The American University in Dubai (AUD) will be hosting the University of Toronto’s prestigious Omnium Global Executive MBA program in 2015. An agreement was signed between AUD and the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, Canada’s leading business school, to host the Omnium 2015 class at the AUD campus in Dubai.
The agreement, which includes a role for faculty from the School of Business Administration at AUD in teaching the Omnium class, was signed by Dr. Lance de Masi, President of AUD and Dr. Beatrix Dart, Associate Dean, Executive Degree Programs at the Rotman School of Management. Dr. Jihad Nader, Provost/Chief Academic Officer at AUD, who spearheaded this significant initiative, commented: “For more than two years, the Rotman School and AUD have been exploring prospects for collaboration that would create value for both institutions. In my special position, being both AUD’s Provost and an alumnus and a former faculty member of the University of Toronto, I am delighted that this exploration has now come to fruition, and am confident that our collaboration will prove highly valuable and will be expanded to include other areas in the future.
The Rotman School of Management has set out to redesign business education for the 21st Century, earning it a reputation as one of the world's most innovative business schools. Rotman has consistently been ranked as one of the top business schools in the world. The Omnium Global Executive MBA program is an 18-month international learning experience, which immerses business executives from around the world in core business disciplines that are taught from a global perspective. Omnium students meet for two-week teaching modules and project work in North America, South America, East Asia, Europe, South Asia and the Middle East. The Dubai module will take place from February 2nd till 6th, 2015 at AUD.
As a Rotman School of Management Affiliate Institution, AUD joins the likes of Fudan University, Shanghai, China; City University of Hong Kong, China; International Management Institute, New Delhi, India; Insper Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa, São Paulo, Brazil; Universidad Torcuato di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Corvinus University, Budapest, Hungary.