US students pick DQG as model
Dubai, January 7, 2008
A US students' delegation has selected the Dubai Quality Group (DQG) as business model during its recent study-tour in Dubai.
DQG is a non-profit organisation dedicated to raising the general performance level of the local business environment.
A 24-member students' delegation from George Washington University recently completed a study-tour in Dubai where the group took a deep insight into the role of DQG in promoting quality and improving business standards.
The students specifically explored DQG’s history, its portfolio of operations and the major programs and services it has implemented.
The group also focused on the role of DQG in Dubai’s business environment and in building business partnerships for economic development.
Additionally, the students identified the opportunities and challenges facing non-governmental organisations in the UAE and the rest of the Gulf region, and analysed major initiatives directed at sustainable development.
The students were required to visit and study the business dynamics of a certain country for one semester as part of their Master's Degree program under the Business Administration Faculty of George Washington University.
'For this purpose, the group chose the UAE, particularly the booming emirate of Dubai, while DQG was among three quality-oriented organisations selected as business models for the activity,' said a DQG official.
'DQG plays an important role in the UAE's economic development by helping cultivate a culture of excellence across all sectors,' said Marwan Al Sawaleh, DQG Chairman.
'It has been a pleasure showcasing DQG's aims, achievements and plans to our visitors from George Washington University, who have been impressed by the rapid economic gains made by the UAE,' he added.
'We have conducted study programs in various places around the world, including China, India and London, but this is the first time we have brought the students to the Middle East. We have chosen Dubai as we consider it a gateway to the region,' said the delegation's head Dr. Salah S. Hassan, Chairman and Professor of Global Marketing and Strategic Brand Management of the Business School's Department of Marketing.
'We are grateful to DQG for the opportunity to learn more about the organisation. DQG plays an important role in maintaining the business community's high-quality standards, which serves as the backbone of economic prosperity,' added Dr. Hassan.
'DQG has been in close coordination with various professional bodies and academic institutions all over the world. It is an honour to have attracted the interest of another internationally recognised business school, which only affirms DQG's growing global reputation as a bastion of business excellence,' said Al Sawaleh. - TradeArabia News Service