The Executive MBA (EMBA) is a part-time integrated course designed to meet the needs of professionals who wish to pursue an MBA degree without interrupting their careers. The coursework is rigorous and demanding; the result is a learning experience that ranks among the finest available in the region today. Our program is unique in that it allows you to study at a pace that suits your career, tailor your learning to a specific area of interest, gain unique leadership and decision-making attributes and transform into a strong decision-maker on graduation.

18 month part-time program

The number one experience our EMBA students have in common is the rapid career progression they enjoy on graduating from the program. Year after year, we have witnessed graduates return to their organisations, seize opportunities, apply the lessons they learnt in class and boost their careers. That is because our curriculum focuses very uniquely on helping students develop the whole gamut of skills and attributes needed to succeed at work – decision-making, problem-solving, innovative thought, effective communication and leadership.

Our EMBA students participate in a number of advanced multimedia simulations that teach them to make smart, winning decisions. These simulation exercises, undertaken in our state-of-the-art Simulation Centres, are unique in that they bring students face-to-face with real-time business challenges and allow them to practice and sharpen their real-world and decision-making skills in the most innovative way, and in a risk-free environment.
Our EMBA curriculum includes a unique Problems at Work methodology (PAW), the objective of which is to allow students to bring actual work-related issues to class, discuss with peers and develop innovative solutions. Done under the guidance of experienced faculty and mentors, PAW has proven to help students add immense (and immediate) value at work resulting in recognition, rewards and career progression.
Our EMBA program, tailored for busy working professionals like you, makes use of a flexible study format that minimises your time away from work and family, and at the same time, helps you develop the skills needed to speed up your momentum at work.
Many of our current EMBA students have partners and children at home, and they’ll tell you of how our program has enabled them to take up greater responsibilities at work, make winning decisions and experience unmatched career growth, all while successfully managing their time and family.
Whilst the EMBA degree may be completed entirely at our Dubai campus, you may also participate in overseas study opportunities at our state-of-the-art campuses in Dubai, Mumbai, Singapore and Sydney. You may spend as little as a week in any one of our overseas hubs and receive credit towards your EMBA subjects. Embarking on overseas study will equip you with even more attributes that employers seek.

Our EMBA participants are successful business executives and professionals working in different sectors like Finance and Banking, Manufacturing, Information Technology, Consulting, Advertising/Media, Logistics and Distribution. This diverse group of high achievers represent a wide variety of professional backgrounds, skills and experiences, the shared learning of which is truly exceptional.

The EMBA enables business leaders, managers and entrepreneurs to combine world-class education with their professional lives for a richer and more meaningful experience. Each class consists of approximately 30 participants who have been carefully chosen both for their overall abilities and contributions they can make to the learning process. Together, participants create an invigorating learning environment that is second to none.

That's not all! As an SP Jain graduate, you gain access to a lifelong network of personal and professional contacts. Our global community of over 5,000+ alumni is spread across 35 countries. Many of them have been hand-picked to ideate and innovate for the world's top companies. Many run their own successful businesses. As an SP Jain graduate, you can make meaningful and mutually beneficial relationships with fellow graduates from any part of the world. 

In the last five years of our short but decorated twelve-year-old history, we have been ranked by three of the world’s top four business school rankings – Forbes, Financial Times and the Economist. In each of these rankings, we are the youngest school featured – an accomplishment we attribute to our unique and innovative model of business education.

