It is with a sense of pride that I address you on behalf of the American College of Dubai (ACD), through this digital medium. ACD is one of the oldest private institutions of higher learning in the UAE having completed over three decades of quality education. The teaching and learning approach adopted here at ACD is homegrown with the background of, and experience gained, over the years in the historical, cultural and economic environment of the country and the region. ACD chose to offer exclusive business education also because of the specific and distinctive nature of trade and commerce practiced in the region, and its importance in developing a professional business environment. We feel we have, in our own little way, been able to contribute to the development of locally trained professional human resources who in turn, have been adding value to the business environment of the UAE, and the over nine thousand successful alumni of ACD are living proof of this contribution.

Our team of faculty, staff and student council members will love to see you being part of the larger ACD community and the first step towards that is to choose from ACD’s Associate Degree or Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA) program with concentrations in Management, Marketing, Human Resource Management and Finance, all of which offer excellent career options after graduation within the UAE, regionally and globally. We will be more than happy to help you in choosing a concentration in your area of interest through our admission counselors who are experts and experienced enough to ascertain your aptitude to become a successful professional upon graduation.

The College places great importance to co-curricular and extra-curricular activities for its students firmly believing that these play a major role in developing a well-rounded professional personality. As such, the ACD educational approach is student centric based on the requirements of the dynamic professional world.

The institution is centrally located in the heart of the city of Dubai at Al Garhoud, and has a spacious well-appointed campus with modern teaching & learning facilities. The campus also has a football ground, a tennis court and a student activities hall with a trendy food-joint, besides many other regular facilities like library, computer labs, clinic, car parking area etc.

ACD is licensed and fully accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education – Commission of Academic Accreditation (MOE-CAA), and has several national and international academic collaborations that add further value to its programs.

We look forward to receiving you at our campus and guide you to take a wise career decision; I wish you all the very best in your higher education pursuits.


Dr. Amitabh Upadhya

Provost & Vice President Academic Affairs