Mission and Objectives
The mission of the Shucri Ibrahim Dabdoub Faculty of Business Administration is to prepare students to participate successfully in today’s business world through education and training. The Faculty provides a career training system with a professional faculty. The administrators, staff, and faculty are committed to the growth of the students as individuals, and recognize that the student is the heart of our operation and the purpose of our programs.
The Faculty of Business Administration was first established in 1973. Since that date, the faculty had offered a BA in Business Administration. Like other faculties, it started by having a very few number of students.
During its early times, the department offered one major; that is Business Administration. In 1992 a new major leading to a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, a major in Accounting was added to the programs offered by the Faculty of Business Administration. This new major was added due to the noticeable need in local markets for accountants. Since that date, the accounting program has undergone several changes and adjustments to make it more and more appropriate to the market needs. In the same year of introducing this new major, the Faculty of Business was divided into two departments: Business Department and Accounting Department.
In 2005, the Faculty of Business Administration was able to obtain the accreditation to start the first Masters Program at Bethlehem University. The Masters in International Cooperation and Development (MICAD) was offered to serve the needs of the local markets for graduates who are equipped with the needed skills in the field of development and cooperation. All of the graduates were successfully employed by local and foreign NGOs as well as UN agencies, USAID offices, and Palestinian Public Offices.
The last addition to the Faculty of Business Administration was the Minor in Entrepreneurship that was introduced in Fall 2019 after being accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education