Mena College of Management sets up Dubai campus
Dubai, April 10, 2014
Mena College of Management has set up operations in Dubai International Academic City (DIAC).
The college aims to provide students with the academic knowledge and skills to succeed and contribute to the advancement of health management and other management fields, said a statement.
It is a recognised institution from the Commission for Academic Accreditation of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and will commence operations in September for the 2014/15 academic year, it said.
It will provide bachelor’s degree programmes in hospital administration, health informatics, hospitality management and human resources, which are currently under the CAA’s accreditation process. The sectors represent those where skills shortages have been identified.
HR skills are the most highly demanded by companies, with significant skills shortages both at the entry and senior levels, according to DIAC’s Workforce Planning Study, published in 2013 in collaboration with Deloitte, which covered 17 countries and 2,400 students and 235 companies.
Commenting from the sidelines of Getex on the college’s plan to set up operations, Dr Ayoub Kazim, managing director, DIAC, said: “I am delighted that the Mena College of Management is setting up operations in DIAC. The college will provide specific courses that will play a key role in supporting the needs of Dubai’s vibrant and growing industries and sectors such as HR, hospitality and healthcare.
“It is these sectors where we can see the most demand based on research and Government directives such as Dubai’s Tourism Vision 2020, doubling the number of tourists into the Emirate over the next six years.”
In ensuring that students secure as much practical experience as possible alongside their academic qualification, the hospital administration programme will include training in an affiliated hospital, while the health informatics programme will see students have to pass exams that will give them certification as either a registered health information administrator (RHIA) or a registered health information technician (RHIT). - TradeArabia News Service