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Executive Master of Business Administration in Dubai, M.B.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #349 (QS) London, United Kingdom
The Cass Executive MBA in Dubai is designed to meet the needs of business executives in the Middle East and surrounding regions. It forms part of a Cass Executive MBA offering that ranks amongst the world's elite.


The Cass Executive MBA in Dubai is a two-year course delivered in a monthly block weekend format (Thursday - Sunday 09:00-17:00) to accommodate busy working professionals from the region. As such, it enables you to work and study at the same time, so you can add to your qualifications without stepping back from the business world.

Flexible and valuable options

The Cass EMBA in Dubai offers you the choice of building a general management Executive MBA with concentration in Islamic Finance (we are the first top-ranked course in the world to offer a specialism in Islamic Finance), Finance, Energy or Entrepreneurship.

As such, our global-leading EMBA course is the ideal MBA course for anyone wishing to develop a career in the MENA region.

Networked into the City of London and Dubai

As an MBA student in Dubai you will be able to take advantage of close connections with our London campus, where Cass has built strong relationships with the City of London and with the Lord Mayor of the City of London who acts as Chancellor of City, University of London representing the University around the world.

Organisations such as:

  • The BBC World Service
  • Bank of New York Mellon
  • Financial Times
  • The London Stock Exchange

all form part of the Cass network considered as an intellectual hub for the City of London.

As a student on the Dubai EMBA you can have direct access and first hand exposure to our City of London networks by taking electives at our London campus. This gives you invaluable experience working in one of the world's globally leading cities.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Business Methods and Principles
  • Business Systems and Organisations
  • Business Information Management and Finance
  • Corporate Management
  • General Management
  • Islamic Finance
  • Mainstream Finance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Energy, Transportation & Trade

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

To apply for the Cass Executive MBA Dubai, you will need to provide the following documents:

  • A completed application form, including personal statement (1200 words)
  • A certified copy of your degree certificate, and transcripts detailing the courses studied and grades attained *
  • Two references: ideally one from an academic and one from your employer who have direct knowledge of your suitability for EMBA study
  • One recently taken passport size photographs
  • IELTS or Cambridge English: Advanced score report if English is not your native language
  • CV (resume)
  • Copy of passport
  • An application processing fee of £100. This fee can be waived for City University or Cass Business School alumni. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24756 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 49510 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    24756 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 49510 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Fees for the September intake are AED 230,000

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


The Cass MBA is accredited by

  • the Association of MBAs (AMBA),
  • the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and
  • the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS).

EQUIS requires accredited business schools to demonstrate not only high general quality across all activities but also a high degree of internationalisation. So with Cass you can be confident of high quality teaching and a top-ranking qualification.

Licensed by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority. The academic qualifications granted by this institution and certified by KHDA are recognised in the Emirate of Dubai by all public and private entities for all purposes.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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