New York University to offer MBA program at Abu Dhabi campus

NYU Stern School of Business’s Middle East initiative will debut in 2025 as it seeks to channel graduates into tech, energy and other growing industries

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — New York University is opening an outpost in the Middle East for its Stern School of Business with a new one-year MBA program at its campus in Abu Dhabi.

The new program joins France’s INSEAD and Boston-based Hult as top-tier business schools with a presence in the United Arab Emirates. The program targets early-career professionals to develop a pipeline of talent in the UAE and wider region amid public and private sector growth in energy, finance, technology, aviation and hospitality.

“The introduction of this full-time MBA to the MENA region is groundbreaking for students who want to earn an MBA from one of the world’s leading business schools in just one year and build a career in a region that is seeing exponential growth,” said Raghu Sundaram, dean of the NYU business school.

“Stern at NYUAD,” as the program is named, will open its doors in January 2025. Spring and fall modules will be hosted in Abu Dhabi and a summer session will be held in New York City.

Robert Salomon, a professor of management at Stern since 2005 who focuses on globalization, will be the program’s inaugural dean.

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