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ammiy
Joined: 25 Oct 2008
Posts: 11
MBA-Dubai
Fri Feb 06, 2009 05:55 AM
Hi,

Can anybody guide me about a good business school in Dubai for part time MBA and having some international recognition. If anybody is doing MBA in Dubai, please give your inputs.
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andy.j.
Joined: 10 Jul 2008
Posts: 175
MBA-Dubai
Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:25 AM
Hult International business school holds a one year MBA program in Dubai. Hult was ranked by the Economist at 39 globally and 21 in the US. it has NEASC and AMBA accreditation. It is a full time program, but maybe they also offer part time - you should call and ask.

see this flyer for more information:

ak-media.hult.edu/_pdfs/Hult/Dubai_flyer_br.pdf

Hope it helps,

Andy
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andy.j.
Joined: 10 Jul 2008
Posts: 175
MBA-Dubai
Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:26 AM
i just saw they do offer a part time program:

www.hult.edu/part-timemba

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ammiy
Joined: 25 Oct 2008
Posts: 11
MBA-Dubai
Fri Feb 06, 2009 05:19 PM
Thanks for the info.
Is there anybody on this forum who is doing MBA from HULT or any other college in Dubai nd can actually tell about the quality of education in Dubai.
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ammiy
Joined: 25 Oct 2008
Posts: 11
MBA-Dubai
Fri Feb 13, 2009 06:38 AM
I have applied at Manchester Business School in Dubai.
Is there anybody who is doing MBA from Manchester in Dubai.
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ibanker
Joined: 24 Sep 2008
Posts: 58
MBA-Dubai
Mon Feb 16, 2009 04:13 AM
I believe both Hult and MBS fly their faculty into Dubai and therefore the quality of the education is as good as in the US and UK respectively. Be careful of schools who rely on local faculty because in general the quality of teaching is far lower in the UAE than the US.

The biggest difference between Hult and MBS in Dubai is that Hult has its own campus at Academic City and a dedicated local careers service team. MBS does not have its own campus and just uses conference space at Knowledge Village.
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ammiy
Joined: 25 Oct 2008
Posts: 11
MBA-Dubai
Mon Feb 16, 2009 02:43 PM
Thanks ibanker for the info.
I believe that MBS quality of education should not be bad since they fley their faculty from UK.
Actually fees of MBS is much less than HULT.This was also one of the factor for me deciding for MBS.
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ibanker
Joined: 24 Sep 2008
Posts: 58
MBA-Dubai
Tue Feb 17, 2009 03:55 AM
Fully understand and agree.

Looking at the pricing MBS prices in GBP and Hult prices in USD. The pound has collapsed relative to the dollar over the past 3 months leaving a substantial difference between the two. They were pretty much the same price back in November 2008. Crazy times.

My advice is:

1. Keep checking the exchange rate! I assume if you work in Dubai you earn money in AED. This is pegged against the USD but not the GBP. So you may find the MBS program cost changing on you at short notice.
2. Also apply to Hult (i have friends who have been at both schools, but in the US and UK, and the quality of the teaching is better at Hult in their opinion). But only consider the course if they are willing to give you a scholarship equal to the difference in cost. Since Hult is new in Dubai i suspect their scholarship program will be greater since they will be trying to build their reputation locally.
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ammiy
Joined: 25 Oct 2008
Posts: 11
MBA-Dubai
Fri Feb 20, 2009 03:43 AM
Hi ibanker,

I am planning to apply at both the places. Hult is offering 2 yrs MBA while MBS is offering 3 yrs MBA that is one of the point also I am thinking.
I believe that MBS also has a dedicated space in KV Dubai.
www.kv.ae/en/partners/display.asp?id=284

Are u also doing or have done MBA in Dubai.
Ammiy
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happy

Joined: 11 Feb 2009
Posts: 24
MBA-Dubai
Fri Feb 20, 2009 02:59 PM
hi, Hult offers one year MBA
www.hult.edu/mba-program/admissions/fees-and-expenses
and fees at Boston and Dubai respectively is $79,800 and $72,595. I wonder how one can finance this fee (except for that you belong to rich business family).
happy
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ammiy
Joined: 25 Oct 2008
Posts: 11
MBA-Dubai
Fri Feb 20, 2009 04:09 PM
I am talking about part time MBA, and the fees in AED is around 45-50k $.I understand fees is too high, that is why one has to really think if paying from your own pocket.

Ammiy
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kbell
Joined: 22 Apr 2009
Posts: 11
MBA-Dubai
Fri Apr 24, 2009 04:32 AM
Hult generally offers some financial aid or scholarships to people accepted to MBA programs:
www.hult.edu/mba-program/admissions/financial-aid

Maybe you'd be interested in attending the Pocket MBA program Hult is organizing in a few days in Dubai:
www.dkvevents.ae/rep.php?event_id=117&general_id=95§ion=…

It's just 100$ for a two day program and there will be plenty of Hult Dubai representatives there that you can chat with, as well as probably some current MBA students at that campus.
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ArunGeorge
Joined: 22 Jul 2009
Posts: 4
MBA-Dubai
Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:21 AM
Hi

I am looking a part-time MBA or EMBA. I was referring to the rankings specified at rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/emba-rankings .

