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Manchester Business School Dubai

University name Manchester Business School Dubai
Director's name Ms Randa Bessiso (Director)
Executive body or owner MBS, University of Manchester, UK
Date founded September 2006
Number of students (approx) 1000
Number of staff (approx)
Type of institute private profit-making university
University location / area Dubai Knowledge Village - location map
Postal address PO Box 502907, Dubai, UAE
Telephone +971-4-4468664
Fax +971-4-4468665
Email mba@mbs-worldwide.ae
Website uae.portals.mbs.ac.uk
Curriculum UK
Qualifications MBA, DBA
University fees 85,000-180,000 dhs per year (2013-2014)
Lecturer salary range
Student satisfaction rating
3 stars from 288 votes.    
Parent satisfaction rating
2.5 stars from 11 votes.    
Lecturer job satisfaction rating
(by lecturers, not about lecturers)
3.5 stars from 26 votes.    

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Manchester Business School Dubai (MBS Dubai, MBSD) courses, programs, tuition fees
  • 2013-2014 tuition fees (range for annual amounts calculated based on Global MBA part time 24 months and Global EMBA 20 months):
    • Global MBA part-time (24 months) - total course fees GBP £28,500, about AED 171,000 at an exchange rate of 1:6, can be paid in 4 installments.
    • Global Executive MBA (20 months) - total course fees GBP £50,000 (MBS UK information), about AED 300,000.
    • MBA full-time for students based in Manchester total fees £38,800, about AED 233,000. Fees not provided or found for Dubai based students. The Dubai full-time MBA might be a full-time version of the Global MBA (what the brochure says), different from the Manchester based MBA.
    • DBA fees for Manchester based students £55,000, about AED 330,000. Unknown how relevant that is to students in UAE and the Middle East.
  • 2011-2012 fees about AED 131,000-143,000? Presumably for full course, not per year?
  • 2009-2010 (assumed - checked Aug 2009): Course fees of £17,600 (accelerated programs) to £18,600 (standard programs), or AED 106,000-112,000 using conversion rate of about 6:1.
  • 2006-2007: Fees for accelerated two year option are approximately AED 42,000-52,000 per year. Full cost of MBA is 13,400 to 14,400.
MBS Worldwide Middle East degrees and courses
  • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA). Duration not fixed? Example timeline in brochure is 5 years.
  • Global MBA (GMBA) (new for September 2009). Full-time option is 18 months, part-time is 24 months plus a 6 month internship (or project or something).
  • Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) program announced 05 Dec 2013. Course duration 20 months.
  • MBA in Construction
  • MBA in Engineering Business Management
  • MBA for Finance Managers and Finance Professionals
  • Executive Education - management training courses, consulting, seminars, workshops, and a bit of Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet according to the brochure (was probably a typo or something).
Manchester Business School Dubai accreditation
  • The MBS MBA has accreditation from AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS, which presumably applies to courses studied in the UAE, as the degrees are awarded from MBS in the UK.
  • MBS Dubai is not accredited by the UAE CAA (Commission for Academic Accreditation), which is normal for universities and colleges located in UAE free zones.
MBS Dubai general information and review
  • MBS Dubai is a support centre for MBS UK students based in the UAE and the Middle East. It is not a branch campus of the MBS university in the UK, with classes or lecture courses in Dubai. Students are expected to study mostly on their own, but MBS Dubai does organise several days per month of workshops and tutorial sessions for registered students. The MBA and DBA courses are studied with a Blended Learning approach, which includes online e-learning modules, assessments, networking sessions with students and tutors, student discussion groups, etc. Or Distance Learning with another name. It is the sort of study program which requires a strong sense of self-discipline, and an honest assessment of time available for study. There are opportunities to attend workshops in study centers in other cities around the world for elective courses (but probably not core courses).
  • Full name is Manchester Business School, Middle East International Centre?
  • MBS Dubai centre address is Office F116, Block 2B, Dubai Knowledge Village (DKV), UAE. Previous location information was Office F05, Block 6, DKV.
MBS Dubai jobs and careers
  • Vacancies (when available) might be listed on MBS Dubai website at About Us > Jobs at MBS Dubai. Or send application letter and CV to careers@mbs-worldwide.ae.
