Dean's Welcome
I feel both privileged and proud to be the Dean of the College of Business Administration (COBA). Our college is renowned for its friendly and innovative environment, challenging programs and picturesque campus with state of the art facilities.

In the past few years both the local and global business environment has witnessed massive changes. The business environment can best be described as turbulent, technologically driven, network-based and highly competitive. Business schools must therefore be forward looking and proactive in order to respond to these changes. My goal is to ensure that our business students gain the necessary skills and entrepreneurial mindset so they can become innovative thinkers who are capable of responding to today’s global business challenge with confidence and to have a profound impact on the global business landscape.  

The College of Business Administration is a place with endless opportunities. COBA offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs. We offer undergraduate degree program in all functions of business including Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, Management Information Systems and Public Administration.  

The Executive MBA Program (EMBA) offers a highly rewarding and stimulating business education in an innovative learning environment. At the EMBA, you will join a select group of students. Your colleagues have diverse experience and background in management to ensure an interactive learning environment. The newly launched MBA program offers three tracks: Health Care Management, Islamic Finance and General Track.

COBA is accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and soon to be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) the gold standard in business education. We encourage you to explore COBA website and or communicate with the office of the Dean.  

Under my leadership we intend to embark on rebuilding faculty and staff numbers in new and innovative areas that reflect market and industry needs in the region as well as recent trends in management education. We are confident that this innovative portfolio of professional programs will provide our students with knowledge, skills and competencies to be leaders of tomorrow.  

COBA is a student oriented community. Your professional journey begins at our college, where building your career is our mission. Your faculty enjoys a world class reputation for their teaching innovation and research. They are committed to your intellectual and professional development. Your program is designed to ensure that you develop the skills that are necessary for a successful career. You will receive advice and mentorship during your program of study. COBA is committed to each student’s life long career as a successful industry leader and a valued member in the society.  Our impressive alumni network of successful entrepreneurs and industry leaders are at the core of COBA experience.  

At COBA the learning process goes beyond the classroom. Our students engage in hands-on business learning opportunities ranging from managing an investment portfolio to preparing a business plan. Our goal is to integrate the University technological advances with experience-based learning to develop future entrepreneurs and corporate leaders. Our students are creating innovative business models to local, regional and global communities through projects that address sustainability, startups, business ethics, leadership, strategic management, family business, branding, supply chain management to name a few. As part of the our learning process students are encouraged to participate in internship and training programs in prestigious organizations such as Microsoft, Air Arabia , Ettihad Airways, Sharjah Chamber of Commerce, Ernst & Young, KPMG, Paris Gallery, Central Bank, Etisalat and Securities and Commodities Authority.  

COBA is located  in the heart of  the University City of Sharjah known in the region for its landscape  picturesque campus and  state of the art facilities including top notch libraries up to date computer facilities and laboratories, modern sports facilities. The two student centers at UOS provide convenient facilities including shops, banks, hair salons, restaurants, and coffee shops. COBA is also a fun place to be. The Business Students’ Association and various business clubs organize numerous activities including social events, competitions, trips and much more.  

We are all proud of our college. With innovative programs and a unique learning environment we are creating new standards in management education in the region. Come and join our COBA community as we pursue the future of business.

I look forward to welcoming you.

Professor, Abu Bakr Ibrahim
Dean, College of Business Administration