The College of Business Administration (COBA) was founded in 1997 at the time of the establishment of the University of Sharjah. The College has developed to house undergraduate programs with majors and minors in all functional areas of business administration, covering Management, Finance and Economics, and Accounting. COBA also offers MBA, EMBA and DBA programs. COBA were very pleased to obtain AACSB recognition (in 2017) as well as accreditation in a range of other areas including ACCA, CIMA, CPA Australia and CFA.
COBA has 1310 enrolled students (61% Female, 39% Male) of which 1011 are undergraduate and 299 graduate. The student body is internationally diverse with 53% being Emirati nationals and the remainder made up of students from other GCC countries (7%), other Arab countries (27%) and 13% from elsewhere. Programs that have the largest number of enrolled students in spring 2020 are: BSc Management (272); BSc Accounting (262); BSc Finance (211); MBA (191) and the BSc Marketing (95).