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Master of Business Administration

Searching for a leading MBA University in Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Abu Dhabi, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah or Fujairah?

Through CU Ajman’s MBA program, students can advance their careers, increase their earning potential, and become more equipped to excel in a competitive and dynamic national, regional and global business environment. Its MBA program instills the knowledge, skills and experience needed to pursue personal and professional development, as well as excel in today’s competitive work environment.

An international student body and high quality curriculum, delivered by qualified and experienced faculty, ensures an exceptional learning experience.

Reasons To Opt for CU Ajman’s Master of Business Administration Degree Program

Acquiring an MBA at CU Ajman allows student to prepare for a rapidly evolving business environment. It enables students to explore the latest global business trends, apply the newest management tools and techniques, and challenge themselves to improve businesses and teams.

MBA is a globally-recognized qualification; it will give way to new opportunities for students to work in any country of their choice and will increase their earning potential.

Students can choose from diverse range of MBA programs, which fit their interest and requirements and complete their study within one year at an affordable price. While studying an MBA, students can also gain access to great networking opportunities by interacting with colleagues, professors, and specialist during field visits.

Our MBA program meets all international standards, and is delivered through highly experienced and qualified faculty, focused on students’ development. City University Ajman holds an outstanding reputation for delivering excellence in teaching, and our membership at AACSB International stands testimony to our dedication to imparting state-of-the-art business education.

Whether you are interested in a career switch, or wish to take the next step towards establishing a promising career in the business world, CU Ajman’s MBA program is a great choice for students looking for an opportunity to continue their education in a leading MBA University in Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Abu Dhabi, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah or Fujairah.

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Program Vision and Mission

MBA vision and mission stem from the vision and mission of the City University Ajman.


MBA program at City University Ajman will provide access and opportunity for national and international students to further their education. It will improve their professional management, leadership, and analytical skills, thus enhancing their career and earning potential.


MBA program mission is to provide business professionals with advanced knowledge of integrated business and management skills to enhance their careers. The principal focus of this program is to build the necessary competencies, skills, and institutional leadership for effective decision-making by providing high-quality courses that are rigorous, transferable at the graduate level, and offered at a reasonable cost.

Program Goals

MBA program prepares its graduates to:

  • Use advanced business management knowledge and business research skills to evaluate, develop, lead, and inspire others in rapidly-changing business environments.
  • Acquire new and strengthen existing intellectual skills in business administration and management such as analytical skills, critical thinking skills, and collaborative team skills to build and lead enterprises that create value in a dynamic, global economy.
  • Practice visionary leadership, social, cultural, and business ethical skills to become agents of organizational development, corporate social responsibility, and change.
  • Think critically, creatively, and innovatively to relentlessly pursue organizational excellence and make a difference in business and society.
  • Seek continuous and lifelong learning, self-assessment, and career enhancement to become exemplary future business leaders.

Program / Graduation Requirements

CU Ajman delivers courses in the MBA program through a series of eight-week modules. A module consists of two, 3-credit hour courses. Each class meets twice a week and each class session is three hours, which is a total of six classroom hours for each course every week.

MBA Program Requirements
Core Courses 7 21
Specialization Courses 5 15
Total Required 12 36
Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for graduation, students must satisfy each of the following requirements:

  • Satisfactorily complete the MBA curriculum
  • Achieve a CGPA of at least 3.00.


MBA Preparatory Courses (Pre-MBA)
ACC 101 Accounting I 3
BUS 102 Business Statistics 3
ECO 201 Microeconomics 3
FIN 301 Financial Management 3
MKT 302 Principles of Marketing 3

Courses Description

ECO 201: Microeconomics
An introduction to the analysis of the principles and problems at the microeconomic level. This course elaborates on the theories of demand and supply along with the various types of elasticity. It discusses the costs of production and the profit maximization for an individual firm under varying degrees of competition, pricing, and the deployment of resources.
MKT 302 Principles of Marketing
The relationship between the firm and its customers and the other members of the distribution channel. The marketing functions of an organization, environmental factors influencing marketing decisions, the discovery of market opportunities, development of marketing strategy and marketing programs.
ACC 101: Accounting I
The significance of accounting and the challenges it presents. Extensive coverage and review of major concepts followed by practical exercises.
FIN 301: Financial Management
Introduces the tools and concepts employed in financial management for individuals. Topics include analysis of investment alternatives, tax minimization strategies, tax shelters, risk analysis, employee benefits, retirement and estate planning.
BUS 102: Business Statistics
Business Statistics is the science of collecting, organizing, and summarizing data to provide information, stated in numerical form, for the purpose of making objective business decisions. Topics include methods of sampling, classifying, analyzing, and presenting numerical data; frequency distribution, averages, dispersion, times series analysis, correlation, and forecasting for business purposes.

Study Plan

Course Number Course Name Credit Hour Prerequisite
Semester 1
ACC-101 Accounting I 0
BUS-102 Business Statistics 0
ECO-201 Microeconomics 0
FIN-301 Financial Management 0
MKT-302 Principles of Marketing 0

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the MBA program should be able to:

  • Apply current and emerging management concepts, methodologies and technology to solve business problems.
  • Analyze complex finance and operations issues critically and recommend effective improvements.
  • Use professional management communication skills and management information systems to conduct business research, make business decisions, and solve management problems.
  • Take responsibility to make and implement highly complex and ethical decisions in a variety of managerial and business contexts.
  • Prepare professional business activities both individually and in work teams to achieve organizational goals.
  • Design ethical, sustainable, and socially responsible business strategies.

