The Financial Times has ranked the program in the top 70 open-enrollment executive education programs worldwide
May 29, 2013
The new lending and saving mechanism would incorporate banks to institutionalize the Gami'ya scheme
May 16, 2013
The School of Business has recently launched its new quarterly publication, AUC Business Review
May 13, 2013
An international business report ranked AUC's MBA program as second in the region
January 29, 2013
Menna Atwan recounts her experience in China studying business and in the United States as a study-abroad student
December 20, 2012
Giving a chance for young entrepreneurial hopefuls to practice running their businesses in a safe and risk-free environment, Entrepreneurs Society (ES) student club held its annual Jamboree Day, whereby students rented booths on campus and uncovered their innovative product ideas. This year’s event featured a variety of new business concepts, with students selling different food and drinks including cocktail juices, desserts and sweet potatoes, in addition to other products such as customized dolls and handmade accessories.
December 20, 2012
EMBA program enhances international educational opportunities for experienced professionals
December 16, 2012
Faculty at Flat6Labs help young entrepreneurs launch their business ideas by providing guidance and mentorship
November 5, 2012
AUC community members are actively participating in promoting entrepreneurship in post-revolution Egypt
October 24, 2012
Q&A with Emad Shahin and Ashraf El Sherif on the impact of Islamic finance on Egypt's economy particularly the banking sector
October 24, 2012
The School of Business has recently established the Abraaj Capital Professorship of Private Equity through a generous gift of $1.1 million granted by Abraaj Capital Group, a leading private equity manager investing in global growth markets. Eskandar Tooma, associate professor of finance, is the first to fill the position.
October 14, 2012
The awards ceremony for Fekrety (My Idea), a national business idea competition that seeks to help young entrepreneurs launch successful businesses, will be held today from 5 to 7 pm in Bassily Auditorium. The ceremony is the culmination of six months of competitive activities between students from universities across Egypt, including AUC.
September 12, 2012
Entrepreneur transforms local cultural handicrafts into booming business
August 30, 2012
AUC's faculty experts deliberate on the real causes behind Egypt's distressed economy
August 30, 2012
The Cairo Review of Global Affairs is being distributed widely in the United States. The Spring 2012 issue, which focuses on science and innovation policy, is now available in 183 Barnes & Noble (B&N) bookstores in 32 states, as well as Washington, D.C.
July 4, 2012
Sherif Kamel, dean of the School of Business, has been recently named a member of the World Bank Knowledge Advisory Commission, serving for a two-year term. Members of the commission work toward strengthening the bank’s role as a knowledge producer, customizer and connector.
July 4, 2012
The School of Business and School of Sciences and Engineering have collaborated to jointly hold the 2012 AUC Research Conference titled Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Shaping the Future of Egypt. The conference covers topics such as social entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship education, green innovation and sustainability, as well as the role of civil society in encouraging small businesses and community innovations. It will be held from April 17 to 19 at Moataz Al Alfi Hall.
April 5, 2012
As part of the Business Plan Competition, held annually by Entrepreneurs’ Society (ES) student club for university-level students, the club held its first Junior Business Plan Competition this year, inviting high-school students to present pioneering solutions for pressing issues in Egypt.
March 14, 2012
As a testament to her devotion toward positive social change, Dina Sherif, associate director of the John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement, was selected as one of Trust Across America’s Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior in Europe and the Middle East for 2011.
March 11, 2012
AUC’s MBA program was ranked first among similar programs in 37 private universities in the Arab world
February 23, 2012
A team of School of Business finance students won top prize at the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Research Challenge contest, held on February 14, 2012. The competition was sponsored by the CFA Egypt Society and hosted by AUC, featuring teams from Ain Shams University, Cairo University, Helwan University and the German University in Cairo. The AUC team consisted of Ahmed Mohamed, Ahmed Helal, John Hanna, Youssef Samy and Yara El-Zahaby.
February 21, 2012
AUC’s School of Business has recently launched its first MBA Exchange Program in collaboration with renowned international schools. The program reflects the significance of international exposure in shaping student knowledge and experience, and acknowledges the increasing demand for global citizens in the business world.
February 1, 2012
To give AUC students an edge in a rapidly evolving global market, the university is introducing “Doing Business in Turkey,” the first of a series of international study tours for MBA students. The main focus of the tour is to expose MBA students to academic, corporate and cultural perspectives and to have first-hand experience about the diversified and promising business environment in Turkey.
July 25, 2011
The 10,000 Women Entrepreneurship and Leadership Program (WEL) announced its Spring 2011 Cohort Selection following recruitment panels held in late April. Thirty four women were selected based on their potential for growth, clear visions for after the growth of their businesses. Their areas of entrepreneurship range from fields as divergent as textiles and clothing, food and beverages and education and training services. The cohort also represents a geographical diversity; 60% of the scholars come from Greater Cairo while 40% are from Egyptian governorates.
