In addition to obvious applicability in producing student skills for the workforce, programs in the College of Business will play a key role in forging institutional links with the community and with key stakeholders in both the public and private sectors in Iraq and beyond. Collaborative programs associated with various teaching and research opportunities will contribute mutually beneficial outcomes for students, faculty and corresponding partners and associates in Baghdad and Iraq as a whole.
A strong business college—with programs delivered entirely in English—helps to drive economic development and entrepreneurship locally and with links regionally and globally.
The portfolio of business subjects is fairly standard internationally. Two key areas of potential focus which are likely to offer substantial contributions to Baghdad/Iraqi economic development include entrepreneurship and small business management. In addition, the role of management information systems in the AUIB College of Business will focus on data as related to effective and efficient decision-making. Over time, and coupled with growing demand in computing sciences, a separate college and/or division will likely evolve.
The College of Business will eventually be accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and later on by the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).