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AUC School of Business Celebrates 2019 Midyear Commencement

On January 29, the AUC School of Business held its Midyear Commencement in Bassily Auditorium. Different from tradition, this commencement was the first of the new intimate school-based commencement format.

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AUC First University in Egypt to Offer FinTech Program

AUC recently signed a memorandum of agreement with Luqman Weise Capital to establish the Luqman Weise FinTech Fellowships Fund. The program will begin admitting students in Spring 2018, offering 14 fellowships for Egyptian students to attend AUC in pursuit of a Master of Science in finance. Additionally, Luqman Weise Capital will be supporting the development of a FinTech concentration at AUC under the Master of Science in finance program -- the first in Egypt and among the first worldwide.

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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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Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund Speaks on Economic Policy

The AUC School of Business and The School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) co-hosted a Seminar on “World Economic Outlook and Risks” by Professor Maurice Obstfeld, Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund on November 7. Obstfeld talked about the macroeconomic status of emerging markets and developing economies (EMDE) and compared them to the US. He highlighted different countries economic growth rates and how they are affecting the world as well as looking at risks that face EMDE. 

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AUC School of Business Launches Family Business Consortium

AUC School of Business hosted the first meeting of the Family Business (FB) consortium of the Arab region on November 12. The consortium brings together different business schools from across the region as founding members (schools include: College of Business Administration Ajman University, UAE, ESCA School of Management, Morocco, Suliman S. Olyan School of Business, American University in Beirut, Lebanon, and USEK School of Business, Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Lebanon).

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15 Years of Supporting Talent Advancement at Ezzsteel

AUC School of Business has been collaborating with Ezz Steel for the past 15 years, to offer their selected employees comprehensive programs in marketing, finance, and strategic project management. During this year’s round, 60 participants graduated in September with the specially customized professional certificate in “Talent Advancement”. 15 Years of Supporting Talent Advancement at Ezzsteel

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Remembering Galal Amin: Honoring the Life of a Legend

“To quote Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet,’ I shall not look upon his like again,” said Soreya Altorki, professor of anthropology, in the Department of Sociology, Egyptology and Anthropology at the memorial service for Professor Emeritus Galal Amin. The memorial service for the visionary educator was a chance for those who knew him to reflect on his life and accomplishments, and to share some words about his impact on their lives.

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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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Forbes Names Alumnae Among Region's Most Influential Women of 2018

Working in diverse fields, from banking and trade to business management and telecommunications, 13 AUC alumnae are named by Forbes Middle East among The Middle East's Most Influential Women of 2018. Focusing on women in executive business and finance positions, as well as women in government departments, this annual list considers the title, scope and impact of the women's work, as well as the revenues of the companies they lead.

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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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