First of its kind course to target corporate honchos

ABU DHABI — Zayed University, in collaboration with the UAE Ministry of Finance and Industry and the US Yale School of Management, would soon introduce a management programme for senior executives in the country, the first of its kind in the entire Middle East.

By Nada S. Mussallam

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Published: Fri 15 Apr 2005, 11:31 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 7:04 PM

“The university will officially announce on April 27 the launch of a joint programme on executive management offered through a pioneering partnership between the three institutions," Dr Hassan Yousif Aly, Director of Graduate Studies at ZU, told Khaleej Times yesterday.

The programme, instituted under the patronage of Shaikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance and Industry, is being introduced as part of an agreement signed between Yale University and Zayed University and will end in 2008.

Elaborating on the new academic course, Dr Aly said the Executive Management Certificate Programme (EMCP) is designed for individuals who, because of their professional pre-occupation and responsibilities, are unable to make time to undertake long-term executive education. “The applicants must possess a sufficient level of proficiency in English language, besides obtaining permission from his or her organisation to participate in the programme,” he said, adding that only 20 seats would be on offer for the course.

Dr Aly said the programme offers six seminars, of which three will be conducted at the university campus in Dubai while the last three workshops will be conducted in the Yale School of Management at the campus of Yale University, US.

"Upon successful completion of all six seminars spread over several weeks, participants will receive an EMC from ZU and a certificate of participation from Yale School of Management," Dr Aly, who is also a professor of economics at ZU's College of Business Science, said.

Participants will reap many benefits from attending the course, including development of skills for using accounting information in assessing performance and financial health of organisations, enhancement of leadership skills needed to effect organisational changes and integration of strategic approaches for dealing with globalisation and rapidly changing techniques in the world marketplace.

"This programme embodies not only direct investment in leading figures, but also ensures effectiveness and efficiency of organisations operating in the country," he said.

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