Master of Business Administration
Duration18 - 24 months
AED 9,597.26 / USD 2,615 per subject
*VAT 5% inclusive
Our Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree will enable you to gain a holistic strategic business point-of-view required to operate effectively in an increasingly competitive and dynamic global business landscape.
The program is designed for experienced professionals with ambition and drive who wish to develop their responsible and sustainable leadership skills. Students may also have the opportunity to participate in a study abroad tour to complete their elective subject.
If you are aiming to become the next top CEO, Business Operations Director, Chief Financial Officer, Human Resources Director, Chief Marketing Officer or Information Technology Director amongst others, the Master of Business Administration (MBA) is for you.
Students applying for a master's degree must have completed a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) at an accredited institution of higher education and have achieved the minimum grades outlined below:
|Country||Direct Admission||Probationary Admission*
( GPA 2.5-2.99 or equivalent)
(GPA 2.0-2.49 or equivalent)
|Egypt||65% (Good)||57%||50% (Pass)|
|10 Point System: 7.0/10.0||10 Point System: 6.0/10.0||10 Point System: 5.0/10.0|
|4 Point System: 3.0/4.0||4 Point System: 2.5/4.0||4 Point System: 2.0/4.0|
|Russia||Average of 4||Average of 3.5||Average of 3|
|UK||2nd Class Honours with lower division (or min 50%)||45%||Pass (or min 40%)|
* Applicants with a bachelor’s degree in the relevant field of study, or its equivalent, with an overall GPA between 2.5 and 2.99 (on a 4.0 scale) may be conditionally admitted to a master’s program, only if they meet the necessary english language requirement. Such students must take a maximum of 18cp of subjects studied for the master’s degree during the period of conditional admission and must achieve an overall WAM of 55 in their first 3 subjects at the University. Students who fail to achieve this standard may have their enrolment discontinued.
** Applicants with a bachelor’s degree in the relevant field of study, or its equivalent, with an overall GPA between 2.0 and 2.49 (on a 4.0 scale) may be conditionally admitted to a master’s degree, only if they meet the necessary english language requirement and they will be required to complete a maximum of 18cp remedial non-credit bearing subjects prior to enrolment in their chosen Master’s degree. Students must achieve a minimum WAM of 55 in these subjects in order to progress to the master’s degree or may have their enrolment discontinued.
 Unless otherwise stated, the entry requirements above are based on Section I institutions. Further details on alternate entry requirements can be obtained by contacting the Admissions department.
 Applicants to the MBA program are also required to have two years full time work experience after the completion of their bachelor's degree.
At UOWD, all classes are taught in English and in order to enrol in a master's degree you will need to submit one of the following certificate of English language proficiency:
|English Language Test||Entry Score|
|IELTS (Academic)||Overall score of 6.5 with 6.0 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking|
|Internet-based TOEFL||88 with not less than 22 in Writing, 20 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 18 in Speaking|
|Computer based TOEFL||231 with a 4.5 TWE/Essay Writing|
|International paper based TOEFL||575 with a 4.5 TWE/Essay Writing|
|EmSAT Achieve – English||1550|
If you hold a bachelor's degree from a non-business discipline, you may be required to undertake a Graduate Foundation Course (GFC). The course must be successfully completed in the first semester.
The GFC does not accrue any academic credit towards the master's degree but will provide you with a foundation in key subjects such as Accountancy, Finance, Marketing, Statistics, Operations Management and Business Research Methods, that may be required for your chosen field of study. You will be advised if and what course(s) from the GFC you will be required to take following careful consideration of your admission application.
Read more information here.
If you are seeking credit for prior learning, you will need to submit an official academic transcripts showing all courses studied and the grades obtained, syllabus details (including information on course content) for the courses you have successfully completed and an explanation of the grading system. Your eligibility for Credit for Prior Learning will be decided in consultation with UOWD's Faculty Offices prior to the beginning of the program.
To make an application for your chosen program, complete the online application form and submit it along with all your supporting documentation (see below) prior to the application deadline.
