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19th - 23rd August, 2024




Hilton Hotel, Al Habtoor City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Special Executive Masters Programme (S.E.M.P)

This programme is geared at enhancing working executives' careers. The SEMP is an encapsulated Senior Management Programme for the High Performance Managers and Directors who work in critical roles and need an intensive course to cover the key areas that drive success and profit in business today.

What makes us different ?

We are a dynamic multicultural community that educates, inspires, and connects some of the world’s most forward-thinking business talent. We flip the traditional approach to education by using learning-by-doing experiences to transform students' skillset.

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Programme Impact

Your opportunities just went global

Be open to change, innovation and big thinking. To new experiences and diverse perspectives.

We offer a rich and innovative portfolio of in-person programmes, and a selection of online courses in a range of innovative formats.

Who attends?

This programme is ideal for for the High Performance Managers, CEOs, Founders, COOs, Entrepreneurs and Directors who work in critical roles and need an intensive course to cover the key areas that drive success and profit in business today.

How to Apply

Submit your application through our online application form.

Wait for feedback from the admissions team within 48 hours.

Learning, Luxury and Leisure

Short Executive Programme for Globally-Focused Leaders



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Study Pack

Study Pack

Case Studies

Case Studies



Prepare for an exciting experience

Gain the tools to build a positive environment with evidence-based techniques from our faculty and distinguished guest speakers.

The SEMP makes all the difference

Why is it that some leaders inspire success, while others struggle to motivate their people? Why do some organisations thrive where others fail? Most importantly, how can any of us be certain our organisations will survive an uncertain future?

Leading Businesses into the Future offers leaders new insights into these questions, with a ground-breaking blended format that offers both a comprehensive review of your organisation and expert-led sessions on how to succeed in the modern economy.


Discover the actions leaders must take to unite their people around meaningful work and steer their organisations to sustainable success.


Gain the tools to build a positive environment with evidence-based techniques from our faculty and distinguished guest speakers.

We help you create the leaders of tomorrow for your organisation. Drive your business towards growth with employee development. Our programs are designed to identify, train and help develop the necessary skills for your employees.

This programme has an emphasis on developing global perspectives to ensure that participants are well prepared for the unique challenges of leading and innovating in an ever-changing, international business environment.


Discover different stages of team development and leadership styles needed to move them toward success.


Your employees gain practical insights from industry-wide leaders about team development.

Who attends the SEMP?

Frequently Asked Questions

How to apply

Complete your application now to secure a seat at the SEMP programme.

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Not ready to apply? Learn more about the programme

We recommend you apply at least three months before the programme starts to guarantee your place. The application form will take approximately 15 to 30 minutes to complete.

We’ll acknowledge receipt of your application by email within 48 hours, if it’s received during normal working hours (Mon-Fri – 09:00-18:00 GMT). We will review and respond to your application within two working days. We do this in order of receipt and acceptance is not automatic.

Yes. We can hold a provisional place for you for up to two weeks, but be aware that completed applications take priority and programmes often fill up several months in advance. You can reserve a place online, by phone or by email.

The programme is taught in English, so a good working knowledge of the language is essential. If English is not your first language, we may ask you for evidence of your proficiency.

If you have any more questions, please read our FAQs here.

Read our full terms and conditions.

Why Dubai?

A hyper-connected pro-business hub, Dubai delivers efficiency, security and a forward-looking ecosystem for accelerated growth.

Learn fast
Learn fast
Online courses with compact learning chapters enable you to learn business skills faster than ever.
Study Online
Study Online
Get access to online study materials. All courses are 100% online and self-paced.
Global community
Global community
No conventional requirements needed, our courses are open to all ages, professions and citizenship.









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Course Overview

This comprehensive training Seminar enables the participant to predict and prepare for crises and lead the team in uncertain times by understanding the dynamics of business and world affairs and the complexities of human relationships. The training equips the learner with the tools and skills to understand the determinants of situations and predict the likely outcomes.
Forecasting, scenarios-based prediction, Situation Analysis, Complex problem solving, Planning tools, Communication strategies and psychological aspects such as emotional intelligence, and people reading, are part of the training.

The training focuses on four main areas;
Two areas prior to the crises; Predicting and Preparing for the crisis, and Crisis Planning.
Two areas during or after the Crisis; Strategies to lead in crisis, and Crisis Communication.

