About Us

MDCI helps you gain knowledge to further your career whilst still working.

As one of the longest established providers of accredited post-graduate education in the Gulf, our “blended learning” and “live learning” techniques (where tutors visit host countries to deliver live lectures) both help you to gain a first class, international University degree fitted in around your current employment.

Executive Model

“The model,” is a term referring to the time served method of delivering UK university postgraduate programmes, on a part-time basis to busy executives. It provides the local executive student with the same learning experience as they would enjoy on similar part time programmes, at the university campus.

In general students are mature executives normally with significant industry experience.  The average age of current MDCI students is 35 and most have in excess of 8 years relevant experience.

The university partner provides the identical academic components of the programme, including teaching that students enjoy on campus. MDCI provides the local support for both university and student.

Management Development Centre International Ltd is a United Kingdom registered company. The company is part of the Durham Associates group, based at the Old Coach House, Castle Eden, County Durham. The chairman of the Group is the internationally renowned management academic and author Professor Geoff Lancaster.

MDCI is managed by a board of directors based in the United Kingdom.

The Managing Director is Robert L F Rice, who holds Bahrain residency and has lived and worked in the Middle East and Africa for around 35 years. In 2009 he was identified as one of the leaders in executive education in the MENA countries by the Middle East Economic Digest

The company has both Ministry of Commerce and Ministry of Education registrations in the Kingdom of Bahrain as a representative office of the parent company in the United Kingdom.

Has MDCI got a proven success?

Over the past 25 years MDCI has helped over 2500 graduates’ from the Gulf region complete postgraduate studies. Currently, there are over two hundred students studying with British Universities all supported locally by MDCI.


What’s more, you can ask previous students their opinions on the quality of teaching and the results they have achieved. This service is available via the “Ask us” link

I have some questions?

Click the “Ask us” link complete the simple form and we will respond to your queries.