University of Strathclyde Executive MBA University of Strathclyde
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What is distinctive about this course?

As one of less than 1% of Business Schools with triple international accreditation (AMBA, EQUIS, AACSB), Strathclyde Business School is globally recognised, and is one of Europe's leading providers of business and management education. In joining our MBA programme in the UAE you will be working in an international environment alongside classmates from many countries, and will be part of our long established network of students and alumni from our international postgraduate centres in the Middle East (UAE, Bahrain, Oman), South East Asia (Singapore and Malaysia) and Europe (UK, Greece, Switzerland).

Who is this course for ?

Highly motivated and talented professionals from a wide range of academic, business and cultural backgrounds who might gain from, and contribute to, our learning community. The executive programme format is especially designed for busy executives who need to combine career and family commitments with the demands of MBA studies.

How will I benefit from taking this course?

We recognise that career development is one of the main reasons why people invest in an MBA. The MBA job market offers plenty of global opportunity but can be complex and challenging.

Strathclyde offers a dedicated careers service for MBA students, consisting of career planning and skills development as well as unlimited access to personal advice and coaching. This support is delivered in-house and by a team of top consultants.

We work with students to complement their own proactive search efforts, to leverage their own particular career background and strengths to help them with their next career move.

Entry requirements:

  • Hold a degree from a UK university, or equivalent academic qualification from a comparable non-UK institution. (If you studied for your undergraduate degree at a non-UK institution we will need a copy of your degree transcript). Professional qualifications will also be considered.
  • Be at least 24 years of age.
  • Have a minimum of three years' full-time postgraduate experience where the management of people and resources has played a significant role.

Strathclyde Business School is internationally respected as one of the most innovative business schools in Europe with one of the largest academic faculties. Strathclyde is accredited by the international accrediting bodies, AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB, and is one of only 59 in the world to have such a distinction. In fact, less than 1% of business schools in the world hold triple accreditation status. 

Strathclyde also performs consistently well in the UK government research and teaching assessments. Strathclyde Business School has been placed 73rd in the global Financial Times MBA rankings 2014, moving up 14 places since last year. This position puts Strathclyde in the top 10 of UK business schools and top 20 in Europe. Data from the rankings table also show Strathclyde is 4th in the world for value for money and 21st globally for career progression.  

The MBA Program 

The Strathclyde MBA has been developed and fine-tuned since 1966 and can be studied in the UK or via International Centres in Switzerland, Greece, The Middle East, or S.E. Asia. Participants have the flexibility to switch between different modes of study, depending on their locations and lifestyles. 

Designed for ambitious, talented and well-qualified individuals with solid business experience the Program is based on collaborative learning where work experience, knowledge, understanding and applicable skills are shared, worked with and reflected on. 

2015 will mark the 20th year of the University of Strathclyde Business School's operations in the UAE with our internationally accredited and top ranked part-time MBA programme. The MBA programme is offered on a part-time attendance, face-to-face taught basis, and has been accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research.

Academic strengths 

The Business School's subject departments and specialist units collaborate to provide a dynamic, fully rounded and varied portfolio of specialist and cross-disciplinary postgraduate courses. 

Strathclyde academic staff have a multidisciplinary outlook and build on the extensive expertise of academic staff from other business faculty departments. Our academics have particular expertise in the areas of strategic management, leadership and scenario planning. Staff also undertake a broad range of consultancy activities both in the UK and internationally. The School places particular importance on strategic management at the level of developing strategy in any organisation, big or small, departmental, or divisional.


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