Master Program in Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

Top Masters Programs in Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates 2016/2017

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In recent decades, Abu Dhabi has experienced incredible development. The now cosmopolitan city was barely larger than a fishing village just fifty years ago. Abu Dhabi is home to several embassies and oil companies as well as luxury hotels and shopping malls. But still apparent in this lovely city are the traditions and cultures of the Arab people. Students earning a Master in Abu Dhabi will experience the cultural and personal growth that can occur when being immersed in the traditions and culture of Abu Dhabi.

Abu Dhabi has several academic institutions that are of high quality according to international standards and offer a variety of Master in Abu Dhabi programs. Some of the degree programs that students can choose from for a Master in Abu Dhabi are in the fields of engineering, business, management, finance, and education, to name a few. Students can also choose from full-time, part-time, online, and distance learning options to earn a Master in Abu Dhabi.

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Master of International Business Management (IMBA)

Westford School of Management
Campus or Online Full time Part time 12 months Open Enrollment United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi + 1 more

This course is structured in a manner that the learner will receive dual certification, Postgraduate Advanced Diploma in International Business Management, awarded by Cambridge International Qualifications, UK and a Master of International Business Administration awarded by Guglielmo Marconi University, Italy. This MBA is accredited by Ministry of Education, Italy and Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), United States, hence the MBA has dual accreditation from Europe and US.The University also comes under the ENIC NARIC Approved Universities and is recognized worldwide. [+]

Masters 2016/2017 in Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates. Master of International Business Administration, Awarded by Guglielmo Marconi University, Italy. Guglielmo Marconi is a world-class university promoting the use of innovative learning methodologies and an approach based on the development of interdisciplinary knowledge, skills and competences with a particular emphasis on the global perspective. Our diverse community has presently a total number of around 16000 students enrolled in graduate and postgraduate programs, 300 faculty members and an academic advising team made of more than 200 experts. The University Headquarters are situated in the heart of Rome, near the Vatican City but numerous regional and international branches allow both domestic and overseas students to take their final exam and present their thesis dissertation without leaving their own country or state. Guglielmo Marconi University is accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education and is also accredited by ACICS – Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, the largest US accrediting institution linked to the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).This means that GMU Bachelors and Master’s will be valid not only in Europe but also in the United States, giving students new and greater career opportunities in a larger number of countries: ... [-]

Master in Environment: Dynamics of Territories and Societies

Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2016 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

The two-year Master in Environment: Dynamics of Territories and Societies prepares students for careers in environmental and planning fields. The natural environment is an important resource with different degrees of complexities. The considerable rise in challenges related to managing natural resources and resolving national and societal needs without compromising the protection of the environment requires specialists in geoscience to efficiently assess environmental and spatial issues from every possible angle. Geo-scientists and Geo-engineers address major international issues that define the 21st century including globalization, agricultural development and economic inequality. You will examine spatial relationships, where things and elements are located and also learn about the processes and technologies that regulate these observed patterns. [+]

Overview The program offers a specialized and multidisciplinary education on the management of environments complemented by practical and applied courses. Students will also learn how to process and interpret data based on location and spatial factors and devise solutions using GIS approaches and tools. At every point of the course your communication skills and research will be encouraged through projects, workshops and dialogue with faculty and experts. The combination of intensive learning and practical application of technologies like GIS along with spatial analysis and data visualisation will sharpen skills, boost performance and ensure students are well positioned for a rewarding career. Our faculty is composed of Paris-Sorbonne professors and external working professionals who have achieved worldwide acclaim. We also recruit renowned personalities from specialised institutions in France and the UAE as visiting lecturers. Courses are generally interactive and each teacher provides additional materials to aid learning. This Master programme is supported by the Departments of Geography and Planning, Law, Economics, Foreign Languages, and Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle de Paris. STRUCTURE The degree in Environment: Dynamics of Territories and Societies is taught in English and covers a total of four semesters across two years, starting in September. At the end of this degree, you will have 120 credits. The exclusively designed course schedule includes classes on weekends in consideration of students who intend to combine their studies with work and working professionals. [-]

