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Department Overview


The College of Business Administration (CoBA) at the University of Sharjah (UoS) has grown rapidly over the last few years.  The college currently offers four bachelor degree programs in accounting, finance, management, and management information systems. Prior to the launch of our new program (MBA), the only available postgraduate program was the Executive MBA program for fulltime executives, although a strategic gap remained in the range of available programs.

The new MBA program incorporates two unique features:

First, it gives students the opportunity to complete a general MBA either by coursework only or coursework and research project.

  • In the first option, students can obtain the MBA by successfully completing 11 courses (33 credit hours)
  • In the second option, students need to complete 9 courses and a project-thesis, which is equivalent to 6 credit hours.  An MBA with a research project option allows students to pursue a Doctoral degree after successfully completing the program.
The second feature of the program provides the students with the opportunity to specialize in one of two concentrations: Islamic Finance or Healthcare Management.


Admission Requirements

1. Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from a recognized university with a GPA of 3.0 or above. Applicants with a GPA of less than 3.0 might be admitted conditionally
2. Applicants with an undergraduate degree in disciplines other than business administration may receive conditional places on the program. They may be required to take some remedial courses. The passing grade for the remedial courses is C
3. Preference is given to applicants with two or more years of work experience
4. Applicants are required to demonstrate English language proficiency by obtaining a minimum of 550 on the Institutional TOEFL or CBT, or 6 on the academic IELTS.

Program Learning Outcomes 

A. General Business Administration

By the end of this program students will be able to

1. integrate specialized and self-directed knowledge in business administration with modern and real-life applications
2. demonstrate advanced research methodologies to develop new knowledge and reach informed conclusions using contemporary scientific literature and tools
3. apply developed communication and IT skills to convey direct and indirect forms of interaction in the business administration profession
4. apply problem‐solving tools to analyze and assess workplace issues in the search for optimal business solutions
5. assess and lead innovative operations in business administration individually and in a team-based setups
6. explain the role of human values in business leadership
7. develop and execute action plans to manage complex ethical challenges they have identified
8. build on acquired knowledge and skills to achieve continuous learning and contribute to local and international advancement in his profession.