Best MBA in Dubai?


Kate21
This is my first board message. I am looking to do a full-time MBA in Dubai. Looks like the best programs are Hult (accredited by AMBA), University of Dubai (AACSB), and UAE University (AACSB) Any thoughts/suggests. ?
This is my first board message. I am looking to do a full-time MBA in Dubai. Looks like the best programs are Hult (accredited by AMBA), University of Dubai (AACSB), and UAE University (AACSB) Any thoughts/suggests. ?
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Sanj_Z
Hi Kate,
If you're looking for internationally accredited, then I'd say Hult is good. They require GMAT for their admissions as well which is good and sets a certain standard.

Even SP Jain's MBA is AMBA accredited, so check them out as well as the cost is quite reasonable and from what I know, the programme is very demanding but a rewarding one.

Wollongong's MBA is very good as well based on my peer's feedback. Plus they've been here for an extremely long time and are well-established and connected with industries here.

At the end of the day, it really depends on what your personal objectives are - so do consider the following:
1. Do you want to switch to a particular function/industry - Check with the university counsellors on how can they assist you in moving to that particular industry/function and how well-connected are they.
2. Is it more for personal development rather than career solely - If so, then does it really matter which university and does it justify spending over 100k on one school over the other?
3. Cost and ROI expected - How much money you need to spend VS when can you expect to see returns on it - if the cost outweigh, it may not be very favourable choice
4. Do you intend to stay in UAE or relocate in the long-term? - This will make a diff in choosing a locally-known university or an international one

Hope that helps a little...
Hi Kate,
If you're looking for internationally accredited, then I'd say Hult is good. They require GMAT for their admissions as well which is good and sets a certain standard.

Even SP Jain's MBA is AMBA accredited, so check them out as well as the cost is quite reasonable and from what I know, the programme is very demanding but a rewarding one.

Wollongong's MBA is very good as well based on my peer's feedback. Plus they've been here for an extremely long time and are well-established and connected with industries here.

At the end of the day, it really depends on what your personal objectives are - so do consider the following:
1. Do you want to switch to a particular function/industry - Check with the university counsellors on how can they assist you in moving to that particular industry/function and how well-connected are they.
2. Is it more for personal development rather than career solely - If so, then does it really matter which university and does it justify spending over 100k on one school over the other?
3. Cost and ROI expected - How much money you need to spend VS when can you expect to see returns on it - if the cost outweigh, it may not be very favourable choice
4. Do you intend to stay in UAE or relocate in the long-term? - This will make a diff in choosing a locally-known university or an international one

Hope that helps a little...
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Adi
I am new to these. What do you think should I do?
I am new to these. What do you think should I do?
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ezra
I am new to these. What do you think should I do?

Don't know - give us your background and goals and maybe we can offer suggestions.
<blockquote>I am new to these. What do you think should I do?</blockquote>
Don't know - give us your background and goals and maybe we can offer suggestions.
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Danz17
Thank you in advance for offering suggestion ..
I have kinda of difficult situation , Which MBA program is the best for those who have 9 hours job and cheap enough "offer installment" ?
or there is no such thing .
thx
Thank you in advance for offering suggestion ..
I have kinda of difficult situation , Which MBA program is the best for those who have 9 hours job and cheap enough "offer installment" ?
or there is no such thing .
thx
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Duncan
Why would you want to do a *full-time* MBA in Dubai? Obviously the best MBAs in Dubai are part-time programes and some of those, like the LBS programme, lead to the same degree as the full-time MBA and have more or less the same cost http://www.london.edu/programmes/dubailondonemba.html
Why would you want to do a *full-time* MBA in Dubai? Obviously the best MBAs in Dubai are part-time programes and some of those, like the LBS programme, lead to the same degree as the full-time MBA and have more or less the same cost http://www.london.edu/programmes/dubailondonemba.html
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naina22
I am new to these. What do you think should I do?

Don't know - give us your background and goals and maybe we can offer suggestions.


Hello Ezra,

I am from India with 5 years of experience in IT Field, have done engineering in computer science. I want to do MBA from Dubai but I have not given GMAT/IELTS. Kindly suggest me which university I should join for MBA.
HULT/heriott watt/bradford.

Heriott watt do not require gmat score and for english proficiency they need ielts/toefl or a letter from your college that the medium of teaching was English.Is it the right university?kindly suggest.

Regards
<blockquote><blockquote>I am new to these. What do you think should I do?</blockquote>
Don't know - give us your background and goals and maybe we can offer suggestions.</blockquote>

Hello Ezra,

I am from India with 5 years of experience in IT Field, have done engineering in computer science. I want to do MBA from Dubai but I have not given GMAT/IELTS. Kindly suggest me which university I should join for MBA.
HULT/heriott watt/bradford.

