The Dubai Business Associates program (DBA) is administered under the Highness’s guidance. The Dubai Business Associate program, founded by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, provides exceptional and ambitious graduates with an unrivaled opportunity to study and do business in Dubai, a dynamic and multicultural hub for global commerce, and to develop as future global leaders.
The program consists of two hands-on placements as well as academic learning modules. Academic modules offer associates the knowledge and tools to succeed in the business world. At the same time, placements allow them to engage themselves in meaningful work and acquire insight into Dubai as a global hub. Associates attend master seminars with industry leaders and CEOs, skill development training, and cultural events and are assigned a career coach and a life coach during the program. Associates can become ambassadors for Dubai and the UAE through soft skills training and cultural immersion.
Through a practical, project-based learning technique, the Dubai Business Associate program acts as a bridge between the university and the industry, helping the transition from excellent young graduates to future global leaders with highly sought-after talents. The DBA program is a transforming experience for associates who build career-enhancing consulting abilities and get practical insight into the world of work through project-based learning and experiential method.