• *** Fall 2018 semester starts September 02, 2018 and ends December 20, 2018
  • *** Withdrawal deadline for Fall 2018 semester is on November 8, 2018
  • *** Final Exam dates for Fall 2018 semester start on December 15 and end on December 20.
Dean's Message
I would like to start my message with two outstanding quotes from the recent book “Flashes of Thought” by His Highness Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai.
“Success is not a destination, but a journey. Each time that you reach a summit on this journey, you must look ahead to the next one.”

“The progress of countries, peoples, and civilizations starts with education. The future of nations starts in their schools.”


Indeed, success is a journey and the School of Business Administration (SBA) at AUD has always been leading its business students on a steady path toward their first summit of success.

It gives me a great pride to see many of the Bachelor of Business Administration graduates in Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing, and Marketing Communication, obtain the best employment opportunities in prominent private and public organizations in the UAE and the region. Moreover, our MBA students are well recognized for their strategic leadership, business analytical skills, communication skills, and managerial effectiveness.

To embark on a journey of excellence in producing the future global business leaders who are forward-looking, ethical, socially responsible, and well-rounded professionals is a big challenge that AUD leadership, the school’s leadership, and the faculty take seriously. 

To strive in a dynamic and competitive marketplace and promote growth and development in our societies, we need to graduate young adults who are capable of understanding the root causes of problems in their socioeconomic environment. The traditional and outdated learning approach that overuses testing and relies heavily on memorization will never foster scientific thinking, quality education, innovation, or technological advancement. Therefore, using a knowledge building, entrepreneurial, critical-thinking, and innovative learning approach is the SBA strategic choice that guides the learning experience of our beloved students.   
As Dean of the School of Business Administration I would like to congratulate our students on making Business Administration their prime choice for study and wish them a very happy and productive learning experience at AUD. I will also welcome the students and parents to visit our school and meet with us.  It would be our great pleasure to meet you, show you around AUD campus and answer any question you may have.  
All the Best!
Mohammed Abu Ali, Ph.D.
Dean of the School of Business Administration