Strathclyde Business School Nov 25 for web

Modern management education dates back to the late 1950s and has proven to be resilient, generally satisfying the needs of students and employers globally. This has led to the generation of impactful ideas through research by business faculty, massively improving practice in the business world.

Dr Imran Zawwar

However, as the MENA grows in an unprecedented way, it is essential that business schools keep pace with the changing needs of businesses and the broader economy. In the UAE, business education is gaining significance as organisations and the government aim to establish an environment that fosters economic growth and enhances the quality of life. The country has a dynamic economy, and business education is expected to play a vital role in helping the economy reach its full potential.

In this highly competitive landscape, Strathclyde Business School in UAE is making its presence felt as an inspiration for executive development and global excellence, setting new standards in business education with its unmatched Executive MBA offerings. It provides education that allows participants to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills essential for success in today's economy. This means providing tailored courses to meet the business world's needs, exploring entrepreneurship, innovation, and data-driven decision-making.

In an era defined by rapid globalisation, technological advancement and growing societal pressures to take a lead in finding solutions to complex issues and to act as an agent of social change, Strathclyde has continued to adapt and innovate through its unique approach to international reach, innovative curriculum, and prestigious accreditations to remain relevant and effective. The Executive MBA programme at Strathclyde Business School in UAE stands as a prime example of how business education is evolving to confront the complex challenges that companies face in today's dynamic and ever-changing landscape.

With a keen understanding of the rapidly evolving business environment, Strathclyde has meticulously designed its curriculum to address these challenges head-on and equip professionals with the skills, insights, and perspectives necessary for effective leadership and innovation.

The Middle East Advisory Board plays a crucial role in shaping the direction of Strathclyde’s programmes to cater to the unique needs and nuances of the region. Comprising of influential leaders, entrepreneurs, and experts from diverse sectors across the Middle East, the advisory board provides valuable insights and recommendations that inform curriculum development, strategic planning, and industry engagement. The Board's guidance ensures that programmes remain relevant, responsive and aligned with the needs of businesses in the region.

By actively engaging with local experts and industry leaders, the school adapts its teaching and research to address contemporary challenges, foster innovation, and nurture a generation of business leaders who can drive positive change within the Middle East and beyond.

Similarly, the University leverages the expertise and insights of global practitioners to cater to the evolving needs of its students and to ensure that its programmes effectively address the challenges businesses face in the modern world. At Strathclyde, global practitioners refer to experienced professionals, industry experts and business leaders who possess extensive practical knowledge and insights gained from their active involvement in various sectors of the global business environment.

These individuals play a significant role in enhancing the educational experience by bringing real-world perspectives, current industry trends, and practical application of business concepts into the academic setting. These professionals collaborate with the school to design and deliver relevant, real-world content within the curriculum, allowing to effectively bridging the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical application.

By embracing innovation, technology, and forward-thinking methodologies, Strathclyde ensures that its graduates are equipped with the skills and mindset required to navigate the complexities of today's business environment. The incorporation of real-world case studies, experiential learning opportunities, and interactive simulations prepares students to address contemporary challenges with creativity and confidence.

With a diverse cohort of participants from around the world, the University encourages cross-cultural interactions and international collaboration. This exposure enables participants to develop a nuanced understanding of diverse markets, regulatory frameworks and consumer behaviours. Such a global outlook is essential for effective decision-making in an interconnected business world.

Strathclyde Business School UAE's dedication to excellence is further underscored by its prestigious triple accreditation. The school holds accreditations from three of the most esteemed international accreditation bodies: the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Association of MBAs (AMBA), and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). In addition, it also holds the local gold standard accreditation by CAA, which signifies its commitment to the local landscape, ensuring that its programmes are attuned to the unique challenges and opportunities of the region. This exceptional achievement reflects the school's responsiveness to meeting rigorous academic and professional standards.

In conclusion, Strathclyde Business School UAE stands as a shining example of a business education institution that embraces the challenges of the modern world and leverages them as opportunities for growth and innovation. Its international reach, commitment to innovation, triple accreditation, and dedication to societal responsibility all contribute to its unique and impactful identity. As the business landscape continues to evolve, Strathclyde remains at the forefront, shaping the leaders of tomorrow who are not only successful in business but also committed to making the world a better place.

Student testimonial

Amr Hassan, Regional Distribution Manager, Middle East and Africa, Sinclair Pharmaceutical Company, has fond memories of his time spent at Strathclyde taking up an Executive MBA programme while there.

Amr Hassan

He says, “Strathclyde provided me with a remarkable experience. I am immensely grateful for the transformation I have undergone as a working professional during my journey on the Executive MBA programme.”