Doha, Qatar: HEC Paris School of Management, ranked number one in the world for Executive Education by the Financial Times in 2014, hosted a group of MBA participants from the Lubin School of Business (Pace University – New York City, NY, U.S.A.), during their study trip to the U.A.E. and Qatar from 5-14 January 2015.
As part of the education-themed day of their trip, the delegation comprising three professors and 30 students, visited the HEC Paris premises at the Tornado Tower in Qatar. They were welcomed by Ms. Nora Kerbache, Director of University and Corporate Relations along with other members of the HEC Paris community in Qatar.
Prof. Laoucine Kerbache, Dean & CEO of HEC Paris in Qatar, delivered a presentation on ‘HEC Paris and its Role in the Qatar Higher Education System’ followed by a discussion and networking with the students. Then a mini case study on a local firm through a session was handled by Dr. Wolfgang Aman, Associate Professor in Strategy and faculty member of HEC Paris in Qatar.
“We are happy to host this MBA group from Pace University to provide the students with valuable information on Qatar’s efforts towards a knowledge-based economy,” Prof. Kerbache said. “More specifically, we were able to share with them our expertise to a fast growing number of top business executives from this region, who all have the potential of becoming global business leaders of tomorrow.”
“At the same time, we shared with them our in-depth analysis of the business and management practices of companies that operate from Qatar and the region through academic research,” he added.
Further, in addition to their visit to the offices of HEC Paris in Qatar, they were also provided with management presentations and discussions on the oil and gas industry as the motor of Qatar’s economy as well as on world journalism and the challenges in the Gulf vs. the U.S. The group had the opportunity to attend a presentation about Qatar Airways as an example of a success story of a local business giant, and also about Islamic banking as a cultural and economic phenomenon in the region.
Prior to their visit to Qatar, the group spent some time in the U.A.E. where several keynote speakers shared their insights on the economic history and development of Dubai, as well as the challenges and opportunities of doing business in the U.A.E.. They were also provided some inputs on the renewed growth of Dubai’s real estate market and the lessons learned from the global financial crisis during their visit to Nakheel.
© Press Release 2015
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