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Dubai Campus news and events archive

Broadcast coverage

  • Malcolm Taylor (Dubai Eye) speaks to Professor Meziane Lasfer to look at what happens when a company de-lists from a stock exchange (September 2013)
  • Dubai Eye radio interviewed Professor Andrew Clare about the new multi-asset class index tracker fund (September 2013)
  • Dubai Eye radio interviewed Professor Stephen Thomas about the new Governor of the Bank of England (May 2013)
  • Dubai Eye radio interviewed Professor Stephen Thomas about Fund management (April 2013)
  • Dubai Eye radio interviewed Professor Roy Batchelor about his research "Good Patterns, Bad Patterns" and current events on world economy (October 2012)
  • Dubai Eye radio interviewed Stephen Thomas about Multi Asset Investment Funds (July 2012)
  • CEO Middle East Magazine interviewed Ehsan Razavizadeh on why Cass is a class above (July 2012)
  • Dubai Eye radio interviewed Guy Fraser-Sampson about Entrepreneurship (April 2012)
  • Professor Chris Rowley on Gulf News Broadcasting  Radio 1 about Home-working vital to maximise participation of women in GCC workforce (October 2011)
  • City 7 TV Channel broadcasted the Cass Graduation ceremony in Dubai in May 2011 and spoke to graduating students
  • BBC spoke to EMBA student in Dubai for the BBC  Middle East Report (June 2010)
  • Dubai One TV spoke to two Dubai EMBA students and Dean Richard Gillingwater (May 2010)
  • Sama Dubai TV Channel broadcasted Cass Graduation Ceremony (May 2010)
  • Dubai TV Channel broadcasted Cass Graduation Ceremony (May 2010)
  • Dubai Eye radio interviewed Professor Veronica Hope Hailey about Human Resource Management and Change (September 2010)
  • Dubai Eye radio interviewed  Professor Roy Batchelor about the UAE International Study Tour (May 2010)
  • Dubai Eye radio interviewed Professor Scott Moeller about Mergers and Acquisitions (April 2010)
  • Dubai Eye radio interviewed Professor Meziane Lasfer about Corporate Finance (September 2009)
  • Dubai Eye radio interviewed Professor Stefan Szemanski about Sports Business (April 2008)

Updates from the Dubai Centre

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Media Highlights

2016

‘Lack of trained engineers still issue for industry’, Capt Tilmann Gabriel featured in Aviation Business, May 2016

‘Less is more’, Prof Chris Rowley featured in CFO Magazine, May 2016

GCC MBA Handbook feature, May 2016 ‘Rich-poor life expectancy gap widens’, Research by Cass Business School, Gulf Today, May 2016

UAE business environment in focus as MBA delegation visits key industries, February 2016

The Lord Mayor of the City of London and Chancellor of City University London, Alderman the Lord Mountevans, visits the UAE, January 2016

‘Motivated, creative and passionate’ - the words that kill your CV by visiting professor, Stefan Stern, Gulf News January 2016

2015

Cass Business School has chosen well with Dubai as its partner, The National, December 2015

Emiratisation is key to reducing manpower gap in the aviation industry, December 2015

Prof Meziane Lasfer on Al Jazeera’s Counting the Cost programme, November 2015

UAE government initiative to inspire and train leaders, The National, December 2015

Chris Roebuck, Visiting Professor of Transformational Leadership, at Sky News Arabia

Cass welcomes students from over 20 nationalities for its Executive MBA Programme

City to join University of London, July 2015

We are blind to our own bias: Study, Irene Scopelliti, a lecturer in marketing, Khaleej Times, June 2015

Signs of turning tide suggest new wave of mergers, Prof Scott Moeller, The National, May 2015

Cass celebrates sixth Dubai graduation ceremony, May 2015

Corporate governance not alien to family businesses, Gulf News, March 2015

Managing generational shift at family businesses, Gulf News, February 2015

MBA students from Cass Business School in London get a taste for Middle East business world, February 2015

City-led Dubai conference raises awareness of healthcare issues in the region, January 2015

Lord Mayor of the City of London praises Dubai's educational investment during visit, January 2015

A great piece about Cass and the GCC workforce challenge, Al Khaleej, January 2015

2014

City research rated world-leading and internationally excellent in REF 2014, December 2014

Cass research rated among best in UK, December 2014

Ehsan Razavizadeh: Dubai Government strategy - the key to better employee skills, Industry Middle East Magazine November 2014

Talent overload can fast-track failure - just look at Forumla 1 by Ehsan Razavizadeh, The National, November 2014

