The demand for master’s programmes in the UAE has grown dramatically over the years, according to the findings of the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD), which recently held postgraduate information evenings in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
The region’s changing job landscape has put quality management and international business among the more desired master’s degrees in the region.
As the UAE and the entire region aspire for global quality standards, there are increasing job opportunities for young men and women to work in quality departments to drive organisations towards excellence.
UAE nationals particularly see an important role for quality management, beside human resources management.
“Since its origin as ‘Total Quality Management’ in the late 1960s, Quality Management has become a central part of every organisation. UOWD was a ‘first mover’ in this area through our Master of Quality Management (MQM) degree, which was developed with the strong support of the Dubai Quality Group,” said Professor Rob Whelan, President, UOWD.
“UOWD is the only university in the region that offers this degree programme, educating participants in all aspects of quality management — focusing on international standards (ISO 9000) and the documentation, implementation and maintenance of quality systems in the context of overall organisational performance and therefore the enhancement of business competitiveness,” Whelan added.