The president of the e-TQM College, the pioneering e-learning institution specialized in offering Total Quality Management education, Lt. general Dhahi Khalfan Tamim announced today (Friday, June 14, 2006), that two of the college’s programs have been granted academic accreditation by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, making it the first e-learning institution specialised in TQM education in the region to receive such a recognition.
With this accreditation, the Bachelors of Art in Business and Quality Management, and the Masters of Science in Organisational Excellence offered by the college have become officially recognised. Both these programs are now open for admission through the college’s website. The College has also announced that it will hold an open day for the public on the 22nd and 23rd of July to introduce the college, its programs and its teaching committee.
The BA Business and Quality Management course offered by e-TQM College is based on the premise that learners will have a broad and comprehensive perspective on business and all the important matters that affect organizations at macro and micro levels. The course contents will cover areas of business, management, quality, accounting, statistics, marketing and economics.
Commenting on the announcement, Dhahi Khalfan Tamim said, “The UAE has always been a leader in the Arab world when it comes to adopting latest practices and innovative methods in the various sectors. The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research has realised the added value that the e-TQM College has been providing to the UAE by raising awareness about the principles of Total Quality Management driven by its qualified team of world-renowned quality experts. We are proud to be the first e-learning institution to have officially recognised academic programs by a ministry of education in the Arab world. This move reflects the progressive approach of endorsing innovative techniques and practices in the education sector in the UAE.”
The MSc in Organisational Excellence, through a blend of theory and practical insights, seeks to give a total, integrated perspective on the factors that support the development of organizational excellence in a modern business environment. The program looks at how total quality management and related and associated concepts can shape the competitiveness of organizations and ensure their survivability for the future. The course follows a powerfully blended learning approach that truly integrates the benefits of classroom learning, self paced and online learning.
“As e-TQM College continues its commitment to provide specialised programs that are designed to build the proficiency of learners in business and other fields with a quality perspective, this accreditation will lend further credibility to the college and its wide range of programs. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research for granting our programs this accreditation, as we continue our journey providing world-class education in the field of TQM,” he added.
Dr. Mansour Al Awar said, “Since its establishment, the e-TQM College has led the way in the field of education and awareness of TQM principles in the region. What sets us apart from other educational institutions is our innovative teaching methods which blend the latest technology with the best practices in education. Over the years we have taken the concept of e-learning education to new levels, with our balanced and integrated approach, which focuses on educational content rather than managing the education business. Total Quality Management is still in its infancy in the Arab world, requiring sustained efforts from institutions like e-TQM College to spread awareness about this discipline.”
“Our educational strategy blends both the traditional style of education, which is the classroom and the professor and the innovative virtual classroom, whereby the learners are engaged in an online educational experience that allows better interaction with the teacher and greater assimilation of the material. Through our world-renowned advisory board and our educational approach, we promise learners the best education in the field of business studies from a quality perspective,” added Al Awar.
e-TQM College also has four centers of excellence which are forums that promote excellence in Education through the Center of Excellence in Education (CEE), in policing through the Center of Excellence in Policing (CEP), in health through the Center of Excellence in Health (CEH) and the Virtual Executive Club (VEC) which helps to nurture and develop Executive Managers in The Arab World and provides them with the latest practices that enable them deliver excellence in performance and results to their organizations. The College also has a publishing house which is a source of knowledge in Total Quality Management and related fields, and aims to support the quest of education and lifelong learning at all levels.