Dubai: The British University in Dubai (BUiD) launched its new accredited Professional Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA). Professor Abdullah Alshamsi, BUiD Vice Chancellor, introduced the programme at an online launch, and answered questions from participants regarding the programme’s requirements and learning outcomes.

Professor Abdullah said “The purpose of the DBA is to educate and develop future management leaders with a view to enabling capacity building and enhanced public/private sector performance and competitiveness across the UAE and beyond.”

The programme is accredited by the Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs. It aims to develop talented, well-rounded, professional leaders and managers who possess the technical, behavioural and contextual ability to manage complex organisations and projects. It provides an opportunity for students to develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding, intellectual and practical skills, aspects of competence and other attributes as prescribed by the UAE National Innovation Strategy and also advocated by various professional entities.

The University recruits doctoral students in seven different programmes, from which 136 students have already graduated. Building on more than 16 years of excellence, BUiD is committed to offering new programmes that meet the growing needs of professionals in the UAE and support the country’s agenda for a knowledge-based economy. The new programme is an addition to BUiD’s suite of doctoral programmes in Education, Project Management, Business Management, Computer Science, and Architecture and Sustainable Built Environment.


The British University in Dubai

The British University in Dubai (BUiD) is a not-for-profit institution, which was established in 2003 to be the region’s leading research-based university, facilitating world-class education, training and research. It provides an important and growing community and resource for young professionals, leading academics, corporate managers and aspiring leaders of all description.

The UAE Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs licenses BUiD to award its own degrees.  BUiD’s qualifications are also recognised internationally by NARIC.  BUiD’s internal quality assurance include processes that ensure our programmes and students’ achievements are of standards on a par with those of our UK Universities Alliance partners (the University of Glasgow, the University of Edinburgh, and the University of Manchester). The UK Universities Alliance collaborates with BUiD within a Concordat agreement that provides a comprehensive framework for the strategic directions and governance of the Alliance.

BUiD offers full and part-time research based Doctorate and PhD programmes, Masters and MBA programmes, and Postgraduate Diplomas, in the fields of education, business, law, engineering, finance, construction, and IT.

BUiD also offers undergraduate programmes in the fields of computer science, AI, engineering, architecture, finance, and business.

The founders of the University are the Al Maktoum Foundation, the Dubai Development and Investment Authority (now Dubai Holding), Rolls-Royce, the British Business Group, and the National Bank of Dubai (now Emirates NBD) . The University is governed by a Council under the chancellorship of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum.

BUiD works in collaboration with leading organisations and institutions including its major contributing partner the Knowledge Fund Establishment, Atkins, the UAE Ministry of Education, and government and associated bodies across the UAE’s public and private sectors.

Samar Alkhatib
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