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International Field Trip – MBA Open Exchange

The International Field Trip (IFT) is part of the MBA Module – Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, and involves a visit to a country or region outside Cyprus. The objective of this international field-based learning is to familiarize participants with the destination’s business environment and the pedagogic process takes place primarily through visits to local companies, university campuses, international organizations and government institutions, management talks, networking events and cultural experience sessions with local executives.

Participants include MBAs, UCLan Cyprus & UCLan UK alumni, associates and friends, all seeking to gain experience-based market insights and explore new development horizons.

Country Profile

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a federation of seven emirates. In 2021, the UAE’s population increased to 9.9 mn out of which 8.8 mn were expatriates. Dubai’s population is 3.4 mn.  It is a premiere destination for FDI. Starting a Business in 5 Minutes and 1 Step, ranks 1st regionally and 16th globally, as per the WB’s Ease of Doing Business. With the chance to enjoy 100% ownership and tax exemptions as a foreign investor UAE have turned to be frequently characterised as the United Global Emirates.

The Expo 2020 Dubai: Connecting minds, Creating the future

March 29 – April 2, 2022 @ Expo 2020 Dubai, UAE

World Expos are the largest and broadest among mega events, taking place every 5 years. For the first time in World Expos’ 168-year history, the mega-event will be held in the Middle East. It had been originally scheduled for last year but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Expo 2020 Dubai will host the world for 182 days, each one brimming with new experiences. It is a showcase of human brilliance and achievement. It’ll be a time to create, collaborate and innovate.

Understanding Expo

  • For the first time in Word Expo history, each of the 192 countries participating will have their own pavilions, along with pavilions for Partners and International Organisations. All these facilitate embarking in experiences merging education, entertainment and excitement. They showcase the future through innovation and world expertise.
  • We will prioritise our focus among the following thematic areas & experiences: Business & Entrepreneurship, Hospitality, Tourism & Mega-Events, Innovation & Technology, International Media & Relations and Sustainability.

Click here to see the flyer.