Ehsan Razavizadeh: The GCC's Workforce Challenge, Industry Middle East Magazine October 2014

Why BMI is not an accurate assessment of your health, Arabian Business, October 2014

Students from 22 nationalities welcomed at Cass Business School's EMBA Programme, September 2014

Cass strengthens ties between UAE and South African Bankers (BANKSETA), September 2014

City University London and its Cass Business School sign MOU with Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, September 2014

Ehsan Razavizadeh: World class skills are essential for a world class aviation industry, Industry Middle East Magazine September 2014

Cass Dubai hosts South African business delegation, September 2014

Ehsan Razavizadeh: History, inspiration for opening, and aims of City University London and its Cass BusinessSchool in Dubai, Industry Middle East Magazine August 2014

Dubai Executive MBAs and staff welcomed at the Al Noor Centre, June 2014

Today's entrepreneur - born or built? by Prof V. Souitaris, SME Advisor, June 2014

The Capital Club and Cass Business School, City University London, cement renewed partnership agreement, June 2014

Cass Business School, City University London, signs MoU with National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD)

City University London signs memorandum of understanding with Dubai Healthcare City, May 2014

Our new four-day MBA London Symposium is a powerful addition to the MBA curriculum

Ehsan Razavizadeh: SMEs are essential to the UAE's economic landscape. Khaleej Times, May 2014

Digital strategy in 10 easy steps by Prof G. Lanzolla, SME Advisor, May 2014

Capital Club and Cass explore entrepreneurial leadership, CPI Financial, May 2014

Special report by Khaleej Times: 10 years of success - DIFC, April 2014

Ehsan Razavizadeh's interview with Buisness Islamica April 2014 about Islamic Finance

Visiting Professor Iqbal Asaria's interview with Business Islamica April 2014 about Salient Issues facing the Global Takaful Industry

Ehsan Razavizadeh's interview at the Education Insider March 2014 about how to fast-track your career

Professor Rob Melville spoke to The National about the benefits of postgraduate business education, February 2014

Ehsan Razavizadeh: World class skills are essential for a world class aviation industry, Industry Middle East Magazine

Lord Mayor of London addresses Cass Business School, City University London in Dubai

Managing generational shift at family businesses by Prof R. Melville (Gulf news)

Fruitful HRM teaching session for EMBA students in Dubai

Ehsan Razavizadeh comments: Business education: Open the door to success (Gulf News)

2013

December 2013

UAE attractive for merger and acquisition according to the 2013 M&A Attractiveness Index published by Cass Business School, part of City University London. (Gulf News)

Clare Astley, professional development manager at Cass Business School: Soft skills put emphasis on the personal touch (The National)

Ehsan Razavizadeh comments: Islamic economy to spur job creation (Gulf News)

November 2013

Prof. ManMohan S. Sodhi on Adding new strengths to existing ones (Gulf News)

Prof Cliff Oswick's opinion piece in the National about how to engage staff and learn technique of non-leadership

September 2013

Seventh Executive MBA intake for Cass Dubai

Credit Suisse and Cass Business School launch new multi-asset indices

Cass Consulting report paints optimistic picture for Dubai's future

UAE and South African bankers strengthen ties

August 2013

Nature vs. Nurture, Can entrepreneurship really be taught? How does entrepreneurship education add value, if at all, to your career growth? Educational experts at Cass Business School reveal…SME Advisor

Creating a happy organisation is hard work, Gulf News

July 2013

Credit Suisse launches new investable indices with help of Cass experts

Students jet out to Dubai for new energy elective

June 2103

Dr Sionade Robinson, Associate Dean for Cass Business School's E/MBA programmes, says women need to support each other to succeed in business, and to embrace who they are and what they stand for. Gulf News

Cass Business School recognises Cambridge English exam for Dubai EMBA programme

May 2013

H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum receives honorary doctorate at Cass Business School Dubai graduation ceremony

Cass MBA students visit Cass Dubai Centre and leading businesses

April 2013

Cass Dubai hosts Joanna Shields at Women in Business event

Ehsan Razavizadeh, Regional Director - MENA, Head of Dubai Centre op-ed 'Not all about the money', Khaleej Times

February 2013

Ehsan Razavizadeh, Regional Director - MENA, Head of Dubai Centre discusses why Dubai should host EXPO 2020, Khaleej Times

