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.
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.View School Profile
The University of Dubai gained AACSB accreditation in 2009. With its evening classes, students can complete the school’s MBA program in 15 months.View School Profile
The school is one of four business schools in the United Arab Emirates that are accredited by AACSB.View School Profile
The Al Ain-based business school is accredited by AACSB.View School Profile
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.View School Profile
The school’s Sofaer International MBA program can be completed in one year. It’s the only internationally-accredited business school in Israel.View School Profile
The Doha-based business school is the only one in Qatar with AACSB accreditation.View School Profile
With its evening classes, the school’s AACSB-accredited program is popular with working professionals in Kuwait.View School Profile
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.View School Profile
The school’s EMBA program can be completed in 24 months in either Abu Dhabi or Dubai. The school is accredited by AACSB.View School Profile
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