Choosing the best MBA course for you in the UAE

Making the leap to study for an MBA is a big decision but it will give you the competitive advantage you need as a leader in business and will enable you to obtain higher salary, land promotions or become a successful entrepreneur.  So once you have decided that you are ready to open the door to thriving career opportunities through the avenue of an MBA, how do you decide which course you will apply to? Women@Work has been speaking with some universities in the region to help you explore your options, and help you chose the best MBA course for you in the UAE.

Hult International Business School

Concentrations: Part-time MBA, Global One-Year MBA, Masters Degree Programs
Program Duration: One-year full time or a minimum of 18 months part-time
Program Fees: Masters: AED162,000 / Part-time MBA: AED 286,000 / One-year MBA: AED 275,000

How flexible is the course? The course is designed for time jugglers, busy working mothers, and ambitious entrepreneurs, your part-time EMBA will adapt to your schedule. Study over long weekends once a month and complete the program in as little as 18 months.

  • Weekend classes – Classes take place over one four-day weekend each month, meaning limited disruption to your work life.
  • Flexible program length – Take from 18 months to two years to complete your program—or even pause and complete it in up to 4 years in special circumstances.
  • Never fall behind – If you miss a class for any reason, you can simply catch up at another time, or even at another campus.* We also offer online options for core courses.
  • Study anytime, anywhere – Complete your preparation work and assignments wherever and whenever it’s convenient for you.
  • Change campuses – Seamlessly change your home campus, and take electives at any of our 6 campuses.
  • Learn online – Choose from face-to-face or online study options for all of your core courses.

Amity University Dubai

Concentrations – MBA, MBA Logistics, MBA Construction Project Management, MBA Dubai, US & UK, MBA Working Professional Mode
Program Duration: 2 years
Program Fees: AED 45,000 – 50,000

How flexible is the course? Working professional mode for Working professionals
Email: Nigel Rodrigues

Curtin University of Dubai

Concentrations – Master of Business Administration (Global)
Program Duration: 12 months full time (part-time option available)
Program Fees: AED 110,000 (total course fee)

How flexible is the course? The course can be completed in 12 months full-time, however, students also have the opportunity to reduce their workload and complete the course in 16 or 24 months.

Curtin University Dubai is pleased to offer a 35% Tuition Bursary on the full MBA Global tuition to all Mums at Work members and their immediate family. This exclusive offer is valid for Curtin Dubai’s November 2018 intake.

Murdoch University Dubai

Concentrations – Master of Business Administration
Program Duration: 1-2 years (depending on the student’s preference)
Program Fees: AED 96,000 + VAT (total course fee)

How flexible is the course? The MBA lectures are held in the evening from 6 pm to 9 pm, once or twice a week, depending on how many units the students have opted for.

Zayed University

Concentrations – Master of Arts in Communication with concentrations in Strategic Public Relations, Tourism and Cultural Communication
Program Duration: 12 courses delivered part-time over four semesters, approximately two years in total.
Program Fees: AED 96,000 including textbooks and other course materials.

How flexible is the course? Classes are delivered on-campus during two evenings per week on either Sunday and Tuesday or Monday and Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Typically, three courses are delivered one-at-a-time over the course of a semester.

The program is approved by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and Zayed University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

University of Manchester Middle East

Concentrations – Part-time MBA
Program Duration: 2 years
Program Fees: AED 12,285 per course

How flexible is the course? A part-time MBA that gives you the same qualification and as much face-to-face time as most full-time MBAs. Blended delivery with six residential workshops, online learning and a live business project.
Email: Jocelyne Haddad

American University of Dubai

Concentrations – Finance, Marketing and Management
Program Duration: Approximately 2 years
Program Fees: AED 12,285 per course

How flexible is the course? Evening courses excluding weekends

Find out more about how you can springboard to your next career step with MBA learning.

Email: Elias Karam –

Women@Work Coach -
04 Sep 2018