The course

Delivery type
4 years (full-time)
Intake date



In Year 1 students on all International Business Management degrees follow a common programme which provides a strong grounding in the principles of modern business management. Year 2 introduces the more functional areas of business and management including Marketing, HRM, Operations Management and Enterprise. In Years 3 and 4 students choose from a range of specialist Enterprise courses which allow them to tailor their degree to meet their particular career needs.


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.

Course content

Detailed course guide

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Management in a Global Context
  • Introductory Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Option

Semester 2

  • Enterprise and its Business Environment
  • Business Skills
  • Introductory Macroeconomics
  • Introduction to Finance

Year 2

Semester 1

  • Intercultural issues in Business and Management
  • Fundamentals of Marketing
  • Human Resource Management
  • Commercial Law

Semester 2

  • Operations Management
  • Enterprise Concepts and Issues
  • Management Theories in Practice
  • Option

Optional courses available include Business Entities, Organisational Behaviour, Marketing Perspectives, Managing the Service Experience.

Year 3

Semester 1

  • Business Research Methods
  • Business Venturing
  • Option
  • Option or elective

Semester 2

  • Strategic Management
  • Innovation Management
  • Business Analysis and consulting
  • Option

Optional courses available include Project Management, Employment Law, Employment Relations, Consumer Behaviour, Marketing Communications, Resourcing and Talent Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

Year 4

Semester 1

  • International Entrepreneurship
  • International Business
  • Approved Enterprise Option
  • Business Project/ Dissertation

Semester 2

  • Global Trends and Ethics
  • Approved Enterprise Option
  • Business Project/ Dissertation
  • Social Enterprise

Across both semesters

  • Dissertation

Approved Enterprise options include Contemporary Workforce; Digital Marketing; Leisure Marketing; Diversity Management; Marketing & Management in SMEs and Managing Business Performance.

Entry requirements

To find out about the entry requirements for this programme, kindly call +971 4 4358700 or please send an email to

English language requirements

Where English was not the medium of instruction at secondary school, applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 Academic (with no element below 5.5).


Scholarships and bursaries

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