6 August 2017
H.E. Prof. Hamid M.K. Al Naimiy, Chancellor of the University Sharjah extended his warm congratulations to H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al-Qasimi, a member of the supreme council, ruler of Sharjah and president of the University of Sharjah because all the academic programs offered in the Faculty of Business Administration has gained international accreditation from the American Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) recently.
Dr. Al Naimiy affirmed that such accreditation is in all aspects an achievement at the international level and represents practically the executive steps taken by the University of Sharjah in the context of its scientific revolution that it started in the last few years under the directions of its president, H.H. Ruler of Sharjah aiming to strengthen the position of the University of Sharjah scientifically.
The Chancellor of the University asserted that such achievement was made only by (5%) of the total universities worldwide i.e. (795) scientific institutions, indicating that the academic programs offered by the faculty of business administration at the University of Sharjah for all scientific grades covered by this accreditation include: Executive MBA, MBA, Bachelor's Degree in accounting, finance, economy, administrative information systems and business administration.
Prof. Hamid Al Naimiy added that during the next two weeks the University will receive international accreditation from the American Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) for the rest of the programs offered by the Faculty of Engineering and all the programs offered by the Faculty of Science stating that this international board has delegated a committee of experts and international specialists to these two faculties, and they examined all the programs offered by the two faculties. The preliminary reports they have prepared praised these programs and this was also confirmed during the meeting held between H.H. Ruler of Sharjah and the members of the committee at the end of their visit to the University of Sharjah
In addition, the Chancellor of the University said that the Faculty of Communications at the University of Sharjah has gained one month ago the academic accreditation from the American Accreditation Board for Communication.
He concluded that these international academic accreditations, with the previous ones and those following- God Willing – form a part of the University plans to obtain the international accreditation for all the academic programs offered by its faculties and academic departments and that these programs were designated to serve that objective, especially because all these programs had originally obtained the national academic accreditation of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
On the other hand, Prof. Ohilip Molino, Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration at the University of Sharjah has confirmed that the evaluation process to obtain such accreditation takes a long time, and that through this evaluation, the focus is on developing and implementing plans to comply with the accreditation criteria adopted by the Association. Stating that the criteria used in the evaluation process require excellence in areas related to strategic management, innovation, quality of the programs offered, the expertise of the faculty members, the educational level of the students, the topics of the researches carried out by the faculty members and the students, their position in the labour market after graduation pointing out that, the accreditation criteria of the Association aim at helping the faculties to discover its different tasks and to perform such tasks to the fullest in order to enable them to make a difference through participation and innovation.
The Dean of the Faculty stressed that the accreditation of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business for the programs of the Faculty of Business Administration at the University of Sharjah is considered an exceptional achievement for the faculty members and the students of the Faculty of Business Administration and it demonstrates the quality of the teaching process and the interest of the University Administration in the international accreditation which enhance the educational process and enhance the estimation of the labour market's need for the graduates of the University of Sharjah.