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Abu Dhabi School of ManagementAbu Dhabi School of Management

The vision of the Abu Dhabi School of Management is to become a leading institute of higher education in teaching and research in the UAE and the Arabian Gulf region. Established by the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the School initially offered an MBA programme which was launched in 2013 and is operated in partnership with Imperial College London Business School. With the graduation of its first MBA cohorts, ADSM has worked to expand its academic portfolio to new areas to meet the needs of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates. In Autumn 2016, ADSM launched the Master of Science in Quality and Business Excellence in partnership with the Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Awards. As ADSM builds its capacities and expands its academic offerings, it seeks to contribute to the Abu Dhabi 2030 vision through its teaching, research and ongoing community engagement activities. Through its graduates, this contribution will take the form of highly talented professionals equipped in the science of management who will take the lead in innovating, improving, and enhancing their environments.
College of Business Administration (COBE)

American University in the Emirates, College of Business Administration - COBA

The College of Business Administration is committed to providing quality education to its students and prepare them to become business professionals through academic programmes and applied learning. We seek to instill aspiration for life-long learning, so that students continue developing towards meeting the changing requirements of the global to reach the highest standards of professionalism and integrity. Such programmes promote critical thinking, creativity and advanced practices. Their purpose is to develop students' ability to apply a key theoretical and practice-led education towards developing successful business solutions.

Australian Institute of BusinessAustralian Institute of Business - AIB

AIB is a 30 year old leading and research business school, based in Australia. As ‘The Practical Business School’, AIB is committed to serving the needs of working adults around the world by offering courses which are accelerated, applied, accessible, affordable and accredited. AIB was the first (and is still the only) private higher education institution in Australia to be approved to confer the full suite of business degrees including the prestigious doctorate qualifications. The full suite of business degrees offered by AIB include the: Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Management (M.Mgt), Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

City University of Macau 


City University of Macau, formerly known as University of East Asia which was established in 1981, was renamed in February 2011. The Taipa campus is located in the heart of the South China Sea, the Pearl River and Macau. It is a comprehensive University located on the highest altitude in Macau. It is an ideal institution of advance learning and research engagement.

CityU looks out to a broader international governance and management perspective, constantly strengthening the educational administration team building, optimizing the academic governance mechanism, improving the administrative management mechanism, and constructing of a high-quality teaching and management echelon as a result. The University widely hired well-known experts and scholars from local and abroad to provide teaching and guidance for students. There are more than 220 outstanding teachers from all over the world in the echelon, in which more than 74% of our teaching staff commence doctorate degree in the world-renowned universities.

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Deakin Business School

Deakin Business School prepares graduates for careers of the future. We harness emerging technologies to facilitate innovative, borderless, and personalised education. Our research informs our practice and impacts the communities with whom we engage.

As one of Australia’s leading business schools, renowned for its flexibility and online study capabilities, we combine strong research competencies and industry connections, with an environment which abounds in experiential learning opportunities for our students. Our focus on flexible education, delivers a range of options providing students with control over place and pace of study, delivery method, and learning style. We proudly operate across four campuses in Victoria, Australia, and our Cloud Campus delivering a world-class online learning experience.

 DBS offers a number of undergraduate and postgraduate courses to students, including the Bachelor of Commerce and the Deakin MBA, voted the No.1 online MBA in Australia by QS. Students can choose to combine their studies with a variety of experiences, to gain practical skills through overseas study programs, internships, and placements. Intensive units, residentials, and Study Anytime units provide students with unmatched flexibility and the ability to manage the pace of their learning whilst still completing their course in the allocated timeframe.

DonghuaDonghua University

DDonghua University (DHU), formerly China Textile University, was founded in 1951. DHU is one of the state-key universities directly under the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic China (MOE of China) and was chosen by MOE of China as part of Project 211, a project of National Key univerisities and colleges initiated in 1995 by MOE of China , with the intent of raising the research standards of high-level universities and cultivating strategies for socio-economic development.The name for the project comes from an abbreviation of the 21st century and 100 (approximate number of participating universities).Donghua’s featured disciplines, such as Fashion Design, Textile Engineering, International Trade, Material Science, and Information Technology have enjoyed worldwide reputation. 

