MBA course sees more females enrol
Dubai, February 1, 2012
The London Business School in Dubai said that almost a quarter of the new class enrolled for its Executive MBA programme are female, the highest proportion ever seen at its centre.
The female students make up 24 per cent of the new intake, the highest ever since its opening in 2007, said a statement.
The trend reveals the increasing popularity of the programme not only amongst women in Dubai, but also nationals of the GCC with 15 per cent of students coming from Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait and UAE.
The intensive 18-month course will see the students balancing full-time jobs simultaneously, giving them the opportunity to apply their learnings in the workplace so that the impact on their careers is immediate.
Ruth Martel, Executive MBA programme director, London Business School, said: “Around 35 per cent of the class is based outside of the UK or UAE, which shows the global appeal of this programme.”
“The class brings a variety of personal and professional achievements and the fact we are now attracting students from as far afield as Australia indicates to us just how diverse this programme has become and the way in which the world is doing business,” she said.
“The average length of professional experience for the new class is over 10 years management experience each, which amounts to a combined 1,378 years worth of experience and insight they contribute as a class to the global business community. There are 14 industries represented, including IT, telecom, legal, finance, education, media and oil and gas, with a number of students once again coming from finance and banking,” Martel said.
London Business School students will take modules every three to four weeks at the Dubai International Financial Centre, before going on to take electives in both Dubai and London in year two.
The students’ second year of study will also see them complete an international assignment before finishing the course with two modules alongside their London-based colleagues.
“Combining the two streams at the beginning, middle and end of their programme builds their global perspectives, providing them with a rich and diverse network beyond their own stream experience,” Martel concluded. – TradeArabia News Service
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