Third EMBA batch graduates from Cass
Dubai, May 2, 2012
A third batch of students from the Cass Business School Dubai Executive MBA (EMBA) programme graduated in a ceremony held at the Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC).
The ceremony was held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, deputy Ruler of Dubai and president of DIFC, and attended by HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum.
Cass EMBA is a flexible part-time course aimed at managers in the Gulf region who wish to accelerate their career development while remaining in full-time employment.
The course has the same content as Cass’s London-based Executive MBA, which in 2011 was ranked third in the UK and seventh in Europe by the Financial Times, with classes delivered by Cass academics who visit Dubai over a long weekend once a month, a statement from the school said.
This year’s students hail from a variety of industries, including energy, engineering, commerce, manufacturing, finance, legal and government.
A total of 23 different countries were represented in the graduating class, including students from as far as Argentina, Australia, China and US, the statement said.
Abdulla Mohammed Saleh, Governor of DIFC, said: “These programmes provide professionals with the opportunity to access the very best of global management thinking, research and practice, equipping them with the analytical tools and knowledge to face the rapidly-evolving business world.”
“Since opening in 2007, the Cass Dubai Centre has established itself as a dynamic hub for business education in the Middle East, offering regionally relevant electives delivered by world-class academics,” said Professor Paul Curran, vice chancellor of City University London, part of Cass Business School. “The class of 2012 join hundreds of fellow alumni who have earned the prestigious Cass EMBA degree and are now forging careers at the very top of the global business community.”
“Consistently ranked among the best in the world, the Cass EMBA programme is designed to unlock the potential of outstanding individuals and create an accelerated career path,” said Ehsan Razavizadeh, regional director, Mena, Cass Business School, part of City University London, and head of Cass Dubai Centre.
As the first EMBA programme in the world to offer specialisations in Islamic Finance and Oil and Energy Economics, the Cass EMBA is regionally-relevant, offering electives in entrepreneurship, leadership and change management, advanced corporate strategy, Islamic economics, Islamic law of business transactions, as well as mergers and acquisitions, advanced corporate finance and private equity.
Student admissions to the Dubai programme have grown by 80 per cent since 2007. – TradeArabia News Service