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    Being the boss: Management remains a very human talent

    Elena Agaragimova is Careers & Alumni Consultant – Middle East Centre, The University of Manchester In a transforming business world and workplace, you are likely to find yourself at some point in a role in a changing organisation and with opportunities to manage – you could be in a supervisory role in a narrow specialism…

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    Business education goes the distance as digital disruption reaches the classroom

    With a new generation of digital natives now launching their careers in the workplace, executive learning across all formats and disciplines is increasingly being remoulded and going online, as learners look to take the greatest possible control and convenience from the increasing learning and development opportunities open to them. As the corporate world goes deeper…

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    • 3 months ago

    The Future Of Work?

    By Randa Bessiso, Director – Middle East at The University of Manchester We have perhaps reached an inflection point in the process of digital business transformation, where we are taking more time to consider the deeper implications of technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IOT) and Blockchain for the future of the…

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    Industry 4.0 Depends On Engineering Talent

    Professor Jyoti Sinha, CEng, FIMechE, is Programme Director—MSc Reliability Engineering & Asset Management, The University of Manchester The growing economic strength of the GCC is being helped by the region’s significant commitment to economic diversification and digital business transformation, through innovation and its underpinning technologies, including AI, IoT and blockchain. The latest mega projects in…

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    • 5 months ago

    Talent Remains At The Heart Of The Region’s Success

    The U.A.E. continues to rise up the economic competitiveness rankings to 7th position overall in the world (according to the World Competitiveness Ranking 2018), which is very encouraging. Not only that, the country leads the world in many of the categories across the ranking, which is an outstanding achievement. However, one of the most exciting…


The University of Manchester – Middle East Centre (formerly known as Manchester Business School) opened with its flagship MBA course at Dubai Knowledge Park in 2006. Today, the university has supported over 2,300 part-time MBA students with a regional community of around 2,500 alumni and actively works to create professional networking opportunities to help enrich the wider business community. It is the largest and fastest growing centre in The University of Manchester international network.Best known as part of the oldest university in the UK and offering a top ranked MBA programme, The University of Manchester - Middle East Centre has since identified key educational and leadership needs in the region through researches, collaborations and consultancies, thus the university is now offering Executive Education courses and industry-led master’s programmes in International Healthcare Leadership and Reliability Engineering and Asset Management . As the university continues to contribute to the growth of the education sector in the Middle East, more courses will be offered.The university works in a range of collaborations with professional bodies such as CIMA, ACCA, IMA, PMI and CIPD, as well as UK organisations including UKTI, British Business Group and British Centres for Business. In addition, The University of Manchester - Middle East Centre has forged a range of partnerships with public and private sector organisations through its Strategic Talent Partnership programme.The university has embarked on the region’s first research into creativity and innovation in the GCC, to mark the Middle East Centre’s 10th anniversary in 2016.

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