The programme aims to develop the intellectual, analytical and communication skills of students by providing them with a breadth of knowledge of business management, together with the transferable skills (for example in group and team working) that are necessary to apply this knowledge in new and challenging contexts.
Given the fact that business is conducted today in a global environment and that it is necessary to be able to interact with other markets and cultures, an international underpinning is to be found in most modules. In addition, an appreciation of other contemporary issues such as digital marketing, international entrepreneurship and management strategy is provided throughout the programme, which will also endeavor to impart a sense of corporate social responsibility.
Designed for international students who require a preparatory year prior to undergraduate study, the foundation programme is equivalent in learning to year 13 of the UK education system.
Successful completion of the foundation year will also guarantee you progression onto the Business Managemement BSc (Hons) programme. *You will need at least 100 credits, an average of at least 60%, at least 60% in Academic English and Study Skills and at least 65% in Quantitative Methods for Business and Economics.
We will ensure you're fully prepared for your undergraduate programme, immersing you in the university environment and giving you dedicated support in your first year in Dubai.
Year one introduces the key themes of the programme. e.g. marketing, organisational behaviour, accounting and finance. Students are given a thorough grounding in the subject areas that they continue in later years. The modules studied will mirror the UK programme.
In year two we adopt a generalist approach although modules begin to become more focused and specialised; students must take at least 10 credits from each key themes. The modules on the programme mirror those modules already offered in the UK based programme. The modules have been chosen as the most appropriate modules for the coherence of the programme, and the most suitable for the Dubai market.
Year three features modules that are increasingly focused. The year is underpinned by a compulsory dissertation which allows the student to investigate in-depth an area of personal interest.