Master of Arts In Intellectual Property and Innovation Management (MA. IPIM)

A unique program offered in collaboration with Dubai Economy, Represented by The Commercial Control & Consumer Protection Department and Dubai Intellectual Property Training Center an initiative under Dubai Entrepreneurship Academy the Educational arm of DubaiSME.

18 – 24 Months
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Program Overview

M.A. IPIM Program Mission
The mission of the Master of Art in Intellectual Property and Innovation Management is to equip professionals of today and tomorrow with the knowledge and skills needed to convert intellectual property and innovations into competitive advantages. The program through its courses and thesis is dedicated to conducting impactful research in the field by means of collaboration between expert faculty and students. It provides students with a rigorous conceptual foundation and strong research skills, coupled with real-world experiences from local and global settings.

M.A. IPIM Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the MA in IPIM, students will be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate the intricate theories and practices in intellectual property management and innovation.
  2. Design solutions for complex and ambiguous intellectual property and innovation problems from various types of organizations.
  3. Formulate advanced intellectual property strategies to help local and global organizations achieve competitive advantage in multifaceted and highly dynamic environments.
  4. Develop detailed innovation strategies for entrepreneurs and leaders of innovative business entities using a large set of internal and external variables.
  5. Analyze complex business models and intellectual property laws from an ethical perspective.
  6. Contribute to the body of knowledge and practice in intellectual property and innovation through advanced research.


The M.A. IPIM at AUD is a 30-hour credit program which is studied full time in 18 – 24 months.

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Selection of students for the Master in IPIM program will be based on an individual assessment of each applicant and will take into consideration, besides the requirements summarized in below, the applicant’s interests, talents, experiences and potential contribution to enriching the learning experience. To this end, an admissions interview with each applicant will be required.

For the Master in IPIM program, the Admissions Criteria are:

  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited national or regional institutional body, achieving a 3.00 GPA or better in undergraduate study.
  • International TOEFL® or Academic IELTSTM or the equivalent score on another internationally-recognized English exam. PBT is accepted from specific centers in the UAE.
  • A statement of the applicant’s career objectives, special professional and academic interests and reasons why the candidate wishes to pursue the Master in IPIM Program
  • In-person interview

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Dean of the School of Business and Associate Professor of Management
Assaad Farah
Associate Professor of Business Administration
Akram Al Matarneh
Professor of Management
Evangelos Dedousis
Assistant Professor of Marketing
Pakinam Nazmy
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