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Master of Business Administration

Searching for a leading MBA College in Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Abu Dhabi, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah or Fujairah?

Through CUCA’s MBA program, students can advance their careers, increase their earning potential, and become more equipped to excel in a competitive and dynamic national, regional and global business environment. Its MBA program instills the knowledge, skills and experience needed to pursue personal and professional development, as well as excel in today’s competitive work environment.

An international student body and high quality curriculum, delivered by qualified and experienced faculty, ensures an exceptional learning experience.

Reasons To Opt for CUCA’s Master of Business Administration Degree Program

Acquiring an MBA at CUCA allows student to prepare for a rapidly evolving business environment. It enables students to explore the latest global business trends, apply the newest management tools and techniques, and challenge themselves to improve businesses and teams.

MBA is a globally-recognized qualification; it will give way to new opportunities for students to work in any country of their choice and will increase their earning potential.

Students can choose from diverse range of MBA programs, which fit their interest and requirements and complete their study within one year at an affordable price. While studying an MBA, students can also gain access to great networking opportunities by interacting with colleagues, professors, and specialist during field visits.

Our MBA program meets all international standards, and is delivered through highly experienced and qualified faculty, focused on students’ development. City University College of Ajman holds an outstanding reputation for delivering excellence in teaching, and our membership at AACSB International stands testimony to our dedication to imparting state-of-the-art business education.

Whether you are interested in a career switch, or wish to take the next step towards establishing a promising career in the business world, CUCA’s MBA program is a great choice for students looking for an opportunity to continue their education in a leading MBA College in Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Abu Dhabi, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah or Fujairah.

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For further details, please contact us at +971 6 711 0000. You can also email your queries to: info@cuca.ae.

Program Vision and Mission

MBA vision and mission stem from the vision and mission of the City University College of Ajman.

Vision

MBA program at City University College of Ajman will provide access and opportunity for national and international students to further their education. It will improve their professional management, leadership, and analytical skills, thus enhancing their career and earning potential.

Mission

MBA program mission is to provide business professionals with advanced knowledge of integrated business and management skills to enhance their careers. The principal focus of this program is to build the necessary competencies, skills, and institutional leadership for effective decision-making by providing high-quality courses that are rigorous, transferable at the graduate level, and offered at a reasonable cost.

Program Goals

MBA program prepares its graduates to:

  • Use advanced business management knowledge and business research skills to evaluate, develop, lead, and inspire others in rapidly-changing business environments.
  • Acquire new and strengthen existing intellectual skills in business administration and management such as analytical skills, critical thinking skills, and collaborative team skills to build and lead enterprises that create value in a dynamic, global economy.
  • Practice visionary leadership, social, cultural, and business ethical skills to become agents of organizational development, corporate social responsibility, and change.
  • Think critically, creatively, and innovatively to relentlessly pursue organizational excellence and make a difference in business and society.
  • Seek continuous and lifelong learning, self-assessment, and career enhancement to become exemplary future business leaders.

Program / Graduation Requirements

CUCA delivers courses in the MBA program through a series of eight-week modules. A module consists of two, 3-credit hour courses. Each class meets twice a week and each class session is three hours, which is a total of six classroom hours for each course every week.

MBA Program Requirements
COMPONENT COURSES CREDIT HOURS
Core Courses 7 21
Specialization Courses 5 15
Total Required 12 36
Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for graduation, students must satisfy each of the following requirements:

  • Satisfactorily complete the MBA curriculum
  • Achieve a CGPA of at least 3.00.

Pre-MBA

MBA Preparatory Courses (Pre-MBA)
COURSE CODE COURSE NAME CREDIT HOURS
ACC 101 Accounting I 3
BUS 102 Business Statistics 3
ECO 201 Microeconomics 3
FIN 301 Financial Management 3
MKT 302 Principles of Marketing 3

Courses Description

ECO 201: Microeconomics
An introduction to the analysis of the principles and problems at the microeconomic level. This course elaborates on the theories of demand and supply along with the various types of elasticity. It discusses the costs of production and the profit maximization for an individual firm under varying degrees of competition, pricing, and the deployment of resources.
MKT 302 Principles of Marketing
The relationship between the firm and its customers and the other members of the distribution channel. The marketing functions of an organization, environmental factors influencing marketing decisions, the discovery of market opportunities, development of marketing strategy and marketing programs.
ACC 101: Accounting I
The significance of accounting and the challenges it presents. Extensive coverage and review of major concepts followed by practical exercises.
FIN 301: Financial Management
Introduces the tools and concepts employed in financial management for individuals. Topics include analysis of investment alternatives, tax minimization strategies, tax shelters, risk analysis, employee benefits, retirement and estate planning.
BUS 102: Business Statistics
Business Statistics is the science of collecting, organizing, and summarizing data to provide information, stated in numerical form, for the purpose of making objective business decisions. Topics include methods of sampling, classifying, analyzing, and presenting numerical data; frequency distribution, averages, dispersion, times series analysis, correlation, and forecasting for business purposes.

