Abu Dhabi University Launches Undergraduate Programs at Dubai Campus

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Published April 19th, 2018 - 07:44 GMT
The University’s newly opened Dubai campus launched a host of postgraduate programs.
The University’s newly opened Dubai campus launched a host of postgraduate programs.

Abu Dhabi University (ADU), an internationally recognized academic institution for quality education and applied research, announced the launch of six undergraduate programs at its newest campus in Dubai Knowledge Park to meet the growing demand from students in Dubai and neighboring emirates.

The announcement came during ADU’s participation in the Gulf Education and Training Exhibition (GETEX) 2018, the Middle East and Asia’s leading student recruitment platform. During the event, the University recorded significant student interest in pursuing both postgraduate and undergraduate studies at its Dubai campus that was earlier dedicated solely to postgraduate education.

The internationally accredited undergraduate programs include Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) as well as BBA in Accounting, BBA in Finance, BBA in Human Resources Management, BBA in Digital Marketing Communications, and BBA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation.  

In October 2017, the University’s newly opened Dubai campus launched a host of postgraduate programs. Master’s programs included Master of Education in Educational Leadership, Master of Science (MSc) in Special Education, Master of Public Law, Master of Private Law, MSc in Information Technology, MSc in Sustainable Architecture, Master of Engineering Management, Master of Project Management, Master of Strategic Leadership, and Master of Business Administration (MBA). A Doctorate of Business Administration and two Professional Diplomas in Teaching – Arabic and English – completed the offering.

In January 2018, the campus added a dual MBA program that includes an Executive MBA from ADU’s College of Business and an MSc in Global Business from the Sykes College of Business at the University of Tampa in the US.

Speaking on the announcement, Dr Waqar Ahmad, Provost and Interim Chancellor of ADU, said: “ADU works relentlessly to provide a comprehensive educational experience that is not limited to imparting theoretical knowledge but includes equipping students with practical skills and developing their intellectual abilities. These efforts are part of the University’s commitment to supporting the country’s sustainable development and transition to a knowledge-based economy.”

Dr Ibrahim Sidawi, Director of ADU Dubai Campus, highlighted ADU's keenness on empowering young people through introducing innovative programs that aim to shape a forward-looking new generation ready to make its mark across diverse fields and contribute to building a prosperous future for the UAE.

In Spring Semester 2018, ADU has welcomed 7,863 returning and new students to its 44 internationally accredited undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programs, offered across its three campuses in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Dubai.

ADU’s College of Business has earned international academic accreditation from the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the global accrediting body for business schools. Meanwhile, its College of Engineering received international accreditation from the world-renowned Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) at the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) for five of its undergraduate programs: BSc in Civil Engineering, BSc in Computer Engineering, BSc in Information Technology, BSc in Mechanical Engineering, and BSc in Electrical Engineering.

ADU has also entered Quacquarelli Symonds’ QS Top 150 under 50 2018 – a ranking of the world’s best universities under the age of 50.

Background Information

Abu Dhabi University

The dream began with the Charter of Abu Dhabi University in the year 2000, After three years of planning, the university opened its doors in September 2003, to an entering class of 1,000 students on its two campuses in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. Unlike other colleges and universities in the UAE, ADU undertook the measures necessary to ensure that all of the degree programs it would offer had secured accreditation from the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in advance of any students enrolling in them.

ADU offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees based upon the American model of higher education.

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