Manchester Business School profile

Manchester Business School (MBS) is the UK’s largest campus-based business and management school and is part of the University of Manchester.

Manchester Business School Worldwide (MBSW), the global arm of MBS, has more than 800 students in the region currently enrolled on the part-time executive MBA and Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) programmes.

The face-to-face workshops are led by well- organised tutors with great teaching techniques

Ammar Arab, Abu Dhabi Investment House

MBS is consistently ranked among the Financial Times European Top 10 and Top 25 international schools. 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 an MBS, MBA or DBA without putting their careers on hold.

Executive centres are based in Manchester, Dubai, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Miami, Rio de Janeiro, Shanghai and Singapore. 

Delivered using a blend of self-study, online support and face-to-face workshops held locally by senior MBS UK faculty, the flexible, part-time programmes are tailored to suit you.

Executives can choose between four learning pathways – Manchester Global MBA; MBA for Financial Managers and Finance Professionals (accelerated route is available for those with relevant financial professional qualifications, ie, ACCA, CIMA, ICSA); MBA for Engineering Business Managers; and MBA for Construction Executives. Each pathway offers students tailor-made core courses and electives designed in collaboration with leading industry bodies to meet the needs of each sector.

Ranked fifth in the world, based on return on investment, and second among non-US business schools by Forbes, the MBAs are triple accredited by the Association of MBAs, the European Quality Improvement System and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International.

Name: Manchester Business School

Address: Dubai Knowledge Village, Block 6, Offices F05 & F10, PO Box 502907, Dubai, UAE

Tel: +971 (0) 4 365 8313

Email: middleeast@mbs-worldwide.ae

Website: www.mbs.ac.uk/global

Contact for admissions: Shaima Sunil

Executive courses: Part-time executive MBA and DBA programmes

Date founded: 2006

Head: Randa Bessiso, director

Typical costs: January 2011 intake, Global MBA Programme (all pathways) is £23,000 ($36,200), payable in six instalments (five instalments of £4,180 + project stage of £2,100). Accelerated Finance MBA Programme is £22,000, payable in five instalments (four instalments of £4,975 + project stage of £2,100)

Areas of specialisation: Core courses and electives designed in collaboration with leading industry bodies to meet the needs of each sector