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    1 Year Full Time2 Year Part Time
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    Daytime – 8am – 5pm | Monday - Friday
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    Course Leader
    Mariam Aslam MSc FHEA
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    AED 80,000 Per Year*All Tuition Fees Inclusive of Vat

Why Choose MDX Dubai for Your Daytime MBA?

Dubai stands at the forefront of innovation and entrepreneurship, cultivating an environment that fosters growth and creativity. The dynamic job market in Dubai offers abundant opportunities for skilled professionals seeking to advance their careers. Dubai is a city of opportunities providing an array of educational opportunities for individuals looking to enhance their knowledge and skills. Known as the business hub of the UAE, Dubai offers aspiring entrepreneurs an unparalleled platform to launch their business ventures.

Completing an MBA programme demonstrates a commitment to learning, improving, and applying skills for success in any chosen career path. MBA graduates emerge with a greater sense of confidence in their abilities and knowledge and are fully equipped to achieve their aspirations.

Daytime MBA programmes are ideal for new graduates embarking on their aspirational journeys towards managerial and leadership roles. At MDX Dubai our MBA programme will provide you with the necessary tools and insights to navigate the complexities of modern business environments and fulfill your career ambitions.

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Why Study a Daytime MBA

Accelerated Career Growth

Our curriculum is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in today's competitive business landscape. With a focus on real-world applications and hands-on experiences, you'll graduate ready to make an immediate impact in your chosen field. 

A Global Perspective

Taught in the heart of Dubai, our programme provides unparalleled access to a thriving business ecosystem and opportunities for professional growth. Immerse yourself in a vibrant multicultural environment and gain firsthand insights into the region's unique business landscape.

World-Class Faculty

Learn from renowned experts and thought leaders who are at the forefront of their fields. Our faculty members bring a wealth of industry experience and academic expertise to the classroom, ensuring that you receive a top-notch education that is both relevant and engaging.

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Put theory into practice through our extensive array of experiential learning opportunities. Whether it's consulting projects, internships, or global immersions, you'll have the chance to gain valuable hands-on experience and build a strong professional network along the way.

Flexible Schedule

Designed with recent graduates and ambitious professionals in mind, our Daytime MBA offers a unique alternative to traditional evening taught MBA programmes This enables students to sustain their academic momentum ad prepares you for direct entry into the job market.

MBA Specialist Pathway

Choose a tailored pathway to suit your career goals and objectives!


MBA General


MBA - Project Management


MBA - Healthcare Management


MBA - Finance


MBA - Marketing


MBA - Operations and Supply Chain Management


MBA - Innovation and Entrepreneurship


MBA - Business Analytics

Core Modules

This module aims to provide the key developments in, and thinking derived from, the study of strategy. This is increasingly informed by the study of innovation due to the involvement in enabling competitive advantage.

This module will give you the knowledge, skills and theoretical understanding in a number of strategic aspects of financial management and economics. You will understand how they affect commercial organisations and also examine the interrelationships between key factors in the economic environment. You will evaluate the impact of shifts and changes in these factors on organisational decision-making and performance.

Pathway Modules

Students choose any two modules from the pathway modules, provided that this does not lead to a named area of emphasis. Some combinations may not be feasible due to timetabling restrictions.

This course introduces students to the principles and practices of project management. Students will gain an understanding of what project management encompasses and how it can be integrated into business strategy, structure, and management. The course explores the requirements to become a project management professional including what it means to be a project manager, negotiation and conflict management, as well as dealing with the triple constraints of time, cost, and scope. The module will allow students to develop their understanding of the PMI project management process groups and associated knowledge areas including project initiation project planning, controlling and monitoring a project, as well as properly closing a project – all necessary for successful project execution. This module will set the foundation for the Applied Project Management module, and it is structured to assist students who wish to undertake the PMP (Project Management Professional) or CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management) certification exams.

In this course, students will advance their knowledge and skills acquired from the project management fundamentals module. Student will learn to apply industry standard best practices, tools and techniques in managing individual projects from initiation through to closing, and portfolio of projects. This includes applying decision tree analysis for project decisions, financial budgeting, hands-on experience in using Microsoft Project software for managing projects, financial and non-financial risk analysis. This module will also focus on the application of data analytics in project management to improve project outcomes. Finally, the course explores statistical quality control and assurance methods for project managers as well as the application of agile and lean methodologies.

This pathway provides you with the theoretical and practical insights required to face the modern challenges of the business of healthcare.

The aim of this module is to presents an overview of the business of healthcare and how healthcare organisations can use the principles and practices of performance excellence to gain and sustain competitive advantage in an environment marked by rapid regulatory changes, intense competition and significant technological, economic, social and industry changes. Students will learn how to apply tools from business and the social sciences, especially economics, total quality management and strategy, to address challenges faced by managers, patients, and policy makers in the health sector. Emphasis will be placed on the application of total quality management and/or continuous quality improvement initiatives in improving efficiency and cost optimisation in a healthcare setting. Tools for TQM will be discussed and demonstrated through casework. We will aim for broad coverage of health care, including products and providers, but we will pay special attention to patients. Students will be able to apply these methods to affect change throughout their organization.

