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ASB is fully accredited in the European Union through our partnership with UCAM – Catholic University of Murcia. 

Official Letter: https://www.asb.ac/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/UCAM-Letter-ASB.pdf

For more details, please visit https://www.ucam.edu

Yes, our accreditation is internationally recognized. 

Agora School of Business is 100% online based, with administrative offices in Washington DC, USA, and Cairo, Egypt.

We currently don’t offer a part-time track only full-time one-year accelerated program

No we don’t. Applications are only open for full time MBA students.

Students who apply to ASB will be at the forefront of receiving quality education while being exposed to world-renowned scholars and entrepreneurs. There are multiple factors to consider for joining our programs:

  • Our Core Values
  • 100% online accelerated MBA Program
  • Interactive Short Courses
  • Hands-on Experiential Learning
  • Business Incubator
  • Affordable tuition rate
  • Internationally accredited 
  • Multiple scholarship opportunities 
  • Renowned business entrepreneurs 
  • Access to the entrepreneurial ecosystem 
  • Global world-class professors


To learn more, please visit https://www.asb.ac/why-us/ 

We offer a 33-credit online accelerated program that fits full time working applicants and generally speaking, one should expect to dedicate approximately 20  hours per week. 

Yes, we do have a representative office in Egypt but it is by appointment only. You can contact us via email at info@asb.ac or phone at +201280555516

We offer a 100% online education so students from anywhere in the world are welcome to apply. 

Our program is only available in English, that’s why proof of English proficiency is a must.

For more details on admission requirements, please visit https://www.asb.ac/admissions/

Career Development

Our commitment at ASB is to provide a cradle-to-investment model of education, and practical mentorship and providing investments to our aspiring entrepreneurs is a vital part of this model. Our educational model is focused on entrepreneurial success through social impact and shared value creation. Providing our students with business mentors and investors for their projects does not only greatly enhance our unique academic offering to compliment the theoretical with the practical, but also provides us with an opportunity of social impact to engage with innovative, passionate, and intelligent students and become part of their successful entrepreneurial journey.

The Investor Lab utilizes mentoring as a way to prepare our students for pitching their business ideas to a world-class group of international Investors, Venture Capitalists, and Angel Investors. The Investor Lab holds an annual Investor pitch event, at the conclusion of every academic year where it welcomes both aspiring business ideas as well as existing businesses. The event is open for all qualified projects organized by currently enrolled ASB students


For more details on admission requirements, please visit https://www.asb.ac/investor-lab-2/

Through ASB’s Investor Lab, students will:  

  • Participate in training events: conferences, seminars, workshops, etc.
  • Receive guidance and advice from entrepreneurs, subject-matter experts, alumni and faculty members on starting a business, financial planning, accounting, marketing, legal, record keeping, etc.
  • Find small funds to help the venture get started.
  • Have the opportunity to partner with other motivated and talented students.
  • Connect to seasoned entrepreneurs, investors and professionals from the greater business community.

Program Structure, Curriculum and Faculty

The accelerated MBA is a 1-year, 33-credit-hour program. It is composed of 10 modular courses. Each modular course is 4-week long. Upon the completion of the 10 sequential modules, the program ends with a Capstone hands-on project which is delivered by an elite group of entrepreneurs and executives. The program runs from January to December of every year.

Each 4-week module is taught by one of our world-class professors. Generally speaking, each week of the module is divided into three self-paced topics. In order to maximize flexibility and convenience, students can complete the weekly topics at their own pace and when it is more convenient for them.  In addition, professors will also offer through the course optional live interactive sessions that students may choose to participate in. 

We do not currently offer any specialization, it is considered a general MBA tailored specifically for entrepreneurs.

This module develops the analytical and conceptual skills required to test the feasibility of a concept for a new venture. The module uses an active experiential learning approach where students have the opportunity to learn and apply a number of practical skills and techniques associated with the development of a new venture. Students will undertake a significant amount of field research; develop and think critically about business concepts; answer fundamental questions about strategic, marketing, financial, operational and human resource issues; and then research a decision about going forward to start their proposed venture.

For more information on the MBA program and the modules taught, please visit https://www.asb.ac/mba-program/

Tuition is refunded if a student cancels their enrollment or withdraws from the program. The refund is on a weekly basis as per the refund schedule below (please refer to the cancellation policy above for refunds of fees such as the application fees). 

