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College of Business Dean’s Message:


On behalf of Students, Faculty, and Staff, I welcome you to our College of Business (COB) at Zayed University.  Our mission is to empower students with the academic, professional and leadership competencies necessary to achieve success as effective leaders within the competitive and dynamic national and global business context and support the sustainable economic development of the UAE and its citizens.  Our College is one of the 5 Business Schools accredited by AACSB in UAE.  Our faculty comes from various countries around the world and brings global perspective to the UAE through their research, teaching and service.  We offer Bachelor of Science in Business with Finance, Accounting, Human Resource Management, and Marketing and Entrepreneurship in our Abu Dhabi campus and specializations in Dubai campus.   We have a joint program with College of Technological Innovation.  Our graduate programs consist of Executive MBA, Masters of Management in International Business, and a Masters in Finance.

Over the last several years, the College has attracted a strong student body from across UAE and the GCC countries.  We have a successful Internship program and our students are sought after in the job market across UAE.  We have extensive array of outreach and engagement activities that aim to promote executive and professional development.  Our research is focused on Entrepreneurship, Innovation to foster and encourage successful small and medium size enterprises.  Through our Financial and Economic research we strive to promote robust economic growth and effective policy making decisions based on sound regulation and corporate governance.

We look forward to welcoming you as a student in the COB.

Dr. Konstantinos Syriopoulos

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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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