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 specialized in an area of Finance or Human Resource Management.

Program Mission

Consistent with the School’s 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 organizations.
  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 curiculum and associated group-based coursework.

On successful completion of this program the graduate will:

PLO1 Evaluate core business knowledge for the effective functioning of local and international organizations across business sectors

PLO2 Enhance strategic management roles by applying program knowledge to solve complex business problems, constructing viable and effective solutions in the process.

PLO3 Assess effectiveness of corporate governance, ethical functioning, and socially responsible organizational behavior.

PLO4 Cultivate teamwork, interpersonal, communication and leadership skills for communicating complex business requirements to organizational personnel and stakeholders.

PLO5 Produce critical and entrepreneurial thinking to support decision-making for business innovation and sustainability.

PLO6 Integrate research principles and techniques to address business issues.

PLO7 Combine personal reflection with further learning for professional development at early -mid career stage.

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

Faculty Profiles

Prof. Linzi Kemp
Professor of Management - Graduate Program Director
Building H 302 C
Ext: 8774
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Dr. Baliira Kalyebara
Department Chair / Associate Professor – Finance
Building H-302E
Ext: 8779
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Dr. Mohamed Mahdi
Department Chair / Associate Professor - Management
Building H-302D
Ext: 8782
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Dr. Haileslasie Tadele
Associate Professor - Finance
Building H-316
Ext: 8768
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Dr. Vazeerjan Begum
Associate Dean / Associate Professor – Business Administration
Building H-301D
Ext: 8772
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Dr. Atif Butt
Associate Professor - Management
Building H-315
Ext: 8783
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Dr. Tahseen Arshi
Associate Professor / Director - The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Building H-324
Ext: 8764
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Last updated: Mar 5, 2023 @ 9:01 pm

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