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Middle East Centre, Dubai

Established in 2006, the Middle East Centre is the largest and fastest growing centre in Alliance Manchester Business School's overseas network.

1996

Est. 1996

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Blended-learning programmes and short courses

2,000

Students representing 27 nationalities

2,500

Middle East Centre alumni

Dubai is a multicultural business hub with ambitious investment in creativity and innovation – the perfect location for Alliance MBS' largest overseas centre. The Middle East Centre attracts the best talent from across the UAE and Gulf to study a growing range of executive programmes.

Fast facts

  • Located in Dubai Knowledge Village – Dubai's premier destination for professional development and training
  • The Centre is developing its business education portfolio and recently rolled out a series of new Executive Education short courses, as well as its first industry-led MSc in International Healthcare Leadership
  • A pioneer in The University of Manchester's expansion, the Centre has also launched the first MSc from the wider University – MSc Reliability Engineering & Asset Management
  • Centre Director Randa Bessiso was named one of the '200 most powerful Arab women' by Forbes Magazine
  • The first (and only) global centre to hold its own graduation ceremonies

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Middle East Centre: AMBS programmes

Two-year part-time blended learning MBA for executives from across the UAE and Gulf countries. Accelerated 18-month options available for senior and finance professionals. Discover more >>

Two-year blended learning MSc that focuses on healthcare leadership challenges and the roles that both clinicians and managers can play in reshaping healthcare services. Discover more >>

 

Two-day Executive Education programmes for senior managers and executives. Each programme is filled with workshops and team-building activities to bring out the best of the best leader in you. Currently recruiting:

The Manchester Management Development Programme >>

Past programmes:

Creativity & Innovation Essentials >>

Negotiation Skills >> 

Leading & Managing High-Performing Multinational Teams >>

Partner with us to access over 50 years of experience and expertise that spans multiple sectors. We collaborate closely with our partners to develop and implement bespoke packages to suit individual requirements. Our experts can help you:

  • Develop employees that think differently
  • Recruit the brightest talent
  • Address a specific business challenge
  • Transform working practices
  • Motivate employees
  • Boost performance

Your choices

From courses to consultancy, we offer a range of programmes and services which can be tailored to meet your needs. Click an option below to explore and find out more:

  • Executive Education open programmes: Short courses for executives that develop skills in a specific area, such as leadership or strategy. 
  • Executive Education customised programmes: Tailored training solutions, co-created with clients, which draw on relevant expertise from across the School and the wider University to address specific organisational development requirements. 
  • Sponsored MBA: Sponsor individual employees on our Global Part-time MBA programme. 
  • Customised MBA: Design a corporate MBA for a closed cohort of employees. 
  • Postgraduate Careers Service: Recruit the brightest business graduates from our MSc and MBA programmes for a full-time role or internship. 
  • MBA consultancy projects: Hire an international group of Full-time MBA students as external consultants to solve a live business challenge. 
  • Sponsorship and partnerships: Associate your brand with a prestigious business school by sponsoring one of our corporate events or a student competition.

Middle East Strategic Talent Partners

We work with companies of all sizes and across all industries. Our current includes:

  • ACCA
  • ARABIAN AIRCONDITIONING CO LTD (Carrier Saudi Arabia)
  • Barclays Bank
  • CIPD
  • CISCO
  • General Motors
  • Hilti Emirates LLC
  • Institute of Management Accoutants
  • Nokia Solution and Networks - KSA
  • Parsons Brinckerhoff
  • Philips Healthcare
  • PMI - Project Management Institute Khaleeji FZ LLC (UAE) Chapter
  • Sanofi-Aventis

Three-day intensive workshops for full-time MBA candidates (travelling from Manchester) and part-time MBA candidates (travelling from any of our global centres). Discover more:

The Manchester Global Part-time MBA >>

The Manchester Full-time MBA >>

The Kelley-Manchester Global MBA >>

One-week study tour for our Full-time MBA candidates who travel from Manchester to attend a three-day workshop on international business alongside more experienced Global MBA candidates. The study tour also includes company visits and networking opportunities. Discover more about the Manchester Full-time MBA >>

Middle East Centre success

Mark Graham
Mark Graham
Managing Director – Middle East, North Africa & Pakistan, Mace Macro
Jyothika Shetty
Jyothika Shetty
Executive Director, Venture General Contracting LLC, UAE
Faisal Al-Saeed
Faisal Al Saeed
President, Geo & Logic GIS Solutions LLC, UAE
Ahmed Qasem
Ahmad Qasem
Managing Director, Chemi-Link Corporation, UAE & Iraq
Gregory Zoughbi
Gregory Zoughbi
Head of Business Development, Harris Corporation, UAE
Zahi Chaar
Zahi Chaar
Sales Business Manager, General Motors Middle East
Ribha Aserkar
Ribha Aserkar
Product Manager (MENA) - Forcepoint, Arrow ECS Middle East
Mohammed Tawfik
Mohammed Tawfik
Brand Manager, Toyota Saudi Arabia
Richard Barry
Richard Barry
CEO, Sappaya, UAE & Philippines
Tarek Metwally
Tarek Metwally
Managing Director, Digital Cloud, Saudi Arabia
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"We are in an amazing country and a city where history is being made. Business education is key to developing knowledge economies; we support the development and retention of talent and help attract talented business professionals to the region."

Randa Bessiso, Director, Middle East Centre

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