About Al Akhawayn

Inaugurated in 1995 by His Majesty King Hassan II and Crown Prince Abdallah bin Abdel-Aziz of Saudi Arabia, Al Akhawayn University redefines the classic American liberal arts educational experience on an architecturally stunning modern campus amidst the beauty of Morocco's Middle Atlas Mountains.

It boasts:

  • A uniquely international common core program for all undergraduate students, providing the basis for a well-rounded global education.
  • Rich academics, in English, encouraging choice and experimentation, in all schools and programs of study.
  • A comfortable, safe, exciting residential student life on campus, featuring hundreds of University student-run activities, with over 96 percent of undergraduates living on campus with roommates from around Morocco and the four corners of the world.
  • The peace and pleasures of Ifrane, a center for the outdoor exploration of mountains, streams, lakes, and more, with many entertainment options and easy access to major cities such as Rabat, Casablanca, Fez, Meknes, and more.

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Why AUI?

Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane (AUI) educates the future citizen-leaders of Morocco and the world through a globally oriented, English-language liberal arts curriculum based on the North American system. The academic community composed of students, faculty, and staff work together to foster excellence and identity through teaching and learning favorable to the development of equity and social responsibility. Home to 2,135 students from around the world, the 75-hectare campus houses student facilities including 7 academic buildings, a library, 21 student residences, 4 dining halls, shops, sports centers, and research labs.

The first non-US NEASC accredited university in Africa

In 2017, AUI was accredited by the New English Commission on Higher Education (NECHE, formerly NEASC), one of the most prestigious accrediting institutions throughout the world. Accreditation serves as a means of globally recognizing an institution’s worth. In NECHE’s case, their hard to earn stamp of approval signifies high standards at all levels of education, granting the University’s diplomas the equivalence of those issued in the United States. AUI’s accreditation marks the conclusion of a nine-year process during which we strove to increase the quality of our entire institution, from the classroom to the dorms. It also marks our lifelong commitment to self-actualization, to betterment, and to ensure that you receive the best possible education our establishment can offer.

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Take advantage of a quality education

The American Liberal Arts model exists to offer students both breadth and depth: it allows you to specialize after you enroll so that you might develop your passions while also pursuing other avenues of academia. This is why we introduced “core requirements” into our curriculum: to encourage our students to pursue a plurality of education. While we push our students to broaden their horizons, we place an emphasis on letting them choose how that plurality defines itself. Our take on Liberal Arts approaches academia in a practical manner: we believe that all subjects are interrelated and that they inform one another. Our classrooms are home to a diversity of minds, enabling a single class to be populated by business students, engineers, and philosophers. In shaping students thus, we hope that they will learn both from their teachers and from one another, creating on our campus a united network of intellectualism.

Affordability

AUI's tuition, fees, and room/board are priced to be competitive in both the Moroccan and international markets, particularly for a high-quality education that is U.S. accredited.

N.B. applicants of Moroccan nationality or who have one Moroccan parent qualify for the national tuition rate because AUI is a Moroccan public university.

Programmes taught in:
English

This school also offers:

BA

Al Akhawayn University (in Ifrane)

The Communication Studies program enables students to master a variety of communication competencies required for success in a wide range of exciting careers as well as b ... [+]

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The Communication Studies program enables students to master a variety of communication competencies required for success in a wide range of exciting careers as well as building active and responsible citizenship. The program trains students in academic as well as professional and applied communication with an emphasis on creative and critical abilities. Students gain theoretical, technical, and applied expertise in fields such as public relations and advertising organizational and international communication, writing, production, and media research.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Graduates will (1) gain an understanding of the role of media in shaping contemporary societies and cultures; (2) understand the dynamics of global media flows and their impact on the sociopolitical and cultural affairs of modern societies; (3) build an appreciation for the role of media systems in fostering democracy and informed citizenship; (4) gain theoretical, technical and applied knowledge in the fields of public relations, advertising, international communication, organizational communication, print, and audio-visual production, and media research; and (5) learn how to apply various research methods to the academic (as well as administrative) study of media and communications. ... [-]

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Al Akhawayn University (in Ifrane)

The BAIS program offers students the opportunity to learn about and ex- amine various aspects of International Studies. Students will be able to achieve different profile ... [+]

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The BAIS program offers students the opportunity to learn about and examine various aspects of International Studies. Students will be able to achieve different profiles within the program through combining elements from the five concentrations offered by the program: two fields of study: Political Science, or International Cooperation and Development; and three geographical areas: North Africa and the Middle East, European Studies, or American Studies. Each student will opt for one field and one geographical area, depending on his/her personal interest. In addition, International Studies students may choose their minor in an area in or outside the School.

