AUD is officially licensed by the UAE Ministry of Education - Higher Education Affairs. The Ministry has accredited all the university’s programs. AUD is permitted by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA).

AUD is accredited in the USA by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.

AUD is approved to operate by the State of Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission (NPEC) .

AUD has received specialized accreditation for its Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree programs through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

The university’s undergraduate majors in Marketing Communications and Advertising have been accredited by the International Advertising Association (IAA) in New York.

The Civil, Computer, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering programs of AUD’s School of Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

The Bachelor of Communication and Information Studies program, with majors in Digital Production and Storytelling, and Journalism, is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC).

The Interior Design program leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).

The National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) has granted AUD’s Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), with majors in Advertising, Digital Media, Graphic Design and Studio Art, and Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Interior Design the designation of Substantial Equivalency with accredited programs in the United States.


Administration Building, 215C
American University in Dubai
PO Box: 28282

(+971)4 318 3117


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