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DIAC Academic Partner, Manchester Business School passes 2,000 MBA student milestone as Middle East Centre celebrates 10th anniversary in Dubai

Manchester Business School Middle East Centre has passed the 2,000 MBA student milestone with the enrolment of 75 new students in the latest intake. MBS reached the milestone as it begins celebrations of its 10th anniversary in the region, where it opened the centre in Dubai Knowledge Park in 2006.

Today, MBS Middle East Centre continues to be the largest and fastest growing centre in the MBS international network. MBS offers the part-time Global MBA for qualified and experienced working professionals across the region with two intakes (January, July) per year. The latest intake included one of the highest proportions of female students by MBS in the region, over the last 10 years.

The new MBS cohort of MBA students in the Middle East:

  • 24 nationalities
  • 60% resident in the UAE
  • More than 20% female
  • 10% company sponsored
  • More than 10% already hold a Masters degree
  • Almost 50% hold general management positions
  • Around 20% are in CEO, VP, director roles

Randa Bessiso, Founding Director of Manchester Business School, Middle East Centre, comments: “MBS continues to attract senior businesspeople – including more business women – to our part-time MBA programme in the Middle East, where we have now enrolled and supported more than 2,000

MBA students. Dubai has played a significant role in providing the vibrant regional business hub and ideal base from which we have built a very strong regional cohort of students, helping us become the largest centre in the MBS network over the last 10 years.

“MBS continues to offer a rewarding and enriching business education experience through flexible and practical learning and networking, and intense workshop experiences with our MBS faculty, as well as careers services and an active regional alumni network. MBS is developing new MBA formats and executive education programmes and these will be part of the growing portfolio of learning opportunities we provide as we strive to help our students transform their careers and lives.”

Manchester Business School (MBS) is the UK’s first and largest campus-based business and management school and is ranked 38th in the world (Financial Times 2016). MBS has six global centres in the UK, UAE, China, Brazil, Hong Kong and Singapore. The Middle East Centre opened in October 2006 and provides the part-time Global MBA programme which offers pathway options – finance (finance accelerated) engineering and projects.

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About Manchester Business School

Manchester Business School (MBS) is the UK’s first and largest campus-based business and management school and is ranked 38th in the world (Financial Times 2016).

It has six global centres in the UK, UAE, China, Brazil, Hong Kong and Singapore and its prominent alumni include Sir Terry Leahy, former chief executive of Tesco; Sir David Varney, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs and Andy Duncan, chief executive of Camelot.

MBS programmes include:

  • Full-time MBA and Global part-time MBA
  • Tailored executive business education for clients such as Tesco, BP and JCB
  • Specialist Masters
  • Doctoral (PhD) programme
  • Undergraduate

MBS is also one of the UK’s leading centres for business research – according to the government’s most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.

www.mbs.ac.uk

Issued on behalf of MBS Middle East Centre by WPR.

Media contacts:
Jonathan Walsh
WPR, Dubai
Tel: + 971 50 4588610
Email: jon@wprme.com

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