Faculty Profiles

Name: Dr. Babeet Gupta

Academic Position: Associate professor



Master of Business Administration


  1. a) Ph.D in Management.
  2. b) Post Graduation in Management with specialization in Marketing (1996-1998).
  3. c) Bachelor of Engineering (1991-1995).

Professional Experience:

Work Experience (Teaching experience)

Associated with CUCA and various UAE universities since September 2011.

Work Experience (Industrial experience)

Associated with TATA Motors and Saud Bahwan Group for more than 15 years from June 1998.

Teaching Areas:

Marketing Management, Strategic performance Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Business strategy

Research Areas:

Consumer behavior, Market entry strategy, Customer equity, Business model innovation


Academy of Marketing science (USA)

Conference Presentation:

  1. Significance of Customer centric strategic orientation for effective Customer Relationship Management. Research paper presented and published in 4th International Conference on Business & Management held at Skyline University, Sharjah in March 2017. 
  2. Enhancing student employability: A novel approach to addressing the current and future skills-gaps in the UAE. Research paper published and presented in 7th QS-Maple International Conference held at Dubai world Trade Centre, Dubai in May 2017.
  3. Smart learning in Management Education: Challenges & Opportunities. Research paper presented in the Smart learning Conference held at CUCA, Ajman in April 2018.


  1. Changing Consumer Behaviour Paradigms: Does gender and marital status influence grocery shopping behaviour? Research paper published in Indian Journal of Marketing, Vol 47, issue 10, October 2017. (Scopus indexed/ABDC ranking journal).
  2. Business Model Innovation – the vital link to business Continuity. Research paper published in European Journal of Business and Management, Vol.10, No. 18, June 2018.
  3. Building Dynamic Capability with Business Model Innovation: A New Imperative for the UAE Markets. Research paper published in Asian Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, Vol.8, No. 4, April 2019.
  4. Mapping Employer’s Perspectives on Student Employability to Address Skills-Gaps in the United Arab Emirates. Research paper published in International Journal of Business Innovation and Research, Vol. 23, No. 3, November 03, 2020. (Scopus indexed). DOI: 10.1504/IJBIR.2020.10023042
  5. Innovation and Leadership: A Study of Organizations based in the United Arab Emirates. Research paper published in Foundations of Management; Warsaw, Vol. 13, Issue 1, 08 June,2021, pp73-84. DOI:10.2478/fman-2021-0006 (Scopus indexed).

Name: Dr Riktesh Srivastava

Academic Position: Associate Professor, MBA



College of Business/MBA


  • PhD - Electronics Engineering, Dr RML Avadh University, India

Topic: Queuing Theory Application in Estimation of Gateway Computer of Internet

(Received Equivalency from MOE, UAE)

  • MBA (Major: Marketing, Minor: Operations Management), Indira Gandhi National Open University, IGNOU, India,
  • General Management Program, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India
  • MSc (Electronics Engineering), Dr RML Avadh University, India.
  • BSc (Physics/Mathematics), Dr RML Avadh University, India.

Additional Credentials/ Certifications:

  • Six Sigma White Belt (Council of Six Sigma)
  • Six Sigma Yellow Belt (Amile Institute)
  • Six Sigma Principles (Kennesaw State University, through Coursera)
  • The Balanced Score Card Professional Certificate (The Academy of Europe Open University)
  • Total Quality Management Professional Certificate (The Academy of Europe Open University)
  • Customer Analytics (Wharton, University of Pennsylvania, from Coursera)
  • Foundations of Marketing Analytics (ESSEC Business School, through Coursera)
  • Introduction to Data Analysis using Excel (Rice University, through Coursera)
  • Fundamentals of Project Planning and Management (University of Virginia, from Coursera)
  • Foundations of E-Commerce (NTU, Singapore, from Coursera)
  • Innovation and Information Technology Management (IIM, Bangalore, from edX)
  • An Introduction to Marketing (Wharton, University of Pennsylvania, from Coursera)
  • Marketing Analytics (University of Virginia, from Coursera)
  • The Fundamentals of Digital Marketing (Google)
  • Decision trees and dealing with uncertainty (The Open University)
  • Digital skills: Digital Skills for Work and life (Accenture)
  • Making decisions (The Open University)
  • Statistical Methods for Decision Making (Great Learning Academy)
  • Technology, innovation and management (The Open University)
  • Project Management Essentials Certified (Management and Strategy Institute)

Professional Experience:

Academic Employments:

September 2020-To date

Associate Professor, MBA, City University

College of Ajman, UAE.

September 2019-August 2020

Chair, School of Engineering and Information

Technology, Al Dar University College, Dubai,


November 2013 - July 2019

Associate Professor, School of Business, Skyline University College, Sharjah, UAE.

August 2008 - October 2013       

Assistant Professor, School of Business, Skyline University College, Sharjah, UAE.

July 2003 – June 2005             

Assistant Professor, Institute of Management Studies, Dehradun, India.

June 2001 – June 2003

Senior Lecturer, Institute of Management Studies, Dehradun, India.

December 1999 - December 2000  

Lecturer, International Institute for Special Education, Lucknow, India.


Other Appointments:

May 1998 - November 1999 

Programmer, AG Computers, India

January 2001 - May 2001

Project Head, Networks InfoTech Pvt. Ltd., India                     

July 2005 - August 2008  

Research Scholar, Department of SSP and Electronics Engineering, Dr RML Avadh University, India (PhD).

