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AUC Students Get Industry Experience at Egypt's First Venture Capital Competition

While a business school education can be the foundation for a young entrepreneur's career, nothing matches hands-on industry experience. Courtesy of AUC's Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI) and Shorooq Partners, one of Egypt's leading investment firms, AUC students were invited last month to test their mettle in a competitive venture capital investment simulation, the first of its kind in Egypt, and likely the entire Middle East.

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Fourth AUC Business Forum Discusses Sustainable Finance, Family Business, Micro-Credentials, Case Studies, and SDGs

This February, the AUC School of Business hosted the fourth edition of its annual flagship event, the AUC Business Forum, for the first time back on campus since the onset of COVID-19.

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Sherif Kamel Talks Egypt's Top 3 Economic Challenges for 2023

With three currency devaluations in the last year and rising inflation, Egypt’s economic outlook for 2023 is riddled with uncertainty. News@AUC reached out to Sherif Kamel, dean of AUC’s School of Business, to identify the top three obstacles facing the economy at this time. Here’s what he had to say:

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Midyear Commencement Ceremonies Feature Distinguished Speakers

Ayman Ismail ‘95, ‘97, the Abdul Latif Jameel Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship, associate professor in the Department of Management and founding director of the AUC Venture Lab, and Heba Elsewedy, founder and chair of Ahl Masr Foundation, will be speakers at AUC’s midyear commencement ceremonies. Ismail will be speaking at the graduate ceremony on February 15, and Elsewedy will be speaking at the undergraduate ceremony on February 18.

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The best of both worlds? Students tell us why they chose to major in MICT

“MICT has granted me opportunities in almost all fields of a successful business. Whether it is sales, supply chain, marketing, HR, or IT they all depend on analyzing data. It has given me opportunities to do internships in FMCGs such as PepsiCo, as well as the office of the Minister of Youth and Sports. The major has given me the capabilities of being a Project Manager, which requires you to understand both the business and the technical aspects of the project.

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Why Marketing: Students share their thoughts

Many firms around the world consider the marketing function to be the powerhouse of their enterprises, whether it is providing firms with advertising and communication efforts or a pipeline for new product innovations that can allow businesses to address evolving consumer preferences and capture new markets, or providing valuable consumer insights that can be of benefit on a cross-functional level. Marketing is indispensable and should be at the heart of any business, guiding its commercial activities.

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Why Study Finance: Students weigh in their thoughts

Studying finance allows one to understand the principles of making sound investments, how to manage one’s assets, how to evaluate financial resources, how to acquire the maximum return on investment, and more, which are all essential when navigating through and trying to succeed in our prevailing overall capitalist world system. 

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Majoring in Economics: Undergraduates Illustrate Their Personal Experiences

“Economics is in everything around us, sometimes without us even realizing it. Economics takes part in helping us plan for the future, make decisions and try to understand the complexities of the power dynamics surrounding us.” – Jessica Michael, economics undergraduate student. 

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Why study entrepreneurship? Our students give us their verdict

“It is a common misconception that one must be born with typical ‘entrepreneurial’ qualities such as risk-taking and determination, however in actuality, entrepreneurship is a mindset that can be taught and integrated within education systems; drive, decisiveness, and determination are all qualities that can be fueled by programs that support youth and nurture this mindset.” – Yasmin Tarek, business and entrepreneurship undergraduate student

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Beyond numbers: Accounting students tell us what this major is all about

“People’s understanding of what accounting encompasses is limited to financial statements and financial transactions. However, it is way deeper than that and far more entertaining. This leaves me to say that this major can open up diversified career paths to anyone pursuing it, especially at this age.

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AUC School of Business Hosts Princeton Undergraduate Study Tour

This January, AUC School of Business hosted a group of undergraduate students from Princeton University's School of Public and International Affairs (SIPA) on campus for an undergraduate study tour. Find out more about the activities they took part of in this recap.

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Devaluation: What the Future Holds

The Egyptian pound weakened against the dollar again last Wednesday in a second dip since the Central Bank of Egypt announced the

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First PRME Chapter Africa Annual General Meeting hosted by AUC School of Business

After spearheading its launch during the School’s 2022 AUC Business Forum, AUC School of Business hosted the first Annual General Meeting of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (UNPRME) Chapter Africa at the AUC New Cairo Campus on January 11. Read to find out more.

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AUC Receives $86 Million USAID Grant, Largest in University History, for Scholarships and Training

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded The American University in Cairo (AUC) $86 million for USAID Egyptian Pioneers, a new program that provides scholarships and training to Egyptian students with emphasis on sectors that can advance Egypt’s climate goals.

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AUC School of Business Receives Multiple Recognitions at the AMBA & BGA Excellence Awards 2022

On Friday, December 9, the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the Business Graduates Association (BGA) hosted a Gala Dinner at the Biltmore Mayfair, where the winners of the AMBA & BGA Excellence Awards 2022 were announced. The ceremony was attended by more than 210 business school leaders, as well as category finalists, judges and members of the media.

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