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Manchester Business School offers a taste of business school with free Masterclasses for part-time MBA candidates across the GCC
Source: WPR , Author: Posted by BI-ME staff
Posted: Wed March 22, 2017 4:46 pm

UAE.  Manchester Business School (MBS) is offering a taste of business school and a Masterclass experience for prospective part-time MBA candidates across all six countries of the GCC.

All the sessions are offered to the public free of charge (prior registration required). Each Masterclass will focus on a different subject linked to the world of business and will be led by a leading academic thinker, consultant or business leader in the field.

The MBS Masterclass series is being organised to coincide with the school’s MBA student workshops in Dubai, which bring together several hundred students from across the Middle East and other MBS executive centres across the world.

The Manchester Business School GCC Masterclass series:


Negotiation Skills: Just how important are they?
Professor Malcolm Smith

Time: 18:30 – 20:30 (all events)

Oman  Sunday, March 19, Al Khanjar Room, Crowne Plaza Muscat, Ruwi 112, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

Qatar  Monday, March 20, Al Ghariyah 2, La Cigale Hotel, 60 Suhaim Bin Hamad Street, Doha, Qatar

Tuesday, March 21, Asshamiya Room, Four Points By Sheraton, Fahd Al Salem Street, Safat, 13060, Kuwait
Wednesday, March 22, Meeting Room 6, Crowne Plaza Bahrain, Manama, Kingdom Of Bahrain 

Saudi Arabia

Interdependence and Competitive Strategy
Professor Xavier Duran

Wednesday, March 29, 14:00 – 16:00, Riyadh – Oasis Meeting Room, Sheraton Riyadh Hotel and Towers, King Fahad Road, Riyadh 11623, Saudi Arabia

Thursday, March 30, 18:00-20:30, Jeddah – Meeting Room 9, Crowne Plaza Jeddah, Al Corniche - Al Ma'adi Road, Jeddah 21443, Saudi Arabia

United Arab Emirates

Data Pharaohs’ Applying the economics of game theory to business decision making in order to improve strategy
Professor Patrick McNutt

Tuesday, March 28, 18:30-20:30– Sapphire Level 2, Meeting Suite 2, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel, Dubai, UAE

Where is the competitive edge in Knowledge Transfer?
Professor David Bamford
Sunday, April 2, 19:00-21:00 – Meeting Room 8, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, West Corniche, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Interdependence and Competitive Strategy
Professor Xavier Duran
Wednesday, April 5, 18:30-20:00 – Office F11, Block 2B, Dubai Knowledge Park, Dubai, UAE

To register:

Randa Bessiso, Middle East Director at Manchester Business School/University of Manchester, comments: “Our Masterclass series creates broad public access to our top faculty and thought leaders and offers a taste of the high quality teaching that our part-time MBA students enjoy. These leading academics and practitioners also teach on the MBS part-time MBA programme, which offers a very high degree of face to face contact with faculty and peers, more than some full-time programmes. In a slower growth regional economy, our MBA programme continues to attract large numbers of high quality candidates in the GCC.”

Manchester Business School (MBS) is the UK’s first and largest campus-based business and management school. MBS has six global centres in the UK, UAE, China, Brazil, Hong Kong and Singapore. The 2017 Financial Times survey ranks the MBS MBA 3rd in the UK, 10th in Europe and 30th in the world.

The Middle East Centre opened in October 2006 and offers the Global part-time MBA programme with the option of accelerated pathways to students with accountancy professional qualifications or more than eight years of managerial experience. Today, the centre supports more than 2,000 part-time MBA students – all experienced working professionals – across the Middle East, and a regional group of around 2,500 alumni.

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Photo Caption: Randa Bessiso, Middle East Director at Manchester Business School/University of Manchester

About The Manchester Global MBA

• Part of 1% Business Schools with triple accreditation of AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS

• Continuously ranked amongst the Top MBA programmes in the world – 3rd in the UK, 10th in Europe and 30th in the world*

• 108% average salary increase 3 years after graduation*

• 83% of alumni achieved their aims for doing an MBA*

• 16th in the world for career progress*

• MBA Programme ranked 6th globally (outside the US) in ROI by Forbes

• Part of a University with 25 Nobel Prize winners amongst current and former staff and students

• Over 5,000 executive students from over 100 countries plus renowned international academics

*Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2017


Issued on behalf of MBS Middle East Centre by WPR.



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