The Bayes Executive MBA programme in Dubai is a dynamic and flexible 20 month part-time MBA programme. This elite, internationally-focused course will allow you to tailor your skills and learning around your job.

About the Executive MBA in Dubai

The core modules that make up the Executive MBA cover all the key areas of business and management. The electives then allow you to specialise in a particular area of business, ensuring you get maximum return on investment from the programme for your personal career progression.

  • The structure of the programme has been carefully designed to meet the needs of mature professionals in full-time employment, allowing you to balance your work, family and study commitments.
  • The programme consists of:
    • fifteen core modules taught over the first year; the core modules are taught in intensive block format over four full days (Thursday-Sunday) once per calendar month;
    • a wide choice of elective modules of which you are asked to select six, enabling you in this way to tailor the programme to suit your professional interests and ambitions; electives are offered in London, Dubai and in several other interesting and important international locations;
    • the Business Mastery Project, a major piece of consultative work in which you will address a real-world challenge for a chosen business or business sector.
  • The Executive MBA programme is designed to build on your current expertise and develop your knowledge and skills in other key areas. After each module, you will be able to return to your workplace and immediately start to apply what you have learned in the programme.
  • As well as developing your technical knowledge and skills, the programme also incorporates personalised workshops and one-to-one support, enabling you to enhance the soft skills that are so important for successful senior leadership roles.
  • After graduation, you will be entitled to take one elective free of charge every year, enabling you to update your knowledge and skills and to maintain and further develop your professional network.

From January

Online prepatory modules

Mathematics for Management and Finance and Accounting and Financial Reporting, to help prepare you for the analytical demands of the programme.


Registration and orientation

Registration and orientation activities allow you to meet fellow classmates, the faculty and the programme team

January - April

Core modules block  1

In Block 1, you will learn about organisational behaviour, marketing and the global economy. You will also begin your Continued Professional Development journey.

  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Leadership and Performance (coursework only)
  • Accounting and Financial Reporting
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD)



Covering the modules of block one.

May - August

Core block 2

In Block 2, you will gain strong financial literacy and analytical skills. You will also focus on Continued Professional Development.

  • Corporate Strategy
  • Operations Management (CW only)
  • Business Economics
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CW only)
  • Analytics for Business
  • Financial Markets and Instruments
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD) (this is a continuation of the module in block 1)



Covering the modules of block two.

September - December

Core block 3

In Block 3, you will learn to manage financial markets and develop a stronger understanding of the corporate structure, from HR to operations to corporate governance

  • New Venture Creation (CW only)
  • Digital Technologies & Business Innovation
  • Human Resource Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • International Consultancy Week (CW only)



Covering the core modules of block three.


Business Academic Writing

Effective business writing is an essential skill for senior leaders. The Business Academic Writing module feeds directly into your Continued Professional Development.

January - August

Block  4 - electives

(subject to demand & availability)

During this period you'll choose your elective modules from a range of international, specialist and general electives based in London and Dubai and international electives

You can use these electives to fill your knowledge gaps or focus on your chosen specialist area.

February - September

Business Mastery Project

The Business Mastery Project is a detailed research study addressing a specific real-world business problem that you design, conduct and manage.


Upon successful completion of the Executive MBA in Dubai you will celebrate with your cohort at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).

Lifelong Learning?

As a Bayes alumni, you are entitled to one free elective every year. If you missed a subject or need skills in a new area, return to classroom to keep upskilling.
We have now included international electives into lifelong learning, participation is subject to a fee and availability.

Download the Executive MBA in Dubai programme specification