The College of Business and Economics (CBE) has offered business programs with a strong tradition of quality teaching, research and service since 1977. Our degree programs have been improved as a result of an emphasis on quality and continuous improvement processes and procedures and the advice of external reviewers from around the globe.
The CBE has incorporated standards set by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) into its strategic planning since 1993. As a result, the CBE was the first college of business in the Middle East to be accredited by AACSB in 2000. In 2012, our accounting program achieved distinctive accreditation allowed by AACSB. Today, the CBE has the global distinction of being the only business unit in the Middle East accredited in both business and accounting. There are fewer than 750 accredited business programs and only 182 accredited accounting programs around the world out of more than 10,000 such programs.