In the College of Business Administration (COBA), all faculty and staff are dedicated to and driven by one single objective: the continuous pursuit for achieving and enhancing students’ satisfaction, their employability prospects, and their capacity to be innovative, entrepreneurial, and morally conscious members of the wider community.
We live in an intensely competitive regional and global environment and at an era where new complex challenges call for new complex solutions. The outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020 made the situation even more complex. The world around us is characterized by economic uncertainty, unemployment is on the up, economic growth remains stagnated, if not decreased, demographic, technological and climate changes are now the norm, and traditionally powerful organizations, industries, and markets are shaken up. In these moments of complexity and uncertainty, University-level education is the gateway to success and prosperity.
COBA features international faculty who are experts in their respective fields, innovative curricula and ways of delivery, engaged impactful scholarship, a diverse student population, engagement with business, governments and communities, class schedules that can be flexible to suit students’ needs, excellent support, and a central location in the heart of Dubai. Whether students wish to prepare for a new job or a promotion in a company, or aspire to become successful entrepreneurs, COBA programs provide the bedrock on which a successful and prosperous career can be built upon.
Whether you are now joining COBA for Undergraduate or Graduate studies, or you are simply contemplating the opportunities available at the College, I offer you a warm welcome, and share with you the thought that business education is the passport to a wide range of opportunities that would open the doors for a successful career in your chosen field.
Dr. Panagiotis Kokkalis
Dean of COBA