The latest inductees for Dubai Business Associates graduate management programme number 30, including three Emiratis. The programme runs until June 2023. Image Credit: Supplied

Dubai: The Dubai Business Associates, a graduate management programme, has inducted its eighth cohort, with 30 graduates from 17 countries to go through the nine-month course.

They were selected from over 2,300 applicants and will get to take part in a fully-funded programme that has an ‘experiential and project-based learning approach’. “The Programme helps propel careers and future preparedness through comprehensive training on strategy, business, and leadership coupled with a multi-dimensional curriculum delivered in collaboration with the DBA’s partners, PwC’s Academy Middle East, CAPADEV and Bon Education,” said a statement.

The Programme concludes in June 2023 with the delivery of a consulting project that addresses a ‘real-life’ business challenge to placement partners. They include dnata, Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism (DET), Dubai Holding, Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), DP World, Emirates, Jumeirah and the Museum of the Future.

In a statement, James Maughan, Director of Dubai Business Associates Programme said: ‘‘In a post-pandemic world, the emirate is continuously propelling towards the future by attracting and developing talent from all corners of the globe. The Programme exemplifies this with a strong network that includes 200+ alumni in 50 cities and major business hubs, including Dubai.

“We are also thrilled to welcome three Emirati graduates who, for the first time, will be attending the full duration of the programme as secondees from across the public and private sector.’’