I am thrilled that you are considering to undertake our Executive MBA (EMBA) program at S P Jain School of Global Management.
We strongly believe we have built a world-class EMBA which has been crafted and fine-tuned over many years in order to help ensure that it is at the leading-edge of theory and practice.
Our EMBA is a truly transformational experience. It has been with much pride that we have watched the upward career trajectory of very many of our students both during their studies as well as after they have graduated and become part of our global alumni family.
There are a number of distinguishing features and benefits of our EMBA. These include an assortment of core courses around the essentials and practice of management. There is also a wide choice of electives and you can choose a specialisation or a more generalist route. Cross-functional skills are taught through a number of interactive computer simulations. Each student also undertakes an Applied Business Research project which is work-related and of strategic importance.
As part of the Executive Career Acceleration Pathway (ECAP) initiative, a number of value-adding activities are offered such as Corporate-Interface Sessions with high profile Corporate Speakers as well as networking sessions with alumni. EMBA students can also be actively involved with the SP Jain Toastmasters Club.
The program is taught by our world-class core faculty as well as through sourcing outstanding faculty from leading business schools around the world. Graduating with S P Jain means that you will have a globally branded EMBA which is widely recognised around the world. Our many rankings include the World’s Top 20: Forbes Best International 1-year MBAs (2013-2018). Should you choose to apply, and be accepted, we are very much looking forward to working with you over your learning journey!
BA Hons (Leeds), PGCE (Nottingham), MBA (Warwick)
PhD (Cranfield), ITP (London Business School)

The objective of our EMBA program is to groom ‘General Managers’ capable of assuming different roles and achieving several organizational objectives. From our research of industry trends, we have identified important skills and competencies that General Managers must possess, and these form the key pillars of our program.


  • Personal effectiveness
  • The ability to leverage technology
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Creativity & innovation


  • Understanding the global business environment
  • Financial intelligence for growing stakeholder value
  • Customer value management & expanding markets
  • Leading teams and organisations
  • Cost leadership and operations excellence
  • Integrative intelligence for sustainability


In the initial term of the program, students build on their experience and gain a solid foundation in business through core courses in general topics of management like Economics, Finance, Statistics and Marketing. These courses are common and are required for all students, irrespective of their areas of specialisation.

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Industry experts believe that management takes place on two levels: cross-functional and vertical, and we reflect this by offering students a range of specialisations that equip them with the knowledge and specific tools that their future careers will demand.
The following specialisations are offered to EMBA students:
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Operations
Choosing the right emphasis can influence one's career growth in the future. These electives have been designed keeping in mind requirements of each focus area. Rich in content and quality, these cutting-edge electives are ideal for executives desirous of gaining an edge in today's competitive economy. 
As an EMBA student at S P Jain, you also have the flexibility of opting for a General MBA by choosing electives from all three areas of specialisations.
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The academic component of our EMBA program is divided into three phases:

  • Essentials of Management
  • Practice of Management
  • Cross Functional Management
Phase 1 (Essentials of Management) is delivered over 10 months, and helps students build a sound foundation in the core concepts of business. Subjects in the second phase (Practice of Management) enables one to specialize in a particular functional area of management. This phase takes about 6 months to complete. Cross Functional Management, which normally should take 2 months, is the final phase in which every subject is taught using a simulation.


This final segment comprehensively prepares one to be a General Manager. It is designed to help all students critically think and solve problems in a holistic or integrative manner.

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A unique feature of the EMBA program is the Applied Business Research Project undertaken by students within the context of their own organisations. The project is divided into two stages:

Stage 1: Design of a research proposal

In this stage, students are required to conduct extensive secondary research. They are actively involved in literature review as well as collecting data from journals, white papers, news articles and websites. Students are required to build a business case, define a business problem/opportunity and arrive at clear research objectives to meet the business challenge.

Research proposals are evaluated and approved by a panel comprising faculty and industry mentors, before progressing to stage two.

Stage 2: Undertaking research & making corporate recommendations

Students commence this stage by refining their research proposal and undertaking primary research. Each student carries out in-depth analysis using various research tools and techniques to arrive at strategic recommendations with managerial implications.

On completing their research, students present their findings to their organisations, resulting in greater recognition and success.


Coffee with the Dean
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12th Jan Saturday Dubai S P Jain Dubai Campus 11 AM to 1 PM
EMBA Open Day
Dates Day Location Venue Time
19th Jan Saturday Dubai S P Jain Dubai Campus 11 AM to 1 PM
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23rd Feb Saturday Dubai S P Jain Dubai Campus 11:00 PM to 1:00 PM




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