Master in Performing Arts Management

Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

Within the next decade, the emirate of Abu Dhabi is poised to emerge as an important cultural city with plans of creating an artistic legacy in the region. [+]

Masters 2016/2017 in Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates. OVERVIEW The two-year Master’s in Performing Arts Management prepares students for global careers in the exciting and lucrative industry of Performing Arts. Performing Arts is a favourable career choice that elevates understanding of cultures, enriches society, and sustains the legacy of nations. Through methodological and intellectual support of western and regional teachings, students will learn strategic issues vital to cultural aspects in the region and beyond. By learning the technical applications, professional demands and quality and pace of artist and venue management, students will become effective advocates of performing arts. Students will expand their understanding about the identity of music and performing arts specific to the region. By cross-promoting the best of both worlds, students will learn to highlight regional contributions to the west and adapt western forms of live performances as well as create synergies with other visual arts forms such as cinema and video. Our faculty is composed of distinguished professors and external working professionals who have achieved worldwide acclaim and impart a thorough knowledge of innovative and contemporary approaches in performing arts and venue management. International recognition Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi provides the combined experience of three globally renowned French universities including Paris-Sorbonne University, Paris-Descartes University and Pierre and Marie Curie University. This rich heritage of joint excellence is now available in Abu Dhabi under the Ministry of Education and is recognised worldwide. Networking Each class will have a reduced number of students from different countries. A strict entry selection procedure will guarantee the quality of the degree and will allow you to expand your personal network with high potential peers. STRUCTURE The degree in Performing Arts Management is taught in English and covers a total of four semesters across two years, starting in September. The exclusively designed course schedule includes evening and weekend classes in consideration of students who intend to combine their studies with work and working professionals. [-]

Master in Sustainable Development Law

Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

It has become necessary for all economic policymakers and stakeholders at the national and international levels to incorporate the concept of sustainability into their development strategies. [+]

OVERVIEW The two-year Master’s in Sustainable Development Law is designed for students to acquire the fundamental knowledge and skills required for jobs based in legal, diplomatic and ecological domains. In the 21st century, sustainability and in particular, environmental sustainability are major challenges that all nations need to confront. It is widely acknowledged that every country should aim to achieve economic prosperity by creating blueprints for sustainability that clearly outlines environmental, social and economic goals. This curriculum is based on a multidisciplinary approach and students are taught the fundamentals of Sustainable Development Law, which covers the main aspects governing the environment and a wider sustainability agenda. International recognition Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi provides the combined experience of three globally renowned French universities including Paris-Sorbonne University, Paris-Descartes University and Pierre and Marie Curie University. This rich heritage of joint excellence is now available in Abu Dhabi under the Ministry of Education and is recognised worldwide. STRUCTURE The degree in Sustainable Development Law is taught in English and covers a total of four semesters across two years, starting in September. The exclusively designed course schedule includes evening classes from 4:30pm to 8:00pm in consideration of students who intend to combine their studies with work and working professionals. [-]

Master in International Business Law

Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

The Master in International Business Law combines an international overview of business law with a detailed study of the different areas in this field. [+]

Masters 2016/2017 in Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates. Course Schedule The Master’s degree in International Business Law is a programme spread across four semesters over two years. The course schedule is carefully designed to accommodate working professionals by arranging classes in the afternoon in order to enable students who are employed full-time to obtain a degree. All our Master’s courses are taught in English. Through courses, individual research, and internships, you will work closely with the faculty and other professionals in Paris and Abu Dhabi. Networking Each class will have a reduced number of students from different countries. A strict entry selection procedure will guarantee the quality of the degree and will allow you to expand your personal network with high potential peers. Career Prospects There are abundant and rewarding opportunities, at a regional and global level, for our graduates. Employment within the government, political, media, and business law fields are lucrative and competitive as graduates with a specialisation are eagerly sought after. For emerging and experienced professionals, career prospects are remarkably immense and vary from senior positions in government, legal, and diplomatic institutions, NGOs, legal advisors in the private sector or as consultants for major multinational corporations. [-]

Master in Social Research: Consulting, Survey and Evaluation

Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2016 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

