Faculty of Business Studies

Faculty of Business Studies

Arab Open University’s Faculty of Business Studies (FBS) is non-traditional in approach, creative in application, and unique in perspective. FBS is the Arab World’s most comprehensive Blended learning business school, offering the full spectrum of business and management education delivered with the flexibility, accessibility and quality that students expect from such a leading blended learning university. FBS offers a very distinguished Business Studies Programme that develops students’ knowledge, skills and abilities regardless of impediments of time or place and in accordance with international quality standards.

FBS at AOU-Egypt branch offers a Bachelor (honours) in Business Studies.   It aims at graduating students who have the knowledge to succeed in their chosen filed. This is through developing students’ skills in problem solving, ethical decision making, communications, teamwork, and leadership.  The degree offered by AOU has been equated to the Business Administration degree offered by Egyptian Universities, and is fully recognized by both the Supreme Council of Universities (SCU) in Egypt and the Open University (OU) in the UK.  As a result all graduates receive two fully accredited degree certificates, one from AOU and one from the OU.

How do I know Business Studies is for me?

  • Are you creative?
  • Are you able to make decisions?
  • Are you able to negotiate?
  • Are you able to collaborate?
  • Are you able to plan for your life?

If your answer for the previous questions is YES, then Business Studies is for you!

Why study Business?

Studying Business is your way to:

  • acquire practical experience and managerial skills.
  • get a job in a bank, a petroleum company, a hotel, a food chain company, a university, etc.
  • start your own business,
  • gain experience on how to deal with real life challenges.

Why study Business at AOU?

A multicultural Community

AOU is a large university that has seven branches in the Arab World. These branches are located in Egypt, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Jordan, Bahrain, and Oman. Thus, AOU is a large multicultural community in which students communicate with their colleagues over seven different countries and enjoy the sense of belonging.

Accredited certificates

AOU offers its graduates two fully accredited degree certificates, one from the Arab Open University (AOU) and one from the Open University (OU) in the UK.

Strong curricula and skills

Business Studies Programme at AOU uses the same curricula and textbooks used by the Open University in the UK. Moreover, the curricula are prepared in a way that enables students to gain different skills, such as analytical skills, critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, research skills, and presentation and communication skills.

Different tracks to match different interests:

The Business programme is offered in four tracks as follows:

–          Systems Practice                                                              –   Management

–          Accounting                                                                         –   Marketing

Thus, AOU provides students with different tracks to satisfy the variety in their academic interests and career plans.

Qualified academic staff

AOU Business Studies Programme relies heavily on highly qualified academic staff. All tutors in the Business Study Programme have acquired their academic degrees from international Business schools and have extensive teaching experience. Moreover, tutors are capable of encouraging students’ positive attitudes and leadership skills through using distinguished teaching methodologies in class.

Non-traditional teaching tools and Flexible learning system

In addition to face- to- face class meetings between tutors and students, AOU Business Studies Programme provides students with untraditional teaching tools, such as the Learning Management System (LMS) and the e-library. Such non-traditional teaching tools build students’ independent study skills and enable them to enjoy a flexible learning system. Thus, most of our students have already started their career path and are able to balance between working and studying.

Quality Assurance

AOU Business Studies Programme is subject to strict quality assurance procedures. Course outlines, exam preparation, and marking processes are all monitored and reviewed by External Examiners to ensure the quality of the education process.

Business Studies potential careers

The Business Studies Programme qualifies its graduates to get different jobs in different fields. The following is a sample of the potential careers:

  • Manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Financial analyst
  • Banker
  • Marketer
  • Consultant
  • Lecturer