Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program prepares potential students to become effective business managers and leaders of the future. The program provides basic and advanced knowledge and skills in various aspects of business management. The program provides an opportunity for students to specialize in an area of Finance or Human Resources Management.
- BS in Business Administration (Generalist 1)
- BS in Business Administration (Major in Accounting)
- BS in Business Administration (Major in Finance)
- BS in Business Administration (Major in Marketing)
- BS in Business Administration (Major in Human Resource Management)
- BS in Business Administration (Major in Hospitality & Tourism Management)
- BS in Business Administration (Major in Business Analytics)
- Master of Business Administration (MBA)
- Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)
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.
The overall aims of the program are:
- To impart contemporary knowledge, and provide an integrated background in advanced concepts, frameworks and methodologies underpinning the high-level management of organizations.
- To afford candidates the opportunity to concentrate on specific areas and issues within the business field. It also seeks to encourage life-long learning beyond the duration of the program.
- To enhance professional communications skills and peer-based interaction, through its curriculum and associated group-based coursework.
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.
Student Research Showcase
Ajayi, O.J. & Proff, A. (2021). Exploring the Teacher Behaviors that Influence High School Student’s Class Participation in the UAE. International Journal of Business & Management Research, FOREX Publication, 9(2), 224-232. https://ijbmr.forexjournal.co.in/papers-pdf/ijbmr-090215.pdf
Proff, A., & Almazrouei, A. (2021). Toward closing the procedural knowledge gap among teachers in implementing distance learning. Turkish Journal of Computer and Mathematics Education (TURCOMAT), 12(12), 202-215. https://www.turcomat.org/index.php/turkbilmat/article/view/7301
Proff, A., & Alketbi, A. (2021). Examining Language Teacher Readiness for Blended Learning among Cycle-one Public Schools in the UAE. Turkish Journal of Computer and Mathematics Education (TURCOMAT), 12(10), 7628-7637. https://turcomat.org/index.php/turkbilmat/article/view/5672
Ismail, D. T., & Proff, A. A. (2021). Exploring the Role of Utility and Intrinsic Value in Implementing M-Learning Among Arabic Teachers. International Journal of Educational and Pedagogical Sciences, 15(3), 295-302. https://publications.waset.org/10011932/exploring-utility-and-intrinsic-value-among-uae-arabic-teachers-in-integrating-m-learning
Proff, A., Waller, S., & Musalam, R. (2021). Understanding the Influences of Administrative Staff Retention in Sharjah Private Schools During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Arab Journal of Administration, 41(1), 223-238. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/351617930_Understanding_the_Influences_of_Administrative_Staff_Retention_in_Sharjah_Private_Schools_During_the_COVID-19_Pandemic