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MBA Masterclass – 11 Feb 2023

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What does it take to be a leader? How do you as a leader drive innovation and change in an organisation? Why does leadership have a direct impact on organisational success? 

Dive into these questions and more with our bespoke MBA Masterclass focussed on Business Operations and strategies for Organisational Leadership.

Today’s dynamic and result-driven work environment place high demands and challenges on its leaders which require many new skills and approaches. Our Masterclass is designed to help you gain a global perspective on industry trends and learn various strategies to manage organisational development to the maximum value.

We welcome managers, supervisors, and working professionals from all backgrounds to register for the masterclass and benefit from lectures delivered by our expert faculty at Curtin University’s Dubai campus.

11 February 2023

9 am to 1:00 pm


Curtin University Dubai
Dubai International Academic City


The lectures combine different educational approaches, both theoretical knowledge and years of experience by the faculty in their respective fields to provide an in-depth understanding of concepts discussed in the sessions. 

The Masterclass also provides a direct overview of Curtin Dubai’s Master of Business Administration (Global) programme, delivered by the Curtin School of Business through accreditation by the AACSB international.

Attend one-on-one sessions after the Masterclass with our advisors to:

  • Explore how to start the MBA (Global) in Dubai and finish in Australia.
  • Find out how to complete the MBA (Global) in as little as one calendar year of full-time study.*
  • See what it is like to be a part of a university ranked in the Top 200 worldwide.

*Terms and Conditions apply.


Being one of the highest-ranked Australian Business schools in the UAE, Curtin University’s MBA (Global) offers a study experience like no other. The programme addresses real-world examples and relevant theories in the global business environment, enabling students to take the next step in their career as confident and equitable 21st-century leaders, equipped with the right skill set to succeed in the globally competitive world of business.

Our MBA (Global) is an internationally accredited qualification that provides the development of broad skills across both strategic and operational areas to further your professional career. Our faculty provide the knowledge you need to acquire the confidence and business acumen to move from a technical role into a managerial or executive position in business, switch careers, move into a different industry sector, or even start your own business, an MBA will help you achieve the goal.

The Masterclass will be derived from concepts and syllabi taught in this programme.

Daniel Adkins

Group CEO, Transnational Academic Group Middle East

Dan joined Transnational Academic Group in 2009 as a faculty member in the schools of business and information technology and later started the school of environmental science. He has led the organisation for the past 9 years. He is currently responsible for overseeing the operations of international university branch campuses in Dubai and Ghana in partnership with Curtin University and Lancaster University respectively. 

Prior to joining the academy, Dan spent the first 20 years of his career working in the information technology industry providing management consulting services for companies including IBM, Dell, VISA, Hershey’s, Coke, Clorox, and Merck and held numerous management positions including CIO and CEO. He has been teaching and giving public lectures on environmental issues and the UN SDGs for more than 10 years.

Dr Rex Bacarra

Lecturer, School of Business, Curtin University Dubai

Dr Rex Bacarra has received two PhDs. He graduated with a PhD in Management Research with a concentration on Organizational Development and Human Resource Management at King’s College London, UK and another PhD in Philosophy at De La Salle University, Manila. He is also McGraw-Hill Education’s Digital Faculty Consultant for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA).

He is a Noble Hero Awardee, the highest award given to an overseas Filipino by the UAE’s Philippine Consulate for excellence in the field and for his service to the community. The Khaleej Times profiled his story in an article entitled, “Dr Rex Bacarra: An Extraordinary Inspirer for Students”. He has been chosen as one of the 100 Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf by Illustrado Magazine for 5 years in a row; interviewed by Abu Dhabi TV (ADTV) for excellence in the field of teaching; awarded as the “Outstanding Educator of the Year” by The United Federation of the Filipino-American Educators in New York, USA, August 2020; awarded with “Innovator of The Year – Education” during the XAGA Awards by Xpedition Magazine, 2019; awarded with “Educator of The Year” by The Filipino Times, 2019; Gulf News cited him as one the favourite and memorable teachers based on the interview conducted with former students.

He was invited by the United Nations and Heartfulness Organization as a speaker during the International Day of Peace, Dubai, UAE. He was also invited to give a leadership talk to the Joint Aviation Command of the UAE military in Abu Dhabi, and as a jury in the Global Pitch Competition consisting of several countries upon the invitation of the UAE’s Ministry of Economy.

Introducing our School of Business Lecturer, Rex Bacarra. Not only does he have two PhDs, but he also is a Noble Hero Awardee, the highest award given to an overseas Filipino by the UAE’s Philippine Consulate for excellence in the field and for his service to the community. The Khaleej Times profiled his story in an article entitled, “Dr. Rex Bacarra: An Extraordinary Inspirer for Students”. We are so excited to have a famous Noble Hero in our Curtin family.

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