AIM – to identify and compare different business models in schools in the UAE and what their impact is on the Educational Leaders of those schools. • This project will investigate differences in the application of business models in schools • It will analyse the extent to which theoretical practices are followed and attempt to explain any differences found • It will look at how the Educational Leaders in those schools are impacted by the different models • How is Strategic leadership and educational involvement impacted by the different models? • Do the different business models have strategic educational policies and how do the educational leaders apply these in the different schools? • How is the current teaching and learning impacted by the different business models in the UAE? • Dissertation to be mainly concerned with educational sector. The project will use Primary and Secondary Schools as a case study. The subject will be analysed from the perspective of Educational Leaders and school business owners in the UAE. RESEARCH • Current thinking on school business models – current textbooks and recent journal articles • Current thinking on how educational leadership fits into the school business models • Current thinking on educational leadership and how it effects teaching and learning in the UAE • Research the current goals of education in the UAE. • Research Information on actual business models in the educational industry in the UAE • Research strategic educational policies in schools • Methodology to be developed, but likely to include questionnaire or interviews with school educational leaders • Analysis of visible business strategies • Analysis of leadership strategies • Possible opportunities to conduct interviews with selected school corporate managers or school owners Start with a general problem and as a result generalize theory and then end up investigating in a specific case. Using a quantitative approach. I currently teach at a private (for profit) GEMS Education school in the UAE and if you require any information from my school I can try provide it.