University of Bradford Executive MBA University of Bradford

Our Executive MBA in Dubai is one of the first and most highly regarded in the UAE, fast-tracking the careers of many of the region's leading business professionals since it was first established in 1996.

Course overview:

A flexible structure of 3-day block weekend teaching every 4-6 weeks, and supported by distance learning, allows you to plan your study effectively and minimise any disruption to work. Taught by our international fly-in faculty, the programme is delivered at the first-class educational facilities of Dubai Knowledge Village.

Core and elective modules

  • Induction and Personal Development Portfolio
  • Business accounting 
  • Business economics 
  • Business research
  • Corporate finance
  • Marketing
  • Managing people
  • Operations management
  • Strategic management
  • Management and Professional Development
  • Business Ethics and Sustainability
  • Business simulation
  • Capital markets and investment management
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Corporate marketing
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • E-business
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial risk management in European banking 
  • Global supply chain management
  • International business in emerging economies
  • International business strategy
  • International financial management
  • Innovation and intellectual property
  • Management of change
  • Management consulting 
  • Management information systems
  • Managerial leadership
  • Marketing communications
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Project management
  • Services Marketing
  • Sustainable operations

Who is this course for ?

The programme is aimed at ambitious managers who want to study while they work

Entry requirements:

All applications are considered on their individual merits and will be assessed using a collective approach, which takes into account professional status and work experience as well as academic achievement.

Work experience

Candidates must have at least 3 years' postgraduate work experience, which can be from any industry, including both private and public sectors, and charitable organisations.

Academic & professional achievements

You should have a good first degree awarded by a UK university or overseas equivalent, or a relevant professional qualification. If you do not have a first degree or professional qualifications you will need to demonstrate significant management or business leadership experience (normally 8 years). We will also consider an academic recommendation based on interview.

Numeracy & literacy competences

We will require evidence of numeracy and literacy competences, and depending on the information provided at application, you may need to complete an authorised online aptitude test such as the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or School equivalent: The Bradford Test.

English language proficiency

If English is not your first language, we may need evidence of your proficiency in English through a recognised test (IELTS, TOEFL or PTE-A). You will be required to achieve a minimum score of:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall, with no sub-test less than 5.5; or
  • Internet-based TOEFL: 
  • For EU, non-UK applicants: 94 overall, with minimum scores of: Listening - 17, Reading - 18, Speaking 20, Writing - 17
  • For International, non-UK/EU, applicants (UKBA requirement): 94 overall, with minimum scores of: Listening - 21, Reading - 22, Speaking - 23, Writing - 21; or
  • PTE-A (Pearson Test of English Academic): 60 overall, with no sub-test less than 51

Testimonial of former student:

"I enjoyed the good balance of independent learning and classroom contact with excellent professors and fellow classmates."
Areej Nassar, Dubai EMBA

The University of Bradford is a traditional British University established by Royal Charter in 1966. At our campuses in the UK, students can choose from over 200 undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Engineering, Informatics, Health Studies, Life Sciences, Management, Law, Social and International Studies.
With almost 50 years of academic excellence, the University of Bradford is a leading technology university offering high-quality teaching underpinned by cutting-edge research. Pioneering in course provision, the University of Bradford was the first British University to offer a Peace Studies degree and to set up a modern Business School, which has recently joined an elite group of only 58 business schools in the world (less than 1%) to hold the triple accreditations of EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB, often referred to as the' Triple Crown'. 
In Dubai, the University of Bradford has a Regional Office based in Knowledge Village. The Regional Office team offers admission support to students who would like to study for a Bradford degree in the UK, providing assistance with all aspects of the application process through to students' arrival to Bradford and beyond.

Additionally, the University of Bradford teaches four programmes in Dubai, including Executive MBA, MSc International Health Management, MSc Nursing Studies (International) and BSc Nursing Studies (International). All programmes delivered in Dubai are approved by Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA). For more information about the University of Bradford, visit and

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