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Master In Entrepreneurship (MIE)

  1. Master In Entrepreneurship (MIE)

The College of Business Administration (CBA) - seeks to improve and enrich its current program in order not only to attract more students but also to become more competitive through improved programs. The CBA also supports the vision and mission of the University of Science and Technology of Fujairah, which seeks to become one of the leading institutions of higher education in the Gulf region. Additionally, the CBA Master In Entrepreneurship (MIE) Program aims to maintain an active role in advancing and contributing to the business communities in UAE and, more significantly, in the Fujairah emirate. Towards this end, the CBA MIE Program seeks to offer excellent programs to its learners. Introduction of MIE is expected to help graduates acquire additional skills, knowledge, and abilities (SKAs) that will enhance their competitiveness in the labor market, as it is stipulated in the education policies of the Emirate of Al Fujairah's government.

Even in challenging economic times, the MIE degree holds its value as a tool for job security and carrier advancement. MIE degree offers a broader scope of career opportunities than one could expect with a bachelor's degree. The importance of an MIE cannot be understated.

The UAE is experiencing enormous economic growth, over the past decade, the UAE labor market has witnessed a marked increase in the proportion of skilled workers, IT professionals, business graduates, researchers, scientists, and a broad spectrum of other professionals, commonly referred to as “knowledge workers”. This trend is expected to continue as the country enters the next decade. The increasing demand for knowledge workers has created several opportunities and challenges for institutions of higher learning to design graduate programs to build the skills of young people in different fields of specialization. In response to these developments, College of Business Administration (CBA) is proposing a master’s degree in in Entrepreneurship specialization, to prepare students to meet the emerging needs of the knowledge economy.

  1. Distinguishing Features

The Master of Entrepreneurship (MIE) program offered by the University of Science and Technology of Fujairah (USTF) is a unique and highly-regarded program that prepares students to launch and grow successful businesses. The program is distinguished by its:

  • Practical focus: The MIE program is designed to give students the skills and knowledge they need to start and run a business, from ideation to exit. Students learn from experienced entrepreneurs and business leaders, and they have the opportunity to work on real-world projects through the program's Startup Garage.
  • Global perspective: The MIE program is taught by a diverse faculty from around the world, and students have the opportunity to network with entrepreneurs and business leaders from all over the world. This gives students a global perspective on entrepreneurship and helps them to develop a network that can support them in their future endeavors.
  • Industry-relevant curriculum: The MIE program's curriculum is constantly evolving to reflect the latest trends in entrepreneurship. Students learn about a wide range of topics, including business planning, marketing, finance, and operations. They also have the opportunity to specialize in a particular area of entrepreneurship, such as social entrepreneurship or venture capital.
  • Flexible format: The MIE program is offered in a flexible format that allows students to work full-time while they study. This makes the program accessible to a wider range of students, including those who are already working in the business world.
  1. Learning Resources

The university's own library has a large collection of books, journals, and articles on entrepreneurship. You can access the library's catalog online or in person

  1. Admission Requirements

In accordance with the University’s requirements for graduate degrees, a candidate to be admitted into the MIE program must fulfill the following requirements:

Hold a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or a related field from a UAE-recognized university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0.

Students with a GPA below 3 may be admitted conditionally.

(English EmSAT) with a minimum score of 1400 or a minimum score of 550 on paper based TOEFL or 6 on IELTS (or its equivalent).

Students enrolled into the MIE program without prior course work in the business areas are required to complete the following four foundation courses to be admitted to the program.

  1. MGT 200 Fundamentals of Management Course Syllabus
  2. ECO 310 Quantitative Analysis for Business Course Syllabus
  3. ECO 200 Microeconomics Course Syllabus
  4. ACC 200 Introduction to Financial Accounting Course Syllabus

Students may be exempted from some or all these courses based on evidence of having successfully studied these courses at other accredited universities. The Dean of the College and the MIE Coordinator are responsible for decisions about these exemptions. However, the foundation courses will be compulsory for students admitted to the MIE program with no prior coursework in any core business functional areas and under the following terms and conditions.

