The course

Delivery type
Weekday evenings and Fridays
Duration
1 year (full-time) / 2 years (part-time) / 30 months (January entrants)
Intake date
September, January
Location
Dubai

Contact

Overview

Our MSc International Business Management with Human Resource Management (HRM) programme is aimed at graduates who have little or no business or management background in their first degree and who wish to gain a broad based business qualification to enhance their future career prospects, or at those looking to develop business management knowledge and skills to allow them to change or further their careers.

International Business Management Pathways

Our MSc International Business Management with HRM is one of three specialist pathways we offer in International Business Management. The programmes cover key issues in international business management including the international business environment as well as the importance of strategy, finance, marketing, and organisational behaviour. You then focus on developing specific knowledge and skills in your chosen pathway subject in preparation for a career in that area.

The international focus of the programme attracts students from all around the world, giving a rich learning environment where international experience and practice is shared.

Students also have the opportunity to take part in team-building, leadership and networking events during the first few weeks of the programme. 

Programme duration (September start)

  • Full-time: 12 months
  • Part-time: 24 months

Accreditation

The Dubai Campus is accredited by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) and fully licensed to teach its degrees in Dubai.  All graduates receive a British degree that is accredited by Royal Charter in the UK.

Detailed course information

Course content

Detailed course guide
Semester 1 Semester 2 
International Business Context Business Economics
Competitive Strategy Research Philosophy and Practice 
Work, Culture and Organisations  Human Resource Management

One from a range of options including* -

  • ICT Utilisation in an SME context 
  • Global Purchasing and Supply 
  • Fundamentals of Lean Six Sigma 
  • Leadership 
  • Marketing 
  • Financial Analysis 
  • Operations
     

*Options subject to timetable availability

One from a range of options including* -

  • Quality Management and Engineering 
  • Project Management  

 

 

 

International Business Context

Semester 1 (mandatory)

Explores the nature of a firm’s response to the challenges of internationalisation by examining the strategic basis, method and direction of international strategies. Examines both multi- and micro-nationals and utilises conventional strategic tools to study international strategies.

Competitive Strategy

Semester 1 (mandatory)

Examines how companies compete by developing and understanding the interactions and relationships between theoretical concepts; examining the individual components of strategic management models and considering how companies may achieve and sustain competitive advantage.

Work, Culture and Organisations

Semester 1 (mandatory)

This course is concerned with work culture at the individual, group and organisational level. Topics covered include Scientific Management and the HR School, the organisation and the external environment, power, politics and influence in organisations, approaches to leadership, performance and reward, organisational culture.

Business Economics

Semester 2 (mandatory)

Provides knowledge and understanding of the basic principles and concepts of microeconomics and macroeconomics and to be able to apply this knowledge and understanding in the analysis of a range of economic problems.

Research Philosophy and Practice

Semester 2 (mandatory)

Provides an understanding of the social science research process, as well as theory and approaches to research. Develops practical skills (i.e. quantitative and qualitative techniques) in data analysis to transform the raw data into information that guides marketing management valuations.

Human Resource Management

Semester 2 (mandatory)

The course looks at current issues in Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM), in particular how to examine and develop approaches to the management of these key issues and apply critical thinking and evaluation to the management of SHRM issues within contemporary business contexts.

Entry requirements

For MSc entry, a good relevant Honours degree (first or second class) or equivalent overseas qualifications will be considered. Given the clear practical element of the programmes, we will also consider non-graduate candidates holding less than a good Honours degree, or its equivalent, but with compensating qualifications or experience may be admitted to the Postgraduate Diploma programme. Transfer to the MSc will be possible later on if exams and course work are at MSc level.

To find out about the entry requirements for this programme, kindly call +971 4 4358700 or please send an email to dubaienquiries@hw.ac.uk

English language requirements

Fees

  • AED 75600*

* All tuition fees inclusive of VAT

Scholarships and bursaries

See our range of degree entry, undergraduate, postgraduate taught and PhD scholarships and discounts.