The aim of this module is to provide students with a broad understanding of the challenges facing healthcare senior executives in managing a health information system. It is also designed to provide context for the growing discussion on health information exchange and its impact on the internal and external environments shaping the healthcare industry. The process of organising and coordinating the performance of a healthcare facility. At the same time, the rapidly growing field of health and human services requires an entrepreneurial and innovative mind-set as well as continuous improvements. This module will help students develop essential competencies through the mastery of international innovative best practices in healthcare information management.\n\nIncreasing the quality of care by decreasing the cost of care through optimised processes and technology is an interesting and challenging mission. Senior managers in healthcare are increasingly required to execute the administrative and the business aspect of a health care institution through innovative alignment of clinical and non-clinical staff, insurance companies, government bodies as well as partner and research organisations. Strengthening the scientific and practical knowledge of informatics as well as innovation management competences for the healthcare industry is the focus of this module and provides far-reaching benefits in the personal as well as the professional spheres.

The Finance specialisation provides a deeper understanding of financial issues in the workplace. You will study the following two modules:

The aim of this module is to develop in students an advanced understanding of the theory and practice of international finance and risk management. The module rigorously examines the framework in which firms make their financing and risk management decisions with an emphasis on firms operating in an international environment. The module aims to provide students with an understanding of the organisation, workings and instruments of the foreign exchange, bond and offshore financial markets; an understanding of international finance theories and current empirical evidence; an understanding of the financial (interest rate and foreign currency) risks faced by firms and the methods used to identify, measure and manage these risks; an understanding of the applications of financial derivative instruments; and an understanding of the pricing mechanics of financial derivative instruments.

This module will enable the student to build an understanding of the financial decisions based on the fundamental theories of finance. It focuses on issues which affect the firm’s value and shareholders’ wealth. Empirical findings and their implications on decision strategies will be covered. The module will discuss financial incidences and appropriate actions required to be taken to mitigate the impact. Valuation of assets, capital structure and financing decisions based on real case studies will be the focus of this module.

The Marketing pathway focuses on providing you with an in-depth understanding of marketing issues. You will study the following two modules:

This pathway is focused towards providing you with a deeper understanding of how operations and logistics contribute towards improving efficiency, responsiveness and profitability of an organisation. You will study the following two modules:

The Innovation and Entrepreneurship pathway provides an insight reflecting the pioneering and avant-garde spirit of the UAE and the region where SMEs, Family Business and Free Zones are common. You will study the following two modules:

This module discusses how Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) require a different organisation and strategic approach. It aims to create an understanding about the reality of SMEs in various cultural and socio-economic settings, enabling students to manage the challenges within the SME business environment. During this course, students examine two perspectives suitable to the study of entrepreneurship: the Internal and External perspectives. The internal perspective helps students identify key capabilities and internal competencies to enable entrepreneurs and SMEs to develop and implement sound and sustainable strategies and manage operations and planning. The external perspective looks at how SMEs can understand and prepare for the challenges and opportunities presented by external factors. The module facilitates the development of an operational plan in which students will learn, practice and apply the necessary academic and practical knowledge and skill sets, including team working, required for the establishment of a new business, as well as an understanding of the complexities relating to the functioning of a small business.

The Business Analytics pathway provides an insight into the skills, technologies and practices for continuous exploration and investigation into past business performance, and how to drive business planning. Students will study the following two modules:

This course aims to provide students with a background in research methodologies and data analysis with a main focus on the applications of modern applied econometrics. Students will acquire an understanding of data collection methodologies, how to use, communicate, and interpret statistics in a wide range of business and management problems. Expertise will be developed in the use of appropriate computational software packages such as SPSS and STATA. The knowledge gained during the course of this module will help students make sense of data as it emerges from the operations of business and the economy. Using the tools covered in this module will help students develop a superior understanding of the performance of business as well as the environment within which businesses operate.

This course aims to equip students with a practical understanding of Data Science, preparing them to contribute effectively as a member of a Data Science team across various analytics projects in diverse business verticals. The module aims to create a vendor-neutral environment, enabling students to develop a business analytics mindset that can be applied to any technological environment and within a range of business domains including Marketing, HR, Finance, Operations, and more. This module will enhance analytical capabilities from foundational Business Intelligence to advanced data modelling techniques, thereby equipping students with the skills to meet the demands of contemporary data-driven business environments.

Please Note:

Both core and optional modules are constantly updated and reviewed. A module may change or may not be offered a particular academic year, for reasons such as too few students choose that particular module or the module requires academic review. Middlesex University Dubai reserves the right to vary or withdraw any course or module at any time.


