Prepare yourself for global leadership in the Middle East’s most exciting business hub, with courses taken in block weeks.
One leading Executive MBA programme. Two global economic centres.
Whether you choose to focus your study in London or Dubai, you have the opportunity to form a unique and lasting connection with London Business School’s vibrant community.
Extend networks with electives offered in either city - choose to master negotiation in Dubai and study finance in London.
Coaching as a leader
Executive impact and influence
Our transformational global experiential courses challenge you to apply your learning in new and unfamiliar contexts, and to have responsible real-world impact on the communities and businesses you encounter. Our unique approach to experiential learning provides a cornerstone of students’ lifelong learning and allows our student community to have impact on a global scale.
The range of courses provide opportunities for you to interact closely with faculty, major corporations, micro-entrepreneurs, alumni and others in the LBS global community in a range of destinations across the globe, and to develop yourself as a lifelong learner with a global view.
The Executive MBA is a five-term, 20-month programme. Students on both the London and Dubai streams come together in London to start the Executive MBA experience. All shared modules are residential and provide the ideal environment in which to build valuable networks with an extended group of diverse peers.
Following orientation week in London, you will continue your programme in either London or Dubai and study the majority of core courses in your primary study location. In London, core courses are taught on consecutive Fridays and Saturdays of alternate weeks. In Dubai, core courses are taught in a five-day block each month.
In Year 2, you take between six and eight elective courses. Schedules differ depending on which electives you choose. Students may take part in a Global experiential course. You can also elect to undertake an in-company project as part of your elective credits.
The Executive MBA concludes with the London and Dubai streams coming together for two further residential modules. These modules consolidate your learning through multi-disciplinary group simulation and feedback, to help you prepare for your career transitions ahead.
There are also optional workshops offered throughout the programme that are designed to develop your interpersonal skills, and cover topics such as presenting, negotiating, handling conflict and business writing.
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Study groups consist of about five or six people who work together for core course work during the first three terms. When putting the study groups together, we look for a balance of educational background, work background, gender and nationality.
The EMBA programme has a dedicated Programme Director, Hannah Daniels. In addition, there is a dedicated Dubai-based Programme Director, Zara Kamileen, along with EMBA programme teams based in London and Dubai. Faculty oversight is in the form of an Academic Director, currently Professor David Myatt for the EMBA programme, and Head of the Dubai Centre, Professor & Deputy Dean Oded Koenigsberg.
For further detail on current course credits and graduation requirements, please contact a member of the Recruitment and Admissions team for the most up to date information.
Some of our most experienced faculty teach across the EMBA programme, although the list changes from year to year.
From September 2021, the School is adopting a Classroom First approach. For more information on what this means for you, visit our Return to campus page.