Manchester Business School (MBS) is the UK’s largest campus-based business and management school and is part of the University of Manchester. MBS is consistently ranked among the Financial Times’ top international schools and is placed fifth in the world by Forbes, based on return on investment.

A globally renowned centre of excellence and innovation, MBS is where high achievers from organisations across the world advance their careers with top-ranked executive learning programmes – earning a Manchester MBA or DBA without putting their careers on hold. MBS is among a handful of elite schools worldwide whose MBA programmes are triple accredited. All MBAs are awarded by the University of Manchester.

One of six international executive centres worldwide, the MBS Middle East Centre at Dubai Knowledge Village opened in 2006 and today provides support for more than 1,300 MBA students in the region. It is now the largest and fastest-growing centre in the school’s international network.

The part-time Global MBA offers students four learning pathways – Engineering, Finance, Project Management and Global – with 250 hours of face-to-face workshops in Dubai or any of the international centres.

Face-to-face contact with faculty is a major component of the Manchester Global MBA and the workshops bring together MBA students from the region and international participants who have elected to come to the Dubai centre for their workshops, enabling students to build on their global network. Leading faculty from MBS deliver MBA programme modules as well as run business simulation exercises during the workshops.

MBS Global MBA students are experienced working professionals, many of whom hold senior positions in some of the world’s leading multinational companies, or in local and regional firms. Students graduating from the Global MBA programme are awarded the same Manchester MBA as students on the full-time programme, and receive the same degree from the University of Manchester.

Name: MBS Middle East Centre
Address: Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester, Middle East Executive Centre, Dubai Knowledge Village, Block 2B, Office F116, Dubai, UAE
Tel: (+971) 4 446 8664

Contact for admissions: or call (+971) 4 446 8664
Status of MBA: The 2012 Financial Times survey ranks MBS’s MBA fifth in the UK, 11th in Europe and 31st in the world. The most recent Forbes survey, which ranks business schools on their return on investment, ranks the MBA programme fifth in the world
Date founded: MBS – 1965; MBS Middle East Centre – 2006
Director: Randa Bessiso, Director Middle East
Accreditation: MBS is part of a select group of institutions worldwide accredited by three major bodies: AACSB International, AMBA and EQUIS
Typical cost: Part-time Global MBA is priced at £27,000 ($42,920)