The University of Manchester Middle East Centre hosts free public MBA Masterclasses in the UAE, in July
Source: WPR Dubai , Author: Posted by BI-ME staff
Posted: Tue July 11, 2017 11:35 am

UAE. The University of Manchester Middle East Centre will host two free public MBA Masterclasses in the UAE in July, delivered by a senior business faculty member who teaches on the university’s Global Part-time MBA programme.

The Masterclasses, covering strategic management, are being hosted in Abu Dhabi and Dubai as part of a regular series of events, in which visiting university faculty present sessions offering insights into business and management, and an introductory taste of the Manchester Global MBA programme.

Strategic Management Masterclasses
Professor Kevin Jagiello, Strategic Management Director, Faculty of Strategic Management – The University of Manchester

- Dubai, Tuesday 11th July 2017: 6:30pm-8:30pm, Sapphire Level 2, Meeting Suite 1, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel, Dubai

- Abu Dhabi, Tuesday 18th July 2017: 7:00pm-9:00pm, Baniyas Meeting Room, Hilton Abu Dhabi, Corniche Rd W. Al Khubeirah, Abu Dhabi

The Masterclass will outline the main components of a classic business strategy including two powerful concepts - overviewing a strategic position and assessing the structural attractiveness of a business.

Prior registration is required:

Randa Bessiso, Middle East Director at The University of Manchester, comments: “ faculty actively share their knowledge and experience with the community through these public MBA Masterclasses, with the aim of providing practical tools that attendees can use at their own workplaces. These sessions by experts in their disciplines and covering leadership, management and strategy, also offer a taster of the Manchester Global Part-time MBA programme and the quality of teaching and fellow peers that our students enjoy.”

The Middle East Centre has supported more than 2,000 part-time MBA students based in the region and has graduated more than 1,000 students since opening in Dubai Knowledge Park in 2006, making it the largest and fastest growing centre in the University’s international network. The part-time study option leads to the award of the internationally recognised Manchester MBA degree awarded by the University of Manchester.

The Manchester two-year Global Part-time MBA programme is now structured around four practical themes - Management in Practice; Value Creation in Business; Tailoring Your Journey; Professional Skills for Business. Students can also further personalise the MBA programme with a range of electives to suit specific goals and interests, and there are further options to accelerate the programme to 18 months. The MBS part-time programme provides as much face to face time with faculty as most full-time MBA programmes, with workshops hosted in Dubai.

Photo Caption: Randa Bessiso, Middle East Director at The University of Manchester

About Professor Kevin Jagiello

Professor Jagiello holds three business degrees and is an alumnus of The University of Manchester. During his time with the university, Kevin has completed more face to face teaching time than any other business faculty member.

Professor Kevin Jagiello was a strategy consultant with the US based Strategic Planning Institute for 7 years. He then joined the faculty of Manchester Business School (MBS) at The University of Manchester, in 1984. He delivered strategy courses to the Global MBA class, also offering 10-day Advanced Strategic Management electives.

The majority of Professor Jagiello’s time was however taken on designing and delivering management courses, especially in the area of financial services. In 1997, he became a Senior Visiting Fellow at MBS in order to be able to focus more of his time on his own consulting, advice and training activities. He remains active at MBS presenting on strategy to open and company specific courses and is the Strategic Management Director for the Global MBA. 

About The University of Manchester Middle East Centre

The University of Manchester Middle East Centre at Dubai Knowledge Park opened in 2006 and is the largest and fastest growing in the university’s international network comprising six hubs in the key business cities around the world. The Centre has supported more than 2,000 Manchester Global Part-time MBA students in the region, and graduated more than 1,000 MBA students. The Middle East Centre has recently launched a new portfolio of executive education programmes and is introducing a series of new, industry-led specialist Masters programmes in 2017; the first of these include the MSc Reliability Engineering and Asset Management, MSc International Healthcare Leadership, and MSc Occupational Medicine. The Centre works in regional collaborations with a range of industry groups, professional bodies and companies, and supports a regional alumni association with more than 2,500 members.
About The University of Manchester
The University of Manchester is currently delivering a £1 billion 10-year masterplan for its campus to create world-class facilities for staff, students and visitors. This includes the redevelopment of the Alliance Manchester Business School, the £350m Manchester Engineering Campus Development and the Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC).  Completed projects so far include the award-winning National Graphene Institute and The Whitworth Art Gallery.

Issued on behalf of The University of Manchester Middle East Centre by WPR.



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