Part Time MBA in Dubai

Part time MBA in Dubai

Part time MBA in Dubai

The Part time MBA in Dubai from the University of Leicester UK is an AMBA accredited MBA degree that teaches students the core skills to become adept managers in a dynamic business environment. The University of Leicester MBA alumni are over 12,000+ strong, a testimony to it being one of the best MBAs.

This Part time MBA in Dubai course will teaches a comprehensive understanding of emerging and contemporary theories, practices and techniques of business management. The University of Leicester MBA in Dubai is taught through a combination of face to face learning (currently virtual) at MBA workshops and masterclasses, as well as through Online Learning that can be accessed at any time.

The online learning component of the Part time MBA in Dubai degree will allow you to study anywhere, anytime. This is complemented by the Leicester MBA residential workshops and Master class hosted by fly-in University faculty.

There are three specialisations available for the University of Leicester MBA;

Benefits of the UOL Part time MBA in Dubai

The University of Leicester MBA lets you apply the knowledge and skills you’ve learnt to immediate benefit to you and your company.

Dual qualification:

MBA graduates are also awarded a Diploma from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice, as well as CMI’s Foundation Chartered Manager status.

The UOL MBA project is live consultancy study where professionals are taught to apply learnt management theories to solve real world business scenarios.

Career Path

The Association of Graduate Recruiters recognises the University of Leicester as an institute that helps to best prepare its students for the world of work. Each student can access careers support and the University’s Career Development Service.

Leicester MBA graduates take on CEO and Directorship roles in various industries.

Academic Progression


Entry Requirements

An undergraduate degree from an approved institution, which is equivalent to a UK Honours Degree; or an acceptable professional qualification, such as CIMA or ACCA.

We also encourage applications from those with either the University of Leicester’s Diploma in Management or the University of Leicester’s Professional Diploma in Management.

At least 3-5 years relevant working experience (defined as having worked in a supervisory, managerial or professional role).

If your undergraduate degree or other academic qualifications are not considered as equivalent to a UK Honours with a 2:2, or if you do not possess an undergraduate degree and wish to apply, you will be required to demonstrate at least 5 years relevant work experience (defined as having worked in a supervisory, managerial or professional role).

If English is not your first language, you may need to undertake an approved English language test. You can discuss the available options with your personal academic consultant.

Core Module

Managing and Developing People and Organisations

The module starts with an induction to the programme and introduction to teaching and learning management knowledge and skills. The module covers individual and group behaviours in organisations; general management at operational and strategic levels; leadership in and out of organisations; strategic human resource management system; interpersonal relations and communications; and managing change.

Managing Value Creation Processes from Idea to Market

This module covers managing resources, systems and processes in organisations, including planning and design, production and operations, marketing, and sales/distribution of goods and services; managing innovation, including creativity, intrapreneurial and entrepreneurial behaviour, enterprise development and intellectual property.

Managing Finances and Strategic Decision Making

This module covers financing of organisations, financial management, managerial applications of accounting and micro-and macro-economics; principles and practices of strategy, strategy formulation and planned and incremental approaches to decision making, business level strategy and competitive advantage, corporate level strategy and portfolio management; ethics, corporate governance, social responsibility and sustainability and their impact on management.

Learning and Professional Development Portfolio

When completing the non-credit bearing Learning and Professional Development Portfolio, as you progress through your studies, you will produce a structured collection of evidence and reflection that supports and documents your learning and development. The portfolio is both a tool and a product of learning.

As a tool, the portfolio helps you learn to record, reflect on and take responsibility for managing your development. As a product, the Portfolio allows you to substantiate your CV, job/promotion application, selection interview, or performance appraisal/professional development review to current or prospective employers and to demonstrate continuing professional development for the purposes of membership in or licensing by a professional body.

You will submit your portfolio at the end of each of the first four modules on the programme and will be required to pass the module in order to progress to the final module. You will be supported in your work on the Portfolio by your personal tutor, who will provide you with guidance and regular feedback. Submission of your portfolio is required although you are not required to ‘pass’ it at each stage.

You will then submit your final portfolio as a pre-requisite before progressing on to the Organisational Research and Consultancy Methods module and the MBA Project. A pass grade must be achieved for your Learning and Professional Development portfolio before you can start your MBA project.

Optional Module

Managing International Marketing Communications, Brands and Relationships

This module provides an in-depth engagement with a wide range of current marketing concepts, issues and challenges. The two key dimensions are: how to organise and manage marketing relationships and supply chains in both consumer and business-to-business contexts; and, to understand and operationalise effective programmes for communications, promotion and stakeholder engagement activities. In modern business administration these two dimensions are co-ordinated and implemented through effective and sustainable strategic brand management processes which underpin the basis for the development of brand equity, brand value and competitive positioning.

Managing Finance for Corporate Policy and Strategy

Finance plays a central role in the survival, growth and development of a corporation. It is an essential dimension of most corporate policy decisions and involves an understanding of the practices of the short term and long term capital markets. Alternative sources of finance are associated with different risks, which need to be identified, managed and mitigated when managers make strategic decisions such as whether or not to merge with or acquire another company. Another important set of decisions which require an understanding of finance involves the choice of capital structure and dividend policy. Financial innovation is rapid with new alternative sources of finance coming to the market. Managers, especially of SMEs, need to know about these new sources along with the risks associated with them.

Managing Human Resources Strategically

Many organisations declare that ‘people are our most important asset’, and human resource managers often contend that they take an increasingly strategic role in organisations. However, other organisations have achieved success through business models which emphasise low levels of investment in their workers.

The aim of this module is to examine the extent to which Human Resource Management can be considered to be a strategic business function. Through an examination of the employment relationship, including recruitment and selection, training and development, motivation and reward, and performance and change management, you’ll analyse the different approaches that organisations take to managing their people.

Organisational Research and Consultancy Methods and the MBA Project

The Organisational Research and Consultancy Methods and the MBA Project consists of two parts:

  • You will focus on organisational research and consulting methods
  • You will undertake an independent MBA project, which can be an in-company project, business start-up plan or a research inquiry into a specific management or business issue

The MBA Project is a substantial written piece of work and will equate to 60 credits and will be studied over 6 months. You will be able to choose to complete one of the following:

  • A live consultancy style study in their company
  • Business research
  • Business start-up plan
  • A traditional dissertation


* Information correct at time of publishing, but may be subject to change by the University of Leicester

Course Features

Course FeeClick to View
Start DateApril 2021
Application Deadline1 Mar 2021
Duration2.5 years
Study ModePart - Time
AssessmentsAssignments + Exams

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