Sulaimani, Iraq - Apr. 16, 2011 - The newest class of the Masters of Business Administration program will begin its coursework at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani on April 17. This is the largest cohort ever in the MBA program at AUIS and also marks the beginning of a partnership between AUIS and the Iraqi Ministry of Health, which sponsored a number of students to attend the program.
"This new cohort represents both the largest and most selective in AUIS' graduate program history,” said Timothy Doyle, director of enrollment management at AUIS. “When interviewed for admission, the students all anticipated both career enhancement and company benefits as the concrete outcomes for undertaking this MBA. With such a qualified incoming class, the MBA program at AUIS is poised to grow and AUIS is earning a reputation as a place that produces the business leaders of tomorrow."
The partnership with the Ministry of Health, which includes the Ministry sponsoring eleven of the incoming students, marks a significant step forward for the program. These individuals have a background in medical or health training, but lack experience in professional management. Upon completion of their program at AUIS, these students will be prepared to move into more senior-level managerial positions.
The remaining 24 students are from various organizations around Iraq, such as Asiacell telecommunications, ITB Bank, and other government agencies.
The MBA in International Management and Leadership program at AUIS is a joint degree in conjunction with Furtwangen University in Germany. Like all classes at AUIS, instruction is in English. Students in this program are typically professionals and complete their coursework in one-week, high intensive segments held approximately once a month with professors from Furtwangen University.
In January 2010, AUIS graduated its first class of MBA students.
For more information:
Kyle Long, AUIS Director of Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org, +964 0770 461 5385