Study Plan

Course Number Course Name Credit Hour Prerequisite
Semester 1
ACC-101 Accounting I 0
BUS-102 Business Statistics 0
ECO-201 Microeconomics 0
FIN-301 Financial Management 0
MKT-302 Principles of Marketing 0

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the MBA program should be able to:

  • Apply current and emerging management concepts, methodologies and technology to solve business problems.
  • Analyze complex finance and operations issues critically and recommend effective improvements.
  • Use professional management communication skills and management information systems to conduct business research, make business decisions, and solve management problems.
  • Take responsibility to make and implement highly complex and ethical decisions in a variety of managerial and business contexts.
  • Prepare professional business activities both individually and in work teams to achieve organizational goals.
  • Design ethical, sustainable, and socially responsible business strategies.

Faculty Profiles

Name: Hardeep Anant

Academic Position: Dean of Business Programs

Email: hardeep@cuca.ae

College/Department:

Dean of Business Programs

Education:

PhD, Business Management (Topic: Interpersonal communications within organizations)

Professional Experience:

  • Twenty years of teaching undergraduate and graduate students in reputed business schools in UAE, India and Singapore.
  • Ten years of managing a training institute (entrepreneurial venture)
  • Ten years as consultant with reputed multinational organizations like Groz Beckert Asia, EMAAR MGF, and several others.
  • Ten years of industry experience in operational and leadership roles in pharmaceutical sales management (ethical formulations)

Teaching Areas:

  • Organizational Behavior & Leadership
  • Research Methods

Research Areas:

Interpersonal communication within organizations, self & identity, skills development, negotiation & conflict management

Memberships:

Lifetime member of the International Society for the Study of Interactivity, Language and Cognition (ISSILC), University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark

Conference Presentation:

  1. ‘Reinventing Studenthood’ accepted for presentation at QS Middle East and Africa Professional Leaders in education (QS MAPLE) 2020 in Bahrain in march 2020 [event postponed due to the Corona virus pandemic].
  1. ‘The elusive self: I am because we are’ at the 4th International Conference on Interactivity, Language & Cognition [CILC4], University of Hawaii, USA August 1-5, 2018.
  1. ‘Contextualized scaffolding: Enhancing teaching effectiveness for non-native English speakers (NNES)in tertiary education’ with Kaia De-Matteo of University of Massachusetts, Boston, at the Applied Linguistics and Language Teaching Conference (ALLT 2018), Zayed University, Dubai, March 8-10, 2018.
  1. Keynote address titled, ‘Strategic competency development & mapping system: A tool for building a sustainable national competitive advantage in the era of globalization,’ at International Conference on Strategic Management, University Business School, Panjab University, India, December 21, 2017.
  1. ‘Beyond employability: The urgent need for institutions to nurture global citizenship’ at the 7th QS Middle East and Africa Professional Leaders in Education Conference (QS MAPLE), at World Trade Centre, Dubai May 1-3, 2017.
  1. ‘Enhancing Student employability: A novel approach to addressing the current and future skills-gaps in the UAE’ with Dr. Babeet Gupta, at the 7th QS MAPLE, Dubai May 1-3, 2017.
  1. ‘The importance & benefits of imparting assertiveness training while designing co-curricular activities for students’ at the 6th QS Middle East & Africa Professional Leaders in Education Conference, UAE University, Al Ain, May 10-12, 2016.
  1. Chaired two sessions and presented a paper titled, ‘Challenges facing India in the 21st century: An HRD perspective,’ at: International Conference on Strategies for Global Competitiveness and Economic Growth, Lovely Professional University, India, August 21 and 22, 2015.
  1. ‘Interpersonal communication – A fresh look’ at The 2nd Biennial Philosophy of Communication Conference, Duquesne University, Pittsburg, USA, June 3-5, 2015.
  1. ‘A study of the impact of openness and trust on the quality of interpersonal relations within organizations,’ at International Symposium on Emerging Trends in Social Science Research, Chennai, India, April 3-5, 2015.
  1. ‘Impact of biographical factors like age, gender, tenure and educational qualifications on interpersonal communication within organizations’ at The 2nd International Conference on Interactivity, Language and Cognition [CILC II], University of Jyvaskyla, Finland, in September 2014.
  1. 'The mirror effect in interpersonal perceptions’ at The 1st International Conference on Interactivity, Language and Cognition [CILC], University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark, in 2012.
  1. ‘Interpersonal communication – A process of merger & flow,’ at The 1st International Conference on Interactivity, Language and Cognition [CILC], University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark, in 2012.

    14.  ‘An exploratory study of interpersonal communication within selected organizations.’ at the Interpersonal Communication and Social Interaction [ICSI] conference at University of Ulster, Belfast, Ireland, UK, in September, 2011

  1. ‘Communication effectiveness of teachers at tertiary level’ at a national conference on Higher Education and Global Challenges at University Business School (UBS), Panjab University, India in 2005.
  1. ‘Developing competence of management teachers’ at a national seminar on the Quality of Management Education in India: The Challenge of Change at UBS, Panjab University, India in 2003.

