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An Update from Fuqua's Middle East Office
January 16, 2013
by Lana Dajani, Regional Director, Middle East
Fuqua has been very busy in the Middle East. We participated in numerous MBA fairs in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait City and Doha. In November, we offered the Dubai Duke Leadership Workshop for the second year in a row. Led by Management professor Sim Sitkin, the program was modeled after the U.S.-based Duke Leadership Program but tailored to address needs and issues specific to leaders in the Middle East. The participants traveled to Dubai from all around the region, including Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait and came from both the public and private sectors. This geographic diversity coupled with the seniority of the participants allowed for stimulating discussion and a dynamic learning environment.
In December, Dean Bill Boulding hosted our annual Middle East Advisory Board meeting. We also welcomed the Global Executive MBA students for their week-long residency in Dubai. The students enjoyed a variety of guest speakers such as renowned entrepreneur, Rabea Ataya. They visited Majid Al Futtaim Ventures to learn more about the retail investment market. They toured a desalination plant during a DUBAL visit. A highlight of their week was a remarkable desert safari experience along with a class trip to At The Top at Burj Khalifa.
We are thrilled to announce that Fuqua is bringing the short course, Finance for Non-Financial Managers, to Dubai February 17-19, 2013. Perfect for business professionals who don't have a financial background or those who need a refresher course, participants will learn to evaluate budgets, read profit and loss statements, and make capital investment decisions. Professor Peter Wilson, PhD, will teach the course by incorporating short lectures, hands-on activities, and cases that delve into major Middle East industries, such as real estate and oil and gas. Please share course details with your friends and colleagues!