Management Development Centre International

Introduction

MDCI works in the United Kingdom, Middle East and Africa providing logistical, administration and marketing support for postgraduate academic programmes on behalf of a number of United Kingdom universities.

The Bahrain based company also provides executive development programmes and tailored programmes.

In thirty years of providing executive programmes MDCI has helped two and half thousand Gulf based professionals to enhance their careers with academic qualifications recognised worldwide, and has helped to introduce the latest business thinking and skills to the Gulf.

A key element of the MDCI’s programmes is that UK based lecturers fly to the Gulf to deliver their modules allowing the local professionals to continue their carers while studying for their Masters of Doctorate.

The Executive development (Masterclass) and tailored programmes from MDCI incorporate the latest academic thinking and its application to organisational performance, and has been designed to reflect the specific culture of the host country. The programmes are delivered for many public, private and not for profit disciplines, suitable for all types of organizations and specifically designed for ambitious managers and executives.

The training programmes develop the knowledge and skills base of today’s executives and managers and help students apply ideas and concepts to real organisational issues, problems and visions. The programmes are delivered by a very experienced team of UK nationals, all of whom have considerable experience of the world of Executive education in different national settings. Other services provide by MDCI include: Educational consultancy, exam management, management consultancy.

History

In the early 1990’s MDCI established a base in Bahrain to service the needs of the large Saudi Arabian petrochemical and oil companies. Subsequently, the programmes have been offered to mature students from other GCC countries from its Bahrain base and Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar and Oman satellite offices. Over 2,500 mature executives have benefited from the services provided by MDCI.

The company has both Ministry of Commerce and Ministry of Education registrations in the Kingdom of Bahrain as a representative office of the parent company in the United Kingdom.

Queen’s Award

Each year Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth awards her recognition in appreciation of work done overseas by United Kingdom organisations in the export sector. MDCI and its parent company DA Group were awarded this honour and officers of the company were invited to a formal reception at Buckingham Palace. The award was presented to the company by the Rt Hon. Tony Blair – the Prime Minister.

Executive Model “The model,” is a term referring to the time served method of delivering UK university postgraduate programmes, on a part-time basis to busy executives. It provides the local executive student with the same learning experience as they would enjoy on similar part time programmes, at the university campus.

In general students are mature executives normally with significant industry experience. The average age of current MDCI students is 35 and most have in excess of 8 years relevant experience.

The university partner provides the identical academic components of the programme, including teaching that students enjoy on campus. MDCI provides the local support for both university and student.

Management Development Centre International Ltd is a United Kingdom registered company. The company is part of the Durham Associates group, based at the Old Coach House, Castle Eden, County Durham. The chairman of the Group is the internationally renowned management academic and author Professor Geoff Lancaster.

MDCI is managed by a board of directors based in the United Kingdom. The Managing Director is Robert L F Rice, who holds Bahrain residency and has lived and worked in the Middle East and Africa for around 35 years. In 2009 he was identified as one of the leaders in executive education in the MENA countries by the Middle East Economic Digest

MDCI relies on information technology and human interface to achieve its high level of student support and ensure maintenance of University operating procedures.

Students and their sponsor organisations appreciate the executive model of delivery for a number of reasons, notably:

  • Busy executives are not removed from their work for extended periods
  • Students have no difficulties in acclimatising to foreign cultures
  • Programmes integrate student’s life and work experience with latest academic thinking
  • Organisations benefit from students applying their knowledge into the work environment on an iterative basis
  • Students’ knowledge is reinforced by adding the new academic knowledge to their existing experience – an important educational concept in itself
  • The entire package including materials is delivered to the student in Bahrain, this releasing them for example from time wasted finding text books
  • Additionally, the fees for the programme mirror the UK fees but without costly accommodation, subsistence and travel costs.
  • Organisations appreciate retaining their employees during the study period and often benefit from the immediate application of new thinking
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Hull Executive MBA in Saudi Arabia

Campus Part time September 2017 Saudi Arabia Al Khobar

University of Hull’s (UK) Executive MBA programme is one of the best and longest running programme in the Gulf by MDCI. [+]

Gain an internationally recognised Executive Master’s Degree in Business Administration without having a brake in your career! The University of Hull’s Executive Masters in Business Administration (EMBA) is supported in the Gulf by Management Development Centre International (MDCI) is one of the longest established providers of recognised postgraduate education support in the Gulf. It provides top class University education in the Gulf States through on location and blended learning techniques. The main feature of this programme is that they are all designed for busy professionals, allowing them to continue their career while learning new skills and obtaining qualifications respected throughout the world. The programme consist of practical oriented degree programmes or highly focused executive development (ED) training programmes. All are backed rigorous University quality assessment procedures. Students work in a stimulating group environment. Assignments and examinations will be set in accordance with University Quality Assessment standards and, through the MDCI office, students maintain contact with both lecturers and Universities. Students have the opportunity to gain a world class qualification without having to give up their job. Contact MDCI to get your career on track, have the very latest management skills and techniques. Previous graduates of the Hull MBA have progressed their careers and hold diverse roles across many leading organisations. The programme is locally delivered in 5* Star comfort and on a basis of every six weeks. The key elements of the University of Hull MBA programme You study without taking a break from your career or family The Hull... [-]

