MBA-Dubai


natchiram
Hi All,

Apart from Hult and Manchester, is University of wollongong a good option in dubai?I went through their website and found it good but some useful information from anyone of you guys will be great.

Thanks,
Ram
Hi All,

Apart from Hult and Manchester, is University of wollongong a good option in dubai?I went through their website and found it good but some useful information from anyone of you guys will be great.

Thanks,
Ram
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Hi there.. coming from a fellow IMT,Dubai passout, this should lend some trust in the views expressed below.
The strangest thing bout dis discussion is that no1 has evn bothered to mention IMT Dubai in this thread.
IMT dubai evr since its inception has maintained a tremendous placement record and coupled with its amazing infrastructure and student life makes it the ideal destination for an mba.
wat more can you ask for form an institute that comes from a rich heritage of IMT Ghaziabad back in India with 29years of experience.
PLus it has students from all over the world. givin u a truly global learning experience.
Luck to all
Hi there.. coming from a fellow IMT,Dubai passout, this should lend some trust in the views expressed below.
The strangest thing bout dis discussion is that no1 has evn bothered to mention IMT Dubai in this thread.
IMT dubai evr since its inception has maintained a tremendous placement record and coupled with its amazing infrastructure and student life makes it the ideal destination for an mba.
wat more can you ask for form an institute that comes from a rich heritage of IMT Ghaziabad back in India with 29years of experience.
PLus it has students from all over the world. givin u a truly global learning experience.
Luck to all
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aboyman
what a wonderful discussion here.i am applying for an Mba and have upto 2 years experience.after the mba tour at lagos hult staff called me for an interview,which is still on process.but am interested in INSEAD and i heard that they have a campus too in dubai.can some one tell me about INSEAD.the cost is high but i think the gain is much.actually looking out for scholarships.
what a wonderful discussion here.i am applying for an Mba and have upto 2 years experience.after the mba tour at lagos hult staff called me for an interview,which is still on process.but am interested in INSEAD and i heard that they have a campus too in dubai.can some one tell me about INSEAD.the cost is high but i think the gain is much.actually looking out for scholarships.
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natchiram
I am thankful to you guys for letting me know the top universities based in Dubai. I know that University of wollongong in Australia is a very good university. But can anyone clarify on where it stands in the league of Insead, Manchester, Hult in Dubai. Does UoW has the same reputation?
I am thankful to you guys for letting me know the top universities based in Dubai. I know that University of wollongong in Australia is a very good university. But can anyone clarify on where it stands in the league of Insead, Manchester, Hult in Dubai. Does UoW has the same reputation?
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vivekjn
Can somebody throw some light on Manchester's part-time (global) MBA programs offered through Dubai Centre. I have been offered a place on part-time MBA from Manchester (Dubai Campus) for July 2010 intake. I have 10+ years of experience in banking/financial services with B. Com. Is it treated at par with full-time Manchester MBAs in the industry ?
Can somebody throw some light on Manchester's part-time (global) MBA programs offered through Dubai Centre. I have been offered a place on part-time MBA from Manchester (Dubai Campus) for July 2010 intake. I have 10+ years of experience in banking/financial services with B. Com. Is it treated at par with full-time Manchester MBAs in the industry ?
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ammiy
Hi Vivek,

Are you joining Manchester, are youlooking at some other b schools also.
Hi Vivek,

Are you joining Manchester, are youlooking at some other b schools also.
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vivekjn
Hi Ammiy,
The last date is just round the corner i.e. 15th June, could you help me to take a decision

Regards,
Vivek
Hi Ammiy,
The last date is just round the corner i.e. 15th June, could you help me to take a decision

Regards,
Vivek
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ammiy
MBS course is good, though lot of commitment is required. I am not sure if it is ranked at par with full time MBA.
MBS course is good, though lot of commitment is required. I am not sure if it is ranked at par with full time MBA.
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alerizwe
Well the degree is the same.... as they award to full time students .. so i dont think its any different in terms of wht you get at the end :). I ve joined july 2010 batch so hope to see you there .. and ammiy thnx for your feedback.
Well the degree is the same.... as they award to full time students .. so i dont think its any different in terms of wht you get at the end :). I ve joined july 2010 batch so hope to see you there .. and ammiy thnx for your feedback.
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vivekjn
Hi Alerizwe / ammiy,

Thanks guys for your inputs, i have finally decided to join MBS (July 2010 batch in Dubai Campus). Hope to see you on board !

Cheers!
Vivek
Hi Alerizwe / ammiy,

Thanks guys for your inputs, i have finally decided to join MBS (July 2010 batch in Dubai Campus). Hope to see you on board !

