Boasting an unrivaled reputation as the top private business school in Egypt and one of the best in Africa and the Arab world, AUC School of Business is dedicated to realizing a positive human impact that is scalable and sustainable. The school is committed to shaping the business leaders, entrepreneurs and change agents of tomorrow by harnessing leadership, integrity, ambition and excellence.
The BBE curriculum provides students with a foundation in the liberal arts and sciences while enabling them to develop expertise in business management and practices. This combination empowers students to stand out in the market upon graduation. Major emphasis is placed on the role of business in Egypt and the Middle East, providing our students with relevant and directly applicable learning connections. Inside the classroom, students benefit from applying business knowledge through projects, participating in simulations, writing case studies, and working with leading companies. Outside the classroom, students are exposed to real-life, practical experiences by participating in national and international competitions, study tours and conferences, and internships.
The program includes courses that tackle accounting, economics, finance, management, statistics, business communication, digital strategy, marketing and entrepreneurship from different angles. Learn more about the program by clicking here.
What You’ll Learn
Skills and knowledge needed to become business ready
Adaptability to complex situations
The ins and outs of business fundamentals
Operations, marketing, finance, managing people and business ethics
Skills to fast-track your career progression
Where It Can Take You
This new program is designed with an emphasis on business integration and entrepreneurship to cater to current market needs and graduate professionals with holistic business knowledge and entrepreneurial skills. Students are equipped with the skills necessary to become future leaders of business in the region and beyond. BBE graduates do not just join the workforce; they influence it, shape it, and change it for the better. The program teaches them to not only recognize opportunity but to create it, which is a must-have skill set to navigate today’s rapidly evolving world. A business and entrepreneurship degree prepares students for business-related careers, which may stretch across any sector or industry. Therefore, career options are boundless, including, but not limited to, administrative and management functions in finance, marketing, operations, human resources, and more, in multinational corporations, financial institutions, consulting firms, and the banking sector. Additionally, graduates may venture into the area of entrepreneurship and pursue their dreams of starting their own businesses.
The number of students accepted in the Bachelor of Business and Entrepreneurship program is limited and is filled through the declaration of major process.
Students who seek to be admitted to the program should apply in their third semester. Students seeking to declare the BBE program must have completed not less than 27 credit hours of study, including the four courses: Financial Accounting, Introduction to Microeconomics or Introduction to Macroeconomics, Statistics for Business and Introduction to Business.
Overall GPA and major GPA must meet the program’s requirements. Read more about the declaration and admission requirements here.
Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah ’91, queen of Jordan
Sahar Nasr ’85, ’90, Egypt’s former minister of investment and international cooperation
Hisham Tawfik ’82, Egypt’s minister of the public business sector
Rania Al-Mashat '95, Egypt's minister of international cooperation
Ayman Ismail ’95, ’97
Abdul Latif Jameel Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship and Associate Professor Ayman Ismail has been celebrated for founding the AUC Venture Lab — recognized as a high impact university business incubator in Africa and MENA by UBI Global — and his leadership of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) on Egypt — the largest global study of entrepreneurship conducted annually. He is also credited with introducing the first Arabic Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on entrepreneurship in the Arab world. Prior to joining AUC, Ismail led an extensive career as a consultant and researcher for international organizations such as the World Bank, McKinsey & Company, IFC, UNCTAD, USAID and GIZ. He was previously recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and is also known for co-founding Nahdet El Mahrousa, a leading nonprofit in the social entrepreneurship ecosystem. Ismail is a former research fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.
Ahmed Tolba ’97, ’01
Ahmed Tolba is an associate professor of marketing at the School of Business. His research has been featured in leading academic journals and conferences. Tolba is also the co-author of the leading textbook Principles of Marketing (Arab World Editions). Prior to joining AUC, he worked with P&G Egypt and built 10 years of experience as a business consultant for estimable organizations and distinguished executives.
School of Business Accreditation
Among the school’s pre-eminent accomplishments is its triple-crown accreditation — a seal of excellence placing the school among the top 1% of educational institutions worldwide to achieve the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) accreditations.
Eduniversal currently ranks the school as the number one business knowledge hub in the Middle East and Africa — with the school having been further granted five out of five Palmes of Excellence, placing it among the top 100 business schools worldwide every year since 2012.
AUC’s School of Business is the only school in the Arab region to be ranked by the Financial Times, ranking as the 67th business school worldwide in open-enrollment executive education programs (2020), while our Master in International Management/CEMS has been ranked 8th worldwide (2019).