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Henley Business School has become the latest UK institution to join the potentially lucrative dash to establish executive education teaching in the Middle East. The school, part of the University of Reading, has formed a partnership with the UK company Future Learning, which has operations in Dubai, to teach executives in the region.
Prominent UK business schools in the Middle East include London Business School, Manchester, Strathclyde, Edinburgh Business School (Heriot-Watt University) and City University’s Cass school, all of which focus on degree programmes and teach in Dubai. Schools such as Cranfield, Ashridge and Lancaster focus on executive education, while Brunel has an agreement to teach a PhD.
Hugh Evans, vice dean and head of executive education at Henley Business School, says he is confident that the school’s tailor-made programmes will enable regional executives to develop. “The UAE and Qatar both present rapidly developing markets in a wide variety of business areas, and we’re well-poised to help ensure that the growth experienced on a regional level is driven by companies with dynamic, high-performing leadership.”