Dean's Welcome
It is a great pleasure to welcome you to the College of Business Administration (COBA). Our College enjoys a long tradition of teaching, research and business engagement. The College offers undergraduate, MBA and Executive MBA programs in business and management providing a solid platform for research, discussion and debate on an extensive range of private and public sector issues. COBA has the following outstanding features:  

Accreditation
We are in the Top 5% of Business Schools in the World having achieved accreditation from the US Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the Ministry of Higher Education in the U.A.E.  

Programs
COBA offers academically rigorous and highly crafted programmes for undergraduate, MBA, and Executive MBA students. The teaching and research cover six main subject areas: Accounting, Finance (CFA recognized Program), Management, Marketing, Information Systems and Supply Chain Management, Human Resource Management and Public Sector Management. 

International
As a leading business school COBA is comprised of an international student body representing more than 45 countries, expanding and learning from new ideas from different cultures and backgrounds. Our global alumni extend over 50+ countries allowing you access to numerous contacts all over the world.

Research
COBA strives to produce theory-led, practically relevant research that addresses challenges faced by businesses, public organisations, regulatory bodies, and policy-makers. COBA aims to create a supportive, collaborative, and vibrant research culture by raising the quality of our research output and by assisting faculty to achieve our goals.

Engagement with the local / regional / and global community
COBA has long emphasized the importance of building strong links with private and public sector enterprises at the local, regional and global level. Students have recently participated in internships in prestigious organizations such as Air Arabia, Central Bank of the UAE, Sharjah Islamic Bank and other Banks, Dubai Financial Market, Ernst & Young, Etihad Airways, Etisalat, Government of Sharjah, KPMG, Microsoft, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Health, Paris Gallery, Securities and Commodities Authority, Sharjah Chamber of Commerce, Sharjah City Municipality. We aim to continue to both broaden and strengthen these relationships.  

Facilities and resources
COBA hosts an excellent learning environment with state-of-the-art lecture theatres, multiple syndicate rooms, UoS Financial Markets trading rooms, an executive MBA and MBA suite, and significant lab and other learning space for students and staff. Students also have access to impressive Library facilities which provide comprehensive study facilities and access to research databases, online journals and leading other information services.

Future plans
My aim as Dean is to build on the aforementioned impressive achievements to further consolidate COBA's position as a leading global business school. This will involve developing research in the College, building the postgraduate programs, promoting excellence in teaching and learning and continuing to advance the international nature of the student body. We will also continue to build on our excellent relationships with local / regional / global business and public bodies promoting internships and project-based learning initiatives at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. 
   
We look forward to welcoming you to our College


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Prof Philip Molyneux
Dean, College of Business Administration