Since its inception, the AUC School of Business has set the bar high for business education not only in Egypt, but also in the region on the whole. Our commitment to quality, pledge for impact and ever-present sense of responsibility to grooming the future leaders and responsible change agents of tomorrow have inevitably set the pace and paved the way for our future directions.
Our recent history has seen us chart new courses and set new standards of excellence. Eduniversal dubbed the School the best in Africa in 2017 for the very first time since we joined the rankings in 2008, while our Triple Crown accreditation has been reaffirmed and our executive education diplomas remain the only Financial Times-ranked open-enrollment programs in the region.
In our school’s quest to provide students with the highest level of internationalization and quality education, there have been multiple projects and initiatives spearheaded by its constituents on different fronts to endorse its leading position in the region.
Accordingly, we have been selected as the first business school in the Middle East and Africa to join the CEMS Global Alliance in Management Education, which will have us offer the top-ranked CEMS Master’s in Management. We will be the first in the world to pair up with MIT in accepting the MITx MicroMasters in Data, Economics, and Development Policy (DEDP) credential to help students embark on their master’s education. The establishment of the Luqman Weise Capital FinTech Fellowships Fund offers 14 fellowships for Egyptian students to obtain the Master of Science in finance, while Luqman Weise Capital will also be supporting the development of a FinTech concentration at the School under the Master of Science in finance program – the first of its kind in Egypt and among the first worldwide. The establishment of the Hult Prize Egypt Center within our premises will similarly allow us to support and discover young social entrepreneurs throughout Egypt.
Within our continuous efforts to blend world-class education with meaningful business and economic analysis, we have recently launched the dynamic Business Forward content platform. Moreover, the establishment of the Women on Boards Observatory will work on improving the gender balance of corporate boards in Egypt and the MENA region, while the AUC Venture Lab (V-Lab) is working side by side with Hivos to provide advanced co-working spaces in Egypt’s rural communities.
This is just a snapshot of the vibrant and innovative range of initiatives and programs that we have been recently instituting with the aim of developing relevance and leadership in a transforming ecosystem.
It is my honor to return to the AUC School of Business, which has always been an agile, aspiring and transformative establishment. I hope that – with the support and commitment of our distinguished faculty and exceptional staff, the vision and direction of our dedicated strategic advisory board and our enthused and energetic student body – I can support this wonderful institution in its upward trajectory and inspire all of its constituents to another rewarding journey of discovery, innovation and impact.