 

Cancellation or withdrawal requests should be made in writing by sending an email to the Registrar at registrar@asb.ac

 

No tuition refunds will be issued if a student does not submit a cancellation/withdrawal request, and tuition fees cannot be carried over to next year. Refunds will be issued using the same method of payment within 30 days from the date the University receives the student’s withdrawal request.

Refund Schedule (applicable to the program as a whole or to individual courses):

 

Percent of tuition refunded after start of

(Before start of classes)

100%

1st week

70%

2nd week

40%

3rd week

20%

4th week

0

 

For more information on our policy, please visit https://www.asb.ac/policies/

Yes, all our faculty members are world class leaders, business renowned entrepreneurs with hands-on experience. Please visit our faculty page to learn more https://www.asb.ac/our-faculty/ 

One  should dedicate approximately 20  hours per week. 

Each professor will have his/her own module syllabus with their available office hours which will be by appointment only.

Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 (B-) in order to graduate. A student cannot graduate if there are any outstanding obligations to the University, such as Tuition fees. Students are considered graduates when the capstone project has been completed, and a diploma will be sent to the student. 

For more information on our policy, https://www.asb.ac/policies/

Financing Your MBA

We offer multiple scholarships. Please contact us at info@asb.ac for more information.

Scholarship applications are separate from the normal admission process. Once offered the position in the MBA program, you are then invited to complete the scholarship application. Please make sure to fill out the application by the admission deadline. 

Our scholarship is one-time, non-renewable, awarded for the duration of the students’ one-year MBA program at Agora School of Business. Upon receipt of the signed scholarship agreement, the Office of Accounting and Finance will apply the scholarship funds to cover tuition fees only based on the scholarship amount received. This will be reflected on the student account. Please note that this scholarship can only be applied towards tuition fees and does not cover any other fees. 


For more information on our scholarship policy, please visit https://www.asb.ac/policies/

Scholarship offers are not guaranteed and decided at the end of the admission cycle. The university is not allowed to share the expected nor the  minimum or maximum offered rate. 

Agora School of Business reserves the right to modify the scholarship at any time due to changes in your eligibility, enrollment status, and availability of funds.

Adhering to the Scholarship policy will be assessed on a quarterly basis. Failure to adhere to the Scholarship Policy will result in a warning letter at the end of the quarter. The student will be placed on probation for the duration of one module. If the student fails to meet the minimum requirement again, he/she will lose their scholarship. In case of special or unusual circumstances, the student may file for an appeal.

Agora School of Business reserves the right and authority to inspect all documents and to investigate with any individual or organization (including banks) the information needed to support this application at any time. Additionally, ASB reserves the right to reject applications without stating the reasons for rejection.


For more information on our scholarship policy, please visit https://www.asb.ac/policies/

The cancellation email will describe the appeal process and a link to reinstatement form of the scholarship. Valid reasons for appeals include death of a relative, an injury or illness or other extenuating circumstances. Circumstances related to an outbreak of COVID-19, including, but not limited to the illness of a student or family member.

The school may request additional documentation at any point while evaluating an appeal. The appeal form will be reviewed by the committee and will respond to the appeal in writing within two weeks of receiving the complete appeal.

If the appeal is approved, the student scholarship will be reinstated for the rest of the quarter and evaluated again on a quarterly basis. If the appeal is denied, the student will be responsible for the remaining amount of tuition.


For more information on our scholarship policy, please visit https://www.asb.ac/policies/

Yes, we do offer corporate discounts. For more information, please contact us via email on info@asb.ac or phone on (+2) 01200594555

If you want to become a corporate partner, kindly contact our Chief Business Officer:

Eng. Sherif Shaker at cbo@asb.ac

Yes, we do offer group discounts. For more information, please visit this link    or contact us via email at info@asb.ac or phone at (+2) 01280555516. 

Admission Criteria

Admissions General Information

The application deadline is on the 30th of November of every year for the new academic year.

For more information, please visit https://www.asb.ac/admissions/

We don’t have rolling admissions available now but applications are open until November 30th of every year for the new academic year. 


For more information on application-related dates and deadlines, please visit https://www.asb.ac/admissions/

Eligibility & Qualifications

Please visit https://www.asb.ac/admissions/ to learn more about our admission criteria and process.

Please visit https://www.asb.ac/admissions/  to learn more about our admission criteria and process.

Work Experience

No, you are not required to have work experience.

Work experience is not a requirement, the admission committee uses a holistic approach when reviewing candidates.