Donghua University is also one of the earliest universities delivering management education in China dating back to 1953, when the Teaching and Research Division in Management Engineering was founded.Glorious Sun School came to birth in 1994 after being sponsored by Glorious Sun Enterprises Limited (GSE), an enterprise in the fashion industry. Since China’s reform and open policy in 1990’s, the retail industry of Shanghai in particular witnessed a rapid increase. GSE, whose fashion retail business contributed large amount of GSE’s turnover, was in need of business knowledge and excellent talents. The cooperation between GSE and Donghua University has been promoting the integration of production, teaching and research in the field of fashion retail industry, which distinguished GSSBM from other business school.

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The European Higher School of Economics and Management (EHSEM)

The European Higher School of Economics and Management (EHSEM) is a leading Bulgarian private business school, with its faculty of 110 largely coming from highest training and managerial business positions. Founded in 2001, EHSEM has two modern campuses in Sofia and Plovdiv, the two biggest cities in Bulgaria, serving their

 business community of national and international companies. EHSEM delivers graduate programs in International Business Administration; Accounting, Analysis and Control; International Business Relations; and Corporate Management. Large part of the EHSEM research and publications deal with business topics of practical significance. EHSEM strives for excellence in its education programs, faculty development, and wider societal roles. 

Graduate School of Business Leadership UNISAGraduate School of Business Leadership, University of South Africa (UNISA)

The Unisa Graduate School of Business Leadership (SBL) is an autonomous academic department within the College of Economic and Management Sciences at Unisa.

In 1965, following the advice and active support of senior South African business leaders, Unisa decided to introduce a Master of Business Leadership (MBL). The success of this programme, coupled with the unique characteristics associated with a multidisciplinary degree led, in 1969, to the establishment of the SBL as an autonomous body within the university. As its name and that of its flagship programme (the MBL) indicate, the emphasis from the start has been on leadership development as opposed to administration.

Regarded as one of the top business schools in South Africa, the SBL has produced more than a third of all the MBL/MBA degrees awarded by South African universities since its inception.

Driven by a philosophy of innovation, social responsibility, ethical engagement and global connectedness, the success of the SBL’s approach is demonstrated daily by achievements of the people and organisations who have participated in their programmes. More than 150 of the MBL graduates appear in the Who’s Who of Southern Africa, and many SBL alumni hold senior positions in world-class companies.

Greenwich universityGreenwich University

The Greenwich University or GU is a private research university located in the residential beach neighborhood DHA Karachi, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. It is recognized by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) as an autonomous degree-awarding university. The University is empowered to offer its degree program overseas, and to grant affiliation to other institutions.


ICBM – School of Business Excellence

Institute of Computers & Business Management - School of Business Excellence popularly known as ICBM-SBE is a 28 years old Business School located in the heart of Hyderabad the IT Capital of India.

ICBM-SBE offers a 2 year full time PGDM Program approved by AICTE, Government of India.

The PGDM Program spans 6 trimesters and offers a choice of three specializations in the fields of Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, International Business, Information Technology and Operations Management among others.

Along with academics the students are exposed to an indigenous developed soft skills / personality development program called "The Budding Manager". This is a holistic program aimed at developing the managerial skills of Budding Managers. ICBM-SBE has a rich pool of highly qualified faculty with commensurate Industrial exposure.  Top Notch Corporate Honchos visit the campus and share their rich invaluable experience.

In India one of the Yardsticks for a good Business School is to have an excellent track record of placements. ICBM-SBE boasts of near 100% placements into reputed companies. 

ICBM-SBE has several tie-ups with International Management Institutions in the areas of faculty development / exchange, student development / exchange and research among others.  

ICBM-SBE has been consistently being rated as a top 100 Business Schools in India. 

IMF Business School

IMF Business SchoolIMF Business School specialises in online and semi-online education programmes. We are fully committed to improve our students' professional development, training them to become highly-competent professionals and business leaders. With more than 90000 students and 5000 companies set up, we can assure that two of each three student improves their professional status after six months with us.

15 years of expertise and accessible education defines us as an international reference, with students from all over Spain and Latin-America: Colombia, Perú, República Dominicana, Panamá, etc.

Our programmes include a Masters in Occupational Safety and Health (OSH), MBA, Human Resources, Marketing, Finances, Logistics, International Business, Tourism and IT. Our self-developed methodology includes streaming, online and face-to-face classes as well as unlimited tutorials.


It is in the love for Africa and the confidence in its talents that the founders of the ISM plant in 1992, the first seeds of what would soon become the first Subsaharian African Business School.

25 years later, ISM remains true to its mission that is not only to train a new generation of managers and African leaders , but also to strengthen its militant and citizen commitment to promote higher education quality accessible to everyone. Today ISM have trained nearly 20,000 leaders and managers not only from some thirty countries but active in all regions of the world and in all sectors of the economy.

The MBA ISM Dakar is a program promoting exchanges, experiences and challenges and to emphasise the professional career and entrepreneurial abilities of students.


It is in the love for Africa and the confidence in its talents that the founders of the ISM plant in 1992, the first seeds of what would soon become the first Subsaharian African Business School.

25 years later, ISM remains true to its mission that is not only to train a new generation of managers and African leaders , but also to strengthen its militant and citizen commitment to promote higher education quality accessible to everyone. Today ISM have trained nearly 20,000 leaders and managers not only from some thirty countries but active in all regions of the world and in all sectors of the economy.

The MBA ISM Dakar is a program promoting exchanges, experiences and challenges and to emphasise the professional career and entrepreneurial abilities of students.

Jiangnang UniversityJiangnan University

Reputed as the 'Pearl of China’s Light Industry Higher Education', Jiangnan University is one of China’s national key 211 Project universities, one of 985 platform universities, and functions directly under China’s Ministry of Education. Jiangnan University consists of 18 schools and 51 undergraduate programs with disciplines including engineering, science, literature, economics, management, law, medicine, agriculture, arts and education. It has about 20,000 full-time undergraduates and over 11,000 part-time students receiving continuing education.

Over the last five years, Jiangnan University has won over 80 national and provincial outstanding teaching achievement awards. It has also gained the National Base for Training Qualified Personnel in Life Science and the National Cultural Quality Education Base for College Students.

Mahan Business School

Having set to train competent Iranian leaders and managers as its goal, and gaining recognition as a leading and premier educational brand in Iran, Mahan Business School (MBS) is honored to introduce itself to those seeking a world-class education which best suits their national and global managerial needs.


MBS has trained over 5500 professional Iranian managers over the course of 15 years. In collaboration with accredited international universities and business schools, MBS has provided practical business training offered by its native and visiting (foreign) professors, and supported by its dedicated staff in forms of local and international MBA & DBA and various short courses for different organizations. the educational activities conducted in MBS have been licensed by the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, Management and Planning Organization (MPO), and Iran's Technical and Vocational Training Organization.


Prince Mohammad Bin Salman CollegePrince Mohammad Bin Salman College, MBSC Business and Entrepreneurship

MBSC’s vision is to be the preeminent institution of higher learning that will unlock entrepreneurial potential in Saudi Arabia to create the jobs of the future and contribute to Saudi Arabia's knowledge economy. This is achieved by becoming an elite, internationally accredited institution that redefines education in Saudi Arabia and the region. It will be a living, learning lab that creates and launches the next generation of transformative leaders.

The mission of the College is to educate entrepreneurial leaders who can recognize and shape opportunities. Graduates of the College will be capable of producing economic and social value wherever they work - as employees in large or small businesses; as leaders of government, social, or philanthropic organizations; as founders of new businesses; or as leaders of family-owned and operated enterprises.

MBSC aims to develop a new generation of transformative leaders who think creatively and act boldly. The Kingdom needs more job creators and not just job consumers. MBSC is designed to fill this void by creating Entrepreneurs of All Kinds (EAK®).

Prince Mohammad Bin Salman College (MBSC) of Business & Entrepreneurship is a new private, higher education institution for both men and women. It has been established through an International partnership between Emaar The Economic City, Babson Global (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Babson College, USA), Lockheed Martin under the umbrella of the Economic Offset Program in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the MISK foundation.

MBSC will feature Babson College’s unique approach to entrepreneurial education which does not rely on passively listening to classroom lectures but will focus on hands-on experiential learning that is practical and pragmatic. The curriculum uses a set of signature experiential courses that will require students to apply their learning to real world problems or start new social or business ventures. This type of project based learning will be supplemented by a network of mentors and advisors. Development of individuals will continue outside class through intentionally created set of co-curricular experiences that will reinforce and build the entrepreneurial leadership skills of students. MBSC will have a culture that reflects the best of academic traditions in all world class institutions of higher learning whose hallmarks will include respect for diverse viewpoints, professionalism, integrity, and a constant commitment to excellence both in and out of the classroom.