The Master in Social Analysis of Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi is the only degree of its kind in the UAE responding to the changing needs of policy makers. [+]

OVERVIEW The two-year Master’s in Social Research: Consulting, Survey and Evaluation, is designed for students to acquire the fundamental knowledge and skills of how and why Social Research is instrumental in contemporary society. The countries that form the Gulf Cooperation Council possess an exclusive demographical and social structure that necessitates rapid changes. Socio-economic progress has resulted in transformation that requires appropriate corrections to economic and social policies. Research and analytical specialists are in high demand to monitor change, modify policies and make the right socio-economic decisions including changes to the education system, city planning, resource sharing, diversification policies and workforce nationalisation. The Master in Social Research: Consulting, Survey, and Evaluation of Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi (PSUAD) responds to the changing needs of policy makers in government entities, state-owned enterprises and the consultancy sectors who require intelligent and skilled experts to design and implement responses to issues affecting the nation. International recognition Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi provides the combined experience of three globally renowned French universities including Paris-Sorbonne University, Paris-Descartes University and Pierre and Marie Curie University. This rich heritage of joint excellence is now available in Abu Dhabi under the Ministry of Education and is recognised worldwide STRUCTURE The degree in Social Research: Consulting, Survey and Evaluation is taught in English and covers a total of our semesters across two years, starting in October. This Master’s degree can be pursued either as one-year or two-year programme, depending on the previous degree qualifications of the candidate [-]

Master in Banking and Finance

Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2016 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

The Master’s degree in Banking and Finance prepares students for global careers in Banking and Finance by highlighting the substantial range of wealth management issues and their solutions that sway global financial markets. In today’s dynamic and volatile economy, financial institutions play a crucial role. Recent changes in the international financial landscape have had a major impact on global economies. This degree introduces the core frameworks of the global economy and global institutions. Students will improve their awareness about the theoretical models of economics, pricing securities, capital markets and treasury management at micro- economic and macro-economic levels, as well as their influence on policy issues. Programme content also includes banking regulations, monetary policies during phases of financial distress in emerging and developing markets, credit risks, derivative instruments, budget analysis investment analysis and economic forecasts. [+]

Masters 2016/2017 in Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates. Overview The course structure is designed to ensure that students will emerge as skillful thinkers and problem solvers. Students will refine their skills in communication, negotiations and decision-making. Through constant interaction with their peers, students will hone their abilities to work together as a team. The combination of intensive learning and practical application will sharpen skills, boost performance and ensure students are well positioned for a rewarding career. Supported of Paris-Descartes University professors and external working professionals, this Master degree in Banking and Finance, allows students to gain access to faculty and professionals who have achieved worldwide acclaim. Beyond lectures and seminars, students can participate in workshops organised by industry professionals and prominent personalities from the finance departments of distinguished corporations. STRUCTURE The degree in Banking and Finance is taught in English and covers a total of four semesters across two years, starting in September. At the end of this degree, you will have 120 credits. The exclusively designed course schedule includes classes over short periods in consideration of students who intend to combine their studies with work and working professionals. [-]

Master in History of Art and Museum Studies

Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
Campus Full time September 2016 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

Paris-Sorbonne University (Paris IV) and the Ecole du Louvre offer for a professional Master degree in the «History of art and museum studies », at the new Paris [+]

Master in History of Art and Museum Studies

 

Paris-Sorbonne University (Paris IV) and the Ecole du Louvre offe a professional Master degree in the «History of art and museum studies », at the new Paris Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi campus on Al Reem Island. The collaboration between these two prestigious French institutions is unprecedented.The city of Abu Dhabi alone is preparing to open not less than seven new museums, including the Louvre. In the coming years, qualified staff, trained in the fields of history of arts and in the various professions related to museum management, will be necessary to uphold the scientific and intellectual quality of these institutions. It is in this specific context and with a view to respond to these requirements, that this professional Master programme was designed.It is part of the development of PSUAD, the sole higher education institution offering an undergraduate programme in the history of art and archaeology in the Gulf region since 2006. To offer a first class education, PSUAD has decided to enlarge the scope of its know-how through a partnership with the scientific teams of the Ecole du Louvre and the future Louvre Abu Dhabi.... [-]


