EMBA in Dubai (UAE) - Which is the best budget school?


Fedrick
Hi All,

I am a 15+ years experienced IT professional (Software) from India currently working in Dubai. An accounting graduate and looking to enhance my career prospects thru an Executive MBA. As I have crossed my mid career and maybe remaining around 15-20 years to retirement, so not interested (and not affordable too) in heavy investment for the top MBA like LBS, INSEAD etc. My future plans will be to get a career in Mid-senior to senior fields in IT. I am also looking for Australian migration and may move in another 2-3 years.

Can someone please guide me which is the best EMBA with a maximum range of 30K USD (100K AED) or less with the best reputation/career prospects I can get with this budget?

1. I had shortlisted SP Jain and Bradford (rejected CASS due to its cost). Which one would be the best among these 2? Bradford was chosen because it has got triple accreditation

2. Strathclyde also had triple accredition, but their faculty was local and so left.

3. Need advice on which specialisation should I choose based on my experience and future plans?

[Edited by Fedrick on Apr 22, 2015]

Hi All,

I am a 15+ years experienced IT professional (Software) from India currently working in Dubai. An accounting graduate and looking to enhance my career prospects thru an Executive MBA. As I have crossed my mid career and maybe remaining around 15-20 years to retirement, so not interested (and not affordable too) in heavy investment for the top MBA like LBS, INSEAD etc. My future plans will be to get a career in Mid-senior to senior fields in IT. I am also looking for Australian migration and may move in another 2-3 years.

Can someone please guide me which is the best EMBA with a maximum range of 30K USD (100K AED) or less with the best reputation/career prospects I can get with this budget?

1. I had shortlisted SP Jain and Bradford (rejected CASS due to its cost). Which one would be the best among these 2? Bradford was chosen because it has got triple accreditation

2. Strathclyde also had triple accredition, but their faculty was local and so left.

3. Need advice on which specialisation should I choose based on my experience and future plans?

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Duncan
1. I think this is difficult. My guess is that SP Jain will be better. It has a real campus there (okay, a small one, but still that i a real physical base with a real life). It is an Australian degree and will build up a real network in Australia. I think the quality of students may be better because most people will think a top Indian school will be harder than a mid-ranking British one.

However... I am very concerned looking over the faculty list in the brochure. This is far too long a list of faculty, and very uneven. A huge number of them do not have PhDs and are not even full-time academics. Academics are, really, professional educators and do have different but generally better knowledge than professionals. I would find out exactly who has taught the current cohort, and which people are window dressing.

Neither of the EMBAs allow specialisations, I think, so that is a non-question. I suggest you focus on the things you can clear better in a course than by self-study (so, for example, derivatives might be more important than negotiation, but you cannot learn negotiation by self-study).
1. I think this is difficult. My guess is that SP Jain will be better. It has a real campus there (okay, a small one, but still that i a real physical base with a real life). It is an Australian degree and will build up a real network in Australia. I think the quality of students may be better because most people will think a top Indian school will be harder than a mid-ranking British one.

However... I am very concerned looking over the faculty list in the brochure. This is far too long a list of faculty, and very uneven. A huge number of them do not have PhDs and are not even full-time academics. Academics are, really, professional educators and do have different but generally better knowledge than professionals. I would find out exactly who has taught the current cohort, and which people are window dressing.

Neither of the EMBAs allow specialisations, I think, so that is a non-question. I suggest you focus on the things you can clear better in a course than by self-study (so, for example, derivatives might be more important than negotiation, but you cannot learn negotiation by self-study).
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drocks28
Hey I'm also looking at EMBA programs in Dubai... How do you think these compare:

Bradford
Cass
Strathcylde
Hult

Also, I have heard that Duke offers an EMBA in Dubai, but can't find any information about this on the internet. Does anybody have any ideas if this is true?
Hey I'm also looking at EMBA programs in Dubai... How do you think these compare:

Bradford
Cass
Strathcylde
Hult

Also, I have heard that Duke offers an EMBA in Dubai, but can't find any information about this on the internet. Does anybody have any ideas if this is true?
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Duncan
I suggest you search the board for Dubai - there is a huge amount of insight already written.

In some years Duke's part-time global MBAs include a module taught in Dubai. http://www.fuqua.duke.edu/about/locations/middle_east/ They are elsewhere at the moment http://www.fuqua.duke.edu/programs/duke_mba/global-executive/program-format/
I suggest you search the board for Dubai - there is a huge amount of insight already written.

In some years Duke's part-time global MBAs include a module taught in Dubai. http://www.fuqua.duke.edu/about/locations/middle_east/ They are elsewhere at the moment http://www.fuqua.duke.edu/programs/duke_mba/global-executive/program-format/
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drocks28
Ok, I will search through the board. Thank you, sir.
Ok, I will search through the board. Thank you, sir.
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I already know program from wolverhampton university UK in Dubai with very reasonable price almost 44000 dhm and can be in installments and very flexible in timing.
I already know program from wolverhampton university UK in Dubai with very reasonable price almost 44000 dhm and can be in installments and very flexible in timing.
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mba hipste...
I already know program from wolverhampton university UK in Dubai with very reasonable price almost 44000 dhm and can be in installments and very flexible in timing.

I don't think this is a very good choice, given that there are many internationally-accredited business schools offering MBA programs in Dubai, like the ones mentioned above (Bradford, Cass...), along with LBS, the University of Dubai, even the American University of Sharjah...
[quote]I already know program from wolverhampton university UK in Dubai with very reasonable price almost 44000 dhm and can be in installments and very flexible in timing.[/quote]
I don't think this is a very good choice, given that there are many internationally-accredited business schools offering MBA programs in Dubai, like the ones mentioned above (Bradford, Cass...), along with LBS, the University of Dubai, even the American University of Sharjah...
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Hi people i got admitted into Manchester Business School in Dubai.
I am wondering why no one i talking about it or mentioning it? starting to get worried to be honest. anyone has any advice on it please do share.
Hi people i got admitted into Manchester Business School in Dubai.
I am wondering why no one i talking about it or mentioning it? starting to get worried to be honest. anyone has any advice on it please do share.


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Duncan
Try the search: http://find-mba.com/board?keyword=Manchester%20Dubai&tag=&page=1
Try the search: http://find-mba.com/board?keyword=Manchester%20Dubai&tag=&page=1
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mba hipste...
Hi people i got admitted into Manchester Business School in Dubai.
I am wondering why no one i talking about it or mentioning it? starting to get worried to be honest. anyone has any advice on it please do share.

There's been a lot of discussion on this program. Do you have any specific questions or concerns that haven't been discussed?
[quote]Hi people i got admitted into Manchester Business School in Dubai.
I am wondering why no one i talking about it or mentioning it? starting to get worried to be honest. anyone has any advice on it please do share.
[/quote]
There's been a lot of discussion on this program. Do you have any specific questions or concerns that haven't been discussed?
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