Under the patronage of
His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan
UAE Minister of Culture Youth & Community Development
University of Manchester held its first MBA graduation ceremony in the Middle East
The University of Manchester held its first MBA graduation ceremony in the region, for students of Manchester Business School (MBS) Middle East Centre, at Atlantis The Palm Hotel,on Thursday October 10th 2013.The Presiding Officer at the graduation ceremony was the Dean of MBS, Professor Fiona Devine, and the ceremony was held under the presence of His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, UAE Minister of Culture Youth & Community Development; Sheikh Nahayan also addressed the congregation. 85 graduates were awarded the University of Manchester MBA degree at the ceremony, which was attended by family members, VIP guests, students and alumni of Manchester Business School.
The first University of Manchester graduation ceremony in the Middle East was the right occasion for all the latest MBS students in the region who have successfully completed their MBA programmes, as well as those who studied at the Middle East Centre and graduated previously but who had not attended the formal graduation ceremony on campus in Manchester.
Part of the University of Manchester, Manchester Business School is one of the oldest business schools in the UK and Europe’s largest campus based business school. MBS opened its Middle East Centre at Dubai Knowledge Village in 2006 and, today it is the largest and fastest growing of the School’s network of seven centres around the world.
The MBS Middle East Centre supports more than 1,500 part-time MBA students in the region, many residing in the UAE, and has a community of around 2,000 alumni in the region. The School offers the part-time Manchester Global MBA programme with the option of four learning pathways to working professionals who meet the entry criteria. The MBS MBA progammes are triple accredited and are consistently ranked amongst the world’s top ranked programmes.
Randa Bessiso, Director - Middle East, Manchester Business School said: "The first University of Manchester graduation ceremony in the Middle East is a testament to the success achieved by MBS since the centre opened in Dubai in 2006. Dubai Knowledge Village has proved to be the perfect host and location at the regional hub of training and development. This is a special milestone for MBS and for all our MBA graduates and their families, and we were specially honoured and delighted that His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan has generously granted his patronage and personal support to this occasion."