In the early 1990’s MDCI established a base in Bahrain to service the needs of the large Saudi Arabian petrochemical and oil companies. Subsequently, the programmes have been offered to mature students from other GCC countries from its Bahrain base and Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar and Oman satellite offices. Over 2,500 mature executives have benefited from the services provided by MDCI.
As one of the longest established providers of accredited post-graduate education in the Gulf, our “blended learning” and “live learning” techniques (where tutors visit host countries to deliver live lectures) both help you to gain a first class, international University degree fitted in around your current employment.
Each year Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth awards her recognition in appreciation of work done overseas by United Kingdom organisations in the export sector. MDCI and its parent company DA Group were awarded this honour and officers of the company were invited to a formal reception at Buckingham Palace. The award was presented to the company by the Rt Hon. Tony Blair – the Prime Minister.
Being a student with a UK University and being locally supported by MDCI, here is some more information on how it works. Students receive the same qualification and access to information resources as those students who are studying on campus.
Have you proven success?
Over the past 25 years MDCI has helped over 2500 graduates’ from the Gulf region complete postgraduate studies. Currently, there are over two hundred students studying with British Universities all supported locally by MDCI.
In 2000, in recognition of our work, we were instrumental in the MDCI group winning the coveted Queens Award for Export, in education services. The Prime Minister, Tony Blair, presented the award and a small group attended a ceremony with HM the Queen.
What’s more, you can ask previous students their opinions on the quality of teaching and the results they have achieved. This service is available via the “Ask us” link
What courses do you offer?
As our name suggests we offer Management Development courses to groom you for managerial roles in the future.
Currently the following programme/s are being offered;
Are you linked to major Universities?
Yes, so an International University will award your degree. (largely British) Our courses follow an identical curriculum to campus-based students. Assignments and examinations are set in accordance with University Assessment standards. Doctoral students enjoy a high level of expert support to guide them through their research studies. Many successful students travel to their University for the Degree Awards Ceremony.
How will blended and live learning benefit me?
Blended and live learning is the best of both worlds, as it enables off campus students to gain all the benefits of face-to-face interaction with tutors via online experiences and UK based University tutor visits without leaving their home country.
Will I miss out on sharing my course with other students?
On the contrary, our students are encouraged to meet to share study notes and discuss progress this can either be face to face, at organized events or online via chat rooms etc.
How about the quality of education and pass rates?
Largely higher*, because, you avoid all the issues arising from having to move overseas, settle-in and adjust to a new culture. As an MDCI student you can concentrate on your course from day one. Also, you have flexibility, so you can study when it suits you, fitted around your work schedule.
* Confirmed by US Dept. of Education report published 2011
I have some questions?
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