Dubai Business Associates Programme 2024 in UAE (Fully Funded)

An excellent opportunity for graduates from all over the world to take part in Dubai Business Associate programme 2024. The programme runs under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE. The Dubai Business Associates programme provides Outstanding and ambitious graduates an unparalleled and fully funded opportunity to study and run a business in Dubai.

Dubai Business Associates Programme 2024 in UAE (Fully Funded)

About the Dubai Business Associate

the Dubai Business Associates programme is an ideal opportunity for ambitious graduates who would like to study and do business in Dubai. This dynamic and multicultural hub for global commerce is an ideal city to develop future global leaders. The DBA programme is a bridge from higher education into the professional world, and a bridge between cultures. 

The DBA program is a life-changing experience for associates, who get practical insight into the working world and build career-enhancing consulting abilities through the use of an immersive and project-based learning method.

The programme has been carefully crafted and combines hard business skills, soft skills, consulting skills, and practical work experience over a period of 9 months that are delivered through:
  • Academic modules
  • Placements
  • Strategy consulting
During the programme, associates attend master classes with industry leaders and CEOs, receive skills development training, attend cultural events and excursions, and are paired with a career and life coach.

The size of each year’s cohort varies, so the maximum number of associates is 40. Programme aims is to recruit 1/3 from China, 1/3 local Emiratis, and 1/3 from the rest of the world.

This program is organised by Falcon and Associates, a company established in 2009 by Ruler’s Decree to tell the story of Dubai to the world. Falcon’s pillars of business include education, sport, and events. 

Consulting Projects

Over the 7 cohorts completed, DBA successfully delivered 69 consulting projects to 26 leading entities in Dubai from both the private and public sector.

Dubai has saved an estimated $21 million or more in fees thanks to the 69 consulting projects that DBA completed instead of consulting firms. The value that Dubai will receive from carrying out these projects is not included in this figure.

Each year, One consulting project is awarded the Outstanding Project Award based on exemplary qualities in teamwork, quality of work, client satisfaction, strategic importance of the project and the level of difficulty the team had to overcome.

Eligibility  Criteria 

All nationalities from all over the world are welcome to apply for Dubai Business Associate program. applicants should be a recent graduates who have:

- A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, all the academic backgrounds are acceptable, applicants are not required to hold a degree in Business to apply.

- Proficiency in both verbal and written English, with ideally one additional language

- A big interest in international and Dubai business

- Having 0-3 years of working experience, applicants without zero experience they can apply as well.

- A curious, inquiring mind

Note: Each application is reviewed in light of the eligibility criteria and each component of the application is considered (cover letter/letter of interest, CV, and video biography). Both content and presentation are taken into account.

Finance and Benefits

Dubai Business Associate programme is fully funded. there is no any cost to join the programme.

- Associates receive joining airfare to travel to Dubai at the beginning of the programme, and airfare back to their point of departure at the end of the programme

- Associates receive accommodation in a high-standard hotel apartment, medical insurance, and  residence visa.
- During the programme, associates receive a monthly living allowance that is sufficient for day-to-day expenses and even some regional travel.

- There is no guarantee of a job after completing the programme. The programme does provide associates with ample networking opportunities, and many past associates have been able to secure jobs in the UAE after graduation.

- Associates receive a certificate acknowledging their completion of the programme. Associates also have the option of applying for the prestigious Consulting Badge, which if awarded, can be placed in their LinkedIn profile to show employers they have the skills of a junior consultant.

Application Timeline

Early Admissions

Applications open: 1 December 2023 – 31 January 2024 (11:59 PM GST)
Decision Announcement: 15 March 2024

Regular Admissions

Applications open: 1 February 2024 – 1 April 2024 (11:59 PM GST)
Decision Announcement: 31 May 2024

Project Period: the coming cohort will start in September 2024 and graduate in June 2025

How to apply?

to apply for Dubai Business Associate Programme, you need to create an account on the Dubai Business Associates website, and then fill in the online application and upload all the required documents.

More Details

for more details about Dubai Business Associates Programme, you can check the programme website from HERE

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