E
Ext: 8779
Dr. Mohamed Mahdi
Department Chair / Associate Professor - Management
Building H-302D
Ext: 8782
Dr. Haileslasie Tadele
Assistant Professor - Finance
Building H-316
Ext: 8768
Dr. Vazeerjan Begum
Associate Dean / Associate Professor – Business Administration
Building H-302B
Ext: 8772
Dr. Atif Butt
Associate Professor - Management
Building H-315
Ext: 8783
Dr. Tahseen Arshi
Associate Professor / Director - The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Building H-324
Ext: 8764
Dr. Osama Khassawneh
Community Engagement Coordinator / Assistant Professor in Management - (Human Resource Management)
Building H-318
Ext: 8762
Dr. Abdelazim Hamid
Adjunct Assistant Professor - Management Information System
Building H-317
Ext: 8767
Last updated: Oct 11, 2021 @ 4:26 pm

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