Midlands StateMidlands State University

The idea of a University in the Midlands dates back to the foundation of the National University of Science and Technology when Gweru, which was identified as a possible site for a second university campus in the country, lost its bid to Bulawayo. Two other opportunities to host institutions of higher learning (the Open University and the Catholic University) were also missed by the Midlands Province, when the two universities went to Harare instead. It was in the midst of such disappointments that two initiatives gradually converged to give birth to what has since become the Midlands State University. His Excellency, the President R G Mugabe, on the nudging of the Provincial political leadership of the Midlands, accepted to the idea of a national university being built in the Midlands.

This coincided with the then Ministry of Higher Education and Technology’s policy of devolution, which was aimed at expanding access to higher education by converting teachers and technical colleges into degree granting institutions. It was through the process of devolution that beginning in 1998 Gweru Teachers College started to enrol students studying for the Bachelor of Commerce with Education and the Bachelor of Science with Education degrees offered by the University of Zimbabwe.

In the meantime, although the devolution policy inaugurated an irrevocable process of bringing university education to the Midlands, there was a strong feeling, especially in the Province, that what was being done did not quite amount to the President’s promise of a fully-fledged state university in the province. Responding to these feelings, but without losing sight of constraints imposed on Government by declining national funds, the Minister of Higher Education and Technology transformed the devolution project at Gweru into Zimbabwe’s third state university by means of the State University in the Midlands Act of April 1999.

The new University, whose name was later changed to the Midlands State University, was to be initially housed at the Gweru Teachers College premises. The mandate of the institution was contained in its broad objects which are the advancement of knowledge, the diffusion and extension of arts, science and learning, the preservation, dissemination and enhancement of knowledge that is relevant for the development of the people of Zimbabwe through teaching and research and, so far as is consistent with the objects, the nurturing of the intellectual, aesthetic, social and moral growth of the students at the University.

Rajagiri Business SchoolRajagiri

In an economic environment that is constantly changing, it is important to constantly reinvent oneself and acquire the requisite competencies to stay ahead. By imparting knowledge that has a blend of traditional values and modern methods, Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies is committed to grooming future leaders who are catalysts of continuous improvement and change. 

The happenings in the market place needs to be reflected in the Schools. At Rajagiri, students not only imbibe academic concepts but also develop the analytic and decision making skills to apply these concepts. Progress is possible with hard work, commitment and out of the box thinking. The value based education at Rajagiri will impel aspiring managers to emerge as innovative, creative and competent leaders; leaders with a broad strategic vision embedded with social sensitivity. 

Rajagiri provides a balance of professional excellence and social consciousness that will help the new breed of professionals in their career. The curriculum has been aligned to match the needs of the business environment. The education imparted here ensures that the students are constantly acclimatized to the dynamics of change so that they take their rightful place among the future leaders of business.

Russian School of Management Russian School of Management

The Russian School of Management is a training center that offers selected world technologies and techniques, tested and adapted for Russian business.



East Delta University

School of Business Administration, East Delta University

Universities are the highest seats of learning that come about through an effective and prudently designed academic and curricular combined with an agreement to achieving research excellence. The hallmark view about the academic profession since its inception has been that human knowledge is a never-ending pursuit of the truth; that there is no humanly accessible truth that is not in principle open to challenge; and that no party, ruler or intellectual faction can be assumed to have a monopoly or absolute control on wisdom. Therefore, learning is most likely to thrive in an environment of intellectual diversity that protects and fosters independence of thought and speech leading to enrichment of individuals and the society.

Based on the principle of academic freedom, EDU opens its doors to those young scholars of the 21st century who will be ready to provide leadership to the society, the nation as well as the global community at large. As a dynamic, socially inclusive, and not-for-profit and independent private institution, EDU is dedicated to offering high quality educational programs and preparing students for lifelong learning, and leadership roles by attaining excellence in curriculum, faculties, research, facilities and job placements.

And being aware of the current tendency of students to go abroad seeking quality education, this institution is conveniently located at the heart of the port city of Chittagong which is also the commercial capital of Bangladesh.

East Delta University offers both undergraduate and post graduate programs. The University is approved by the Government of Bangladesh as well the Bangladesh University Grants Commission (UGC) under the Private University Act of Bangladesh. It is governed by the Chittagong Foundation, an independent and non-partisan social organization.

