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MBA Program

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of principles of management and associated topics (Knowledge).
  • Demonstrate leadership proficiency and collaborative teamwork skills to manage complex organizations (Competence - Self Development).
  • Demonstrate ability to initiate and manage independent entrepreneurial ventures (Competence - Autonomy and Responsibility).
  • Use critical and reflective thinking ability and technical knowledge to solve practical problems (Competence - Autonomy and Responsibility).
  • Evaluate the strategic implications of various business decisions and gain the ability to manage global businesses in a competitive environment (Competence - Role in Context).
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills in a multicultural and global environment (Skill).


September and January



AED 45000*

Fees per year
* VAT @ 5% will be charged extra


Strategic Management and Leadership

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

International Business

Degree Structure

  • Total credits – 45 (Generic Core – 27; Specialization – 9; Internship – 3; Master’s Thesis – 6)
  • Every student has to choose one Specialization and complete the required credits in the area

Study Plan for Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Duration – 4 Semesters (2 years)


Semester I

Total credits = 9
Generic Core Courses - 9 credits


Semester II

Total credits = 12
Generic Core Courses - 12 credits


Students select concentrations
/ specializations at the end of
Semester II


Semester III

Total credits = 12
Generic Core courses - 6 credits
Concentration courses - 6 credits


Semester IV

Total credits = 12
Generic Core courses - 3 credits
Concentration courses - 3 credits
Masters Thesis - 6 credits


Degree to be awarded (based on the choice of major)

Master of Business Administration
(Strategic Management and Leadership)
Master of Business Administration (Innovation and Entrepreneurship)
Master of Business Administration (International Business)


  • Prospective students must have completed a full time Bachelor Degree program in any discipline from any statutory university or any other recognized foreign university with minimum CGPAof 3 on a 4 - point scale.
  • Students with a CGPA of less than 3 on a 4 - point scale may be admitted conditionally with the prior approval of the Board of Governors of SIU, Dubai and in accordance with the rules prescribed by MoE, UAE.
  • A minimum EmSAT score of 1400, or TOEFL score of 550 (213 CBT, 79 iBT), or 6.0 IELTS academic, or their equivalent on any other standardized, nationally or internationally recognized test that is approved by the Ministry of Education (MoE), UAE.
  • (Students who have completed undergraduate education in an English medium institution from an English speaking country might be allowed admission into a graduate program without demonstrating a TOEFL score of 550 (or equivalent).)

Selection Process

  • The Admission Committee will shortlist the applications based on the student’s previous academic track record, English Proficiency Test, Statement of Purpose, Letters of Recommendation, Passport copy, and CV (Curriculum Vitae). Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a personal interview. SIU, Dubai, will then declare the merit list of the selected candidates.
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Principles and Practices of Management


Research Methodology


People Management


Data Analytics


Financial Management


Accounting and Finance


Operations and Supply Chain Management


Marketing Management


Economics for Managers


Strategic Management


Digital Transformation and Strategy for Business


Creativity and Problem Solving


Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship and Innovation


Design Thinking for Management


Global Megatrends in Business Management


Global Business Environment


International Finance


International Human Resource Management

Academic Fees

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Payment Plan – Academic Fees



  • Application Fee will be charged AED 1500 per program.
  • Backlog Fee will be charged additional @ AED 500 per course as applicable.
  • Visa Fee will be applicable to only overseas students requiring institutional visa.
  • Academic fees will not increase during the entire duration of the program
  • Administrative fees @ AED 1000 + 5% VAT will have to be paid by the student at the time of application for the cancellation of the admission.
  • A late fee will be applicable for all fee payments that are not paid as per the schedule.
  • VAT@ 5% will be charged extra.

Payment Schedule

Semester Fees for the MBA program can be paid in two instalments; first instalment to be paid before the beginning of the semester and second instalment to be paid two weeks before the commencement of the second semester.

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Course Description

Principles and Practices of Management

This course gives students a comprehensive understanding of management principles and their practical application. It covers various theories and managerial roles, including planning, organization, and decision-making. The objective is to gain a holistic perspective on the role of managers in a business organization.

Research Methodology

The course provides an overview of research methods used in management studies and helps students undertake independent research projects

Data Analytics

This practical course equips students with skills in data analytics using Microsoft Excel. The course covers topics like data visualization, interpretation, and analysis, and helps students to harness the power of data for effective decision-making in a business context.

Financial Management

The course will help gain a thorough understanding of the tools and techniques used in financial management, develop an analytical and practical approach to making corporate financial decisions, and apply and analyze these concepts in real-life scenarios.

Accounting and Finance

The course introduces the basic theory, concepts, and practices related to financial accounting. It helps students understand the steps involved in preparing and interpreting financial statements and familiarizes them with the latest developments in the accounting field.

Operations and Supply Chain Management

This course thoroughly introduces Operations and Supply Chain Management, covering all the key concepts and strategies. Starting with the basics, it moves on to more advanced topics such as operations strategy, process analysis, inventory management, and supply chain design. It further delves into the complexities of technology adoption, risk management, sustainability practices, and global challenges, understanding this dynamic field comprehensively.

Marketing Management

The course provides a comprehensive discussion of fundamental marketing concepts to understand industry trends. It focuses on the concept of value in the context of marketing and analyzing marketing strategies. The students will experiment with out-of-the-box thinking that helps them develop innovative marketing strategies.

Economics for Managers

The course overviews economic fundamentals and their real-life applications in decision-making scenarios. The modules covered include supply and demand analysis, market dynamics, cost-benefit analysis, and macroeconomic variables that affect strategic managerial decision-making.

Strategic Management

The students will develop and further hone their skills in formulating and implementing effective organizational strategies while studying this course. It covers topics such as SWOT analysis, competitive advantage, and long-term planning, providing students with the tools to navigate dynamic business environments and make informed decisions to achieve sustainable success.

Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

The course seeks to help students learn the fundamentals of entrepreneurship such as idea generation, business planning, and innovation strategies, and acquire the skills necessary to navigate the entrepreneurial landscape.

Global Business Environment

The course helps students to gain insights into the complexities of the global business landscape, covering international markets, cultural considerations, and economic factors to make informed decisions in a rapidly changing global environment.

Digital Transformation and Strategy for Business

In this course, students will explore the impact of technology on business models and learn strategies for digital transformation. The course will further emphasize how organizations can leverage technology to enhance competitiveness and adapt to the evolving digital landscape.

Design Thinking for Management

The course helps students to explore a problem-solving approach centred on people, using creative ideation, prototyping, and user testing to tackle complex issues innovatively.

International Finance

The course helps students to analyze the complexities of global financial markets, including exchange rates, international investment, and risk management and enables informed decision-making in a cross-border context.


An internship is an opportunity for students to gain practical experience in their discipline. Students have an opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge to real-world situations, gain valuable industry experience, and refine essential skills that can enhance their employability and professional growth.

People Management

The course will enhance students' leadership and interpersonal skills, focusing on effective communication, team building, and talent management strategies to optimize organizational performance.

Creativity and Problem Solving

The course helps students to cultivate problem-solving and creative thinking skills using frameworks for innovation in various professional contexts.

Global Mega Trends in Business Management

The course examines significant global trends shaping the future of industries and societies. It will help students understand the implications of these trends for business strategies and decision-making.

International Human Resource Management

The course explores the intricacies of managing human resources globally, addressing challenges such as cultural diversity, international labor laws, and talent acquisition on an international scale

Master’s Thesis

The Master's thesis allows students to demonstrate expertise in their chosen subject. They will conduct independent research and engage in scholarly inquiry with the help of a research supervisor assigned to them.

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