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GU-Q opens registration for executive courses

Tribune News Network
To meet the needs of Qatar’s busy professionals, Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) has opened registration for two Executive Education courses that provide junior to mid-level executives with high impact skills, knowledge and strategies needed to thrive in a complex and fast-moving international marketplace.
The Executive Education offerings will include a two-day course on global markets on April 17 and 18, and a three-day course on public-private partnership from April 28 to 30.
Rodolph Boughaba, associate dean for Executive Education, emphasised the impact of GU-Q’s specialised seminars.
He said, “Executive education and training address the development needs of professionals to differentiate themselves in the workforce. It’s not enough to meet the needs of today. To compete, you have to be positioned to forecast the next trends that will soon be shaping Qatar’s business landscape as well as the world economy.”
The ‘International Finance: Understanding Global Markets’ programme is an intensive course that provides executives with the tools needed to master global markets.
Through an in-depth analysis of the components of the global financial system, the identification of the links between those components and a careful study of the forces that shift them, participants will learn to anticipate, understand and respond to movements in global markets. The course will be taught by Associate Professor and Director of International Economics at GU-Q Dr Alexis Antoniades, a leading expert on understanding Global Markets and on the economies of the Gulf countries.
The second course, ‘Public-Private Partnership’, will teach participants when to develop partnerships between public and private entities (PPPs), how to monitor the partnership performance as well as to explore the political, managerial, legal, financial and ethical implications of such partnerships.
“Contracts between government bodies and private entities provide key advantages to both parties, including the exchange of technology and innovation and providing better public services through operational efficiency. This programme also presents an exceptional opportunity to become familiar with PPPs in Qatar,” said Boughaba.
The course will be taught by John Buttarazzi, an adjunct professor with the Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy in Washington, D.C, where he teaches a graduate-level course on PPPs.
He has over 25 years of experience in infrastructure and economic development, and has advised hundreds of US and foreign government officials on various public-private partnership matters.
Interested individuals can register at