The AUD School of Business Administration obtains AACSB International Accreditation
Source: MSL Group , Author: Posted by BI-ME staff
Posted: Tue November 28, 2017 1:58 pm

UAE.  One of the region’s most distinguished business schools, the School of Business Administration at the American University in Dubai (AUD), has announced that it has been awarded accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

“We congratulate the American in Dubai and Dean Mohammed Abu Ali on earning the AACSB accreditation,” said Robert D. Reid, Executive Vice President and Chief Accreditation Officer of AACSB International.

“AACSB Accreditation represents the highest achievement for an educational institution that awards business degrees. The entire AUD team—including the administration, faculty, directors, staff, and students—are to be commended for their roles in earning accreditation.”

The AACSB International Accreditation is in line with the American University in Dubai’s mission to provide American world-class education to students. The University is committed to serving as a culturally diverse learning community dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge through excellence in teaching, scholarly and creative endeavor, leading students to academic, personal and professional success, as well as the advancement of society.  

“AACSB accreditation attests to the attainment of the highest standards of quality by our School of Business, as manifested in the student learning outcomes the school delivers, the innovative, impactful and relevant intellectual contributions of faculty, and the school’s engagement with the professional community. As we celebrate this great accomplishment, we look forward enthusiastically to continuing our quest for excellence in partnership with the AACSB,” said Dr. Mohammed Abu Ali, Dean – School of Business Administration, American University in Dubai.  

In order for the School of Business Administration at the American University in Dubai to obtain its recent accreditation, both the institution and business school had to undergo thorough review processes conducted by its peers in the international business education community, ensuring that it had the resources, credentials, and commitment needed to provide students with a first-rate, future-focused business education.

During this multi-year process, the SBA focused on developing and implementing a plan to align with AACSB’s Accreditation standards. The SBA demonstrated that it met the required excellence in areas relating to strategic management and innovation; student, faculty, and staff as active participants; learning and teaching; and academic and professional engagement.

“The achievement of AACSB accreditation for AUD’s School of Business is a major milestone in our university’s ongoing strategic management change and continuous improvement process. With this landmark achievement, our School of Business joins less-than-five-percent of the world’s elite business schools that are AACSB-accredited. AUD’s senior administration has been and will remain fully committed to supporting the School of Business in its continuing endeavors to achieve higher levels of quality and excellence,” said Dr. Jihad S. Nader, Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Development – American University in Dubai.

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About the School of Business Administration at the American University in Dubai (AUD)

The School of Business Administration at the American University in Dubai is widely recognized by students and employers for its tradition of combining academic rigor with practical application in teaching and research. It aims to create "work ready" graduates with a range of skills and professional knowledge that is in line with the job market and employer needs. 

The School of Business Administration is deeply engaged in the local and international professional community, regularly bringing top leaders from industry into the classroom to engage with students, as well as organizing events and hosting conferences with international and regional guest speakers.

The School has four Departments (General Business and Economics, Finance and Accounting, Management, and Marketing and Marketing Communications) and offers the Bachelor of Business Administration at the undergraduate level and the Master of Business Administration at the graduate level. All programs are accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs and also have specialized accreditation awarded by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

The faculty of the school numbers 37. Faculty members are in regular contact with the business community through research, consultancy, and professional associations and their knowledge and experiences translate into a rigorous and intellectually rewarding environment for students.

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“The awarding of accreditation by AACSB to AUD’s School of Business Administration (SBA) is indeed an honor which distinguishes our endeavors in business education and provides a valued framework for future development. We look forward to a productive relationship with the AACSB, slated to bolster AUD’s commitment to continuous improvement in teaching, scholarship and societal relevance,” said, Dr. Lance de Masi, President – American University in Dubai.



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