The course

Delivery type
Day
Duration
4 years (full-time)
Intake date
September
Location
Dubai

Contact

Overview

Our International Business Management with Operations degree is relevant and practical, developing employability and professional development skills throughout.

Our degrees reflect the current thinking and practices of successful leaders and organisations and will provide you with all you need to thrive in the positions, organisations and industries of the future.

We take an innovative approach to learning and teaching which puts cutting-edge business theory through a real-world filter. With regular industry speakers and case-study driven assignments we bring teaching in business management to life.

Go Global with international study opportunities

Our International Business Management degree will help you stand out in increasingly globalised recruitment markets and gives you the option to stay in Edinburgh or travel, study and gain experience in different business environments, countries and cultures.

This is catered for by the university’s Go Global project which allows you to study your International Business Management degree at any of our campuses in Dubai and Malaysia.

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.


Course content

Detailed course guide

In Year 1 you will follow a common programme in the principles and practices of modern international business management. In Year 2 you will be introduced to functional areas of Business Management such as marketing, human resources, business law and operations management. Then in Years 3 and 4, you will complete a number of optional and specialist courses which introduce advanced learning across the key principals of Operations and Business Management from a global perspective.

Year 1

Semester 1

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

Semester 2

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

Year 2

Semester 1

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

Semester 2

  • Operations Management
  • Management Theories in Practice 
  • Managing the Service Experience
  • Option or elective

Optional courses available include Business Entities, Organisational Behaviour, Marketing Perspectives, Enterprise Concepts and Issues.

Year 3

Semester 1

  • Business Research Methods
  • Project Management
  • Option
  • Option or elective

Semester 2

  • Strategic Management
  • Business Analysis and Consulting
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Option or elective

Optional courses are a choice from our Business Management portfolio, including:  Consumer Behaviour, Marketing Communications, Innovation Management and Business Venturing, Resourcing and Talent Management.

Elective courses are a free choice from the university's course portfolio.

Year 4

Semester 1

  • International Business
  • Managing Business Performance
  • Option
  • Dissertation 1

Semester 2

  • Global Trends and Ethics
  • Process Design and Improvement or Team Performance Dynamics
  • Option
  • Dissertation 2

Optional courses available include Contemporary workforce; Diversity Management; Leisure Marketing and Digital Marketing.

Entry requirements

Our normal entry criteria are listed below. However, please note that the final decision remains at the discretion of the course director after evaluating scores of individual relevant subjects.

Students who are eligible to be admitted directly into second year can choose to join the first year, where available. Similarly, students who are eligible to be admitted into the Advanced DEP programme can choose to join the DEP programme instead.

First year entry

  • GCE A-Level CCD (or BBBB at AS-Level)
  • CBSE or equivalent 65%
  • American High School Diploma + SAT 1s - 1000
  • UAE Tawjihiyya 80%
  • International Baccalaureate 24 points
  • BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma MMM
  • Foundation year Successful completion of Heriot-Watt University Degree Entry Programme (Management) with a BBBB.
  • African WAEC / NECO / WASSCE B2 including English and Maths
  • FBISE grade 12 or equivalent – 70%
  • Curriculum Russian/Kazakhstan (Attestat) with minimum grade of 5 + IELTS 6.0

Second year entry

  • GCE A-Level CCC in relevant business subjects
  • International Baccalaureate 24 points
  • CBSE 75%
  • American High School 70% + 3 AP at grade 4 OR Minimum 3 SAT 2’s 500 each
  • Higher National Diploma (HND) PPP
  • BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma DDD
  • FBISE grade 12 or equivalent – 85%
  • Students with an HND, an OND Upper Credit or have completed first year at a Nigerian University with strong grades, will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Transfer students from other universities may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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

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).

Fees

Scholarships and bursaries

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