Welcoming its first students’ intake in 2017-2018, at its state-of-the-art campus facilities, School of Business and Finance, New Giza University (NGU) aspires to be the leading business school in Egypt and MENA region, as well as the educational hub for business management, creativity, and innovation.
Becoming the center of developing high-caliber business professionals and entrepreneurs capable of driving economic growth to world-class potential.
Creating a community of an interdisciplinary school of researchers, professors, and students, through fostering excellence and encouraging innovation. This community’s contributions shall enable the school to lead academic and scientific advancement nationally and regionally by building a strong foundation for the 21st-century acquisition of knowledge.
Accreditation & academic collaboration
The School of Business and Finance obtained the approval from the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education (Ministerial Decree 3155, dated August 1st, 2017), and subsequently received full accreditation for its undergraduate business program from the Supreme Council of Universities in Egypt in April 27th, 2017, and for its collaboration with King’s College of London (KCL) in September 9th, 2018.
King’s College London:
The School works towards enhancing the international dimension of its programs, thus NGU made a collaboration agreement with King’s College London through which it managed to fully develop the undergraduate business degree matching international standards, knowing that the Shanghai Ranking of Universities ranked KCL as the 56th University in the world. The agreement, which went into effect in the academic year 2017/2018 – the year witnessing the first intake- covered all students’ intakes.
The five-year collaboration agreement between NGU and KCL sought the collaboration between the staff from King’s Business School (KBS) and NGU colleagues in strategic planning, organization, and governance of the new business program. King’s staff has supported NGU colleagues with the development of infrastructure, educational resources, curriculum, learning methods, faculty and senior staff recruitment, faculty improvements, and educational quality assurance.
NGU President, Prof. A. Sameh Farid stated after the signing ceremony with King’s College London, that this academic collaboration is a major step forward which would enable NGU fulfilling its commitment towards its students and society in delivering high-quality education in the business and finance fields.
It prepares NGU students to be active and informed participants of the cultural life, not only for their society but the whole world, enabling them to grow and meet the changing needs of industry, business, and professions.
The four-year Bachelor of Business Management (BBM) program, is designed to serve the needs of talented and motivated students, who seek to develop a career in business or aim at obtaining postgraduate education in a specialist business field. The program encourages and enables students to identify and resolve the tension between the pursuit of economic success and the discharge of the social responsibility of global business leaders.
BBM combines intellectual stretch and challenge, subject knowledge and understanding, employability skills, transferable skills, and personal development. The curriculum provides students with a broad subject knowledge of management and business, with opportunities to specialize in defined fields. Students develop management skills such as, effective oral and written communication, decision-making, leadership, teamwork, information technology and the application of research methods.
The program is open to students with diverse educational backgrounds including arts and humanities, science, and social sciences. However, being a program with challenging curricula and subject content, it is aimed primarily at students with excellent academic records and high potential for success. Accordingly, candidates for this program are carefully screened through a selective admission process.
BBM seeks to provide a high-quality education in Business Management in an intellectually-challenging environment equipping students for their future careers and postgraduate studies, aiming at:
- Developing the understanding that management is a broadly-based social science and multi-disciplinary field of study.
- Providing students with a capacity for analysis, allowing them to critically evaluate the impact and effectiveness of current management practices.
- Fostering an enquiring, critical and reflective approach to ideas and issues in a range of organizations and sectors.
- Enabling students from diverse educational backgrounds to understand organizations, key aspects of their management, and the external environment in which they operate, both in Egypt and globally.
- Allowing students to customize the program to meet their needs through choosing to specialize in an area of concentration from third year onwards, or to remain broadly based.
- Enhancing students’ interpersonal, communicative and employability skills, and thus, contribute to their ongoing personal development.
- Delivering graduates well equipped for more advanced study or employment, both in Egypt and globally.
Upon meeting the requirements set out in the Academic Regulations, students graduate with a Bachelor in Business Management, at the same time they have the opportunity to declare major in defined areas of specialization.
BBM, in collaboration with KBS, is comprised of a rigorous four-year curriculum of learning real-world practices of business. This agreement involves strategic planning, organization, and governance of the BBM. Its degree serves as an excellent foundation for a wide range of careers across the business sector. BBM program offers a broad and thorough education in business management, allowing students to customize their learning, based on specific concentrations and students’ interests. Each concentration area provides students with an in-depth knowledge of a particular functional field of management expertise.
Students can opt either for a generalist degree in Business Management or choose to follow one of six specializations:
- Entrepreneurship and Innovation*
- Human Resource Management*
- International Business
To complete the BBM program, a student must fulfill 132 credit hours, comprised of the following:
- Foundation Studies (Year 1): 30 credit hours, all students take these courses.
- Core Studies (Year 2): 30 credit hours, all students take these courses.
- Business Core courses: 12 credit hours, all students must study one defined business core course per semester in years 3 and 4.
- Strategic Management (Year 3).
- Corporate Social Responsibility & Ethics (Year 3).
- Contemporary Issues in International Business (Year 4).
- Leadership in Theory and Practice (Year 4).
- Cooperative Training: 6 credit hours to be completed by all students in the summer between year 3 and year 4.
- Graduation Research Project: 6 credit hours to be completed by all students in year 4. If students pursue an area of specialization, their graduation research project must be in the same field.
- Specialization Core Courses: students may choose to study an area of specialization as either a major or minor, subject to availability. The minimum credit hours for major or minor are specified in the Academic Regulations. Current areas of specialization are Accounting, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Finance & Banking, Human Resource Management, International Business, and Marketing.
- Elective courses: students are able to select to study any available course, subject to having met the pre-requisites and a space within their diet.
