Faculty of Business  honored with award for Best Educational Institute in Management.

Jordanian Exporters Association looked to launch a professional diploma program called the "Diploma of Exports."
The program, which is suggested for the Faculty of Business, is aimed at graduating qualified human resources for exporting systems and activities.
UJ’s president, Prof. Adel Tweissi, discussed the goals of this program with the delegation which included the President of the association, Mr. Omar Abu Woshah, the Vice President, Mr. Halim Abu Rahma, and the Economic Adviser, Mr. Rasim Abd AL-Raheem. Also, the delegation presented an overview about the association and its various programs.
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     Latest Article for Dr. Zu'bi Al-Zu'bi
    "Jordan's way for forward " to view  
    The country has managed to weather the global economic crisis, and now needs to face one of its most important challenges: energy shortage. Professor Zu'bi Al-Zu'bi, Dean of the Faculty of Business of the University of Jordan, sheds light on how his country is determined to keep on developing its economy
    In a turbulent Middle East, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has always been a beacon of stability. The country has managed to weather the global economic crisis, and now needs to face one of its most important challenges: energy shortage. In this interview with ABO, Professor Zu'bi Al-Zu'bi, Dean of the Faculty of Business of the University of Jordan, sheds light on how his country is determined to keep on developing its economy.
    What are the most pressing needs of the Jordanian economy right now?

    Like much of the world, Jordan has felt the effects of recent global events. Regional instability led to a decrease in tourism (one of the most important economic sectors), as well as less foreign direct investment. In an effort to minimize the effects of these events, subsidies and wages were increased, which led to a greatly increased budget deficit (currently 9 percent of gross domestic product – GDP). At the same time, unemployment continues to be very high, particularly among youth and among refugees.

    nstability in the region has also had more direct economic
    effects – as Jordan accepts refugees from neighboring conflict-struck countries, it must also bear much of the cost of feeding and housing these refugees. For example, Syrian refugees cost an estimated $2.1 billion in 2013.

    Energy remains a pressing need for the economy. Since 2011, Jordan had experienced rapidly-rising energy prices, particularly due to damage to the Sinai pipeline, which has disrupted importation of natural gas from Egypt.
    Furthermore, the national electricity firm, NEPCO, suffered significant losses, leading to a large financing gap. Despite these challenges, Jordan's economy has weathered the global storm quite well – the first quarter of 2013 still saw 2.6 percent growth.
    The European Parliament has just decided to offer Jordan 180 million euro in financial assistance for the next two years. How important is the economic partnership with Europe for Jordan?

    This partnership is essential for Jordan's economy. The European Union is Jordan's largest trading partner, and it has provided Jordan with 330 million euro of grants over the past three years. This latest offering is intended to help Jordan to fund its balance of payments, to promote economic development and reform, and to support Syrian refugees. There is no doubt that without this money, Jordan's ability to deal with the challenges it faces would look dim.

    Jordan is becoming known as the Arab Silicon Valley. What opportunities does the high-tech sector offer in terms of Jordan’s economic growth?

    One thing that Jordanians can be proud of is our entrepreneurship. Jordan produces more technology start-ups than any other Middle Eastern country, with the most famous and successful being Maktoob, which was acquired by Yahoo for $80 million in 2009. Technological entrepreneurship is something that is being fostered by the government – the Queen Rania Centre for Entrepreneurship is one such initiative, and Jordan has a very low barrier to entry to the market. At the same time, though, the maintenance of old laws means that it can be prohibitively expensive to run a company. The high-tech sector in Jordan is relatively new, so there isn't really any information yet on how it will affect the Jordanian economy.
    What has been the impact of the Arab uprisings on Jordan’s oil supplies?

    Jordan relies on Egypt for energy, receiving 80 percent of its energy needs from the country. Before the fall of Mubarak, Jordan received oil via the Sinai pipeline at a low price. Since the beginning of the Arab Spring, however, decreased security in Sinai resulted in regular disruptions and increased oil prices. Imports from Egypt fell from 250 to 40 million cubic feet a day, and Jordan has had to find other sources of oil, at much higher prices. This year, energy accounted for 30 percent of all imports, at a cost of $18 billion – it is estimated that problems in Sinai cost Jordan $2 billion alone each year.
    Jordan is thought to have the fourth-largest shale oil reserves in the world.
     Can you tell us about the plans to build the first oil shale-fired power plant in the Middle East?