Teaching Areas:

  • Management Information Systems
  • Statistical Quality Control
  • Business Statistics
  • Business Research Methods
  • Business Analytics
  • Quantitative Techniques for Business
  • Emerging technologies of Information Systems

Research Areas:

  • Electronic Commerce (Using queuing theory for response analysis)
  • Business Analytics (Descriptive and Predictive Analytics)
  • Developments in Business Information Systems (Electronic Business, Cloud Computing and Blockchain)


Professional Organization Member

  • Internet Society (Permanent Member)
  • KES International (Permanent Member)
  • International Association of Innovation Membership

Committee Member

  • International Journal of Reviews in Computing [Scopus Indexed]
  • Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology[Scopus Indexed]
  • International Journal of Blockchains and Cryptocurrencies
  • Amity Journal of Management Research
  • Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business Research

Conference Presentation:

  1. Srivastava, R. (2021). We need you but don’t know how: Employee Attrition and Machine Learning, First Virtual International Conference of Human Resource Management, CUCA, Ajman, UAE.
  2. Srivastava, R. (2018). Reviews analysis of Online retail stores in UAE: Analytical study of sentiments through social media, 7th SGBED International Research Symposium, Dubai, UAE.
  3. Srivastava, R. (2018). Exploration of in-memory computing for big data analytics using queuing theory. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on High-Performance Compilation, Computing and Communications (pp. 11–16). New York, NY, USA: ACM.
  4. Srivastava, R. (2016). Identification of CLV for online shoppers using RFM Matrix: A Case-Based on Features of B2C Architecture, International Conference on Big Data Analytics, Singapore.
  5. Big Data Retail Analytics and Production Distribution Model for Sales Prediction, International Conference on Business Analytics and Intelligence, Bangalore, India.
  6. Srivastava, R. (2015), Cluster Analysis of Buyers for a B2C Electronic Commerce: Strategy to estimate CLV using RFM and Game Theory, 4th Abu Dhabi University Annual Research Conference, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  7. Srivastava, R., et. al. (2015), Exploring online purchase behavior of travel services using RFM matrix, 4th Abu Dhabi University Annual Research Conference, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  8. Srivastava, R. (2014), Implementation of Information Retrieval (IR) in an Electronic Commerce Architecture using Back Propagation Network Learning Algorithm, International Conference on Innovative Engineering Technologies, Bangkok, Thailand.
  9. Srivastava, R. (2014), Effective utilization of Mobile Agents for e-SCM with reference to online tourism, International Conference on Tourism Milestone, Sharjah, UAE.
  10. Srivastava, R., et al. (2014), Blueprint for Improving University Services in UAE through Emirates ID: 360 Degree Approach, World ID Conference, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  11. Srivastava, R. (2013), Evaluating the QOS for E-Commerce Architecture using proposed WQM Algorithm, Information Systems International Conference (ISICO), Bali, Indonesia.
  12. Srivastava, R. (2012), Mathematical analysis of B2C e-Tourism architecture: Comparative study between n-Tier and Cloud computing model using Queuing Theory, Global Prospective of Business and Management-Changing Dynamics, Sharjah, UAE.
  13. Srivastava, R. (2012), Evaluation of Response Time using Gang Scheduling Algorithm for B2C Electronic Commerce architecture implemented in Cloud Computing Environment by Queuing Models, 3rd International Conference on Networking and Information Technology (ICNIT 2012), Pune, INDIA.
  14. Srivastava, R. (2011), Analysis of job scheduling algorithm for an e-Business Model in a Cloud Computing Environment via G1/G/3/n/k Queuing Model, International Conference on Business and Technology, Dehradun, India.
  15. Srivastava, R. (2011), Analysis of Mobile Agent-based e-Supply Chain Management System using Queuing Theory: A comparative study between MM1 and MD1 models, Conference on Business Constancy and Strategic Expansion, Sharjah, UAE.
  16. Srivastava, R. (2010), Mathematical Analysis of Electronic Commerce Architecture using Queue Theory, International Conference on Mathematics of Date, Allahabad, India.
  17. Srivastava, R. (2007), Memory Estimation of Internet Server using Queuing Theory: Comparative Study between M/G/1, G/M/1 and G/G/1 Queuing Model, 5th International Conference on Dynamics Systems and Applications, Atlanta, USA.
  18. Srivastava, R. (2007), Estimation of Buffer Size of Internet Gateway Server via G/M/1 Queuing Model, International Conference on Computer, Information, and Systems Science and Engineering, Bangkok, Thailand.
  19. Srivastava, R. (2007), Memory Estimation of Internet Server using Queuing Theory: Comparative Study between different queue models, 6th Annual ISOne World Conference, Las Vegas, USA.
  20. Srivastava, R. (2007), Memory Estimation of Internet Server via MG1, GM1 and GG1 Queuing Models, 6th Annual ISOne World Conference, 2007, Las Vegas, USA.
  21. Srivastava, R. (2004), Internet Applied to Information Management in Uttaranchal by Queuing Theory, Kumaon University Info, 2004, Nainital, India.
  22. Srivastava, R. (2004), Managing an educational institutions using e-Management Systems: A comprehensive solution, Kumaon University Info, 2004, Nainital, India.
  23. Srivastava, R. (2003), Memory Estimation of Internet Gateway Server using Queuing Theory, Advancements in IT and Management (AIM), 2003, Dehradun, India.
  24. Srivastava, R. (2003), Queuing Theory Application in Estimation of Buffer of Gateway Computer of Internet Server using MM1 model, TICE, 2003, Thapar University, India.


