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Top MBA Universities in Dubai

18 April 2016

Dubai has emerged as a commercial and business hub in the gulf region inviting major business houses and various international companies for the business purposes. With the emerging of so many global firms, ample opportunities of growth and career enhancement have also been on the rise. If you are working in Dubai and looking for career enhancement with a professional degree, then doing MBA from a reputed university can give a spark to your career. Giving a better insight into the competitive job scenario, it also helps one to understand the complexities of businesses and helps in decision making.

With the variety of career options available at hand, the universities offer a number of specializations in MBA like Marketing and Finance, Human Resource Management (HR), Banking and Information Technology. Let us have a look at some of the universities offering MBA programs to the students and professionals looking for career growth opportunities.

MBA universities Dubai

American University, Dubai

Being one of the recognized universities in Dubai, American University (AUD) aims at providing professional and practical experience to the graduates grooming them into seasoned professionals. Focusing on the job oriented UAE market and the substantial growing jobs and business opportunities; the university offers a platform for the professional growth with various MBA programs offered in the campus. Blending practical knowledge with a theoretical approach of the specialized subjects, the graduates are given an in hand exposure to excel in the specialized field.

The American University of Dubai offers specialization in the field of Marketing and Marketing Communications, Business and Economics, Management and Finance and Accounting. With a team of highly qualified faculty members, the students get a chance of learning from well experienced personals. The school provides the undergraduate BBA program as well as masters in various specialized fields.

Location: Sheikh Zayed Rd., Exit 32, Dubai Media City
Contact: +971 4 399 9000

University of Wollongong, Dubai

Established in 1993, University of Wollongong is one of the oldest and is ranked as one of the best business school in Dubai. With specialized programs for professionals, the university trains working professionals to excel in their field and achieve greater heights in their career growth. The university aims at providing world education in a multi cultural environment.

With around 4400 students hailing from 117 nationalities, the teaching technique is designed catering to the aspirations of the young students as well as working graduates. The university provides ample opportunities for the researchers to delve and research on the related topics and fields.

Keeping in mind the busy schedule of the working professionals, the MBA classes are held in the evenings once a week. The students are required to clear 12 subjects with classes held between 6-9:30pm.

Location: University of Wollongong, Blocks 5,14 and 15, Dubai Knowledge Village
Contact: + 971 4 2781 800

HULT International Business School, Dubai

Focusing on the global business trends developing in Dubai, the HULT Business International School has emerged as one of the pioneer institutions in grooming and creating global professionals and business leaders. With a campus spread on a vast space of 3,000 sq. meters, the university is open 24/7 providing hi tech facilities to the students in a multi cultural learning environment. The highly qualified faculty members and business leaders are committed to train students with their enriching experience.

With the core value of innovating ideas and transforming education, the university provides a One Year MBA curriculum that adhere to inculcate business and leadership skills in the students. Mingling theoretical knowledge with a practical approach, the university aims to provide hands on experience to the learning graduates. A Two Year Global Executive MBA program is designed especially for the professionals and graduates who further want to provide a cutting edge to their career potentials. This part time MBA program can be done within the tenure period of 2 to 4 years. The candidates opting for this MBA program requires a 3 year working experience.

Location: HULT International Business School, Dubai Internet City
Contact: +971 4 427 5800

London Business School, Dubai

Ranked as one of the top most business schools in the world, the university doesn’t need any introduction. Besides the US Business Schools, the London Business School was awarded the top position in 2012 by Bloomberg Business Week.

Launching the Dubai branch in 2006, the London Business School is set in the heart of the city in the Dubai International Financial Centre. Various MBA programs are developed catering to the needs of the growing demand of education and executive professionals in the region. The school has designed a number of executive MBA as well as other business programs leading to the elevation of knowledge in the business world. With a wide range of elective designed, the candidates can specialize in fields like HR, Finance, General Management and Financial Analysis.