    Jordan is thought to be sitting on 30 billion barrels of oil in the form of shale oil. The Utah-based company Enefit has signed agreements with the government both for exploration and production rights over segments of Jordan’s shale and to build an oil shale production plant and an oil shale-fired power plant. The factory is currently moving ahead, with the final steps before construction including negotiations with potential contractors and a discussion with the Jordanian government on electricity tariffs. Enefit claims that shale oil could not only provide for Jordan’s own electricity needs but also lower its trade deficit. Enefit won't have a monopoly on Jordan's shale oil. More recently, China and Jordan signed a memorandum of understanding to build an oil shale-fired power plant at a cost of $2.5 billion. At the same time, the Jordanian company Karak International Oil is doing research in Al Lajjun, with the hope of beginning oil production in 2016 or 2017.
    Biography Zu'bi Al Zu'bi
    Zu'bi Al Zu'bi is the Dean of the Business School at the University of Jordan. He has lectured in the United Kingdom, U.S.A and Jordan. In addition, he worked as an advisor for several international, regional, governmental, and private organizations. He is a frequent correspondent for the Jordanian media and has organized and moderated many debating sessions for senior officials and decision makers regarding economic and political issues. He has been elected to the Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy in the UK.
    student Afnan Alaween, whose thesis research received the Harrington Award for the Best Thesis in Total Quality Management. The award is offered through the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University with partners from the European Universities Network. Alaween's work focused on the relationship between emotional intelligence level and the effectiveness of a project manager.

    The student team from the School of Business, The University of Jordan (UJSB) has won the CFA Institute Research Challenge hosted by the CFA Society Jordan for 2014. The Challenge was held under the patronage of the Amman Stock Exchange and in participation with CFA Institute. The team competed against students from 3 other leading Jordanian universities to produce the best comprehensive valuation report on Arab Potash Company (APOT). APOT has been selected given its status as a leading Jordanian company with world-class reporting and corporate governance standards. 

    UJ was represented by a team of 5 undergrad students: Dania Jamal  Hamdan, Salam Ahmad Abukhadra, Nadeen Farhan Haddad, Hamza Faisal Al Jaradat and Omar Nayef Abu Dhaim. The team was mentored by Abdelrahman Alawwad, Financial Analyst at AB Invest (Al-Arabi Investment Group), along with Dr. Mohammad Tayeh as faculty adviser. The presentation was made on the 6th of March at the Four Seasons Hotel, Amman and was evaluated by a panel of judges comprising leading investment industry experts. The presentation carried a 50% weight towards the final result while the actual submitted report, which was graded by  CFA Charterholders, carried the other 50%.

    The team of these undergraduate students overcame competition from teams representing 3 other universities in Jordan. The UJ team now advances to the Europe, Middle-East and Africa (EMEA) Regional final on the 1st of April 2014 in Milan where it will compete for a place at the Global Final on the 25th of April 2014 in Singapore. The EMEA, Americas and the Global Final events will be streamed live at

    The CFA Institute Research Challenge is a research competition for which students write an equity research report on a publicly traded company, and present their findings to an expert panel. The teams are judged on their written reports and oral presentations and a winner is selected. Throughout the competition, leading investment professionals volunteer as mentors and judges and teach these students best practices in equity research and corporate analysis.

    “Congratulations to the UJ Team for becoming the Jordan champions,” said Jameel Anz, CFA, and President of CFA Jordan. “We are extremely proud of holding this challenge for the third year running in Jordan and feel that we all emerged as winners after this event. We truly wish the UJ team the best of luck in Milan and we urge them to master their presentation strategy and techniques.”  

    The graders and the panel of experts praised the students’ research potential and gave them their best wishes for the next level and in their future professional pursuits. While sitting over the dinner table after the winning announcement was made, the mentor, Mr. Alawwad, and the Faculty Advisor Dr. Tayeh heartily congratulated the team and also quietly reminded them about the tough task ahead.

    About CFA Jordan:

    The society was established in 2002 to promote best-in-class ethical and professional standards within Jordan’s investment community as well as raise awareness about the CFA designation. We strive to help our CFA candidates through holding exam review sessions, providing scholarships and other educational events. Increasing the membership base of CFA Jordan to increase its footprint and impact in Jordan remains a priority as well.

