Cass Business School Dubai today welcomed the fifth intake of its Executive MBA (EMBA) programme, ranked the 10th best in the world by the Financial Times. The class of 2011-13, comprising 61 students from 24 countries, will study at the Cass Dubai Centre in DIFC.
This year’s EMBA programme began with a four day induction at the Cass Dubai Centre in DIFC, including an introduction to the faculty, the unique Cass virtual learning environment, Moodle, team building and professional development workshops and a social reception hosted by the school at the Capital Club. The students also enjoyed a formal welcome to the course in the presence of DIFC Management and Guy Warrington, HM Consul General.
Abdulla Mohammed Al Awar, CEO of DIFC Authority, said: “We would like to welcome Cass’s fifth intake of its EMBA programme. As part of its mandate to contribute to the development and growth of the financial sector in the region and to UAE’s economy, DIFC supports educational programmes that help in the creation of knowledgeable, experienced and talented professionals. The Cass programme indeed complements this mandate. We look forward to congratulating the new intake on their successful completion of the programme to having their eventual contribution to the growth of the regional financial services industry”.
Professor Roy Batchelor, Associate Dean MBA programmes at Cass, said: “On behalf of everyone at Cass Business School, I welcome the 2011-2013 cohort of students to the Dubai Executive MBA. The group can look forward to two years of world-class business education, delivered by internationally recognised academics, and the opportunity to build their international network of business contacts. With a wide choice of electives, students can tailor the content of the programme, meaning the course will take them wherever they want to go in their career.”
Ehsan Razavizadeh, Regional Director for Middle-East and North Africa said: "In just five years, the Cass EMBA programme has earned an enviable reputation in the UAE and across the region. This reputation is once again reflected in the hugely impressive educational and professional backgrounds of our student intake. Many of our alumni are already taking major strides in the professional world, and I am confident this year’s class will join them and become the region’s next generation of business leaders.”
Launched in 2007, the two-year Cass EMBA course is designed to meet the needs of business executives in the Middle East and surrounding regions.