Distance learning is a great way for Expatriates to fill the UAE skills gap
The United Arab Emirates is now known as the ‘land of opportunity’, however, despite attracting talent from professionals across the world, it is experiencing a distinct shortage of skills. With 83.7% of the total UAE population being Expatriates, now is a great time to use distance learning to study for a recognised qualification in Business Management.
A recent report by Gulf News highlighted the shortage of ‘highly skilled professionals, in particular, those with a degree in Finance or International Business’. The article also described how companies in UAE are struggling to fill middle management roles (nearly 40% of companies in the UAE are facing problems when they hire for middle management levels). The United Arab Emirates has many sought after jobs within sectors including Procurement, Supply Chain Management, Project Management, Human Resources and Business Management amongst many others such as Travel & Tourism and Hospitality.
The Brighton School of Business and Management offers Expatriates a great opportunity through online distance learning to improve your career prospects.
For example, the online Diploma in Supply Chain Management will only take 6 months to complete and will provide a solid understanding of Purchasing, Contract Law and Operations Management amongst a number of others.
For Expatriates who may be considering a move back to the UK, and perhaps need recognised qualifications to re-enter the UK job market, these can be obtained through to Post-graduate level, all by distance learning. Students can study at their own pace, place and often alongside their current jobs at a fraction of the cost of obtaining a University qualification.