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Emirates Holds First Graduation Ceremony

Emirates has again shown its commitment to facilitating professional training within the Gulf region with the hosting of the first graduation ceremony of the Emirates Corporate Consortium MBA.

Run by the University of Bradford’s School of Management, the MBA programme was successfully completed by Emirates staff members, plus personnel from 10 top Gulf companies.

Emirates’ Chairman, His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, presented the graduates with their degrees in a ceremony at the auditorium of the Emirates Aviation College, with the University of Bradford’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Chris Taylor.

In his address, Dermot Mannion, Emirates’ President Group Support Services, said: “Emirates initiated the executive MBA programme for staff over five years ago.  We later opened it up to other organisations to give it a wider business perspective.  We now have 10 companies in the Corporate Consortium MBA and it is an outstanding success.

“I congratulate the graduates, and I thank their families for their sacrifice and support.”


In addition to Emirates, companies sponsoring their personnel in the Corporate Consortium MBA include ABN AMRO Bank, Department of Civil Aviation-Dubai, 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.

Professor Chris Taylor commented: “The support of Emirates and the other members of the Corporate Consortium MBA for the development of their staff is a great investment in the future.  It also demonstrates their commitment to excellence in customer service.”