Our Business Management course with a foundation and industrial placement year 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 course, 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 course is equivalent in learning to year 13 of the UK education system.
Successful completion of year 1 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.
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.
Year one is an introductory year and 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 business management course, from our Dubai campus.
At the end of this year, from June to September, students shall undertake a work placement in Dubai for duration of 3.5 months, which will be assessed via reflective assignments.
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 Dubai business management course mirror those 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.
Students also have an option to study at the Birmingham campus in year two. At the end of the study period, from June to September, students can undertake a work placement in the UK for 3.5 months that is assessed via a mini dissertation.
Year three of our business management course 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.