Westford’s innovative MBA program to fill the gaps for leading Corporates

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Westford University College (WUC) is one among the leading business colleges in UAE which offers accredited Executive MBA program to the working professionals around the globe, facilitated through a virtual learning platform with the aim to offer work life balance and easy accessibility. The learners get the opportunity to accelerate their career by exploring the plethora of opportunities for career progression and advancement.  The coveted program has become a popular choice among the working executives from UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Canada, South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Singapore, Kenya and Rwanda. Westford University College has been awarded as The Best Middle East Business School in 2017 and Asia’s Best Emerging Business School in 2019. Westford also bagged the Forbes Higher Education award in 2019 and the MENAA Award for the best corporate brand in the Education in 2019.

Westford offers an Online MBA which is accredited with Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and Cardiff Metropolitan University. The journey is facilitated through exhaustive coverage of business management subjects with research project spread over the duration of a year. First six months are designated to study contemporary business subjects, as enlisted below:

  1. Accounting for Next Generation Leaders: Module equips the learner with financial accounting principles, budgeting and financial analysis with application in real-time industry cases.
  2. International Marketing Management: Learner develops an understanding of global business environment, marketing models, tools and techniques with the process involved in brand management and launching new products or services
  3. Operations and Project Management: Module equips the learner with the understanding of quality management process, information management systems and devising a plan in the competitive scenario.
  4. Strategic Leadership and HR practices in Organization: Aims to enhance the learner’s understanding of changing landscape in alignment with varied leadership styles and management in a contemporary business environment.
  5. Strategic Management: Enhance the learning of stakeholder expectations in a business, gauge external factors while formulating strategy for the organization.
  6. Sustainability and Business: Enhance learner’s understanding about the multiple dimensions of sustainability of businesses in the global context.

These modules offer a balanced mix of understanding the business dimensions with focus on improving the analytical skills with strategic thinking within the organizations operating in the global context. The six months are entirely devoted to classroom learning and experiments to enhance the business acumen. Westford follows a contemporary pedagogy by accommodating the case study and assignment-based learning. “No examination” policy encourages the individual to understand the critical application of conceptual framework and focus on problem solving with real time case studies. Teaching and research are focused here to abridge the knowledge gap between industry and academia.

Second part of MBA, remaining half a year, is research oriented wherein the learner explores research methods and techniques through online sessions conducted through a virtual Online platform, then these methods and tools are applied in a full-fledged research dissertation. These classes in the second part (MBA- Advanced Entry stage) of the program are facilitated by Cardiff Met faculties and a supervisor is then allocated to guide through the research journey.

The focal point of Westford online MBA is the Lateral Entry mechanism which encourages the industry professionals with more than five years of managerial/supervisory experience to directly enroll for the program, with an exception to full time bachelor’s degree in one’s credential. Further, program aims to facilitate inclusive culture and learning not just through an interactive and affordable online learning, but also is reliant on International Immersion Program. The International Immersion program aims at bringing students across the continents together in Bangalore and Kerala, India. Main features of the International Immersion program are leadership boot-camp, industrial visit, Business Analytics Training, group activities with workshops on case study analysis.

Above all the amazing attributes and strong advantages, MBA graduates will get to attend the Graduation ceremony with university students at Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK.

Westford is proud to have more than 600 students who have successfully completed the MBA program with Cardiff Metropolitan University in the last 8 years and more than 300 working executives signed up for the MBA in the year 2019. Students have much recommended the course with WUC:

Firstly, I would like to thank Westford and Cardiff Metropolitan university faculties who really helped me in my whole MBA journey. I have been successfully guided through my MBA. The plan and support were unbelievable, the quality of the teaching staff is excellent. I would highly recommend this university to all my friends and colleagues as this MBA program given me a clear career path” –  Dr.Amrit Kaur, GP Dentist & Clinic Manager, City Star Clinic, Dubai.

Mr. Bara’a Abbas, Art Director, Bramble Perfumes, Al Hawai Group said “My MBA experience at Westford University College and Cardiff Metropolitan University has been excellent and a memory to cherish for a lifetime. The years I spent here have been full of learning opportunities. I came across various people from different countries and cultures. I thank Westford professors for their constant encouragement and support during my MBA journey”.

Online MBA with interactive pedagogy and dynamic learning style is highly recommended for the individuals who are seeking to upgrade their credentials and willing to acquire new skill-sets while pursuing their full-time job. More than 113 nationals have studied business in Westford. The college attracts Online MBA students from UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Nigeria, South Africa, Rwanda, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Singapore, Malaysia, Malta, New Zealand, Australia and Canada. The success rate of Westford MBA programs is more than 98% and the MBA program has been rated as the best Online MBA program for the working executives in the Middle East and Africa.

Westford offers Onsite MBA classes in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Riyadh, Bangalore and also through the virtual Online platform for the working executives around the world. The classes are scheduled in the evenings and weekends which enable the learners to attend the lectures during their free time balancing their work, personal life and studies. The key attributes of the MBA program are the quality of teaching, the flexibility of the program, the affordability and the ranking of the University and the College.

Please visit Online Executive MBA program  or email us at info@westford.org.uk, if you wish to enroll for the Executive MBA program

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