Top business schools seeks scholars
Dubai, January 31, 2012
One of the world’s top business research doctoral programmes aims to recruit experienced senior business people in the Middle East to undertake cutting edge research.
Manchester Business School’s (MBS) global programme admits only 30 students per year, worldwide.
The MBS Doctoral programme is a world class qualification, which has once again been ranked number one in the world by the Financial Times in its 2012 rankings published on January 30, 2012.
The DBA programme emphasises the application of knowledge to research issues. The DBA research is intended to apply state-of-the-art knowledge to a specific management issue to directly improve the quality of the decision making. Through the DBA programme, senior business practitioners can undertake a substantial piece of research work, whilst remaining in a real business environment and with minimal disruption to their lives, and focus on the practical business application of the research, said a statement.
Speaking during her visit to the UAE to meet prospective DBA candidates, Professor Jikyeong Kang, director of the DBA programme at Manchester Business School, commented; “We are delighted to have the MBS DBA reconfirmed as the world’s top ranked programme by the FT in its 2012 rankings, which is important to students considering investing a substantial amount of time and effort in embarking on this rigorous programme. Research is at the heart of Manchester Business School and we are fortunate to have a very strong base of faculty to supervise our doctoral programme students. The Middle East is very important for the DBA programme, with students from the region accounting for more than 10 per cent of the current global student base and I have been impressed by the candidates we have met during my visit.”
The MBS DBA programme combines self-study with residential workshops at the Manchester Business School campus in the UK. The programme is delivered using a blend of self study and face-to-face teaching in year one, providing solid foundations for refined research methods in order to carry out research of a commercial nature. The DBA typically takes 4-5 years to complete, offering flexibility for working professionals.
Randa Bessiso, director, Middle East for MBS, added: “The DBA programme is highly specialised and intended for very experienced and senior business people, who are looking to undertake an original piece of serious research. We currently have more than 20 senior business people from the region following the DBA programme and we expect that number to grow substantially.” - TradeArabia News Service