    UJ School of Business has been ranked as an EXCELLENT business school with reinforcing international influence by the Eduniversal ranking, a global ranking by the French consulting company and rating agency specializing in higher education. This came during the 7th Eduniversal world convention, held in Istanbul during the period 22-25 October 2014. 80% of deans of listed schools from Universities across the world voted in favor of UJ School of Business. School of Business Dean, Prof. Zoubi Al Zoubi pointed out that the school ranked first locally and twelfth in Eurasia & Middle East on the 3 Palmes of Excellence category. The Palmes indicate the level of the school’s international reputation. The school’s Master’s programs are now included in the Eduniversal Ranking of the best Master & MBA, Al Zoubi said in a press statement, adding that its MBA program ranked fifth in Eurasia & Middle East. Whereas the Business Economics Master’s program was rated sixth and the Public Administration Master’s program ranked eighth. Al Zoubi said that despite the challenges and scarcity of financial resources, and taking into consideration UJ's quest to become amongst top 500 world universities, the school was able to compete internationally . Among the challenges faced by the school, Al Zoubi pointed out, the annual increase in admission, the migration of professors and the limited support provided from the private sector for scientific research. Al Zoubi expressed gratitude to the school’s professors and staff for their efforts and for boosting the school’s reputation on the local, regional and international levels . It is noteworthy that the Eduniversal ranking agency includes in its membership 1500 business schools and oversees nearly 4000 academic programs in over 154 countries worldwide.

    The School of Business at the University of Jordan (UJ) has become a  member of the Association to Advance collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).


    Commending the school on this achievement, UJ President Prof. Ekhleif Tarawneh stated that it confirmsthat UJ’s School of Business has achieved quality and on way to achieve universality.


    The School of Business is proud of the achievement of Sireen Ayman Abu-shanab Ameerah Suliman Frehat, Zain Ghassan Al-Faqih, Dina Issa Samawi, Mai Abd Al-Jabbar Hammad, from the Accounting department who participated in the “IMA Middle East Student Case Competition” 2019 held in Dubai and won first-runner up. The all-women team was qualified to the final after an intense competition with teams from 23 universities across the Middle East.


    The School of Business, specially the department of Management Information Systems is proud of its students: Bisan Alnatsheh, Raghad Zidan, Reham Alteerah for their noticeable achievements. The ladies’ journey started with their graduation project which qualified them to reach advanced stages in many competitions, including: Ahli Fintech, innovate to start, Injaz, Queen Rania National Award for Entrepreneurship. The ladies’ achievements continue with the greater goal of changing the world to the better.

     We are proud to announce that Sireen Ayman Abu Shanab, an accounting student at the University of Jordan, and the President of the IMA Student chapter at JU, has represented Jordan and the University of Jordan in particular, at the IMA student leadership conference in Charlotte - North Carolina USA .
    The conference was from the 14th - 16th of November 2019, and it included a variety of activities; enriching concurrent and general sessions, industry tours to the best companies in the region, and opportunities for on site recruitment and internships available for student attendees.

    Prof. Hani Al-Dmour obtained appreciation certificate from the German board for Training and Consulting for his role in serving the community and contributing in disseminating the sciences of human development.


    Dr. Rima Wahid Al-Hasan, Assistant professor at the Department of Business Administration at the University of Jordan, on receiving the 1st Prize of EDAMBA thesis competition Award from the European Doctoral Association in Management and Business Administration.  The award was based on her doctoral research in the field of Operations Management and Innovation at Warwick business school, Warwick University in the United Kingdom.


    The school of Business would like to congratulate Dr. Rima Wahid Al-Hasan, Assistant professor at the Department of Business Administration at the University of Jordan, on receiving the outstanding doctoral research award, in which her research has been chosen as “the highly commended winner of the 2020 EFMD/ Emerald outstanding doctoral research award” in the category of operations and production management. This award is given by two international institutions: Emerald publishing and the EFMD (The European Foundation for Management Development), and supported by the International Journal of production and operations management / IJOPM (ISI Journal) as the research was recognized by the editors of the IJOPM as outstanding. This award highlights the contributions of her research in the category of operations and production management. 

    Congratulations on your achievement, we wish you more success in the future 

    Congratulations to IMA University of Jordan student chapter We are very proud to announce that a team of 5 exceptional students from the University of Jordan -Business school have been qualified to be one of only 2 teams who have made it to the next step of IMA student case competition! More than 150 presentations, and +90 universities participated in this competition across the Middle East and India. Well done and wishing you all the best.