Cheers!
Vivek
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Hi friends,

It seems a lot of us have decided to join MBS. I did a bit of my research. Even applied to LBS; but finally decided to join MBS.
For it's ranking and fees after discount it's value for money.

br,
Hi friends,

It seems a lot of us have decided to join MBS. I did a bit of my research. Even applied to LBS; but finally decided to join MBS.
For it's ranking and fees after discount it's value for money.

br,
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vivekjn
Ammiy,

As you joined the MBS last year, could you please share your experience with MBS so far, I mean in terms of hours of study (on a daily/weekly basis), time to be spent at campus (KV Dubai) and the method of assessment (whether exam based or assignment based).

Thanks,
Vivek
Ammiy,

As you joined the MBS last year, could you please share your experience with MBS so far, I mean in terms of hours of study (on a daily/weekly basis), time to be spent at campus (KV Dubai) and the method of assessment (whether exam based or assignment based).

Thanks,
Vivek
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arsshad
This is very useful discussion about Dubai MBA. Thanks for the contributors.

I have short listed three universities and find it difficult to make a decision. Can someone help to calarify?

1) Edinburg Business School : ( General MBA 81, 000 AED )
Evaluation through a single exam for subject

2) UOW ( 82 000 AED)
Popular in UAE. Not accredited by AMBA, EQUIS or AACSB. parent univerisity average in Australia

3) Middlesex Dubai ( 65, 000 AED)
When I read their website seems to be good.

If there is any one already in those MBAs or who has completed , please share your experince. Looking for a program which can develop me faster to achieve the next height of career.
This is very useful discussion about Dubai MBA. Thanks for the contributors.

I have short listed three universities and find it difficult to make a decision. Can someone help to calarify?

1) Edinburg Business School : ( General MBA 81, 000 AED )
Evaluation through a single exam for subject

2) UOW ( 82 000 AED)
Popular in UAE. Not accredited by AMBA, EQUIS or AACSB. parent univerisity average in Australia

3) Middlesex Dubai ( 65, 000 AED)
When I read their website seems to be good.

If there is any one already in those MBAs or who has completed , please share your experince. Looking for a program which can develop me faster to achieve the next height of career.
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Shazza
Ammiy,

As you joined the MBS last year, could you please share your experience with MBS so far, I mean in terms of hours of study (on a daily/weekly basis), time to be spent at campus (KV Dubai) and the method of assessment (whether exam based or assignment based).

Thanks,
Vivek


Hi all

seems like you all decided on MBS, i got an offer 3 weeks ago and was still waiting for other business schools to respond, Cass also accepted me, but am hoping for Bradford as their fees and payment terms are quite ok.
But i just read something on MBA discounted fees, i thought they were 23 thousand pounds. Does anyone know about the discount, and also the three instead of 2 years was a bit too long for me.
Can you guys tell me why you went with it, and what is the cost, with discount.
<blockquote>Ammiy,

As you joined the MBS last year, could you please share your experience with MBS so far, I mean in terms of hours of study (on a daily/weekly basis), time to be spent at campus (KV Dubai) and the method of assessment (whether exam based or assignment based).

Thanks,
Vivek</blockquote>

Hi all

seems like you all decided on MBS, i got an offer 3 weeks ago and was still waiting for other business schools to respond, Cass also accepted me, but am hoping for Bradford as their fees and payment terms are quite ok.
But i just read something on MBA discounted fees, i thought they were 23 thousand pounds. Does anyone know about the discount, and also the three instead of 2 years was a bit too long for me.
Can you guys tell me why you went with it, and what is the cost, with discount.
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Well consider also Strathclyde Businness School. It's about 100.000 aed, (not sure of the exact fee this year) but it's definetly a higher level compared to middlesex and wollongong. It has triple accreditation and is in the to 50 (i think around 41) in the world global MBA ranking of FT. It takes 2 year part time, and is quite flexible.
It's the best or one of the best in term of what you get for the money you spend worldwide (again according to FT).
Well consider also Strathclyde Businness School. It's about 100.000 aed, (not sure of the exact fee this year) but it's definetly a higher level compared to middlesex and wollongong. It has triple accreditation and is in the to 50 (i think around 41) in the world global MBA ranking of FT. It takes 2 year part time, and is quite flexible.
It's the best or one of the best in term of what you get for the money you spend worldwide (again according to FT).
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vivekjn
Ammiy,
Hi all

seems like you all decided on MBS, i got an offer 3 weeks ago and was still waiting for other business schools to respond, Cass also accepted me, but am hoping for Bradford as their fees and payment terms are quite ok.
But i just read something on MBA discounted fees, i thought they were 23 thousand pounds. Does anyone know about the discount, and also the three instead of 2 years was a bit too long for me.
Can you guys tell me why you went with it, and what is the cost, with discount.