EDU invites highly motivated students to come and join an excellent environment of learning.

School of Inspired Leadership

School of Inspired Leadership (SOIL)

SOIL was co-created by a team of thoughtful business leaders and 32 companies with the aim to build Leaders with character, competence and enthusiasm. We believe that businesses, in course of their routine operations can create social good, ecological balance, holistic development and healthy international relations if they choose to act in inspired ways.

Our learning methodology inculcates inspired thinking and consequently, inspired actions in the business leaders of the future who will contribute to the triple bottom line of social wellbeing, ecological sustainability and shareholder value as a deviation from current excessive focus on shareholder value. 
SOIL offers two full-time Post Graduate Programs in Business Leadership(PGPBLP) and Human Resource Leadership(PGPHRM) respectively. 

GongshangSchool of MBA, Zhejiang Gongshang University

Established in 2004, the MBA School is a special academic unit of Zhejiang Gongshang University, with two master programs: the MBA (Master of Business Administration) and MPM (Master of Project Management). The MPM, a joint program with University of Quebec since 2003, is one of the earliest joint programs of management in China. The MBA program is the second largest in Zhejiang Province, with the honor of excellence in the National Quality Evaluation by the Ministry of Education in 2009; and the MPM was honored the excellent joint program in National Quality Evaluation in 2013. The MBA School was ranked 36th among 256 university with MBA programs (2012-2013).

There are around 50 senior and excellent faculty and staff working for the MBA School. Most of them are professors or associate professors with master degree or PhD degree. More importantly, most of them have rich experience in enterprise management and consultancy background. At the same time, the MBA School has more than 50 successful entrepreneurs and senior managers as part-time faculties, and about 10 visiting professors from well-known foreign universities.

Up to now, over 3,000 students have graduated from the MBA School, and there are about 1000 students of different programs on the campus. Each year the School admits more than 300 new students.

The Teaching Development Center is responsible for design and revision of curriculum, formulation of teaching standards, and quality supervision of teaching, faculty development and provision of other related teaching supports for full-time and part-time teachers. In the Entrepreneurship & Development Center of Zhejiang Merchants, there are three research institutes: the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research Institute, the Professional Manager Research Institute and the Project Management & Organizational Strategy Research Institute. The Project Management and Organizational Strategy Research Institute is an international joint research platform with the Laboratory of Multidisciplinary Studies in Project Management of UQAC.

The Management Case Center is in charge of bridging teaching and research activities. Since its establishment in 2010, the center has not only completed dozens of case documents supporting teaching activities in the two programs, but also worked out 10 excellent management cases in last years which were awarded the “Annual Top 100 Excellent Management Cases in China”.

The School has frequent international interactions and activities with foreign partner universities, including double degree program with Missouri State University in USA, student exchange program with University of Angers, credit transfer program with ESSCA in France, strategic partnership with Aston University in UK, and academic cooperation with University of Quebec in Canada. The School also provides some modules taught in English, including Cross Culture Communication, Leadership, Comprehensive Case Study, Project Design, Project Evaluation, Quality Control, etc. By integrating both domestic and international resources, the school lays much emphasis on the quality of education and service.

Shanghai International Studies University

SISUUnder the direct supervision of the Ministry of Education (MOE) and jointly supported by MOE and Shanghai Municipality, Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) is a member of Project 211 universities, i.e., “100 Chinese key universities for the 21 century”. Founded in December 1949, taking “Integrity, Vision and Academic Excellence” as its motto, SISU is an internationally recognized, prestigious academic institution distinctive for its multidisciplinary and multicultural nature, committed to preparing innovative professionals and future global leaders for a wide range of international expertise to address the critical challenges of our times. Currently, around 6000 undergraduate students, 3000 graduate students and 1500 international student are studying in SISU. SISU has successfully developed a diverse and distinctive mix of disciplines with language and literature as its pillar, offering 26 language-related degree programs and 14 other degree programs. It has now established partnerships with more than 340 universities and institutions from 56 countries and regions, and has maintained close connection with international organizations, including the United Nations and the European Union.