Journal Publications

  1. Srivastava, R. et al. An Empirical Study on Channel attributes of Online and Offline channels based on Engel-Kollat-Blackwell(EKB) model (Accepted for publication in World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, Scopus)
  2. Srivastava, R. Visual Sentiment Exploration of Customer Emotions using Image Analytics (Accepted for publication in International Journal of Business Analytics and Intelligence)
  3. Srivastava, R., et. al (2019). Hashtag Marketing and Indian Brands – Sentiments Exploration, International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering, 9(1), 3601-3608 [Scopus].
  4. Srivastava, R. (2019). Computational Smart Grid and DAM Queue, International Journal of Recent               Technology and Engineering, 8(3), 8050-8052. [Scopus]
  5. Srivastava, R. (2019). Mathematical Assessment of Blocks acceptance in Block chain using Markov Model, International Journal of Block chains and Cryptocurrencies, 1(1), 42-53. [Inderscience]
  6. Srivastava, R. (2019). Block chain and transaction Processing Time Using M/M/1 Queue Model. International Journal of Recent Technology & Engineering, 7(5), 3-8. [Scopus]
  7. Srivastava, R. at al. (2019). Reviews Analysis of Online Retail Stores in UAE: Analytical Study of Sentiments Through Social Media. International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering, 8(4), 5, 88-92. [Scopus]
  8. Srivastava, R. (2019). 3 years - 3 moves – Government verdicts to renovate Customary “Bharat” to Contemporary “India”: Evaluation of opinions from citizens, International Journal of Business and Data Analytics.1(1), 54 – 68. [Inderscience]
  9. Srivastava, R. (2018). Exploration of In-memory Computing for Big Data Analytics Using Queuing Theory. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on High-Performance Compilation, Computing, and Communications, 11-16. [Scopus]
  10. Srivastava, R. (2018). Big Data Retail Analysis and Product Distribution (BREAD) Model for Sales Prediction. Indian Journal of Computer Science, 3(1), 7-16–16. [Index Copernicus]
  11. Srivastava, R. (2017). Consumer Feedback Analysis Through Social Media for B2C Electronic Companies in India, International Journal of Business Analytics and Intelligence, 5(2), 30-36. [UGC J. No: 10400]
  12. Srivastava, R., et al. (2017). Social Media Analysis of Higher Education Institutions in UAE. International Journal of Applied Information Systems, 12(6), 16–20.
  13. Srivastava, R. (2017). Optimal Processing Time for B2C Electronic Commerce Architecture in a Cloud Computing Environment. International Journal of Distributed and Cloud Computing, 5(1), 12–16. [UGC J. No: 10612]
  14. Srivastava, R. (2016). Identification of CLV for Online Shoppers Using RFM Matrix: A Case Based on Features of B2C Architecture. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, Economics and Management Engineering, 10(3), [International Science Index]
  15. Srivastava, R. (2016). Mathematical Assessment of CDN Servers in a Cloud Computing Environment: A Case of Big Data for e-Governance. International Journal of Computer Applications, 141(3),29-33. 10.5120/ijca2016909584. [UGC J. No: 10523]
  16. Srivastava, R. (2016). Identification of Customer Clusters using RFM Model: A Case of Diverse Purchaser Classification. International Journal of Business Analytics and Intelligence, 4(2). [UGC J. No: 10400]
  17. Srivastava, R., et al. (2015). Information System Framework for analyzing the Consumer Buying Behavior of Water purchases in UAE. International Journal of Excellence in E-Solutions for Management, 4(1), 1–9.
  18. Srivastava, R. (2014). Mathematical Assessment of “Blogging Effect” on Consumer Buying Behavior. International Journal of Business Information Systems Strategies, 3(2), 1–9. [Index Copernicus]
  19. Srivastava, R. (2014). Mathematical Exploration of B2C Electronic Commerce architecture via Backpropagation Network Learning Algorithm. International Journal of Computer Science & Network Solutions, 2(3), 98–107. [Thomson Reuters, ESCI]
  20. Srivastava, R. (2014). Analysis of n-Tier Electronic Commerce Architecture Using Different Queuing Models. Research Chronicler, 2(3), 239–246.
  21. Srivastava, R. (2014). Assessment of the Performance for E-Commerce Architecture Vis-à-vis Advance Queuing Topology Algorithm (AQTA). International Journal of Computer Applications, 85(6), 21–25. [UGC J.No: 10523]
  22. Srivastava, R. et al. (2013). Business Information Systems Project Success or Failure Factors for an Organization e-Transformation Approaches. International Journal of Applied Information Systems, 6(6), 35–41.
  23. Srivastava, R. (2013). Evaluation of Response Time Using Gang Scheduling Algorithm for B2C Electronic Commerce Architecture Implemented in Cloud Computing Environment by Queuing Models. International Journal of Future Computer and Communication, 71–75.
  24. Srivastava, R. (2012). Estimation of Web Proxy Server Cache Size using G/G/1 Queuing Model. International Journal of Computer Science Engineering and Information Technology Research, 2(1), 46-58. 10.5958/j.0975-8070.1.1.003.
  25. Srivastava, R. (2012). Analysis of Job Scheduling Algorithm for an E-Business Model in a cloud computing environment via GI/G/3/N/K queuing model. International Journal of Advancements in Technology, 3(4), 215-229. [Index Copernicus]
  26. Srivastava, R. et al. (2012). Mathematical model using BI for improving E-Commerce Businesses applicability’s, Research Journal of Science and IT Management, 1(10), 22-27. [Index Copernicus]
  27. Srivastava, R. (2011). Analysis of Mobile Agent-based –Supply Chain Management System using Queuing Theory: A comparative study between M/M/1 and M/D/1 models. International Journal of Research in Computer Application & Management, 1(10), 7-17.
  28. Srivastava, R. (2011). Implementation of Information Retrieval (IR) algorithm for cloud computing: A comparative study between with and without Map Reduce Mechanism. Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business Research, 1(2), 42-56. [Index Copernicus] [UGC J. No: 2229581X]
  29. Srivastava, R. (2009). Distributed Caching System for n-tier Web Application Using Java: A Comparative Study between JCS, Ehcache, OSCache and Cache4J. Invertis Journal of Science & Technology, 2(3), 143-152. [Index Copernicus]
  30. Srivastava, R. et al. (2008). Design and Implementation of G/G/1 Queuing Model Algorithm for its Applicability in Internet Gateway Server. International Arab Journal of Information Technology, 5(4), 111–119. [Scopus] [UGC J. No: 10124]
  31. Srivastava, R. (2007). Estimation of Total Response Time (TRT) of e-Business Model for High Bursty Traffic using Queuing Theory. Skyline Business Journal, 4(1), 17-21.
  32. Srivastava, R. et al. ((2007). Estimation of Buffer Size of Internet Gateway Server via G/M/1 Queuing Model. International Journal of Applied Science, Engineering and Technology, 1(9), 2680–2688. [Index Copernicus]

