America’s Free Enterprise University Picks UAE For Its International Programme Centre

Northwood University is all set to establish its Bachelor of Business Administration degree programme in Ras Al Khaimah

UAE, Apr 18, 2021: Northwood University, in collaboration with Western International College (WINC), announced the establishment of its new International Programme Center in the RAKEZ Academic Zone in Ras Al Khaimah. With the establishment of the new programme centre, the university aims to strengthen its international presence through the Bachelor of Business Administration degree programme offerings.

The International Programme Center will have a diverse set of students from Asia, Europe and Africa, in addition to students already residing in the UAE. Students have the choice of one of the four business programmes with majors in management, marketing, finance or hospitality and will receive a Bachelor’s degree upon completion, according to an official announcement by the Northwood University. 

“The UAE is becoming a centre for international education and Northwood is the first American university to establish a presence in the RAKEZ Academic Zone. We are truly delighted with this partnership which expands our global footprint”, said Dr. Mamiko Reeves, Assistant Vice President and Dean of International Programmes at Northwood University.

“The United States has maintained friendly relations with the UAE for decades, and it is a safe place to travel and study, which makes it such an attractive higher education location”, Dr. Mamiko Reeves added. 

Ras Al Khaimah is dedicated to attracting and supporting qualified educational institutions and service providers that are committed to delivering market-driven, educational, training and professional development services. Currently, it is home to 10 international universities. 

“Establishing an international partnership in the UAE advances our beliefs about entrepreneurialism and the free-enterprise society to even more students and nations,” said Northwood President, Dr. Kent MacDonald. “There’s much to learn and leverage in our global economy and together with WINC and the RAKEZ Academic Zone, we are excited to introduce more students to Northwood values and ideas. Students will experience the same level of quality education that we offer at our main campus, particularly the experiential learning that our curricula bring to the educational landscape.”

Ramy Jallad, Group CEO of RAKEZ, said, “We are glad to welcome yet another renowned institution to our growing family of qualified education providers in the RAKEZ Academic Zone ecosystem. Northwood University is ranked as a Best Value Business School in the state of Michigan, USA, and we are confident that their offerings will add value to our goal of further elevating the standard of education here in Ras Al Khaimah, the UAE and the broader Gulf region.”

This will be the fifth Northwood University International Programme Center, with others located in Sri Lanka, China and Switzerland. Northwood also has international affiliations with many educational institutions including those located in Canada, Germany, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands and the Philippines.

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