Publications:

  1. Gupta B, Aggarwal R. & Anant, H. Mapping Employer’s Perspectives on Student Employability to Address Skills-Gaps in the United Arab Emirates. International Journal of Business Innovation and Research; 2020. DOI: 10.1504/IJBIR.2020.10023042
  2. Anant, H. The Importance and Benefits of Incorporating Assertiveness Training while Designing Co-Curricular Activities for Students. In: Fardoun Habib M.; Downing, Kevin & Mandy Mok (eds.) The Future of Higher Education in the Middle East & Africa. Cha 16, 187-204, Springer Nature; 2018.
  3. Anant, H. Challenges facing India in the 21st century: An HRD perspective. International Journal of Applied Business and Economic Research, Vol. 13(3); 2015. (ISSN 09727302) 
  4. Anant, H. A study of the impact of openness and trust on the quality of interpersonal relations within organizations. International Journal of Recent Advances in Organizational Behavior and Decision Sciences Vol. 1(3); 2015. (ISSN 2311-3197)
  5. Anant, H. Interpersonal perceptions within organizations: An exploratory study. The IUP Journal of Soft Skills. Vol. IV, No. 4, (pp. 34-47) Hyd, India; 2010.
  6. Anant, H. Interpersonal communication: A fresh look. Information Systems: Behavioral & Social Methods eJournal Vol. 2, No. 11: Feb 9; 2010.
  7. Anant, H. Importance and benefits of assertiveness training, Cognition & Culture: Culture, Communication, Design, Morality, Religion, Rhetoric, & Semiotics eJournal Vol. 2, (22) August 02; 2010. Also in: Individual Issues and Organizational Behavior ejournal (2010).
  8. Anant, H. Please let the pedestrians pass. The IUP Journal of Soft Skills. IUP. Hyd, India; 2007.
  9. Anant, H. Communication effectiveness of teachers at tertiary level. Arya P. P. (ed.).  Higher education and global challenges: Systems & opportunities. Deep and Deep. Delhi, India; 2006. ISBN 8176298778 / 9788176298773 / 81-7629-877-8
  10. Anant, H. Developing competence of management teachers. Arya P. P., Chadha S. K. (eds.).  Quality of Management Education in India. Deep and Deep. Delhi, India; 2005. ISBN: 8176297003
  11. An investigation into the relationship between language & communication. (working paper, available on www.academia.edu; author rank: top 10% in the world – based on number of downloads)

Name: Dr. Babeet Gupta

Academic Position: Associate professor

Email: b.gupta@cuca.ae

College/Department:

Master of Business Administration

Education:

  1. a) Ph.D in Management.
  2. b) Post Graduation in Management with specialization in Marketing (1996-1998).
  3. c) Bachelor of Engineering (1991-1995).

Professional Experience:

Work Experience (Teaching experience)

Associated with CUCA and various UAE universities since September 2011.

Work Experience (Industrial experience)

Associated with TATA Motors and Saud Bahwan Group for more than 15 years from June 1998.

Teaching Areas:

Marketing Management, Strategic performance Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Business strategy

Research Areas:

Consumer behavior, Market entry strategy, Customer equity, Business model innovation

Memberships:

Academy of Marketing science (USA)

Conference Presentation:

  1. Significance of Customer centric strategic orientation for effective Customer Relationship Management. Research paper presented and published in 4th International Conference on Business & Management held at Skyline University, Sharjah in March 2017. 
  2. Enhancing student employability: A novel approach to addressing the current and future skills-gaps in the UAE. Research paper published and presented in 7th QS-Maple International Conference held at Dubai world Trade Centre, Dubai in May 2017.
  3. Smart learning in Management Education: Challenges & Opportunities. Research paper presented in the Smart learning Conference held at CUCA, Ajman in April 2018.

Publications:

  1. Changing Consumer Behaviour Paradigms: Does gender and marital status influence grocery shopping behaviour? Research paper published in Indian Journal of Marketing, Vol 47, issue 10, October 2017. (Scopus indexed/ABDC ranking journal).
  2. Business Model Innovation – the vital link to business Continuity. Research paper published in European Journal of Business and Management, Vol.10, No. 18, June 2018.
  3. Building Dynamic Capability with Business Model Innovation: A New Imperative for the UAE Markets. Research paper published in Asian Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, Vol.8, No. 4, April 2019.
  4. Mapping Employer’s Perspectives on Student Employability to Address Skills-Gaps in the United Arab Emirates. Research paper published in International Journal of Business Innovation and Research, Vol. 23, No. 3, November 03, 2020. (Scopus indexed). DOI: 10.1504/IJBIR.2020.10023042
  5. Innovation and Leadership: A Study of Organizations based in the United Arab Emirates. Research paper published in Foundations of Management; Warsaw, Vol. 13, Issue 1, 08 June,2021, pp73-84. DOI:10.2478/fman-2021-0006 (Scopus indexed).

