The United Arab Emirates, and specifically Dubai, form a center for globally orientated business professionals.
Dubai is a centrally located shipping hub and is a continuous important focus for the construction industry. Dubai is attractive for business people both from the region and from the global community who wish to be part of all the occurring new business possibilities. On this page, we highlight a few pretty affordable and top MBA programs in UAE. Check also our guide to MBA Programs in the USA that don’t require the GMAT, organized by state.
College graduates who are interested in broadening their professional horizons find Dubai more and more a perfect place to pursue their careers. Many major corporations are expanding their activities and operations in this region. You can find an increasing offering and need for academic education in Dubai, and many valuable universities and colleges in Dubai have strong links with educational institutions from around the globe.
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Many internationally-renown Business Schools from the U.S.A. and Europe (e.g. London Business School and Boston University Business School), as well as from several Asian countries and Australia, are offering high-quality MBA programs at their campuses in the region. INSEAD (France) offers many degree programs at the school’s Abu Dhabi campus.
These international educational institutions, together with locally established schools and universities, provide an increasing number of top-quality, internationally-accredited business training programs to meet the needs of business managers who wish to be part of Dubai’s growing economy and to the growing number of entrepreneurs.
The MBA programs can benefit graduate students in realizing their dreams of developing their own businesses, an important issue in the region.
The first foreign university that came to Dubai International Academic City was actually Heriot-Watt University from Edinburgh, UK. This university is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the UK, and continually ranks among the best performing universities in Scotland and around the world. At its Dubai Campus, Heriot-Watt University presents a wide range of top-quality British college degrees to many students from all over the Gulf region. The university’s college degrees are accredited by the UK Royal Charter.
Besides the big names of top-notch institutions, we discovered some quality MBA programs at very affordable rates. Check the list below of less expensive MBA programs or top MBA programs in UAE.
This is an overview of top-quality MBA programs in Dubai:
The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD). The UOWD MBA is designed for working professionals that have a minimum of two years of relevant work experience. The affordable program holds accreditation by the UAE Ministry of Education and is also accredited by the Australian Government. Estimated tuition fees: $26,372 (12 subjects/$2,281). source: a website
Hult International Business School (Dubai Campus). The not-so-low-cost MBA program presented by Hult in Dubai features a part-time possibility as well. The part-time MBA program offered by Hult in Dubai is exactly the same as the fully accredited full-time Dubai MBA program. The only difference is that the part-time program takes two years to complete instead of one. Estimated tuition fees: $41,492. source: a website
American University in Dubai (AUD). The AUD MBA program is a twelve-course, 36 credit hour degree program that is accredited by the CAA (Commission for Academic Accreditation) of the United Arabic Emirates Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. American University in Dubai is a member of The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). Estimated tuition fees: $34,308 (36 crh/$953). source: a website
London Business School (Dubai-London Executive MBA). The highly respected Dubai-London Executive MBA program takes 20 months to complete. The program aims to transform committed middle management business professionals from across the globe into executive and influential corporate leaders. Estimated total fees for the 20-month program are US$109,500. source: a website
Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Dubai. The affordable MBA Program presented by IMT, Dubai mixes intense in-class schooling with a continual practical application of students’ skills and relates this to genuine business cases. IMT-Dubai holds an MBA program accreditation by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. Estimated tuition fees: $25,048 (AED 92,000). source: a website
If you are interested in enrolling in an MBA program in the UAE, you might want to know more about estimated tuition costs for the duration of the programs:
SZABIST Dubai MBA tuition $16,330 (30 crh/$544 – EMBA $17,970 (30 crh/$599) source: a website
BITS Pilani Dubai MBA tuition $16,332 (4 semesters/$4,083) source: a website
University of Strathclyde Dubai MBA tuition $30,000 source: a website
Manipal University Dubai MBA tuition $16,330 (30,000 AED/year) MBA Global Business: $28,314 (52,000 AED/year) source: a website
Amity University Dubai MBA tuition $22,324 – $24,500 (41,000 – 45,000 AED/year) source: a website
Murdoch University Dubai MBA tuition $26,135 (12 units/8000 AED, 96,000 AED in total tuition) source: a website
Canadian University of Dubai MBA tuition $24,516 (36 crh/$681)-concentrations in (Human Resource Management, General Management, Finance, Islamic Banking, Marketing) source: a website
University of Wollongong Dubai MBA $26,372 (12 subjects/2,281) source: a website
Cass Business School Dubai Executive MBA $55,456 (GBP 19,250 per year) source: a website
Middlesex University Dubai MBA $27,226 (100,000 AED) source: a website
SP Jain Center of Management Dubai MBA $26,300 (97,310 AED) source: a website
University of Bradford Dubai Executive MBA $25,600 source: a website
Emirates Aviation College MBA $32,671 (120,000 AED) source: a website
American University Dubai MBA $34,308 source: a website
Manchester Business School Dubai MBA $45,729 (GBP 31,763) source: a website
Institute of Management Technology Dubai MBA tuition $25,048 (92,000 AED) source: a website
Rochester Institute of Technology Dubai MBA $45,375 (165,620 AED) source: a website
Hult International Business School Dubai MBA $$41,492 source: a website
London Business School Dubai Executive MBA $109,500 source: a website
Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh Business School Dubai MBA tuition $23,958 (88,000 AED) source: a website
The above list gives only approximate tuition costs. Please note that more fees apply.
All costs are estimates, and though we tried to be as accurate as possible, we can not be held responsible or accountable for any errors in the text above. Please check with the listed institutions for actual offerings and prices as they may change without notice.