Master in International Business and Languages

Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2016 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

The master program in Business and Languages at PSUAD is designed to provide the international business perspective needed for professionals and Bachelor graduates of Business. [+]

Masters 2016/2017 in Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates. OVERVIEW The two-year Master in International Business and Languages teaches students to master the concepts and techniques relevant to international business whilst enabling them to gain extensive knowledge of core business strategies within a global economic context by learning crucial management concepts in different fields. Today, successful business leaders must possess both the theoretical and empirical tools that equip them to make structured management decisions factoring various cultural, financial, commercial, social and political parameters. With this degree, students will grasp various International Economics concepts that will enable them to understand the impact of how current issues influence international business. By learning the concepts of Business Law, students will enhance their comprehension of the legal environment, helping them to decipher legal documents and practices that structure businesses. The second objective of this course is for students to gain an intimate understanding of a multicultural environment by undertaking courses in Languages and Civilisations, as well as Cross Cultural Management. English skills will be strengthened alongside one or two additional Foreign languages including French, Spanish, German, Italian or Arabic at intermediate or advanced levels to cater for multi-lingual business environments. The curriculum is delivered by visiting professors from France and the UAE. Our faculty have achieved worldwide acclaim and impart a thorough knowledge of International Business and Languages through lectures, teamwork, case studies, individual assignments, research studies and computer-based interactive business games. International recognition The Master degree in International Business and Languages is granted by Paris-Sorbonne University and is regarded as the same degree awarded in Paris. It is recognised worldwide and is the key step to an international career in Abu Dhabi and overseas. The International Business and Languages curriculum has been ranked “A” by the French Agency of Evaluation of Higher Education and Research (AERES), which is the highest evaluation level possible. Access to Paris-Sorbonne Ph.D. programme This programme is the flagship of the Paris-Sorbonne School of International Business and Languages studies and can lead to access for the three year, non-residential doctoral programme in International Business & European Studies at the Paris-Sorbonne University. [-]

Master in Urban and Regional Planning

Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
Campus Full time 18 months February 2017 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

The professional Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning is spread over 3 semesters, and encompasses all areas involved in urban planning and local development. [+]

OVERVIEW The 18-month Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning is designed for students to acquire the fundamental knowledge and skills required for jobs as a professional planner. A habitable modern city is only successful if its different components are efficiently integrated and the residents and citizens benefit economically and socially leading to an improved quality of life. Regional and Urban Planners strategically link the complex components of cities and regions including budget, legalities, availability of infrastructure and land and visual appeal. Through intelligent planning, they create plans to build and organically grow dynamic and functional public spaces for small and large populations. Planners work alongside engineers, architects, law enforcement agencies, environmental consultants, legal advisors to create vibrant and sustainable cities and regions. International recognition Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi provides the combined experience of three globally renowned French universities including Paris-Sorbonne University, Paris-Descartes University and Pierre and Marie Curie University. This rich heritage of joint excellence is now available in Abu Dhabi under the Ministry of Education and is recognised worldwide. STRUCTURE The degree in Urban & Regional Planning is taught in English and covers a total of three semesters across eighteen months, starting in September. The course schedule is carefully designed to accommodate working professionals by arranging classes over short periods, including weekends, in consideration of students who intend to combine their studies with work and working professionals. [-]

Master in Marketing, Management, Communication & Media

Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
Campus Full time 18 months February 2017 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

The classes combine theoretical knowledge, business, professional and operational methodologies, so as to expand analytic and conceptualisation capacity, preparing for work in an international [+]