Name: Dr Riktesh Srivastava

Academic Position: Associate Professor, MBA

Email: r.srivastava@cuca.ae

College/Department:

College of Business/MBA

Education:

  • PhD - Electronics Engineering, Dr RML Avadh University, India

Topic: Queuing Theory Application in Estimation of Gateway Computer of Internet

(Received Equivalency from MOE, UAE)

  • MBA (Major: Marketing, Minor: Operations Management), Indira Gandhi National Open University, IGNOU, India,
  • General Management Program, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India
  • MSc (Electronics Engineering), Dr RML Avadh University, India.
  • BSc (Physics/Mathematics), Dr RML Avadh University, India.

Additional Credentials/ Certifications:

  • Six Sigma White Belt (Council of Six Sigma)
  • Six Sigma Yellow Belt (Amile Institute)
  • Six Sigma Principles (Kennesaw State University, through Coursera)
  • The Balanced Score Card Professional Certificate (The Academy of Europe Open University)
  • Total Quality Management Professional Certificate (The Academy of Europe Open University)
  • Customer Analytics (Wharton, University of Pennsylvania, from Coursera)
  • Foundations of Marketing Analytics (ESSEC Business School, through Coursera)
  • Introduction to Data Analysis using Excel (Rice University, through Coursera)
  • Fundamentals of Project Planning and Management (University of Virginia, from Coursera)
  • Foundations of E-Commerce (NTU, Singapore, from Coursera)
  • Innovation and Information Technology Management (IIM, Bangalore, from edX)
  • An Introduction to Marketing (Wharton, University of Pennsylvania, from Coursera)
  • Marketing Analytics (University of Virginia, from Coursera)
  • The Fundamentals of Digital Marketing (Google)
  • Decision trees and dealing with uncertainty (The Open University)
  • Digital skills: Digital Skills for Work and life (Accenture)
  • Making decisions (The Open University)
  • Statistical Methods for Decision Making (Great Learning Academy)
  • Technology, innovation and management (The Open University)
  • Project Management Essentials Certified (Management and Strategy Institute)

Professional Experience:

Academic Employments:

September 2020-To date

Associate Professor, MBA, City University

College of Ajman, UAE.

September 2019-August 2020

Chair, School of Engineering and Information

Technology, Al Dar University College, Dubai,

UAE.

November 2013 - July 2019

Associate Professor, School of Business, Skyline University College, Sharjah, UAE.

August 2008 - October 2013       

Assistant Professor, School of Business, Skyline University College, Sharjah, UAE.

July 2003 – June 2005             

Assistant Professor, Institute of Management Studies, Dehradun, India.

June 2001 – June 2003

Senior Lecturer, Institute of Management Studies, Dehradun, India.

December 1999 - December 2000  

Lecturer, International Institute for Special Education, Lucknow, India.

 

Other Appointments:

May 1998 - November 1999 

Programmer, AG Computers, India

January 2001 - May 2001

Project Head, Networks InfoTech Pvt. Ltd., India                     

July 2005 - August 2008  

Research Scholar, Department of SSP and Electronics Engineering, Dr RML Avadh University, India (PhD).

Teaching Areas:

  • Management Information Systems
  • Statistical Quality Control
  • Business Statistics
  • Business Research Methods
  • Business Analytics
  • Quantitative Techniques for Business
  • Emerging technologies of Information Systems

Research Areas:

  • Electronic Commerce (Using queuing theory for response analysis)
  • Business Analytics (Descriptive and Predictive Analytics)
  • Developments in Business Information Systems (Electronic Business, Cloud Computing and Blockchain)

Memberships:

Professional Organization Member

  • Internet Society (Permanent Member)
  • KES International (Permanent Member)
  • International Association of Innovation Membership

Committee Member

  • International Journal of Reviews in Computing [Scopus Indexed]
  • Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology[Scopus Indexed]
  • International Journal of Blockchains and Cryptocurrencies
  • Amity Journal of Management Research
  • Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business Research

Conference Presentation:

  1. Srivastava, R. (2021). We need you but don’t know how: Employee Attrition and Machine Learning, First Virtual International Conference of Human Resource Management, CUCA, Ajman, UAE.
  2. Srivastava, R. (2018). Reviews analysis of Online retail stores in UAE: Analytical study of sentiments through social media, 7th SGBED International Research Symposium, Dubai, UAE.
  3. Srivastava, R. (2018). Exploration of in-memory computing for big data analytics using queuing theory. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on High-Performance Compilation, Computing and Communications (pp. 11–16). New York, NY, USA: ACM. https://doi.org/10.1145/3195612.3195621.
  4. Srivastava, R. (2016). Identification of CLV for online shoppers using RFM Matrix: A Case-Based on Features of B2C Architecture, International Conference on Big Data Analytics, Singapore.
  5. Big Data Retail Analytics and Production Distribution Model for Sales Prediction, International Conference on Business Analytics and Intelligence, Bangalore, India.
  6. Srivastava, R. (2015), Cluster Analysis of Buyers for a B2C Electronic Commerce: Strategy to estimate CLV using RFM and Game Theory, 4th Abu Dhabi University Annual Research Conference, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  7. Srivastava, R., et. al. (2015), Exploring online purchase behavior of travel services using RFM matrix, 4th Abu Dhabi University Annual Research Conference, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  8. Srivastava, R. (2014), Implementation of Information Retrieval (IR) in an Electronic Commerce Architecture using Back Propagation Network Learning Algorithm, International Conference on Innovative Engineering Technologies, Bangkok, Thailand.
  9. Srivastava, R. (2014), Effective utilization of Mobile Agents for e-SCM with reference to online tourism, International Conference on Tourism Milestone, Sharjah, UAE.
  10. Srivastava, R., et al. (2014), Blueprint for Improving University Services in UAE through Emirates ID: 360 Degree Approach, World ID Conference, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  11. Srivastava, R. (2013), Evaluating the QOS for E-Commerce Architecture using proposed WQM Algorithm, Information Systems International Conference (ISICO), Bali, Indonesia.
  12. Srivastava, R. (2012), Mathematical analysis of B2C e-Tourism architecture: Comparative study between n-Tier and Cloud computing model using Queuing Theory, Global Prospective of Business and Management-Changing Dynamics, Sharjah, UAE.
  13. Srivastava, R. (2012), Evaluation of Response Time using Gang Scheduling Algorithm for B2C Electronic Commerce architecture implemented in Cloud Computing Environment by Queuing Models, 3rd International Conference on Networking and Information Technology (ICNIT 2012), Pune, INDIA.
  14. Srivastava, R. (2011), Analysis of job scheduling algorithm for an e-Business Model in a Cloud Computing Environment via G1/G/3/n/k Queuing Model, International Conference on Business and Technology, Dehradun, India.
  15. Srivastava, R. (2011), Analysis of Mobile Agent-based e-Supply Chain Management System using Queuing Theory: A comparative study between MM1 and MD1 models, Conference on Business Constancy and Strategic Expansion, Sharjah, UAE.
  16. Srivastava, R. (2010), Mathematical Analysis of Electronic Commerce Architecture using Queue Theory, International Conference on Mathematics of Date, Allahabad, India.
  17. Srivastava, R. (2007), Memory Estimation of Internet Server using Queuing Theory: Comparative Study between M/G/1, G/M/1 and G/G/1 Queuing Model, 5th International Conference on Dynamics Systems and Applications, Atlanta, USA.
  18. Srivastava, R. (2007), Estimation of Buffer Size of Internet Gateway Server via G/M/1 Queuing Model, International Conference on Computer, Information, and Systems Science and Engineering, Bangkok, Thailand.
  19. Srivastava, R. (2007), Memory Estimation of Internet Server using Queuing Theory: Comparative Study between different queue models, 6th Annual ISOne World Conference, Las Vegas, USA.
  20. Srivastava, R. (2007), Memory Estimation of Internet Server via MG1, GM1 and GG1 Queuing Models, 6th Annual ISOne World Conference, 2007, Las Vegas, USA.
  21. Srivastava, R. (2004), Internet Applied to Information Management in Uttaranchal by Queuing Theory, Kumaon University Info, 2004, Nainital, India.
  22. Srivastava, R. (2004), Managing an educational institutions using e-Management Systems: A comprehensive solution, Kumaon University Info, 2004, Nainital, India.
  23. Srivastava, R. (2003), Memory Estimation of Internet Gateway Server using Queuing Theory, Advancements in IT and Management (AIM), 2003, Dehradun, India.
  24. Srivastava, R. (2003), Queuing Theory Application in Estimation of Buffer of Gateway Computer of Internet Server using MM1 model, TICE, 2003, Thapar University, India.

Publications:

Journal Publications

  1. Srivastava, R. et al. An Empirical Study on Channel attributes of Online and Offline channels based on Engel-Kollat-Blackwell(EKB) model (Accepted for publication in World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, Scopus)
  2. Srivastava, R. Visual Sentiment Exploration of Customer Emotions using Image Analytics (Accepted for publication in International Journal of Business Analytics and Intelligence)
  3. Srivastava, R., et. al (2019). Hashtag Marketing and Indian Brands – Sentiments Exploration, International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering, 9(1), 3601-3608 [Scopus].
  4. Srivastava, R. (2019). Computational Smart Grid and DAM Queue, International Journal of Recent               Technology and Engineering, 8(3), 8050-8052. [Scopus]
  5. Srivastava, R. (2019). Mathematical Assessment of Blocks acceptance in Block chain using Markov Model, International Journal of Block chains and Cryptocurrencies, 1(1), 42-53. [Inderscience]
  6. Srivastava, R. (2019). Block chain and transaction Processing Time Using M/M/1 Queue Model. International Journal of Recent Technology & Engineering, 7(5), 3-8. [Scopus]
  7. Srivastava, R. at al. (2019). Reviews Analysis of Online Retail Stores in UAE: Analytical Study of Sentiments Through Social Media. International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering, 8(4), 5, 88-92. [Scopus]
  8. Srivastava, R. (2019). 3 years - 3 moves – Government verdicts to renovate Customary “Bharat” to Contemporary “India”: Evaluation of opinions from citizens, International Journal of Business and Data Analytics.1(1), 54 – 68. [Inderscience]
  9. Srivastava, R. (2018). Exploration of In-memory Computing for Big Data Analytics Using Queuing Theory. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on High-Performance Compilation, Computing, and Communications, 11-16. https://doi.org/10.1145/3195612.3195621 [Scopus]
  10. Srivastava, R. (2018). Big Data Retail Analysis and Product Distribution (BREAD) Model for Sales Prediction. Indian Journal of Computer Science, 3(1), 7-16–16. https://doi.org/10.17010/ijcs/2018/v3/i1/121853 [Index Copernicus]
  11. Srivastava, R. (2017). Consumer Feedback Analysis Through Social Media for B2C Electronic Companies in India, International Journal of Business Analytics and Intelligence, 5(2), 30-36. [UGC J. No: 10400]
  12. Srivastava, R., et al. (2017). Social Media Analysis of Higher Education Institutions in UAE. International Journal of Applied Information Systems, 12(6), 16–20. https://doi.org/10.5120/ijais2017451708
  13. Srivastava, R. (2017). Optimal Processing Time for B2C Electronic Commerce Architecture in a Cloud Computing Environment. International Journal of Distributed and Cloud Computing, 5(1), 12–16. [UGC J. No: 10612]
  14. Srivastava, R. (2016). Identification of CLV for Online Shoppers Using RFM Matrix: A Case Based on Features of B2C Architecture. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, Economics and Management Engineering, 10(3), [International Science Index]
  15. Srivastava, R. (2016). Mathematical Assessment of CDN Servers in a Cloud Computing Environment: A Case of Big Data for e-Governance. International Journal of Computer Applications, 141(3),29-33. 10.5120/ijca2016909584. [UGC J. No: 10523]
  16. Srivastava, R. (2016). Identification of Customer Clusters using RFM Model: A Case of Diverse Purchaser Classification. International Journal of Business Analytics and Intelligence, 4(2). [UGC J. No: 10400]
  17. Srivastava, R., et al. (2015). Information System Framework for analyzing the Consumer Buying Behavior of Water purchases in UAE. International Journal of Excellence in E-Solutions for Management, 4(1), 1–9.
  18. Srivastava, R. (2014). Mathematical Assessment of “Blogging Effect” on Consumer Buying Behavior. International Journal of Business Information Systems Strategies, 3(2), 1–9. https://doi.org/10.14810/ijbiss.2014.3201 [Index Copernicus]
  19. Srivastava, R. (2014). Mathematical Exploration of B2C Electronic Commerce architecture via Backpropagation Network Learning Algorithm. International Journal of Computer Science & Network Solutions, 2(3), 98–107. [Thomson Reuters, ESCI]
  20. Srivastava, R. (2014). Analysis of n-Tier Electronic Commerce Architecture Using Different Queuing Models. Research Chronicler, 2(3), 239–246.
  21. Srivastava, R. (2014). Assessment of the Performance for E-Commerce Architecture Vis-à-vis Advance Queuing Topology Algorithm (AQTA). International Journal of Computer Applications, 85(6), 21–25. https://doi.org/10.5120/14846-3200. [UGC J.No: 10523]
  22. Srivastava, R. et al. (2013). Business Information Systems Project Success or Failure Factors for an Organization e-Transformation Approaches. International Journal of Applied Information Systems, 6(6), 35–41. https://doi.org/10.5120/ijais13-451070
  23. Srivastava, R. (2013). Evaluation of Response Time Using Gang Scheduling Algorithm for B2C Electronic Commerce Architecture Implemented in Cloud Computing Environment by Queuing Models. International Journal of Future Computer and Communication, 71–75. https://doi.org/10.7763/IJFCC.2013.V2.124
  24. Srivastava, R. (2012). Estimation of Web Proxy Server Cache Size using G/G/1 Queuing Model. International Journal of Computer Science Engineering and Information Technology Research, 2(1), 46-58. 10.5958/j.0975-8070.1.1.003.
  25. Srivastava, R. (2012). Analysis of Job Scheduling Algorithm for an E-Business Model in a cloud computing environment via GI/G/3/N/K queuing model. International Journal of Advancements in Technology, 3(4), 215-229. 10.1.1.302.6360. [Index Copernicus]
  26. Srivastava, R. et al. (2012). Mathematical model using BI for improving E-Commerce Businesses applicability’s, Research Journal of Science and IT Management, 1(10), 22-27. [Index Copernicus]
  27. Srivastava, R. (2011). Analysis of Mobile Agent-based –Supply Chain Management System using Queuing Theory: A comparative study between M/M/1 and M/D/1 models. International Journal of Research in Computer Application & Management, 1(10), 7-17.
  28. Srivastava, R. (2011). Implementation of Information Retrieval (IR) algorithm for cloud computing: A comparative study between with and without Map Reduce Mechanism. Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business Research, 1(2), 42-56. [Index Copernicus] [UGC J. No: 2229581X]
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Name: Dr. Kalpana Solanki

Academic Position: Assistant Professor

Email: k.solnaki@cuca.ae

College/Department:

College of Business-MBA/ BBA Department

Education:

PhD (Management), MBA(HRM), Academic Associate member of (CIPD) Certified Institute of Personal and Development, UK

Professional Experience:

14 years of teaching and industry experience in reputed universities and organizations in UAE

Teaching Areas:

Organization behavior, leadership, Remuneration and performance management, Negotiation and conflict management, Strategic management, International human resource management, SHRM, OD, HRM, recruitment and selection, Change management, Introduction to Business, Business Ethic, Innovation and entrepreneurship, Business Ethics etc.

