Under Patronage of H.E. Sheikh Nahayan INSEAD launches MBA module at Abu Dhabi campus
- United Arab Emirates: Thursday, January 31 - 2013 at 14:03
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Under the Patronage of H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Bin Mubarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Higher Education & Scientific Research, and with the support of the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC), INSEAD, the leading global business school, announced that its signature 10-month MBA programme will include a module for students to study on the school's Abu Dhabi campus starting in January 2013.
H.E. Dr. Mugheer Khamis Al Khaili, Director General of the Abu Dhabi Education Council, said, "The new module would give participants a greater understanding of global business and culture in context of the UAE. Abu Dhabi is expected to become the region's leading education hub as per the Abu Dhabi 2030 vision, which places emphasis on business education. This module's introduction is in line with Abu Dhabi's vision to become the region's leading education hub and increases opportunities for Emirati nationals."
Dr. Al Khaili added, "We are delighted that participants are offered a greater understanding of the UAE's culture and global business environment where students can advance their professional lives and contribute their talents in ways that support Abu Dhabi's socio-economic development."
Peter Zemsky, INSEAD Deputy Dean of Degree Programmes & Curriculum said, "INSEAD is committed to developing Abu Dhabi as the innovative educational hub in the region by serving as a catalyst to bring together local government, business and education sectors."
"This collaboration not only provides the opportunity for MBA participants to gain an in-depth experience of conducting business in the region, but for local organisations to aid in the development of tomorrow's business leaders," he added.
The comprehensive module will include classroom learning, engagement with local business leaders and regional experts, company visits, project work on real case studies, networking as well as an array of activities to provide students with insights into the region's history, culture and traditions.
Thirty-five MBA students have been selected for the module that includes three campus visits between January and March 2013, in addition to the work participants will be involved in off-campus. The students represent the traditional diversity of INSEAD students, with 22 different nationalities and with prior work experience spanning the GCC and the rest of the developed and developing world.
The module will offer three elective course credits to contribute to the overall 10.5 elective credits required of the INSEAD MBA programme. They include Doing Business in the UAE and the Middle East and Negotiations Dynamics courses followed by a field-based learning project with a partner company in the region.
Zemsky added, "INSEAD offers participants a rare opportunity to study on three fully fledged campuses during the course of their MBA experience and to combine global management knowledge with a regional perspective. The module also provides the participants with an opportunity for significant networking and career development activities in Abu Dhabi and the region."
Local partners for the module include Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), Masdar, Mubadala Development Company, and MBC Group. In addition to participation of local organisations, leading global companies with a significant presence in the UAE such as Booz, McKinsey & Co. and Standard Chartered Bank in addition to Ministry of Sound also collaborate with INSEAD on the module. Partners benefit from the recruitment opportunities of MBA participants as well as INSEAD's EMBA's and alumni.
Partner organisations also have the opportunity to participate in the module through speaking opportunities on business and public policy in the Middle East, networking events and becoming a project case study sponsor.
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