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College of Business

The College of Business offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs to build and enhance your business, management and leadership career. Our College of Business is both EQUIS and AACSB accredited. Only 1% of business schools worldwide have this double accreditation.

To be a leading globally connected business school fostering sustainability for business and society.
“With a student-centric philosophy, the business school prepares graduates to drive organizational transformation through leadership in business sustainability.” The CoB achieves its mission through the strategic themes of innovative and relevant programs, impactful research, and active engagement which are underpinned by the cross-cutting strategic themes of sustainability and global connectivity.

About our College of Business

You can choose from a number of specializations in our undergraduate and postgraduate programs: Finance, Accounting, Tourism and Event Management, Human Resource Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Project Management, Aviation Management, Digital Marketing Communications, and Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Our BBA with majors in accounting and finance were designed in line with certifications from CIMA and CMA, enabling you to work towards professional certifications at the same time as gaining your bachelor’s degree.

Our MBA program provides the option of six different admission points throughout the year. This gives you a flexibility unparalleled in any other institution in the region. Along with the option to study on a part-time or full-time basis, you can also choose between weekend and weekday study, an approach designed to meet the needs of the busy working professional.

In addition, our Master of Strategic Leadership will provide you with tools you can use in transforming your organization. We were also the first university to run a doctoral program in Abu Dhabi - Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA).

As part of our extra-curricular initiatives, we host three categories of guest speaker activities: our ‘Distinguished Speaker’ series focuses on C level executives from blue chip organisations and senior diplomats; the ‘Guest Lecture’ series invites subject matter experts to address the ADU community; and the ‘Entrepreneur’ series gives budding entrepreneurs the chance to share their experiences.

We are proud to be a member of Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS), the international business honor society for AASCB-accredited business schools. Our international partnerships with institutions spread over four continents and add a global perspective to your education through study abroad, dual and joint degrees, our 2+2 programs or short-term exchange options. Agreements include our dual degrees with Queensland Institute of Technology and Monash University in Australia, which allow you to earn awards from both ADU and the partner university, as well as short-term study abroad programs in France (NEOMA Business School, Rennes School of Business, Audencia Business School, Burgundy School of Business), UK (Nottingham Trent University), South Korea (South Korea Business School), Brazil (Sao Paulo University) and Ireland (Dublin City University).

College of Business Downloads

COB - Undergraduate Brochure
COB - Academic Advising Manual