Name: Dr. Mahmoud H. Haj-Ahmed

Academic Position: Associate Professor



MBA Program


¤         Ph. D., Business Administration/ Management, Walden University (The Residential Program), Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America.

¤         Master Degree, International Business Law (LLM), City Law School, University of London, UK. 

¤         M. A., Economics (Economic Development), Pacific University, California, United States of America.

¤         Honor Bachelor Degree, Laws (LLB, Hon.), Northumbria University, New Castle Upon Tyne, UK. 

¤         B. Sc., Economics, Pacific University, California, United States of America.

¤         B. Sc. (Part 1), Economics & Social Studies, University of Khartoum, Sudan.

¤         Diploma in Operational Marketing and Planning, Erasmus University, Amsterdam, Holland.

¤         Diploma in Management and Public Relations, Orient Institute, Damascus, Syria.

Professional Experience:

  • 2015 – Present: Associate Professor, Dept. of Business & Management/ MBA Program, City University of Ajman (CUCA), Ajman, UAE.
  • 2015 (Jan) – Sept 2015: Assistant Dean, Middle East University College (MEUC), Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.
  • 2010 – 2015: Dean, General Education Department, Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University, Dubai, UAE
  • 2006 – 2010: Dean, Academic and Learner Affairs, Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University, Dubai, UAE.
  • 2000 – 2006: Registrar of the University and Acting Dean, College of Business Studies, Al Ghurair University (in addition, Director, Center for English Language Learning – CELL and HRM Director), Dubai, UAE.
  • 1998 – 2000: Head of Department, Business Administration, National College of Science and Technology, University of Westminster, UK (Salalah Campus), Salalah, Sultanate of Oman.
  • 1997 – 1998, Assistant Professor, American University of Asia (Sharjah College), Sharjah, UAE.
  • 1995 – 1997: Lecturer and Research Fellow, International Management, Training Institute, Montreal, Canada.

Teaching Areas:

  • Strategic Management & Bus. Policy
  • Principles of Management
  • International Business
  • Business Research Methods
  • Introduction to Business and Management
  • Quantitative Methods for Business
  • Total Quality Management
  • Business Law

Research Areas: 

➽        Corporate Governance and Policy

➽        Quality in Higher Education

➽        Trends of International Business & Management


  • Member of the American Doctorate Association (New York State Educators).
  • Member of the American Marketing Association, Chicago, USA.
  • Fellow, Sudan Academy for Administrative Sciences.
  • Winner of the 1976 French Government Award for Academic Excellence.
  • Winner of the 1977 Nile Province "Ideal Student" Prize.
  • Certified on-line faculty, University of Nice (Sophia Antipolis) and HBMeU, Dubai, UAE.
  • Fellow, Computer Applications as a Management Tool, IAMTI & McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

Conference presentations:

  • Human Resource Management Conference (2021). Foreseeing the Future of Human Resources Post Covid -19: Challenges and Opportunities, 17th – 18th March, 2021, Ajman, UAE.
  • Haj-Ahmed, M. H. (2019). Academic Skills Development: Challenges and Trends. University Symposium Series, University of Fort Hare, East London, South Africa, 1st – 5th April 2019.
  • Haj-Ahmed, M. H., Anupam Sirvastav, and Ali Al Uraimi (2015).  Academic Partnership Challenges: The Case of Coventry University and MEC. International Universities Forum Proceedings, Moscow, Vol. 8 (5) 134 – 53. 
  •  Leading Transformation to Sustainable Excellence. 6th Annual Congress, (March 3rd -6th, 2014), HBMSU, Dubai, UAE.
  • Middle East Quality Association - MEQA, 1st International Annual Congress, (March 25th – 27th, 2004), Dubai, UAE.
  • Customer Centricity Conference, (21st – 22nd March 2005). e-TQM College, Dubai, UAE.                     
  •  Total Quality Management & ISO International Standards, (15th – 17th October, 2001). Ministry of Finance & Industry, Ajman Chamber of Commerce, UAE.
  • Total Quality Management in Higher Education, (18th – 21st December, 2004). American University of Dubai, Dubai, UAE.
  •  The Role of Management Education and Technology-led Innovation, Meeting the Challenges of a Global Economy (24th – 25th March, 2002). Fifth Annual CBE Academic Conference, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, UAE.
  • Sustainable Development in the African Horn: Montreal Consultation (4th March, 1995), organized by University of Ottawa, Montreal, Canada.


