Business administration students at CMU-Q learn quantitative decision-making, our pioneering approach to undergraduate business education. With an emphasis on analytics and leadership development, students are prepared for the challenges of the global business landscape.

As a business administration student, you will study a central core of courses in:

  • Accounting
  • Computing
  • Communications
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Behavior

You will also explore a second field with a required minor, and delve into at least one concentration area.

Through project courses, internships, and leadership development activities, you will put into practice the knowledge you learn in the classroom.

Most students pursue internships in organizations around Qatar, applying the knowledge they learn in the classroom to real-world scenarios.

The Carnegie Mellon Approach

The Business Administration Program follows the Carnegie Mellon curriculum, which pioneered the management science approach to business education. Today, nearly all leading business schools include elements of the Carnegie Mellon model.

CMU-Q business administration graduates have completed a broad undergraduate education that includes:

  • management science
  • quantitative reasoning
  • leadership development
  • communications skills
  • in-depth study in at least one business concentration area
  • a minor in a second field of interest

The curriculum is rigorous and flexible to accommodate student interests, and academic and career goals.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

The business curriculum is designed around a central core of courses in the areas of business, economics, mathematics, and computing course requirements. Concentration areas allow students to excel in the specific business arena of their choosing.

The first year of the curriculum builds a foundation of skills for analysis, communication, and context through courses in business science, economics, quantitative skills development, and the liberal arts.

The next two years develop the core competencies, as students delve into a focus area and select a minor. The last year is for in-depth study in the focus area and completing the minor requirement.

The classroom education is brought to life through a variety of projects, project courses, internships, and leadership development. Student learn how to apply the knowledge and skills they have learned, giving them the confidence to begin and develop their careers over a lifetime.

  • Business administration students have identical graduation requirements as students on the main campus
  • CMU-Q graduates have cmu degrees, conferred from the main campus

Concentration areas

The CMU-Q Business Administration program curriculum has a central core of courses in the functional areas of business—economics, mathematics, computing, and communications—as well as breadth courses in liberal arts and science.

Concentration areas allow students to gain knowledge and expertise in a particular area of business practice. Completing a concentration is part of the business degree requirements.

  • Accounting
  • Business analytics and technologies
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Global economics and business
  • Marketing management
  • Operations management
  • Strategic management

Sample plan

View a sample four year plan for the Business Administration degree.

What will I do with my degree?

Graduates in business administration are highly sought after and pursue careers as analysts, strategic consultants and managers in the fields of investment banking, corporate finance and management consulting.

Business administration grads are across Qatar and around the world
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“After my first semester, I started having a clearer picture of what interests me. The faculty is so supportive and always willing to give advice.”

Fariza Shiyap, Class of 2020

Program at a Glance


Standard completion time

4 Years


Minimum units required for degree:

364 units

Business Foundations: Mathematics 28, Economics 27, Statistics 18; Business Core: 108; Business Electives: 18; University Core: 63; Minor, Concentration and Electives: 102


Admission requirements
All applicants are required to meet the following academic and subject prerequisites.


Application deadline
Fall Semester: February 1


Internships

Internships

Business administration students can put their theoretical knowledge into practice through internships in industry and government.

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Academic Enrichment

Academic Enrichment

Business administration students at CMU-Q can choose from an extensive slate of academic enrichment opportunities that enhance their work in the classroom.

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Arts and Sciences

Arts and Sciences

Arts and Sciences courses include mandatory and elective classes in a wide range of academic areas, including Arabic studies, chemistry, English, history, math, psychology and physics.

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Your day at CMU-Q

Your day at CMU-Q

Take a look at a day in the life of a student at Carnegie Mellon Qatar.

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Meet the faculty

Iman Adeinat

Iman Adeinat

Visiting Assistant Professor of Operations Management
Serkan Akguc

Serkan Akguc

Assistant Teaching Professor, Finance
Milton Cofield

Milton Cofield

Distinguished Service Professor, Business Management
Fuad Farooqi

Fuad Farooqi

Area Head, Business Administration
Associate Teaching Professor, Finance
Agustín Indaco

Agustín Indaco

Assistant Teaching Professor of Economics
Cecile Le Roux

Cecile Le Roux

Assistant Teaching Professor, Organization and Behavior
Sameer Mathur

Sameer Mathur

Visiting Associate Professor of Marketing and Business Technologies
Patrick McGinnis

Patrick McGinnis

Associate Area Head, Business Administration
Distinguished Career Professor, Business Communication
John O'Brien

John O'Brien

Senior Associate Dean, Faculty and Outreach
Associate Professor, Accounting and Experimental Economics
Veli Safak

Veli Safak

Assistant Teaching Professor of Economics
Varun Sharma

Varun Sharma

Assistant Teaching Professor of Marketing
George White

George White

Distinguished Career Professor, Entrepreneurship