Kaplan Professional Middle East: UAE’s leading professional development training provider


Dubai: Kaplan’s journey to being one of the world’s largest educators started over 80 years ago in a basement in Brooklyn, New York, when Stanley Kaplan opened his first tutoring school at the age of 18. To this day, Kaplan strives to continue his work of offering access to valuable education backed by the belief that knowledge is transformational – to businesses, families, graduates, employees and communities. 

Kaplan’s Middle East division has been a part of the region for 12 years, bearing the same mission at heart. As a leading provider of end-to-end training solutions for certification programmes, leadership, and professional development, Kaplan Professional Middle East is well known for its unique learning experience and extensive candidate support.

Fiona McBride, Managing Director at Kaplan Professional ME, said: “Our training solutions follow a balanced approach that combines technical expertise and behavioural insight, with diagnostics and simulations. Being one of the world’s largest and most diverse education providers, we are a beacon for expanding educational access and instructional innovation. This has further driven us to become an early leader in digital learning.” 

Serving tens of thousands of clients globally, from governments to educators and professional bodies to large corporations, Kaplan’s solutions are diverse, and its capabilities are endless. The training uses interactive elements such as role plays, business simulations, action learning projects, assessments and coaching.

Kaplan’s exclusive reporting platform offers HR and line managers an opportunity to assess delegate performance in real-time. It helps stakeholders identify employees that could perform better and offers them the support required to excel in the program and enables businesses to measure the return on investment. 

“We serve organisations seeking to upskill their workforces, better serve their customers, increase employee performance, enhance overall productivity and operational effectiveness. We are also reinvigorating our operations and driving investment to further enhance an already strong regional presence, with new offices in Abu Dhabi and KSA,” Fiona said.

Backed by a great team, and a global infrastructure of systems, talent and passion, Kaplan Professional Middle East is committed to developing and offering organisation and region-specific solutions. The leading vocational skill provider offers training solutions for: 

  • Exam preparation courses: CFA, CMA and ACCA
  • Technical courses: Financial modelling and commercial acumen, accounting and taxation, corporate finance, and treasury and risk management
  • Behavioural courses focused on four key stages of employee development: Work Readiness, New Hires, Managers/Emerging Leaders, and Senior Executives. 
  • Digital programs: Project Management, Data Analytics, Digital Transformation and Foundation in Design Thinking 
  • Blended Programs: National development and graduate development program

The firm also acts as the official UAE distributors of Kaplan Schweser and Wiley study materials. With its office based in the UAE, Kaplan Professional Middle East are committed to offering personalised upskilling solutions that cater to training requirements, comply to industry standards and empower businesses to be market leaders.

About Kaplan Professional Middle East:

Kaplan Professional Middle East (KPME), a part of Kaplan Inc., is a leading provider of training solutions for professional qualifications, technical and behavioural development programmes. Over the years, Kaplan has gained an excellent reputation for delivering a range of accounting certification and financial management courses in the region. KPME has helped candidates achieve their career goals through its experienced trainers, world-class support, and digital solutions, with delivery capabilities that encompass local expertise along with globally renowned resources enhanced by international best practices.