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PDI Offers Mini-MBA Workshop for the First Time

  Over the course of the workshop, five different business fields were covered by distinguished AUIS professors. The topics included supply chain management, strategy and business environment, leadership and management, marketing, and finally, finance. The workshop was conducted exclusively for 15 senior employees and managers from Asiacell, and through highly interactive sessions and exercises with the participants. The workshop aimed at further advancing the participants' professional and management skills. “The participants were great and keen to learn,” said Habyl Sadiq, professor of Finance, “The communication and environment were excellent. I really enjoyed the class and I believe the students did too.” Participants expressed their desire to see a continuation of such partnership in the future: “AUIS is a leader for customer satisfaction,” said Jamal Ezzat, senior program manager at Asiacell, “I feel eager and enthusiastic to have another chance in such a wonderful and friendly place.” Another participant, Ms. Israa Abdullah, added, “Today, leadership, management and finance can be considered as the basic elements to measure successful businesses in the global market. The up-to-date thoughts and methodologies we gained through PDI’s Mini-MBA in those subjects have much enhanced our information and experience to lead our (Asiacell’s) business successfully.”   PDI has frequently worked with private companies, NGOs, and public sector in the past to deliver highly customized trainings and consulting services to support them in building skills and knowledge in specific areas to achieve their goals. In June, PDI delivered a crisis and strategic management training in Sulaimani to senior employees of the Kurdistan Regional Government’s Ministry of Education, and in July, PDI conducted crisis planning workshop for displaced education sector professionals in Duhok. The Professional Development Institute complements the educational objectives of the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani by providing opportunities for life-long learning through programs and services that enable participants to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve personal and professional goals, improve the productivity of organizations, and provide leadership and service to their communities. Working collaboratively with individuals, businesses and both government and non-governmental organizations, PDI seeks to identify and develop value-adding programs and services. PDI firmly believes that by providing consistent, ethical and quality programs and services it can play an important role in human capacity development for the community. Click here to find out how PDI can support you or your organization in achieving your professional goals. 

AUIS Announces Specialized MBA Program

Sulaimani, Iraq – November 25, 2013 – The Professional Development Institute (PDI) at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) is proud to announce exciting new changes to its Master in Business Administration (MBA) program. The new MBA program at AUIS allows students to customize their degree by offering three areas of specialization: Leadership, Project Management, and Finance. The program is designed for established professionals and recent graduates looking to enhance their business skill sets and strengthen their career opportunities. Other highlights of the improved MBA program include: Innovative 16 course curriculum Choice of 9 elective courses “Fast Track” MBA – complete your studies in as little as 18 months Meets American and KRG accrediting standards MBA students at AUIS build a strong foundation in key business disciplines as well as expertise in areas critical to their career paths. They learn to build productive organizations through stimulating classroom discussions, research projects, and case studies that cover a broad range of business issues.  All courses in the program are taught by faculty with international teaching experience, commitment to excellence in their professions, and real-world business experience. Graduates of the MBA program at AUIS are represented in leadership positions across a broad spectrum of industry and government sectors. Students in the MBA program are currently employed in well respected companies such as: Asia Cell, Lafarge, Qaiwan Group, Western Zagros, Fanoos Telecom, Faruk Group, Leo Burnett, and Sandoz, as well as various government ministries. These placements will persist in the new AUIS MBA program, as graduates continue to contribute to the social and economic transformation of the region. Additionally, PDI now offers a professional certificate program in three fields: Leadership, Project Management, and Finance. Each specialization is designed to provide the knowledge necessary to prepare students for internationally recognized certification exams provided by organizations such as the Institute of Certified Professional Managers, the Project Management Institute, and the Global Academy of Finance and Management. This program is the first of its kind in the region and provides professionals with a valuable opportunity to broaden their expertise in a specific business discipline and expand their career prospects. AUIS is now accepting applications for its MBA and certificate programs. The complete curriculum, anticipated course schedule, and application requirements for the MBA Program are available on the MBA webpage. For more information about the AUIS MBA program or certificate program, please e-mail or visit the Admissions office at AUIS.

AUIS Welcomes New MBA Cohort, Largest in Program History

Sulaimani, Iraq - Apr. 16, 2011 - The newest class of the Masters of Business Administration program will begin its coursework at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani on April 17.  This is the largest cohort ever in the MBA program at AUIS and also marks the beginning of a partnership between AUIS and the Iraqi Ministry of Health, which sponsored a number of students to attend the program. "This new cohort represents both the largest and most selective in AUIS' graduate program history,” said Timothy Doyle, director of enrollment management at AUIS. “When interviewed for admission, the students all anticipated both career enhancement and company benefits as the concrete outcomes for undertaking this MBA. With such a qualified incoming class, the MBA program at AUIS is poised to grow and AUIS is earning a reputation as a place that produces the business leaders of tomorrow." The partnership with the Ministry of Health, which includes the Ministry sponsoring eleven of the incoming students, marks a significant step forward for the program. These individuals have a background in medical or health training, but lack experience in professional management.  Upon completion of their program at AUIS, these students will be prepared to move into more senior-level managerial positions.  The remaining 24 students are from various organizations around Iraq, such as Asiacell telecommunications, ITB Bank, and other government agencies. The MBA in International Management and Leadership program at AUIS is a joint degree in conjunction with Furtwangen University in Germany. Like all classes at AUIS, instruction is in English.  Students in this program are typically professionals and complete their coursework in one-week, high intensive segments held approximately once a month with professors from Furtwangen University. In January 2010, AUIS graduated its first class of MBA students
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