MBS Dubai intake hits record
Dubai, February 1, 2012
Manchester Business School (MBS) Middle East International Executive Centre at Dubai Knowledge Village has recorded the school’s largest ever intake of MBA students by any MBS international centre worldwide.
A total of 142 working professionals joined one of the four part time MBA programmes offered by MBS to students in the Middle East. The MBS Middle East centre now supports more than 1,200 part time MBA students.
The Middle East centre continues to be the largest and fastest growing in the MBS international network of seven centres worldwide, less than six years after opening in the region in 2006, a statement said.
Of the Middle East January 2012 intake of 142 new students, more than 10 per cent are women and half of all the students are resident in the UAE, with a significant proportion based in Saudi Arabia.
More than 40 nationalities are represented in the new cohort (students representing 85 nationalities in total are supported by the MBS Middle East centre), including Emirati students.
Randa Bessiso, director Middle East at Manchester Business School, said: “MBS is delighted to announce the record enrolment of new MBA students in the Middle East, which continues to be the most dynamic centre in the MBS network.”
“Just as important is the quality and diversity of the intake, including a strong cohort of female students, and many of the new students already hold a masters degree. We are also seeing rising numbers of our students being supported financially by their employers, which is very encouraging.”
“The new students are experienced working professionals in mid career and come from a wide range of companies in the private and public sectors, operating in a range of industries - telecoms, manufacturing and energy/utilities accounting for the largest share,” Bessiso continued.
“Demand in the region for an MBA from the one of the world’s top business schools remains strong and we are continuing to add new modules to help students tailor their programmes more specifically to their needs.”
“An MBA is a career and life changing experience and our part time students have the great advantage over full time students in that they take their learning into the workplace every day, whilst continuing their careers, and still benefiting from substantial exposure to MBS faculty,” Bessiso added.
The MBS Middle East Centre offers four, part-time, post experience MBA programmes for working professionals – Global MBA; Engineering; Finance; and Project Management. The Manchester MBA is triple accredited and awarded by the University of Manchester. – TradeArabia News Service
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