Established in 1984, School of Business and Management of Shanghai International Studies University (SISU SBM) has adopted “Borderless World, Borderless Management” as its vision, and committed itself to the mission of “cultivating multi-disciplinary innovative international managerial talents, and providing entrepreneurial and governmental organizations with intellectual support for their international operation, management and governance.” The school is turning itself into a reservoir of international business management talents and services featuring global vision, entrepreneurial competence, and cross-cultural communication.

SISU’s School of Business and Management (SISU SBM) offers three bachelor’s programs in Business Administration, Information Management and Information System, and Public Relations, one master’s program in Business Administration at discipline level, and MBA Program. SBM has established several research institutions such as Cross-Cultural Research Center, Research Center for Sino-Foreign Public Relations, Research Center for Neural Management and Multilingual Information Management. Some programs and research areas have gained strong domestic and overseas academic influence. The MBA program has following concentrations: integrated marketing and public relations, cross-border operation and cross-cultural management, fashion and luxury management, and comprehensive business management. The joint international MBA program with Spanish ESIC Business & Marketing School has been awarded EPAS accreditation.

Universidad de Especialidades Espíritu Santo (UEES)

Universidad de Especialidades Espíritu Santo - UEES

Universidad de Especialidades Espíritu Santo is a non-profit private university located in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Founded by Dr. Carlos Ortega Maldonado, it was accredited by CONESUP, then the Ecuadorian higher education governing agency. Its modern campus is located in Samborondón (Greater Guayaquil). One distinctive program of UEES is the College of International Studies, home to the International Careers Program, the School of Translation and Interpretation, the School of Foreign Languages and Applied Linguistics, the Center for International Education and the Graduate School of Business where the MBA along with multiple master level programs are transforming students into world class leaders.

Universidad San FranciscoUniversidad San Francisco de Quito

Universidad San Francisco de Quito is the most prestigious university in Ecuador. Its education is based on the liberal arts philosophy. Its Business School wants to be the regional reference in the provision of business education with a liberal arts focus.

Universidad Internacional de La Rioja - UNIR

Universidad Internacional de La Rioja - UNIR

UNIR is a private international university from Spain founded in 2009, has over 27,000 active students and 38,900 alumni. 

UNIR is distinguished by its distance studies based on ICT, a new concept of online university, a methodology adapted to student so they can finish their degree or master successfully.

The mission is to ensure that any person who aspires to receiving a solid university education is able to access it. UNIR eliminate the barriers of distance, schedules, location, culture or any social impediment by providing high quality education through the use of the modern technologies.

In Economics and Business, the UNIR offers specialised Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in management, finance, marketing, logistics, operations and processes.

The Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in the field of Economics and Business at the International University of La Rioja (UNIR) have grown from the need to train excellent managers who can respond to market demands, while remaining mindful of the ethical and humanistic values that distinguish managers trained at our institution.

Economics and Business is structured as the learning network within the University that specialises in training future professionals and directors who can manage, lead, take decisions, solve problems, develop projects, etc. within the environment and needs faced by today’s firms, both national and international, to adapt to changes, productivity and competitiveness.

To provide this approach to the business world, our teaching faculty is composed of PhDs and prestigious academics and managers connected to the business world.

We also have many collaboration agreements with important national and multinational companies that permit our students to supplement their educational itineraries with internship programmes.

University of Business and TechnologyUniversity of Business & Technology

The history of UBT is one of courage and vision, one that sought to fill the need for specialized and quality business education that would be of benefit to the labor market in Saudi Arabia. Over a short period of 12 years, UBT expanded tremendously by implementing the key factors of effective and courageous leadership while prioritizing a high value for quality education.

UBT began as a simple junior college in the year 2000, offering classes to both genders that granted business-related diplomas, and quickly progressed by 2003 into a full-fledged four-year college (CBA) offering six programs. In 2008, the College of Engineering and Information Technology was established, offering five programs, followed by the College of Advertising in 2011.

By the year 2015, the Research and Consultation Centre was in place, adding even more advantage to those who sought Higher Education. Currently, UBT is successfully operated under its governing body which consists of The Board of Trustees (BOT), The University Council (Senate), The Scientific Council, The College Council/s, The Departmental Council/s, all of which are approved by the Supreme Council of Higher Education.

University of the Free State (UFS) Business School

University of the Free State Business School

The city of Bloemfontein, situated in the South African province of the Free State, is home to the University of the Free State - UFS.