  • The (Foundation) Program is intended to bridge the gap between a student's prior work (Bachelor's degree) and the background required for the MIE they are entering. 
  • The courses in a bridge program typically do not carry degree credit. 
  • To transition from the foundation/ Bridge program to the Master's program for students who don't have a degree in business administration, the Dean of the College and the MIE Coordinator will decide what the exempted courses are and what the required courses from the foundation courses on a case per case bases.
  • Students enrolled on the MIE program without prior coursework in the business areas are required to complete the four foundation courses and obtain an average “B” grade to be admitted to the program.
  • By the end of the (Foundation) (English EmSAT) with a minimum score of 1400 or a minimum score of 550 on paper-based TOEFL or 6 on IELTS (or its equivalent).
  1. Conditional admission

  • If the bachelor's CGPA is between 2.5 and 2.99. Students may be admitted conditionally, students under this category must achieve by the end of the conditional admission period a minimum CGPA of 3.0 (for a 6 credit hour of study).
  • If the bachelor's CGPA is between 2.0 and 2.49. Students may be admitted conditionally, students under this category must achieve by the end of the condition period CGPA 3.0 for a maximum of nine hours graduate-level as remedial preparation for the graduate program (These remedial courses are not for credit within the degree program).
  • The applicant with a minimum score of 1250 in English EmSAT or (5.5 IELTS academic or TOEFL (ITP)score of 530 or its equivalent, students admitted conditionally
  1. Documents Required for Admission to the MIE Program

The application is considered complete if the applicant submits to the USTF Office of Admissions and Registration (OAR) the following documents:

  • Application form, which may be obtained from the Office of Admissions and Registration, to be filled in by the applicant.
  • Official university transcripts and graduation certificates certified by the appropriate authorities for the applicant's Master's programs.
  • An Equivalency Certificate obtained from the UAE Ministry of Education's Higher Education Affairs Division for undergraduate degrees from universities outside the UAE.
  • Photocopy of a valid passport and a residency visa (if applicable).
  • Photocopy of a valid Emirates ID Card (UAE residents only).
  • Birth certificate.
  • Health certificate.
  • Status of UAE National Service for male students.
  • Valid certificate of good conduct issued by an official body.
  • Six passport-sized photographs with the applicant’s full name on the back of each.
  • A valid Certificate of proficiency test in English of EmSAT scores or equivalent according to the admission requirements of to USTF MIE Program.
  1. Admission Validity

Admission to a graduate program is valid only for the semester that is indicated in the admission letter offer. If an admitted student does not join the program during that semester, the admission offer will be canceled with no refund of the application fee. However, an admitted student, who did not join his/her program, could re-apply for admission to the same program or another program, subject to payment of the re-admission fee

  1. Attendance Policy

Attending classes is compulsory for all courses. A student will not be allowed to take the final examination if he/she has missed 25 percent of the classes in a given semester.

  1. Time Allowed to complete MIE Program

The maximum time allowed for a student in which he/she may complete a Master's degree program is a maximum of double the regular number of required semesters (e.g., a two-year master's degree must be completed in a maximum of 8 regular semesters of enrolment in the program). The maximum number of semesters of enrolment for transfer students is determined after the deduction of the number of earned/transferred semesters from the above limits. Suspended semesters are not counted in the time allowed for students to complete their degrees.

  1. Graduation Requirement

A student will be awarded the degree of Master in Entrepreneurship upon meeting the following requirements:

  • Completion of the required MIE courses: 10 courses of 3 credit hours and 6 hours of dissertation each which normally takes four semesters.
  • Achievement of a CGPA of not less than 3.0.
  1. Credit Hours Tuition Fees for the MIE Program

Tuition fees for the MIE offered at the USTF per one credit hour AED 2000

A general discount is given to all graduates 20% and 30% to University of Science and Technology Fujairah graduates and university employees.