Canadian University Dubai

Canadian University Dubai (CUD) is located in the heart of downtown Dubai and offers undergraduate and graduate academic programs based on the Canadian curriculum. CUD programs are offered through the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture (FEA), Faculty of Management, and the Faculty of Communications, Arts, and Sciences. Graduate programs are offered through the Faculty of Management.

  • Average Tuition AED 68,400
  • Students 2,000
  • International Students 75%
  • Total Annual Cost AED 1,17,400
  • Campus Setting City

School Description


Canadian University Dubai (CUD) was established to deliver high-quality tertiary education in the UAE and provide a gateway for students to pursue higher education opportunities in Canada. Each academic program is based on Canadian curriculum and education principles and offers students a range of opportunities to transfer to Canada, or incorporate a period of Canadian-based study in their degree program. In addition, all programs are accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

Students at CUD are taught by multi-national faculty who bring extensive experience of business and academia from across the globe. The University provides a flexible approach to learning, with evening and weekend courses available so that students can fit their studies around both personal and professional commitments. Through its state of the art academic and recreational facilities, CUD provides a diverse extracurricular program, from taking part in cutting-edge research initiatives, to participating in sporting, social and community-based activities.

  • 01Downtown location in Dubai
  • 02Flexible hours - weekday evenings and weekend options to study are available for working professionals
  • 03International presence of study body and faculty members

Master Programs

  • Sheikh Zayed Road,308th Street - Behind the Shangri-La Hotel,- United Arab Emirates

    Master in Information Technology Management and Governance

    AED 78,750 Tuition Fee

    With the rapid advancement in enterprise-related IT platforms and infrastructure, organizations are increasingly concerned with how they can harness new and emerging IT services and tools to benefit their business operations. In response to this trend, CUD has developed a new Master level program – the first of its kind in the region – that aims to equip the next generation of leaders with the necessary IT and governance skills to take advantage of these industry developments.

  • Sheikh Zayed Road,308th Street - Behind the Shangri-La Hotel,- United Arab Emirates

    Master of Business Administration

    AED 94,500 Tuition Fee

    The structure of the MBA program at CUD is built upon the findings of a survey by the School of Business Administration to assess the current and future needs of a cross-section of organizations around the UAE. The program is of great strategic relevance and offers practical and analytical solutions to the challenges facing industry and other professional organizations in the Gulf region.

  • Sheikh Zayed Road,308th Street - Behind the Shangri-La Hotel,- United Arab Emirates

    MBA Finance

    AED 94,500 Tuition Fee

    The Finance concentration will provide you with the strategic and technical management skills to analyze, develop and deliver financial planning and control solutions to support your business objectives. The program examines the concepts, policies and techniques involved in corporate financial management, and presents a conceptual framework for Financial Statement Analysis at an advanced level. Set in a global context, it offers an insight into international financial and trade markets and teaches the fundamentals of Islamic banking and finance systems.

  • Sheikh Zayed Road,308th Street - Behind the Shangri-La Hotel,- United Arab Emirates

    MBA General Management

    AED 94,500 Tuition Fee

    The General Management concentration will help you to develop the core skills and professional competencies to take on senior management or leadership roles in the public or private sector. The program focuses on the theories, functions and implications of management techniques, as well as the principles and ethics of good management. It considers a range of scientific approaches to decision-making based on quantitative, economic and operational considerations, and provides you with the tools to develop, assess and implement strategic initiatives to boost competitive advantage.

  • Sheikh Zayed Road,308th Street - Behind the Shangri-La Hotel,- United Arab Emirates

    MBA Human Resource Management

    AED 94,500 Tuition Fee

    The Human Resource Management concentration will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the strategic HR management techniques that will help you take on senior management responsibility in the field. The program covers the whole spectrum of HR-related issues, from workforce leadership and performance evaluation to organizational behaviour and change management. Designed to respond to the internationalisation of the workplace, the program also considers labour legislation and the management of diversity.

  • Sheikh Zayed Road,308th Street - Behind the Shangri-La Hotel,- United Arab Emirates

    MBA Islamic Banking

    AED 94,500 Tuition Fee

    The Islamic Banking concentration will provide you with a detailed understanding of Islamic financial operations, financial markets, laws and regulations, institutions, and financial products. The program examines Shari’ah as the framework of Islamic law, and how it shapes practices in the banking and financial system, and provides an in-depth understanding of banking and financial practises based on the Islamic transaction principles of Fiqh Al Muamalat. Following the international Islamic accounting and audit framework, the program teaches the fundamental principles and standard practices followed in the Islamic banking and finance industry.

  • Sheikh Zayed Road,308th Street - Behind the Shangri-La Hotel,- United Arab Emirates

    MBA Marketing

    AED 94,500 Tuition Fee

    The Marketing concentration will provide you with the advanced-level skills required to effectively plan, develop and implement strategic marketing techniques. The program examines how companies access the market and apply marketing processes and practices to achieve competitive advantage. It considers issues such as consumer behaviour, market segmentation and consumer loyalty, and teaches the theory and practice of the marketing lifecycle, from research and product development to communication, supply chains and strategic management.

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Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 3.00
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 550
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.00


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    Established in 2006


    CUD is home to students from over 100 different nationalities. The Canadian University Dubai MBA program offers students the opportunity to specialize in one of five difference disciplines: General Management, Human Resource Management, Islamic Banking, Finance, Marketing. Students can also complete an additional group of 4 courses to graduate with a double concentration.


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            I attended CUD while I was working and found it very easy to fit my classes around my work schedule. I gained a lot of experience on the program, which gave me an advantage in the workplace and since graduating I have been able to apply my knowledge and skills and achieve recognition among my colleagues. The University has a warm and friendly environment and is welcoming to anyone who is genuinely interested in a fulfilling education. The faculty members are always eager to help and lead you in the right direction towards achieving your goals.