  • Haj-Ahmed, M H. (2019). “Learning and Earning: An Empirical Study of Association between Employment and Academic Performance” International Journal of Business and Social Science, Vol. 10 (6) 130 – 147.
  • Haj-Ahmed, M H, “Deconstructing Intellectual Property: The Paradigm Shift” [2018] Journal of Alternative Perspectives on Social Sciences (JAPSS) Vol. (2) 7.
  • Haj-Ahmed, M H, Anant, Hardeep, Gudep, Vijaya, Gupta, Babeet, and Bandy, Shabir H, (2018), “Smart Learning in Management Education: Challenges and Opportunities” CUA Annals, Vol. (18) 1.
  • Haj-Ahmed, M H, “Should Multinational Corporations be made Accountable for the Liabilities of their Subsidiaries?” [2017) Academic Publications Series, LM147 (2) University of London.
  • Haj-Ahmed, M H, “The Dichotomy between Limited Liability Companies and Directors’ Duties” [2016] Academic Publications Series, LM150 (1) University of London.
  • Haj-Ahmed, M. H., Anupam Sirvastav, and Ali Al Uraimi (2015). Academic Partnership Challenges: The Case of Coventry University and MEC. International Universities Forum Proceedings, Moscow, Vol. 8 (5) 134 – 53.  
  • Haj-Ahmed, M. H. (2013). Succession Planning in the Public Sector Entities of Dubai Emirates: A Case Study. HBMeU Case Study Series, Vol. 1, (2013).
  • Haj-Ahmed, M. H. (2012). Attributes of HR Manager in UAE. HR Management and Performance Review, Vol. 12 (3), 85 – 92.
  • Haj-Ahmed, M. H. (2008). Factors Leading to Withdrawal from Courses in e-learning Environment: An Empirical Study. International Journal of Excellence in e-learning, Vol. 1 (1), 170 – 182.
  • Haj-Ahmed, M. H. and Akomode, J. (2006). Modeling and Measurement for Knowledge Management. Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on the Management of Industrial and Corporate Knowledge. Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Haj-Ahmed, Mahmoud H. (1994). Conflict and Power in Organizational Systems. KAM series Papers. School of Management, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA.
  • Haj-Ahmed, M. H. (1995). Application of Motivational Models: A Psycho-Managerial Perspective. KAM Series Papers. School of Management, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA.
  • Haj-Ahmed, M. H. (1996). Paradigms of Human Development: Major Developmental Features of Adolescence. Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference of New York Educators Association. Buffalo, New York, USA.
  • Haj-Ahmed, M. H. (1996). The Effect of the Present Structure of Fares and Rates on the Operational Conditions of the Air Transport Industry. Ann Arbour, Michigan: UMI.
  • Haj-Ahmed, M. H. (1986). Economic Development Planning in Sudan. Khartoum: Khartoum University Press.
  • Haj-Ahmed, M. H. (1988). Airlines Marketing Opportunities in East Africa (monograph). Khartoum: Marketing Dept., Sudan Airways Co., Khartoum.
  • Haj-Ahmed, M. H. (1986). Rehabilitation of Upper Attbara River Region, in collaboration with Dr. A. Atti. Dept. of Geography, University of Khartoum, Sudan.

Name: Dr Deepanjana Varshney

Academic Position: Professor


College/Department: Business Administration­­­­­­­­


  1. Ph.D. (HRM), University: Department of Commerce, University of Lucknow, India, Awarded: 2009-2010
  2. M.B.A. (HRM), Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra, India. (1999-2001)
  3. M.A. (English), Calcutta University, Calcutta, India. (1994-1996)
  4. B.A. (English), Calcutta University, Calcutta, India. (1991-1994)

Professional Experience:

  1. City University College of Ajman, Ajman, UAE ( Feb,2021 to till date )
  2. CMS Business School, Jain University, Bengaluru, India( Feb,2020- Dec,2020)
  3. Dayananda Sagar University, Bengaluru, India ( Sept, 2018- Dec,2019)
  4. King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia ( Sept,2011- Aug,2018)
  5. Saraswati Group of Colleges, Luckknow , India ( July,2010-July,2011)
  6. Shri Ramswaroop Memorial College of Engineering & Management, Lucknow , India ( July,2004- June,2010)
  7. New Delhi Institute of Management, New Delhi, India (Aug,2003- April, 2004)
  8. Greater Noida Institute of Technology, Greater Noida, India ( July,2002-July,2003)

Teaching Areas:

  1. Organizational Behavior
  2. Business Policy & Strategic Management
  3. International Human Resource Management
  4. Human Resource Management
  5. Business Ethics
  6. Recruitment, Selection & Placement
  7. Performance Management
  8. Organizational Development
  9. Compensation Management
  10. Human Resource Development
  11. Strategic Human Resource Management
  12. Leadership
  13. Principle of Management
  14. Training and Development
  15. Negotiation & Conflict Management

Research Areas:

  1. Employee Performance and Work Behavior.
  2. Employee Personality dimensions
  3. Employee Minority
  4. Higher Education
  5. Student psychology
  6. Employee dysfunctional behavior