MBA Professional Faculty

Cody Morris Paris PhD

Professor Cody Morris Paris PhD

Deputy Director of Research & Business

Head of the Business School

Mariam Aslam MSc FHEA

Mariam Aslam MSc FHEA

Senior Lecturer

Campus Programme Leader - MBA

Ajit Karnik PhD

Professor Ajit Karnik PhD

Professor of Economics

Pallavi Kishore SFHEA FCCA UAECA

Dr Pallavi Kishore SFHEA FCCA UAECA

Head of Accounting and Finance

Campus Programme Coordinator - Undergraduate and Postgraduate Accounting and Finance

Associate Professor

Sreejith Balasubramanian FHEA

Dr Sreejith Balasubramanian FHEA

Associate Professor

Chair, Office of Research

Head & Founder: Centre for Supply Chain Excellence

Krishnadas Nanath

Dr Krishnadas Nanath

Associate Professor

Deputy Head of CEI

Campus Programme Coordinator – Postgraduate Computer Engineering and Informatics

Head & Founder: Insights Lab

Vijay Pujari FCIM SFHEA

Dr Vijay Pujari FCIM SFHEA

Senior Lecturer

Campus Programme Coordinator - MSc Strategic Marketing and MSc Corporate and Marketing Communications

Campus Programme Coordinator - MSc Digital Marketing



Senior Lecturer

Campus Programme Coordinator - Undergraduate Business Management and International Business

Andrew Mackenzie MBA SFHEA

Andrew Mackenzie MBA SFHEA

Senior Lecturer

Head of Institute of Sustainable Development

Nitin Simha Vihari Poluru

Dr Nitin Simha Vihari Poluru

Senior Lecturer in HRM

Campus Programme Coordinator - MA Human Resource Management and Development

Mohammad Meraj MBA PGCHE EFQM Assessor

Mohammad Meraj MBA PGCHE EFQM Assessor

Lecturer in Business

Deputy Director Academic Professional Services & Quality

Supriya Kunnath Kaitheri FHEA

Dr Supriya Kunnath Kaitheri FHEA

Senior Lecturer

Campus Programme Coordinator - MA International Business Management

Rhoderick Romano PGCHE MBA

Rhoderick Romano PGCHE MBA

Senior Lecturer

Rashita Puthiya CA SFHEA

Rashita Puthiya CA SFHEA

Senior Lecturer Accounting and Finance



Our Global MBA Study Hub, located at our Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) campus, benefits from DIAC’s status as the largest education hub in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) bringing together leading international and regional universities and attracting students from all over the world. Boasting professional learning zones and cutting-edge study spaces our Global MBA Study Hub provides an ideal educational setting for those aspiring to pursue a career in global business

Located within DIAC, The Myriad offers a blend of luxurious and affordable student accommodation. Conveniently located just 35 minutes from our Dubai Knowledge Park Campus, and 3-4 minutes from our DIAC Campus, The Myriad provides residents with easy access to a vibrant student community and facilitating connections with peers from various academic institutions. We also ensure seamless transportation between our two campuses with a dedicated shuttle service, ensuring students can conveniently utlise all our facilities across both locations.



Academic Requirements

  • Applicants will be expected to hold at least a second-class honours degree or a degree of equivalent standard.
  • Fresh Graduates with no work experience are encouraged to apply
  • Holders of graduate-level professional qualifications may also be admitted and are encouraged to apply. 
  • Applicants who do not possess either an honours degree or professional qualifications are also considered, but normally only if they supply a GMAT score of at least 550 points.

Candidates not meeting any of these requirements may be considered for admission where there is strong supporting education or experience.  All such cases will be at the discretion of the MBA Programme Leader.


All programmes at Middlesex University Dubai are taught in English and applicants with previous education outside of English-speaking countries (such as the UK, the United States, Canada, England, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand), must demonstrate English language proficiency as follows:

English Language Test Entry Requirement
IELTS Academic 6.0 (minimum 5.5 in each band)
TOEFL Internet-based 87 (21 in listening & writing, 22 in speaking and 23 in reading)
Pearson PTE Academic 58

Additionally, students with the following qualifications may be considered as having met the English language requirements:

English Language Entry Requirement
GCSE/1GCSE/0-Level English (as a first or second language) Grade C  / Grade 4 or Higher
CBSE/ISC Boards/NI0S/Most State Boards Minimum Grade Of 70% in English
International Baccalaureate Minimum Grade 5 in English A1 (Standard or Higher Level) in IB or a minimum of Grade 5 in English B (Higher Level)

Regional MBA Project

The MDX MBA Regional Project offers students the opportunity to a develop global perspective of key management issues.  The one-week project is designed as an intensive group learning experience aimed at developing and applying skills needed to critically examine a challenging global issue and the interrelationships between the global and local business environments.  

Students studying the Daytime MBA will partake in a regional trip where they will be introduced to industry best practices across multiple sectors and undertake guided field research that will be valuable for both their personal a professional development.


Applied Learning and Executive Skill Development

Your personal and professional development is central to the MBA. Throughout the programme you will have the opportunity to engage with a range of Applied Learning Experiences and Executive Skills Development workshops that will support you in identifying your own individual strengths and areas for development in terms of your leadership capabilities and wider professional effectiveness. These organised sessions provide the basis for your year-long Personal and Professional Development module that aims to support your growth towards your career aspirations.

MBA Overview





1 Year Full Time

2 Year Part Time


Daytime – 8am – 5pm | Monday - Friday

Course Leader

Mariam Aslam MSc FHEA


AED 80,000 Per Year

*All Tuition Fees Inclusive of Vat

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