MBA-Dubai


JohnOL
It seems like this thread is quite popular - the first post is dated February 2009 and the thread's still going strong! Impressive.

The University of Wollongong's Dubai programs have been mentioned a few times in this thread, however, there is also Zayed University that is worthwhile considering.

Naturally, you need to evaluate the return on investment of the EMBAs or MBAs and see if your employer can fund or part-fund your MBA program. But drop them both a line to see how they think they can help your career.

Best wishes!
It seems like this thread is quite popular - the first post is dated February 2009 and the thread's still going strong! Impressive.

The University of Wollongong's Dubai programs have been mentioned a few times in this thread, however, there is also Zayed University that is worthwhile considering.

Naturally, you need to evaluate the return on investment of the EMBAs or MBAs and see if your employer can fund or part-fund your MBA program. But drop them both a line to see how they think they can help your career.

Best wishes!
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wassioom
Hello,
I'm confused between 2 schools, and i'm unable to reach a final decison:
-Edinburgh Business School - Heriot-Watt.
-University of Wollongong Dubai.

Wollongong is accredited by UAE higher education, but i don't know if that is really an important advantage.

Please let me know your input, especially from students who already attended any of them.
Hello,
I'm confused between 2 schools, and i'm unable to reach a final decison:
-Edinburgh Business School - Heriot-Watt.
-University of Wollongong Dubai.

Wollongong is accredited by UAE higher education, but i don't know if that is really an important advantage.

Please let me know your input, especially from students who already attended any of them.
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billim
Hello,
I am working in a Bank as Systems architect right now and have done BSC (hons) in computer sciences. I have an experience of almost 4 years.
I have got an admission for MBA in Australia, but because of the high costs, i have been delaying my MBA. One of my friends told me about the MBA programs in Dubai. Currently, he is doing MBA from wollongong uni - Dubai. He said that it is a nice program and very flexible as well, that is one can work and study. But i am just confused whether doing MBA from dubai is a better option and that too from wollongong which doesn't have any ranking.
So can any one pls help me in this matter ? I want to know whether wollongong MBA is a reputable in the market in UAE? Thanks
Hello,
I am working in a Bank as Systems architect right now and have done BSC (hons) in computer sciences. I have an experience of almost 4 years.
I have got an admission for MBA in Australia, but because of the high costs, i have been delaying my MBA. One of my friends told me about the MBA programs in Dubai. Currently, he is doing MBA from wollongong uni - Dubai. He said that it is a nice program and very flexible as well, that is one can work and study. But i am just confused whether doing MBA from dubai is a better option and that too from wollongong which doesn't have any ranking.
So can any one pls help me in this matter ? I want to know whether wollongong MBA is a reputable in the market in UAE? Thanks
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alerizwe
In my opinion University of wollongong and heriot-watt are not recognized by any of the Accrediting bodies of MBA like AACSB,AMBA and EQUIS. Even i called representative of Wollongong and she didn't even know what these bodies are and what they do. So in my opinon only good schools to consider in dubai are London business school,Hult,Strathclyde,Manchester Business school and Cass's executive mba program.
All of them are really expensive i myself joined Manchester Business School and i am satisfied how they conduct it.
In my opinion University of wollongong and heriot-watt are not recognized by any of the Accrediting bodies of MBA like AACSB,AMBA and EQUIS. Even i called representative of Wollongong and she didn't even know what these bodies are and what they do. So in my opinon only good schools to consider in dubai are London business school,Hult,Strathclyde,Manchester Business school and Cass's executive mba program.
All of them are really expensive i myself joined Manchester Business School and i am satisfied how they conduct it.
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wassioom
In my opinion University of wollongong and heriot-watt are not recognized by any of the Accrediting bodies of MBA like AACSB,AMBA and EQUIS. Even i called representative of Wollongong and she didn't even know what these bodies are and what they do. So in my opinon only good schools to consider in dubai are London business school,Hult,Strathclyde,Manchester Business school and Cass's executive mba program.
All of them are really expensive i myself joined Manchester Business School and i am satisfied how they conduct it.


