Students from 22 nationalities welcomed at Cass Business School's EMBA Programme
City University London and its Cass Business School reaffirms commitment to fostering higher education in the UAE
Cass Business School, part of City University London, welcomed its newest cohort to the Cass Executive MBA Programme (EMBA) with a four day induction programme in the Dubai International Financial Centre.
This year's cohort is made up of students from 22 different nationalities, highlighting the truly global nature of the course.
The induction programme introduced students to their EMBA with team building and professional development workshops run by prominent speakers, which were followed by a special address from Edward Hobart, Her Majesty's Consul General to Dubai.
Ehsan Razavizadeh, Regional Director, MENA and Head of City University London's Dubai Centre said: "This eighth intake for our EMBA reflects the rigour and high regard for the programme, as well as our ongoing commitment to higher education in Dubai, the UAE and the Middle East. The Cass Executive MBA is an invaluable opportunity to hone personal and professional skills that are crucial for effective management in a fast paced and competitive world."
The Cass EMBA in Dubai takes place over a block weekend each month which means it can fit into the tight schedules of working professionals.
World class professors and business experts fly out from London to share their knowledge and professional experience.
This year's students arrive with a diverse range of business backgrounds and includes executives from Microsoft Corp., Panasonic Avionics Corp., Citi Group, L'Oreal, Dubai Properties Group, HSBC and Nokia Networks UAE.
Professor Roy Batchelor, Course Director of the EMBA Dubai programme, said: "We are delighted to welcome this year's students to Cass Business School in Dubai, a city that never ceases to attract ambitious professionals from all over the world. Through the EMBA programme, we aim to create executives who can think critically and challenge the norm."
Raja Al Mazrouei, Head of Operations, Dubai International Financial Centre Authority said: "The DIFC is committed to growing the financial sector in Dubai and the UAE, and key to achieving this is having the right talent in place to support these ambitious plans. Courses such as the EMBA are imperative to the development of Dubai as a leading hub for commerce in the region, by equipping business leaders with the skills necessary to continue to contribute to the growing successes we have witnessed over the last decade. The DIFC is a proud supporter of the Cass Business School EMBA course and we would like to wish this year's students the best of luck as they embark on this exciting step in developing their careers."