You can send us your updated CV (info@asb.ac), we will review it and get back to you with the requirements regarding both years of work experience & the GMAT examination.

In general it doesn’t count. However it will be considered during the admission process. 

We accept students from different backgrounds. 

For more details on admission requirements, please visit https://www.asb.ac/admissions/

Extracurricular activities are encouraged but not counted as work experience. 

Academic Requirements

No minimum GMAT/GRE score is required, and the Admissions Committee has the flexibility to consider all scores in the context of your overall academic preparation and management potential.

In order to have a GMAT/GRE waiver, we require a minimum of 4 years of work experience or a minimum of 2 years in a managerial position.

Both GMAT and GRE scores are valid for five years.

Scores are acceptable until the application deadline. 

A TOEFL, IELTS or Pearson Test of English (PTE) is required if you did not attend an undergraduate institution where the sole language of instruction is English. If you completed a graduate degree which was taught in English, it is recommended you submit one of these tests, but it is not required.

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, with nothing lower than 5.5 in any of the four elements (listening, speaking, reading and writing). 

TOEFL iBT score of 78, with nothing lower than 17 in any of the four elements (listening, speaking, reading and writing). Equivalency Guide: (TOEFL 550/ TOEFL CBT 213/TOEFL iBT 78).

The Admissions Committee reserves itself the right to take into consideration other proofs of English proficiency not stated above

Average GPA of 3.0 in USA and the equivalent of 85% or a “B” worldwide.

You can provide us with the highest bachelor’s degree GPA attained. 

Average GPA of 3.0 in USA and the equivalent of 85% or a “B” worldwide.

ASB does not accept exchange or transfer students nor any credit transfers. 

Application Process

Application General Information

You can’t edit your application after submission. Any updates must be emailed to the admission team. 

However, once admitted to the university, you can login with the provided credentials to update your personal information on the student portal https://sis.asb.ac/signin/

Transcripts

Applicants must hold a completed undergraduate degree in order to enroll in our MBA program. Each applicant must submit their undergraduate degree transcript and diploma.

An official transcript should be stamped and signed to be considered official

All documents must be submitted in English. In order for a transcript or a certificate to be accepted, they should be sent for evaluation and validation by World Education Services at www.wes.org

Test Scores

If you completed a graduate degree which was taught in English, it is recommended you submit one of these tests, but it is not required.

The Admissions Committee reserves itself the right to take into consideration other proofs of English proficiency not stated above

Essays/Cover Letter

ASB requires a letter of motivation. As we review your application, what more would you like us to know as we consider your candidacy for the Agora School of Business MBA program?

Letters of Recommendation/reference letters

You will have to submit two professional letters of recommendation online as part of your application.

It could be university professors or current/previous supervisors or managers at your current job. 

Interviews

After your written application has been submitted and reviewed, you may be invited to interview. The interview is a positive indicator of interest, but is not a guarantee of admission. All interviews are conducted by invitation only, at the discretion of the Admissions Committee.

 

Interviews are 30 minutes and are conducted by the ASB Admissions Committee who has reviewed your application. Your interview will be tailored to you and is designed for us to learn more about you in the context of a conversation.

After your written application has been submitted and reviewed, you may be invited to interview. The interview is a positive indicator of interest, but is not a guarantee of admission. All interviews are conducted by invitation only, at the discretion of the Admissions Committee.

 

The whole admission process takes up to 4 weeks from receiving your complete application and all required documents

Admissions Decisions

All our correspondences are done via email. 

The whole admission process takes up to 4 weeks from receiving your complete application and all required documents. 

For more information on the admission requirements, process and timeline, please visit https://www.asb.ac/admissions/

We will do our best to get back to you as soon as possible but as mentioned earlier, the whole admission process takes up to 4 weeks from receiving your complete application and all required documents 

It is a case by case basis. Please contact the admission office for more information. 

Fees

Our application fee is $100 and non refundable 

Our full-time MBA program cost $6,000. The latter excludes administrative costs: library fees of $200 and a graduation fee of $200. Multiple scholarships are available but require a separate application after being admitted in the program using the normal application process. 

Fees can be paid online via credit card or bank transfer. 

Our tuition fees can be paid in 11 monthly equal installments from January to November. 

We are a non-Egyptian institution, so we accept payments only in US dollars. 

We only offer installment payments paid over the academic year. 

Not available. You can only pay online via credit card or bank transfer. 

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