Across specialization core courses and elective courses, students study a total of 48 credit hours across years 3 and 4. Those who do not wish to name a major graduate with a BA in Business Management. Students opting for a major must take at least 6 credit hours per semester in the chosen specialization in Years 3 and 4.
Areas of Specialization:
Focuses on exploring key functions of accounting including financial reporting, management accounting, corporate finance, risk management, financial statement analysis, management information and internal controls, auditing and assurance, and principles of taxation. It is structured to allow students to explore both theory and practice while developing wide and deep skills set to take forward into their accounting career. Students acquire a practical understanding of how to implement the concepts and methods they learn over their studies.
(2) Entrepreneurship & Innovation:
Entrepreneurship is widely acknowledged as a key driver for both creating job opportunities and overall economic growth.
Egypt is a nation rich in entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial spirit. Fully two-thirds of all Egyptians surveyed for the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) report in 2016, claimed “entrepreneurial intention”, in other words, the interest or intention to start a business, which is the highest ratio in the world and 2.5 times the average of the 65 nations surveyed.
Further, entrepreneurship is held in high regard in Egyptian society, with 83% viewing it as a good career choice, and 87% (the second highest rate amongst the GEM countries) grant a high social status to successful entrepreneurs.
At the same time, there is a considerable need, and scope, to develop entrepreneurship education in Egypt. The GEM report ranks Egypt’s system of entrepreneurship education, at the primary, secondary and post-secondary levels, last amongst all GEM countries. Thus, with its major in Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Newgiza University leads in addressing this important and pressing need by heeding the call of the GEM report authors to provide entrepreneurship education through an “interactive non-traditional curricula focusing on developing entrepreneurial behaviors such as creativity, experimentation, learning from failure, and collaboration.”
To remain competitive and updated, it is important that NGU offers its students similar opportunities for entrepreneurship and innovation focused education. We believe the program proposed here will provide them with a cutting-edge, practical and challenging education in the fields of entrepreneurship and innovation.
(3) Finance & Banking:
All successful organizations depend on the expertise of strong financial managers, to guide them in making wise investments and protecting future profit. Majoring in Finance and Banking help students understand the powerful role that risk, return, and value play in the success of global businesses. This area of specialization includes the study of investments, portfolios, markets and the valuation of firms and organizations. While studying investments, students learn about researching investments and companies, buying and selling securities, and how to determine the risk associated with individual investments. After acquiring the required basics, students study strategies, options, and trades. In addition, they learn how to financially assess a company in its current state and estimate its future value.
(4) Human Resource Management:
Specializing in Human Resource Management gives students a deeper understanding of issues associated with personnel management in organizations. Through a number of different aspects (e.g. sociological, psychological, legal), students learn about relevant issues in contemporary work, employment, and industrial relations. Students also examine how employees interact with their organizations, as well as the legal, ethical and psychological dimensions affecting both employers and employees. This allows students to critically assess the processes in place for ensuring the ability of employees to achieve their potential (from changed management to leadership and motivation, among other topics). The Human Resource Management specialization also considers the global context in which organizations operate, considering how the administrating employees are influenced by the context in which issues occur.
(5) International Business:
International Business seeks to broaden students’ horizons, preparing them for the increasingly global business world. It helps students understand technological, economic, social and political forces shaping the world economy and the implications for business practice. Students learn to appreciate how the diversity of the economic and political systems, cultures and institutions of different countries impact the operation of the global business. This specialization is designed to help students develop conceptual and analytical skills needed to formulate feasible and effective management policies in an international setting. Moreover, it develops the skills needed to manage global business partnerships and complex multinational organizations.
Marketing majors gain advanced skills in market scanning and superior understanding of customer behaviors in order to identify opportunities helping in enhancing the competitiveness of their organizations, regardless of whether it is a technology start-up, a multinational, a state-owned enterprise, a political party, or a non-profit one. By understanding customers and stakeholders, marketers direct their organizations to develop and enhance their products, services, ideas or other offerings; as well as, establishing competitive pricing and distribution strategies that are key to ultimate success. Furthermore, marketing majors study advertising and other promotional strategies essential to communicate with customers using effective channels at the right time. Once they have acquired marketing and customer behavior basics, they learn advanced marketing strategies, sales management, and how to strategically position products, services, and other goods.
NGU Entrepreneurship Village and Professional Partnerships
NGU entrepreneurship village seeks to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and prepare individuals for the future of startups, aiming at building a high caliber able to compete locally and internationally, encouraging learners to give back to their society. The village serves as a business incubator and provides individuals with resources and hands-on experience which shall help them create and innovate.
On top of that, the village tackles a new market: healthcare management of which to become the first university business incubator that provides healthcare management programs.
The village is partnering with Bznsbuilder and Eyouth to provide high-quality training programs to individuals from the region who are passionate about ideas, among business owners and managers, NGU students, juniors and seniors in the healthcare business.
Business & Finance tuition fees in total for the Academic year 2018-2019: EGP 98,000 for Egyptian students.
Faculty Members' Profiles
Dr. Khaled Abdelaziz Hegazy
Dean of the Finance & Business Schoolload profile...
Heba M. Al-Gazzar
Assistant Lecturer of Financeload profile...
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Ashraf Ahmed ElGohary
Associate Professor of Economicsload profile...
Dina Ashraf E-Shihy
Assistant Lecturer of Marketingload profile...
Alia Mohamed Adel El Banna
Assistant Lecturer of Accountingload profile...
Rania El Garem
Lecturer of Managementload profile...
Assistant Lecturer of Managementload profile...
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Associate Professor of Organizational Studiesload profile...
Moaz Mamdouh Rizk
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