The Cass Dubai Centre, part of City University London, has announced the introduction of a second intake of EMBA students in March. Currently the EMBA programme admits a new class once a year in September.
Speaking about the decision to add a second class of students each year, Course Director Professor Roy Batchelor said: “We are delighted to be able to meet the demand for our EMBA programme in Dubai by adding an extra start date for students. This reflects not only on the strength of the programme itself, but also on the ambition of our students and the importance of executive programmes in the region in general.”
Ehsan Razavizadeh, Regional Director for Middle East and North Africa, Cass Dubai Centre, said: “The March intake gives our programme that extra flexibility for prospective students. This is especially important when you consider the individual circumstances of many of our students.
These are professionals – many of whom are working full-time – some with young families and many flying in from places including GCC, Georgia, Singapore and Azerbaijan - on a monthly basis to attend our weekend teaching workshops. This is a big commitment for them and we’re delighted to be able to provide both a choice of when they start and six new scholarships.
Kevin Birkett, Managing Director of Business Development at DIFC Authority, said: “We would like to welcome Cass’s second programme of EMBA students. Part of DIFC’s mandate is to contribute to the development and growth of the financial sector in the region and to UAE’s economy. DIFC supports educational programmes that help to develop knowledgeable, experienced and talented professionals and the Cass programme complements this mandate. We look forward to congratulating the new intake on their successful completion of the programme to their future contribution to the growth of the regional financial services industry”.
Cass Business School continues to be one of the few business schools in the region to offer streams in Islamic Finance, Energy and Entrepreneurship. Cass is in the top one per cent of business schools worldwide who have received the gold standard of ‘triple-crown’ accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). The EMBA programme is licensed by Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA).