EMBA Middle East


thuyb89

I'm a logistics manager based in Doha and my company has offered to help me fund an Executive MBA program. I've asked around and I haven't found any reputable business schools in Qatar but I do understand that there are EMBA programs in Dubai (Cass, for example), and Beirut (AUB) which allow participants to fly in for a long weekend every month or so. This is doable for me. My question is, which programs should I look at. The Cass program looks good to me due to the proximity and schedule. Has anybody done this program? Is it relatively the same experience as I'd get in London?

I'm a logistics manager based in Doha and my company has offered to help me fund an Executive MBA program. I've asked around and I haven't found any reputable business schools in Qatar but I do understand that there are EMBA programs in Dubai (Cass, for example), and Beirut (AUB) which allow participants to fly in for a long weekend every month or so. This is doable for me. My question is, which programs should I look at. The Cass program looks good to me due to the proximity and schedule. Has anybody done this program? Is it relatively the same experience as I'd get in London?
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mba hipste...

There's no shortage of highly-regarded EMBA programs offered in the region. In fact, you can do the HEC Paris EMBA in Doha. That would be a great choice.

Also, LBS has an EMBA on its Dubai campus; INSEAD has one on its Abu Dhabi campus.

As far as how these international EMBA programs compare to their home-country counterparts, they're usually pretty much the same. Maybe some different faculty, and being on a satellite campus probably makes communicating with some people more complicated, but otherwise it will mostly be the same experience.

There's no shortage of highly-regarded EMBA programs offered in the region. In fact, you can do the HEC Paris EMBA in Doha. That would be a great choice.

Also, LBS has an EMBA on its Dubai campus; INSEAD has one on its Abu Dhabi campus.

As far as how these international EMBA programs compare to their home-country counterparts, they're usually pretty much the same. Maybe some different faculty, and being on a satellite campus probably makes communicating with some people more complicated, but otherwise it will mostly be the same experience.
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thuyb89

Thanks for that info. How is that EMBA program from HEC Paris? Is it well regarded in the region? I was under the impression that the school's network was mainly in Europe.

Thanks for that info. How is that EMBA program from HEC Paris? Is it well regarded in the region? I was under the impression that the school's network was mainly in Europe.
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mba hipste...

A valid concern. They've only offered that program for around 3 or 4 years now, but it looks like the school is establishing itself in the region: some research on Linkedin shows that the school has more alumni in Qatar than LBS. But to be sure, why not ask the school about the extent of its networks and post-EMBA support.

A valid concern. They've only offered that program for around 3 or 4 years now, but it looks like the school is establishing itself in the region: some research on Linkedin shows that the school has more alumni in Qatar than LBS. But to be sure, why not ask the school about the extent of its networks and post-EMBA support.
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thuyb89

That's good to know, thanks. I'll ask the school directly.

That's good to know, thanks. I'll ask the school directly.
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