June 27th 2022 was a memorable day for Ali Eldin Ibrahim. Before a large audience in AU’s Sheikh Zayed Hall that included several distinguished guests and members of his family, Ali walked the stage as the first person to graduate from the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program in Ajman University. Ali’s graduation was the culmination of a journey that began on September 6th 2019 when he took in his first class as part of Cohort 1 in the program. Following two years of classes, seminars, papers and projects in Research Methods, Leadership, Innovation and many more, Ali wrote a well-received dissertation on managing cross-functional conflict in healthcare settings which he successfully defended before a jury of internal and external examiners on April 18th 2022. At the graduation ceremony, Ali shared his gratitude at the successful conclusion of his extraordinary academic journey. He said “My DBA journey in Ajman university has been life changing. I consider it to be the most fruitful experience of my life. It broadened my intellectual, academic, research and business orientation. The faculty members were exceptionally brilliant and generous academicians with an amazing business orientation. I was able to develop a variety of skills during the program and managed to publish an article in a Scopus indexed journal during my journey. The program set high expectations but provides all necessary tools to achieve all of them. All in all, the DBA in Ajman university is a high-class program that provides high quality academic and professional education in a family-like atmosphere”. Speaking at the same occasion, CBA Dean Prof Akinola Fadahunsi expressed the college’s pride in Ali’s pioneering status. “What Ali has done is immense. From the beginning, he has been laser-focused on being successful in this journey. Reaching the finish-line as quickly and as confidently as he has done is no more than he deserved. We are very proud of him and wish him every success in the future”. Ali’s dissertation lead supervisor Prof Chris Enyinda described Ali as driven. “Ali and I agreed some ambitious milestones for his dissertation and he worked tirelessly to meet them”, he said before adding. “Ali’s dedication was impressive. It was a joy to guide him through the process”. DBA program director Prof Tamer Elshandidy also described Ali as determined and dedicated to his studies. He went on: “The program provided Ali with all needed support and offered an excellent mix of courses that was able to stimulate and stretch his skills and knowledge to the maximum. We are very proud of him and we do wish him every success in his next chapters”.
The College of Business Administration extends its heartiest congratulations to Dr Ali Eldin Ibrahim on the occasion of his graduation from our DBA program.