In cooperation with the European School of Management and
Technology in Berlin Germany (ESMT Berlin), the Doha Institute for Graduate
Studies (DI) is launching the Dual Executive Master Program in Business
Administration and Public Administration. Registration for this program will open
at the beginning of March 2018, with the academic year commencing in September
The first of its kind in the State of Qatar and the region,
students pursuing this program will obtain two concurrent independent Master's
degrees in Business Administration and Public Administration from two
prestigious educational institutions – the Doha Institute and ESMT Berlin.
The program aims at providing leaders and administrators in both
the private and public sector with the scientific, practical and efficient foundations
for business and public administration, in addition to developing their skills,
training them on successful practices, and prepare them in how to deal with both
private and public interests, and where these intersect.
Consistent with the Doha Institute’s objectives, this program
aspires to exchange academic and scientific expertise by cooperating with
prestigious international academic institutions to promote areas that
contribute to the development of academic education and scientific research in
Qatar and the Arab region.
Dr. Hind Al-Miftah, Vice President of Administration and Finance at
the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, said
that this program supports Qatar's needs to help achieve its vision for 2030,
by focusing on human development and by building a knowledge-based labor force to
serve society and the state.
“The program is designed to provide executives working in
public, non-governmental and private organizations, with executive leadership
skills, to enhance their professional capabilities in decision-making and
strategic planning and enable them to perform efficiently and effectively in institutions,”
said Miftah. Further, she added, this program brings professionals on the fast
track of senior leadership roles. Through an academic approach, it also empowers
business owners and managers of small to medium-sized enterprises who recognize
the importance of responsible leadership in innovation.
Dr. Farid Al Sahn, Professor and Director of the Executive
Master Program at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, saw that the Dual
Executive Master Program offers a unique academic program in the region in
which participants get the opportunity to train and learn about the philosophy
of the private sector in performing business and the philosophy of business
people performing in the private sector. This program, he said, promotes a
sense of public affairs and social responsibility towards Qatari society. The design
of the program, concluded Sahn, serves the national strategy 2017-2022 aiming
at economic diversification and the application of the latest management
methods in public organizations and the business sector.