Business Administration Programs 

The Business Department of the American University of Afghanistan currently offers two programs, the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and the Masters of Business Administration (MBA).  More information on the programs is available in the academics sections.

The curricula are anchored to global best practices and are taught by a diverse body of faculty with a rich international background. 

To be recognized by students and employers in the region as the preeminent undergraduate and graduate business programs in Afghanistan.

We are committed to providing international-caliber business education programs that develop professionals who drive ethical social and economic development of organizations in Afghanistan and globally.

The objectives, curriculum, and teaching methodologies of the department are designed to provide students with 1) a solid foundation in appropriate areas of knowledge at the level of international best practices; 2) an in-depth introduction in one discipline (accounting, finance, marketing or management); 3) an understanding of professionalism and its practices; 4) excellent presentation and business writing skills; 5) outstanding critical thinking skills; and 6) an understanding of business ethics in the international community. 

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Business Department Strategic Plan
Business Department Student Achievement Rates


Business Department Faculty
  • Professor Colleen Foster, Associate Professor, Chair of Business Department, MBA Program Director

    Colleen Foster
    Associate Professor of Practice
    Chair, Department of Business
    MBA Program Director

    Masters in International Management and Marketing, Thunderbird Global School of Management, USA
    BA, (Honors Program, Phi Beta Kappa), University of Minnesota, USA

    Certificates / Professional Credentials:
    Google Analytics Certification, American Marketing Association, USA
    B2B Social Media Certification, MIMA, Mn. Interactive Marketing Association, and AMA, USA
    Sustainability/Environmental Professional (SFP) Credentials, University of Minnesota/IFMA, USA

    Specializations: International Marketing Management, Brand Strategy Development, Market Insights, Survey Design, Data Collection/Analysis, Strategic Planning, Strategic Communications, Applied Statistics for Market Research, DFSS (Design for Six Sigma), and Japanese.


  • Dr. Pierre Rostan, Associate Professor of Finance
  • Dr. Kate O'Neill, Associate Professor of Business Department.

    Ph.D., Leadership and Change
    Antioch University, USA

    M.A., Interdisciplinary Studies: Adult Education & TESL/TEFL
    University of Alaska-Anchorage, USA

    B.A., Spanish
    Indiana University-Bloomington, USA

  • Ahmad Zia Asey, Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Robert Ritchie, Assistant Professor of Accounting
  • Department Adjunct Faculty
  • Ahmad Reshad Popal, Adjunct Instructor of Business

    Ahmad Reshad Popal
    Adjunct Instructor of Business
    Department of Business

    Education: Masters, Master of Accounting from Fairleigh Dickinson University, New Jersey

    Specialization: Accounting 


  • Walid Qazizada, Adjunct Instructor of Business
  • Jawed Samsor, Adjunct Instructor of Business
  • Ahmad Farid Nabi, Adjunct Instructor of Business
  • Alem Shah Ibrahimi, Adjunct Instructor of Business
  • Shoaib Rahim, Adjunct Instructor of Business
  • Lutfullamin Hashimi, Adjunct Instructor of Business
  • Aziz Taqwa, Adjunct Instructor of Business

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