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School to showcase MBA programmes

Dubai, November 13, 2011

Manchester Business School (MBS) will showcase its full range of MBA programmes at the Access MBA tour of the Gulf in November, covering the full time and part time options available for students based in the region.

Candidates will be able to meet the counsellors of one of the world’s top-ranked business schools to discuss their options, a statement from a school official said.

MBS will participate in the Access MBA tour events in Bahrain on November 18, Kuwait on November 16, Qatar on November 14, Saudi on November 21 and the UAE on November 19).

The counsellors will meet prospective MBA candidates at special one-on-one sessions during the events. The school already has more than 1,000 MBA students in the region, with the Middle East centre being its largest and fastest growing in its international network.

The full-time MBA students will attend the main campus in Manchester to complete the intensive 18-month programme, the statement said.

The school runs a highly successful part-time MBA programme for more than 1,000 working professionals in the region, from its centre in Dubai Knowledge Village.

Both study options lead to the awarding of the same Manchester MBA degree by the University of Manchester. The school’s MBA is triple accredited and 4th fourth in the UK, 11th in Europe and 29th in the world, according to the latest (2011) Financial Times ranking, the statement said.

The Manchester full-time MBA programme provides a thorough grounding in business theory and practice, with international projects, live consultancy work and internships with high profile, multinational corporations.

Its method of hands-on learning offers full-time MBA students around six months’ client-facing hours, so students can test theories immediately in real world situations. The MBA is the first step of a journey with MBS which continues with a dedicated MBA careers service to help students achieve career goals, and a large alumni network, it said.

It offers four part-time Global MBA programmes, designed for experienced businesspeople and allows working professionals to continue working and earning whilst studying.

Students can choose from three different specialist MBA learning pathways like engineering, project management and finance in addition to the Global MBA general, which brings together general management elements with a focus on leadership, innovation and internationalism, it said.

The part-time MBA programme is delivered through a blended learning format which guarantees at least 250 hours of face-to-face workshops with Manchester faculty, hosted in Dubai.

Randa Bessiso, MBS director Middle East, ssaid: “MBS’ full-time MBA students come from every continent and 90 per cent of them are from outside the UK. The full-time MBA appeals to those students who are seeking a change of career or who are in the early stages of their careers and have the resources to commit to an intensive full-time programme. MBS already has a strong presence and reputation in the region based on our very successful part time MBA programmes.”

“Part-time MBA students are typically mid career managers or specialists looking to switch career direction from a specialist role to management, or accelerate their management career. Both study routes lead to the award of the same world class Manchester MBA degree awarded by the University of Manchester,” she said. – TradeArabia News Service




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