Graduate Studies

Executive Masters in Business Administration (EMBA)

  

Introduction

The Executive Masters in Business Administration (EMBA) is a general management program firmly grounded in the functional areas of the business enterprise. Courses are designed to introduce managers to developments significantly impacting business including technological advances, globalization and the internet economy.

The faculty delivering this program are specialists 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 business-relevant master's degree program.

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Program Recognition

  • The program is approved by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
  • Zayed University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Furthermore, the College of Business is accredited by:

Curriculum

Executive Masters in Business Administration

Orientation Seminar

At the beginning of the program, students take an intensive one-day orientation. 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.

Courses

The curriculum consists of the following courses for a total of 36 credits for the Executive Masters degree.

Required Program Courses (33 Credit Hours Required)

  • HRM663 Organizational Behavior and Leadership
  • ACC610 Accounting
  • ECN666 Managerial Economics
  • HRM640 Human Resource Management
  • MKT680 Marketing Management
  • FIN630 Corporate Finance
  • MGT660 Entrepreneurship
  • OPR667 Operations Management
  • BUS668 International Law and Business Ethics
  • FIN631 International Finance and Banking
  • MGT664 Global Business Strategy

Prescribed Elective (3 Credit Hours Required)

  • ACC632 Financial Statement Analysis and Business Ethical Standards
  • FIN633 Statistics and Quantitative Methods for Finance
  • FIN634 Fundamentals of Asset Valuation
  • FIN638 Islamic Finance Principles
  • ECN655 Macroeconomic Analysis
  • FIN656 The Financial and Banking System
  • FIN657 Financial Institutions Management
  • ECN658 Monetary Policy
  • FIN659 Financial Markets
  • FIN690 Applied Research in Finance
  • INS649 Enterprise Systems Management
  • MGT669 Cross Cultural Management

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Course Delivery

Course Duration

The program is delivered in English over a period of 24 months at Zayed University located in Abu Dhabi.

Course Delivery Format

Serial courses are delivered on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 15:00 – 20:00 over a period of five weeks.

For more information on admission deadline, start date, and location for delivery of the program, please visit the Key Dates section of our website.

Admission

  • Admission is open to males and females of all nationalities.
  • Applicants must have earned a four-year baccalaureate degree from an accredited university with a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 point scale (or equivalent).
  • IELTS (Academic) overall band score of not less than 6.0 or an internet-based TOEFL total score of not less than 79 iBT.*
  • In addition, applicants must demonstrate suitable professional proficiency equivalent to at least three years of mid- to upper-level supervisory experience. 
  • Applicants are required to have a basic knowledge of accounting, finance, economics and statistics prior to gaining entry into the Executive Master's degree program. Applicants may therefore be required to successfully complete appropriate pre-program courses at the discretion of the College Graduate Programs Admissions Committee. Students who have completed the equivalent courses at institutions at the tertiary level will be exempted from this requirement.
  • Program expectations are high and require participants to balance the demands of a career, family and a graduate academic program.

*Contact us for Zayed University's special English language programs designed for graduate students who do not currently meet the minimum English language entry or exit admission requirements.

For more information on the admission requirements and application procedure, please visit the Admissions and Fees section of our website.

Program Cost

AED 128,000 (including text books and course materials)

For more information on the payment cost, payment procedure and financial support, please visit the Admissions and Fees section of our website.

Graduation Requirement

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.

For program information, please contact +971-2-599-3605