MBA Executive MBA in Dubai University of Bradford
Bradford has been an established brand in Dubai since 1998; we were one of the first MBA programmes to establish a presence in the country. We are a Triple Crown Accredited School, part of an elite group of universities that has accreditations from AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS - this means your qualification will be recognised throughout the world. We have also accreditation from the KHDA (Knowledge and Human Development Authority) in Dubai.
We are proud to be in an elite group of business schools to hold the triple accreditations of Equis, AMBA and AACSB, often referred to as the "triple-crown".
Our School of Management MBA courses have been endorsed by the NHS Leadership Academy to deliver the NHS Master's in Business Administration (MBA) programme, as announced in a speech by the Secretary of State in 2016.
The programme will provide you with the strategic, financial and people skills you’ll need to progress and perform effectively at senior levels. The programme combines management theory with real business applications. From day one you’ll be able to apply new knowledge and skills to your workplace. You will develop a broad foundation of knowledge in core modules, and focus your studies around a particular sector or discipline in elective modules.
Our state-of-the-art facilities are located in Dubai Knowledge Park. The flexibility of our MBA gives you options to study in Bradford, Toulouse (one module) and online through Distance Learning. All modes use the same platform but deliver it in different ways to maximise the impact. This provides you with excellent and lasting networking opportunities both during and after your MBA.
Our Executive weekend teaching format provides you with a period of concentrated study that has minimal impact on your career. If you are unable to make a weekend you can study the module online, anywhere in the world. Our refreshed MBA has been designed with your future employability in mind and we continue to work with major employers on our MBA Advisory Board and International Advisory Board to ensure our syllabus deals with contemporary issues.
The flexibility of our MBA gives you options to study in Dubai, Bradford, Toulouse (one module) and online through Distance Learning.
Please note that for the 2021 entry, the module information is subject to change.
- Competitiveness through Technology and Innovation
- Leadership for Transformational Change
- Digital Marketing, Branding and Strategy
- Accounting and Economics for Decision Making
- MBA Mangement Project
Option (which can be studied in Dubai, Bradford, Toulouse or online)
- Business Models for a Circular Economy (Distance Learning) (OIM7020-A)
- Corporate Finance and Crowdfunding (Executive) (AFE7038-A) (available in Bradford and online)
- Digital Health and Informatics (LEM7030-B) (available online)
- Diversity, Scale and Development (OIM7021-A)
- Enterprise and Innovation (Distance Learning) (EAE7005-A) (available online)
- Entrepreneurship & Creativity (Executive) (EAE7010-A) (available in Bradford, Dubai and online)
- Financial Risk Management in European Banking (AFE7001-A) (available in Toulouse)
- Global Supply Chain Management (OIM7007-A) (available in Bradford)
- International Business Strategy (Executive) (SIB7016-A) (available in Bradford, Dubai and online)
- Management Consulting (OIM7012-A) (available in Bradford)
- Marketing Communications (MAR7015-A)
- Materials, Resources, Energy and Competitiveness (OIM7019-A) (available online)
Learning and assessment
Teaching for the core is available as block teaching over Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 9:00 – 18:00. The teaching blocks are spaced at a minimum of five weeks apart, going up to nine weeks in some instances. This is to accommodate public holidays.
The majority of modules are available online. This means that if you are unable to make a weekend, you can study the module online instead, thus providing you with greater flexibility.
Assessment is mainly by a 4,000-word assignment for the core and a 2,000-word assignment for the electives. The Management Project is 15,000 words. Additionally, there are formative assignments and Multiple-Choice Questionnaires that help develop your confidence and familiarity with the subject matter, without contributing a mark to your final mark
You can choose to study the Financial Risk Management in European Banking module at the Toulouse Business School, France. The module is taught intensively over one week from Monday to Friday, with an exam on Saturday.
A number of the modules can be taken in Bradford at our School of Management.
All the material is available online. This includes a study book, lecture slides, audio and video.
In addition to face-to-face teaching, four online tutorials are available after the weekend module. These will normally be led by the lecturer who conducted the module.
Additionally, we have an Effective Learning Service that will assist you in areas such as critical thinking and referencing.
The programme curriculum is based on research of current managerial and business issues, and is centred around our four main research areas:
- Accounting, finance and economics
- People, organisation and entrepreneurship
- Logistics, supply chain and technology
- International business, marketing and branding
University of Bradford School of Management awarded Times Higher Education Business School of the Year 2021
The Times Higher Education Awards recognise outstanding achievements in UK higher education. The School of Management was recognised for its focus on economic and social regeneration.
Our award citation states "During the pandemic, the school focused its initiatives on helping graduates from disadvantaged backgrounds navigate the disrupted jobs market and on providing support for local businesses dealing with crisis trading conditions...The judges commended Bradford’s “inspiring” support for students, alumni, schools and local businesses."
The School of Management was also named Business School of the Year 2020 by the Educate North Awards.
An online career development programme is available to you which covers:
- Understanding and identifying your skills
- Leveraging your MBA
- Selling yourself in a CV
- How to use LinkedIn to get a job
- How to get a job you love
- Networking for career success
- Presenting a professional image
- Success at interviews
Additionally, if you are unavailable to come to the campus we conduct individualised online coaching sessions.
An MBA is an opportunity to either change career direction or consolidate experience then return and progress in a previous industry or job. The Financial Times Global MBA rankings show that, on average, 20% of alumni achieve board-level positions within three years of graduation.
On completion of the programme, participants go into a wide variety of functions and sectors, with IT/Telecoms, Finance & Banking and Industry being amongst the most popular.
Program Tuition Fee
Scholarships and Funding
You will be automatically assessed for a scholarship as part of the application process. To be considered for a scholarship please ensure your application is submitted by 31st August. Applications for the course will stay open after this date but will not be considered for a scholarship.
Travel bursaries are available for students to apply to study block electives at the Bradford campus. The bursary will be between £250-750 and will be paid to students upon proof of receipts covering the relevant travel and accommodation expenses incurred when attending the block module(s). Applications are assessed by the MBA Director of Studies and awarded on a case by case basis, application forms will be made available when students commence their studies.
Every year we award numerous non-repayable scholarships to UK, EU and international students on the basis of academic excellence, personal circumstances or economic hardship.