63 students get Manchester MBA degrees
Dubai, December 29, 2012
Manchester Business School (MBS) has awarded MBA degrees to 63 students from across the Middle East who have successfully completed their part time studies through the Manchester Business School (MBS) Middle East Centre in Dubai.
The UK's largest campus-based business and management school, MBS said 16 of the 63 students graduated with a merit or distinction and all of the students were awarded the same Manchester MBA degree by the University as the full time students on campus.
Many of the new graduates chose to attend the formal graduation ceremony in Manchester in December.
The latest cohort of MBA graduates from the Middle East reflects the continued attraction of the MBS centre and Dubai as a regional hub for world class higher education; the 63 students comprised 26 nationalities resident in 14 different countries across the region, and 17 per cent of the graduates are female.
Randa Bessiso, the Middle East director, Manchester Business School, said, “We are delighted to welcome these new MBA graduates to MBS’ growing international alumni network. Once again, our Middle East students have demonstrated their quality with an outstanding performance in terms of the Merits and Distinctions achieved.
"We were also very pleased to see so many female MBA students graduate successfully with this cohort and one of our immediate objectives for 2013 is to encourage more businesswomen and female professionals in the region to join our part time MBA programmes to boost their careers and help the very capable women in this region to increase their contributions to broad economic development," Bessiso noted.
MBS Middle East Centre, she said, has graduated more than 240 MBA students, since opening in September 2006.
According to her, the Middle East student base has grown to more than 1,300 part time MBA students and is the largest student cohort in the international network of Manchester Business School.
The Middle East centre continues to be the fastest growing of the MBS international network of six centres worldwide, after opening in the region in September 2006.
Many of the new MBA graduates are employed in the finance, construction, management consulting, oil and gas, and ICT/telecom sectors, by some of the world’s leading multinational companies, as well as local and regional organizations in the public and private sectors.-TradeArabia News Service