Queen's School of Business Opens Dubai Campus
First Canadian b-school with executive education facility in United Arab Emirates
May 25, 2007
KINGSTON, ON, May 25, 2007 – Queen’s School of Business today became the first Canadian business school to open an executive education facility in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Courses at the facility, run in collaboration with the Dubai International Finance Center (DIFC), will begin in October 2007.
“As a world leader in business education, we are pleased to bring the Queen’s School of Business approach to managers and executives in this high growth region of the Middle East,” said David Saunders, Dean of Queen’s School of Business. “Queen’s Dubai participants will benefit from the academic excellence, exceptional experience and international reputation that are the hallmarks of every Queen’s program — be they in Canada or with one of our strategic partners around the world.”
Queen’s Dubai will begin by offering programs in strategy, leadership, finance, marketing, human resources and governance. Taught by award-winning Queen’s School of Business faculty, the courses are designed for managers in Dubai seeking professional development.
“Queen’s is a welcome addition to the DIFC, alongside London Business School and Cass Business School,” said His Excellency Dr. Omar Bin Sulaiman, Governor of the DIFC. “This program will not only accelerate participants’ personal development, but also benefit their companies, sectors, and the Middle East economy on a larger scale.”
The DIFC contacted Queen’s School of Business directly in their search for an education partner that could deliver high-quality executive development programs.
Queen’s Dubai programs will be held in The Gate, the architectural signature of the Dubai International Financial Centre District — a 110-acre site that is also home to the Dubai International Financial Exchange (DIFX) and head offices of leading international financial institutions.
Queen’s School of Business will be holding its first program information session at the DIFC on May 27, 2007. For more information on Queen’s School of Business programs in Dubai, visit business.queensu.ca/execdev/DIFCDubai/index.php
About Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC)
The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) is an onshore hub for global finance. It bridges the time gap between the financial centers of Hong Kong and London and services a region with the largest untapped emerging market for financial services.
In just under two years, over 400 firms have registered at the DIFC. They operate in an open environment complemented with world-class regulations and standards. The DIFC offers its member institutions incentives such as 100 per cent foreign ownership, zero tax on income and profits and no restrictions on foreign exchange. In addition their business benefits from modern infrastructure, operational support and business continuity facilities of uncompromisingly high standards.
The DIFC is made up of the following core bodies: the DIFC Authority (DIFCA – www.difc.ae), the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA – www.dfsa.ae), the DIFC Courts (www.difccourts.ae), and DIFC Investments.
About Queen’s School of Business
Queen's School of Business (www.business.queensu.ca) is one of the world’s premier business schools, offering undergraduate and graduate degrees and non-degree executive education programs. Programs include: Queen's full-time MBA, ranked #1 in the world outside the US by BusinessWeek; Queen’s-Cornell Executive MBA, Queen's Accelerated MBA for Business Graduates and Queen’s Executive MBA offered by videoconference in cities across Canada; Queen’s Ottawa Executive MBA; the largest offering of open enrolment executive development programs in the country, ranked in the top 15 by Financial Times (UK) and BusinessWeek; Queen’s Bachelor of Commerce, renowned for its rigorous entrance standards; and Queen’s MSc and PhD in Management programs, which produce leading researchers for industry and academe.
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