For more than thirty years we have been helping generations of business men and women develop knowledge and confidence to in turn develop their careers. You have come to the right place to find out more about about our courses, our partners and associates, our course leaders and faculty.
Robert Rice, MDCI Managing Partner
Learning and Rob have been connected from the hip for as long as he can remember. Indeed, for many years he nurtured professionals in the Healthcare sector in his various international roles in the HR and Learning and Development sector.
During the early 80’s Rob was able to join an MBA programme and loved it so much, there and then he knew he wanted to bring mind-expanding learning to the Arabian Gulf, a region that captured his heart way back. Africa too, as Rob’s career took him to various parts on both continents. Indeed, in 2009 he was identified as one of the leaders in executive education in the MENA countries by the Middle East Economic Digest. Today, Rob lives in Asia and continues to identify leading-edge management development and degree education for next generation leaders.
Dr. Lester Massingham, CTL MBA Author and Director
Dr Lester’s lifelong career as an International Management Consultant has grown from an initial cost accounting and econometrics platform to designing and achieving Strategic Management solutions for Government Organisations, Multinationals, and SMEs throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
His Clients include Commerzbank, NCB Bank, ING, Zuellig Insurance, Toyota Distributors, Lotus Cars, Schlumberger, Nippon Oil & Gas, DHL & many more. Dr Lester’s dedication and expertise as a strategist is to influence top management mindsets towards New Value Creation through impactful Strategy Determination for Financial Value Capture, Culture Change and Incremental Stakeholder Value. This formula for Leading Transformational Change is achieved by challenging existing business models for ‘relevance’ to enable organisational strategy realignment for financial sustainability.
Professor James Kirkbride, MDCI Partner
Dr Bright’s academic career has taken him into the halls of numerous UK universities, leaving deep imprints on David, his students and his fellow faculty. Over more than thirty years, he has embraced tenures at Northumbria, Manchester, Durham and Hull, each hailed as among the ‘best of British’.
His extensive experience includes senior roles in the government, business and academic sectors. The Transitional Leadership programme reflects his belief that leadership and the educational process are linked. Professor Kirkbride also believes that an MBA represents a pinnacle educational programme, and when connected with the Certificate in Transitional Leadership fully prepares participants to facilitate an organisation’sdevelopment.
Dr David Bright, Consultant Head of Faculty
Dr Bright’s academic career has taken him into the halls of numerous UK universities, leaving deep imprints on David, his students and his fellow faculty.
His areas of interest and specialisation cross Human Resource Management into Industrial Relations. Indeed, David’s insights, views and interpretations are held in such high regard he is long-since called to counsel and steer the design of degree programmes around the world, including MBAs. David also enjoys delivering MBA curricula and feedback shows his students really appreciate his personable, engaging teaching style.
Roberto Rice, Head of Programmes, Arabian Gulf and UK
Roberto has lived and worked in the Middle East and Africa for over 20 years. He is particularly fond of the Arabian Gulf and actually called Bahrain ’home’ for many years. He is known for his camaraderie, going that extra mile and more when it comes to supporting students in their studies. He understands the demands on them, often juggling professional careers and family commitments.
MDCI’s consultant faculty also comment on how confident they feel knowing Roberto is ‘on the business’. These attributes also serve Roberto and the students in his coordination and collaboration with partner Universities and professional associations, in the UK and South Africa.
Salam Mohammed, Cohort Manager, Arabian Gulf
Bahrain-based, Salam has been part of the MDCI family since 1995. There is not much Salam doesn’t know about the business of delivering premium management development, under- and postgratuate education.
He has supported 1,000s of students from across the GCC, helping ensure the timely completion of their studies so that they can carry away the well-earned degree and/or professional certification. Salam is known for his outstanding care and still gets a buzz from helping busy professionals manage their studies while also delivering high standards in the workplace and at home.
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Student Success Stories
With more than 5,000 Alumni, over thirty-plus years, MDCI has heard of some wonderful achievements. Here are a few of our favourites:
Fahad Al Furaih,
2015 MBA Graduate
VP. Human Resources, Schneider Electric
In 2015 I completed my MBA studies in Bahrain with MDCI. Without the MBA I would never have gotten to where I am today – the programme enabled me to hone my general management skills and challenged me to become a better leader. Thank you to MDCI’s team for your professionalism and endless support.
Hassan Al Mannai,
2017 MBA Graduate
Founder, Socialize Media
I graduated in 2017 with an MBA that I studied in Bahrain with MDCI. I had been in my job in the banking sector for about seven years and was thinking how I could train to gain a promotion. I opted for the MDCI MBA because it fitted around my work and family commitments. I found that following my completion of the MBA I was more confident, efficient, and better able to manage my time. I was able to implement what I had learnt immediately and benefit from the course in many ways. I have now founded my own company Socialize Media, a Qatar-based social media marketing and digital advertising agency.
2018 MBA Graduate
Senior Division Manager, Chalhoub Group
My experience of the MBA was remarkable. From the first topic to the last, everything I learnt was essential and of benefit to my knowledge and career. Because the classes were scheduled for every six weeks, I was able to manage my job and studies. The graduation ceremony was perfectly organised and a magnificent experience.