Research Areas: 

There are many important business-related problems where the understanding of the significance of HR and the organizational resources are yet to be recognized and developed. I could see that very limited research has been done in the areas of employee relation, role of employees in the achievement of the organizational goals, compensation and benefits, cross functional teams, role of organizational culture, job satisfaction, role of employee motivation, managerial styles, employee turnover etc. My primary interest is the development of HR models that can help in solving variety of Management and HR issues in the industry. In my PhD thesis I have conducted a strategic audit of the Dubai e government thus I would like to conduct further research on the governments of other countries in the future. My immediate research plan is to continue the project I am currently involved in a research on the topic- An analysis of the job opportunities and challenges of the Emirati job seekers in the private sectors organizations. The reason for selecting this topic is that most of the young graduates in UAE want to work for the Government sector and less are interested in joining the private sector thus this study will focus on identifying the reasons for this pattern. This research is still in the initial stage. Industrial collaboration has been an essential part of the projects I have been involved so far. The above-mentioned research topic has a direct relation with the industry and the results would have an immediate application. I would therefore seek research funding primarily from the industry.

Memberships:

-Associate member of (CIPD) Certified Institute of Personal and Development, UK

Publications/Conference presentations:

  1. Analysis of the HR and customer related challenges faced by IKEA in the UAE market due to cross culture differences ' (SCOPUS Indexed journal) online edition
  • Analysis of Etihad airlines Human Resource practices and factors that lead to employee motivation (SCOPUS Indexed journal)
  • ‘What promotion strategies should be used by sunrise international corporation in order to recapture the lost market share in animal feed industry?’ (SCOPUS indexed journal)
  • ‘To what extent does Amazon.com, Inc success be accredited to its organizational culture and ND Jeff Bezos's leadership style?’ peer reviewed journal
  • Research paper presentation in the HCT conference on the topic ‘Analysis of the International HRM trends in GCC’
  • ‘Understanding the link between job involvement and its correlation with the monetary, nonmonetary benefits, job enrichment and work culture’ (peer-reviewed)
  • ‘Association of Job Satisfaction, Productivity, Motivation, Stress Levels with Flextime’ (Peer reviewed)

 

Name: Dr. Mahmoud H. Haj-Ahmed

Academic Position: Associate Professor

Email: m.ahmed.cuca.ae 

College/Department:

MBA Program

Education:

¤         Ph. D., Business Administration/ Management, Walden University (The Residential Program), Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America.

¤         Master Degree, International Business Law (LLM), City Law School, University of London, UK. 

¤         M. A., Economics (Economic Development), Pacific University, California, United States of America.

¤         Honor Bachelor Degree, Laws (LLB, Hon.), Northumbria University, New Castle Upon Tyne, UK. 

¤         B. Sc., Economics, Pacific University, California, United States of America.

¤         B. Sc. (Part 1), Economics & Social Studies, University of Khartoum, Sudan.

¤         Diploma in Operational Marketing and Planning, Erasmus University, Amsterdam, Holland.

¤         Diploma in Management and Public Relations, Orient Institute, Damascus, Syria.

Professional Experience:

  • 2015 – Present: Associate Professor, Dept. of Business & Management/ MBA Program, City University of Ajman (CUCA), Ajman, UAE.
  • 2015 (Jan) – Sept 2015: Assistant Dean, Middle East University College (MEUC), Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.
  • 2010 – 2015: Dean, General Education Department, Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University, Dubai, UAE
  • 2006 – 2010: Dean, Academic and Learner Affairs, Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University, Dubai, UAE.
  • 2000 – 2006: Registrar of the University and Acting Dean, College of Business Studies, Al Ghurair University (in addition, Director, Center for English Language Learning – CELL and HRM Director), Dubai, UAE.
  • 1998 – 2000: Head of Department, Business Administration, National College of Science and Technology, University of Westminster, UK (Salalah Campus), Salalah, Sultanate of Oman.
  • 1997 – 1998, Assistant Professor, American University of Asia (Sharjah College), Sharjah, UAE.
  • 1995 – 1997: Lecturer and Research Fellow, International Management, Training Institute, Montreal, Canada.

