Learning Outcomes – MBA

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme provides an opportunity for students to develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding, intellectual and practical skills, aspects of competence and other attributes in the areas described below.


— Demonstrate comprehensive, highly specialised knowledge of leadership and/or general management and the interface between different fields of management, including frontier concepts and recent developments.

— Show critical awareness and advanced knowledge of techniques and tools useful for analysing economic factors/indicators, business environments, financial measures and control in work organisations.

— Illustrate a detailed body of knowledge of recent developments in business operations, logistics, and marketing.


— Integrate knowledge from different fields, using highly developed cognitive and creative skills and intellectual independence, to develop new knowledge and procedures in the field of business management.

— Analyse highly complex issues with incomplete data and develop innovative solutions and proposals relevant to business management, e.g. communication and information technology skills.

— Develop and execute a major project or comparable activities (that includes a significant range of variables and complexity) with appropriately selected research methodologies producing sound conclusions.

Aspects of competence

Autonomy and responsibility

— Employ high-level governance of processes and systems.

— Analyse and reflect on global issues, socio-cultural norms and relationships and act to build and transform them.

Role in context

— Facilitate the transformation of organisations through strategic leadership, intellectual rigour and professional ethical values.

— Apply well-developed interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate effectively and interact with groups and individuals at all levels.


— Self-assess and plan self-development and take responsibility for contributing to professional knowledge and practice including in unfamiliar learning contexts.

— Manage highly complex ethical issues consistently and sensitively leading to informed, fair and valid decisions.

Concentration Learning Outcomes


— Demonstrate sound knowledge of theories and operations of financial markets and institutions.

— Apply appropriate quantitative tools and techniques to critically analyse banking and financial market data.


— Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of marketing theories related to consumer behavior.

— Apply appropriate market research methods to develop marketing plans.

Human Resource Management

— Demonstrate advanced knowledge of HR and Change management theories and key HR practices.

— Apply HRM theories and practices to support HR planning and/or organisational change in the context of the UAE’s culture and environment.


— Demonstrate knowledge of theories and concepts of CSR and the fundamental principles guiding sustainable development.

— Appraise ethical issues and the implications for decision making within examples drawn from contemporary business practice.

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