QU College of Business and Economics discusses its vision and initiatives

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College officials at the press conference.

Doha: The College of Business and Economics at Qatar University (QU) held a press conference attended by the Dean of the College, Heads of Departments and Heads of the College.

Prof. Rana Sobh, Dean of the college, discussed the new vision for the college and some initiatives that will support the strategic direction of the college in the years to come.

She said that the business world is changing very quickly, and this is reflected in our college’s business education and curricula. “This means we must act quickly to prepare highly skilled generations capable of meeting the challenges of the business environment and meeting societal needs.”

Sobh said, “We should no longer compromise between profit and promoting sustainability. Business can greatly improve the environment and help find creative solutions to pressing issues related to the Sustainable Development Goals.

In light of this, the College of Business and Economics is partnering with Metavisionaries to organize the “Global Sustainability Space Challenge”, a global competition, in conjunction with the State of Qatar’s preparations to host the 2022 World Cup.

The competition offers young people a unique opportunity to discover the importance of space exploration as a driver of international efforts to solve the major problems that threaten the sustainability of life on Earth. Sobh said more information would be made public at the launch event. Official competition at Qatar University on September 5th.

Professor Adam Fadlallah, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, indicated that the college has taken a set of measures to support the college’s teaching and learning strategy to ensure the quality of graduates and their ability to compete on the labor market, but also prepare them to be good.

Dr. Mostafa Hassan, head of the college’s accounting and information systems department, announced that it has obtained specialized academic accreditation for accounting programs from the International Association for the Advancement of Accounting Colleges in (AACSB), which organizes and inspires new ways of thinking in accounting education globally at the highest standards of quality education and learning.

Professor Muhammad Qaid, Head of Department of Finance and Economics, pointed out that the finance and accounting major has entered the ranks of the top 201-250 universities in the world according to the QS classification of universities for academic majors, in in addition to entering economics and econometrics majors among the top 401-450 universities.

The department seeks certification from the Chartered Management Institute, which supports the highest standards of management and leadership excellence, according to Dr. Ibrahim Al-Nawas, head of the institution’s management and marketing department.

The department will launch a new major in human resource management that will help it meet labor market demands and address shortages in this area.

Dr. Said Al Banna, Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Academic Excellence, spoke about the role of the center inside and outside Qatar and its work with the university’s partners in the sectors public and private and the signing of partnerships with the institutions concerned.

Professor Belaid Aouni, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, pointed out that the high quality research output of faculty members and graduate students at the college contributes to the continuous enrichment and development of knowledge and has a positive impact on the business community. .

Dr. Karim El Yafi, one of the lead researchers on the project, explained that the company has developed a unique type of blockchain technology called “MaxYa” which aims to recycle computing power into securing blockchain data to help solve difficult math problems. problems.

Dr. Mazen Al Masry, one of the project’s lead researchers, said the technology is environmentally friendly and is designed for durability and ease of connection to the network without the need for advanced carbon-intensive devices. .

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