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Abu Dhabi University, College of Business Administration

The College of Business is an internationally recognized business school accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the European Foundation for Management Development (EQUIS). Our programs are also accredited by the Ministry of Education’s Commission for Academic Accreditation here in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Our students join, a young, dynamic university that has risen rapidly through international university rankings. The QS World University rankings, for example, place us within the world’s top 150 universities under 50 years of age and we are one of only two universities in the UAE with research output ranked as Very High.

The College curriculum is informed by local and international business leaders to ensure that it remains relevant for the contemporary work environment. We continually review and improve our program and course portfolio to provide our students with innovative and engaging, learning experiences, that reflect the current and emerging priorities of industry, government, and the professions.


Our commitment to our students includes engaging in research into the scholarship of teaching and learning that enhances student support programs and allows our students to reach their academic potential. This student-centric philosophy includes creating international study opportunities in Australia, Brazil, France, Ireland, South Korea and the United Kingdom. Students can also elect to enroll in joint degree programs with Queensland University of Technology Monash University (QS world rank 55).


Our highly qualified, faculty are selected from some of the world’s most prestigious universities. They challenge our students by creating a learning environment that bridges the gap between business theory and industry practice. Real world examples include our Bloomberg trading floor, business simulations, local and international industry case studies and authentic industry-based assessments. Our research extends our industry orientation and we collaborate locally, regionally and internationally to conduct high impact research focused on current and emerging business challenges. This continual engagement with our multiple industry connections, allows us to deliver up-to-date specialist knowledge to ensure our students develop the skills, values and mindset required to meet the current and future needs of industry and enter the workforce with confidence.


  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship/ Small Business Admin
  • Finance - incl Banking
  • General Business
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Marketing


  • Private

  • Public


  • Full-time

  • Part-time

  • Online

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* Tuition and fees are displayed in US dollars for ease of comparison, and are accurate as of July 1, 2016. A currency converter is available here, if you wish to see the rates in a different currency.

This profile was updated on September 01, 2021.