MBS offer 20%/15% discount on first two semester fees if you apply before approx. 3 or 2 months ahead of the deadline (for exact discount, check-out their website). MBS has an active presence in Dubai (in KV) and centers across the world and ranked in top 50 global business school (check out 2010 FT rankings) and has got triple accreditation (AACSB, AMBA & Equis). Fees (for July 2010 intake) is GBP 23K (excluding discount).
<blockquote>Ammiy,
Hi all

seems like you all decided on MBS, i got an offer 3 weeks ago and was still waiting for other business schools to respond, Cass also accepted me, but am hoping for Bradford as their fees and payment terms are quite ok.
But i just read something on MBA discounted fees, i thought they were 23 thousand pounds. Does anyone know about the discount, and also the three instead of 2 years was a bit too long for me.
Can you guys tell me why you went with it, and what is the cost, with discount.
</blockquote>

MBS offer 20%/15% discount on first two semester fees if you apply before approx. 3 or 2 months ahead of the deadline (for exact discount, check-out their website). MBS has an active presence in Dubai (in KV) and centers across the world and ranked in top 50 global business school (check out 2010 FT rankings) and has got triple accreditation (AACSB, AMBA & Equis). Fees (for July 2010 intake) is GBP 23K (excluding discount).
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Hi,

I am also thinking to apply for an MBA but in my case it has to be an EMBA since I am moving to UAE (living in Canada now). I am planning to go for an EMBA probably next year around September in Dubai.

The choice for an MBA program is really personal. Just one thing: REPUTATION MATTERS, RANKINGS and SO DOES THE ALUMNI. If you can afford doing the best in terms of reputation it will open you doors. It really boils down to what you are looking to moving forward. Are you planning to move overseas or stay locally? Working for a global firm can lead you to different post and where you 've got the MBA will matter when you compete against other candidates. The MBA can give you a fresh start if you feel that way. There is also impact on the salaries. Check the rankings for this too. Well, what I am trying to say is: try to go for one that will bring you more opportunities (return) for the buck.

I just wanted to know if there are more people looking to apply for this EMBA at London Business School. Do they offer weekends/ Fridays classes or not ? Do they offer any sort of part time ?

I think that's my only challenge.

Please let me know if you know more about this.

Thanks,
Rahul
Hi,

I am also thinking to apply for an MBA but in my case it has to be an EMBA since I am moving to UAE (living in Canada now). I am planning to go for an EMBA probably next year around September in Dubai.

The choice for an MBA program is really personal. Just one thing: REPUTATION MATTERS, RANKINGS and SO DOES THE ALUMNI. If you can afford doing the best in terms of reputation it will open you doors. It really boils down to what you are looking to moving forward. Are you planning to move overseas or stay locally? Working for a global firm can lead you to different post and where you 've got the MBA will matter when you compete against other candidates. The MBA can give you a fresh start if you feel that way. There is also impact on the salaries. Check the rankings for this too. Well, what I am trying to say is: try to go for one that will bring you more opportunities (return) for the buck.

I just wanted to know if there are more people looking to apply for this EMBA at London Business School. Do they offer weekends/ Fridays classes or not ? Do they offer any sort of part time ?

I think that's my only challenge.

Please let me know if you know more about this.

Thanks,
Rahul
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yasar434
For all those who want to pursue their MBA in UAE. I would suggest to consider a few facts. As all MBA aspirants know that we need a good GMAT score to join any good B-School. Please try to find out about the GMAT score requirement for the B-Schools offering MBA in UAE and their Main Campuses. You will find that their is a major difference in the GMAT score requirement in UAE, U.S.A & U.K. If getting into a good B-School is what you guys are looking for you should have a good GMAT score. London Business School, Manchester Business School, Insead, Hult e.t.c. Are the B-Schools which are among the top 100 B-Schools across the globe. But it doesnt means that their campuses in Dubai is also given the same rank, exception is Hult Dubai campus which is ranked as 95 in FT rankings.

Has anyone ever thought that to get into LBS, MBS, Insead you need a GMAT score higher than 700. And the requirements for GMAT scores in UAE campuses is 450-550. Now how many among you think that getting a low GMAT score and paying a discounted fee will give you a MBA that is as valuable as the MBA that you do from U.S.A, U.K, France or Europe.

Believe me friends its not worth to do MBA from U.A.E. Please note that American degree or European MBA may fetch you a good job anywhere across the globe. But a MBA from UAE will limit you only to the Gulf Countries and you wont be counted on par with MBA's from U.S.A or U.K

So my friends please think of it before you want to do MBA.
For all those who want to pursue their MBA in UAE. I would suggest to consider a few facts. As all MBA aspirants know that we need a good GMAT score to join any good B-School. Please try to find out about the GMAT score requirement for the B-Schools offering MBA in UAE and their Main Campuses. You will find that their is a major difference in the GMAT score requirement in UAE, U.S.A & U.K. If getting into a good B-School is what you guys are looking for you should have a good GMAT score. London Business School, Manchester Business School, Insead, Hult e.t.c. Are the B-Schools which are among the top 100 B-Schools across the globe. But it doesnt means that their campuses in Dubai is also given the same rank, exception is Hult Dubai campus which is ranked as 95 in FT rankings.

