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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.

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 organizations.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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: Jan 28, 2022 @ 9:36 am

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