As part of its drive to provide top executive education modules in Qatar across a myriad of industries, Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), through its Executive Education Centre (EEC), will be expanding its scope of cooperation with international educational institutions this year.

EEC’s growing partnerships with leading education providers stem from its organisational objectives to create world-class learning opportunities for professionals from all sectors of the skilled workforce in Qatar.

Public Courses

Slated for the first half of this year, an extensive list of public courses has already been planned in collaboration with EEC partners. Topics cover a diverse range of professional disciplines.

In collaboration with Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ), EEC is organising an in-depth course on cybersecurity, addressing mechanisms to ensure secure and reliable operations at all levels of interconnected computing and networking systems. The public course, on offer this Spring, will be taught by faculty members from TAMUQ and the College of Science and Engineering from HBKU. It will cover four core modules: Open Source Analysis and Computer Forensics; Penetration Testing and Forensics; Applied Cryptography and Data Privacy; and Mobile and Wireless Security.

EEC is also hosting renowned public policy expert Leslie A Pal in March, to deliver a two-day specialised training programme on Performance Management in the Public Sector. The course will shed light on common challenges encountered by professionals operating in the public sector and illustrate the best practices involved in improving scales of efficiency, using a combination of presentations, comparative case studies, and group work.

Also as part of its mandate to develop human capital, EEC will deliver a short course on corporate governance for Qatar Foundation’s Board Management members. The centre will be customising an exclusive training programme on the management of organisational rules, best practices and processes, based on QF’s unique interests and commitment to stakeholders.


Speaking about the centre’s strategic efforts to engage in active partnerships with international institutions, EEC Executive Director Rodolphe A Boughaba, explained that by practicing HBKU’s core value of building synergetic relationships, they aim to build progressive education models in Qatar.

By analysing the market needs and prudently working with our partners, we seek to provide relevant programmes that cater to increasing local demand for tailored training modules and courses.’

EEC’s endeavors to introduce quality executive education in Qatar through international partnerships, come against a backdrop of past successes.

In November 2017, EEC partnered with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Center for Sport Leadership, on a week-long sports management and strategies seminar. The course targeted emerging sports industry leaders in Qatar and was attended by Qatari nationals in managerial and supervisory roles from the Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC).

For more information about the EEC and the public courses they will host and offer this year, visit their website at