May 24, 2011
The AUC’s School of Business Entrepreneurship and Innovation program (EIP), together with National Net Ventures (N2V), are delivering another business “first” in Egypt. Beginning on Thursday, April 28, AUC will kick off the first Cairo Startup Weekend, a marathon 54-hour schedule of events designed to mentor and support community entrepreneurs. Startup Weekend is the Cairo adaptation of a program created by StartUpWeekend.org, a Seattle-based nonprofit that has run successful events for entrepreneurs in over 100 cities worldwide.
April 27, 2011
Although the EGX has been under severe pressure since the revolution, Mike Baghdady ’72 believes that the markets, and the Egyptian economy as a whole, have tremendous room for growth. He certainly has the credentials to speculate; he’s the award-winning former head technical trader for the New York Board of Trade and the originator of ‘price behaviour trading.’ One of the few who advised clients to short-sell their stocks before the financial crisis of October 2008, Baghdady now trains traders for major blue-chips through his successful company trainingtraders.com.
April 13, 2011
Sherif Kamel, BA ’87, MBA ’90, dean of the School of Business, was recently honored by the Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC), for 14 years of leadership at the organization.
February 21, 2011
Following a visit by the Global Entrepreneurship Program (GEP) Egypt delegation, the School of Business and Sawari Ventures, an international capital firm that invests in people turning visionary ideas into market-leading companies in the Middle East and North Africa, signed a partnership incubator agreement to create an Entrepreneurship Lab, Flat6Labs. The agreement will allow entrepreneurs to work with faculty at the School of Business, who will advise the entrepreneurs and assist them in developing their business plans. Sawari Ventures will provide the space and funds, while the School of Business will provide session leaders drawn from AUC’s network of faculty, alumni and students, in addition to external members selected from Sawari Ventures’s network of contacts.
January 16, 2011
The International Executive Education Institute (IEEI) at AUC’s School of Business celebrated the launch of the first Real Estate Executive Development Program in Egypt and the region. The program is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the principles and practices of urban land use and planning, real estate development and marketing, real estate law, investment, valuation, finance, economics, pricing, appraisal, brokerage, property and facility management.
January 15, 2011
The ArabNet Roadshow recently came to Egypt in their self-proclaimed “funky branded bus” to offer a free training workshop on entrepreneurship in the technology sector titled “Speed Up Your Startup.” Hosted by the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program (EIP) at the School of Business, the workshop offered insight into fundraising, business law and the latest trends in Web space.
January 2, 2011
AUC’s Management Center and the World Organization of the Scouts Movement’s Arab Regional Office recently signed a partnership agreement promoting future collaboration in offering and delivering professional development programs and joint marketing activities aimed at building academic and operational capacity-building programs. The first program will take place in February 2011 and will focus on strategic marketing.
December 19, 2010
Nagla Rizk, associate professor of economics, associate dean of graduate studies and research at the School of Business and director of the Access to Knowledge for Development Center (A2K4D), recently returned from Yale Law School in New Haven, Connecticut, where she taught a course on knowledge, technology and development as part of an ongoing collaborative relationship between A2K4D and Yale’s Information Society Project. The partnership, which began in 2006, seeks to generate research on knowledge access, openness and intellectual property (IP).
December 16, 2010
In the final Provost’s Lecture of the Fall 2010 semester, Eskandar Tooma, associate professor of finance and director of the Citadel Capital Financial Services Center, described the conclusions of his research undertaken over the past two years. The attractively titled lecture, "Make More Money, Take No Risk: Arbitrage Operations in Internationally Cross-Listed Stocks,” explained Tooma’s research in layman’s terms, teaching attendees about a strategy which Tooma believes could have made a successful investor over $1 million in the past two years.
December 15, 2010
The final lecture of the Fall 2010 Provost’s Lecture series will be delivered by Eskandar Tooma, associate professor of finance and director of the Citadel Capital Financial Services Center. His lecture, titled "Make More Money, Take No Risk: Arbitrage Operations in Internationally Cross-Listed Stocks,” will shed light on arbitrage operations within the context of Egyptian stocks that are cross-listed on the London Stock Exchange as Global Depository Receipts. It will be held on Monday, December 13 at 3:30 pm at Moataz Al Alfi Hall.
December 12, 2010
The Citadel Capital Financial Services Center of the School of Business signed a partnership agreement with the London Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI). Through this partnership, AUC students have the opportunity to participate in widely-recognized training programs, sit for CISI qualifying exams and be accredited professionals by a leading training institute in the field of investment. Working in collaboration with world-class financial training centers, CISI aims at promoting financial knowledge, paving the way for those starting their careers in the financial services industry and enables AUC students aspiring to pursue a career in finance to compete in the rapidly changing financial markets.
December 9, 2010
To prepare students to become future leaders, AUC’s School of Business hosted Students in Free Enterprise Egypt (SIFE) leadership training program bringing together 700 students from 28 different universities across Egypt. The day-long training included workshops on career networking, professional development and student leadership. The event, organized as part of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program of the School of Business, focused on helping students with the time management and organizational skills required in a highly competitive entrepreneurial marketplace.
