Abu Dhabi University Appoints New Dean for College of Business Administration
The Board of Governors and Trustees of Abu Dhabi University has recently appointed Professor Dr. Mohamed Khalifa as the new Dean for the College of Business Administration. Dean Khalifa is a world renowned scholar who joined Abu Dhabi University earlier this month and whose wealth of experience tops 20 years within the international academic community.
“My mission is to make the College of Business Administration (COBA) at Abu Dhabi University a top business school, not just locally but also internationally, and recognized for producing outstanding business professional and leaders. With excellent facilities in the new campus, carefully designed curricula and international faculty members with the best qualifications, our students will have an ideal environment for developing into global business leaders, contributing further to the prosperity of the UAE,” said Dr. Khalifa.
Dr. Khalifa received his Master’s and PhD degrees from Wharton Business School of The University of Pennsylvania and has over 20 years of experience as a Senior Business Analyst, and 17 years as an academic in the USA, Canada, Sweden, China and Hong Kong. His vast academic experience and contributions have yielded him numerous prizes from the international community in recognition of his excellence. Acknowledging his innovative pedagogical methods and outstanding teaching performance, Dr. Khalifa is also a two-time recipient of the Teaching Excellence Award. Overall, he has published over 70 internationally refereed research articles and has recently received the top paper award in the International Conference in Information Systems (ICIS).
“Abu Dhabi University is proud to have such an eminent academic figure join its ranks. Our business students will now learn at the hands of one of the most outstanding business professionals and scholars internationally,” said Professor Dr. Reynold Macpherson, ADU Chancellor.
Dr. Khalifa’s mission lays perfectly inline with ADU’s ambition to become a locally, regionally and internationally renowned center of business excellence. Hence, together with the university’s facilities and its faculty’s qualifications and credentials, ADU seeks to educate and prepare its students to become highly successful business leaders and professionals.
About Abu Dhabi University:
Abu Dhabi University was chartered as a private institution of higher learning in the year 2000 under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, and Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, and President of the University of Abu Dhabi Board of Trustees and Governors. The University is licensed by the Ministry of Education with all its degree programs accredited. The University of Abu Dhabi currently serves about 1,800 students at its three campus locations in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. It is currently building new campus in Khalifa City to be completed in the Summer of 2006. All programs are open to eligible students from all nationalities. The University uses the American model of higher education for its Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Computer Science and Information Technology and English Language Institute.
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