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  • Why Join ADU?

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    Do you want to extend your academic know-how? Improve your academic qualifications? Abu Dhabi University offers you a wide variety of postgraduate programs to make your dreams come true.

    Abu Dhabi University offers you an unparalleled postgraduate learning experience in a state-of-the-art educational environment. Abu Dhabi University prides itself in its dedicated faculty members and guarantees relevant course content that is geared to an ever-changing and demanding globalized business world. In addition, the campus offers students unrivalled learning facilities. Harvard-style lecture rooms equipped with the latest educational technology ensure that lectures are interesting and interactive. Wireless internet connection and computer labs throughout the campus complex provide students with convenient access to the latest technology and the internet. Abu Dhabi University also offers students the opportunity to stay on campus in newly constructed apartment-style dormitories and five different food outlets in the cafeteria area cater to all tastes. At Abu Dhabi University you will find the perfect combination of academic excellence and world-class facilities.

    Explore our website to find out what makes Abu Dhabi University the right institution for you!

  • General Admission

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    Postgraduate Regular Entry Requirement:

    • All students applying for postgraduate admissions are required to have a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent qualification) in a directly related discipline from an accredited university recognized by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
    • The applicant should typically have a Cumulative Grade Point Average of at least 3.00 on a 4.00 point scale or its established equivalent in relevant undergraduate course work
    • Candidates may be asked by the Program Director to attend an interview.
    • Candidates must meet the postgraduate English Proficiency requirements.
    • Once admitted and enrolled, the student must complete the program requirements within a maximum period of three calendar years and a Cumulative GPA must be at least 3.00, unless given an extension in writing by the Dean and Department Chair. Typically, full-time postgraduate students take between nine and twelve credit hours per semester.
    • Students have to meet the program specific Course Requirements of the program they are applying to.

    Additional documents required for postgraduate applications:

    • A fully completed application for Admission form with a non-refundable application fee,
    • A true copy of the certified Bachelor's Degree Certificate and Transcript (attested by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research for graduates from universities in the UAE),
    • Six (6) passport size photographs.
    • A copy of a valid passport and residency visa (if applicable),
    • Medical Examination Clearance Form,
    • Official transcript and course syllabi from other universities for credit transfer,
    • Evidence of relevant work experience may be required,
    • Official score report of 79 for the Internet Based TOEFL or 550 for the paper- based TOEFL (held at Abu Dhabi University only) or 6.0 for the Academic IELTS,
    • Copy of the latest C.V.
    • A true copy of an Equivalency letter from the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research for applicants graduating from universities outside the UAE in addition to a true copy of the certified Bachelor Degree Certificate and Transcript.
  • Course Requirements

    Program Specific Course Requirements

    College of Business Administration


    MBA (Master of Business Administration)

    • Candidates for admission must have an undergraduate degree.
    • Holders of a non-business degree are required to take the 4 MBA Pre-core courses listed below. Pre-core courses are waived if a student has taken any of the pre-core courses in his/her undergraduate degree with a score of C and above.

    Pre-Core Courses

    Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
         
    ACC 520-PC Financial Accounting 2
    ECO 530-PC Managerial Economics 2
    MGT 500-PC Introduction to Management 2
    BUS 510-PC Quantitative Methods in Business 2

    MHRM (Master of Human Resource Management)

    • Candidates for admission must have an undergraduate degree
    • Holders of a non-business degree are required to take the 4 MHRM Pre-core courses listed below. Pre-core courses are waived if a student has taken any of the pre-core courses in his/her undergraduate degree with a score of C and above

    Pre-Core Courses

    Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
         
    MGT 500-PC Introduction to Management 2
    ECO 530-PC Managerial Economics 2
    COM 510-PC Business Communication 2
    BUS 510-PC Quantitative Methods in Business 2

    College of Engineering and Computer Sciences

    MEM (Master of Engineering Management)

    • A Bachelor’s Degree recognized by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in engineering or in Computer Science discipline.
    • Applicants who have not taken any business courses as part of their Bachelor’s Degree will have to take the below pre-core (or foundation) courses. Pre-core courses are waived if a student has taken any of them in his/her undergraduate degree with a score of B or above.