November 24, 2010
Eduniversal, the first tool offering a truly universal perspective on higher education, has awarded AUC’s School of Business the highest distinction in Egypt and the second in Africa at the third annual Eduniversal World Convention business school awards held in Prague, Czech Republic. The selection came after an Eduniversal survey of more than 1,000 business schools worldwide on their capacity for international influence. For the second consecutive year, Eduniversal has declared AUC to be the second most distinguished school of business in Africa. University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business and the University of Stellenbosch Business School, South Africa were awarded first and third place respectively.
November 23, 2010
Faculty and students were offered invaluable opportunities to engage with colleagues both inside of AUC and from other universities during this year’s Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) organized by the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program.
November 14, 2010
American and Arab American executives from Silicon Valley, home to the world’s most successful high tech companies, gathered at AUC to promote entrepreneurship in Egypt and to provide mentoring opportunities to the country’s aspiring entrepreneurs.
November 1, 2010
Although progress towards restructuring is currently in the making, additional reforms targeting very specific segments of the financial sector are still urgently needed, argued panelists at the second MBA Debate. Business experts from all walks of life came together at AUC to discuss the deficiencies in the financial sector and the government’s role to advance the Egyptian economy.
October 31, 2010
With the Egyptian private sector facing both tremendous challenges and opportunities, Moataz Al Alfi, vice chairman of AUC's Board of Trustees, has created an MBA fellowship program to develop highly qualified and exceptionally promising business leaders and captains of industry for tomorrow. The Al Alfi Foundation MBA Fellowship is given to students who demonstrate entrepreneurial capabilities and excellence in business.
October 31, 2010
Sherif Kamel, dean of the School of Business, recently launched his blog Kamel’s Corner (http://academic.aucegypt.edu/Deankamel) as an interactive virtual meeting point and a communication channel for all school stakeholders including students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends. In addition to serving as a platform to explore ideas and suggestions, as well as discussing issues related to the school, business education, student life and program offerings, the intent of the blog is to reach to online communities and expand the school’s online presence.
October 14, 2010
In the first of three scheduled debates among MBA candidates at AUC, senior level business professionals debated on the importance of branding using real life examples from within their respective business. The MBA Debate is one of the three new initiatives by the School of Business to integrate academic theory with real-life experience. The other two initiatives are the Dean’s Blog (http://academic.aucegypt.edu/deankamel/), moderated by Sherif Kamel, dean of the School of Business, as a forum for students to get involved with proposing events and providing feedback on the school and programs. The second initiative, Meet the CEO, will connect students of the School of Business with AUC alumni who are now CEOs of major companies.
October 4, 2010
Tarek Hatem, professor of strategic management and entrepreneurship, has been selected to join a prestigious national committee charged with preparing Egyptian students with the innovation and entrepreneurial skills they will require to succeed in a competitive global marketplace. The National Committee for the Development of Entrepreneurship Curriculum in Egyptian Public Universities, which convened for the first time in early September, includes faculties from several Egyptian universities and representatives of the Middle East Council of Small Business and Entrepreneurship. It is chaired by the advisor of the Ministry of Higher Education for International Cooperation.
September 22, 2010
When many countries expected a drop in the Islamic finance industry during the world economic crises, it proved otherwise, sustaining its success in the market. Given the future of this expanding area, AUC’s School of Business recently hosted the third annual Islamic Finance News (ISN) Roadshow. The daylong educational event, which travels to 17 countries, provided an opportunity for banking professionals, governmental bodies, insurance companies, lawyers, consultants and others to understand the role they play in the global growth of the industry.
June 10, 2010
The Economic and Business Research Center (EBHRC) at AUC, together with three co-organizers, will host the seventh annual forum on the Economic and Business History of Egypt and the Middle East from May 22 to May 25. In addition to lectures, roundtable discussions, personal narrative sessions and presentations by undergraduate and graduate scholars, this year’s forum will include a special session on corporate archives, featuring Tina Staples, chief archivist at HSBC bank.
May 18, 2010
AUC’s Citadel Capital Financial Services Center (CCFC) has launched an academy for the spring semester giving students the opportunity to participate in two interactive programs designed to help prepare them for the financial world. Through the Reuters certification program and the technical analysis program, students supplement classroom learning through hands-on training modules in diverse areas of the financial services industry.
April 14, 2010
The School of Business has been selected to participate in the B-School Connection Program by Bloomberg BusinessWeek magazine. As part of the partnership, the school has received a custom-designed promotional cover wrap that will be included with the BusinessWeek magazine double issue, titled Game-Changing Management Ideas and Young Professionals-B-School Life. While the program currently has 170 partner schools with more than 50,000 business school students, AUC's School of Business is the first school outside of the United States to participate.
April 7, 2010