The College of Business Administration (CBA) - seeks to improve and enrich its current program in order not only to attract more students but also to become more competitive through improved programs. The CBA also supports the vision and mission of the University of Science and Technology of Fujairah, which seeks to become one of the leading institutions of higher education in the Gulf region. Additionally, the CBA Master In Entrepreneurship (MIE) Program aims to maintain an active role in advancing and contributing to the business communities in UAE and, more significantly, in the Fujairah emirate. Towards this end, the CBA MIE Program seeks to offer excellent programs to its learners. Introduction of MIE is expected to help graduates acquire additional skills, knowledge, and abilities (SKAs) that will enhance their competitiveness in the labor market, as it is stipulated in the education policies of the Emirate of Al Fujairah's government.
Even in challenging economic times, the MIE degree holds its value as a tool for job security and carrier advancement. MIE degree offers a broader scope of career opportunities than one could expect with a bachelor's degree. The importance of an MIE cannot be understated.
The UAE is experiencing enormous economic growth, over the past decade, the UAE labor market has witnessed a marked increase in the proportion of skilled workers, IT professionals, business graduates, researchers, scientists, and a broad spectrum of other professionals, commonly referred to as “knowledge workers”. This trend is expected to continue as the country enters the next decade. The increasing demand for knowledge workers has created several opportunities and challenges for institutions of higher learning to design graduate programs to build the skills of young people in different fields of specialization. In response to these developments, College of Business Administration (CBA) is proposing a master’s degree in in Entrepreneurship specialization, to prepare students to meet the emerging needs of the knowledge economy.
The Master of Entrepreneurship (MIE) program offered by the University of Science and Technology of Fujairah (USTF) is a unique and highly-regarded program that prepares students to launch and grow successful businesses. The program is distinguished by its:
The university's own library has a large collection of books, journals, and articles on entrepreneurship. You can access the library's catalog online or in person
In accordance with the University’s requirements for graduate degrees, a candidate to be admitted into the MIE program must fulfill the following requirements:
Hold a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or a related field from a UAE-recognized university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0.
Students with a GPA below 3 may be admitted conditionally.
(English EmSAT) with a minimum score of 1400 or a minimum score of 550 on paper based TOEFL or 6 on IELTS (or its equivalent).
Students enrolled into the MIE program without prior course work in the business areas are required to complete the following four foundation courses to be admitted to the program.
Students may be exempted from some or all these courses based on evidence of having successfully studied these courses at other accredited universities. The Dean of the College and the MIE Coordinator are responsible for decisions about these exemptions. However, the foundation courses will be compulsory for students admitted to the MIE program with no prior coursework in any core business functional areas and under the following terms and conditions.
The application is considered complete if the applicant submits to the USTF Office of Admissions and Registration (OAR) the following documents:
Admission to a graduate program is valid only for the semester that is indicated in the admission letter offer. If an admitted student does not join the program during that semester, the admission offer will be canceled with no refund of the application fee. However, an admitted student, who did not join his/her program, could re-apply for admission to the same program or another program, subject to payment of the re-admission fee
Attending classes is compulsory for all courses. A student will not be allowed to take the final examination if he/she has missed 25 percent of the classes in a given semester.
The maximum time allowed for a student in which he/she may complete a Master's degree program is a maximum of double the regular number of required semesters (e.g., a two-year master's degree must be completed in a maximum of 8 regular semesters of enrolment in the program). The maximum number of semesters of enrolment for transfer students is determined after the deduction of the number of earned/transferred semesters from the above limits. Suspended semesters are not counted in the time allowed for students to complete their degrees.
A student will be awarded the degree of Master in Entrepreneurship upon meeting the following requirements:
Tuition fees for the MIE offered at the USTF per one credit hour AED 2000
A general discount is given to all graduates 20% and 30% to University of Science and Technology Fujairah graduates and university employees.