Emirates Honours Graduates

15th Jun 2005

a href=“http://www.emirates.com/” target=“_top”>The Emirates Group has honoured the successful
graduates of its Corporate Consortium MBA, run by the UK-based University of
Bradford’s School of Management.A total of 32 professionals, including 27 Emirates staff members, were part
of the fourth cohort to complete the two-and-a-half-year course and
graduate, five with distinction and 13 with merit. The graduation ceremony at the Emirates Aviation College was attended by the
graduates’ family members and friends, plus Emirates’ senior management and
faculty members of the University of Bradford.

In his keynote speech, Dermot Mannion, Emirates’ President Group Support
Services, said: “On behalf of Emirates, I would like to congratulate all the
graduates on the successful completion of the MBA course, and to acknowledge
the graduates from other companies in the consortium. 


“Emirates and the University of Bradford have developed a strong
relationship since establishing this MBA programme, both sharing similar
corporate objectives in the pursuit of excellence, diversity and local
responsiveness.  I am confident this relationship will continue to
strengthen, ensuring personnel of both Emirates and our consortium partners
will succeed in their own pursuit of excellence.”



Mr Mannion added: “I would also like to thank the families of the graduates
who have made numerous sacrifices and encouraged their loved ones to push
through with their studies to help them get to this day.” 


The Corporate Consortium MBA was launched as part of Emirates’ HR
development initiative for management to help them meet future challenges. Conferring the degrees, Professor Chris Taylor, Vice-Chancellor & Principal
of the University of Bradford, said: “I am delighted to be here today in the
world-class facilities of the Emirates Aviation College.  This degree
ceremony recognises an important stage in the life of the graduates, one of
the milestones on our journey, which merits a pause, reflection, thanks and


“I offer my warmest congratulations and encourage you to move forward
confidently to the next phase of your life and to give of your best to
society tomorrow.”


In addition to Emirates, companies sponsoring their personnel in the
Corporate Consortium MBA include ABN AMRO Bank, Dubai Technology, Electronic
Commerce and Media Free Zone (TECOM), Emirates Bank International, Emirates
Flight Catering, ENOC/EPPCO, ITS (Kuwait), MTC (Kuwait), National Bank of
Dubai and Siemens AG. While a number of personnel graduated today, others
will graduate with later cohorts.


Hafith Al Ameir, Emirates’ Education Planning Manager, said: “The decision
by senior management for Emirates to be the main sponsor of the Corporate
Consortium MBA has been confirmed by the success of the programme, coupled
with Bradford’s reputation as one of the world’s best business schools.”



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