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Apr 10 2014

Mena College of Management sets up in Dubai Academic City

Courses to commence in September 2014 and focus on key growth areas of Dubai economy
Thursday, April 10, 2014

Mena College of Management, which aims to provide students with the academic knowledge and skills to succeed and contribute to the advancement of Health Management and other management fields, announced that it is establishing operations in Dubai International Academic City (DIAC).

As a recognised institution from the Commission for Academic Accreditation of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Mena college is expected to commence their operations in September for the 2014/15 academic year.

The Mena College of Management has been set up to address the growing demands of industries operating in Dubai's expanding economy by providing Bachelor's degree programmes in the hospitality, health management and human resources sectors, these programmes are currently under CAA's accreditation process. These sectors represent not only significant growth areas for the Emirate, but also sectors where skills shortages have been identified.

According to DIAC's Workforce Planning Study, published in 2013 in collaboration with Deloitte, which covered 17 countries and 2,400 students and 235 companies, Human Resources skills are most highly demanded by companies, with significant skills shortages both at the entry and senior levels.

Furthermore, Mena College of Management's Hospital Administration Programme is expected to play a significant role in supporting Dubai's growth plans in the medical tourism sector. Recently announced plans from the Emirate's Government to attract 500,000 medical tourists by 2020, generating Dh2.62 billion in revenues, will be supported by the construction of 22 hospitals across Dubai.

The College is seeking to attract young people from Dubai, the UAE and wider region who are either high school graduates or professionals looking to further their education to compete for leadership positions in the workplace. Furthermore the College will benefit diploma students who are looking to take their qualifications to degree level.

Commenting from the sidelines of Getex, on the Mena College of Management's decision to set up operations in DIAC, Dr Ayoub Kazim, Managing Director, Dubai International Academic City, said:

"I am delighted that the Mena College of Management is setting up operations in DIAC. The College will provide specific courses that will play a key role in supporting the needs of Dubai's vibrant and growing industries and sectors such as HR, hospitality and healthcare. It is these sectors where we can see the most demand based on research and Government directives such as Dubai's Tourism Vision 2020, doubling the number of tourists into the Emirate over the next six years.

"The ability to engage with and educate students through technology is key. As companies become more advanced, the educational experience has to ensure that students are equipped to become productive members of the workforce. E-learning will ensure that technology is woven into the very fabric of curriculum delivery in addition to learning and assessment management systems all with the purpose of providing a total education experience for the student."

The Mena College of Management is a specialised academic institution that offers Bachelor's Degrees in the following subjects; Hospital Administration, Health Informatics, Hospitality Management, and Human Resources.

© Emirates 24|7 2014


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