Crescent Enterprises hosted 30 MBA students from Columbia University Business School (CBS) in New York City on an educational trip aimed at increasing students’ understanding of the local business landscape. The program, which took place at the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce, is the first since the pandemic began.
Students were able to hear and interact with senior management from Crescent Enterprises. Representatives gave presentations on the company’s rise from a regional entity to a diversified global conglomerate and its diversification strategies from ports and logistics to venture capital and incubation. Management also highlighted Crescent Enterprises’ commitment to advancing global best practices in sustainability and corporate governance. Students had the opportunity to discuss a range of topics, across business and culture, with senior management and new graduates across the organization.
Pierre Yared, Professor of International Business and Associate Dean for Executive Education at Columbia Business School, said, “We are delighted to resume our program with Crescent Enterprises, with our first visit to the United Arab Emirates since 2019.
He added: “The visit was once again invaluable to our students, providing them with the opportunity to learn more about the region’s business landscape, as well as the strong diversification strategies that have played a role. in the growth of this global company.
Neeraj Agrawal, Executive Director of Crescent Enterprises, said, “We are delighted, once again, to welcome CBS students to the UAE. It is refreshing to engage with MBA students and share their knowledge and expertise on the cultural values that underpin our business in the UAE. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with CBS and wish every success to the students, the business leaders of tomorrow.
Since 2015, Crescent Enterprises has collaborated with the School to welcome more than 150 students, encourage the diversity of talents, bridge gaps and strengthen economic, academic and socio-cultural exchanges.