Has anyone ever thought that to get into LBS, MBS, Insead you need a GMAT score higher than 700. And the requirements for GMAT scores in UAE campuses is 450-550. Now how many among you think that getting a low GMAT score and paying a discounted fee will give you a MBA that is as valuable as the MBA that you do from U.S.A, U.K, France or Europe.

Believe me friends its not worth to do MBA from U.A.E. Please note that American degree or European MBA may fetch you a good job anywhere across the globe. But a MBA from UAE will limit you only to the Gulf Countries and you wont be counted on par with MBA's from U.S.A or U.K

So my friends please think of it before you want to do MBA.
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nyk
thanks everyone for valuable info !!
i had recently been to the counselling session of MBS in dubai.. i just want to put down some points as well

1) The degree certificate for executive MBA and regular MBA (which is only in UK) are similar and does not mention the centre, for the matter of fact , it does not mention even the specialization, only the transcripts mention that.

2) fees is around 21,300 british pounds (this is discounted price for the coming sem orelse i think the around 23,000.

3) one has to take out 6 days in between every semester (1 sem=6months) for regular lectures by profs from uk who fly down to dubai and the MBA lasts for roughly 3 years with project and this can be accelerated to 2 years basing on performace of 2 sems and the MBA can be completed within 5 years max.

4) the course study is self by books/cds/online/elibraries/etc + the 6 days mentioned above. if someone misses out the 6day lecture in dubai ,he/she can attend this at the next venue which could be either of their 8 centres (india, hk,china,singpre, rio,miame,uk,jamaica). the univ only provides free stay.

4)pay fees in 6 installments. the requirements for selection for executive prog is that the GMAT is not necessary if one has 7 years of managerial/mid level managerial experience.
for people who would choose finance as specialization, they can waive off 2 sems if they are holding professional degeree in CMA/CFP/CPA/CA...etc

5) exams- 3 hours open book exam, more emphasis is given on assignments and exams are given at british council, infact you can appear for exams in any country where a british council is located (it does not have to match with the centres mentioned above)

6) specializations - global/general mba, finance, engineering/construction, sports.

7) someone already mentioned about the
accreditation by AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB International


but as someone mentioned that Hult provides job assistance, there is no such thing here and also as yasar434 mentioned, i don't know how this would be ranked or compared to the regular mba from MBS UK..

kindly, someone give me more comparisons for MBS/HULT/LBS...
and also if someone is doing the course already from any of these , kindly give more details as to course, teaching, facilities, etc
basically any info
thanks everyone for valuable info !!
i had recently been to the counselling session of MBS in dubai.. i just want to put down some points as well

1) The degree certificate for executive MBA and regular MBA (which is only in UK) are similar and does not mention the centre, for the matter of fact , it does not mention even the specialization, only the transcripts mention that.

2) fees is around 21,300 british pounds (this is discounted price for the coming sem orelse i think the around 23,000.

3) one has to take out 6 days in between every semester (1 sem=6months) for regular lectures by profs from uk who fly down to dubai and the MBA lasts for roughly 3 years with project and this can be accelerated to 2 years basing on performace of 2 sems and the MBA can be completed within 5 years max.

4) the course study is self by books/cds/online/elibraries/etc + the 6 days mentioned above. if someone misses out the 6day lecture in dubai ,he/she can attend this at the next venue which could be either of their 8 centres (india, hk,china,singpre, rio,miame,uk,jamaica). the univ only provides free stay.

4)pay fees in 6 installments. the requirements for selection for executive prog is that the GMAT is not necessary if one has 7 years of managerial/mid level managerial experience.
for people who would choose finance as specialization, they can waive off 2 sems if they are holding professional degeree in CMA/CFP/CPA/CA...etc

5) exams- 3 hours open book exam, more emphasis is given on assignments and exams are given at british council, infact you can appear for exams in any country where a british council is located (it does not have to match with the centres mentioned above)

6) specializations - global/general mba, finance, engineering/construction, sports.

7) someone already mentioned about the
accreditation by AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB International


but as someone mentioned that Hult provides job assistance, there is no such thing here and also as yasar434 mentioned, i don't know how this would be ranked or compared to the regular mba from MBS UK..

kindly, someone give me more comparisons for MBS/HULT/LBS...
and also if someone is doing the course already from any of these , kindly give more details as to course, teaching, facilities, etc
basically any info
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