Students from 22 Nationalities Welcomed at Cass Business School's EMBA Programme



City University London and its Cass Business School reaffirms commitment to fostering higher education in the region

Dubai, September 28, 2014: Cass Business School, part of City University London, welcomed its eighth intake of students for the Cass Executive MBA programme (EMBA), to its Centre of Excellence facilities within the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).

Students from 22 nationalities will take part in the two-year course, which runs until the autumn of 2016. The students already have an average of over ten years business experience and include executives from National Bank of Fujairah, Microsoft Corp., Panasonic Avionics Corp., Citi Group, L'Oreal, Dubai Properties Group, HSBC, Nokia Networks UAE, and Jumeirah Group, ready to expand their business knowledge.

The agenda of the four day induction was packed with team building and professional development workshops presented by prominent speakers, and a special welcome from Edward Hobart, Her Majesty's Consul General to Dubai.

Ehsan Razavizadeh, Regional Director, MENA and Head of City University London's Dubai Centre said: "This eighth intake for our EMBA reflects the rigour and high regard for the programme, as well as our ongoing commitment to higher education in Dubai, the UAE and the Middle East. The Cass Executive MBA is an invaluable opportunity to hone personal and professional skills that are crucial for effective management in a fast paced and competitive world."

The Cass EMBA in Dubai is delivered in a monthly block weekend format to accommodate for the busy working professionals taking the course. They will study a range of compulsory and elective modules taught by world class professors who fly out from London to share their knowledge and experience.

Professor Roy Batchelor, Course Director, EMBA Dubai programme at Cass, said: "We are delighted to welcome this year's students to Cass Business School in Dubai, a city that never ceases to attract ambitious professionals from all over the world. Through the EMBA programme, we aim to create executives who can think critically and challenge the norm."
Raja Al Mazrouei, Head of Operations, Dubai International Financial Centre Authority said: "The DIFC is committed to growing the financial sector in Dubai and the UAE, and key to achieving this is having the right talent in place to support these ambitious plans. Courses such as the EMBA are imperative to the development of Dubai as a leading hub for commerce in the region, by equipping business leaders with the skills necessary to continue to contribute to the growing successes we have witnessed over the last decade. The DIFC is a proud supporter of the Cass Business School EMBA course and we would like to wish this year's students the best of luck as they embark on this exciting step in developing their careers."

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