But we're talking about major more money... more than 50% more..
<blockquote>In my opinion University of wollongong and heriot-watt are not recognized by any of the Accrediting bodies of MBA like AACSB,AMBA and EQUIS. Even i called representative of Wollongong and she didn't even know what these bodies are and what they do. So in my opinon only good schools to consider in dubai are London business school,Hult,Strathclyde,Manchester Business school and Cass's executive mba program.
All of them are really expensive i myself joined Manchester Business School and i am satisfied how they conduct it.</blockquote>

But we're talking about major more money... more than 50% more..
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billim
Thanks for you reply.. Yes i have heard about wollongong that it is just an OK sort of uni... Most of their teachers are local & the degree which they give is only acceptable in the UAE and has no international accreditation...the only good thing is that it has a very good fee module and very flexible classes, so one can afford to work as well as study... But in the end one should consider that MBA should be done from a respectable uni cuz this is what u will carry for your whole life..so i think wollongong is out of question.

I have checked HULT website thorughly but i really cant find their MBA fee... somewhere it is written its $26k part time MBA and somewhere its $50K... i am not sure what the exact fee is... secondly i want to know what their GMAT requirement is.. I did GMAT but unfortunatel i didtn score good.. so in that case i might do it again...so is the case with strathclyde... i want to know doing mba from dubai is a better option or one should still do it from their original campus?
Thanks for you reply.. Yes i have heard about wollongong that it is just an OK sort of uni... Most of their teachers are local & the degree which they give is only acceptable in the UAE and has no international accreditation...the only good thing is that it has a very good fee module and very flexible classes, so one can afford to work as well as study... But in the end one should consider that MBA should be done from a respectable uni cuz this is what u will carry for your whole life..so i think wollongong is out of question.

I have checked HULT website thorughly but i really cant find their MBA fee... somewhere it is written its $26k part time MBA and somewhere its $50K... i am not sure what the exact fee is... secondly i want to know what their GMAT requirement is.. I did GMAT but unfortunatel i didtn score good.. so in that case i might do it again...so is the case with strathclyde... i want to know doing mba from dubai is a better option or one should still do it from their original campus?
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rajjeve
Hi,
This is a really nice and informative discussion board.

I have decided only last week to take a EMBA course from a well recog. university here. Unfortunately, addmissions are already closed for some of the good ones like MBS, Cass,bradford etc.

1) What are good options that I still have for course begining in 2010 or early 2011?
2) How is SP Jain? its quite reputed back home in India...not sure for EMBA here.

Someone pls. ENLIGHTEN ME. Shall be really grateful.

Regards
Rajeev
Hi,
This is a really nice and informative discussion board.

I have decided only last week to take a EMBA course from a well recog. university here. Unfortunately, addmissions are already closed for some of the good ones like MBS, Cass,bradford etc.

1) What are good options that I still have for course begining in 2010 or early 2011?
2) How is SP Jain? its quite reputed back home in India...not sure for EMBA here.

Someone pls. ENLIGHTEN ME. Shall be really grateful.

Regards
Rajeev
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arsshad
Hi rajjeve,

1) Check Univerisity of strathclyde. course timings are only in weekends. MBA starting in April-2011. Manachester Business school starting MBA in Jan, compared to Strathclyde it is expensive, both have almost same accredition.

2) SP Jain- Try to speak with the current students and get their feedback. From my reseatch I found negative result. Their course timing will fit mostly for bachelors. Timing is one week is ON and following weeks is off model. During ON week 6 evening need to attend classess.
You can also check IMT dubai campus accredited by UAE.
Hi rajjeve,

1) Check Univerisity of strathclyde. course timings are only in weekends. MBA starting in April-2011. Manachester Business school starting MBA in Jan, compared to Strathclyde it is expensive, both have almost same accredition.

2) SP Jain- Try to speak with the current students and get their feedback. From my reseatch I found negative result. Their course timing will fit mostly for bachelors. Timing is one week is ON and following weeks is off model. During ON week 6 evening need to attend classess.
You can also check IMT dubai campus accredited by UAE.

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rajjeve
Hi Arshad,
Thanks for the reply.
I am going to SPJain today to check it out.
I too had also figured out Strathclyde and MBS. I think MBS offers a 3yrs course. Any idea, if Strathclyde stands anywhere in the rankings.