Heriott watt do not require gmat score and for english proficiency they need ielts/toefl or a letter from your college that the medium of teaching was English.Is it the right university?kindly suggest.

Regards
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saroo
Naina deedi, dont go for hult/heriot/bradford. Manchester is much better.
Naina deedi, dont go for hult/heriot/bradford. Manchester is much better.
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naina22
Naina deedi, dont go for hult/heriot/bradford. Manchester is much better.


Hello Saroo,

Thanks for the reply.Are you from Manchester? Do you have any idea abt heriot?
<blockquote>Naina deedi, dont go for hult/heriot/bradford. Manchester is much better.</blockquote>

Hello Saroo,

Thanks for the reply.Are you from Manchester? Do you have any idea abt heriot?
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saroo
iam not in from manchester, i am lived in dubai and knowing that manchester is good than other universities
iam not in from manchester, i am lived in dubai and knowing that manchester is good than other universities
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naina22
iam not in from manchester, i am lived in dubai and knowing that manchester is good than other universities


Hello Saroo,

Do you have any idea about strathclyde??pls let me know manchester or strathclyde?
<blockquote>iam not in from manchester, i am lived in dubai and knowing that manchester is good than other universities</blockquote>

Hello Saroo,

Do you have any idea about strathclyde??pls let me know manchester or strathclyde?
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Duncan
If Manchester is a 10 and Heriot Watt is a 1, then I'd say Strathclyde is an 8.5.
If Manchester is a 10 and Heriot Watt is a 1, then I'd say Strathclyde is an 8.5.
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naina22
If Manchester is a 10 and Heriot Watt is a 1, then I'd say Strathclyde is an 8.5.


Hi Duncan,

Thanks for the reply...I am also considering the fees factor....which one among Manchester/Strathclyde is less expensive as I am not from UAE.I am having 5 years of experience in IT sector. Kindly suggest!
<blockquote>If Manchester is a 10 and Heriot Watt is a 1, then I'd say Strathclyde is an 8.5.</blockquote>

Hi Duncan,

Thanks for the reply...I am also considering the fees factor....which one among Manchester/Strathclyde is less expensive as I am not from UAE.I am having 5 years of experience in IT sector. Kindly suggest!
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Hi
I am planning to do my MBA in Dubai, but am bit confused with which university. I have a banking exp of about 3 years and am looking to settle in Dubai. I have got a Gmat of 550 and an ielts of 8.

If anybody could help me out with a good university at the moment.

Thanks
Hi
I am planning to do my MBA in Dubai, but am bit confused with which university. I have a banking exp of about 3 years and am looking to settle in Dubai. I have got a Gmat of 550 and an ielts of 8.

If anybody could help me out with a good university at the moment.

Thanks
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anandk
Hi Sushil

I too am planning to do my MBA not this year but in 2014 for sure.

I ve been researching about MBA's in Dubai and so far have come to the following options -

(This is in the order of The best to least)

LBS (dubai)
Insead (abudhabi)
Cass Uk (dubai)
Hult (Dubai)

These 4 are internationally recognized and more or less are a "safe bet" . The rest would be a comprimise.

But for sure dont do it from Indian universities here, not worth it since there are many hidden details regarding their credibility which I know comes a surprise only in the last minute.

For LBS the Avg work experience starts from 4yrs. (You can apply to LBS and see, but would be better if you had 4 yrs and above).
Hi Sushil

I too am planning to do my MBA not this year but in 2014 for sure.

I ve been researching about MBA's in Dubai and so far have come to the following options -

(This is in the order of The best to least)

LBS (dubai)
Insead (abudhabi)
Cass Uk (dubai)
Hult (Dubai)

These 4 are internationally recognized and more or less are a "safe bet" . The rest would be a comprimise.

But for sure dont do it from Indian universities here, not worth it since there are many hidden details regarding their credibility which I know comes a surprise only in the last minute.

For LBS the Avg work experience starts from 4yrs. (You can apply to LBS and see, but would be better if you had 4 yrs and above).
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Creighton
Besides the four years of work experience, any other tips about applying to the Dubai EMBA program from LBS?
Besides the four years of work experience, any other tips about applying to the Dubai EMBA program from LBS?
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Duncan
There are some useful videos here http://www.london.edu/videoandaudio/emba/whatwilltheembadoforme.html including one from me on timing.
There are some useful videos here http://www.london.edu/videoandaudio/emba/whatwilltheembadoforme.html including one from me on timing.
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