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AUC School of Business Yet Again Earns EQUIS 3-Year Re-accreditation by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)

After undergoing a rigorous evaluation by the EFMD Peer Review team, the AUC School of Business has been granted the prestigious EQUIS re-accreditation for an additional three years.  

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Students and Faculty of REC

Recognition of Excellence Ceremony (REC) Awards 2020

On February 27, the Business Recognition of Excellence Ceremony was held to celebrate the academic excellence of our top-performing students of Fall 2019 across undergraduate and graduate programs, in addition to recognizing outstanding staff and faculty members of the School.  

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Students Graduating

Heroes Wear Gowns: A Glimpse of Our Multifaceted Graduates of 2020

How they made it; inspirational stories, insights, reflections, and lessons from our most recent graduating class of January 2020.    One of the oldest yet most treasured traditions of commencements around the world is the commencement speeches, usually delivered by a representative of the graduating class. The final choice of the graduating class representative is principally based on a “competition”, where students submit their speeches and the top one is selected.  

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Undergraduate Students as Digital Consultants to L’Oréal Egypt

Blending theory with practice, e-marketing students were provided with an exceptional hands-on experience that engraved the course deliverables in their memories thought to be marketers for L’Oréal Egypt products.  

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Columbia Business School MBA Students Work with AUC Venture Lab Startups

A group of second-year MBA students from the Columbia Business School spent one week in Cairo as part of a global immersion class conducted in partnership with the AUC Venture Lab. Describing their visit in one word, the students called it “impressive.” 

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wind 2019

Initiating “WIND”- A Welcome Induction for Newly Declared Students of Fall 2019

On a bright sunlit day, the School welcomed the latest group of newly declared business students of Fall 2019 at the AUC Gardens, featuring special guest finance alumnus and Egyptian Singer Abu.  

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KCC-P&G Commercial Challenge 2019: A Chance to Manage P&G’s Multi-billion-Dollar Brands

During October 29-November 19, El-Khazindar Business Research and Case Center (KCC) in collaboration with P&G held its sixth commercial challenge, exposing students to a competition led by P& executives.  

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AUC Team to Compete in ENGCOMM Competition in Montreal

On November 12, the local phase of the Engineering and Commerce Case Competition (ENGCOMM) took place at AUC.   The competition, held every Spring in Montreal, Canada, is the world’s only student-led multidisciplinary case competition, devoted to bridging the gap between the fields of Engineering and Commerce through having structured teams of four students, divided equally among the two majors.

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Using Triangulation to Enhance Student's Experiential Learning: A Pilot Initiative in Close Association With P&G

During Spring 2019, Sherwat Ewan, associate professor of operations management, the AUC Career Center, and P&G joined forces to provide students of the supply chain management course with an innovative experiential learning experience.  

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Student Podcasts

Podcasts in Business Education: A Creative and Multidisciplinary Learning Experience by Students

Podcasts are becoming increasingly widespread in our present day, particularly in higher education, for the most part as a teaching and learning tool. However, here at AUC School of Business podcasts are also used as a form of assessment where students are evaluated based on their own podcast productions.  

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AUC's Master in International Management/CEMS Welcomes First Cohort

This fall, AUC welcomed the first cohort of students to its Master in International Management/CEMS (The Global Alliance in Management Education) — the only AUC program ranked by the Financial Times and The Economist. AUC is the only CEMS academic partner in Africa and the Middle East.

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Toy Lab

AUC Student Team Pack Their “Toy Lab” All the Way to the Babson Collaborative Student Challenge 2019

The Toy Lab team members: Rana El Semary, Yomna Samy, Ahmed El Semary, mechanical engineering majors, Salma Morsy, actuarial science major, and Salma Ehab, double major in political science and anthropology, win the Local Babson Collaborative Student Challenge which took place on March 24 and prepare for the global challenge.  

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AUC School of Business Recognized as Beta Gamma Sigma’s 2019 Honors Chapter

This year, the School’s Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter has been qualified for recognition as an Honors Chapter, which is indicative of a campus where academic excellence is highly valued and where the faculty officers of the chapter work diligently to enhance Beta Gamma Sigma’s stature on campus. 

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Google Talk Story

“Fix Your Plumbing, Tech To The Rescue, User First, Be Always On”; Google Egypt’s Country Director’s Recipe For Marketing in The Age of Assistance

With Google re-staffing its Cairo office, the AUC School of Business took the opportunity to host Hisham El-Nazer, Google Egypt’s Country Director, on February 24, to bring Google’s journey into light while discussing how the way marketing as we know it is transforming.  

