It’s Time for the New.

The Next Generation MBA
Plucked from the Past, Sensed from the New.


At last, an MBA that is Achievable, Accredited, Accessible, and Affordable.

Why spend at least twice as much time and money on earning an MBA when you can achieve a UK university-accredited qualification in 12 months for under USD 12,000?

The quantum leap-changes experienced these past months encouraged our team to find a new solution to the MBA. We have landed the perfect programme for Arabia’s courageous career professionals seeking new leadership skills at this unprecedented juncture.
The result is The Next Generation MBA.

Your study is completed in a year, does not require an undergraduate degree, and is taught by British faculty in the Gulf and/or live online, further cutting costs

It’s Been A Moving Journey.

Be Part of our Next Wave.

More than
30 Years
In Arabia


Queen’s Award
for Export
in Education

The Next
Generation MBA
starts in August 2020

The Next Generation MBA;

Collaboration between Four Highly Regarded Teams

Charles Massingham Consulting Group (CMC)

The Charles Massingham Group of Companies (CMC) is a corporate provider of specialist management education, training and consultancy committed to the delivery of responsive professional management development services. Led by Dr. Lester Massingham, CMC believes the route to sustained corporate profitability is through the development of managers who are educated and trained professionals and who have a supportive customer centred organization within which to work. CMC works with prestigious awarding bodies to deliver strategic marketing and management programmes which enable career professionals to achieve an international passport for personal and career development.

Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

CMI is the leading authority on management and leadership in the UK. With a 100,000 strong membership community, CMI has been able to develop deep insights on the management and business agenda. It all started for CMI in the 1950s when they developed the UK’s first diploma in management studies, known then as the British Institute of Management, and subsequently, in the 1990s, the Institute of Management. In 2002, excellence was recognised with Chartered status, as the Chartered Management Institute, best known these days simply as CMI.

York St John University (YSJ)

York St John University is recognized for its heritage over 178 years being one of the oldest education institutions in the UK. Founded as a teacher training college in 1841, YSJ was born out of a socially conscious, ethical conviction: that sharing education is a route to a fairer world. The motto – that students should have life and have it more abundantly, is as relevant now as it has always been. Today, the role YSJ plays has evolved, but the core contribution endures: Education still is a force for the possible.

Management Development Centre International (MDCI)

Serving career professionals in Arabia and Africa since 1993, British firm MDCI has marketed, supported, and administered the on-location delivery of management development, under- and post-graduate programmes from acclaimed academic institutions including the UK’s leading universities such as Hull, Reading and Lincoln to more than 5,000 students from government, academia, business and research. In 1997, MDCI received the Queen’s Award for Export in Education.

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.

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.

Why Choose MDCI?

We don’t believe in barriers to success.
This is the Most Accessible MBA in the Region.
No Degree Needed.


Your seasoned business experience could get you on-board


Take the first six months to earn the professional certificate in Transformational Leadership


Cut down costs and travel, attend in the Gulf and/or access the classroom, live online


Weekend delivery that fits around your work and family

Our Love for Arabia

For more than thirty years, MDCI has been helping students in the Middle East and Africa to reach true potential and achieve career ambitions. A recipient of the Queen’s Award for Export in Education, MDCI’s alumni tops 5,000 alumni – across leading organisations such as Batelco, Saudi Aramco, Al Marai, Gulf Air, Qatar Petroleum, RasGas, PDO and Omantel.