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MBA Masterclass – 20 Oct 2022

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The Master of Business Administration (Global) is an internationally accredited qualification that gives you broad skills across both strategic and operational areas to further your professional career. If you are looking 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.

With one of the highest ranked Australian Business schools, Curtin University’s MBA (Global) instils relevant theories and knowledge gained from practical application in industry to enable students to achieve success in the globally competitive world of business.

Our upcoming MBA Masterclass will cover three such subjects to address the demands of the global marketplace: Global Leadership, Marketing, and Organisation Management. These seminars will help you devise and apply innovative strategies to thrive in complex and volatile economic environments.


The lectures will be a combination of theoretical knowledge and years of experience by the faculty in their respective fields, packaged and delivered to you.

Get a taste of what to expect from our Masters Program and what it is like to study at the AACSB accredited Business School of a Top-200 ranked Australian University in the UAE.

Attend 1-on-1 sessions 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.


Associate Prof Dr Anna Tarabasz

Dean Teaching & Learning | Head of School – Business and Humanities, Curtin University Dubai

Marketing, digital marketing, and e-commerce specialist, with over 16 years of experience (out of it 14 in academia, in Poland, France, Kazakhstan, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, and Australia), working previously in the banking, automotive, and cosmetics industry. Serves as independent marketing & e-commerce consultant and keynote speaker. Her research area oscillates around digital marketing, social media, e-commerce, IoT, and cybersecurity.

Board Member of ICCE, Member of Réseau PGV, NAWA Expert, Member of Editorial Board of JOIDM, JOSM, IJEBR, and Management & Gouvernance. Member of the Scientific Council and Board of Reviewers of the JOFFL and EBER.

Above-mentioned abbreviations explained:

  • Institute of Certified Chartered Economists – Board Member of International Board of Standards
  • NAWA Expert (Polish National Agency For Academic Exchange) – Polish government institution for approving faculty mobility and research grants
  • Journal of Innovations in Digital Marketing Member of Editorial Board
  • Journal of Sustainable Marketing Member of Editorial Board
  • International Journal of Business and Economics Research Member of the Editorial Board
  • Journal of Finance and Financial Law Member of the Scientific Council and Board of Reviewers
  • Mangement & Gouvernance Member of Editorial Board
  • Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics Reviewer
  • Entrepreneurial Business and Economic Review Journal Reviewer
  • Réseau PGV Member – international research group on economics and management, gathering academics from 45 universities in 11 countries

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.

Dr. Nidhi Sehgal

Lecturer, School of Business, Curtin University Dubai

Dr. Nidhi Sehgal is a Lecturer in the School of Business. Post her Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, she completed Masters in Business Administration (Computer Aided Management) with specialization in Human Resource Management. Dr Sehgal was the university topper and secured a gold medal. Further, she holds Masters of Philosophy (M.Phil) in Management, Advanced Diploma in Business Administration and Ph.D in Business Administration.

She is also a fellow of Higher Education Academy, UK. Furthermore, she has qualified National Eligibility Test for Lectureship conducted by University Grants Commission, India. She has worked with prestigious government and private international universities in UAE and India. Prior to academia, Dr. Sehgal also holds rich industry experience. She has published research papers in the area of skill deficit, employability gap analysis and manpower supply. Her research interests lie in the area of Human Resource Management and Organizational Behaviour.

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