Transforming Leaders, Empowering Futures.

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    1 Year Full Time2 Year Part Time
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    Evening – 6:30PM – 9:30PM | Monday – Friday
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    Programme Leaders
    Professor Cody Morris Paris PhD Mariam Aslam MSc FHEA
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    AED 110,800 Per Year*All Tuition Fees Inclusive of Vat


The Middlesex Executive MBA programme is designed for business professionals seeking to prepare for leadership and transformative roles in global business. Our specialist pathways of offer you the opportunity to tailor the programme to your area of expertise.

Dubai is an ambitious global center for business and innovation. The vibrant business landscape in Dubai offers a unique learning environment for professionals to examine contemporary challenges and emerging opportunities within a complex international context.  

If you are eager to broaden your horizons, expand your professional network, equip yourself with the knowledge and skills to thrive in the next stage of your career, then our Executive MBA programme is what you are looking for.


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, ensuring that you receive a top-notch education that is both relevant and engaging.

Diverse Global Perspectives

Your experienced cohort will be made up of like-minded professionals who come from a wide range of countries and industry backgrounds, offering you the chance to exchange fresh perspectives, insights and ideas.

Tailor Your MBA Towards Your Career Ambitions

With our 8 specialist pathways you have the opportunity to focus your MBA on specific areas of interest, with option to specialise in Finance, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Project Management, Marketing, Business Analytics, Healthcare Management, Operations & Supply Chain Management or our general pathway.

Enhance Your Leadership and Executive Skills

We will support you in unlocking your full potential by providing extensive leadership and executive skill development throughout your Executive MBA programme enabling you to take the concepts, theories and solutions you have learned in the classroom directly to your workplace.

Balance Your Work & Study

Our Executive MBA programme is designed to fit around other commitments such as work and family with our evening delivery format. This means you can keep your career on track whilst you invest in yourself and advancing your career.

International Experience

The Executive MBA International Project offers you the opportunity to a develop global perspective of key management issues. During this one-week project you will develop and apply skills needed to critically examine a challenging global issue and the interrelationships between the global and local business environments.

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


The Executive MBA programme consists of six taught modules (20 credits each) and a 60-credit Capstone project. There are four core modules which are consistent across all MBA pathways, focusing on essential competencies crucial for business professionals. You will also complete two pathway/optional modules. All students also participate in a vibrant co-curricular programme of executive skill development workshops and applied learning experiences through the Personal and Professional Development module.

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.


Throughout your programme, you will have an opportunity to engage in a range of Executive Skill Development workshops and Applied Learning Experiences designed to support you in identifying your own professional competencies and develop your capabilities to be an effective leader. Through a vibrant co-curricular programme, you will enhance your existing managerial and leadership skills, reflect upon your prior experiences, deepen your strategic thinking, and learn about advanced tools for tackling complex organisational challenges.

The culmination of your programme is the Capstone Project, which provides you the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills gained throughout the programme to address a particular organisational challenge, explore the feasibility of a new business idea, or undertake cutting-edge research. Your Capstone project can take the form of a Consultancy project, an Entrepreneurship project, or an Applied Research project. All students are encouraged to shape their capstone around an area of professional interests and will be guided by a supervisor and supported by a series of dedicated capstone workshops.

This project immerses students in global management issues through an intensive one-week project. This experiential learning experience enhances the development of critical skills necessary to analyse complex global challenges and the dynamic interplay between global and local business landscapes. For over fifteen years, the programme has included International Field Trips to Paris or Milan, providing students with a unique experiential learning opportunity. These trips allow participants to engage directly with industry best practices in the luxury retail sector and conduct guided fieldwork in the luxury fashion, retail, and beauty industries.

Careers hub

Career Support

As an Executive MBA student, you will have full access to our Careers and Employability Services. Whether you are pursuing an MBA to accelerate progression in your current industry or you wish to make a transition, our Careers team will provide support and resources to support you on your MBA journey.


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 Dubai Knowledge Park campus serves as a dynamic educational hub nestled within the vibrant cityscape of Dubai. Our state-of-the-art campus features dedicated spaces for workshops, seminars, and group discussions, facilitating hands-on learning and vibrant intellectual exchange.

Our campus isn't just a physical space; it's a community of diverse learners, faculty, and professionals, all driven by a shared passion for knowledge and growth. 

Careers hub

Executive MBA Programme Delivery

Our Executive MBA programme will be delivered at our Dubai Knowledge Park campus during the weekdays (Monday to Friday) from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM.

Our teaching methodology revolves around active engagement, placing you at the heart of your learning experience. You'll participate actively in various learning, teaching, and assessment methods within small group settings.

A key highlight of our Executive MBA programme is its diverse learning approach, incorporating formal lectures, case study analyses, guided and independent research, workshops, debates, student presentations, simulations, and role-playing exercises. We employ a range of techniques to enhance both your cognitive and practical skills while assessing your grasp of fundamental concepts and theoretical knowledge. Group projects further cultivate your teamwork abilities, providing a realistic organisational context to refine your interpersonal skills and leadership capabilities.



Academic Requirements

  • Applicants will normally be expected to have two or more years of relevant business experience and hold at least a second-class honours degree from a UK university or a degree of equivalent standard.
  • 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)

MBA Overview





1 Year Full Time

2 Year Part Time


Evening – 6:30PM – 9:30PM | Monday – Friday

Programme Leaders

Professor Cody Morris Paris PhD

Mariam Aslam MSc FHEA


AED 110,800 Per Year

*All Tuition Fees Inclusive of Vat


Connect with our dedicated MBA Admissions Specialists to find out more about starting your Executive MBA, and receive dedicated advice and guidance tailored to your academic, and professional experience.

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