Dubai-based Executive MBA among top 100 programs worldwide

S P Jain School of Global Management
Bhavna Talwar
P.O. Box 502345
Dubai, UAE

Monday, 19th November 2018: S P Jain School of Global Management Dubai EXECUTIVE MBA (EMBA) program has been ranked within the Top 100 of the World’s Best EMBA Programs for 2018 according to the Ivy Exec EMBA Rankings. S P Jain’s EMBA in Dubai was ranked 8th in the Asia Pacific and 87th Globally and, in the Top EMBA Programs for 2019 (Globally and in Asia/Pacific) list.

Mr. Nitish Jain, President of S P Jain School of Global Management, said: “Naturally, we are thrilled to be ranked #8 in Asia-Pacific. Being an Australian Business school, we are ranked #1 among Australian programs, ahead of the University of Sydney and University of Melbourne! Our deep-rooted philosophy is to offer our students relevant education. This requires us to have the very latest cutting-edge curriculum and taught by faculty who are ‘pracademics’. Given the stiff competition, we always have to be on our toes and hence we have recently launched a new platform for online education, using very sophisticated technology for the first time in Asia-Pacific. We call this Engaged Learning Online or ELO. It will change the way students would do their EMBA going forward.

These rankings are derived from an EMBA perception survey which is conducted annually by Ivy Exec within their community of 1 million + business leaders.  In the Asia-pacific region, S P JAIN’s EMBA program was ranked 2nd for Life Balance and 7th for Career Advancement.

Professor Christopher Abraham, CEO and Head of S P Jain Dubai Campus, said “Being in a top class city like Dubai in an extremely progressive country like the UAE, the recent top 100 EMBA ranking for our Executive MBA program in Dubai is a vindication of the success of this robust, application-oriented program, which has seen thousands of successful graduates pass through and excel in their professional careers and entrepreneurial pursuits over the years in the region.” He also added,” The fact that S P Jain’s EMBA program has been selected among multiple program options from different parts of the world in Dubai clearly indicates the unique value proposition that the program has to offer.

With this latest global ranking, S P Jain duly strengthens its position as a truly global leader in Management Education. It is a testament to S P Jain’s growing international reputation, strong connection with industry, high-impact practitioner-oriented research and continual emphasis upon disruptive business model innovation. Our Executive MBA students not only share a proven track record of an average of 10+ years’ work experience in the classroom, the new knowledge, but skills and competencies they develop also helps to accelerate and transform their careers.

Dr. Gary Stockport, S P Jain’s Dean and Professor Strategy notes: “Our Dubai Executive MBA (weekend program) continues to be at the leading edge of innovative development. Our rankings within the 2018 Ivey Exec Rankings (87th Globally and 8th Regionally, Asia Pacific) is hard tangible evidence about what we do as well as how we do it, is world-class.

S P Jain’s Executive MBA (EMBA) is an 18-month part-time weekend program which is designed to meet the needs of working professionals without interrupting their careers. It is focused on general management and helps managers deal with the challenges of globalization including the impact of digital transformation. Some of the unique features of the program are a big emphasis upon projects-based learning as well as the development of soft skills through the Executive Career Acceleration Program (ECAP), which includes Corporate Interface sessions as well as the S P Jain Toastmaster Club. The Faculty who teach on the Program reside in many countries and are world-class.

S P Jain School of Global Management (S P Jain) is a leading technology-led Australian Business School known for its disruptive innovation in business education. A pioneer in promoting the concept of global intelligence, the School has mastered the multi-campus model with a slew of successful undergraduate and master’s programs. For its Global MBA program, the School has been ranked in the:

  •    Top 20 in the world: Forbes Best International B-Schools (2013-17), 5 years in a row
  •    Top 100 in the world: The Economist Full-time MBA Rankings (2015)
  •    Top 100 in the world: Financial Times Top MBA Rankings (2011 & 2012)

The School also has rankings by Nielsen, Global Brands and Poets & Quants to its credit.


About S P Jain School of Global Management

S P Jain has campuses in the vibrant cities of Dubai, Singapore, Mumbai and Sydney and is renowned for running its global business programs across these cities. Its program portfolio in Dubai includes the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Bachelor of Business Communication (BBC), Bachelor of Economics (BEC), Master of Global Business (MGB), Global Master of Business Administration (GMBA), Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) and Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), all of which are accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality & Standards Agency (TEQSA), Australia.

The School has turned traditional pedagogy ‘on-its-head’ by using technology-led approaches such as the flipped classroom, business simulations, virtual reality and blended learning as part of its teaching philosophy. Over the years, the 6000-member strong S P Jain Alumni community has grown to include individuals who serve as innovators in top companies, manage businesses for global firms and turn create ideas into successful ventures. Their continued success in the workplace has proven that the efforts to re-imagine business education and focus on aspects like global employability and mobility are gaining international recognition.


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