At the UAE Academy, a branch of the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, we identified an opportunity to launch an MBA program into the Abu Dhabi Market, targeted towards UAE Nationals.
Working alongside the CEO, we negotiated an agreement with Imperial College Business School in the UK to support the launch of the program. Through this agreement, we were able to establish a high-caliber program in a very short timeframe.
While Abu Dhabi is known for its strict standards for academic program accreditation, we worked closely with the Commission for Academic Accreditation to secure accreditation within a matter of months.
We also worked closely with a market research firm and PWC to develop long-term strategic plans, budgeting, and forecasting models for the program.
The inaugural class comprised nearly 100 students – above our initial expectations.