Location: Dubai International Financial Centre, Centre of Excellence
The Gate Village, Building 2, Level 3, Dubai
Contact: +971 4 4019301

Murdoch University, Dubai

Located in the educational hub of Dubai Academic City, Murdoch University is one of the leading MBA universities in Dubai. Founded in 2007, the university has a reputation of excellence in education and research fields catered to the students. The graduates hailing from the university get a practical exposure of the business world and are well placed in reputable business companies of Dubai.

Growing older and mature with 35 years experience as one of Australia’s leading education provider, the Murdoch University’s Dubai campus provides graduates and post graduates in various subjects like marketing, finance, IT and various other areas of study. The university provides a cutting edge opportunity to the graduates to get a deeper understanding in the area of specialization. The various MBA programs can be completed within the time frame of 12, 16 or 24 months.

Suiting to the requirements of the working professionals, the classes are also held in the evenings during weekends.

Location: Block 10, Fourth Floor, Dubai International Academic City
Contact: +971 4 4355700

S.P.Jain School Of Management, Dubai

Located in Dubai International Academic City, S.P.Jain School of Management laid its foundation stone in Dubai in the year 2004. It holds a great reputation and provides a great platform to the graduates to polish their business and leadership skills.

The school has an Executive MBA for the professionals who wish to sharpen their management skills while pursuing their careers as well. This Part Time Integrated Course is covered within tenure of 18 months and the applicants need to have a valid UAE resident visa.

Giving a comprehensive peep in the world of management, the Global MBA is a full time post graduate program working on various areas of management and business skills like decision making, innovative ideas with a technical knowledge of the subject.

Location: S.P. Jain School of Global Management, Block 5, Dubai International Academic City
Contact: +971 4 429 1234

Canadian University, Dubai

Situated on the Sheikh Zayed Road in the heart of Dubai, the Canadian University of Dubai is one of the popular business schools in Dubai. The school opened on the Dubai soils in the year 2006 with the Canadian curriculum.

Initially called Centennial University of Dubai, the school renamed itself as the Canadian University of Dubai but is still associated with the Centennial University based in Ontario, Canada. Considering the challenges in today’s professional and the business world, the university provides MBA programs in a number of areas like marketing, finance, Islamic Banking, Double Concentration, general management and human resource management.

Location: 1st Interchange, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
Contact: +971 4 321 9090

University of Dubai

Focusing on laying a strong foundation stone in the business and management world, the University of Dubai aims at delivering to the business some of the best global business leaders and entrepreneur with key strategic skills and decision making insight.

It works on sharpening the critical thinking, communication skills and trouble shooting technique desirable for an efficient business leader and a management professional. The university offers MBA in some of the key areas like Leadership & Human Resource Management, International Business and Marketing, Operations & Logistics and Finance and Accounting.

Location: Academic City, Emirates Road, Dubai
Contact: +971 4 5566 800

Institute of Management Technology, Dubai

Spread on a vast campus area of 17 acres, the IMT campus started its Dubai operation in the year 2006. It is one of the recognized universities offering MBA program with an emphasis on delivering quality education to the students. Accredited by the Ministry of the Higher Education and Higher Research, the university boosts of world class facilities, well qualified and highly professional faculty and all other amenities that make it a world class business school.

Location: Dubai International Academic City, Dubai
Contact: +971 4 422 7244

Manchester Business School, Dubai

Reputed as one of the best business schools globally, the Manchester Business School opened up in Dubai in the year 2006. Keeping in pace with the fast changing and growing business world, the school offers some of the best MBA programs evolving the individual into a seasoned professional with sharp and critical business skills.
The school offers part time MBA programs for graduates and professionals who are already into a career and wish to grow professionally. The School also offers Corporate MBA and has tied up with some of the best global corporations to provide MBA programs to the corporates.

Location: Manchester Business School, Middle East International Center, Dubai Knowledge Village, Dubai
Contact: +971 4 446 8664

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