NYU Stern School of Business Partners with NYU Abu Dhabi to Launch One-Year Full-Time MBA Program in UAE

ABU DHABI, UAE, Sept. 19, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — NYU Stern School of Business (NYU Stern), one of the world’s leading research and teaching institutions, and NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), an exceptional university of research and liberal arts, today announced the launch of Stern at NYUAD’s one-year, full-time MBA program.

With 54 credits, the one-year full-time MBA program mirrors its two-year counterparts, offering students the chance to complete a comprehensive MBA that combines knowledge and practical experience while benefiting from a shorter time out of the workforce. . Experiential internship projects are integrated into the curriculum, with modules designed to offer hands-on learning experiences with local organizations.

The new Stern MBA at NYUAD represents a step-change for business education in the MENA region and will help develop a pipeline of globally oriented problem solvers in the UAE and beyond. It provides a unique opportunity for ambitious early-career professionals to broaden their experience and take advantage of emerging public and private sector growth in the region.

NYU President Linda G. Mills stated, “The creation of the Stern at NYUAD MBA is truly a historic event. The launch of this program, NYUAD’s first professional degree offering, created in collaboration with the Stern School at NYU, It is an important new stage in the successful development of NYU Abu Dhabi and a great step towards fulfilling the vision that NYU and our Abu Dhabi partners have had for this innovative institution from the beginning. It is also a wonderful example of the type of collaboration between schools that we can expect to see more of in the coming years, and I have no doubt that its impact will be felt both regionally and globally.”

Stern at NYUAD plans to welcome its inaugural class in January 2025. Distinctive features of the MBA program include spring and fall modules in Abu Dhabi and summer modules in New York City. Students will also benefit from the industry experience of a range of key UAE and global business leaders, ensuring that graduates gain invaluable international exposure and have every opportunity to enhance their career prospects.

Commenting on this milestone, Raghu Sundaram, Dean of NYU Stern School of Business, said: “The introduction of this full-time MBA in the MENA region is groundbreaking for students who wish to pursue an MBA at one of the business schools leaders in the world in just one year and build a career in a region that is experiencing exponential growth. Through this pioneering collaboration with NYU Abu Dhabi, we have a wonderful opportunity to educate the next generation of leaders and enhance the talent pipeline in the UAE.”

Tamkeen, NYU’s partner in the UAE, has supported NYU Abu Dhabi’s journey as a model of academic excellence, both locally and globally. The addition of a one-year full-time MBA program strengthens NYUAD’s academic offerings and underlines the UAE’s commitment to education as a national strategic priority and an essential enabler of economic, social and cultural advancement.

Mariët Westermann, Vice Chancellor of NYUAD, expressed her enthusiasm for the MBA program, saying: “The partnership between NYU Stern School of Business and NYU Abu Dhabi marks a pivotal moment for education in the UAE, with far-reaching implications. NYU Abu Dhabi remains committed to breaking new ground in global education, and this collaboration is a notable milestone in our relentless pursuit of excellence, distinction and service to society in the UAE and many other countries around the world. from the Stern School at NYUAD will help drive the knowledge economy in this dynamic crossroads region, respond to the growing demand for global business leaders and the opportunity to take international business education to the next level.”

Stern’s one-year full-time MBA program at NYUAD will be led by Robert Salomon, Professor of Management at Stern since 2005, who will be the inaugural dean of Stern at NYUAD. Rob is an award-winning academic and educator who has taught and conducted research on globalization and global strategy for over 25 years. In 2016, he published Global Vision: How Companies Can Overcome the Pitfalls of Globalization. Prior to this appointment, Rob was Vice Dean of Executive Programs and NEC Professor and Faculty Member of International Management at Stern. He previously held positions as a visiting professor at the IESE Business School in Spain and as an assistant professor at the USC Marshall School of Business.

Upon successful completion of the MBA program, students will graduate with a fully accredited degree from New York University, awarded jointly by NYU Stern and NYU Abu Dhabi.

To learn more about the program and register interest, visit: stern.nyuad.nyu.edu

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Acerca de NYU Stern School of Business:

New York University’s Stern School of Business, located in the heart of Greenwich Village and deeply connected to the city for which it is named, is one of the nation’s leading management education schools and research centers. NYU Stern offers a broad portfolio of transformative programs at the graduate, undergraduate and executive levels, all enriched by the dynamism and deep resources of one of the world’s business capitals. NYU Stern is a welcoming community that inspires its members to embrace and lead change in a rapidly changing world. Visit www.stern.nyu.edu.

About NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD):

NYU Abu Dhabi is the first comprehensive liberal arts and research campus in the Middle East operated overseas by a major American research university. NYU Abu Dhabi has integrated a highly selective undergraduate curriculum across all disciplines with a global center for advanced research and scholarship. The university enables its students in science, engineering, social sciences, humanities and the arts to succeed in an increasingly interdependent world, helping to promote cooperation and progress on humanity’s shared challenges. NYU Abu Dhabi’s high-achieving students come from more than 115 countries and speak more than 115 languages. Together, NYU’s campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi and Shanghai form the backbone of a unique global university, providing faculty and students with opportunities to experience diverse learning environments and immersion in other cultures at one or more of the numerous sites of study abroad programs offered by NYU on six continents.

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