Meet the MBA Programme Director Xavier Duran at our ‘hybrid’ open information session
Meet the Programmes’ Directors at our ‘hybrid’ open information session
The University of Manchester Middle East Centre is pleased to invite you to our first ‘hybrid’ open information event where you will have the opportunity to learn more about our current portfolio of five part-time Master’s level programmes – the blended learning MBAs and specialist Master’s degrees offered in the Middle East.
You can join us online or in person (at Jumeirah Emirates Towers in Dubai) and learn more about all five programmes - and how they can enhance your career – directly from the programme directors.
The Middle East portfolio of part-time Master’s programmes:
• The Manchester Global Part-time MBA
• The Kelley-Manchester Part-time MBA
• Part-time MSc Financial Management
• Part-time MSc Real Estate
• Part-time MA Educational leadership in Practice
Meet the programmes’ directors:
Xavier Duran, Programme Director – The Manchester Global Part-time MBA & Kelley-Manchester Part-time Dual MBA.
Xavier provides leadership and management support on academic, delivery and programme development issues for the Global MBA. He also advises on and manages projects that contribute to improving the student experience. The Middle East Centre has supported more than 2,800 part-time MBA students in the region, since 2006.
Amedeo De Cesari, Programme Director – Part-time MSc Financial Management
Amedeo leads the latest addition to the Middle East portfolio – Part-time MSc Financial Management – which will start in September 2021. Candidates do not need to be finance specialists to take this course, although a strong interest in numbers and analytics is important. The Part-time MSc Financial Management aims to offer the ideas and skills that today’s managers require, and provides a starting point for a successful career in finance.
Mark Shepherd, Programme Director – Part-time MSc Real Estate
Mark is Programme Director for the Part-time MSc Real Estate (blended learning) course and Associate Director for Distance and e-Learning at The University of Manchester. Mark is a qualified chartered surveyor with experience in practice and education, including property investment consultancy and as an independent consultant. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Dr. Alexander Gardner-McTaggart, Programme Director – Part-time MA Educational Leadership in Practice
Alex is Programme Director for the Part-time MA Educational Leadership in Practice, and a lecturer in educational leadership at the University, having joined as senior lecturer in leadership from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS). He has taught and researched internationally and his research seeks to better understand globalising pressures on education and its leadership through the lens of equity, distinction and power.
Event: Meet the Programmes’ Directors
Date: Wednesday, 27th January 2021
UAE Time: 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Venue: Hybrid – online on Zoom, and in person at Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai
Disclaimer: COVID-19 regulations limits the amount of seating available at the venue. Guests will be admitted on a first come first served basis and university staff will be present to provide you with information and answer any questions. Thank you for your understanding. COVID-19 protocols with be observed including social distancing and wearing of face mask.