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London Business School Dubai

University name London Business School Dubai
Director's name Professor Naufel Vilcassim (Dubai Faculty Director)
Executive body or owner London Business School
Date founded December 2006
Number of students (approx) 78
Number of staff (approx)
Type of institute private university
University location / area DIFC Gate Village, building 2, level 3 - location map
Postal address PO Box 506630, Dubai, UAE
Telephone +971-4-4019301
Fax +971-4-4019330
Email embadubai@london.edu
Website www.london.edu (new window)
Curriculum UK
Qualifications Executive MBA
University fees 370,000 dhs per year (2014-2015)
Lecturer salary range
Student satisfaction rating
2.5 stars from 71 votes.    
Parent satisfaction rating
3 stars from 6 votes.    
Lecturer job satisfaction rating
(by lecturers, not about lecturers)
3 stars from 11 votes.    

London Business School Dubai admissions, reviews, notes

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London Business School Dubai (LBSD, LBS-DXB) courses, programs, tuition fees, reviews

Fees include course materials, tuition costs, hotel accommodation for the week long international assignment, and for Dubai based students doing residential modules in London.

  • London MBA program - cost £64,500 (approx AED 400,000) (2014-2015). Core courses held on Fri and Sat of alternate weeks.
  • Dubai MBA program - cost $100,200 (approx AED 370,000) (2014-2015). Core courses held as a 4 or 5 day module each month. Three residential core modules held in London.

Previous information

  • 2009-2010 total course fees AED 216,000 for Dubai Executive MBA.
17 June 2014 review
  • LBS offers a part-time Executive MBA program based in London or Dubai. Both programs accredited by AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS. Dubai program also accredited by the KHDA?
  • Course takes 20 months to complete. One week compulsory international assignment. Electives can be taken in Dubai, London, Hong Kong, or New York. Start dates in January or September.
  • Contact email address updated to embadubai@london.edu. Previously was dubai-london@london.edu.
20 November 2010 - London Business School Executive MBA Scholarship (press release)
  • London Business School is offering a scholarship for 50% off the Executive MBA course fees to a national or resident of an Arab League country for the January 2011 EMBA intake.
  • Deadline for applications is Wednesday 24 November 2010, and all successful EMBA applicants will automatically be considered for the scholarship award.
25 January 2010 review
  • The London Business School MBA program is ranked number one in the Financial Times 2010 Global MBA Rankings. The LBS MBA has been in the top ten of the FT rankings since 2001 (LBS press release 25 January 2010).
23 January 2010 review
  • Graduation ceremony held for 78 graduates awarded the Dubai-London Executive MBA degrees, the second batch of Dubai graduates. Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and President of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) attended.
  • Faculty Director according to the WAM news report is Professor Naufel Vilcassim. Previous information was Professor Zeger Degraeve as Dubai Faculty Director. Date of change unknown.
18 April 2009 review
  • The LBS Dubai Center is more properly called "Dubai Centre - London Business School" and is part of the DIFC Education Centre.
  • The Dubai-London Executive MBA (EMBA) is a 17-20 month program offered in conjunction with the Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC), intended for managers, executives, entrepreneurs who have already graduated and have been working for several years.
  • Students attend courses in both Dubai and London. The 12 core courses are delivered in Dubai, once a month over a 4 day period (except for one which is delivered in London). Core courses are
    • Corporate Finance
    • Corporate Social Responsibility
    • Decision and Risk Analysis
    • Developing Effective Managers and Organisations
    • Economics
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Financial and Management Accounting (bleah!)
    • Leadership
    • Marketing
    • Operations and Technology Management
    • Strategy
    • Understanding General Management
  • Students complete 6 to 8 elective courses, most of them held in London, choosing from:
    • Advanced Corporate Finance
    • Brand Management
    • Capital Markets and Financing
    • European Financial Markets
    • Financial Statement Analysis
    • Financing the Entrepreneurial Business
    • International Finance
    • Managing Corporate Turnarounds
    • Paths to Power
    • Project Management
    • Strategies for Growth
    • World Economy: Problems and Prospects
  • Students are also required to complete an individual management report, a group study project (optional?), a one week international assignment, a 4 day skills module, and a capstone course (which you still have to do even if you know what a capstone is).
  • Total course fees of US$88,200 (AED 324,000) include tuition, books, hotel accommodation for the international assignment but not airfares to London. Annual course fees estimated from AED 324,000 for 18 months.
Last update 17 June 2014
General comments - might not apply to London Business School Dubai
  • Fees, facilities, education quality varies widely. Allow extra fees for visa, transport, accommodation.
  • Salaries, accommodation, other benefits for lecturer jobs vary substantially. Check contracts carefully for medical, housing, flight allowances, etc.
Related pages
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