University of Sharjah Joins SAP University Alliances Program

New Partnership to Boost Student Skills and Job Prospects

The University of Sharjah today announced that it has bolstered its ability to prepare students for the workforce by signing up for SAP’s University Alliances program (UAP).

Supporting existing business, engineering and IT programs, the globally acclaimed UAP provides students with hands-on experience of key technology solutions. UAP member schools gain access to the SAP Business Suite family of solutions enabling students to put classroom theory into practice through demonstrations, problem solving exercises, case studies, and research programs.

University of Sharjah students will gain theoretical and practical insight into how technology can empower businesses to optimize key processes such as operations and supply chain management, accounting and controlling, human capital management, project planning, plant and materials management, and sales and distribution.

“SAP is one of the world’s most respected and innovative companies. Their global and regional track record of unlocking potential and preparing students for successful careers is extremely strong, and we expect to achieve great things together,” said Professor Samy A. Mahmoud, Chancellor, University of Sharjah

The University of Sharjah is a comprehensive academic institution with 14 colleges offering 80 programs at the bachelors, masters and doctoral levels. The University’s president and founder is His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, member of the Supreme Council of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of the Emirate of Sharjah.

The College of Business Administration (CBA) is one of the oldest and largest colleges in the University. It Page Content is accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and soon to be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) the gold standard in business education. The faculty members at the college enjoys a world class reputation for their teaching innovation and research. The college currently offers five Bachelor Degrees – BSc in Accounting, BSc in Finance, BSc in Business Administration, BSc in Public Administration and BSc in Management Information Systems, and one Postgraduate Degree, the Executive Master in Business Administration. Dean of the College Professor Abu Baker Ibrahim indicated that “this collaboration will help our students to have exposure to real work through internship opportunities. Also it will further enhance the employment opportunities for our graduates in the supply chain and logistics management sector”.

SAP’s UAP currently counts 52 members across the Middle East and Africa (MENA) region, incorporating thousands of students and 250 trained lecturers. As part SAP’s regional growth plans for the region the company plans to significantly increase alliances with the universities and schools within the next three years.

“Education remains a key priority for SAP, and a key part of that is ensuring that the next generation of graduates are ready and able to make an immediate impact in the job market,” said Marita Mitschein, SAP Training & Development Institute Managing Director and Growth Plan Lead for SAP Middle East & North Africa.

“The UAP gives the University of Sharjah a new educative dimension, providing faculty members with the tools and resources to illustrate how state of the art technologies can enable integrated business processes and strategic thinking”, added Mrs. Mitschein.

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