Worlds Top Canadian Business School- Queen’s School of Business to offer world class executive education from DIFC educational window of excellence: The DIFC Education Centre



  • MBA programme ranked #1 in non US Top MBA Programmes by BusinessWeek magazine
  • Open Executive Education programme ranked global #10 by BusinessWeek magazine
  • Open Executive Education programme ranked global #15 by Financial Times

Queen’s School of Business and the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) announced today the launch of a new world-class executive education facility for future Middle East business leaders. This announcement follows the launch of the London Business School at the DIFC in December 2006 and Cass Business School’s Executive MBA programme in February of this year.
As Canada’s premier business school and a world leader in executive education, Queen’s School of Business offers a range of high quality programmes which rank among the best in the world. The School’s Open Executive Education programme is currently ranked at #15 by the Financial Times, positioning it as the world’s leading Canadian business school. In 2006, in terms of top MBA programmes outside the USA, BusinessWeek named Queen’s #1, whilst in 2005 BusinessWeek assigned both its Executive MBA programme and Open Executive Education programme first place in Canada, with the latter also taking tenth place worldwide.
Located at the DIFC, Queen’s School of Business will be the one of the first business schools based in the Middle East to offer a comprehensive range of business courses, which will make a vital contribution to the ongoing growth and development of the region. The objective is to provide high-level training and management education to senior executives across the region, in order to add value to local industries and the regional economy.
His Excellency Dr. Omar Bin Sulaiman, Governor of the DIFC, highlighted the importance of world-class executive education at a world-class financial institution such as the DIFC: “Queen’s is a welcome addition to the DIFC, following in the prestigious footsteps of London Business School and Cass Business School, and providing first-rate and world-ranking executive programmes. We are now able to offer professionals across the region the necessary business education which will not only assist in their own personal development, but which will also benefit their companies, sectors and the entire economy throughout the region.”
“As a world leader in business education, we are pleased to bring the Queen’s School of Business approach to managers and executives in this high growth region of the Middle East,” said David Saunders, Dean of Queen’s School of Business. “Queen’s Dubai participants will benefit from the academic excellence, exceptional experience and international reputation that are the hallmarks of every Queen’s program — be they in Canada, the United States or abroad.”
Founded in 1937 and headquartered in Kingston, Ontario, Queen’s School of Business has the largest offering of non-degree executive development programmes in Canada through Queen’s Executive Development Centre, and has worked with a number of prominent client companies, including Deutsche Bank, HSBC, KPMG, Mashreq Bank, Shell, Microsoft and Saudi Telecom.
Commencing in October 2007, Queen’s Executive Development Centre in Dubai will offer a wide selection of programmes, to be held in the DIFC Education Centre, focusing on strategy, leadership, finance, marketing, human resources and governance. Queen’s is marketing the courses to executives in Dubai seeking to increase their knowledge in these above mentioned academic disciplines.
For further information about Queen’s School of Business programs in Dubai, please visit business.queensu.ca/execdev/DIFCDubai/index.php

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