ALHOSN University’s Department of Business Administration in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Council for Economic Development (ADCED) recently hosted the ‘Dirhami Day Financial Workshop’ at the university’s Male Campus. The free workshop was especially developed to teach university students how to manage their personal finances and was conducted by renowned financial expert and TV host Salah Al-Halyan.
Al-Halyan, the host of the financial advice show ‘Amwalukom: Your Money’ at CNBC Arabia TV, taught students how to budget and save, set realistic goals and targets, use bank accounts and credit cards, invest wisely, avoid or manage debt, and avoid financial fraud. The workshop was presented in English and Arabic to ensure that all the information was understood in a clear and transparent manner. All attendees received an official Dirhami Certificate personally signed by Al-Halyan and ADCED afterwards.
“This is one of the most important seminars we have organized, as it taught our students how to take more control of their lives, attain their financial goals and achieve success. What Al-Halyan mentioned during the workshop is true: ‘most people do not plan to fail, but simply fail to plan.’ This event was very helpful in opening the eyes of our students to the importance of planning and managing their resources. We thank SalaAl-Halyan for sharing his financial expertise and ADCED for helping us encourage financial responsibility among our youths,” said Prof. Abdul Rahim Sabouni, Vice Chancellor and CEO, ALHOSN University.
Named after Abu Dhabi’s historic ALHOSN Palace, ALHOSN University was founded in 2005 by Abu Dhabi Holding Company in response to growing local demand for high-quality, value-based educational institutions. It currently offers 11 undergraduate and 7 graduate programs under the Faculties of Engineering and Applies Sciences, Business, and Arts and Social Sciences. ALHOSN accepts students of all nationalities and also accommodates youths with special needs. All its programs are accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.