Cass Business School Dubai Centre Welcomes Seventh Executive MBA Intake



100% increase in female students from 2012

Cass Business School’s Dubai Centre, part of City University London, this week welcomed its seventh intake of students for the Cass Executive MBA (EMBA) programme.

2013 marks a sharp increase in the number of female students who have enrolled in the EMBA programme. Close to 30% of this year’s intake are women, a one hundred per cent increase from 2012.

The two-year course, which runs until the autumn of 2015, will see 60 students from 25 nationalities meet in Dubai each month to study a range of compulsory and elective modules taught by Cass Business School professors who fly out from London.

The EMBA programme began with a four day induction at the Cass Dubai Centre in DIFC, including an introduction to the faculty, team building and professional development workshops and a reception hosted by the School at the Ritz Carlton Dubai. The students will also enjoy a formal welcome to the course from Edward Hobart, HM Consul General.

The Cass EMBA in Dubai is delivered in a monthly block weekend format to accommodate busy working professionals – this year’s students include executives from Pepsi Co, Bank Muscat, KPMG, Ernst & Young Dubai, HSBC Bank, Bloomberg, Nasco, DEWA, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Citibank, Royal Jet Abu Dhabi and Dubai Holding.

Ehsan Razavizadeh, Regional Director, MENA and Head of the Cass Dubai Centre said: “The multinational makeup of our 2013 cohort demonstrates the attraction of the Cass Dubai Centre to business men and women from across the region. This year we have students flying into Dubai from Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iran, Morocco in addition to India and Pakistan.”

He added: “The Cass Dubai Centre seeks to develop the next generation of business leaders in the region’s unique dynamic and fast-growing business environment. To date, the contributions that our students have made to the local, regional and international marketplace have been significant. I look forward to witnessing the growth and development of this year’s intake as they embark on their EMBA journey.”

Professor Roy Batchelor, Course Director, EMBA Dubai programme at Cass, said: “Dubai continues to attract ambitious professionals from all over the world. To help them prosper and progress in this pressurised environment, we offer a world-class Executive MBA programme, with London-based faculty flying in to teach workshops each month. I am delighted to welcome this year’s students to Cass Business School.”

Roberta Calarese, Chief Legal Officer on behalf of DIFC Authority, said: “We would like to welcome Cass’s seventh programme of EMBA students. DIFC is committed to contributing to the development of the UAE economy and the growth of the financial sector and related talent pool in the region. We therefore support all educational initiatives which enhance the knowledge of professionals within UAE and the broader MENA area. We extend a very warm welcome to Cass Business School's seventh intake of EMBA students based here at DIFC and wish them every success in their Masters programmes which will help them take the next step in their business careers”.

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