10 May 2012

The Cass MBA Perspective: Corporate Governance



A big welcome to this special corporate governance edition of the Cass MBA Perspective eNewsletter – all the way from Dubai. In this issue, we tackle many of the current disputes surrounding corporate governance, with features and articles from students, lecturers and alumni.


There’s a great feature by Santiago, one of our London students who took part in the UAE International Study Tour. This tour offers MBA students an opportunity to visit Dubai and Abu Dhabi, giving them the opportunity to enjoy all it has to offer, while finding out more about how business operates differently compared to the UK.

The tour has a financial focus and includes meetings at the Dubai International Financial Centre. At these meetings, several influential speakers cover the historical and cultural context of Dubai, along with an economic and political overview of the region. On this year’s tour, Nick Nadal, Head of Hawkamah (Institute for Corporate Governance in Dubai) gave an excellent overview of corporate governance in Dubai.

Corporate governance, in short, is the system that oversees and directs any large company. In this edition, Tim Travers (Cass EMBA Dubai alumus) examines the Shariah governance systems of Islamic financial institutions in different countries – and how they work in practice.

The Cass network helped Tim get his Business Mastery Project recognised by one of the leading Islamic Financial Institutions regulators, the Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI). His highly relevant and informative research led to an invitation to sit on the subcommittee of the AAOIFI, responsible for corporate governance.

The Cass Executive MBA in Dubai prepares students for business in the Middle East and its neighbouring regions – allowing students to tailor their studies to match their career goals. They can choose from specialist streams, including Leadership and Change Management, Islamic Finance, Mainstream Finance, Entrepreneurship and Energy. The qualification offers excellent grounding for business in Dubai and the wider region.

I hope you enjoy this edition of the Cass MBA perspective newsletter. Don’t forget to comment and share your views on articles you find interesting.

Ehsan Razavizadeh 
Regional Director, MENA & Head of Dubai Centre


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