London Business School Celebrates Regognition Ceremony for Third Graduating Class of the Dubai-London Executive MBAPress Release 08 May 2010 12:57 pm
A recognition ceremony for the third graduating class of London Business School’s Dubai-London Executive MBA Programme was held today at the ‘Centre of Excellence’ in the Dubai International Financial Centre.
London Business School students were awarded the Dubai-London Executive MBA degrees. The recognition ceremony was attended by Abdulla Mohammed Al Awar, CEO, DIFC Authority, Professor Sir Andrew Likierman, Dean of London Business School, Professor Naufel Vilcassim, recipient of the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Professorship of Innovation, and Faculty Director in Dubai, as well as other faculty members.
London Business School's Dubai-London Executive MBA Programme is delivered out of the DIFC Centre of Excellence, a subsidiary of DIFC.
Abdulla Mohammed Al Awar, CEO of the DIFC Authority said: “By offering the Dubai – London Executive MBA programme from the DIFC Centre of Excellence, London Business School has provided business professionals in the region with access to truly global learning experiences. Such opportunities are vital to the creation of a new breed of business leaders who can both lead the region through the challenges of transition and help it take advantage of the new opportunities brought by change. I would like to congratulate the business professionals graduating today. I am confident that their EMBA experience will enable them to add significant value not only to their careers but also to the businesses and economies they serve.”
Professor Sir Andrew Likierman, Dean of London Business School, said: ”We are delighted to be recognising the graduation of another class of students from our Dubai campus. Since its opening in 2006 our Dubai Centre has seen hundreds of ambitious students from all over the world pass through its doors and we look forward to its continued success as our links with Dubai prosper even further.”
Professor Naufel Vilcassim added: “It is a pleasure to be back here to witness the achievements of so many students and we extend our congratulations to them. Their hard-work throughout the programme will now pay off as they go on to apply their enhanced knowledge and skills to their chosen field and become the leaders of the future.”
The recognition ceremony for the Dubai-London Executive MBA Programme follows an intensive 18-month programme of study, based on a series of four-day modules taught at the DIFC Centre of Excellence by the School’s world-class faculty visiting from London. An elective phase of study is delivered principally in London. The ceremony marks the third graduation of students since the School first launched its programme in Dubai almost four years ago.
London Business School offers world-class business and management education to professionals in Dubai and the Middle East. The School opened doors to its campus at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) in December 2006. The Dubai-London Executive MBA programme, created in response to the growing demand for business education in the region, reflects the School’s strong commitment to the Middle East. The programme is designed for managers and executives who already have substantial professional experience behind them. The intake represents a range of exceptional, experienced people who can both contribute to and benefit from the programme.
This year, the programme continued to exhibit strong demand, with an impressive number of enquiries and applications.