    Pre-Core Courses

    Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
         
    ACC 520-PC Financial Accounting 2
    ECO 530-PC Managerial Economics 2
    MGT 500-PC Management and Organizational Behavior 2

    Note: Additional requirements to the application form:

    • Two letters of recommendation.
    • A certificate of work experience, if any.
  • English Proficiency

    English Proficiency

    • English Proficiency Tests - must be taken no more than two years prior to admission to Abu Dhabi University. Minimum English proficiency scores are set for each program and should be 79 for the Internet Based TOEFL or 550 for the paper-based TOEFL (taken by Abu Dhabi University only) or 6.0 for the Academic IELTS.

    Language Requirement Exceptions:

    • Students who are native speakers of English and have completed their undergraduate or postgraduate education in an English medium institution in a country where English is the official language.
    • Students who have graduated from institutions where the medium of the instruction is English, the TOEFL or IELTS requirement may be waived provided that the student supplies evidence that he/she obtained a TOEFL score of 500, or its equivalent on another standardized test approved by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

    Probationary Admission

    Applicant may be granted probationary admission if she/he meets the following conditions:

    • English TOEFL score is between 530 and 549 (or its equivalent using the standardized tests approved by the Ministry).
    • And a GPA between 2.5 and 2.99

    In such a case, students may register for a maximum of 6 credit hours in addition to one intensive course offered by the English Language Institute (ELI) at Abu Dhabi University. A grade average of "B" in the credit courses taken must be obtained by the end of the first semester. A TOEFL of 550 or its equivalent must also be obtained by the end of the semester. Both conditions have to be met by the end of the first semester.

    Conditional Admission

    • Students who do not meet the above language requirement may be admitted conditionally.
    • GPA 2.0 is accepted.

    To Support our postgraduate students who do not meet the language requirement, the English Language Institution (ELI) at Abu Dhabi University offers an English Capstone Course. The course is designed to help students get the best possible score in the IELTS test.

    For more information please contact: admissions@adu.ac.ae

  • How to Apply

    Once you have checked out our website or visited our campus, you will probably be wondering, "What comes next?"

    Although everyone is at a different point of the college-search process, this is a good time to learn more about the application procedure and timeline.

    For your convenience:

    • 1Apply in Person

      Admission information packages can be picked up from either one of our campuses Admission and Registration Offices.

    • 2Apply through Mail

      Application forms can be downloaded, completed, and brought to one of our campuses. Students can also mail the application form with the required documents and the Application Fee.

    • 3Apply Online

      Click Here to apply online.

    • 4Application Form

      Postgraduate Application Form

      Download: PDF Form
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  • Graduate Research Scholarship

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    Graduate research scholarships aim to attract high-achievers to join postgraduate programs at Abu Dhabi University (ADU). The scholarships are awarded by the ADU Research Centers of Excellence to intended full-time graduate students who have excelled in their undergraduate studies and demonstrated strong potential for research. Awarded students are required to work as research assistants during their studying time at ADU. Awarded students must select the Thesis option (research track) in their graduate study plan.

    Submission Process

    Interested students need to submit their applications to the grsch@adu.ac.ae. Submitted applications must include:

    • The scholarship application form (Click here)
    • Detailed resume
    • Two recommendation letters; to be ready upon request.
    • Detailed transcript.

    Applications must be submitted as a single file.

    Selection Criteria

    The selection decisions are based upon:

    • The potential of the applicant student to do research (as documented by his/her application package).
    • The recommendation letters.

    The Scholarship Award

    Both full and partial scholarships are available. The scholarship coverage commensurate with the applicant profile and subjected to the budget availability

    Obligations and Expected Outcomes

    • Awarded students are required to work as research assistants during their studying time at ADU.
    • The expected outcomes of the research scholarship are SCOPUS-indexed publications carried out by the funded students with their faculty supervisors.

    For further details and inquires, students are welcome to contact us: grsch@adu.ac.ae.
  • Postgraduate Catalog

    Postgraduate Catalog: Download

  • Postgraduate Handbook

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International Aviation Conference May 22, 2016 to May 23, 2016
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Getex 2016 Apr 13, 2016 to Apr 15, 2016

Reach Us

Abu Dhabi Campus

P.O Box 59911, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Al Ain Campus

P.O Box 1790, Al Ain, UAE

Toll Free Number:

800-ADYOU (800-23968)

International Students:

+971 2 5015555 (Call Center)

Email: admissions@adu.ac.ae