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UD Receives First Local Certification by CIPS


The University of Dubai (UD) receives a significant accreditation by the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) for its MBA Logistics & Operations Management program. The award came after a detailed mapping of UD courses, a process that took months of checking quality education.

Amanda O’Brien, Group Director at CIPS, said that the accreditation marks an expansion of the two institutions’ collaboration to further develop and enhance education for the procurement and supply profession in the UAE. UD is the first local university in the UAE and the GCC region to receive CIPS accreditation for its MBA program. As part of the accreditation, students on the MBA programme will benefit from CIPS free student memberships, giving them access to further sources of knowledge and a chance to become part of the CIPS global community.

Dr. Ananth Rao, Dean of Dubai Business School, thanked CIPS for their trust in UD students and programs and said that “it is very important for our university and graduates to be certified by a prestigious organization such as CIPS especially that our vision and mission emphasize quality education.”

Dr. Eesa Bastaki, President of University of Dubai, commented on CIPS Award by saying: “our persistence to provide quality education always pays off with such certifications that help our graduates succeed in their careers both locally and internationally.”

The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) is the world’s largest procurement and supply professional organization. It is the worldwide centre of excellence on procurement and supply management issues. CIPS has a global community of over 200,000 in 180 different countries, including senior business people, high-ranking civil servants and leading academics. The activities of procurement and supply chain professionals have a major impact on the profitability and efficiency of all types of organization and CIPS offers corporate solutions packages to improve business profitability.

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