Published on 2/27/2018

​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.

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 2018.

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.