Several elements are contributing to the success of the EMBA program at ESA. The diversity in
term of business background of the students allowed an outstanding exposure and cross
experience to all the participants. The level of professors and instructors was simply
In addition, I have found this program to be very unique in the areas of academic, offering
participants the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of new business
environments, trends and their relationships with the advanced economies.
While the content of sessions is based on advanced academic scientific theories, they were
well connected with real life examples, case studies, simulations and lots of tools that allow
the attendants to experience the application of those theories in reality.
This program allowed as senior leaders or entrepreneurs to be able to identify problems,
define objectives, analyze information, evaluate risks and alternatives, and leverage
technology to enable qualitative and quantitative methods to solve problems.
We were able to employ financial decision models to select appropriate projects for a
business enterprise, apply appropriate influence tactics and produce positive team objectives
and employ effective cross-cultural communication.
The program plays also a role of start-up to new business leaders in the market. The
experience affected my knowledge, thinking process and overall career positively and the
skills gathered keep amazingly surprising me with its handy and importance in my day-to-day
business work. It became even more important in the current uncertain and turbulent
I had the pleasure to win the Best Hotel Manager award in the Middle East and Africa Region
and get promoted to General Manager position only few months after my graduation. EMBA
program at ESA definitely played a prominent role in moving forward my business profile.