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College of Business

Master of Business Administration in Strategic Management

Type Postgraduate
Credit Hours 33 Hours
Duration 1 Year
Language English
Study mode Full Time / Part Time
Intake Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Delivery mode Evening or Weekend
Campuses Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Dubai, Al Dhafra

Overview

Fast-paced innovation, emerging technologies, and customer expectations mean organizations must think and make decisions strategically to be successful. Strategic management involves an ability to set both short and long term goals and determine the decisions and actions that need to be implemented to achieve those goals. It is the continuous planning, monitoring, analysis, and assessment of all that is necessary for an organization to meet its goals and objectives.

The Cooper Fitch Salary Guide for the United Arab Emirates in 2019 cites the tremendous changes  the UAE is undergoing, including the recovery in the market, GDP growth, expansion of both banking and public sectors, along with Expo 2020 and Vision 2021, as driving the requirement for strategy management in both the public and private sectors, generating a huge demand for transformation professionals and bilingual strategy consultants in the UAE. Its report for 2018 also predicted an uplift in demand for UAE nationals and Arabic speaking strategy consultants, with more than 50% of positions requiring bilingual capabilities.

During the program you will study Innovation and Technology, Sustainable Strategies, and Building Strategies & Dynamic Capabilities, and be equipped with strategic management expertise, knowledge, and skills enabling you to manage and sustain success in ever-changing regional and global environments.

This is the only program in strategic management offered at postgraduate level in the UAE, which creates a great opportunity for strategic partnerships with the private sector and government entities.

The MBA program is comprised of eight core courses (24 credit hours) and three concentration courses. Our unique six term structure offers you ultimate flexibility in terms of start date and study schedule and means you can complete your MBA in one year. It also allows you to better manage your workload as you take only two courses per term delivered in the evenings and weekends. If professional or personal commitments dictate that you need to miss a term, it is easy to catch up.  Ours is the only MBA in the UAE that offers such flexibility.

Tuition Fees structure & calculation

Abu Dhabi

Course Type
Total (Aed)
93,720
Credit Hour Cost (Aed)
2,840
Required Credits
33

Al Ain

Course Type
Total (Aed)
93,720
Credit Hour Cost (Aed)
2,840
Required Credits
33

Al Dhafra

Course Type
Total (Aed)
93,720
Credit Hour Cost (Aed)
2,840
Required Credits
33

Dubai

Course Type
Total (Aed)
87,780
Credit Hour Cost (Aed)
2,660
Required Credits
33

Tuition is based upon the College and/or Department classification as opposed to the course classification or level. Tuition rates for undergraduate students vary from the tuition rates for graduate students.

The tuition fee calculations are an example only and are based on the assumption that elective courses will be taken with the College that the student is taking their major with. However, if the student selects elective courses outside of this College, the total cost payable may increase or decrease to reflect the tuition rate of the College where the elective is delivered.

Costs of books and supplies are not included in the Tuition and Fees. Students at Abu Dhabi University are also required to pay certain fees and other costs to attend the University. Abu Dhabi University reserves the right to change tuition and fee rates at any time. A tuition schedule is published prior to registration for each semester.

For more information, please click here to view the University's tuition fee structure. Fees are subject to change during the year as per government charges and testing bodies.

Career opportunities

As of 2019, there is a significant  uplift in demand for UAE nationals and Arabic-speaking strategy consultants, as well as an increase in salaries and remuneration packages for strategy consultants.

Entry requirements

Course outline

College
0 credit hours
Majors
24 credit hours
Major Electives
0 credit hours
Open Electives
0 credit hours
Concentration
9 credit hours
Dissertation/Project/Thesis
0 credit hours

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