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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.

Dean’s Message

At the College of Business (COB), we are a team of academics and staff motivated and driven by a single minded objective- the relentless pursuit of student satisfaction, employability and their capacity to be innovative and entrepreneurial.   Success, whether personal or organisational, involves the sustainable capture of value from value creating advantages. At COB, we specialise in identifying the attributes that help create and co-create value and the traits and capabilities that help capture sustainably a good share of that; and we help students develop those attributes, skills and capabilities further.  Key ways to achieve that involve innovative curricula and ways of delivery, engagement with business, governments and communities, engaged impactful scholarship, appropriate supporting partnerships and internationalisation.

A key supporting mechanism is our international accreditations. At COB we are proud to be the recipients of accreditation simultaneously from the AACSB and EQUIS. These recognise and reward excellence. They in turn are recognised internationally as the most prestigious accreditations in the world. Globally only about one per cent of Business Schools possess these. This puts us in a very special position and the only College in the region to possess these. It makes us responsible to work hard to maintain and capitalise on them for our students, staff and the University as a whole. Research by the AACSB shows that accredited institutions have higher employability of students. In a fast changing world this is key-and it often deserves choosing the best, in terms of quality and value for money.

Our pledge is that we will work hard to help our students become employable, entrepreneurial, successful individuals who add value to themselves, their families and the community at large.

Dean - College of Business

Dr. Pitelis
Dr. Christos Pitelis

Why choose College of Business?

The College of Business (COB) at Abu Dhabi University offers its students quality undergraduate and postgraduate programs and a range of specializations to choose from. With flexible admission dates and routes to gain professional certifications, you will be well on track to advance your career.

Our instructional strategy uses blended learning and a flipped classroom approach, reversing the traditional learning environment and incorporating simulation games, case studies, and projects with facilitating lectures. To build a culture of innovation in teaching and research, we use our state-of-the-art Innovation Center for guest lectures, skill-building workshops, and seminars.

Our faculty come from around the world and are experienced business practitioners and academics renowned in their research fields. The annual publication of university rankings by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranks our faculty third globally in the international faculty indicator. COB is also the only business college in the region to achieve both EQUIS and AACSB international accreditations.  Only 1% of business schools worldwide have this double accreditation.

According to a report published in the Financial Times in 2016, 96% of chief executives who attended business schools attended an AACSB-accredited business school. We invite you to aspire to become one of them by joining us in the College of Business and the ADU community.

Top 50 Arab Region Next 100 under 50 WASC AACSB EfmdEQUIS



7-8 April 2019
5 January 2019

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