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Celebrating the Next Group of Business Leaders; Class of 2019!

AUC School of Business graduates 171 undergraduates and 18 graduates in its Distribution of Diplomas ceremony on June 20.

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AUC Students Win Omnicom Group MENA Inter-University Challenge

AUC students Nour El Tahawy, Nour Beshir, Yousef Nassar, Mai El-Ghamry and Nadine Riad won the Omnicom Group MENA Inter-University Challenge with a $10,000 prize, competing with students from other international universities to solve a real data analytics science problem.

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China Trip

AUC School of Business Students Fuse Learning and Culture in China

The AUC School of Business is committed to providing an international and culturally-diverse intellectual environment to its faculty, staff and students. An integral part of our internationalization strategy consists of exposing our students to diverse cultures in various regions such as Africa, Asia and Latin America in addition to the USA and Europe so that our graduates appreciate different cultures and can lead across cultures.” ~ Karim Seghir, Dean, AUC School of Business

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Bachelor of Accounting (BAC) Receives Endorsement from the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)

The Bachelor of Accounting (BAC) of the AUC School of Business has received an endorsement from the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). IMA is the worldwide association of accountants and financial professionals working in business. The institute has over more than 80,000 members and aims at supporting accounting professionals to expand their professional skills, better manage their organizations, and enhance their career.

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School of Business Offers First-Ever Family-Business Class in the Middle East

The American University in Cairo (AUC) School of Business introduced its first family-business-centered course in the 2017 Spring Semester.

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School of Business Launches Hult Prize Egypt Center

The American University in Cairo (AUC) School of Business is launching the School of Business – Hult Prize Egypt Center (BUS-HPE) to act as the exclusive hub for Hult Prize in the country.

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New Course

Bringing Continents Together: School Collaborates with Denison University on International Business Class

The AUC School of Business is mixing international business with politics in an innovative course offering in partnership with Denison University in the United States. As part of the internationalization essence embedded within the AUC School of Business, Assistant Professor of Organization Studies Nellie El Enany has initiated a globally connected course for international business in the Spring 2018 semester. 

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Students Achieve Highest AUC Team Ranking in ENGCOMM

AUC Team from the AUC School of Business and the School of Sciences and Engineering Obtains Highest-Ever AUC Ranking in Engineering and Commerce Competition.

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KCC – P&G Commercial Challenge winners get a firsthand taste of what’s it's like to work at P&G

AUC School of Business students spend a week job shadowing at P&G Egypt as the prize for winning the 4the 4th KCC – P&G Commercial Challenge.

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School of Business Students honored by the Egyptian Commerce Syndicate

It is very important to pause and celebrate success. While it is quite easy to simply acknowledge high performance, and move on with the work at hand, reinforcing the core values of hard work and dedication is essential in rejuvenating and harnessing the energy behind achievements. The School of Business is proud that four of its students were recognized by the Commerce Syndicate, within the Syndicated Day of Excellence. The celebration recognizes top students from business, commerce and economics faculties and school of universities across Egypt in an annual event. 

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Business students delve into The Greek Economic Crisis during Greece Study Tour

School of Business undergraduate students visit Athens, Greece on a study tour in collaboration with the American College of Greece between January 20-26.

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Emirates NBD

School of Business Team Comes Third in Emirates NBD Annual Competition

Five School of Business undergraduate students came in third place in the Emirates NBD annual competition which aims to increase customer acquisition, help SMEs and provide benefits for the economy through innovative ideas.

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 Raya Step-Up Competition

Business Student Winners of Raya Step-Up Competition Attend IBS Americas Course in Italy

Within the School of Business’s advocacy for entrepreneurship, a competition for undergraduate students was held in November in collaboration with Raya, under the title “Raya Start-Up Competition”. The idea was for students to innovate ideas for Raya’s Aman Payment Application (for end-consumer use), with the objective of introducing the “cashless” concept into the Egyptian society. 

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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 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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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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Collaborations Across Boarders in Global Finance Course

As part of its efforts to grant students a holistic education, the American University in Cairo (AUC) offered students an interactively international finance course in the 2017 Spring Semester.

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School of Business Launches Doing Business in the Middle East Program

The AUC School of Business initiated its new “Doing Business in the Middle East” program for international students by welcoming a group of MBA students from the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) in October 2017.

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