BSc Business Management (Dubai)

with Integrated Foundation Year

Start date
September 2021
Duration
4 years
Campus
Dubai
Course Type
Undergraduate, Foundation, Single Honours
Fees

September 2021 Entry

The foundation year of your programme is AED 88,443 for September 2021. Following successful completion of your foundation year the annual tuition fee is AED 98,766 per year of study which can be paid in instalments.

Scholarships available for all students up to 40%

Business is constantly evolving and adapting and our Business Management programme reflects this. It offers a blend of academic expertise and practical knowledge to provide you with key employability skills.

BSc Business Management is accredited by the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Education

Business never stands still. It constantly evolves and adapts to the world in which it operates. The BSc Business Management degree with Integrated Foundation Year is an intellectually rigorous programme that will provide you with an in-depth knowledge of current business operations and activities. It will also provide you with effective analytical, critical and communication skills that are transferrable to a range of careers, from banking and finance to management consulting or entrepreneurship.  

Why study this course?

Choosing to study in Dubai opens you up to a multi-cultural community, which will prove invaluable in a global business world. 

This broad-based programme is also available in combination with a number of specialist pathways such as marketing, economics and psychology, so you have the flexibility to choose a programme that meets your interests. 

  • Get in-depth knowledge of a broad range of current business operations and activities that will prepare you to run your own business or apply your skills in a variety of careers.
  • Gain a rigorous academic experience developed with input from industry – we have links with top global employers such as HSBC, IBM and Dell to ensure you get the skills employers are looking for.
  • Choose from a wide range of modules to get practical skills relevant to modern business – such as Business Strategies in Emerging Countries, Managing Financial Resources and Responsible Business.
  • Gain an industry respected Russell Group university education – Birmingham was a founder member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities.
  • Study in one of five business schools to achieve Triple-Crown Accreditation – only 1% of global business schools are accredited by AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB

Your programme of study

Foundation Year

Designed for international students who require a preparatory year prior to undergraduate study, the foundation course is equivalent in learning to year 13 of the UK education system. 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, on our business management foundation course.

Successful completion of year one of the foundation course will also guarantee you progression onto the Business Management 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.

The BSc Business Management course

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 found throughout our business management course, which will also endeavor to impart a sense of corporate social responsibility.

Dubai Campus

Global Innovators Award 2021/22

This prestigious award, open to all business students in Dubai, offers a cash prize and the opportunity to be mentored by successful alumni in the world of business.

Find out more and register your interest.

The quality of teaching is like no other, having a flying faculty ensures that we have access to the same quality of teaching at the Edgbaston campus.

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Modules

All modules listed for this course are compulsory. 

Foundation year

Core modules

  • History, Culture, Society and Economy in the UAE
  • Business and the Market
  • Quantitative Methods for Business and Economics
  • Introduction to Psychology 2

You must also take one of the following

  • Academic English and Study Skills
  • Advanced Academic English and Study Skills
  • Advanced Academic Skills

Like all UAE Ministry Of Education Higher Education Institutions we run the below listed compulsory modules.  These modules are designed to support talented graduates in the region, with the skills to aid and further employability. 

  • Arabic Language 1
  • Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability

Please note these modules must be completed and passed, in addition to your core programme modules, during the course of your degree.  For further information on these modules please contacts us on dubai@contacts.bham.ac.uk

First year

All modules listed below are compulsory.

  • Economics for Business
  • Personal, Professional and Academic Development (PPAD)
  • Introduction to Marketing and Communications
  • Managing Financial Resources
  • Managing Operations and Projects
  • Organisations, Management and Entrepreneurship

Second year

All modules listed below are compulsory.

  • Research Methods
  • Responsible Business: Theory and Practice
  • Accounting, Management and Accountability
  • Human Resource Management
  • Intermediate Business Economics and the Macroeconomy
  • Services and Retail Strategy 

Third year

All modules listed below are compulsory.

  • Business Strategies in Emerging Economies
  • Contemporary Issues in Marketing
  • Crisis Management
  • Small Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Dissertation 

Students who have taken work experience over the summer may choose the Professional Development module (20 credits) in place of one of the 4 taught modules above.


Please note: The modules listed on the website for this programme are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date and informed by the latest research and teaching methods. Unless indicated otherwise, the modules listed for this programme are for students starting in 2021. On rare occasions, we may need to make unexpected changes to compulsory modules; in this event we will contact offer holders as soon as possible to inform or consult them as appropriate.

Fees

September 2021 Entry

The foundation year of your programme is AED 88,443 for September 2021. Following successful completion of your foundation year the annual tuition fee is AED 98,766 per year of study which can be paid in instalments.

Scholarships

We have a number of scholarships available.

How To Apply

To find out more information about our application process please visit our 'How to apply page' before starting your application.

International Requirements



Foundation Pathway entry requirements

Nigeria

Students studying the WAEC or NECO would be required to study a four year integrated foundation and degree programme.   

  • WAEC Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) with at least 5 subjects at grade B3, to include grade B3 in Mathematics for our Engineering and Physical Sciences pathway.
  • NECO Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) can also be accepted with at least 5 subjects at grade B3 or the joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) with 300+ points and at least 5 subjects at grade C4 to include grade B in Maths for our EPS pathway.

Middle East (Thaneweya)

Applicants to the Foundation pathway will require an average of 85% in the Thanawiyan (Secondary School Leaving Certificate), to include 85% in Mathematics for our Engineering and Physical Sciences pathway.

Pakistan

The University will consider students with a Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC) (also called Intermediate Certificate), with at least grade B or 70%, to include grade B or 70% in Mathematics for our Engineering and Physical Sciences pathway.

American System

High School Graduation Diploma with 'good'/grade B/GPA 3.0 average, to include grade B in Mathematics for our Engineering and Physical Sciences pathway.

Our new campus will be home to almost 3,000 students, yet you will be part of a friendly, supportive community with state-of-the-art facilities such as dynamic and agile working rooms. 

You’ll benefit from small class sizes and personalised one-to-one sessions with your tutor. With dual access to academics in the UK and Dubai, you get a world-class education from a Russell Group university.

Contact hours

Modules will be taught in blocks over 30 hours per week. The remainder of the working week consists of self-guided study based on degree programme content and requirements of specific modules.

As a Business Management graduate, you will receive the critical, analytical and communication skills that are highly sought after by top employers. 

The course provides a broad education that opens up careers in a diverse range of careers and our graduates have gone on to work in advertising, banking, law, accounting, marketing, management consulting and communications.

With dedicated on campus career support, we will help you to plan, manage and achieve your career goals, giving you the competitive edge when it’s time to start job hunting. From supporting you in ambitions to develop your own company, to going to work in the UAE and beyond, we’ll provide guidance and ensure you are ready to start your career upon graduation.

Our business management courses have long been recognised by major employers across all sectors of the economy. Our students find employment in areas as diverse as retail management, financial services, accountancy, motor manufacturing, management consultancy and pharmaceuticals; some become self employed.

Your Birmingham Degree

Your Birmingham degree is evidence of your ability to succeed in a demanding academic environment. Employers target Birmingham students for their drive, diversity, communication and problem-solving skills, their team-working abilities and cultural awareness, and our graduate employment statistics have continued to climb at a rate well above national trends.