MBS enrols 90 new MBA students
Dubai, July 14, 2013
Manchester Business School (MBS) Middle East Centre at Dubai Knowledge Village, has enrolled more than 90 new part time MBA students in the July 2013 intake.
More than half of the new students – all working professionals - are resident in the UAE with the majority of the balance residing in Saudi Arabia and Qatar. About 13 per cent of the new students are women and 10 per cent are already educated to Master’s degree level, said a statement.
In 2013, MBS will unveil innovations within its part time Global MBA programme, which has attracted more than 1,400 students in the region, as well as plans for the school’s first MBA graduation ceremony in the Middle East, scheduled for Dubai in October 2013.
The Middle East student base has now grown to more than 1,400 part time MBA students and is the largest student cohort in the international network of Manchester Business School. The MBS Middle East Alumni Group was recently launched to serve a growing community of around 1400 alumni in the region.
All the MBS students are experienced working professionals joining one of four part time MBA programmes and meeting the consistently high entry criteria, including a good first degree and a minimum of three years’ managerial experience. Many of the MBA students are employed by the world’s leading multinational companies, as well as local and regional companies, and are active in a wide range of sectors – public and private - from government to consulting and marketing, it said.
MBA programme director Professor Elaine Ferneley said MBS is continuing to innovate elements of its successful part time Global MBA programme to keep it relevant and at the forefront of business practice. New elective courses modules are being introduced, as well as new study formats for students across the School’s international network.
MBS students in the Middle East have the option of attending MBA workshops in Dubai or any of the other centres in the MBS international network – Hong Kong, Singapore, Rio de Janeiro, Shanghai, Miami, or the campus in Manchester. Dubai is proving to be attractive to students from other MBS centres, with around 600 students expected to attend the next Dubai MBA workshops in September 2013, the statement said.
Randa Bessiso, director, Middle East, at Manchester Business School, added: “Business education is beginning to flourish in the region, with some of the world’s top schools operating here now. We are delighted that we are continuing to attract such high quality professionals to our Global MBA programme, which continues to evolve to offer students even more flexibility, cutting edge content and value. Our students and alumni are now actively coming together as a real MBS community, thanks to the networking activities of the Alumni Group, and the culmination of all this effort will be MBS’ first MBA graduation ceremony in the Middle East, which we are now planning in Dubai.” - TradeArabia News Service