University of Wollongong in Dubai’s Master of Quality Management programme gets EFQM endorsement
EFQM, the foundation behind one of the world’s most well-known quality management frameworks — “EFQM Excellence Model” — recently endorsed the University of Wollongong in Dubai’s (UOWD) Master of Quality Management programme (MQM) during a signing ceremony at the university’s campus in Dubai Knowledge Park.
The MOU, signed by Professor Mohamed-val M. Salem Zein, President of UOWD, and Dr Geert Opdenbosch, CFO, EFQM, includes an agreement with EFQM to embed one of its quality programmes as part of the “Business Excellence and Quality Assurance” subject within the University’s MQM programme. Based on this agreement, students who successfully graduate from the programme will receive professional recognition from EFQM as well as
certiication as internal assessors for completing the “Internal Assessor Training.”
“Endorsement from EFQM
relects our commitment to drive quality and our ambition to achieve sustainable excellence. This unique partnership will encourage our students to develop their potential to provide innovative solutions to beneit the industry and will subsequently add signiicant value to their careers in quality management”, commented Professor Barry O’mahony, Dean of the Faculty of Business.
UOWD was the irst university in the UAE to be awarded the highly sought-after EFQM membership in 2007. Upon renewal of the membership in 2016, EFQM has been actively involved in assisting students to effectively assess organisations by offering numerous training courses on campus such as the EFQM Assessor Training course and Sustainability Assessor Training course.
The University’s MQM is a one-of-a-kind degree program that provides new graduates as well as experienced managers with the specialised skills and knowledge of quality management as well as other management functions.