Masters 2016/2017 in Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates. OVERVIEW The 18-month Master’s in Marketing, Management, Communications and Media prepares students for career opportunities in diverse fields across the world. In today’s evolving marketplace, innovation communication strategies are imperative to enhance individual and national development. With rapid globalization, the current economic environment faces many challenges including changing consumption patterns, increasing competition, talent retention, shifting media platforms, transforming trends in the digital age and socio-cultural issues. As a result, business firms and government entities require their products and services to be deeply linked to communications and social changes. This course will enable students to develop communications, brand, media and management strategies, as well as evaluate them using the right methodologies. This cohesive multi-disciplinary programme covers varied topics crucial for our student’s future careers as key influencers. Students will improve decision-making skills as they learn how to identify new market segments, develop content for different media formats, establish distinctive brand positioning, draft HR policies and manage human assets and communications strategies as well as apply data to craft compelling messages and seamlessly handle critical PR situations. Our faculty is composed of distinguished professors and lecturers from Paris-Sorbonne and the CELSA Graduate School of Communication who have achieved worldwide acclaim and impart a thorough knowledge of Marketing, Management, Communications and Media. International recognition Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi provides the combined experience of three globally renowned French universities including Paris-Sorbonne University, Paris-Descartes University and Pierre and Marie Curie University. This rich heritage of joint excellence is now available in Abu Dhabi under the Ministry of Education and is recognised worldwide. A unique affiliation to CELSA Graduate School of Communication Established in 1957 and attached to the Paris-Sorbonne University, this graduate school is dedicated to information and communication sciences. CELSA trains top professionals for companies involved in communications, marketing and advertising, management, media and journalism. The unique affiliation between Paris-Sorbonne University and CELSA ensures that our students are at the forefront of developments in these fields and are well positioned for careers at a global level. [-]

Master in Teaching French as a Second Language

Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
Campus Full time 1 - 2  September 2016 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

You are thinking of improving your experience by adding a Masters Degree to your profile. If you are a fluent French speaker, the Master Degree in French Language intended for students with Arabic language as mother tongue, can gear up your career. [+]

OVERVIEW The two-year Master’s in Teaching French as a Foreign Language is designed for students to acquire the fundamental knowledge and skills required for teaching French in Arabic cultures. All courses are taught in French. The two years combine a taught semester covering solid the three key areas of this degree; inter-culturalism (relations between the French-speaking world and the Arab world), linguistics (French and contrastive, analyzed in the French-Arab area) and didactics (cognitive, psychological, cultural and practical). During the second semester, students complete an internship and gain practical experience of teaching to reinforce their knowledge and skills gained through academic study. International recognition Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi provides the combined experience of three globally renowned French universities including Paris-Sorbonne University, Paris-Descartes University and Pierre and Marie Curie University. This rich heritage of joint excellence is now available in Abu Dhabi under the Ministry of Education and is recognised worldwide. STRUCTURE The degree in Teaching French as a Foreign Language is taught in French and covers a total of four semesters across two years, starting in September. The second year course schedule is carefully designed to accommodate working professionals by arranging evening classes in consideration of students who intend to combine their studies with work and working professionals. [-]

Master in International Law, Diplomacy and International Relations

Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
Campus Full time September 2016 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

The two-year Master’s in International Law, International Relations and Diplomacy prepares students for global careers in law and international relations. [+]

Masters 2016/2017 in Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates. The two-year Master’s in International Law, International Relations and Diplomacy prepares students for global careers in law and international relations. In the current era of dynamic political forces and globalization, cooperative measures in politics and international security are at the forefront of global policy. With increased trade and communication across different channels and platforms, individuals with diplomatic prowess and an international outlook are in demand to address the many constant political and legal challenges. Diplomacy is a key skill, imperative to mediate conflicts and regulate the escalating matters between states and major international actors. The various cultural, economic, historical, legal and political factors at play make this field a compelling career choice for astute and ambitious leaders, keen on peacefully shaping our world. International recognition Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi provides the combined experience of three globally renowned French universities including Paris-Sorbonne University, Paris-Descartes University and Pierre and Marie Curie University. This rich heritage of joint excellence is now available in Abu Dhabi under the Ministry of Education and is recognized worldwide. STRUCTURE The degree in International Law, International Relations and Diplomacy is taught in English and covers a total of four semesters across two years, starting in September. The exclusively designed course schedule includes evening classes from 4:30pm to 8:00pm in consideration of students who intend to combine their studies with work and working professionals. CAREER PROSPECTS There are abundant and rewarding opportunities at a regional and global level for our graduates. This course exceptionally prepares students for careers in international diplomacy, governmental and non-governmental organizations, public administration, think tanks, NGOs, risk analysis and research agencies as well as media consultants. There are several further enriching career opportunities in political spheres and foreign affairs departments from public figures, diplomats, legal advisors and consultants to research consultants. Graduates can secure prominent positions in embassies and governmental institutions and agencies all over the world. With this degree, students also have the option of pursuing a Ph.D. in Paris. [-]

