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Master of Quality Management

The University's Master of Quality Management (MQM) program in Dubai is one of the region’s longest running Quality Management programs. It is highly respected throughout the Middle East and internationally for providing aspiring business leaders with the skills they need to develop strategies to achieve service excellence and high levels of customer satisfaction, greatly improving the profitability of their organisation. The program will provide you with a thorough understanding of the principles of Quality Management (QM), giving you a full understanding of a highly specialised area, alongside great business acumen in marketing, operations management, finance and organisational behaviour.

18 - 24 months

Spring - January
Summer - May
Autumn - August

Fees per subject
AED 8,967
USD 2,443
(VAT 5% inclusive)


The program was introduced in Dubai in 1996 in association with the Dubai Quality Group (DQG) which is sponsored by the Dubai Department for Economic Development. We are also members of EFQM, the foundation behind one of the world’s most adopted management frameworks. 

Career Opportunities

MQM graduates can look forward to rewarding careers in areas such as:

  • Quality assurance management
  • Service quality management
  • Quality engineering
  • Safety specialists
  • Health and Safety
  • Process/Systems analysis
  • Internal/External audit
  • Quality systems
  • Management consultancy
  • Compliance

Professional Accreditation


The Master of Quality Management program has been endorsed by the EFQM, the foundation behind one of the world’s most well-known quality management frameworks, ’EFQM Excellence Model’. Students who successfully graduate from the program will receive professional recognition from EFQM as well as certification as internal assessors for completing the ‘Internal Assessor Training’

Globally accredited, internationally relevant

Because we’re licensed by the UAE Ministry of Education - Higher Education Affairs, through the Commission of Academic Accreditation, our students and graduates can be assured that our degrees are recognised throughout the UAE and internationally.

Our Master of Quality Management program is also quality assured by UOW Australia, which is registered with the Australian Tertiary Education and Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA), the national regulator of higher education in Australia. Upon graduation, you can choose either a degree from UOWD or a degree from UOW Australia.

Program Duration

The maximum requirement to graduate from the Master of Quality Management program is twelve (12) subjects. However, if you have completed a Bachelor degree in a relevant business area, or you have extensive professional work experience in a related area alongside a Bachelor degree, you may be able to complete the program in a total of ten (10) subjects in line with UOWD’s policy on Credit for Prior Learning. Your eligibility for Credit for Prior Learning will be decided in consultation with UOWD’s Faculty of Business office prior to the beginning of the program.

The program will normally take you five or six semesters to complete (based on three semesters per year with summer as an optional semester and two subjects per semester). At this rate, the degree can be completed in two years or less. Classes are held 6:00pm - 9:30pm, Sunday to Thursday. Each subject requires one evening of attendance for 13 weeks.

Program Structure

If you have joined UOWD in spring 2016 or later, your program of study is as follows:

Level Subject Code Subject Name
Common Business Foundation* ECON802 The Economics of Global Business Challenges
MGNT803 Organisational Behaviour and Management
MARK804 Principles of Marketing Management
OPS808 Operations and Supply Chain Management
Specialisation Subjects OPS950 Quality in Management
OPS951 Statistics for Quality Management
OPS952 Implementing Quality Systems
OPS954 Business Excellence and Quality Management Systems 
OPS953 Management of Service Quality
Electives** OPS927 Process and Change Management
OPS957 Quality Management in Public Sector
OPS958 Quality Management in Healthcare
OPS935 Project Management
MGNT909 Corporate Governance
MGNT921 Strategic Decision Making
Capstone Project OPS922 Business Research Project (MQM)

*If you are eligible for credit for prior learning from all four foundation subjects, you will be required to complete two elective subjects that will be chosen in consultation with the Faculty of Business.

**Students are required to choose two electives from the approved list.


Program Coordinator

Dr Arijit Sikdar

Dr Arijit Sikdar
Associate Professor
BTech, Indian School of Mines, PhD IIM Ahmedabad

Dr Arijit Sikdar is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Business with more than 15 years of teaching and research experience in leading business schools. Prior to this, he was a member of the faculty at the Indian Institute of Management...

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