University of Manchester Hosts Free Business Masterclasses in Abu Dhabi and Dubai

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Published January 10th, 2018 - 07:47 GMT
Randa Bessiso, Director of The University of Manchester,- Middle East,
Randa Bessiso, Director of The University of Manchester,- Middle East,

The University of Manchester will host a series of three business masterclasses and an information session on the range of part-time Masters degrees available in the region for qualified working professionals, in the UAE in January 2018. All the events will be led by a senior member of the university’s business school faculty. In addition to learning more about specialist subject areas, the sessions are an opportunity for qualified working professionals in the UAE to discuss their career, training and development goals, and to learn more about the university’s part-time Masters programmes and shorter executive education courses.

Part-time Programmes Information Session

Sunday, 14th January, 2018

Time: 8:00am to 10:00am

Venue: Dubai Knowledge Park, Block 1, First Floor, Conference Hall 2, Dubai,

Learn about top-ranked Global Part-time MBA, the new industry led Part-time Masters programmes in Reliability Engineering and Asset Management, International Healthcare Leadership, or Executive Education courses. Attendees can discuss career goals, entry requirements and receive individual advice on eligibility, best suited study options and the admissions process.

Masterclass on 'Interdependence & Competitive Strategy'

Sunday, 14th January, 2018

Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Venue: The University of Manchester Middle East Centre, Dubai Knowledge Park, Block 2B, Classroom F11, Dubai, 

Monday, 15th January, 2018

Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Venue: Hilton Abu Dhabi, Baniyas Meeting Room, Corniche Road, Al Khubeirah, Abu Dhabi 

Associate MBA Director, Professor Xavier Duran, will deliver a business masterclass focusing on Interdependence and Competitive Strategy, which Xavier teaches on the Manchester Global MBA programme. The session will introduce participants to intuitive insights that Game Theory and the Economics discipline can provide to better understand interdependence and their role in competitive strategy. The focus will be on practical application to the real business world.

Masterclass on 'Mastering the Financial Tools of Effective Business Management'

Saturday, 20th January, 2018

Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Venue: Dubai Knowledge Park, Block 1, First Floor, Conference Hall 1, Dubai,

Arif Khurshed, Professor of Finance at Alliance Manchester Business School will lead the masterclass. Finance is a part of the toolkit that managers can use to understand and resolve business issues because knowledge of finance enables managers to understand how they can influence the process of creation of value in their firms. This masterclass focuses on the importance of finance for effective company management and integrates text and substantive real world cases to show how to use financial concepts and tools to solve business problems encountered in modern organisations. The approach will be conceptual as well as practical and will emphasise general principles. The intention will be that masterclass participants can apply these general principles to analyse new issues as they arise. 

All events are free to the public

Prior registration is required:

Randa Bessiso, Director - Middle East, The University of Manchester, comments: “At the start of a new year and in a rapidly changing business environment, working professionals need to understand the increasing complexity of business and be aware of the growing range of high quality business education opportunities available to them in the region. Our hosted events enable working professionals to gain insights into subject matter and meet our world class faculty, and learn more about business education and related career opportunities in the region.”

The University of Manchester Middle East Centre has supported more than 2,200 part-time MBA students based in the region and has graduated more than 1,100 students since opening in Dubai Knowledge Park in 2006, making it the largest and fastest growing centre in the University’s international network. The part-time study option leads to the award of internationally recognised Masters degrees awarded by the University of Manchester.

Background Information

University of Manchester

The University of Manchester is currently delivering a £1 billion 10-year masterplan for its campus to create world-class facilities for staff, students and visitors. This includes the redevelopment of the Alliance Manchester Business School, the £350m Manchester Engineering Campus Development and the Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC).  Completed projects so far include the award-winning National Graphene Institute and The Whitworth Art Gallery.

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