Master in Professional Accounting

United Arab Emirates University, College of Business and Economics
Campus Part time 3 semesters September 2016 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

As part of its mission to become a world-class university, the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) is expanding its graduate program offerings at both Masters and Doctoral levels. The accounting department is launching the first AACSB-accredited MPA program in the region to meet local demands for practitioners and managers alike. [+]

As part of its mission to become a world-class university, the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) is expanding its graduate program offerings at both Masters and Doctoral levels. The accounting department is launching the first AACSB-accredited MPA program in the region to meet local demands for practitioners and managers alike. The Accounting Department has obtained (in 2012) the first AACSB-accounting accreditation in the GCC and MENA region, and the tenth worldwide outside North America. As the professional accounting field is highly needed in the country, this program was considered to attract top businesses and companies from around the world. The MPA program caters for practicing accountants and managers who have chosen the professional path, and would like to further their education with a post-graduate degree in accounting. The degree will also be a natural route to a Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA). Students whose first degree is not accounting, or with limited or no background on accounting and/or Business will have to successfully complete foundation courses before they are formally admitted to the program. However, those courses will not count towards the final credit hours of the program. For those students who have limited background in accounting (mainly business students), they will be asked to successfully complete two foundation courses, before they are admitted to the program. As for students with no relevant degree (mainly non-business students), they will be asked to take four courses. In addition, each applicant with no business background will be subject to an individual assessment on a case by case basis to make sure that the pool of students have the basic competencies and knowledge (mainly in economics and statistics) needed for the program. Teaching will be through evening sessions. Each semester (Fall and Spring) will be divided into two quarters, two courses offered each quarter. This translates into students being able to do 8 courses every academic year, needing 3 semesters to complete the 12 courses required. Each course is equivalent to 3 credit hours which are equivalent to 48 contact hours (inclusive of class hours, compulsory group work, and supervised field projects). The objectives of the MPA program include the following: Enable graduates to have a high level of functional and technical competence in accounting that surpasses market-offered competencies. Cover much wider areas of accounting than any of the professional accounting certifications that tend to be narrowly specialized. Develop personal and business competencies (technical and non-technical) of graduates and provide them with an excellent foundation for successful professional careers. These competences are knowledge and professional skills essential to career success, such as research skills, analysis skills, judgment skills, critical thinking skills, communication skills, and group interaction skills. Enable graduates to apply best accounting theories to their own practices, which form the basis of a sound accounting profession in the region and internationally. Enable graduates to meet one of the criteria for enrollment in DBA programs. Enable accountants who are yet to obtain professional certifications to complete the required minimum credit hours of higher education study (for example the 150 credit hours required for the American CPA certification). Admission Requirements Admission to the MPA program will be based on the following criteria: A cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent, in all undergraduate work. A Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited university recognized by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. A score of at least 6.0 on the IELTS Academic exam or equivalent. This test score must be less than two years old at the time of application. Candidates will be required to have a formal interview in English. Candidates will be required to submit two recommendation letters. Candidates with no degree in Accounting but with a business background will be required to successfully complete two prerequisite foundation courses. Candidates with no degree in accounting and no business background will be required to successfully complete four prerequisite foundation courses. In addition, a case-by-case assessment will be made for each candidate. A complete application package must include the following: Completed application form; The required non-refundable application fee stated on the form (AED 1000). This fee must be paid prior to consideration of the application; Two certified copies of official transcripts from all Colleges or universities attended (the applicant must arrange for these to be sent directly to the Office of the Registrar and Dean of Enrollment); and An official copy of the applicant’s IELTS certificate or equivalent. Final decisions concerning a student's acceptance into the program rests with the MPA Admissions Committee. [-]