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Top MBA Universities in Dubai

11 September 2015

Foreign students interested in studying abroad, find Dubai as the best place to pursue their career, as several major corporations offer periodic job vacancies in this city. It is said that University education in Dubai is so much in demand, as majority of important Universities and colleges in Dubai are linked abroad. Several international business schools such as London Business School and the Boston University Business School, and a host of universities from US, UK and India, have their campuses in Dubai, offering quality MBA programs. The courses offered are either full time or part-time, designed especially for high-quality managers and entrepreneurs.

MBA universities Dubai

Advantages of pursuing an MBA in Dubai

Dubai, being the financial centre of the UAE, several international companies and corporations hire efficient professionals to work in the field of business and management, and therefore, plenty of business schools offer MBA (Masters in Business Administration) courses in various languages.

By gaining an MBA in Dubai, one of the most dynamic cities in the world, you will have accessibility to some of the most influential markets and business leaders of the world. You can choose from any of the several specializations offered, such as HR Management, Information Technology, International Banking and Finance, all of which can give you competitive advantage for several high-level positions in established corporations and businesses.

With an MBA earned from Dubai, you are likely to possess excellent leadership skills, ability to think strategically, lay a solid business foundation, expand your confidence and analytical skills, and ability to influence your business.

Apart from quality education and international exposure, the multicultural environment in Dubai coulcould work to your advantage when gaining entry into the corporate world.

Eligibility for admission

Although the admission criteria differ from one university to another, some common requirements for MBA admissions in Dubai are:

  • At least two to three years of experience at the Managerial level and/or professional qualification as alternative to first degree.
  • Statement of purpose
  • GMAT score (GMAT is a computer-adaptive exam which assess verbal, quantitative and analytical writing skills).
  • Official transcripts of schools and college
  • TOEFL or IELTS score (a minimum score of 7.0 may be required if English is not your first language).
  • Recommendation letters

Best MBA Universities in Dubai

There are various choices of MBA programs in Dubai. Here’s a list of the best MBA Universities in Dubai that has worldwide recognition. The list includes some of the best business schools in Dubai offering MBA degree program. Apart from these, however, there are several other colleges as well. Therefore, it is important to visit official websites of respective MBA colleges first and collect all necessary information before considering admission into any MBA programs.

Hult International Business School - Middle East Campus (Dubai)

7th Floor, Block 10, Dubai International Academic City, P.O.Box 502988
Tel: 04-3900710 Fax: 04-3908600

London Business School

Dubai - London Programme Office
DIFC Education Centre, Level B1, The GateDubai, UAE

S P Jain School of Global Management

Block 5, Academic City, P.O. Box 502345
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

University of Wollongong in Dubai UOWD)

Blocks 5, 14 & 15, Dubai Knowledge Village
P.O. Box 20183, Dubai www.uowdubai.ac.ae

American University in Dubai (AUD)

P. O. Box 28282, Dubai

Institute of Management Technology (IMT)

UG-02, Dubai International Academic City, P.O Box 345006


  • MBA - International Banking and Finance Management
  • MBA - Project Management
  • MBA - Marketing Management
  • MBA - Human Resources Management

Univerty of Dubai


  • MBA in Accounting and Finance
  • MBA in International Business and Marketing
  • MBA in Leadership and Human Resources Management (LHRM)
  • MBA in Logistics and Operations Management

Davies Krish

Former journalist and media professional based in Dubai.

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