"In 2007, I was working as a Finance Director in Al Safi Danone (joint venture between Al-Faisaliah Group and Danone) where I researched the top business school and I came across Manchester Business School which offered me the possibility of blended learning and I was able to pursue my learning and practice those learnings at work and also it did not hinder with my professional life.
The MBA helped me in my career and I progressed to becoming VP of Finance and later on moving as the CEO of Hoshan Pan Gulf, leader in office supplies in MENA and the African continent. I then progressed as the Deputy Governor for a Government entity specialized in Agriculture field and Food Security, participating heavily in achieving the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030. This MBA has upgraded my knowledge and enhanced my leadership skills. The interaction with other students and study groups have widen my networks worldwide and given me the opportunity to enhance my knowledge of other industries. The one thing special about the Dubai Centre is its cosmopolitan nature as students all over the globe came there to study, which in turn helped me to understand cultures and diversity. I would like to thank Manchester Business School – Middle East Centre for this opportunity and a life memory to cherish and pass on to the future generation."
Omar Al Halawani
"After working several years in the construction industry and coming from an electrical engineering background, I always felt the need of diversifying my knowledge and education to improve my managerial skills. MBA was certainly the best option due to the diversity in courses covering all aspects of business administration.
The experience in AMBS Global MBA programme was a unique one due to many reasons. First is the flexibility and interactive tool of blended learning. The course is designed in a way that helps students to balance between studies and their careers. The second unique advantage is the “Global” privilege that the course offers, I was lucky to get the chance to travel and attend workshops in Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Manchester; this offered a great opportunity in getting to know different business environments and learn from their success stories. Finally, it is the chance to build up alumni networks from different countries worldwide and from different industries, this is a unique advantage that very few business schools can offer.
After graduating in 2017, I believe that my commitment towards the business school Alumni network is endless with the big mutual benefits that can be achieved. I sum up my ongoing experience with AMBS in three words: Ambitious, Joyful, Prosperous!"
''For years, I was battling the odds in a male-dominated, tech industry. I took the MBA programme with AMBS, with the intention to boost my skillsets and the aim to actually get recognised for my achievements. The 2.5-year course was by no means easy, as I had to juggle a pressurized job and having a baby during that time. But hard work and dedication, and many cups of coffee later, it certainly paid off. Within a couple of months after graduation (Dec’17), I seamlessly transitioned from a programme management role to a senior field consultant role, as part of my organisation’s very selective and exclusive internal MBA initiative. Now I am finally beginning to re-engineer my career goals, focus on what I want to achieve, and get there with a great deal of confidence.
Three words that define my MBA experience? Stamina, people and papers!''
'Joining Manchester Business School was one of the most important and difficult decisions of my life.
As a single mother of two teenage boys, a full time employee, and a self-taught English speaker, studying was not an easy task; however, with time management and commitment to success I graduated with an MBA in just 2.5 years.
Combining my 22 years of work experience with my studies made me a more effective leader, manager and mother.
I was able to use my studies to help me develop my team from inexperienced individuals into a highly cohesive and efficient team of remarkably engaged individuals. I was able to incorporate the principles I was learning into my coaching and have been rated as one of the most sought after coaches in my organization. I enjoy helping fellow employees identify their strengths and utilize them effectively for their personal and professional development, and often encourage others in their pursuit of further education.” Three Words that define my MBA Experience? Challenging, enlightening, friendships''