Programme: Executive MBA in Dubai, 2012
Pre-MBA: Account Manager at a Dubai-based company
Post-MBA: Country Manager, GE Healthcare and founder of Thinkinova
Current Industry: Consultancy and Healthcare
Why did you decide to study an EMBA at Cass?
I was looking for a reputable business school that is globally recognised and one that offered a programme covering all areas of business, such as strategy, innovation, marketing and entrepreneurship. Cass Business School ticked all the right boxes. What’s more, the part-time Cass Executive MBA in Dubai programme meant that I could work and study at the same time; this added to the appeal of Cass.
How would you describe your experience on the EMBA?
It was a tremendous experience, indeed. The hands-on, practical approach to learning adopted by Cass enabled me to learn how to present ideas in a business setting and improve my communication skills.
Being able to come to class over a course of four days once a month was extremely helpful to me, in terms of juggling my work responsibilities and social life.
Students are spoiled for choice with the range of international electives on offer. I attended the China Symposium, which gave me a valuable insight into how business is done in Asia.
The New Venture Creation elective was another favourite because it inspired me to launch my own business. I launched a boutique consulting company recently called Thinkinova, which specialises in advising businesses on their strategy.
What advice would you give to new students of the Cass Executive MBA programme?
The Cass Executive MBA in Dubai programme will broaden your horizons and give you a broader understanding about the business world. The two-year journey will push you out of your comfort zone, expose you to new ideas and people from different professional backgrounds, and open up exciting possibilities for you.