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Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is designed for experienced professionals with ambition and drive who wish to develop their responsible and sustainable leadership skills. This program will enable you to gain a holistic strategic business point-of-view required to operate effectively in an increasingly competitive and changing global business world. Students may also have the opportunity to participate in a study abroad tour to complete their elective subject.

18 - 24 months

Spring - February
Summer - June
Autumn - September

Fees per subject
AED 9,140
USD 2,491
(VAT 5% inclusive)


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Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course.

  • Critically analyse and integrate advanced theoretical and practical knowledge of recent developments in business disciplines and professional practice.
  • Propose innovative, sustainable and responsible solutions to complex real world business challenges.
  • Collaborate responsibly to achieve individual and collective outcomes.
  • Effectively communicate complex concepts and information, through a range of media.
  • Critically reflect on personal ideas, practices and feedback from stakeholders.
  • Plan and execute a Strategic Business Project, drawing on relevant research principles and methods.

Career Opportunities

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 typically work in roles such as:

  • Business Development Managers
  • Strategists
  • Consultants
  • Chief Financial Officers
  • General Managers
  • Chief Operating Officers
  • Chief Information Officers
  • Project Managers
  • Marketing Directors
  • HR Managers

Globally accredited, internationally relevant

This program is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education - Higher Education Affairs and is fully recognised within the UAE, GCC nations and internationally for further education and employment in the private and public sectors.

In addition, the program 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. UOWD graduates have the opportunity to exchange their UOWD degree for the equivalent UOW Australia degree after completion.

Duration and Delivery

The program is delivered in a Condensed Mode, which offers flexibility and personalisation. Classes are held at weekends, attending three weekends per semester for each subject, It will normally take you six semesters to complete, based on three semesters per year (summer is optional) and two subjects per semester.

Program Structure

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.
MBA901 Accounting for Managerial Decision-making
MBA902 Strategic Marketing Management
MBA903 Responsible Talent Management Strategies
During this stage you explore the latest thinking and practices in organisations and research worldwide, while developing skills in innovation and business transformation.
MBA904 Design Thinking and Business Transformation
MBA905 Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Commercialisation
MBA906 Financial Strategy and Governance
Integration and Application
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.
MBA907 Decision Effectiveness in Strategic Management
MBA908 Strategic Business Project
MBA909 Responsible Leadership Effectiveness
MBA910 Leading Edge Management Cases
In addition, you will choose two 900-level elective subject.
MBA905 and FND116 are pre-requisite subjects for MBA908.


Program Leader

Dr Alastair W Watson

Dr Alastair W Watson
Assistant Professor
PhD, Heriot-Watt University, UK; MSc International Hospitality Management, University of Strathclyde, UK; BA Business Information Management, Napier University, UK

Dr Alastair Watson is Assistant Professor at the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) and currently teaches Business Communications, Introduction to Management and Strategic Management...

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