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Strathclyde Business SchoolUAE

As a well-established, leading UK business school within an international technological University, Strathclyde understands the business needs of organisations; from start-ups and SMEs to global players.

European Business School Rankings 2020
Early Bird Discount

All MBA candidates offered a place on our October intake of the Strathclyde MBA in UAE can take advantage of an "Early Bird" Enrolment Discount of AED 10,000 by securing their place with AED 2,000 deposit paid by 31st August 2022.


Further information

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Scholarship opportunities

Strathclyde Business School UAE centre has a range of financial aid and scholarships on offer to potential MBA candidates.

  • UAE National 30% Scholarship
  • Career Transformation 30% Scholarship
  • Esraa Mansy Women in Leadership 30% Scholarship
  • Organisational Group Scholarship AED 10,000 Scholarship
  • CIMA 7.5% Scholarship

For further information on our scholarships please contact

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Why this course?

Strathclyde Business School has been delivering the Strathclyde MBA on an executive (part-time) basis via our international centres since 1988. We’ve successfully offered and developed the MBA in the UAE since 1995.

The MBA course will shape and guide you as a reflective, open- thinking, adaptive learner. This is facilitated through an enhanced understanding of the interplay of theory and practice in management. In particular it:

  • provides the skills required for progression to higher level policy-forming positions
  • allows you to make successful career transitions
  • facilitates the move from technical specialism to general management
  • polishes the skills and enhances the abilities of people working for themselves or about to set up in business

*Financial Times European Business School rankings 2020

In addition to its UK campus, Strathclyde Business School has eight international centres located around the globe, all of which offer the Strathclyde Executive MBA. In the UAE, we have a Dubai centre, and since opening our doors back in 1995, we have graduated over 1000 MBA students from our centres.

The Strathclyde Executive MBA is a two year part-time, taught programme which is in all respects identical to the UK full-time MBA - the same entry criteria, programme content, assessment and core learning materials, and is taught by the same Strathclyde academics who teach in Glasgow. The programme holds all three international accreditations (AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB), is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research (CAA), and is consistently ranked in the Financial Times (FT) Executive MBA rankings.

We're a triple-accredited business school: the first business school in Scotland to hold this accolade, and one of only 102 in the world (August 2020, MBA Today), to be triple-accredited, holding accreditation from the international bodies, AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS.

The MBA has also been accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research.

Triple-accredited business school

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There are hundreds of MBA and MSc alumni who have passed through the Dubai centre. These graduates comprise an active core of the University of Strathclyde UAE Alumni Association. This also includes Strathclyders from other programmes and campuses who now live in the UAE.

The alumni group has a LinkedIn page and coordinates regular events and initiatives to allow networking, continued education, career progression, and community outreach.

Get more information about some of the recent Strathclyde UAE alumni events and contacts for details about the planning committees for your local alumni chapter.

An established business school

Widely acknowledged for its innovation in business and management education, Strathclyde Business School (SBS) has demonstrated pioneering developments across its undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. Our enterprising spirit has taken the Strathclyde MBA into many new countries via the establishment of eight international centres.

  • 1796
    The University was established in 1796 as 'the place of useful learning' and this remains at the forefront of our vision today.
  • 1948
    The University of Strathclyde Business School is founded as a pioneering, internationally renowned academic organisation to shape and develop the business minds of tomorrow
  • 1966
    First one year full time MBA in the UK launched at Strathclyde
  • 1976
    First part-time MBA programme in the UK launched at Strathclyde
  • 1983
    First flexible learning MBA in the UK launched at Strathclyde
  • 1988
    Launched our first Master of Business Administration centre abroad, in Singapore; a second centre opened in Hong Kong in April 1989
  • 2004
    We become the first business school in Scotland to achieve triple accreditation from the three main accreditation bodies – AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB
  • 2014
    In the Research Excellence Framework, we rated in the top 10 in the UK for our research, number one in Scotland on grade point average (GPA), 3rd in the UK for the impact of our research and achieved the highest possible rating for our research environment.
  • 2016
    Awarded THE Business School of the Year in UK
  • 2019
    The University of Strathclyde becomes the first university to win the coveted University of the Year title twice
  • 2021
    MBA UAE new campus opens
Rami Baddour, MBA UAE graduate
Although complex and intensive in nature, I recommend that the students make best use of the MBA programme given that it exposes them to useful theory, comprehensive business topics and real case studies.

Enquire Further

Send us your name and email using this form and our representative will be in touch to discuss the UAE programme further.

We'll never share your email with anyone else.