The economic, cultural, and political capital of Kuwait, Kuwait City, sits on the shores of the Persian Gulf, and is a mixture of exclusive Western-style hotels, designer shopping malls, traditional Islamic architecture, street markets, and still war torn buildings. The painted steel Kuwait Towers are the symbol of the city, and feature a viewing platform and restaurant looking out over Kuwait. At its heart sits the Grand Mosque, known for its vast interior and chandeliered dome. On the waterfront, the late-19th-century Seif Palace features a neo-Arabic watchtower and manicured gardens. Nearby, the Kuwait National Museum explores history and features science shows at its planetarium. Souk Al-Mubarakiya is a vast food and handicraft market.
The establishment of Kuwait University began to take the responsibility of preparing and educationally qualifying the young generation, the real wealth of Kuwait, to achieve the aspiring future goals with the most needed knowledge, culture and science. The ability to offer a distinguished academic learning for these young generations is the key to developing and disseminating the knowledge needed to accomplish all goals and meet with the requirements of society. Since its establishment, Kuwait University witnessed a significant expansion in the number of scientific colleges reaching to 16 colleges, with one of those being the College of Business Administration (CBA).
Students at CBA benefit, not only from an excellent academic program, a dedicated teaching faculty, and constant interaction with colleagues, but also from the pristine atmosphere in which CBA is surrounded by. CBA is located at the Shuwaikh Campus, which offers an ideal environment and ample services for study and research. With more than 30,000 square meters of usable space, the CBA building features advanced, scalable technology to facilitate the innovative teaching style of the College’s faculty, and large open spaces in which both faculty and students can mingle and learn from each other outside of the classroom. The classrooms are equipped with technologies able to streamline the entire classroom experience; student-teacher discussions, presentations, demonstrations, videos, slides, and other material used – with minimal disruption. They are designed to facilitate faculty-student interaction.
For more information about Kuwait University's College of Business Administration, visit their website at: http://kuweb.ku.edu.kw/COBA/index.htm
This is a business program and students will only be able to take business courses at KU. Official courses list is released 4 weeks before the semester start. Attendance of lectures and exams and assignments completion are mandatory to get a grade. Sudden Absence for Unforeseen Circumstances should be declared to Students Affairs Deanship.
To view business departments and courses offered at KU, visit: http://kuweb.ku.edu.kw/COBA/Departments/index.htm
If there is a course you are interested in not listed on the pre-approved list, please contact the program coordinator.
All students will reside at KU Student Housing located in KU Campus. Male and Female dormitories are separate facilities. Visiting Students are expected to arrive no earlier than (1) day prior to the Orientation Program for Incoming Student (Wednesday & Thursday) and are committed to KU Students Housing Opening and Closing times. Visiting Students are not allowed to spend a night outside KU Students Housing and must inform KU Students Housing as well as CBA Students Exchange Office of travel plans (10) days ahead of time. Travel is only allowed in weekends and formal holidays along the semester of study. Visiting Students are expected to move out of housing within (7) days of the exams end.
USD students will be billed the cost of USD tuition for their term abroad via their USD Student Account. Housing will be assessed by and paid directly to Kuwait University. Please see Program Cost above to review details of fees associated with this program.
A passport valid through 6 months past the program end date is required for all study abroad programs. KU will obtain your student visa on your behalf. The original visa will be kept with KU representative who will be meeting the students at Kuwait International Airport, noted that the visa is valid for (3) months. Students must get a Kuwaiti Residency if study period is more than 3 months according to the student’s law of residence in Kuwait. Students are not allowed to travel anywhere before obtaining the Kuwait residency.