The University of Manchester launched the Middle East Centre and the flagship Manchester Global part-time MBA programme, at Dubai Knowledge Park, United Arab Emirates, in 2006. Today, the Middle East Centre is the largest and fastest growing in the university’s international network of centres in key cities around the world, comprising Dubai, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore and Manchester.
Since 2006, the centre has supported over 2,500 part-time MBA students – all highly qualified and experienced working professionals – and developed a community of 2,500 alumni across the region, creating professional networking and other opportunities with the wider business community to help enrich the learning experience. The centre has graduated around 1,500 MBA students.
The University of Manchester was the winner of the ‘Best MBA Program’ award for its Alliance Manchester Business School Global Part-time MBA at the inaugural Forbes Middle East Higher Education Awards 2019. The University was awarded a 5-star overall rating in the Knowledge & Human Development Authority’s new classification of higher education institutions in Dubai.
The University of Manchester continues to move higher in a range of new ranking announcements, confirming its status as one of the world’s top universities, focusing on the quality of teaching, research and social responsibility. The QS World University Ranking now lists Manchester as the world’s 27th best university and among the very top global institutions.
In the Middle East, the University has managed a flexible portfolio of learning programmes to complement and supplement the part-time MBA. The programme portfolio is reviewed regularly and the university is committed to creating access to world-class blended learning opportunities designed to meet the needs of working professionals.
The University works in a range of collaborations with professional bodies and industry groups in the region. In addition, the Middle East Centre has forged close partnerships with a range of leading public and private sector organisations through the University’s Strategic Talent Partnership programme.
The University of Manchester is the largest single-site university in the UK. 25 Nobel Prize winners have worked or studied at the University, which has strategic partnerships and collaborations worldwide, bringing innovation to businesses and insight to institutions.
For more than 25 years the university has been providing transnational education forging strong global partnerships and centres of learning across four continents. With a multicultural campus, five global centres and a portfolio of online and blended learning options, the University can provide a Manchester learning experience, anywhere.