Benefits of studying MBA in Dubai
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Home to more than 200 nationalities, Dubai is known for its deserts and world-class infrastructure. In recent years, though, the city -- also the second richest in UAE -- has evolved as an education hub luring thousands of international students. There are over 50,000 international students currently studying in UAE, majority of whom are enrolled across universities in Dubai. One of the key factors behind this is the presence of top international university campuses in the city like London Business School, Manchester Business School and Canadian University, among others.

Among the top courses to study, MBA is most preferred by international students, especially, since the city boasts of some of the best international business schools offering a wide range of management specialisations like marketing, engineering management and PR & Communications, among others. An added advantage of pursuing MBA in Dubai is that many of the foreign business schools offer flexible programme which allow students to start their degree in the city and complete their degree in partner country. In this article, we take you through some of the major benefits of studying MBA in Dubai.


Here are the benefits of studying MBA in Dubai:

1. Foreign Universities campus

One of the prime benefits of studying MBA in Dubai is the large number of international campuses situated in the city.  The city hosts some of the top international universities campuses like London Business School, Manchester Business School and Manipal University, to name a few.


i. London Business School, Dubai

One of the most popular business schools in UK, the London Business School opened its first campus in Dubai in 2006. According to Financial Times, London Business School ranks third in the list of top business schools in the world.

ii. Manchester Business School, Dubai

According to Financial Times, UK-based Manchester Business School’s MBA programme ranks seventh in the UK, 14th in Europe and 38th in the top 100 MBA colleges in the world. It is one of the few colleges in Dubai to be accredited by three bodies like Association of MBAs (AMBA), European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) and The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).


iii. Manipal University, Dubai

One of the most recognised universities in India, Manipal University has made a name for itself in Dubai since its establishment in 2000. Best part is that the university allows students to engage in exchange programmes with some prominent universities like Lancaster University, UK, Edinburg Napier University, UK, and University of Fraser Valley, British Columbia.

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2. Dubai- a business hub

Dubai is one of the fastest growing economies in the world supported by the UAE government’s investment in various sectors like education, healthcare and trade and commerce, to name a few. Within a short span of time, Dubai has moved from being a little known tourist destination to one of the most luxurious and happening destinations of all time. Hence, the oil reserve city today enjoys its newfound status as a global business hub.

What makes things interesting for prospective students is that in 2013, UAE won its bid to host the World Expo 2020- the first one to be hosted by a Middle Eastern country. The expo is expected to generate a lot of buzz around the world and create many work opportunities for future students in the country, especially, in Dubai. 

3. Exposure to international community

One of the main benefits of studying MBA in Dubai is that you are going to meet a lot of people from different nationalities. Dubai is home to over 200 nationalities, so there are high chances that you can make friends with people from own country as well as from other countries. You will be glad to know that majority of the population in Dubai are expatriates, therefore, being an international student you can expect to get exposure to different cultures and learn something new every day.


Another benefit of studying MBA in Dubai is that the universities in Dubai are majorly situated in Dubai Knowledge Village, which means that you can easily mingle with other students from other colleges. This will help you strengthen your network and make it easier for you to live far away from your native country.

4. Tuition fee

Among many other benefits, tuition fee is one of the major benefits of studying MBA in Dubai where every year thousands of international students flock to pursue MBA. Compared to other giants like USA and Australia, MBA tuition fee in Dubai is reasonable. For instance, let’s take one of the top MBA colleges in Dubai say, Manchester Business School. Here the MBA tuition fee is AED 155860 i.e., USD 42,432. However, the same programme in one of the best business schools in USA -- Harvard Business School -- will cost you around $61,225. Further, in Australia, the tuition fee for MBA at Melbourne Business School is $57,224.

5. Scholarships

Besides being an affordable destination to pursue MBA, Dubai also has a wide range of scholarships on offer for domestic as well as international students. Universities like University of Wollongong, Dubai, offer scholarships like Outstanding Academic Excellence Scholarship and Sports scholarship. Further, in Cass Business School, Dubai, students have access to scholarships like Islamic Finance Scholarship and Academic Excellence Scholarship.

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I am registering for MHT-CET. It asks for the location of my school and lists only Indian locations to select while my school is in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. What should I do? In a PDF it says that international students are not required to write the exam but I want to write it.

Md Azmer 23rd Feb, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

You are not eligible to sit for this exam because first you are a foreigner and second this exam eligibility criteria says that the student must be an Indian National.

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