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Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)

The Executive Master of Business Administration program is designed for high-potential, motivated professionals operating at senior level in government and industry, who are looking to advance their career trajectory and reach their leadership potential.

Based on the top-ranking course designed and delivered by Sydney Business School, the Executive MBA is a unique program that will significantly enhance your professional potential. If you have more than five years experience in senior management and a strong motivation to succeed, the UOWD's Executive MBA program in UAE will provide you with the knowledge and skills to deliver practical, applicable solutions to real-world commercial challenges, based upon a business lifecycle approach.

12 - 15 months

Term starts
For more information, please contact admission team

Tuition Fees
AED 183,750
USD 50,068
(VAT 5% inclusive)


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As an industry leader you will need to have a solid understanding of the global business landscape and the Executive MBA program gives you the opportunity to gain valuable international exposure.  As part of the program you will undertake a component of your learning based in one of several international business hubs.

Our Executive MBA is a challenging, high-demand program and therefore operates a comprehensive, highly selective admissions process. Please review the program selection criteria for more information.      

Career Opportunities

Having already established yourself as a skilled manager, the Executive MBA will help you to advance your career to the next level; to be among the next generation of transformational leaders in your professional field. The program will help you to obtain and fulfil challenging leadership and decision-making roles at senior executive levels in the government or private sector.

Globally accredited, internationally relevant

This program is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education - Higher Education Affairs and is fully recognised within the UAE, GCC and internationally for further education and employment in the private and public sectors. It is quality assured by UOW Australia, which is registered with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), the national regulator of higher education in Australia.

Based upon the curriculum of Sydney Business School – the graduate school of the Faculty of Business at the University of Wollongong in Australia – the UOWD Executive MBA can be exchanged for the same certification from UOW Australia, which is positioned in Tier 1 of the global rankings published by the London-based CEO Magazine.

Program Structure

The UOWD Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) comprises six class-based subjects and an international study immersion designed to expose students to the global business environment. Each subject is delivered in block mode on weekends with in-class work supported by out of class supervised projects. Recognising that many students may be returning to study after a significant period in industry, participants are further supported by a teaching librarian who provides in-depth instruction relative to the research and structural development needs of individual assigned tasks and presentations. 

What you will learn

The EMBA Program will enable you to hone your strategic thinking, develop your leadership style, strengthen your network and exchange practical insights with fellow executive MBA participants. By leveraging what you learn within the program, you will be able to devise a personalised strategy customised to your organisation which can be implemented when you return to work. Our Professors will introduce you to contemporary tools and techniques that can be practically applied in real work settings providing you with the skills to access the most senior management positions.

The program of study incorporates the following courses:

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