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College of Business Dean’s Message:

Dean’s Welcome

Welcome to the College of Business at Zayed University.

It is my honor to serve as Dean of the College of Business, and to help the UAE provide a world-class business education for its citizens and wider community. Our aim in the College is to provide the cutting-edge knowledge and skills that prepare graduates for a dynamic, and global, business world. Since the College was formed 20 years ago, we have seen many of our graduates become successful leaders and managers in business, industry and government around the region. Our graduates are primarily from the UAE, but we also welcome an increasing number of GCC and other nationalities as part of our student body. 

The College of Business is internationally recognized and maintains the highest academic quality standards. The College holds accreditations from the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MOHSR), and also from the world’s leading business school accreditation body, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The AACSB accredits the top 5% of the world’s business schools – which accounts for only 700 business schools world-wide. Our accreditation by MOHSR and the AACSB provides the highest recognition of the quality of our curriculum, faculty and students.

Our programs include undergraduate degrees leading to a Bachelor of Science in Business, with majors in Accounting, Finance, Human Resources Management, and Marketing & Entrepreneurship. We also offer several graduate degrees including a Masters of Management in International Business (MMIB), an Executive MBA (EMBA) and a Masters of Finance (MFIN). All of our programs provide a challenging, and stimulating, learning environment for students. Within the context of business, our students learn to think critically, solve problems, work in teams, take on leadership roles, communicate effectively, make presentations, and mature as individuals. In the College, we also believe strongly in applying learning to real-world problems, where theory and practice are integrated in working towards a solution. We are passionate about helping students learn about the realities of business, and providing them with the skills that will serve as a solid foundation for their career. To this end, our graduates are some of the most sought-after employees by leading organizations across the region. 

In the College, we have a highly qualified faculty made up of around 80 professors, originating from more than 30 different countries. All of them graduated from the world’s leading universities and many bring with them a long experience of teaching in excellent institutions across the globe before joining the College. Our faculty work and live in the UAE, so they understand the region and its cultural nuances, but they also bring an international perspective to the College to complement their teaching and research. Our faculty are not only dedicated to helping our students learn, but they are also recognized experts in their field, through their active research and publications in leading academic journals and their participation in international conferences.

 We are all extremely proud of the accomplishments of the College of the Business over the past two decades and we look forward to welcoming you in continuing our success in the future.

Prof. Paul Williams 


COB is accredited by AACSB
Third UAE Quantitative Research Symposium

Zayed University's College of Business (United Arab Emirates) and The Association of Accountants and Financial Professionals in Business (IMA®) would like to invite you to the Third Quantitative Research Symposium which will take place in Dubai on January 28 and 29, 2017. Professor William Megginson (University of Oklahoma) and Professor Francesco Caselli (London School of Economics) will be the keynote speakers in Finance/Accounting and Economics respectively.

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