The Cass Executive MBA Dubai is a two-year, part-time programme for business executives in the Middle East and the surrounding regions who want to accelerate their career development whilst remaining in full-time employment.
In addition to a general EMBA, we offer both Energy and Islamic Finance specialisms, designed to deliver knowledge and practical relevance to the region. The Islamic Finance stream is the first in the world offered by a top ranked Business School.
Delivered in collaboration with the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the Executive MBA Dubai enables you to fit your studies around your personal and professional needs. Intensive monthly weekend workshops held by visiting Cass faculty in Dubai are supported by a learning environment called CassLearn.
The 12 core modules are common to all three streams (Islamic Finance, Energy and General). These develop fundamental skills and knowledge that can be applied in the real world of business. They balance hard, statistical abilities with softer and equally important skills such as inspiring and managing people. The core modules are:
1. Accounting Principles (including financial and managerial) - provides an understanding of the theory and practice of accounting, with emphasis on the interpretation and use of accounting information.
2. Business Strategy - addresses the issues (strategy and resources, ethics and values) that senior managers face in achieving corporate objectives and goals.
3. Business Information Management - introduces the concepts and methodologies that enable the strategic management of technology and information for business success. It caters for the continuous change in information and communications technology (ICT) capabilities and digital business by highlighting the technical and managerial factors relating information management and business performance.
4. Business Economics - designed in two parts (micro and macroeconomics) to help you understand important international economic concepts and their applications to the business world.
5. Corporate Finance - provides a thorough understanding of the key factors affecting the valuation of a company; the financing of new ventures through initial and seasoned equity offerings; the choice between corporate and capital markets.
6. Corporate Governance - introduces the nature and application of corporate governance in modern organisations as well as the role and function of directors, the work of external and internal auditors, audit committees and stakeholder theory.
7. Human Resources Management - provides a critical understanding of the role and practice of HRM in a corporate context. It covers the main HRM policies, practices and some international variations, to challenge existing perceptions and stances.
8. Marketing - provides an understanding of the issues in reconciling corporate resources and objectives with customer requirements, and discusses the components of marketing at both strategic and operational levels. Furthermore, it introduces the management skills of analysis, planning and control within a marketing context.
9. Operations Management - develops the awareness, skills and capabilities of a manager so that they can understand and use the fundamental principles, methods and technology for managing operations effectively in manufacturing and service industries.
10. Organisational Behaviour - provides the conceptual knowledge, understanding and technical skills regarding behaviour by, and within, organisations to enable you to manage changes more effectively.
11. Principles of Finance (focusing on capital markets and derivatives) - gives an understanding of the theory and practice of modern international finance with emphasis on the function and development of capital markets and derivatives.
12. Quantitative Methods - introduces statistics and other quantitative techniques for the analysis of business problems.
Your choice of electives and Business Mastery Project in Year 2 can bring a more specialist focus to your learning, or broaden your skill set into new areas. The offerings are constantly being developed to reflect emerging issues and changing business needs. The lists of electives are therefore indicative and subject to sufficient demand.
Students taking the specialist Islamic Finance or Energy streams will be required to take all 3 electives in their chosen stream. Students on the General stream will select 3 electives from the full range of specialist and generalist options.