Many Case studies and illustrations of real companies and organizations will be used to help delegates understand how to apply the tools and skills learnt to a crisis situation. 

About the Special Executive Masters Programme

The MSBM Special Executive Masters Programme is a short certificate training/seminar designed for anyone who would benefit from more in-depth business knowledge delivered in a short and intensive Programme. This programme is suitable for successful professionals or specialists in the private, public or non-profit making sectors that have new management responsibilities and need to quickly expand their management knowledge.

The (SEMP) Programme serves as a refresher course for those who had their Master's Degree a long time ago and need a quick reminder or as an academic update while it serves as a crash Programme for those very experienced professionals who never made time out for their masters yet they require the academic and practical relevance of this masters’ experience. It is a good Programme for individuals who are newly promoted to managerial post, the program enables them to acclimatize to the new position as well as help them intake the right decisions.


After attending this course, participants would be able to:

  • Predict and plan for a crisis situation
  • Communicate in a crisis situation for agile team mobility and quicker action.
  • Analyse situations or understand the complexities of issues and problems.
  • Learn tools and skills for complex decision-making.
  • Learn planning and forecasting techniques to use to prepare for crisis response.
  • Understand the role of personality traits and understanding of others in crisis leadership.
  • Strategize for uncertain situations and contingencies.

Who should attend?

  • Leaders responsible for managing teams in uncertain and evolving situations.
  • Executives and Managers from any discipline who require a better understanding of the latest techniques of integrated planning and situation forecasting.
  • Situational planners and analysts.
  • Team and line managers.
  • Entrepreneurs launching a product or expecting a business idea 


Day 1: Predicting and Combating Crisis situations

  • Scenario running and simulation exercises.
  • Connecting the dots for prediction.
  • Preventing unfavourable situations.
  • Learning from the past.
  • Preparing the team and a crisis response plan execution.
  • Protocol creation and communication in times of crisis.

Day 2: 
Mastering Communication in Crisis

  • Essentials of Communicating in crisis.
  • Understanding the communication barrier and how to overcome them.
  • Establishing Communication channels prepared for a crisis situation.
  • Defining and identifying crisis roles.
  • Avoiding communication pitfalls and traps.

Day 3: 
Crisis Response Planning 

  • Understanding the content, importance and utility of a Crisis plan.
  • Communicating and resourcing the crisis plan.
  • Establishing a protocol for crisis plan execution.
  • Planning tools and models.

Day 4: 
Crisis Management and Leadership Strategies

  • Management strategies for crisis situations and uncertainty.
  • Getting people on board quicker with transformational leadership.
  • Utilizing charisma to enhance commitment.
  • Securing team "buy-in" in evolving situations.
  • Problem-Solving enabling and delegation.
  • Collecting and utilizing information management systems for a crisis.
  • Utilizing technology for analysis and decision alternative generation.

Day 5: Situation Analysis, Forecasting and Problem Solving

  • Tools, models and techniques of complex problem-solving.
  • Creative and critical thinking skills and tools
  • Quantitative and qualitative analysis techniques and tools. 

All MSBM courses are accredited by the relevant partners and awarding bodies.  Please refer to MSBM accreditation in about us for more details.

There is no strict Academic Requirement for this Programme as it is a Non-Credit Bearing Programme. However, Students are expected to have working experience as a Team Lead, Supervisor or Manager.


Please check with your Country’s Ministry of Foreign Affair to know if you require a UAE VISA to come into the country. 

If you do require a UAE Visa, kindly send down the following documents:

- Editable application form including DOB, Email ID, contact no, home address & signature.
- Scanned copy of your International Passport Data Page.
- E-copy of your Passport Photograph.

Your Visa and Hotel Confirmation Slip, (if handled by us) along with your Joining Instructions would be sent to you before the program commences.


Please check with your Country’s Ministry of Foreign Affair to know if you require a UK VISA to come into the country. 

If you do require a UK Visa, kindly note that you are required to handle this on your own without any recourse to us.

We advise that Delegates already hold a UK Visa with at least 3 months' validity before registering for the Programme.

Your Hotel Confirmation Slip, (if handled by us) along with your Joining Instructions would be sent to you before the program commences.

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Complete several modules ranging from Business Leadership and Managing People.
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Meet world class Business Executives globally as you study the SEMP.

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Internationally-renowned faculty. An exceptional student cohort. Challenge your perspectives and develop the skills to lead with confidence.

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