Master of Management (M.M.): International Business
The Master of Management (M.M.): International Business program offered in partnership with Thunderbird School of Global Management prepares future leaders to succeed in the dynamic world of global business. The program is designed to enable participants to build a strong understanding of how businesses function and compete in the contemporary worldwide economy.
The Master of Management: International Business program also aims to provide participants with a broad and in-depth knowledge of the skills, tools, and processes they need to adopt if they are to attain positions of leadership. On successful completion of the program, students should have a knowledge and understanding of:
Additionally, successful completion of the program will enable students to develop their core skills and competencies within the areas of team working, communications, interpersonal skills, problem solving and research.
The Master of Management (M.M.): International Business program is approved by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. As Zayed University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the program is internationally recognized for further education and employment in private and public sector organizations.
Furthermore, the College of Business is a candidate for:
Thunderbird School of Global Management, Glendale, Arizona
The participation of the partner university allows the Master of Science in International Business program to select experts in their respective fields of study who bring a depth of knowledge and an emphasis on practical application, both of which are essential to creating a relevant masters program.
Throughout its history, Thunderbird has remained the leader in international business education by offering a cutting-edge curriculum taught by faculty who are recognized as global thought leaders in their respective areas of expertise.
Thunderbird School of Global Management is regarded as the world's leading institution in the education of global managers and has operations in the United States, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Russia, Mexico, Central and South America and China.
Thunderbird's MBA in Global Management is ranked No. 1 in International Business by the Wall Street Journal/Harris Interactive 2007 Survey of Corporate Recruiters, the Financial Times 2008 and U.S. News and World Report 2009. Thunderbird Corporate Learning is an elite, world-class provider of executive education with programs ranked in the top 10 and top 20 worldwide by the Financial Times and BusinessWeek, respectively.
The mission of Thunderbird is to educate global leaders who create sustainable prosperity worldwide.
Thunderbird is globally accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB International) and the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).
At the beginning of the program, students take an intensive one-day orientation seminar. The orientation offers a number of workshops to introduce students to the program, during which students are introduced to Blackboard (virtual classroom software), case study and analysis, library resources, and the writing of reports and reference citations. A special session is conducted in leadership development.
The curriculum addresses the needs of individuals without extensive senior management experience and is firmly grounded in the functional areas of international business. Additional courses are designed to introduce managers to developments significantly impacting business, including technological advances, globalization and the internet economy.
The Master of Management: International Business curriculum consists of 12 six and one-half week courses for a total of 36 credits for the master's degree.
* Students have the option to complete the BUS 620 Capstone Seminar in Global Business Strategy at Thunderbird School of Global Management.
The format for delivering the Master of Management: International Business program is designed to minimize time away from work and family while maximizing interaction with fellow students and faculty.
Faculty members utilize a mix of in-classroom and distance learning instruction that demonstrate the flexibility needed to accommodate experienced working graduate students. The in-classroom instruction for each course is conducted every six and one-half weeks on Thursday, Friday and Saturday in full day sessions. Additional off-site lectures are provided on CDs. Blackboard customized courseware, with e-mail and course management features, is used to deliver the offsite e-learning component of the curriculum. Portions of some courses involve videoconferencing. Students and faculty interact frequently to exchange e-mail, transfer files, submit papers, and access course materials in the form of PowerPoint slides during courses.
The Master of Management: International Business program is delivered over a period of 24 months at Zayed University in Abu Dhabi and/or Dubai.
For more information on the admission deadline, please visit the Key Dates section of our website.
For more information on the admission requirements, application procedure and program cost, please visit the Admissions and Fees section of our website.
Graduate students must maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 in course work taken in fulfillment of the requirements of a master's degree.