Falcon and Associates

Programme Structure

Run under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Dubai Business Internship programme has been designed around three fundamental pillars for success: business experience, management training and cultural understanding.

Who should apply?

The Dubai Business Internship programme is open to recent university graduates (as well as those with up to three years of work experience) from China, Kazakhstan, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States. Proficiency in both verbal and written English is required. A keen interest in international business combined with a curious and inquiring mind is preferred.

Business Internship

Participants will complete an internship with one of the emirate’s home-grown global leaders in a sector central to its economy, including trade, tourism, finance and logistics. The invaluable experience will provide participants with an understanding of how to operate within an international business environment.

Management Training

Management training is an integral aspect of the programme. Combining practical experience with learning and development modules will provide participants with a better understanding and knowledge of fundamental business concepts and doing business in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia region. 

Cultural Understanding

A Dubai Business Internship offers a unique opportunity to gain a privileged insight into Dubai’s cultural communities and to develop cross-cultural communication skills. Participants will have access to influential business leaders and opinion formers from across Dubai, the UAE and the rest of the world.

Beginning in September, the programme runs for nine months and includes business placements and consulting projects with our Placement Partners.

Programme Timeline

  • Academic Module 1

    Basics Of Business

    • Orientation
    • Introduction to Dubai
    • Business Economics
    • Operations Management
    • Introduction to Strategy
    • Soft Skills Training
    • Ethics
    • Introduction to Finance and Accounting
    • Innovation
    • Design Thinking
  • Internship Part I

    Apprentice model

    (including a simulation)

    • Coaching and Mentoring
    • Cultural Activities
    • Soft Skills Training
  • Academic Module 2

    Dubai Industry Primers

    • Doing Business in MENA
    • Dubai Industry Premiers
    • Entrepreneurship and Business Creation
    • Business Valuation
    • Business Plan Monitoring
  • Two week break

  • Academic Module 3

    Innovation & Entrepreneurship

    • Managing Teams
    • Data Analytics
    • Essential Consulting Skills
    • Decision Making
    • Negotiation
  • Internship Part II

    Consulting Project

    • Coaching and Mentoring
    • Cultural Activities
  • Academic Module 4

    Fit for the market

    • Capstone Simulation
    • Project Presentation
    • Reflections and Learnings
    • Graduation