Master of Business Administration | The American University of Iraq Sulaimani

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Master of Business Administration

The Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) is a one-of-a-kind program for professionals and recent graduates looking to strengthen their business skills and improve their career opportunities. This an American-style graduate studies program in Business that offers a professional degree in 20 months.  The MBA curriculum is taught by faculty members with international education and experience, who are committed to excellence in their professions.
Our MBA program allows students to customize their own experience. AUIS program offers rigor and flexibility, with a foundation of broad management skills in the core and an array of electives and specializations to help develop one or more areas of expertise. AUIS students build a strong foundation in every key business discipline as well as deeper expertise in areas critical to their success. In addition to the general MBA, students can now pursue an MBA with specializations in Leadership, Project Management, Finance, HR and Marketing
The AUIS MBA has also been through a recent restructuring to meet the needs of working professionals seeking to expand their knowledge in their businesses and professional field.
The MBA program offers flexible evening and weekend classes so that students with demanding professional careers can still learn advanced business management and leadership skills. Each of the program’s 17 courses is taught over the course of a month, for a total of five days, distributed over two weekends: Thursday/Friday/Saturday and Friday/Saturday. In such a way working professionals can study with minimum disruption to their existing careers.
Why an MBA?
MBA programs are typically designed to introduce students to the various areas of business such as accounting, finance, marketing, human resources, operations management, etc. This program originated in the USA, emerging from the late 19th century as the country industrialized and companies sought our scientific approaches to management. Nowadays MBA degrees attract people from a wide range of academic disciplines.
Earning an MBA degree from a well-respected program can make a difference in one’s career. A quality MBA education can prepare a person for promotions and advancements, provide more career flexibility, and prepare him/her to be an effective leader in a variety of settings.

Dr. Fahrettin Sumer, AUIS Business Department Chair

“If you are a working professional or an entrepreneur who wants to advance your business and leadership knowledge and skills, and wants more success in your profession or as an entrepreneur, our MBA program is the right program for you! You can learn at the program and apply your knowledge to your current work, without quitting your work for study.”
Admissions Process:
Admission of students begins in June and happens on a rolling base. Therefore, applications are processed as soon as they are received in the Admissions office. Students are encouraged to send in their documents as early as possible since space is limited. Students will start their studies in October.
To be considered for full admission into the MBA program, the following requirements must be met:
· Completed MBA application form
· Paid 150,000 IQD application fee
· Earned Baccalaureate degree from a recognized university
· Official (original) transcripts from all institutions attended (BA diploma and high school diploma)
· Most current CV
· Motivational letter of max 700 words listing reasons for interest in the program
· Relevant work experience – min 2 years
· Official English language score reports – iBT TOEFL (72) or IELTS (Band 6.5)*
* AUIS graduates are exempt from the English placement test requirement. Check with the AUIS Admissions office regarding other conditions.
For more information on the IBT TOEFL or to register for the test, visit AUIS Testing Center page at Applicants may also choose to take the AUIS Placement Test.
After submitting application and all the supporting documents as well as paying the application fee, qualified applicants will be invited for the interview with the AUIS MBA Admissions Committee which will evaluate the applicant’s professional background, leadership experience, and potential for success.
Once the applicant receives the letter of Acceptance into the program, the next step will be to sign the enrollment contract and pay the first course tuition of 1,900,000 IQD.

If you have any questions regarding the MBA program, please email us at wala.talib [at] or call us at +964 (0) 770 461 7555