Regards
Rajeev
Hi Arshad,
Thanks for the reply.
I am going to SPJain today to check it out.
I too had also figured out Strathclyde and MBS. I think MBS offers a 3yrs course. Any idea, if Strathclyde stands anywhere in the rankings.

Regards
Rajeev
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mohabiv
Hi,
I have just atended their info session today, you have to attend in Dubai workshops once every six months for a period of six days, their program last for 2.5 to 3 years , expandable up to 5 years.

Good luck

Mohab
Hi,
I have just atended their info session today, you have to attend in Dubai workshops once every six months for a period of six days, their program last for 2.5 to 3 years , expandable up to 5 years.

Good luck

Mohab
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Hi,
Strathclyde Busness school is accredited in UAE and also hase triple accredidation (Amba, Equis and AACSB).

The program is part time having mandatory about one weekend per month (with professors from UK) and about every weekend of local counceling.

The ranking for the FT is 41 for the 3 year span.

I am attending it and I am pretty happy with it.
Hope this helps.
Cheers.

Davide
Hi,
Strathclyde Busness school is accredited in UAE and also hase triple accredidation (Amba, Equis and AACSB).

The program is part time having mandatory about one weekend per month (with professors from UK) and about every weekend of local counceling.

The ranking for the FT is 41 for the 3 year span.

I am attending it and I am pretty happy with it.
Hope this helps.
Cheers.

Davide
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billim
Hello Davide
Thanks for sharing your experience. Can you please let me know what degree will you get after doing this MBA, as in would it be strathclyde UK degree or dubai degree?

And secondly, as you mentioned that there are only weekend classes, so do you think of getting good part time jobs, considering the recession dubai is going through?

Thanks
Hello Davide
Thanks for sharing your experience. Can you please let me know what degree will you get after doing this MBA, as in would it be strathclyde UK degree or dubai degree?

And secondly, as you mentioned that there are only weekend classes, so do you think of getting good part time jobs, considering the recession dubai is going through?

Thanks
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arsshad
Hi,
Strathclyde Busness school is accredited in UAE and also hase triple accredidation (Amba, Equis and AACSB).

The program is part time having mandatory about one weekend per month (with professors from UK) and about every weekend of local counceling.

The ranking for the FT is 41 for the 3 year span.

I am attending it and I am pretty happy with it.
Hope this helps.
Cheers.

Davide



Hi Davide,

I am also interested in this university , I have only a question unanswered is would 9 hours of local counseling and 15 hours of teaching be enough for a subject study ? (15 hours by UK lecturers, 9 Hours by local counselors) Where as Edinburgh Business school (Dubai) teaching 50 hours per subject by UK lecturers.
<blockquote>Hi,
Strathclyde Busness school is accredited in UAE and also hase triple accredidation (Amba, Equis and AACSB).

The program is part time having mandatory about one weekend per month (with professors from UK) and about every weekend of local counceling.

The ranking for the FT is 41 for the 3 year span.

I am attending it and I am pretty happy with it.
Hope this helps.
Cheers.

Davide
</blockquote>


Hi Davide,

I am also interested in this university , I have only a question unanswered is would 9 hours of local counseling and 15 hours of teaching be enough for a subject study ? (15 hours by UK lecturers, 9 Hours by local counselors) Where as Edinburgh Business school (Dubai) teaching 50 hours per subject by UK lecturers.
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Hi,
Strathclyde Busness school is accredited in UAE and also hase triple accredidation (Amba, Equis and AACSB).

The program is part time having mandatory about one weekend per month (with professors from UK) and about every weekend of local counceling.

The ranking for the FT is 41 for the 3 year span.

I am attending it and I am pretty happy with it.
Hope this helps.
Cheers.

Davide


Hi.
as far as i know, (i am not graduated yet!) one gets the degree from UK, and one for UAE as the program is identical (even same teacher teach in UK and here). Furtherore, being it locally recognized, I think they isseu also a diploma valid in UAE.

As for what concernss to jobs, as the program is very flexible (could be stretched up to 6 years) most people do have a job.
D
<blockquote>Hi,
Strathclyde Busness school is accredited in UAE and also hase triple accredidation (Amba, Equis and AACSB).

