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The region’s leading provider of executive education programmes.

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.

Your Team

Robert Rice, MDCI Managing Partner

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.

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Dr. Lester Massingham, CTL MBA Author and Director

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.

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Professor James Kirkbride, MDCI Partner

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’.

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Dr David Bright, Consultant Head of Faculty

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.

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Roberto Rice, Head of Programmes, Arabian Gulf and UK

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.

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Salam Mohammed, Cohort Manager, Arabian Gulf

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.

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More from MDCI

Future-sensing yet born from over three decades, serving Arabia and beyond.

Foundation Programme

This conversion programme seamlessly bridges the period from high school graduation to University entry

Bachelor Degree Top-Up

For people who might have not completed their bachelor studies or have an HND (or equivalent) and would like to complete honours’ degree studies. Specialisation in Business Management, Human Resource Management, Engineering management and Logistics management.

BoardRoom

Delivered by internationally acclaimed experts rightly called ‘one-of-a-kind’ -as we haven’t found anything quite like it – this is a deep, broad and forward-looking immersion into the role of the Board. Essential for existing board members, aspiring executives and non-executive directors.

MasterClass

A carefully designed series of workshops and courses, that uniquely provide MBA holders with Continuing Programme Development. Ensuring participants stay on top-of-their-game and ahead of developments in markets, sectors, demographics, advancements, global economics and more.

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.

Fahad Al Furaih, MDCI Cohort
Hassan Al Mannai, MDCI Cohort

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.

Nidal Idriss,

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.

Nidal Idriss, MDCI Cohort