Family Firm Institute

AUC School of Business Joins the Family Firm Institute

Within the School of Business commitment to supporting Family Business, the School is proud to join the Family Firm Institute (FFI) - the oldest and most prestigious multidisciplinary professional association for family enterprise in the world.

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Financial Times Ranks AUC's School of Business Executive Education Open Enrollment Programs 71st Worldwide

The School of Business Executive Education program maintains its progression rising three places to 71st worldwide in the Financial Times list of executive education open enrollment programs in 2016. School of Business successfully maintains it’s positioning on the world map as the first business school in the Middle East competing among the world’s top schools.

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Amin Marei ’11 Building Social Capital Through Education

In-depth with the recipient of the Harvard Intellectual Contribution Award, Amin Marei. Since graduating from the American University in Cairo (AUC) School of Business in 2011 with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a specialization in finance, Amin Marei has admirably sought to have a positive impact on society through his passion for education.

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AUC Students Win First Place in the Engineering and Commerce Case Competition

An AUC team made up of four students from the School of Business and the School of Sciences and Engineering won first place in the Engineering and Commerce Case Competition (EngComm) in Montreal, Canada. "EngComm provided me with the greatest opportunity to network with leaders from various industries such as General Electric, Bombardier, and Revision Military. Presenting in front of members from these great firms was truly an opportunity of a lifetime," said Noor Sorour, a business and finance major.

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Entrepreneurial Roadmap in Egypt

While Egypt’s entrepreneurship ecosystem still ranks low compared to global averages, there is a positive improvement trend, albeit slow. This was clear in the sixth country Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) National report for 2017 and 2018 produced by the AUC’s School of Business for the third year.

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AUC Venture Lab Celebrates Graduation of 11th Cycle of Startups

The AUC Venture Lab at the School of Business celebrated the graduation of the 11th cycle of the Startup Acceleration Program and the fifth cycle of the FinTech Acceleration Program.

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Making Cents of the Economy

Egypt has moved from being in a “crisis zone” only two years ago to an “investor haven” now, according to Bloomberg. Tarek Selim ’92, ’95, economics professor and most recently a research fellow in emerging markets at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, explains why the Egyptian economy is on the rise and what it can do to continue to improve.

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Back to Business with Dean Sherif Kamel

Sherif Kamel ‘88, ‘90, ‘13 recalls with amusement the time a faculty member approached him to ask him what he was doing sitting in her class. “I’m a student,” he said. Kamel was dean of the School of Business, and at the same time, was on his way to receiving his third degree from AUC: a Master of Arts in Islamic art and architecture. Kamel had received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration years before, but this degree took a total of nine years to complete.

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AUC Venture Lab: Five Years of Changing Egypt's Entrepreneurial Landscape

The AUC Venture Lab, Egypt’s first University-based startup incubator and accelerator, recently celebrated its fifth anniversary.

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Ahmed Sharafeldin helped organize the first Annual Conference of Egyptian Economics Students, which aims at fostering undergraduate economic research

Economics Senior: Liberal Arts is the Road to Self-Discovery

For Ahmed Sharafeldin, a graduating senior and recipient of the May ‘87 and Ahmed Heikal Endowed Public School Scholarship, AUC's liberal arts education has allowed him to discover his greatest passion: economics. Although Sharafeldin now has plans to work in consulting, finance and, eventually, politics after graduation, he did not always have such a clearly defined path.

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Sherif Kamel, professor of management and former founding dean of the School of Business, is the new vice president for information management

Sherif Kamel: Keeping Pace with New Tech Trends, Bringing People Together

From apps for student life, course registration, grades and sports tournaments to the creation of blended learning spaces combining in-class seminars with online resources, AUC’s new Office of Information Management, headed by Sherif Kamel, management professor and former founding dean of the School of Business, aims to bring together people and technology in innovative ways that reflect the continuous and changing academic needs in today’s digital world.

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