The program is part time having mandatory about one weekend per month (with professors from UK) and about every weekend of local counceling.

The ranking for the FT is 41 for the 3 year span.

I am attending it and I am pretty happy with it.
Hope this helps.
Cheers.

Davide
</blockquote>

Hi.
as far as i know, (i am not graduated yet!) one gets the degree from UK, and one for UAE as the program is identical (even same teacher teach in UK and here). Furtherore, being it locally recognized, I think they isseu also a diploma valid in UAE.

As for what concernss to jobs, as the program is very flexible (could be stretched up to 6 years) most people do have a job.
D
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Look, in my opinion, business management is not rocket science. It requires time and dedication, but the concepts in it selves are not extremely complex (e.g. quantum mechanics).
In that way, whereas it is crucial the quality of the teaching, time in my experience, in not so crucial.

Don't get me wrong, the more time one spends with the teacher, the more one understand the subject, and the level of the teaching increases, however, a good deal of learning has to be done in group of peers and over the books.

PS: an MBA program, often, is a big investment in mater of time and money necessary to carry it out. Please research and make up your own opinion. I.e. don't blame me if then you are not happy with the choice :)

Hi,
Strathclyde Busness school is accredited in UAE and also hase triple accredidation (Amba, Equis and AACSB).

The program is part time having mandatory about one weekend per month (with professors from UK) and about every weekend of local counceling.

The ranking for the FT is 41 for the 3 year span.

I am attending it and I am pretty happy with it.
Hope this helps.
Cheers.

Davide



Hi Davide,

I am also interested in this university , I have only a question unanswered is would 9 hours of local counseling and 15 hours of teaching be enough for a subject study ? (15 hours by UK lecturers, 9 Hours by local counselors) Where as Edinburgh Business school (Dubai) teaching 50 hours per subject by UK lecturers.
Look, in my opinion, business management is not rocket science. It requires time and dedication, but the concepts in it selves are not extremely complex (e.g. quantum mechanics).
In that way, whereas it is crucial the quality of the teaching, time in my experience, in not so crucial.

Don't get me wrong, the more time one spends with the teacher, the more one understand the subject, and the level of the teaching increases, however, a good deal of learning has to be done in group of peers and over the books.

PS: an MBA program, often, is a big investment in mater of time and money necessary to carry it out. Please research and make up your own opinion. I.e. don't blame me if then you are not happy with the choice :)

<blockquote><blockquote>Hi,
Strathclyde Busness school is accredited in UAE and also hase triple accredidation (Amba, Equis and AACSB).

The program is part time having mandatory about one weekend per month (with professors from UK) and about every weekend of local counceling.

The ranking for the FT is 41 for the 3 year span.

I am attending it and I am pretty happy with it.
Hope this helps.
Cheers.

Davide
</blockquote>


Hi Davide,

I am also interested in this university , I have only a question unanswered is would 9 hours of local counseling and 15 hours of teaching be enough for a subject study ? (15 hours by UK lecturers, 9 Hours by local counselors) Where as Edinburgh Business school (Dubai) teaching 50 hours per subject by UK lecturers.</blockquote>
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Akii
Hi guys......i would suggest to check out HULT International Business School.....Fees is high but at the same time has a good reputation......
Hi guys......i would suggest to check out HULT International Business School.....Fees is high but at the same time has a good reputation......
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rajjeve
Hi david,
Any idea what is the deadline for applications for apr.11' emba session?
I am keen to meet some students taking this course at the campus.
I have also heard they offer some discount on the fees. how much is that generally and what is the criteria?
Regards
Rajeev
Hi david,
Any idea what is the deadline for applications for apr.11' emba session?
I am keen to meet some students taking this course at the campus.
I have also heard they offer some discount on the fees. how much is that generally and what is the criteria?
Regards
Rajeev
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sweet_R
Iam really happy to read all coments about MBA
as iam really planing to enter MBA ..
and i was searching for along time for unvierstiy in uae
and i choose strathclyde university but we email the coordinator of the program she inform me that we cannot accept you cuz iam 23 years old and i have one year and hafe expirence she advice me to wait for the next year ,and now iam confiused should i enter another university or it worth wait for
please provide me with full information about the study and the certificate and if some one study in this university he\ she will please put your input
i want to ask about the schoolship if any and the teachers the class hour
Thank you for your help
Iam really happy to read all coments about MBA
as iam really planing to enter MBA ..
and i was searching for along time for unvierstiy in uae
and i choose strathclyde university but we email the coordinator of the program she inform me that we cannot accept you cuz iam 23 years old and i have one year and hafe expirence she advice me to wait for the next year ,and now iam confiused should i enter another university or it worth wait for
please provide me with full information about the study and the certificate and if some one study in this university he\ she will please put your input
i want to ask about the schoolship if any and the teachers the class hour
Thank you for your help
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rizzv
Hi Guys...