Conference Presentation:

  1. (2022)Exploring Self-Concept, Resilience and Performance: An empirical investigation. Sixth International conference on Emerging Research Paradigms in Business & Social Sciences, Middlesex University, Dubai , UAE, February 24-26.
  2. (2021)“We also exist”: Impact of Covid-19 on Indian Migrant Workers and the Informal Sector: Policy Imperatives. Al Falah University, Dubai, UAE –Task 2021 conference, 20th May.
  3. (2021)“Towards Developing a Viable Learning Model in the Higher Education Sector Post-Covid-19 Pandemic Outbreak in UAE context.”
    Economic Research Forum, March 10.The GCC Economies in the Wake of COVID 19: Charting the Road to
    Recovery and Resilience.
  4. (2020)“Impact of COVID-19 on Higher Education Teaching
    Delivery: Faculty Perceptions, August 29, 6thTechnium Conference.
  5. (2019)“Does Perceived Workforce agility mediate the relationship
    between Emotional Intelligence and Performance in small entrepreneurial firms? An empirical investigation”, presented for International Conference on “Business Agility in Volatile Times “-7th -9th November, (Curtin University Dubai & Lovely Professional University, India).
  6. (2019)“Rising above disabilities: Exploring the Indian working
    women in the workplace through interviews.”- 5th World Congress on Women, September 08.
  7. (2019), Digital transformation and creation of an agile workforce: An analysis of select cases, 2nd International Conference on Digital Entrepreneurship: Platform, Process, People, and Technology, Feb 8th -9th.
  8. (2018)Goodbye Time for Employees: Exit Interviews or Routine Interviews. 13th International Conference on Humanities, Business, Education, and Interdisciplinary Studies (HBEIS-18), Dubai, UAE.
  9. (2016)Exploring the effects of Resilient Leadership on Performance and Job Satisfaction: An Empirical Study. University of Riverside,California, USA.
  10. (2014)Analyzing the Current Saudi Labor Market and Employment: Development of a Viable Model. Saudi Economic Conference 'National Economy: Challenges and Ambitions', Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
  11. (2013),Contract Workers and the Rationale of the Good Conduct Bonds
    The Case of Maruti- Suzuki, Manesar Plant India. 2nd International Conference on Economics, Marketing, and Management, 59, 209-212. Dubai, UAE.



  1. (2022), “Why don’t you hear us?”: Interview Narratives of Disabled Working Women in Private Small Business Firms in India. Journal of International Women's Studies, 23(1).
    Available at: (Scopus Indexed)
  2. (2021), “How about the Psychological Pandemic?” Perceptions of COVID- 19 and Work-life of Private Sector Employees- A Qualitative Study, Psychological Studies , 66(3):337–346 . ( Scopus Indexed)
  3. (2020).Workforce agility and its links to emotional intelligence and workforce performance: A study of small entrepreneurial firms in India. Global Business & Organizational Excellence, 39 (5), 35-45. (Scopus indexed).
  4. (2020). Employees’ job involvement and satisfaction in a learning organization: A study in India's manufacturing sector. Global Business & Organizational Excellence,39(2),51–61. (Scopus indexed)
  5. (2019). The strides of the Saudi female workforce, Journal of International Women’s Studies, 20(2), 359-372. (Scopus indexed).
  6. (2018). Relationship between Social Loafing and the Self Concept: Mediating role of Perceived Organisational Politics. Journal of Indian Business Research, 11(1), 60-74. (Scopus Indexed).
  7. (2017). Measuring the impact of Trust on Job Performance and Self-Efficacy in a project: evidence from Saudi Arabia. The Journal of Applied Business Research, 33(5), 841-849.Doi: 10.19030/jabr.v33i5.10017 (Scopus- indexed)
  8. (2017). The effect of resilience on performance and Job satisfaction among construction managers in Saudi Arabia. Global Business and Organizational Excellence, 36 (5), 36-45. DOI:10.1002/joe.21799. (Scopus-indexed journal, Wiley Publication)
  9. (2017). Expatriates Go, Let Us Grow: An Analysis of Employment patterns and development of a viable model of Saudi Arabia. African and Asian Studies,17(4),340-370.DOI: 10.1163/15692108-12341379(Scopus Indexed)
  10. (2017). Applying select Strategic Management concepts on a Saudi Arabian start-up restaurant: A case. Saudi Journal of Business and Management Studies, 2(3), 131-136. Doi: 10.21276/sjbms.2017.2.3.3
  11. (2017).The Young Saudi Employee and the current labor market dynamics of Saudi Arabia: A Paradigm Shift. International Journal of Research in Commerce and Management, 7 (12), 1-5.
  12. (2016). Exploring Recent Saudi Human Capital Development Initiatives: An Evaluation. Human Resource Management Research, 6 (1), 1-5.
  13. (2015). Exploring Organizational Development initiatives in Saudi organizations. International Journal of Commerce, Business & Management, 4 (6), 755-759.
  14. (2015). A Leadership Assessment Center for Graduate Students: Case of Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Business and Management, 10 (4), 249-258.
  15. (2014). Impact of Self -Concept on Turnover Intention: An Empirical Study. American International Journal of Contemporary Research, 4 (10), 87-96.
  16. ( 2014). HRM’s balancing act between Saudi and Expat employees: the seething challenge. People and Management (Women special edition), 5(2), 64-66.
  17. (2014). King Abdullah, a Leader Towering Above Constraints in Saudi). HR Arabia. Journal of Business Management & Social Sciences Research, 2 (3), 48-55.
  18. (2013). The Role of HR in Sustainable Environmental Development in Saudi Arabian. ZENITH International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, 3 (3), 276-287.
  19. (2013). Does Perception of Knowledge Sharing, Transfer and Recognition have an impact on Job Satisfaction? An Empirical Study in Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Advanced Research in Management and Social Sciences, 2 (9), 64-81.
  20. (2013). Boundaryless Careers to Career Entrepreneurship: Redefining Career in 21st century. Journal of Business Management & Social Sciences Research, 2 (4), 86-90.
  21. (2013). Do Self-Concept Influence Perceived Organizational Politics: An Empirical Investigation. European Journal of Commerce & Management Research, 2 (4), 64-70.
  22. (2013). The Return of the Natives: Asian Diaspora Issues and Dilemmas – The Case of India. African and Asian Studies, 12 (3), 290-321.( Scopus indexed)
  23. (2012). Senior Female Faculty Research Support Dimensions in Saudi Arabia: An Empirical Investigation. International Journal of Commerce, Business & Management, 1 (3), 67-75.
  24. (2011). A Study of Faculty Motivational and Role Dynamics in higher education. International Journal of Research in Commerce, Economics and Management, 1 (7), 6-9.
  25. (2003). A Question of Employee Loyalty. Review of Professional Management, 1 (1), 53-60.
  26. (2003). Case study: Paramount group turnovers- the undercurrents. Review of Professional Management, 1 (1), 61.
    Book chapters
  27. (2022). Impact of COVID-19 on Indian Migrant Workers and the Informal Sector: Policy Imperatives. In C. Popescu (Eds.), COVID-19 Pandemic Impact on New Economy Development and Societal Change (pp. 133-153). IGI Global.
  28. (2021), "A Study of the Effectiveness of the External Examining System of Postgraduate (MBA) Dissertations and the Mismatch between Expectations and
    Practice", In Sengupta, E., Blessinger, P., Ssemwanga, A. and Cozza, B. (Ed.), The Role of External Examining in Higher Education: Challenges and Best Practices (Innovations in Higher Education Teaching and Learning, Vol. 38), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 77-93.
  29. (2020). Digital transformation and creation of an agile workforce: Exploring Company initiatives and Employee Attitudes, Contemporary Global Issues in Human Resource Management", Emerald Publishing Limited, pp 89-105.
  30. (2015). E-learning practices: A Study of a Saudi Arabian Company. In Emerging Dimensions of Commerce and Management edited by Dr. Sonika Chaudhary & Dr. Vandana Khanna, Research India Publications, India.
  31. (2014). Reverse Mentoring: An Analysis. In Emerging Dimensions of Commerce and Management edited by Dr. Monica Bansal and Dr. Pinki Insan, International Research Publication House, India.
  32. (2013). Transformational Leadership in Saudi Arabian Cultural Context, In Culture and Gender in Leadership: Perspectives from the Middle East and Asia. Palgrave Macmillan.

