The UOWD's Master of Business Administration (MBA) program in UAE is for experienced professionals who want to develop the analytical, cross-functional skillset that will support strong managerial decision-making in business leadership roles. The program will help you develop the knowledge, competencies and managerial skills to become a global business leader. The MBA curriculum focuses on the international business environment and addresses relevant emerging themes such as corporate governance, finance, business ethics, and marketing in a manner most relevant to management and strategy.


18 - 24 months

Spring - February
Summer - June
Autumn - September

Tuition Fees
AED 9,140
USD 2,491
(VAT 5% inclusive)

Career Opportunities

The universal appeal of the MBA qualification means graduates can expect to take up senior management positions in a variety of industries, or even head their own companies. Students and graduates of the MBA typically work in roles such as:

  • Business Development Managers
  • StrategistsConsultants
  • Chief Financial Officers
  • General Managers
  • Chief Operating Officers
  • Chief Information Officers
  • Project Managers
  • Marketing Directors
  • HR Managers


CEO Magazine ranked the University of Wollongong Sydney Business School's MBA program No. 3 in Australia for 2016.

The QS MBA Ranking 2016/2017 ranked UOW’s MBA as superior, being above the threshold level for both employability and research excellence.

Accreditation and Recognition

This program is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education - Higher Education Affairs and is fully recognized within the UAE, GCC nations and internationally for further education and employment in the private and public sectors.

In addition, the program is quality assured by UOW, which is registered with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), the national regulator of the higher education sector in Australia. UOWD graduates have the opportunity to exchange their UOWD degree for the equivalent UOW Australia degree after completion.

Program Duration

You are required to complete 12 subjects in total. Students typically complete two subjects in a semester which consists of 13 teaching weeks. Each subject requires one evening of attendance per week for 13 weeks. Classes are held 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Sunday – Thursday. At this rate, students are able to complete the degree program in six semesters.


Program Structure

The following 11 subjects form the core of the MBA program:

Core Subjects

  • MGNT900 Managerial Concepts and Skills
  • ACCY919 Accounting for Managers
  • MGNT903 Leading in contemporary Organisations
  • MARK904 Marketing for Strategic Decisions
  • ECON928 Economics for Modern Business
  • FIN907 Financial Strategy
  • MGNT909 Corporate Governance
  • ECON947 Business Analytics
  • MGNT926 International Business Strategy
  • MGNT921 Strategic Decision Making


One elective subject, chosen from any discipline area

Capstone Project

  • MGNT925 Business Research Project (MBA)

In addition, you will choose one 900-level elective subject.

Program taught in:
  • English
Last updated July 4, 2019
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