Dean of ADU College of Business receives ‘Dean of the Year Award’

ABU DHABI, Professor Barry O’Mahony, Dean of Abu Dhabi University’s (ADU) College of Business, received the ‘Dean of the Year Award’ as part of the 2022 Beta Gamma Sigma Awards, which is the international honour society of the Association of Advanced Collegiate Schools of Business. Nominated by the Abu Dhabi University Beta Gamma Sigma chapter, Professor O’Mahony was recognised from among a pool of over 615 Deans from leading universities in 38 countries.

O’Mahony was awarded the ‘Dean of the Year Award’ in recognition of his commitment to providing students with an exemplary educational journey and continuous support in building a world-class curriculum.

The Beta Gamma Sigma Dean of the Year Award is a merit recognition awarded to an outstanding Dean who both made significant contributions to the success of their Chapter and supported the Beta Gamma Sigma mission throughout the academic year. Dean of the Year Award recipients have demonstrated extraordinary chapter leadership and exemplified the highest honour and integrity, in line with the values of Beta Gamma Sigma.

“It’s a great honour to receive this prestigious international award. The award recognises our continuous commitment to our students and acknowledges Abu Dhabi University’s College of Business as one of the leading business schools, not only in the United Arab Emirates and the region, but also internationally. The award adds to our outstanding international accreditations, including EQUIS and AACSB, which place us in the 1 percent of business schools worldwide. These accreditations ensure that our curriculum, which is also informed by local and international business leaders, is cutting edge and prepares our students to excel in the job market,” said O’Mahony.

The Chancellor of Abu Dhabi University, Professor Waqar Ahmad, congratulated O’Mahony on receiving the award. “Professor O’Mahony’s award recognises the tremendous achievements of our students and faculty. Professor Barry is an exceptional leader, leading with some style, one of the most highly respected colleges of business in the region. On behalf of the University’s students, faculty and staff, I congratulate Professor Barry and look forward to the College of Business continuing to prosper under his leadership,” said Ahmad.

Established in 1913, BGS is an international honour society that operates exclusively for AACSB-accredited business programmes. Membership in BGS is highly selective, reserved for top students within the top 5 percent of business schools around the world. Members of BGS go on to lead and even create some of the largest and most successful companies around the globe.

Source: Emirates News Agency

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