Cass Dubai welcomes Lord Mayor of London

2012

December 2012

Making branding work in lean times

UAE moves up the rankings in 2012 M&A Maturity Index - Zawya.com

September 2012

Cass welcomes sixth EMBA class in Dubai

Facebook IPO - a tale of caution

Cass Dubai Centre holds 2nd annual BANKSETA event

July 2012

Cass Business School's Dubai Centre and Capital Club renew strategic partnership

Cass Business school Dubai students meet business leaders in China - Zawya.com

May 2012

Third cohort of Cass Dubai EMBA students graduate

Delegation from Cass visits DIFC

April 2012

Cass's Dubai Centre targets potential entrepreneurs

March 2012

Future Work: How Businesses can Adapt and Thrive in the New World of Work by Alison Maitland

Focus on good governance by Prof Rob Melville

February 2012

Lord Mayor of the City of London addresses Cass's Dubai Centre

Network your way into a job

January 2012

Fine balance in this tale of two cities

Cass Business School Dubai launches consulting service in the Middle East and North Africa

2011

November 2011

Insider trading as a tool for efficiency

September 2011

Cass Business School Dubai welcomes fifth Executive MBA Class

The class of 2011-13, comprising 61 students from 23 countries, will study at the Cass Dubai Centre in DIFC.

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UAE and South Africa continue to strengthen banking industry ties

Capital Club and Cass Business School to host debate on legalisation of insider trading

Cass Business School and Hawkamah partner to raise regional corporate governance standards

August 2011

Cass Business School: Home-working vital to maximise participation of women in GCC workforce

July 2011

Cass Business School and Hawkamah partner to raise regional corporate governance standards

June 2011

Interview with Financial Times UK/Middle East Edition on Quality blurs with quantity in the Middle East

Investor base: Women and minorities remain rare

May 2011

Under patronage of H.H. Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Second cohort of students graduate from leading Executive MBA programme

Second cohort of Cass Business School students graduate from leading Executive MBA Programme

March 2011

Cass Business School launches short courses at Dubai campus

February 2011

Cass Executive MBA programme reports 90% growth

Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman Michael Bear, also the Chancellor of City University London, to which Cass belongs, believes the growth is due to youth motivation.

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2010

December 2010

Middle East ranked in first of its kind M&A maturity index

September 2010

Cass Business School Welcomes 2010-2012 EMBA Class

Research finds employee owned business model offers greater resilience

New research by Cass Business School shows employee-owned businesses tend to be more profitable, more resilient and have more committed staff.

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Companies must reduce the cost of uncertainty

Education funds cut in recession - Khaleej Times

June 2010

Research shows CEOs who perform a major deal in their first year are more successful long-term

May 2010

HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum attends Cass Business School graduation ceremony at DIFC

First graduates from Cass Business School in Dubai

2009

July 2009

Following the golden triangle

Food service provider Horeca Trade managing director Hisham Al Jamil (Cass MBA Holder) reveals the firm's strategy for staying strong during the downturn and why its staff do not need to be trained.

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May 2009

Under the Patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Official launch of Cass Business School's (City University London) new offices at DIFC

2007

February 2007

Cass Business School launches world's first Executive MBA offering a specialism in Islamic Finance in association with DIFC

Past Events

2015

Joint Alumni Iftar Event, July 2015

Under the Patronage of H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and President of DIFC: Executive MBA Graduation Ceremony - Thursday, 28 May 2015

An evening of Investment Strategy with Prof Stephen Thomas, May 2015

Middle Eastern M&A Breakfast Briefing - Global M&A Market Trends with Prof Scott Moeller, Director of M&A Research Centre and Professor in the Practice of Finance, Cass Business School, Campbell Steedman, Partner, White & Case and Simi Nehra, Head of Mergers & Acquisitions, KPMG (UAE), March 2015 (In collaboration with The Business and Law Society, City University London)

Understanding the Gulf Executive Talent Marketplace Networking and cocktail reception with London MBAs, February 2015

Lord Mayor Alumni reception with Lord Mayor of the City of London Alderman Alan Yarrow, January 2015

School of Health Science Health Conference, City University London, in collaboration with Mohammed Bin Rashid Academic Medical Centre, January 2015

2014

Joint Alumni Iftar Event (Wharton, HEC Paris, LBS, Chicago etc), July 2014

Networking Reception with London MSc student at the Capital Club, June 2014

Masterclass: Private Equity, June 2014

Under the Patronage of H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and President of DIFC: Executive MBA Graduation Ceremony, May 2014

Understanding the Gulf Executive Talent Marketplace Networking and cocktail reception with London MBAs, May 2014

Cass London MBA students visit Dubai Centre and leading businesses in the UAE, May 2014

Transformational leadership talk with Visiting Prof Chris Roebuck at the Capital Club, May 2014

Masterclass: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), March 2014

SME World Summit Dubai, March 2014

Lord Mayor Alumni reception with Lord Mayor of the City of London Alderman Fiona Woolf, February 2014

