Abu Dhabi University partners with Australia’s QUT to offer students business administration degrees

ABU DHABI, 31st January, 2016 (WAM) — Undergraduate Business Administration students at Abu Dhabi University now have the opportunity to pursue their studies at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Business School as part of the “2+2” programme that allows them to complete the first 2 years at ADU then transfer and graduate with a Bachelor of Business from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Business School.

This initiative is part of a strategic partnership between both universities to enhance collaboration in teaching and research, as well as encourage student and faculty exchange.

Elaborating on this strategic partnership, Dr. Saju Jose Assistant Professor of Marketing at ADU’s College of Business Administration explained that perhaps one of the best aspects of this joint initiative with Queensland University of Technology’ Business School is that it is both cost and time effective for ADU students. “Over the years, there have been plenty of studies that focused on the increasing number of UAE-based students travelling abroad to study and obtain an international education, although there is no central database that keeps track of this number, experts and market trends assure us that the figure is on the rise,” he said.

Andrew Paltridge, Assistant Dean for International at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Business School, said, “We are delighted to have commenced our first partnership with a Business School in the UAE. Partnering with ADU, a similarly AACSB accredited school, will help us build those international perspectives and will benefit students from both institutions. We are looking forward to a long term partnership.”