Video: Dubai Business Associates Online Info Session
May 9, 2019
Watch the recorded video of the DBA programme’s first online info session. DBA Programme Director Mr. James Maughan and DBA alumni delivered a presentation and panel discussion in Shenzhen, China on 15 April 2019.
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07:18 – DBA Programme and Live Broadcast introduction
09:10 – Welcome speech by Mr. Cao Cong, Executive Secretary General of Shenzhen Foundation for International Exchange and Cooperation
12:44 – Welcome speech and presentation by Mr. James Maughan, DBA Programme Director
14:40 – What does the DBA logo represent?
17:43 – What criteria do the recruitment team seek? Who should apply?
20:55 – Stages of the application process
23:47 – DBA Alumna Shuangshuang Wu shares her experience on the DBA programme
32:03 – Q&A with DBA Alumni panel 35:55 – What was your perception of Dubai before joining and how has going to Dubai changed that? 40:15 – What part of the programme was most beneficial? 47:30 – How did you leverage the programme to boost your career? 52:57 – What do Dubai and Shenzhen have in common? 56:00 – If you could make one suggestion to an applicant, what would you say to them?
Questions from Audience 1:02:00 – What if I already have a clear career path in mind, and I’m not looking for a turning point? Should I apply? 1:06:00 – I don’t have a strong academic background. Will my motivations and passion be taken into account if I apply? 1:08:10 – What if I don’t have a clear career path? Will the programme help me figure out a path? 1:10:30 – Are English proficiency tests required as part of the application? 1:11:00 – Will I get a job or job offer after the programme? 1:11:40 – What is provided (e.g. accommodation, flight, etc.)? 1:12:08 – How are associates assigned to their placements, and are they guaranteed their choices? 1:13:40 – What if I have no work experience or I am still in university – can I apply? 1:19:45 – Is there a specific format I should use when submitting my CV? 1:21:30 – Do I need to have a degree from a top-tier or Ivy League university to join the programme? 1:23:40 – What is the typical career path for a DBA graduate? Which industries do alumni tend to pursue? 1:26:12 – What does a typical day look like when you are on the programme?
1:31:30 – Information for applicants from the Greater Bay Area of China