Founded in 1904, the UFS currently serves more than 30,000 residential and non-residential students. Thanks to a tradition of excellence and progressive learning programmes, the University of the Free State is regarded as one of the top academic institutions in the country.

The UFS Business School, located in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, has firmly established itself as a leader in the provision of management and leadership programmes within South Africa, specifically in central South Africa. The UFS Business School offers a PhD Business Administration, MBA, PGDip in Business Administration, PGDip in Tax Planning and Strategy, BML (Bachelor in Managerial Leadership, Management Development Programme and several executive learning programmes.

The UFS Business School provides an exceptional opportunity to Be Worth More.

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University of Technology, Mauritius, School of Business, Management and Finance

The School of Business, Management and Finance, SBMF, has developed a wide range of market oriented undergraduate and postgraduate academic programmes over the past 15 years. It is the largest school of the University of Technology, Mauritius, UTM, and has in its short period of existence trained many people who are occupying middle and top management positions in both the public and private sectors in Mauritius. The vision of the school is to be a Business School of excellence and ensure quality education, experience and exposure which enable students to apply the values, skills, and intellectual discipline that they have acquired at UTM in their future lives and careers. 

The university campus is centrally situated and provides a suitable environment for proper interaction between lecturers, students and practitioners from both the public and private sectors in Mauritius and abroad. The school is financially self-sufficient, delivering excellent quality tertiary education, training, research and consultancy, to meet the ever changing needs of industry and other organisations. The MBA programmes in different fields offered by the school have been among the most successful in Mauritius and it has attracted both local and foreign students from African countries Like Madagascar and Nigeria amongst others.

woxsen School of BusinessWoxsen School of Business

Woxsen School of Business was established with a vision to be a premier B-school fostering innovative & entrepreneurial mindsets. The faculty is drawn from top B-schools of the world covering academia & industry. The students are selected based on their performance in GMAT/other tests. The one-year program is for those with work experience. The two-year program is for those with nil/less work experience. An unique feature of Woxsen, the Trade Tower – an incubation cell and an entrepreneurial ‘lab’ where entrepreneurial ideas are nurtured into reality. Woxsen also encourages an international outlook with immersion programs at Nanyang and Mannheim business school. 

Xavier Institute of ManagementXavier Institute of Management

Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB )is the flagship B-school of Xavier University and was established out of a unique ‘social contract’  between the Government of the State of Odisha and the Odisha Jesuit Society in 1987. The first of its kind in the Eastern region, XIMB, was born out of the willingness to provide service to people and society and functions in the Jesuit spirit of ‘Magis’ which means ‘more’ or ‘better’. It is acknowledged as a premier business school which provides quality management programs and endeavours to develop ‘thought leaders’ as futuristic managers with strong ethics and values. It has been rated A* (the best in class) by CRISIL a reputed rating agency of India.

The Management of the Institute is in the hands of a Board of Governors, consisting of representatives of the Jesuit Society, the Government of India, the Government of Odisha , eminent industrialists and educationists. XIMB has a distinction of consistently being rated on the criteria of intellectual capital, amongst the top business schools in the country and its faculty and research scholars have published their papers in reputed journals and authored monographs and books published by reputed publishers. XIMB also publishes, two reputed international journals, Vilakshan and IJDSR (International Journal of Development and Social Research) .The institute has 42 permanent and 4 adjunct faculty members. More than ninety five percent (95%) of the faculty hold Ph.Ds.

The institute offers an MBA in Business Management (MBA-BM),an Executive MBA(EMBA and a doctoral program(Ph.D.).It enrolls three hundred and sixty students for the MBA-BM program and about thirty executives for the EMBA program, every year. XIMB as part of its international relations also offers student exchange programs with the Warsaw School of Economics, Poland and IESEG Institute of Management in France. The institute provides excellent placement opportunities through the CAS (Career Advisory Services) and successfully manages to place all its students in meaningful careers.

XIMB not only imparts management education but also extends service to the region, state and nation by implementing socio-economic development projects in collaboration with international agencies and the Government . Collaborative studies and cooperation between the institute and state agencies and the Legislature are both a special responsibility and a unique opportunity which positions XIMB as a driver for creating opportunities for the growth and development of local businesses and entrepreneurs.

In May 2013, the Government of Odisha passed the Xavier University Act and the Xavier University was established. The twenty seven year old Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB) then became a constituent unit of the university but retains its position as the flagship school of the university.

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