PROGRAMS

What is KidsMBA?


KidsMBA is a fundamental educational program for kids aged 9-12 (regular) and 13-16 years old (advanced) founded by Professor Mark Watson-Gandy, a practising barrister, Visiting Professor at the University of Westminster and a Special Lecturer at Cass Business School and has over twenty years' experience as a director of companies.

What does it cover?

The KidsMBA course is delivered through a 12-hours intensive course supported by a written course pack. The lessons are taught through lecturing, games, role play and discussion.
It provides an introduction to the mind-set and skills needed and the sort of issues that anyone will encounter when starting a business.
The course will cover topics, including:

  • What is a business?
  • Products and Services
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Customer care
  • Business letters
  • Budgeting
  • Bookkeeping and understanding basic accounts
  • Business Plans
  • Raising finance
  • Contracts
  • Leadership
  • Corporate Responsibility

History of KidsMBA

Started as a bankruptcy lawyer, Professor Mark Watson-Gandy was horrified to discover that many of the companies failed not because of a bad idea, but because of the basic mistakes. In fact, in the United Kingdom 50% of new companies do not survive the first 5 years. Inspired by this fact, he took time off from his practice to write his first master's program in Corporate Financial Law and teach one of the best MBA programs in the world at Cass Business School.

Eventually he concluded that business skills are so fundamental to success in life, that they should be taught to children before they leave school.


Learn more about the Advantages of the KidsMBA program.

Students will receive at the end of the course a personalised Certificate of Achievement and a KidsMBA badge. Students will be offered the chance to compete for the KidsMBA Star Performer Trophy. At the end of the second day of the course, students who wish to do so can pitch their business idea to judges in a Shark Tank type of event and the winner of the best business idea will be awarded the KidsMBA Star Performer Trophy.

Local experts have been recruited to allow the course to be edited to accommodate for and reflect cultural sensibilities and national tax and legal requirements.

Prof. Mark Watson-Gandy
"Our mission is to ensure that every child is equipped with expertise to translate their school based learning ideas and skills into things that can help them find work they are passionate about or set up a business of their own."
Location
Dubai,
Emirates Towers, AREA2071
Duration
2-day course for children
9-12 (regular) and 13-16 years old (advanced)
Next course
TBC

Cost
2,400 AED per student



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