Educational Opportunities for 2007 on Show in Abu Dhabi
Demand for higher education courses in the UAE is higher than ever before, as professionals realise the significant career opportunities that a Masters Degree can create, according to senior academics at the British University in Dubai (BUiD).
In the first week of 2007, BUiD is reporting high demand for its enhanced range of educational opportunities. In particular, its new pre-masters programme, in association with the prestigious Cass Business School of City University, has already attracted a significant number of applications.
The course, which provides professionals with Bachelors degrees in non-business subjects with the required grounding to join a MSc programme in Finance and Banking, is proving particular popular with UAE bankers looking to enhance their professional qualifications.
Other popular Masters courses include education, engineering, project management, built environment and information technology.
In order to manage the high volume of inquiries, BUiD is rolling out an extended series of Open Days and briefings across the UAE, building on its events in Sharjah and Abu Dhabi in December 2006.
The first event will be a special Open Day, held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Abu Dhabi on Monday 7th January, to offer potential students in the UAE’s capital city the opportunity to meet with a range of BUiD’s experts and discuss the positive impact of Masters Education.
“We have started the year with a higher-than-expected number of inquiries and applications, as more and more people recognise the competitive and career advantages that higher education can deliver,” said David Lock, Registrar and Acting Chief Executive of BUiD.
“BUiD students made a demonstrable contribution to a wide range of industries and to the community in 2006, and we are confident that the new intake will achieve similarly strong results in 2007,” added Lock.
More Scholarships are now available for the February intake, so BUiD expects to attract even more applications from highly motivated students.
Prospective students can also find out more about BUiD and its programmes by visiting its Knowledge Village campus in Dubai between 09:00 and 17:00 Saturday to Thursday.
BUiD offers Masters Programmes and Continuing Professional Development courses in Information Technology, Project Management, IT Management, Banking and Finance, the Built Environment, and Education.
About The British University in Dubai
The British University in Dubai (BUiD) is the Middle East’s first research-based, postgraduate university. The University was established to facilitate access to world-class education, training and research in the Middle East. BUiD aspires to the highest, internationally recognized British standards as reflected in its partnership with the University of Edinburgh, the University of Birmingham, the University of Manchester, Cardiff University and now the Cass Business School at City University, London. Each has a five or five-star rating in the UK national Research Assessment Exercise that signifies research of international standard.
The not-for-profit university offers full and part-time Masters Degree programmes and Continuing Professional Development courses in Information Technology, Project Management, the Built Environment, Finance and Banking, Education and IT Management.
All BUiD’s current Masters Programmes have received Accreditation Eligibility Status from the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research’s Commission for Academic Accreditation.
The founders of the University are the Al Maktoum Foundation, the Dubai Development and Investment Authority, Rolls-Royce, the British Business Group and the National Bank of Dubai. The University is governed by a Council under the chairmanship of Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum.
The Emirates Group, DUCAB, Atkins, Dubai Duty Free, Hyder Consulting, the Emirates Foundation and DUGAS are supporters of the university through financial contributions or the provision of scholarships.
For further enquiries call BUiD on +971.4.391.3633.
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