This my first post in the discussion board...

I am very thankful to all the peoples who have posted a lot of information about various MBA schools in dubai...

I am also planning to join this year to the group of much-hyped MBA aspirants...

I got several calls from HULT Dubai and they are asking me to complete the online application as soon as possible to confirm the seat in sep 2011 intake and to eligible for their scholarship scheme (upto 30% of the total fee = $61200).
At the same time University of Strathclyde can offer the program by less than 50% of the fees charged by HULT and they are now in the process of their April 2011 intake.
I can see from FT Global MBA & EMBA ranking that U of Strathclyde is on par with HULT School of Business.

I give preference to a school which can guarantee more success to their students during post-MBA.

Can anybody would give me a proper advise in this regard and help me???
Hi Guys...

This my first post in the discussion board...

I am very thankful to all the peoples who have posted a lot of information about various MBA schools in dubai...

I am also planning to join this year to the group of much-hyped MBA aspirants...

I got several calls from HULT Dubai and they are asking me to complete the online application as soon as possible to confirm the seat in sep 2011 intake and to eligible for their scholarship scheme (upto 30% of the total fee = $61200).
At the same time University of Strathclyde can offer the program by less than 50% of the fees charged by HULT and they are now in the process of their April 2011 intake.
I can see from FT Global MBA & EMBA ranking that U of Strathclyde is on par with HULT School of Business.

I give preference to a school which can guarantee more success to their students during post-MBA.

Can anybody would give me a proper advise in this regard and help me???


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atal
Hi, i am also looking for executive program in Dubai. 3 courses i have identified, LBS, CASS and MBS.

Have applied for MBS and waiting for the results. MBS is now no 29 in FT rankings and has many centres. Worskhops are every semester and Cheapest among the 3 above.

Also considered CASS. CASS executive MBA in no 2 in UK and top 15 globally. but need to weigh the once a month workshops which will be quite taxing in terms of time (leaves) and money. Also, CASS costs GBP 15K more than MBS. I dont live in Dubai, but close by Jeddah, Saudi...but still considering CASS because it has electives such as Private equity, Islamic Finance concentration.

LBS is the prestige, globally accepted no 1, but cost and GMAT requirements could prove a hindrance for people whom cant afford to do full time like me..GMAT will take time to study, and I will have to postpone to next year if i really want to do LBS, which i dont think i want to wait...dont think there will be any waiver for GMAT requirement.

Hult, not heard of it, but its damn expensive, Strathclyde is also recognisable but ranking wise below MBS and CASS.
Hi, i am also looking for executive program in Dubai. 3 courses i have identified, LBS, CASS and MBS.

Have applied for MBS and waiting for the results. MBS is now no 29 in FT rankings and has many centres. Worskhops are every semester and Cheapest among the 3 above.

Also considered CASS. CASS executive MBA in no 2 in UK and top 15 globally. but need to weigh the once a month workshops which will be quite taxing in terms of time (leaves) and money. Also, CASS costs GBP 15K more than MBS. I dont live in Dubai, but close by Jeddah, Saudi...but still considering CASS because it has electives such as Private equity, Islamic Finance concentration.

LBS is the prestige, globally accepted no 1, but cost and GMAT requirements could prove a hindrance for people whom cant afford to do full time like me..GMAT will take time to study, and I will have to postpone to next year if i really want to do LBS, which i dont think i want to wait...dont think there will be any waiver for GMAT requirement.

Hult, not heard of it, but its damn expensive, Strathclyde is also recognisable but ranking wise below MBS and CASS.
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