International Exchange

The Study Abroad Program in the College of Business (COB) provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to add an international perspective to their education by transferring their study to a partner university.

Students can undertake Dual and Collaborative degree programs, Short term exchanges, Study tours with our prestigious partner institutions based in Australia, Brazil, France, South Korea, Ireland, UK, and USA. These universities are internationally accredited and highly ranked. There are five categories of partnership agreement:

 

  • Dual degree in Bachelor of Business with Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • MBA program in collaboration with Griffith University (in Tourism and Event Management
  • 2.5 +1.5 Bachelor of Business with Monash University, Australia (QS ranking 55) 
  • 2+2 Bachelor of Business with University College Dublin (UCD)
  • Short Term Exchange
  • International Student Visit
Partnership between ADU and the Queensland University of Technology

Dual Degree

Undergraduate Dual Degree with Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia

The current partnership between Abu Dhabi University and the Queensland University of Technology enables undergraduate students from ADU’s College of Business to spend the first four semesters at Abu Dhabi University and then complete three semesters in Brisbane, Australia. The final semester is completed at ADU. Students receive a bachelor’s degree from both ADU and QUT.

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Partnership with Griffith University, Australia

Joint Degree

MBA program in collaboration with Griffith University (Tourism and Event Management)

In partnership with Griffith University, Australia, Abu Dhabi University has set up a joint MBA with a concentration in Tourism and Event Management. Griffith University has an international reputation for their expertise in Tourism and Event Management and will provide students with the knowledge and skills to be part of these growth industries.

The program is delivered in the UAE with faculty from Griffith University teaching modules related to Tourism and Event Management at Abu Dhabi University.

Along with the MBA curriculum, students will study Tourism and Event Marketing, Sustainable Tourism Management, and Event Management. They will learn how to evaluate local and international trends and challenges in event management and develop an event management plan; design effective integrated marketing communication strategies for organizations involved in the tourism and event management sector; and, focusing on sustainability, they will analyze strategic and operational issues in the tourism industry and recommend appropriate strategies to address them.

2.5 +1.5 Bachelor of Business with Monash University, Australia (QS ranking 55)

With Monash University

2.5 +1.5 Bachelor of Business with Monash University, Australia (QS ranking 55)

Eligible COB students have the opportunity to transfer their studies after 2.5 years at ADU to Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. Upon completion of three semesters at Monash University, students will be awarded a Bachelor of Business from Monash University, which is currently ranked 55 in the world according to QS 2021 Rankings

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2+2 Bachelor of Business with University College Dublin (UCD)

Partnership with University College Dublin, Ireland

2+2 Bachelor of Business with University College Dublin (UCD)

The partnership between Abu Dhabi University and University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland, provides ADU College of Business undergraduate students with the opportunity to begin their studies at Abu Dhabi University for the first four semesters, then complete four semesters in Dublin, Ireland. The students will be awarded a bachelor's degree in business from UCD upon completing the program. UCD is currently ranked at 177 in the World 2021 QS ranking.

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Study abroad for a semester

Short Term Exchange

By registering for the short-term exchange program, students can choose to study abroad for a semester at one of our partner institutions in Brazil, France, South Korea, or the UK.

Short Term Exchange – Partner Institutions
France
Rennes School of Business
Audencia Business School
Burgundy School of Business
Neoma Business School
UK
University of Kent
Nottingham Trent University
South Korea
Korea University Business School
Brazil
University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Ireland
Dublin City University
India
SDM Institute for Management Development, Mysore
Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode
United States
University of South Florida
Rice University
Slovenia
University of Ljubljana
Malaysia
Universiti Kebangsaan
Taiwan
University of South Florida
National Sun Yat Sen University
Host students from universities across the world

International Student Visits

The College of Business has agreements to host students from universities across the world for several days duration. The visit includes sessions from faculty on a wide range of topics related to doing business in the Middle East, industry visits, interacting with the host students, and visits to important cultural destinations in the UAE.

For further details, please contact Dr. Saju Jose, Head of Internationalization and Partnerships, on saju.jose@adu.ac.ae or call 02 5015379.

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