Jushak Rahman Chukkan MBA graduate on campus

Jushak Rahman Chukkan completed his Executive MBA in Dubai in 2022 and has since been promoted to the position of chief operations officer of a massive precast construction firm in Abu Dhabi.

He said: “I studied my MBA from the University of Bradford in Dubai. I started thinking about doing an MBA during the start of the Covid pandemic. I was doing well in my job at management level, but I wanted to use the extra time I found myself with to advance my career.

“I started searching for reputable MBAs at UK universities, ones that were Triple-Crown accredited, had a flexible learning delivery mode, and would allow me to remain at home in Abu Dhabi.

“Bradford had an excellent reputation and a campus in Dubai, so it was an easy choice to make. I started the MBA in 2020 and graduated in 2022 with a distinction.”

He added: “I’d recommend the MBA at Bradford to anyone wanting to reach senior leadership roles. It’s a challenge, and you have to put in the work, but it’s worth it.”

The University of Bradford’s Online MBA has been ranked 3rd in the UK and 25th globally by CEO Magazine.

Additionally, its Executive MBA in Dubai also moved up to 47 from 59, and follows events held in Dubai last year to mark 25 years of the School of Management’s MBA programme in the United Arab Emirates.

Commenting on the rankings success, Dr Natalie Wilmot, Deputy Dean of the School of Management, said: “This shows the value and quality of the education we offer as an institution.

“The fact our MBA in Dubai has also risen up the rankings demonstrates our longstanding commitment to the region and the transformative impact of our Executive MBA. This is well-recognised by our students and we are pleased to see this wider recognition.”

Professor Sankar Sivarajah, Dean of the School of Management, said: “The School of Management continues to be ranked highly in respected industry publications but the real proof is measured by our success in creating leading quality courses.

“Our MBA programmes ensure sustainability is embedded into all our teaching, along with a global mindset and a commitment to responsible digital economy. As the School of Management prepares to celebrate its 60th anniversary, our programmes continue to deliver the knowledge and skills that are necessary in the business world right now.”

CEO Magazine has been showcasing top business schools from around the globe since it first launched in 2008. In 2012 the publication launched their annual Global MBA Rankings, profiling MBA, Executive MBA and Online MBA programmes.

This year, CEO Magazine reached out to business schools across North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the BRICS, and ranked data from 121 schools, offering 239 different programmes in 24 countries (76 online, 68 EMBA and 95 full-time and part-time MBA programmes), and aims to demonstrate to prospective students those MBA programmes which provide a demonstrable return on investment.

Data sets included looking at class size, accreditation, work experience opportunities, and course costs.