  • As MBS Dubai is mostly an administrative center for MBS students based in the UAE, it is unlikely that Dubai based lecturer positions are available. However a handful of administration positions exist. Qualification and experience requirements not supplied. Pay scale and benefits information not supplied.
05 December 2013
  • Manchester Business School announced a new Global Executive MBA program to be offered in Dubai, Shanghai, Manchester and Miami. Fees, actual start dates of program not supplied.
  • The 2013 Financial Times (FT) Global MBA Ranking survey for business schools places the MBS MBA in 29th place (30th place from 2011-2013). In Europe it ranks in 11th place, and in the UK, 5th place.
  • The Economist Which MBA Global Ranking does not have the MBS MBA listed in its 2013 results, at least not that we could find (nor for 2012 or 2011).
  • Domain www.mbs.ac.uk/dubai/ forwards to uae.portals.mbs.ac.uk (updated).
23 October 2011 - email review and update
  • Manchester Business School Dubai address and information update (email supplied): New telephone +971-4-4468664 (previously +971-4-3658313), new fax +971-4-4468665 (previously +971-4-3604505), new email address mba@mbs-worldwide.ae (previously randa.bessiso@mbs-worldwide.ac.uk)
  • New website at www.mbs.ac.uk/dubai/ (forwards to uae.portals.mbs.ac.uk). Previous website at www.mbs-worldwide.ac.uk - unavailable now.
11 July 2010
  • The Middle East International Executive Centre of Manchester Business School (MBS) has been awarded Registered CPD (Continuing Professional Development) Provider Status by The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) (press release 11 July 2010).
  • MBS can now offer CPD programmes to ACCA members and students, and the Manchester MBA program can can contribute CPD credits for ACCA members.
02 August 2009
  • Press release from Manchester Business School Dubai (MBSD, MBS Dubai, MBS Middle East) says total number of MBA students enrolled is over 600, including 125 new students in July 2009.
  • MBSW MBA Programs are "Blended Learning" (sort of like Distance Learning) programs and take 3 years to complete but can be extended to 5 years.
  • MBS Dubai students receive a degree from the University of Manchester, the same certificate as full-time students at the UK location.
  • Course fees are £17,600 (accelerated programs) to £18,600 (standard programs) made up of £16,000 to £17,000 tuition fees plus £1,600 project fees (about AED 106,000-112,000 using conversion rate of about 6:1). Fees information assumed to be valid for 2009-2010 academic year.
  • MBS Dubai websites at dubai.mbs-worldwide.ac.uk, www.mbs-worldwide.ae, www.mbs-worldwide.ac.uk/global_network/middle_east.asp. Some sources have www.mbs-worldwide.ac.uk/middleeast but that returns a page not found error when checked.
  • Other MBS centers are in Brazil, the Caribbean, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Shanghai, Singapore
16 April 2008 - email review and update
  • Correct name is "Manchester Business School Worldwide." The MBS website says the Dubai branch is the "Middle East Centre."
  • Contact details updated (previously was tel +971-4-3370200 and fax +971-4-3370200).
  • MBS Dubai office location is Office F05, Block 6, Dubai Knowledge Village, UAE.
  • Email received from MBS says they also offer a DBA course.
07 September 2006
  • Manchester Business School Worldwide (MBSW) is Manchester Business School's (MBS) international operation - part of The University of Manchester.
  • Mobile tel is +971-50-5515975, landline +971-4-3370200 might be fax only.
  • September 2006 student number (100) is for distance learning students currently enrolled.
  • The Knowledge Village office is not really a University Campus but the Middle East Centre for the Distance Learning program "MBA for Financial Managers and Finance Professionals" from MBS, also MBA for Engineering and Construction professionals.
  • A Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree program is also available.
  • MBS is ranked 22nd worldwide according to the FT (Financial Times), 3rd in the UK and 7th in Europe.
  • Middle East Administrator is Jocelyne Haddad, email jocelyne.haddad@mbs-worldwide.ac.uk.
Last update 30 December 2013
General comments - might not apply to Manchester 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.
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