    A ceremony was held recently by the University of Jordan (UJ) marking the University's 1st Academic Research Day. The ceremony recognized and honored 120 distinguished researchers from all schools of centers at UJ University, whose work has been an important contribution to the advancement of scientific research, and high quality knowledge production.
    Thirty researchers were selected from Humanities Schools, as follows:
    -Ten were selected according to the Scopus Highly Cited Researchers list (2014-2019), from which eight were from the School of Business.
    -In addition, twenty researchers were selected based on their number of publications without regard to Scopus rankings. Among these, two from each Humanities School were selected, making the overall number of researchers selected from the School of Business ten.
    Based on this, the list of researchers from the School of Business, who were honored by the University of Jordan, comprised of the following:
    ·         Musa Al-Lozi, (Public Administration)
    ·         Rateb J. Sweis, (Business Management)
    ·        Ayman Bahjat Abdullah, (Business Management)
    ·         Ra'ed S. Algharabat,) Marketing)
    ·         Ra'ed Masa'deh,) MIS)
    ·         Bader Obeidat, (Business Management (
    ·         Samer Eid Dahiyat) Business Management)
    ·         Mutaz M. Al-Debei, (MIS)
    ·         Mahmoud Maqableh,) MIS)
    ·         Muhammad Alshurideh, (Marketing)
    The honoring is a gesture of appreciation for the efforts of the scholars which have contributed to improving the university's position in global rankings.
    The ceremony was organized by the Deanship of Academic Research in cooperation with the Accreditation and Quality Assurance Center. The honored scholars are the most cited researchers according to Scopes database for the period 2104 – 2019 (30 scholars from the health, scientific and humanities schools were recognized), in addition to 10 distinguished young scholars and 14 outstanding students who were nominated by their schools.

    Dr. Rima Wahid Al Hasan, Assistant professor of operations management & Innovation at the department of business administration, school of business, and her co-author have received “The Chris Voss best paper award” for our paper on the role of managers’ mental frames on the use of Process improvement in new product development processes at the European operations management association annual conference (EurOMA) conference 2021. The award is sponsored by Emerald Group Publishing. EurOMA is an international network of academics and practitioners who are interested in developing the field of operations management on a continual basis. In 2021, the EurOMA annual conference brought together over 350 participants from 34 countries around the world with 311 paper presentations. Entries for the award were judged on their “contribution towards the advancement of theory and practice of Operations Management”.


    The Queen Rania Center for Entrepreneurship organized a competition for Jordanian universities. A team from the Business School, consisting of two students, Bayan Al-Abdallat and Wasan Muhammad, won the second place in the competition. Their project was named Smart water management system, which is a smart water management system that uses algorithms and smart sensors connected near the pipes and connected with a mobile phone application that allows the user to monitor water consumption and detect leakage, if any, resulting in lower water bills, saving water, and resolving water-related problems as quickly as possible, especially in hotels and hospitals.

    Dr. Rima Al Hasan, Assistant professor of operations management and innovation and the assistant dean of quality assurance affairs at the school of business, has been selected as the only Jordanian to participate in the Leaders Lead On-Demand Quality Controls and Accreditation in Business and Entrepreneurship Academic Programs exchange program in February 2023 which was Funded by the U.S. Department of State and organized by World Learning. The Program is a two-way exchange for professionals from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and the United States who are active in their fields of entrepreneurship and innovation intending to deepen cross-regional connections. Dr. Al Hasan is one of 15 participants selected from the MENA region. The representative includes one person from Lebanon, Qatar, Libya, Palestine, Egypt, Morocco, Tunis, Oman Bahrain, United arab emirates, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Jordan.

    This program included intensive interactive training events, experiential and immersion study tours, and at U.S. Universities in different states at the east coast, including Pennsylvania, New York, North Carolina,  Florida, and a final segment in Washington, DC. Throughout the program, representatives from U.S. and MENA institutions discussed key focus areas under the entrepreneurship and innovation theme, such as U.S.-MENA partnerships,  sustainability, and social impact, linkages between universities' entrepreneurship and innovation programs design and the labor market, and quality controls in business education.

    The visit was based on holding several meetings with institutions, representatives from the local community, entrepreneurs, academics, and researchers in the field of innovation and quality management. 

    The program concluded with a visit to the U.S. state department, where the group discussed plans for sustaining the program and its outcomes. During this visit, the group spoke with leaders from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, EducationUSA, USA StudyAbroad, and the U.S. Fulbright Program to discuss opportunities for student exchange, joint research projects, and other common topics of interest.

    In turn, the Dean of the School of Business, Prof. Dr. Raed Masadeh Bani Yaseen stressed the importance of academic participation in outstanding international programs for developing the educational and research process at the school of business. Suggesting that these events facilitate academic exchange and open opportunities for conducting joint international research.

    Dr. Rima Al-Hasan indicated that her participation in this exchange program represents a unique opportunity to learn from the American universities' approach to managing entrepreneurship and innovation in their institutions, communicating their social impact and contribution to society, and in maintaining the programs' quality requirements. She added that the program provides different avenues for collaboration with both the universities in the Middle East and North Africa, and with institutions, universities, and academics in the United States of America. Given that, she will work with the various parties at the University of Jordan to expand and leverage these opportunities.