Executive Education for Organizations

Global organizations today face complex issues that can’t be solved by generic solutions. We challenge, inspire, and prepare your leaders to take on complex issues, implement your company's vision, and develop the tools to be successful change agents.

Global Network with a Global Reach

NYU Abu Dhabi, located at a new crossroads of the world, enriched by the intellectual vitality and research opportunities of a new world-class research institute, and benefiting from an active connection to NYU New York and other NYU global sites, provides the finest educational opportunity in the world for professional development.

Our world is witnessing drastic change, faster than ever. In a borderless business world, organizations must continuously adapt and evolve within their changing markets. Constant change requires the ability to adapt, lead, and maintain a vision based on common values and desired results. Leading diverse teams and creating agile organizations is yet another challenge.

NYU Abu Dhabi’s Office of Executive Education (OEE) is uniquely positioned to support the development efforts that organizations need to meet these challenges. Founded on the principle that executive development needs to be collaborative, relevant, and measurable, The OEE’s purpose is to design a new and more relevant approach to executive development that would be fit for the challenges and business environment of the 21st century.

We support regional objectives of the UAE National Charter 2021, Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030, and Saudi Vision 2030, with transformational programs that focus on executive development in areas such as leadership, digital transformation, operational excellence, economics, innovation and intrapreneurship, global policy-making, culture and the arts, healthcare, and education, among others.

The OEE is committed to value creation for people and organizations. We achieve transformational results by working in partnership with organizations to co-create bespoke, future-focused learning designs that empower people, develop leaders, and enhance the strengths of businesses.

Our custom executive education programs target organizations' specific business needs and build rock-solid alignment around their strategic goals.

A custom program with NYUAD is a transformational learning journey that delivers meaningful and enduring change — from within. Together, we open your organization to break-through thinking and empower your people to navigate volatility and uncertainty to deliver the competitive advantage and sustainable growth you need to thrive — today and tomorrow.

Professional Achievement

Participants successfully completing NYU Abu Dhabi programs receive a Certificate of Professional Achievement. Professional development programs are accredited for recognition by the Emirates National Qualifications Authority or the UAE Commission on Academic Accreditation, as appropriate.

Our Approach, Our Impact

Focused on Business Results

The Office of Executive Education designs, develops, and delivers customized and open enrollment programs to meet the needs of organizations and executives.

Our work begins with a blank canvas, and through real collaboration, we gain an in-depth understanding of your business’s learning needs and strategic goals.

We partner with your organization throughout the entire process of design and delivery. Our work begins with understanding, empathizing with, and challenging your assumptions, vision, and objectives through needs assessment interviews with key stakeholders and a review of organizational challenges and competencies.

We work closely to fine-tune our understanding of your organization, culture, challenges, and opportunities, and to ensure the curriculum meets your objectives.

How We Work with You         




Transformational Learning Experiences

NYUAD Office of Executive Education specializes in creating highly-customized, results-oriented programs that address proprietary challenges. We ensure that each custom program is tailored to the organization's and participants' desired outcomes and includes business-driven, action-learning initiatives.

Our programs enable leaders to act upon their new perspectives and establish business cultures that drive your organization’s growth.

Our programs stand on key pillars:

Bespoke Assets

Each program is tailored to address specific challenges. Learning methodologies, technology, and our experts are shaped by the organization’s needs.

Cultural Awareness

Our custom programs have a global perspective with local resonance, integrating key topics with specific cultural and linguistic contexts.

True Partnerships

Co-creation for us is a mindset that guides our relationships with clients from day one.

Industry Expertise

Our industry experts understand the big issues that shape our world.

Value Creation

We pride ourselves on having a flexible learning approach. We partner with clients who have the ability and desire to embrace a process of continuous learning and transformation. Utilizing best-practice methodologies, our learning journeys will have a lasting impact on your executives.

Our programs typically incorporate a blend of learning tools such as classroom sessions, discussions and debates, workshops, simulations, role-plays, case studies, outdoor activities, projects, and learning expeditions.

Using a variety of carefully selected impact metrics, we go beyond value creation — we empower your people and create the path for your organization to thrive.


Our face-to-face solutions break silos — creating real connections — and find actionable solutions. 


From live sessions to pre-recorded lectures, we create scalable solutions for organizations, ideal for a large number of participants from multiple locations. 


Our blended solution brings the best of both worlds. Our state-of-the-art Learning Management System enables us to incorporate online elements into our face-to-face programs, ensuring continuous learning.