The international EMBA options in Dubai are:

1) London Business School (LBS)
2) Univ of Strathclyde
3) Bradford School of Management
4) Univ of Wollongong
5) Manchester
6) Hult
7) Cass Business School

Which one do you think is better? I think is the best from the rankings perspective, but the course fee is $88K for 20 months, which includes the international assignment. What is your opinion on this?

Also Hult, Manchester, Wollongong, I couldnt find them listed in any of the rankings. Are they good? Do you know anyone who can give a correct opinion on these?

Also, Strathclyde EMBA, it is listed, but obviously #80 in EMBA 2008 and #41 in fulltime MBA 2009. But the course fee is only 20K GBP.

LBS for $88K, do you think it is actually that worth?

Regards
Arun
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mavrick
Joined: 22 Jul 2009
Posts: 2
MBA-Dubai
Thu Jul 23, 2009 07:20 PM
Hi Arun,

Well Hult does offer full financial aid package for its Dubai campus. What I have heard is that they are offering up to 40% in financial aid and 60% in Loan package.
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ammiy
Joined: 25 Oct 2008
Posts: 11
MBA-Dubai
Fri Jul 24, 2009 05:14 AM
I have joined Manchester, they offer MBA degree which is at 32nd rank, they dont give EMBA. The course content of Manchester is also good.
I checked with some of my friends in US regarding HULT but nobody knew about it.

Ammiy
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ArunGeorge
Joined: 22 Jul 2009
Posts: 4
MBA-Dubai
Fri Jul 24, 2009 09:09 AM
Thanks Mavrik and Ammiy

I am looking at LBS, obviously is rated among the top 3, but its expensive and they don't offer any scholarships. Manchester, Hult, Strathclyde are there in the next list. I thought Manchester was also offering Executive MBA in Dubai. Need to re-verify that.
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mavrick
Joined: 22 Jul 2009
Posts: 2
MBA-Dubai
Fri Jul 24, 2009 04:50 PM
hi arun,

Well as far as i know to do an executive MBA u need to be residing in UAE.
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ArunGeorge
Joined: 22 Jul 2009
Posts: 4
MBA-Dubai
Sat Jul 25, 2009 09:43 AM
I am a resident of UAE.
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davedata2009
Joined: 26 Jul 2009
Posts: 6
MBA-Dubai
Mon Jul 27, 2009 02:04 PM
I am looking at the middelsex university and at the american university in dubai
Are they worth my time?
They cost much less then Hult, and i want to do a full time mba. Is it renoun or not?

Thanks to all

Dave
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ibanker
Joined: 24 Sep 2008
Posts: 58
MBA-Dubai
Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:41 PM
Middlesex is a good 2nd tier UK university. Not sure how they are rated within Dubai, i.e., whether faculty are flown from UK or recruited locally. LBS, Cass, MBS and Hult fly people in from overseas to teach.

AUD is not well renowned as far as I am aware.
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davedata2009
Joined: 26 Jul 2009
Posts: 6
MBA-Dubai
Fri Jul 31, 2009 02:05 PM
Thanks Ibanker. I will apply to a couple of them and see what comes out!

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lottifab
Joined: 07 Sep 2009
Posts: 1
MBA-Dubai
Mon Sep 07, 2009 11:48 PM
Hi

can anybody tell me if there's any possible way for not-UAE residents to start a 1-2 years part-time/blended EMBA program while studying and working locally (ie. Dubai) ?

I mean, if one can't financially afford a 1-2 year EMBA program, are there possible ways to find local contractors/firms that are interested to grant work employment during the program span (of course they could be getting by return a higher profile employee at some "discount" rate, so it's a win-win...).
Also, this formula could be regulated by means of some contract for the total EMBA's program duration, plus also continued afterwards for some time - like a "retention" policy..) ?
Makes sense?
I know this doesn't sound so easy going, but I'm thinking about trying to find a solution to the auto-financing problem... ?

I work as supply chain manager in the industry.

Welcome any hint. Thx in advance.
kind rgds,
Fab.

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gharper73
Joined: 25 Oct 2009
Posts: 4
MBA-Dubai
Mon Oct 26, 2009 05:05 PM
Hi Arun,

Whilst there aren't any scholarships offered by LBS for their Dubai-EMBA programme, students are eligible for the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Scholarship www.london.edu/programmes/dubailondonemba/feesandfinancing.h… and several have been recipients of this in the past.
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ArunGeorge
Joined: 22 Jul 2009
Posts: 4
MBA-Dubai
Tue Oct 27, 2009 04:19 AM
That scholarship is only available for Arabs nationals. I am an Indian, and there is nothing for non-Arabs.

Rgds
Arun
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chidiv
Joined: 07 Oct 2009
Posts: 8
MBA-Dubai
Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:44 PM
Hi,
This is a doubt that I would like to ask to the MBA students of Manchester Business School residing in Dubai.
I just got accepted to the program and I have chosen Dubai as my International center. Since I don't reside in Dubai, can anyone give me an insight as to how frequent I would be required to travel for compulsory workshops? Do they have an online alternative?
I would be great if I get a reply because this is a really important decision to make as I would be self funding my MBA. Thanks!

[Edited by chidiv on 29 Oct 2009]

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