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Executive MBA in Dubai


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I would recommend Bradford, and specifically this course, to absolutely anyone who is considering broadening their professional development. You won't regret the investment you make in your education, and Bradford truly justifies its elite and top-ranking position. Fahim, Executive MBA in Dubai

Entry requirements

If you'd like a quick view on your suitability and eligibility for The Bradford MBA before you complete a full application, simply send us your CV and we'll get back to you as soon as possible. Please email it to

All applications are considered on their individual merits and will be assessed using a collective approach, which takes into account professional status and work experience as well as academic achievement.

Work experience

Candidates must have at least three years’ postgraduate work experience, which can be from any industry, including both private and public sectors, and charitable organisations.

Academic and professional achievements

You should have a good first degree awarded by a UK university or overseas equivalent, or a relevant professional qualification. If you do not have a first degree or professional qualifications you will need to demonstrate significant management or business leadership experience (normally eight years). We will also consider an academic recommendation based on interview.

Numeracy and literacy competencies

We will require evidence of numeracy and literacy competencies, and you may be required to complete an authorised online aptitude test such as the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT).

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, we may need evidence of your proficiency in English through a recognised test (IELTSTOEFL or PTE-A). You will be required to achieve a minimum score of:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall, with no sub-test less than 5.5; or
  • Internet-based TOEFL:
    • For EU, non-UK applicants: 90 overall, with minimum scores of: Listening – 17, Reading – 18, Speaking 20, Writing – 17
    • For International, non-UK/EU, applicants (UKBA requirement): 90 overall, with minimum scores of: Listening – 21, Reading – 22, Speaking – 23, Writing – 21; or
  • PTE-A (Pearson Test of English Academic): 60 overall, with no sub-test less than 51

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, and you have a UKVI approved IELTS, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details. For further information on English Language requirements please see the dedicated international entry requirements page.

Learning and assessment

Teaching for the core is available as block teaching over Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 9:00 – 17:00. The teaching blocks are spaced a minimum of five weeks apart, going up to nine weeks in some instances. This is to accommodate public holidays.

The majority of modules are available online. This means that if you are unable to make a weekend, you can study the module online instead, thus providing you with greater flexibility.

Assessment is mainly by a 4,000 word assignment for the core, and a 2,000 word assignment for the electives. The Management Project is 15,000 words. Additionally there are formative assignments and Multiple-Choice Questionnaires that help develop your confidence and familiarity with the subject matter, without contributing a mark towards your final mark

Find out more

Our MBA Online Events are a great way to find out more about our MBA programmes, and talk to our team via a live web link from your computer, tablet or smartphone (iOS or Android).

These sessions are ideal if you live or work overseas or if you're based in the UK but don't have the time to visit us on campus.

Register for an online event

Details of our next events will be published soon.


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Study abroad

You can choose to study the Financial Risk Management in European Banking module at the Toulouse Business School, France. The module is taught intensively over one week from Monday to Friday, with an exam on the Saturday.

A number of the modules can be taken in Bradford at our School of Management.


Study support

All the material is available online. This includes a study book, lecture slides, audio and video.

In addition to the face-to-face teaching, four online tutorials are available after the weekend module. These will normally be led by the lecturer who conducted the module.

Additionally, we have an Effective Learning Service that will assist you in areas such as critical thinking and referencing.

More information can be found on our Support for students at the Dubai Regional Hub page.


The programme curriculum is based on research of current managerial and business issues, and is centred around our four main research areas:

  • Accounting, finance and economics
  • People, organisation and entrepreneurship
  • Logistics, supply chain and technology
  • International business, marketing and branding  
This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.