Accreditation, Ranking & Awards

Institutional Licensure & Program Accreditation

Canadian University Dubai is licensed by the UAE Ministry of Education - Higher Education Affairs to award degrees in higher education. In addition, all of our degree granting programs are accredited by the Ministry of Education - Higher Education Affairs through the Commission for Academic Accreditation. Visit Commission for Academic Accreditation's Institution Information for further information.

Professional Accreditations

Our academic programs are designed to prepare students for professional practice in their chosen field. This focus on employability skills has attracted industry recognition from leading international professional bodies, outlined below.

International Advertising Association

Canadian University Dubai is one of just 43 international education institutions around the world to be awarded the prestigious certificate of accreditation from the International Advertising Association (IAA) – the only global association that represents all areas of the marketing and communications industry.

The accreditation is specifically relevant to new graduates of the Bachelor of Arts in Communication –Advertisement specialization in the Faculty of Communication, Arts and Sciences, who will receive the IAA Certificate of Completion, in addition to a wide range of professional development opportunities exclusive to the IAA.

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

Students of the Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance program can obtain exemptions from eight of the exams that lead to the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Professional Qualification, and the global professional designation of Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).

In addition, those majoring in Marketing, e-Business or Human Resource Management can obtain five exemptions. CIMA also provides exemptions for the MBA program; all details for both undergraduate and graduate programs are available  here on the CIMA Global website.

CIMA is recognized as the most relevant employer-led qualification for careers in business and finance, with 100% of the world’s top brands employing CGMAs. Students who pursue CIMA accreditation will become part of a combined community of over 600,000 members whose expertise is recognized around the world.

Ranking

Canadian University Dubai has been ranked 42nd overall, 8th in the UAE and 2nd in Dubai, based on the 2019 QS Ranking for the Arab Region. The QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) ranking system was the first international ranking to have received International Ranking Expert Group (IREG) approval and is recognized among the most respected university rankings in the world.

Institutional Awards

In recognition of our global partnerships and projects, Canadian University Dubai was awarded the accolade of International Collaboration of the Year at the inaugural Forbes Middle East Higher Education Awards, 2019.

Faculty Awards

CFA Affiliation
CFA Institute

Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting and Finance has been acknowledged as incorporating at least 70 percent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK)

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International Advertising Association (IAA)
International Advertising Association

Canadian University Dubai (CUD) has become one of just 43 international education institutions around the world to be awarded the prestigious certificate of accreditation

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