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The Stern at NYUAD One-year Full-time MBA program is the only MBA brought by a top US business school to the MENA region. Graduates of the program will be prepared to develop innovative pathways that help advance the economic and business vision of the UAE and broader MENA region. The program will create future business leaders who are equipped to positively impact society on a local and global scale.

Students will be required to complete 54 credits, including core courses, elective courses, Experiential Internship courses in Abu Dhabi, and courses that focus on Doing Business in New York City. The MBA program has been structured in an immersive, modular format to facilitate completion in one year.

At the end of this program, Stern at NYUAD One-year Full-time MBA students will have developed effective analytical and decision-making skills. They will have the capability to successfully collaborate in teams and make ethical professional decisions. Students will also develop the specialized business knowledge they require to pursue their subsequent individual professional journeys, especially in the MENA region.

Upon successful completion of the MBA program, students will graduate with a fully accredited New York University diploma, jointly conferred by NYU Stern School of Business and NYU Abu Dhabi.

Jemima A. Frimpong Associate Dean of Programs

Our dynamic MBA program is grounded in business fundamentals including finance, management, and accounting; and reinforced by electives designed to develop responsible leadership, critical thinking, and analytical skills. Our goal is to prepare students to tackle business and society’s most pressing problems, thrive in a rapidly changing business environment, and advance their careers.

Jemima A. Frimpong
Associate Dean of Programs, Stern at NYUAD

Module

Location

Course

Credits

Pre-Module
January

Abu Dhabi

Orientation Week

0

Business Communication

1.5

Module 1
January - March

Abu Dhabi


Financial Accounting & Reporting

3

Leadership in Organizations

3

Firms & Markets

1.5

Experiential Internship Course I

1.5

Module 2
March - April

Abu Dhabi

The Global Economy

1.5

Statistics & Data Analysis

3

Strategy

3

Experiential Internship Course I

1.5

Intersession

April - May

Abu Dhabi

Professional Responsibility

1.5

Module 3
May - June

New York

Foundations of Finance

3

Marketing

3

Doing Business in NYC I

1.5

Module 4*
July - August

New York

Foundations of Entrepreneurship (Flex Core)

3

Sustainability for Competitive Advantage (Flex Core)

1.5

Operations Management (Flex Core)

1.5

Doing Business in NYC II

1.5

Module 5
August - October

Abu Dhabi

Electives

7.5

Experiential Internship Course II

1.5

Module 6
October - December

Abu Dhabi

Electives

7.5

Experiential Internship Course II

1.5

*Note: Students can replace up to 3 credits from the Flex Core in Module 4 with 3 credits from elective courses in Modules 4, 5, or 6.

MBA Curriculum at NYUAD

Experiential Internship Courses

A multi-part, unique learning opportunity where students will partner with organizations in the UAE to address strategic business challenges.

Study MBA in New York City

Doing Business in New York City

Students will have the opportunity to use New York City as their lab and learn about organizational culture in this global business epicenter.