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Heriot-Watt University opened its first overseas campus here in 2005. The quality of teaching available matches that found at our Edinburgh campus, with locally-based and visiting lecturers. The full-time MBA prgramme can be studied on campus for a year, and the part-time MBA programme for two years.
Graduates receive an academic qualification that is legally recognised by the Government of Dubai and by all public and private entities throughout the Emirate.
Students studying on-campus
Our students at our Dubai campus are mature, ambitious professionals.
Studying the MBA full-time offers intellectual rigour and applied business experience. The MBA on-campus programme, in Dubai, starts in September and January; it has been designed so you can immerse yourself in your studies and share your experiences with a class of like-minded individuals. Students have full access to the faculty.
The teaching sessions for each course, of your nine MBA courses, typically consists of a 4-day intensive seminar and a 2-day revision session, spread over a year. This on-campus programme is delivered in English.
This part-time MBA is ideal If you would like to study for a prestigious MBA while continuing your full-time career. Over a period of two years, you'll attend intensive seminars in Dubai, held on Fridays and Saturdays. You will have the opportunity to enhance your learning through shared ideas and experiences with fellow students.
This on-campus programme is delivered in English.
Admission to the MBA programme, part and full time, is by application and acceptance
You are normally expected to have:
If English is not your first language you must provide evidence competence in the English language with: Academic IELTS: 6.5 (with no score lower than 6.0 in each section). Other tests
considered to be equivalent will be considered, with the exception of
The full- and part-time MBA programmes start in September and January of each year. We recommend you submit your application at least two months before the start date. This will allow time for processing, visa applications and pre-attendance study.
While we try our best to accommodate all prospective students, we cannot guarantee that any applications received less than two months before the start date will be processed in time, particularly if a visa is required.
You can study course-by-course and pay as you learn, or sign up for two or three courses at once. Our fees are flexible.
You may be entitled to exemptions from core and elective courses on our masters programmes.
From faculty message boards, past papers and online self tests to peer-to-peer networks and dedicated adivsors.
Your on-campus study timetable for your MBA in Dubai.
Download and complete your student application form and submit it to Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University campus in Dubai.