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Five School of Business Alumni Among Forbes Middle East’s Top 100 CEOs in 2022

Five alumni from AUC's School of Business were named among Forbes Middle East's Top 100 CEOs in the Middle East for 2022. The rankings are based on overall experience and time in their current role, company size in terms of revenues, assets and market cap, achievements in the last year, innovations and initiatives implemented by the CEO and impact within their country and region.

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Creativity with Compassion

By integrating design thinking into the curriculum, AUC is teaching students to approach complicated problems with a sense of empathy, creativity and resilience, explained Hoda Mostafa, professor of practice and director of the University’s Center for Learning and Teaching (CLT).

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REC 2022: Celebrating achievement, acknowledging success

On June 19, the AUC School of Business celebrated its top 10 percent of graduating students from the classes of January 2022 and June 2022 during the annual Recognition of Excellence Ceremony (REC), which was held at AUC Tahrir Square's Stage Garden.

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Highlights from AUC Venture Lab’s first “V-Lab Summit”

On June 18, AUC Venture Lab hosted its first V-Lab Summit. The event featured multiple insightful panels, inspiring fireside chats, exclusive workshops, and networking opportunities as well as the Spring '22 Demo Day startup pitches. Read more in this recap.

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An Unprecedented Journey to Graduation: The Commencement of the Class of Fall 2021

After spending two years of their studies navigating a challenging world, the graduating class of January 2022 finally received their diplomas during the Fall '21 commencement ceremony. Read more about their experience.

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Arabizing Case Studies for Business Education: Why Now?

The Arabization of case studies has been a long-awaited initiative of the AUC School of Business and the University at large. Its widespread impact on the teaching and learning of business in Egypt and the region will be undeniable.

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Five Students Win 2022 Map the System National Competition for Project on Women in Cairo's Informal Sector

Five students from the AUC School of Business won first place in the national 2022 Map the System competition in late April, competing against six other teams comprising 30 undergraduate and graduate students.

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School Professors Chime in with Tips to Successfully Navigate Through Finals Week

Nearing the end of the semester for many university students is usually accompanied by many challenging prospects and difficulties juggling a multiplicity of academic tasks that need to be attended to. For this reason, we asked several members of our valued School of Business faculty about their personal advice on how students can create a more smooth-sailing experience for themselves during finals week.  

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Gaining Exclusive Knowledge and Insight into the Business World: Postgraduate Student Experience as Temporary AmCham Members

The American University in Cairo School of Business partnered with the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt (AmCham Egypt) in March 2021 to provide AUC graduate students with a unique chance to become AUC Postgraduate Temporary AmCham Members. Read about their experiences one year later.

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AUC Venture Lab Graduate Swvl Debuts on Nasdaq

Just five years after joining the AUC Venture Lab as a budding startup, Swvl has made its debut on the Nasdaq ––  the first Egyptian unicorn, first V-Lab graduate and first North African tech startup to list on the U.S. stock exchange. 

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Where business and academia meet: Two AUC School of Business cases win the 2021 Emerald - AUC School of Business Case Writing Competition

The realm of business around the globe is becoming increasingly dynamic and complex. This requires persons in business to be agile critical thinkers that take initiative in solving organizational problems that arise due to the dynamic nature of the industry. This makes the use of case studies in academia of utmost importance because they engage university students’ problem-solving skills and create a culture of active learning, critical thinking, and proactivity.

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AUC Professors Publish Landmark Report on Cryptocurrency in Africa

AUC’s Mina Sami, assistant professor of Economics, and Wael Abdallah, assistant professor of Finance, have published a first-of-its-kind report on Africa’s crypto boom, aptly entitled “Does Cryptocurrency Hurt African Firms?”

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An award for impact: AUC Venture Lab recognizes its most influential startups

The AUC Venture Lab launched the V-Lab Innovation Fund Award in partnership with Oxfam and the Danish-Arab Partnership Programme to honor its graduate startups.

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Devaluation: Why Now and What Next?

In an unannounced move, Egypt’s Central Bank raised key policy rates by 100 basis points and devalued the Egyptian pound by nearly 17% on Monday, March 21, leaving many panicked with flashbacks to 2016 when the bank floated the pound and its price plunged by 48%.

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AUC's Sherif Kamel Publishes Debut Book, Covering Leadership and Innovation at School of Business and Beyond

Dean of AUC’s School of Business Sherif Kamel '88, '90, '13 recently published his debut book, Leading Change in Challenging Times: Lessons of Disruption and Innovation from Egypt – Thoughts, Observations, and Reflections.

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