About Us

A Reputation for Quality in the Gulf Arab States


Graduate Studies Deanship at Zayed University will expand, strengthen, and demonstrate targeted graduate educational and research benchmarks in academic disciplines aligned with institutional and national strategic priorities to become an institution of choice for graduate education in the UAE and the MENA region.


The mission of Graduate Studies Deanship is to promote exemplary graduate education by ensuring international standards of excellence across all graduate degree programs and to actively support the development of new graduate degree programs that respond to local and regional market needs. It assists in the enrollment, retention, and graduation of quality students.  It also seeks to enhance the contribution and visibility of graduate studies to promote the university’s mission and values.

Core Values

  • Academic excellence
  • Service oriented
  • Academic and professional integrity
  • Agility, creativity and innovation
  • Leadership, teamwork and collaboration

Strategic Directions

  1. To offer a portfolio of signature degree programs with specializations that are consistent with emerging trends in graduate education and are responsive to the demands of local and regional markets.
  2. To develop a graduate student body that is diverse and dynamic with a critical mass in all specializations on both campuses, where applicable.
  3. To create a culture in which graduate studies and research are key contributors to the academic and intellectual climate of the university.
  4. To develop graduate affairs and expand its services and integrate them in the university’s strategy and operation.

International Accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Zayed University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. This means your Zayed degree has an international assurance of quality.

Graduate Program Approvals by the U.A.E. Ministry of Education

Graduate programs are approved by the U.A.E. Ministry of Education.

International Accreditation of Graduate Programs 

College of Business

The College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. (AACSB International)

College of Communication and Media Sciences 

The College of Communication and Media Sciences is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. (ACEJMC)

College of Education

The College of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. (CAEP)

Outstanding Facilities in Abu Dhabi and Dubai

Zayed University’s striking building complexes are attractively located on self-contained sites in Abu Dhabi and Dubai with modern and fully equipped teaching facilities, computer laboratories, outstanding library resources, food courts and coffee shops.

Quality Faculty Teaching Small Class Sizes

The quality of graduate degree programs program rests on the excellence of the teaching and research by academics from Zayed University. A low student-to-faculty ratio promotes group discussion and a personal approach. A high quality peer group of participants with a variety of management roles allows for effective collaborative learning and valuable networking.

Experience in Female Advancement and Empowerment

While admission to graduate degree programs is open to males and females of all nationalities, Zayed University has a history of commitment to prepare women for senior management roles.

Successful Alumni in Public and Private Sector Organizations

Many Zayed graduates have either used their degree as a stepping stone in their career paths, or as a chance to enhance their skills in their current positions, many of whom hold a wide range of senior leadership positions in a broad spectrum of public and private sectors in the Gulf Arab States.

Excellent Career Opportunities

Zayed University’s graduate degree programs are recognized by both students and employers as high quality programs that can provide a competitive advantage to open up good career opportunities.


The cost-effective fee structure combined with scholarships and assistantships makes Zayed University’s graduate degree programs accessible.