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

Paul Fox, Consul General of the British Embassy, welcomed students

Cass Business School, part of City University London, has welcomed its ninth intake of students for its Executive MBA Programme (EMBA) based in DIFC’s Centre of Excellence.  

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The British Embassy’s Consul General, Paul Fox welcomed the diverse cohort of nearly 50 students to take part in the two-year course, which runs until the autumn of 2017. The Business School’s EMBA attracts some of the finest talent in the region including students from Standard Chartered Bank, Barclays, Siemens, Samsung, UPS, Landmark Group, Dnata Emirates amongst others. The speaker for Evening reception was Mr Mohammed Shael AlSaadi, Chief Executive Officer Business Development & Strategy Sector, Department of Economic Development (DED), Government of Dubai.

This year, several Modules in the Cass Business School Executive MBA programme has been updated to better reflect the ever-changing world of business, including Digital Technology and Business Innovation, Financial Markets and Investments and Analytics for Business.

Ehsan Razavizadeh, Regional Director, MENA and Head of City University London’s Dubai Centre said:“I’m extremely pleased to welcome the ninth intake for the Executive MBA programme in Dubai.  It is an exciting time for all of us, as these ambitious working professionals dedicate four days a month over the next two years to hone personal and professional skills.

“The Executive EMBA programme aims to take students to the next level in their careers. We aim to create professionals who think critically, challenge the norm and contribute to the growing success of the UAE.”  

Professor Roy Batchelor, Course Director, EMBA Dubai programme at Cass Business School, said:  “The diversity of this year’s intake will make for an exciting learning environment. With students from Brazil, UK, Canada, UAE, South Korea, Romania, Saudi Arabia and more – their individual experiences will bring an extra, and unique, element to the interactive sessions at Cass Business School.

“I look forward to overseeing this year’s cohort, and wish them all the very best during their time at Cass Business School”

Cass’ flexible EMBA programme is delivered on weekends to allow working professionals to take the course, and a range of compulsory and elective modules are taught by world-class professors, from London and around the world.

Raja Al Mazrouei, Head of Marketing and Corporate Communications, DIFC said:“As an official sponsor of the Cass Business School Executive MBA programme, we are honoured to welcome the newly inducted class as they embark on this remarkable and formative journey. Bringing together experienced business executives and leading international experts, the course will challenge and stimulate students as well as foster an environment of high-level engagement. We are confident that this unique and prestigious programme will cultivate and support home-grown and international talent necessary for the success of the UAE community and DIFC’s network of business.”

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