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BBA

Al Akhawayn University (in Ifrane)

The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program complements the broad educational objectives reflected in the AUI core curriculum. The purpose of the BBA program is ... [+]

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The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program complements the broad educational objectives reflected in the AUI core curriculum. The purpose of the BBA program is to prepare students for positions of leadership in the business, professional and public sectors of a global economy. Additionally, it provides instruction of the highest quality that serves as a model for other universities interested in developing a globally focused business program. AUI maintains a highly qualified faculty who are committed to teaching excellence and keeping abreast of new developments through scholarly research and direct involvement with business and economic community.

Undergraduate instruction in business is consistent with modern management education principles and serves the objectives of the nation, which include rapid economic growth, social justice, political and economic freedom, and international cooperation. The BBA program provides a broad education and general exposure to the complex relationships between government, business and consumers. In upper-level studies, students receive a concentrated education in the following specialized areas: finance, management, marketing, and international business.... [-]

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BSc

Al Akhawayn University (in Ifrane)

The BS in Computer Science (BSCSC) is designed to provide the student with a strong core understanding of the concepts of computation and information management using mod ... [+]

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The BS in Computer Science (BSCSC) is designed to provide the student with a strong core understanding of the concepts of computation and information management using modern software and hardware.

The program’s educational objectives are to produce graduates who will:

Be able to carry out advanced work in specific areas of computer science; Be able to perform hands-on work in computer science; Be able to learn and apply new techniques and technologies in computer science; and Be able to succeed in graduate programs in computer science or related fields. Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.... [-]

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Al Akhawayn University (in Ifrane)

The BS in Engineering & Management Science (BSEMS) is designed to provide students with an understanding of the dynamics of corporate operations that will make them m ... [+]

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The BS in Engineering & Management Science (BSEMS) is designed to provide students with an understanding of the dynamics of corporate operations that will make them more effective in the workplace and will better prepare them for managerial or technical leadership roles in the corporate environment. The program is intended to equip students with abilities to:

use quantitative methods and reasoning in order to better inform business decisions, identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems; understand software and information systems, processes and methodologies and ways they can improve quality and efficiency; understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global c... [-]
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Al Akhawayn University (in Ifrane)

The BS in General Engineering (BSGE) is designed to provide the student with a strong core understanding in basic science, engineering, and mathematics with the ability t ... [+]

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The BS in General Engineering (BSGE) is designed to provide the student with a strong core understanding in basic science, engineering, and mathematics with the ability to continue to learn how to apply this expertise to a range of engineering problems. Its computer science concentration aims at producing graduates with a strong foundation of computer science theory and practice, and the ability to continue to learn and apply new information technologies.

The mission of the BSGE program at AUI is to produce engineers with a strong foundation who can succeed in a variety of professional settings and industries. They will be able to work effectively across disciplines and national boundaries.... [-]

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Al Akhawayn University (in Ifrane)

The Human Resource Development (HRD) program is a response to the growing need for professionals capable of developing human expertise and improving human performance in ... [+]

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The Human Resource Development (HRD) program is a response to the growing need for professionals capable of developing human expertise and improving human performance in organizations. Technological innovation, globalization, organizational restructuring, labor market shifts, and pressure for reduced costs and increased productivity have increased demand for HRD professionals. Our program prepares graduates to assume roles as trainers, performance improvement specialists and organizational change consultants in businesses and public sector organizations. The program content is based on competencies defined by professional organizations in the field of Human Resource Development. Through content courses in Human Resource Development and related topics (research methods, professional ethics, organizational behavior, quantitative methods, group dynamics, and cultural diversity) and through workplace experiences, students will acquire the necessary skills to be successful Human Resource Development professionals.... [-]

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August 2019
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Al Akhawayn University Institutional Video

Excellence and Identity at Al Akhawayn University with President Driss Ouaouicha

Excellence and Identity at Al Akhawayn University with School of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean Abdelkrim Marzouk

Excellence and Identity at Al Akhawayn University with School of Business Administration Dean Mary Grace Neville

Excellence and Identity at Al Akhawayn University with School of Science and Engineering Dean Kevin Smith

Excellence and Identity at Al Akhawayn University with Language Center Director Ali Khejjou

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