Late applications may be accepted subject to the availability of places but applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
The following records are required to process your application. Please ensure that all these documents accompany your UOWD application for admission form submittal:
- The original transcripts of your bachelor's degree results
- A Certificate of Completion
(If the above documents are not in English, a certified English translation is required)
- Proof of your english language proficiency
(Note: Results from IELTS & TOEFL tests must be sent to the University directly from the IELTS or TOEFL testing centres quoting the UOWD institution code IELTS: AE109 / TOEFL: 7907)
- Your current resume or CV
- Letter(s) from employer(s) showing 2 years of work experience (for MBA applicants only)
- A copy of your UAE ID card (if applying from within the UAE)
- A copy of your passport (and Residence Visa, if resident in the UAE).
Additionally, if you are seeking advance standing in your chosen program:
- Certified copies of official academic transcripts showing all courses studied and grades obtained, syllabus details (including information on course content) of the courses you successfully completed and an explanation of the grading system.
Applications are required to obtain attestation / equivalency of their bachelor's degree from the UAE Ministry of Education. The attestation / equivalency process is dependent upon whether you completed your bachelor's degree within the UAE or outside the UAE.
If the bachelor’s degree was completed outside UAE, you must have your bachelor's degree and transcripts/mark sheets certified by:
- The issuing University and/or recognised authority for tertiary education in the host country in which you completed your education
- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the host country
- The UAE Embassy in that host country OR the Embassy of the host country in UAE must attest the authenticity of the documents and attestations.
Additionally, the UAE Ministry of Education must issue an Equivalency Certificate. Applicants must have a valid UAE residency visa when applying for an Equivalency Certificate. In special cases where complying with conditions (2) and (3) are not feasible, the certificates may be verified against originals by Embassies in the UAE and the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
If you are unable to secure the Equivalency Certificate(s) as outlined above will be asked to sign a “Consent to Provide Documents” form agreeing to secure the equivalency. You will be permitted to commence your studies at UOWD, but will be given a maximum of one semester to obtain the equivalency certificate(s). UOWD reserves the right to take appropriate action against any applicant who cannot secure the appropriate documentation in this time, which may result in the termination of the student’s enrolment at UOWD.
The program is delivered in a condensed mode, with subjects being delivered over 3 weekends each trimester.
The course has been designed to cover three stages:
During this stage you will learn to diagnose issues in real organisations with a focus on marketing, employee engagement, talent management and accounting.
- Accounting for Managerial Decision-Making
- Strategic Marketing Management
- Responsible Talent Management Strategies
During this stage you explore the latest thinking and practices in organizations and research worldwide, while developing skills in innovation and business transformation.
- Design Thinking and Business Transformation
- Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Commercialization
- Financial Strategy and Governance
During this stage, you develop your strategic decision-making skills, undertake a real-world business project and hone your personal effectiveness as a responsible leader.
- Contemporary Global Perspectives on Strategy
- Strategic Business Project*
- Responsible Leadership Effectiveness
- Global Business Issues and Practices
In addition, you will choose any two 900-level elective subjects.
*You must complete Business Research Methods, an online zero-credit course, as a prerequisite for Strategic Business Project
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 can work in careers such as:
- General Managers
- Business Development Manager
Accreditation and Recognition
All degrees at the University of Wollongong in Dubai are accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the UAE Ministry of Education and are licensed by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA). In addition, the degree 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.
Also, all business degrees of the University of Wollongong are accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
Students will be issued a UOW Australia degree upon graduation.
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) provides an international seal of approval for business programs that ensures the educational needs of students are met through high quality, continuous improvement and excellence in education. This globally recognised accreditation has been awarded to only the top five percent of the world’s business schools.
Dr Osama Al-Hares
Dr Osama Al Hares's research interests lie in financial performance, corporate valuation and value relevance, corporate governance, earnings management, accounting for goodwill and asset impairments, emerging financial markets, and accounting disclosure practices and analysis. He has extensive consultancy and training experience in banking, investment, services, and small businesses sectors.Read More