Hull Executive MBA Qatar

Campus Part time September 2017 Qatar Doha

Time to explore the opportunities to study for a British Masters Degree programme locally, why not speaking to MDCI – who have over 20 years of experience and have helped over two thousand graduates in the region. [+]

Time to explore the opportunities to study for a British Masters Degree programme locally, why not speaking to MDCI – who have over 25 years of experience and have helped over two thousand graduates in the region. Many of the large multinational Qatari companies who have benefited from Leaders completed their MBA studies with the University of Hull. Click here to find out which companies in Qatar and in the region have gained experience and knowledge from the University of Hull MBA. People who are interested in studying internationally recognised Master’s degree qualifications will be happy to know that MDCI, one of the oldest companies in the Middle East providing postgraduate programme support is coming to Doha; The main feature of MDCI’s programmes is that they are all designed for busy professionals, allowing them to continue their career while learning new skills and obtaining qualifications respected throughout the world. The programmes consist of practical oriented degree programmes or highly focussed executive development (ED) training programmes. All are backed rigorous University quality assessment procedures. Students work in a stimulating group environment. Assignments and examinations will be set in accordance with University Quality Assessment standards and, through the MDCI office; students maintain contact with both lecturers and Universities. Students have the opportunity to gain a world class qualification without having to give up their job. Contact MDCI to get your career on track, have the very latest management skills and techniques. Graduate Companies The Leaders Centre Kahramaa Maersk Oil Qatar QAPCO Qatar... [-]

Hull University Business School Executive MBA - Delivered in Bahrain

Campus Full time September 2017 Bahrain Manama

Gain an internationally recognised Executive Master's Degree in Business Administration without having a brake in your career! [+]

The University of Hull’s Executive Masters in Business Administration (EMBA) is supported in the Gulf by Management Development Centre International (MDCI) is one of the longest established providers of recognised postgraduate education support in the Gulf. It provides top class University education in the Gulf States through on location and blended learning techniques. The main feature of this programme is that they are all designed for busy professionals, allowing them to continue their career while learning new skills and obtaining qualifications respected throughout the world. The programme consist of practical oriented degree programmes or highly focused executive development (ED) training programmes. All are backed rigorous University quality assessment procedures. Students work in a stimulating group environment. Assignments and examinations will be set in accordance with University Quality Assessment standards and, through the MDCI office, students maintain contact with both lecturers and Universities. Students have the opportunity to gain a world class qualification without having to give up their job. Contact MDCI to get your career on track, have the very latest management skills and techniques. Previous graduates of the Hull MBA have progressed their careers and hold diverse roles across many leading organisations. The programme is locally delivered in 5* Star comfort and on a basis of every six weeks. The key elements of the University of Hull MBA programme You study without taking a break from your career or family The Hull Executive MBA is fully accredited by the UK education system Top UK academics fly over from the... [-]

UK MBA in the Middle East

Online & Campus Combined Full time 18 months September 2017 Bahrain Manama United Kingdom London Durham Kuwait Kuwait City Oman Muscat Qatar Doha Saudi Arabia Al Khobar Riyadh + 12 more

The MBA is from a UK University that aims to advance knowledge, build confidence and gain a global perspective in preparation for new management responsibilities or to become a senior leader in industry. [+]

Why choose the Early career MBA with MDCI? The MBA is from a UK University that aims to advance knowledge, build confidence and gain a global perspective in preparation for new management responsibilities or to become a senior leader in industry. With classes taught in the Middle East, students are presented with an intellectually rigorous programme that aims to provide learning tailored to current and future development needs, promoting self-awareness, creativity and critical thinking. There is a unique opportunity to undertake a consultancy project on behalf of an organisation. Previous client organisations have included organisations such as Siemens and NatWest. Programme structure The programme consists of eight taught modules as well as a dissertation and a related research design and methods module. Example modules include: Managing People, Business Economics, Marketing and Innovation, and Organisational Strategy. One of the core modules is a consultancy project through which students work in teams for a client organisation to develop their business acumen, career prospects and consultancy skills. Delivery structure The programme is delivered over 18 months through a mix of face to face teaching sessions and online support. Each module consists of three full days of contact time with the lecturer and other students. In addition to face-to-face sessions, the students engage in online discussions and assessments facilitated by a tutor. Residential sessions take place approximately every six weeks, depending on public holidays; there is no teaching during the Ramadan season.  Entry criteria No previous work experience required. A minimum 2:2 honours degree.... [-]

Contact

Address Government Avenue
Bahrain
Phone +973 17216002
Address Seeb, Oman
Phone +968 24607625

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