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Executive Master of Business Administration

College of Business

Students in the Executive Master of Business Administration degree acquire a general management perspective on the functions of business and concurrently develop the expertise to adapt to the challenges of technological advances, globalization and a changing economy.

Why Choose an Executive Master of Business Administration Degree?

The dynamic and complex, even turbulent business world has never been more exciting, and even more so now in the pandemic. During this once-in-a-generation occurrence, companies are scrambling to adapt in real-time. The need for professionally prepared and highly skilled individuals to create, develop, lead and sustain organizations large and small has never been greater. Executives may find that their qualifications are not on par with the new demands of 2021.


The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has much to offer. It is home to one of the world’s richest per capita economies, where petroleum and natural gas exports, investing and manufacturing rule the market. The opportunities are vast for those ready and eager to become actively and deeply engaged in the world of business. Through a blend of learning methods, business programs in the UAE prepare students to innovate, motivate, manage and lead in today’s rapidly changing global economy. Business education in the country remains popular that has long attracted students as it comes with a variety of opportunities under its umbrella. A study by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) shows that students in the UAE tend towards two specializations — business and engineering in Abu Dhabi, and business and education in Dubai — that make up 75 per cent of graduates in public universities.

There are several benefits from completing an Executive Masters of Business Administration degree. These include:

  • Increased earning power following graduation.
  • Immediate application of acquired knowledge.
  • Strong focus on team-based learning, with working professionals in middle and senior level management sharing experience and best practice.
  • Increase in long term career potential through the development of communication skills and networking abilities with work-experienced students who hail from every sector of the business community.
  • Admission is based on previous work experience and responsibilities.

What Will You Learn?

The College of Business ensures application-based understanding of real business world issues, providing students with skills that will serve as a solid foundation for their career. The study plan allows participants to continue working while actively participating in the program.


The curriculum includes eleven core courses and one course elective that relate to today’s global business concerns. The program instructs students how to design, plan, conduct, report and defend applied research with real-world application; classify ethical dilemmas in the workplace, construct interventions, critique alternative modes of action, and justify recommendations. Students will be able to prepare and deliver professional-level internal and external presentations, and lead at the individual, dyad, group, and organizational levels. Furthermore, students will be equipped with critical thinking, problem-solving, teamwork and effective communication skills.


The program prepares managers for senior leadership roles in their organizations by steering them to become ‘hybrid’ leaders. We understand that for technologists and engineers to be equipped for senior leadership roles they need to hone their soft skills and develop their business knowledge and skills. In a similar vein, ‘non-technical’ general managers will benefit from further developing their conceptual and business skills whilst learning how to dynamically manage technology in contemporary organizations.

As a result, students will develop leadership skills necessary to effect organizational change, gain a solid understanding of the functional areas of business enterprise, gain experience by working in teams, as team leaders and team members. Students also will be able to identify ways organizations can use technology for strategic purposes, learn how to manage projects, develop an understanding of the evolving structure of the global economy and how nations, industries and firms compete, develop skills to analyze key global economic and business developments, understand the global financial and monetary framework and then analyze and solve problems arising in the international financial operations of the firm, learn how to plan and implement entrepreneurial ideas, and identify the processes by which strategic leaders transform organizations in order to make them sustainable.

Key Facts

Program Duration

3 Semesters (On Average)

Location

Abu Dhabi and Dubai

Language of Instruction

English

Credit Hours

30

Cost Per Credit Hour

AED 3,556

Application Deadline

6 December 2021

Who Should Pursue an Executive Master of Business Administration Degree?

As we are looking for candidates with the potential to take on global leadership roles, work experience is therefore a strong admission requirement. Mid-career professionals must have suitable professional proficiency equivalent to at least three years of mid- to upper-level supervisory experience. The program is also designed for participants who want to make a career change, use the degree for career advancement, enhance their skills in their current positions or pursue a doctoral degree.

Admission Requirements

Admission is open to males and females of all nationalities. Applicants must have earned a four-year baccalaureate degree with a CGPA of 3.0 or higher from an accredited university and demonstrate sufficient English proficiency to manage a challenging, fast-paced graduate program. A basic knowledge of accounting, finance, economics and statistics prior to gaining entry into the Executive Master's degree program is required.

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this program is expected to improve employment and growth prospects in a vast number of industries, enhance current job performance, expedite a promotion towards a senior management role, and improve graduates’ readiness to meet new opportunities in a global business environment.

Why Should You Choose Zayed University’s College of Business?

Legacy of Zayed University

Zayed University proudly bears the name of the Founding Father of the UAE, the Late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan whose leadership legacies continue to guide and inspire the nation.

Accreditation and Recognition

National and international accreditation will guarantee you a globally recognized graduate degree.

AACSB Accreditation

Set yourself apart from the competition with the quality and reputation of your business degree.

Option to Accelerate Your Degree

Complete your program in three semesters.

Dynamic Campuses Located in Abu Dhabi and Dubai

Cutting-edge facilities and resources will enhance your study environment and education experience.

Superior Academic Support

Small interactive class sizes will support your learning environment.

Leading Academics in the Field

Internationally credentialed faculty will add solid value to your knowledge and personal skill base, and ensure the academic quality of your graduate program.

Invaluable Network of Contacts

Opportunities to build aglobalnetwork of business contactswith senior managers and prospective employers in major corporationswill enhance your future opportunities.

Legacy of Zayed University

Zayed University proudly bears the name of the Founding Father of the UAE, the Late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan whose leadership legacies continue to guide and inspire the nation.

Accreditation and Recognition

National and international accreditation will guarantee you a globally recognized graduate degree.

Rich Curriculum

The combination of research-oriented and strong skill-based components will provide you with advanced theoretical knowledge and practice based learning that is focused on employability.

World-Class International Faculty

Internationally credentialed faculty will ensure the academic quality of your graduate program.

Superior Academic Support

Small interactive class sizes will support your learning environment.

Dynamic Campuses Located in Abu Dhabi and Dubai

State-of-the-art computer laboratories will provide you first-hand experience with the tools and technologies in high demand by employers today.

An Extensive Alumnus Network

Join talented alumni members who will enrich your learning experience.

Deanship of Graduate Studies

Zayed University Abu Dhabi & Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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www.zu.ac.ae

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