The MBA program is one of the critical links in fulfilling ADSM‘s mission to develop entrepreneurial managers who can enhance the existing managerial capacity and also to encourage the growth of entrepreneurial ventures in the UAE.

Aimed at prospective MBA’s who demonstrate entrepreneurial behaviors, we develop global leaders with both a strong business foundation as well as an entrepreneurial mindset. We do this by combining a holistic integration of the traditional business disciplines interwoven with our approach to teaching the entrepreneurial thought process.

As a result, our graduates succeed across the entire spectrum of global organizations needing leaders with: a relentless bias for action, an ability to create opportunities in a variety of context, and the entrepreneurial skill to ultimately drive results and run businesses.

MBA Program Structure

The MBA program can be completed in 19 months of curricular work plus two months of summer vacation/independent work.


MBA Degree Completion Requirements

The MBA program consists of a total of 46 credit hours. Students admitted into the program will be required to assess their proficiency in Statistics, Business Mathematics and IT fluency. Based on this self-assessment, some students may choose to participate in ADSM’s Pre-MBA development program either through online pre-work modules or through four-hour face-to-face mini classes one week prior to the start of the program.

Once the program commences, students will complete 25 credit hours of core courses. The duration of each course is approximately one month. In addition, students will simultaneously enroll in the Signature Learning Experience course, which is a 9-unit experiential course that runs throughout the entire program. Once students complete the core set of courses, they must also complete 12 credit hours of electives. During the summer, students will be given special assignments involving research, development and other learning activities.

course requirements

Eligibility for Award

In order to be eligible for an MBA Degree at ADSM, a student must:

  • Satisfactorily complete a minimum of 46 credit hours of coursework including a 9 unit SLE;
  • Attain a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average on all credit earned at the School, based on a 4.0 scale;
  • Satisfactorily complete all core course requirements;
  • Satisfactorily complete a majority of his or her final year credits at the School (no more than 6 units not in residence); and
  • Be enrolled at ADSM for a minimum of 1 year and shall receive a maximum period of 3 years from the date of enrollment for degree completion.
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