Accredited MBA Programs in the Middle East

In terms of international accreditation, business schools in the Middle East have traditionally been underrepresented. However, in the past few years this has been shifting, and some business schools in the region have gained accreditation from AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS. Although there are a few international business schools, such as Cass, INSEAD, and Bradford — all of which offer MBA programs in the region — this is a list of accredited business schools whose main campuses are officially based in the Middle East.

Cairo, Egypt 56 Followers 35 Discussions

The only triple-accredited business school in the region — and the only internationally-accredited business school in Egypt — AUC offers both an MBA program and an Executive MBA program.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates 7 Followers 11 Discussions

The University of Dubai gained AACSB accreditation in 2009. With its evening classes, students can complete the school’s MBA program in 15 months.

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Sharjah, United Arab Emirates 4 Followers 9 Discussions

The school is one of four business schools in the United Arab Emirates that are accredited by AACSB.

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AL Ain, United Arab Emirates 7 Followers 3 Discussions

The Al Ain-based business school is accredited by AACSB.

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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia 8 Followers 0 Discussions

Currently the only business school in Saudi Arabia that’s accredited by AACSB, KFUPM offers its MBA program in both full- and part-time formats The school also offers an EMBA program.

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Tel Aviv, Israel 9 Followers 8 Discussions

The school’s Sofaer International MBA program can be completed in one year. It’s the only internationally-accredited business school in Israel.

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Doha, Qatar 6 Followers 2 Discussions

The Doha-based business school is the only one in Qatar with AACSB accreditation.

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Safat, Kuwait 5 Followers 1 Discussion

With its evening classes, the school’s AACSB-accredited program is popular with working professionals in Kuwait.

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Beirut, Lebanon 2 Followers 7 Discussions

The school’s MBA program — the only AACSB-accredited program in Lebanon — can be completed in 14 months. The school also offers an Executive MBA program.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 6 Followers 3 Discussions

The school’s EMBA program can be completed in 24 months in either Abu Dhabi or Dubai. The school is accredited by AACSB.

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