Teaching Areas:

  • Strategic Management & Bus. Policy
  • Principles of Management
  • International Business
  • Business Research Methods
  • Introduction to Business and Management
  • Quantitative Methods for Business
  • Total Quality Management
  • Business Law

Research Areas: 

➽        Corporate Governance and Policy

➽        Quality in Higher Education

➽        Trends of International Business & Management

Memberships:

  • Member of the American Doctorate Association (New York State Educators).
  • Member of the American Marketing Association, Chicago, USA.
  • Fellow, Sudan Academy for Administrative Sciences.
  • Winner of the 1976 French Government Award for Academic Excellence.
  • Winner of the 1977 Nile Province "Ideal Student" Prize.
  • Certified on-line faculty, University of Nice (Sophia Antipolis) and HBMeU, Dubai, UAE.
  • Fellow, Computer Applications as a Management Tool, IAMTI & McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

Conference presentations:

  • Human Resource Management Conference (2021). Foreseeing the Future of Human Resources Post Covid -19: Challenges and Opportunities, 17th – 18th March, 2021, Ajman, UAE.
  • Haj-Ahmed, M. H. (2019). Academic Skills Development: Challenges and Trends. University Symposium Series, University of Fort Hare, East London, South Africa, 1st – 5th April 2019.
  • Haj-Ahmed, M. H., Anupam Sirvastav, and Ali Al Uraimi (2015).  Academic Partnership Challenges: The Case of Coventry University and MEC. International Universities Forum Proceedings, Moscow, Vol. 8 (5) 134 – 53. 
  •  Leading Transformation to Sustainable Excellence. 6th Annual Congress, (March 3rd -6th, 2014), HBMSU, Dubai, UAE.
  • Middle East Quality Association - MEQA, 1st International Annual Congress, (March 25th – 27th, 2004), Dubai, UAE.
  • Customer Centricity Conference, (21st – 22nd March 2005). e-TQM College, Dubai, UAE.                     
  •  Total Quality Management & ISO International Standards, (15th – 17th October, 2001). Ministry of Finance & Industry, Ajman Chamber of Commerce, UAE.
  • Total Quality Management in Higher Education, (18th – 21st December, 2004). American University of Dubai, Dubai, UAE.
  •  The Role of Management Education and Technology-led Innovation, Meeting the Challenges of a Global Economy (24th – 25th March, 2002). Fifth Annual CBE Academic Conference, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, UAE.
  • Sustainable Development in the African Horn: Montreal Consultation (4th March, 1995), organized by University of Ottawa, Montreal, Canada.

Publications:

  • Haj-Ahmed, M H. (2019). “Learning and Earning: An Empirical Study of Association between Employment and Academic Performance” International Journal of Business and Social Science, Vol. 10 (6) 130 – 147.
  • Haj-Ahmed, M H, “Deconstructing Intellectual Property: The Paradigm Shift” [2018] Journal of Alternative Perspectives on Social Sciences (JAPSS) Vol. (2) 7.
  • Haj-Ahmed, M H, Anant, Hardeep, Gudep, Vijaya, Gupta, Babeet, and Bandy, Shabir H, (2018), “Smart Learning in Management Education: Challenges and Opportunities” CUA Annals, Vol. (18) 1.
  • Haj-Ahmed, M H, “Should Multinational Corporations be made Accountable for the Liabilities of their Subsidiaries?” [2017) Academic Publications Series, LM147 (2) University of London.
  • Haj-Ahmed, M H, “The Dichotomy between Limited Liability Companies and Directors’ Duties” [2016] Academic Publications Series, LM150 (1) University of London.
  • Haj-Ahmed, M. H., Anupam Sirvastav, and Ali Al Uraimi (2015). Academic Partnership Challenges: The Case of Coventry University and MEC. International Universities Forum Proceedings, Moscow, Vol. 8 (5) 134 – 53.  
  • Haj-Ahmed, M. H. (2013). Succession Planning in the Public Sector Entities of Dubai Emirates: A Case Study. HBMeU Case Study Series, Vol. 1, (2013).
  • Haj-Ahmed, M. H. (2012). Attributes of HR Manager in UAE. HR Management and Performance Review, Vol. 12 (3), 85 – 92.
  • Haj-Ahmed, M. H. (2008). Factors Leading to Withdrawal from Courses in e-learning Environment: An Empirical Study. International Journal of Excellence in e-learning, Vol. 1 (1), 170 – 182.
  • Haj-Ahmed, M. H. and Akomode, J. (2006). Modeling and Measurement for Knowledge Management. Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on the Management of Industrial and Corporate Knowledge. Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Haj-Ahmed, Mahmoud H. (1994). Conflict and Power in Organizational Systems. KAM series Papers. School of Management, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA.
  • Haj-Ahmed, M. H. (1995). Application of Motivational Models: A Psycho-Managerial Perspective. KAM Series Papers. School of Management, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA.
  • Haj-Ahmed, M. H. (1996). Paradigms of Human Development: Major Developmental Features of Adolescence. Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference of New York Educators Association. Buffalo, New York, USA.
  • Haj-Ahmed, M. H. (1996). The Effect of the Present Structure of Fares and Rates on the Operational Conditions of the Air Transport Industry. Ann Arbour, Michigan: UMI.
  • Haj-Ahmed, M. H. (1986). Economic Development Planning in Sudan. Khartoum: Khartoum University Press.
  • Haj-Ahmed, M. H. (1988). Airlines Marketing Opportunities in East Africa (monograph). Khartoum: Marketing Dept., Sudan Airways Co., Khartoum.
  • Haj-Ahmed, M. H. (1986). Rehabilitation of Upper Attbara River Region, in collaboration with Dr. A. Atti. Dept. of Geography, University of Khartoum, Sudan.

 

 

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