Name: Dr. Mohammad Alghababsheh

Academic Position: Assistant Professor


College/Department: MBA Department


  1. PhD in Operations & Supply Chain Management, Brunel University London, UK.
  2. Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Management Research, Brunel University London, UK.
  3. Master of Business Administration (MBA), Mutah University, Jordan.
  4. Bachelor of Business Administration, Mutah University, Jordan.

Professional Experience:

  1. Assistant Professor of Operations Management, MBA department, City University College of Ajman, UAE.
  2. Assistant Professor of Operations & Supply Chain Management, Mutah University, Jordan.
  3. Insurance Officer, Social security Corporation, Jordan.
  4. Teacher, Ministry of Education, Jordan.

Teaching Areas:

  1. Operations Management
  2. Planning and Continuous Improvement
  3. Quality Management
  4. Supply Chain Management
  5. Research Methods

Research Areas:

  1. Sustainable supply chain management
  2. Supply chain resilience
  3. Green supply chain management
  4. Digital transformation of the supply chain
  5. Total quality management


  1. Member of the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS).
  2. Member of the European Association of Operations Management (EurOMA).
  3. Member of the British Academy of Management (BAM).

Conference Presentation:

  1. Alghababsheh, M. and Gallear, D. (2015). The applications of social capital theory in supply chain relationships: a systematic literature review, 26th POMS, Washington D. C., USA.
  2. Alghababsheh, M. and Gallear, D. (2015). Extending Social Sustainability across the Supply Chain: The role of social capital, 26th POMS, Washington D. C., USA.
  3. Alghababsheh, M. and Gallear, D. (2015). The Role of Social Capital in Facilitating the Implementation of Socially Sustainable Supply Chain Practices, 2nd International Sustainable Operations and Supply Chain Forum, Barcelona, Spain.


  1. Alghababsheh, M. and Gallear, D. (2020). Social Capital in Buyer-Supplier Relationships: A review of antecedents, benefits, risks, and boundary conditions. Industrial Marketing Management, 91, 338 – 361.
  2. Alghababsheh, M. and Gallear, D. (2020). Socially Sustainable Supply Chain Management and Suppliers’ Social Performance: The Role of Social Capital. Journal of Business Ethics, 1-21
  3. Alghababsheh, M., Gallear, D. and Rahman, M. (2018). Balancing the Scales of Justice: Do Perceptions of Buyers’ Justice Drive Suppliers’ Social Performance? Journal of Business Ethics, 1-26

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