MBA Concentration in Strategic Management & Leadership

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MBA Concentration in Strategic Management and Leadership focuses on providing knowledge, skills and competencies to become a strategic leader in corporate, private or government organizations. The focus is on developing leadership skills that enables students to craft, execute, and lead a defined strategy that sustains the business or organization in the dynamic changing scenario. The Concentration provides an understanding about strategic risks and risk management to lead organizations proactively. The Concentration equips the student to drive innovation and creativity in organizations, as well as plan and direct incremental and transformational changes for organizational excellence.

Program Summary


  1. Develop understanding of the concepts and theories of strategic management and leadership
  2. Develop an understanding of leadership strategies related to innovation and creativity in organizations
  3. Expose students to leadership strategies and experiences in leading and managing change
  4. Equip students with knowledge, concepts and techniques related to strategic risk management.


Students will be able to

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of contemporary issues in strategic management and leadership
  2. Develop strategies of creating culture of innovation in an organization to solve complex issues
  3. Critically analyze risk and formulate effective organizational Strategies
  4. Critically evaluate strategies for managing change

Strategic Management & Leadership Courses

Strategic Leadership
Leading Through Creativity & Innovation
Strategic Risk Management
Managing Strategic Change

Admission Requirements for students in UAE

An applicant seeking admission for Graduate program is required to fulfill the following two conditions:
  1.     Bachelor Degree
  2.     English Language Proficiency

Career Opportunities

There are important skills required in order to be an effective leader in an organization. MBA with concentration on Strategic Management and Leadership equips students with the knowledge of promoting innovation within the organization and creates substantial changes for the betterment of the company.

Possible Careers:
  • Entrepreneurial Start-Ups
  • Family-Owned or Self-Launched Businesses
  • Governmental and Regulatory Agencies
  • Management Consultancies
  • Multinational Enterprises
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Private and Public Firms
  • Account Manager
  • Alliance Manager     
  • Business Analyst
  • Customer Insights Advisor
  • Entrepreneur
  • Business Unit Manager
  • General Manager
  • Innovation Manager
  • Junior/Senior Consultant
  • Planning Specialist
  • Project Manager
  • Strategy Advisor
  • Venture Manager

Common sectors for graduates

  • Managing Established Enterprises
  • Managing Emerging Enterprises
  • Intellectual Property Strategy
  • Strategic Implementation
  • Strategic Management of Technology
  • Competitive Strategy
  • Innovation, Change & Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Law
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Global Strategy

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