BSc Business Management (Dubai)

with Integrated Foundation Year and Year in Industry

Start date
September 2020
Duration
4 years
Campus
Dubai
Course Type
Undergraduate, Foundation, Single Honours
Fees

The foundation year of your programme for 2020 entry is AED 85,164. Following successful completion of your foundation year the annual tuition fee is AED 95,034 per year of study which can be paid in instalments.

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The BSc Business Management with foundation course and year in industry (Dubai campus) equips you with the expertise needed to lead, change and understand business and management on both a national and global scale.

Why study this course

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.

  • We are one of a handful of business schools in the UK that holds the prestigious ‘triple-crown’ accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS).
  • Our strong links with industry mean that rigorous undergraduate academic study is combined with a real practical focus, leading to excellent job opportunities for our students.
  • The University of Birmingham is amongst the top three in the United Kingdom for being most frequently targeted by the country’s top employers.

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. 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.

The BSc Business Management withe Year in Industry 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.

Year one is an introductory year and introduces the key themes of the programme, e.g. marketing, organisational behaviour, accounting and finance. At the end of this year, from June to September, you will undertake a work placement in Dubai for 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. At the end of the study period, from June to September, you can undertake a work placement in the UK for 3.5 months that is assessed via a mini dissertation.

Year three of the course features modules that are increasingly focused. The year is underpinned by a compulsory dissertation which will allow you to investigate an area of personal interest in more depth.

 

As a student that had never even studied business, having such a diverse curriculum has meant that I have experienced a range of business activities and processes which have now given my future a clear vision and pathway. I believe that by not limiting yourself to one discipline of business you will become a well-rounded individual, which will also help massively when you come to find a graduate job.

James Ellis, Business Management student

Modules

Foundation year

Core modules

  • A Critical Introduction to Law and Legal Skills
  • Business and the Market
  • Quantitative Methods for Business and Economics
  • Introduction to Psychology 1

You must also take one of the following

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

First year

  • 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

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

Third year

  • 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 2020. 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

The foundation year of your programme is AED 85,164 for 2020 entry.

Following successful completion of your foundation year the annual tuition fee is AED 95,034 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.

Typical offer:
BBC

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.

How you'll learn

The main way you’ll learn is by attending lectures, but in some modules these are supplemented with classes which allows you to meet with a tutor in small groups to further your understanding of the material covered in lectures. You’ll also have the opportunity to work in groups and make presentations – both skills that are highly valued by employers.

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.

How you'll be assessed

Your progress is assessed through coursework and exams. Coursework takes a variety of forms, including reports, essays, group presentations, class essays and computer assignments. You must achieve satisfactory results to proceed to the next year. Your final degree is based on marks gained in the second and third years and credits which you build up throughout the whole programme.

 

Our business degrees 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.

Joe Cainé“Studying the Business Management programme provided me with practical analytical and finance skills which have helped enormously when a significant part of my job is spent in Excel trying to get to grips with managing part of a large IT estate and delivering monthly business reviews for such a large service with a high turnover.”

Joe Cane, BSc Business Management, Service Delivery Manager, Fuijitsu

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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.