"Alternative Finance - The Role of Technology" Cass panel discussion with Eureeca at the Capital Club in Dubai, January 2014

2013

Welcome Reception for EMBA Dubai students Sept 2013 Intake at the Ritz Carlton DIFC

Cass Consulting research briefing (Cass-Credit Suisse Trend Master Index) and networking event at the Ritz Carlton DIFC, September 2013

Joint Alumni Iftar Event (Wharton, HEC Paris, LBS, Chicago etc), July 2013

H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports and Chairman and Chief Executive Emirates Airline Group, receives honorary doctorate at Cass Business School Dubai graduation ceremony, May 2013

EMBA Graduation Ceremony, May 2013

Cass Dubai hosts a panel discussion at the prestigious Capital Club: "Understanding the Gulf Executive Talent Marketplace". May 2013

Cass London MBA students visit Cass Dubai Centre and leading businesses in the UAE, May 2013

Cass Alumni World Forum 2013, May 2013

Cass Dubai hosts Joanna Shields at Women in Business event. Joanna Shields, CEO of the UK's Tech City, delivered an inspirational speech about her career experience to an audience of more than 40 women from a cross section of industries. April 2013

Lord Mayor Alumni reception with Lord Mayor of the City of London Alderman Roger Gifford, February 2013

2012

Global Summit and Exhibition for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and SME's participation, December 2012

Middle East HR Summit sponsorship, November 2012

Arabian Business Conference Sponsorship, November 2012

Welcome Reception for EMBA Dubai students Sept 2012 Intake

Guest speaking event at the Capital Club in Dubai: Prof Meziane Lasfer on Facebook IPO - a tale of caution, September 2012

Joint Alumni Iftar Event (Wharton, HEC Paris, LBS, Chicago etc), August 2012

Arabian Business Conference Sponsorship, May 2012

EMBA Graduation Ceremony, April 2012

Guest speaking event at the Capital Club in Dubai: Guy Fraser-Sampson on Sovereign debt, deficit financing and liquidity worries, April 2012

Guest speaking event at the Capital Club in Dubai: Scott Moeller, Professor in the Practice of Finance on Global Outlook for Mergers and Acquisitions in 2012, March 2012

"Last Tuesday Tradition" Sponsorship event at the Capital Club, March 2012

Lord Mayor Alumni reception with Lord Mayor of the City of London Alderman David Wootton, February 2012

2011

Joint Alumni Event Dhow Cruise, December 2011                                                                                                                                       Guest speaking event at the Capital Club in Dubai: Steve Thomas, Professor of Finance on Investment Lessons from the Financial Crisis, October 2011

Induction and Alumni reception, September 2011

Guest speaking event at the Capital Club in Dubai:
Meziane Lasfer, Dip., MBA, PhD Professor of Finance On Insider Trading: Should the regulators legalise insider trading?, September 2011

Guest speaking event at the Capital Club in Dubai:
Charles Baden-Fuller, Centenary Professor of Strategy on What business models do we need for success and how do we get there? The Board Agenda, September 2011

Joint Alumni Iftar Event (Wharton, HEC Paris, LBS, Chicago etc), August 2011

Dr Gianvito Lanzolla on a Business Forum Discussion, Latest Findings in Strategic Management Research on how to successfully conduct your company in uncertain times.
A personal view from one of Cass's strategy experts, June 2011

EMBA Graduation Ceremony, May 2011

Guy Fraser Sampson on a Business Forum Discussion, Private Equity: Where do we go from here? A personal view from one of Cass's investment experts, April 2011 at the Capital Club

"Last Tuesday Tradition" Sponsorship event at the Capital Club, March 2011

Lord Mayor Alumni reception, February 2011 (Lord Mayor Alderman Michael Bear)

2010

EMBA Graduation Ceremony and Alumni Reception, May 2010

Lord Mayor Alumni reception with Lord Mayor of the City of London Alderman Nick Anstee, February 2010

Induction and Alumni reception, September 2010

2009

Dubai Symposium, May 2009 with Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, Founder of Easy Jet and Cass Alumnus

Induction and Alumni Reception, September 2009

Lord Mayor Alumni reception with Lord Mayor of the City of London Ian Luder, February 2009

2008

Guest speaking event and alumni reception, June 2008

Guest speaking event and Alumni reception, March 2008

Induction and Alumni reception, September 2008

Alumni reception, March 2008

2007

Induction and Alumni reception, September 2007

Cass opening reception with Lord Mayor of the City of London Alderman John Stuttard, February 2007