Last week, Alliance Manchester Business School’s Middle East Centre in Dubai saw Manchester Global MBA and Part-time MA Educational Leadership in Practice students graduate. Ken McPhail, Head of Alliance Manchester Business School led the event and gave the keynote address.
The University’s top academic achievers were recognised at the event, along with the regional Alumni Ambassadors, and the presentation of the Alumni of the Year award. The University’s graduating class of 2023 in the Middle East comprises a total of 158 new master’s graduates from more than 40 nationalities.
Speaking at the graduation event, Ken McPhail said: “Building the next generation of responsible leaders is at our core, with social responsibility at the heart of our teaching and research. Today more than ever, we share a responsibility to create a more sustainable future and to make a real difference. The University will do this by encouraging passion for curiosity, innovation and lifelong learning while also providing the skills leaders will need, in business and education.
While in Dubai, Ken held a number of meetings as well as being on the panel of the Economist Intelligence Corporate Network's (EICN) annual event. The EICN conference was on the theme of ‘Higher Growth, Lower Emissions’ exploring how businesses operating in the Middle East and North Africa are working to break the growth=emissions cycle.
Ken also delivered a masterclass on Innovation, Institutional investors and Low-Carbon Transitions and planted 30 mangrove trees as part of the Middle East Centre’s contribution to plant 1,000 of them in collaboration with EMEG (Emirates Marine Environmental Group).