The American University of Sharjah (AUS) MBA programme has been ranked the best in the Middle East region by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) in its 2014 Global Business Schools Report. The report ranked programmes in the region based on the demands of international employers for MBA graduates. QS is a British company specialising in education and study abroad.
The QS Global Business Schools Report ranking, published by www.TopMBA.com, was based on over 4,000 responses from recruiters that hire MBA graduates in the Middle East. In addition to the top rank in the Middle East, the AUS MBA programme came third overall for the Middle East and Africa. According to QS, AUS is ranked among the top universities in the Middle East and its School of Business Administration is ranked as the best private university in the Gulf region offering an MBA degree by Forbes Middle East. Forbes also ranked the institution second among private universities offering MBA degrees in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
Located in Sharjah’s University City, AUS was founded in 1997 by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah and is a not-for-profit, independent, institution of higher education formed on the American model. The University offers 26 majors and 53 minors at the undergraduate level, plus 14 master’s degrees.
Sharjah’s University City is one of the most advanced education centres in the Middle East, drawing students from across the region. In addition to the American University of Sharjah, the zone is home to the University of Sharjah, the Higher Colleges of Technology, the Sharjah Police Academy and the Judicial Studies and Training Institute. Sharjah has long identified education as a key pillar for the development of the Emirate and allocated 11% of its national budget to spending in social development, which including health and education services.
Source: AUS, Sharjah government