BSc Business Management (Dubai)

with Year in Industry

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

The annual tuition fee for 2020 is AED 95,034 per year of study which can be paid for in instalments.

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The BSc Business Management with Year in Industry course at our Dubai campus will equip you with the expertise needed to lead, change and understand business and management on both a national and global scale.

Why study this course?

The BSc Business Management with Year in Industry course 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 BSc Business Management programme

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 will make you a well-rounded individual, which will also help massively when you come to find a graduate job.

James Ellis, Business Management student

Modules

All modules listed for this course are compulsory.

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 

Third year

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

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

We charge an annual tuition fee which is set at AED 95,034 per year of study for 2020 entry.

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:
AAB

UK

3 A Levels. Typical offer AAB. GCSE Mathematics and English at grade 6/B required. 
General Studies not accepted as an A2 subject but a good performance may be taken into account if you fail to meet the conditions of your offer and have General Studies as a fourth A2.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

6,6,5 at Higher Level to include 6 in Mathematics with a minimum of 32 points overall. 

GULF

Please view the Middle East section on the international country page for further information on entry requirements. 

India

  • AAB = 80% ISC, CBSE, Maharashtra or 80% West Bengal or 90% Other State boards. Mathematics must be taken with a A grade equivalency achieved.

Please view our India page for further information on entry requirements.

Pakistan

  • The University will consider students who have taken A Level examinations and/or the International Baccalaureate (IB). Requirements for each of these qualifications is listed above.

Please view our Pakistan page for further information on entry requirements. 

American System

Either a total of 3 distinct subject tests from APs and/or SAT subject tests or one year at a Community College or USA University.

Other entry requirements can be found on our international students pages.

International Students

Depending on your chosen course of study, you may also be interested in one of our foundation pathways, which offer specially structured programmes for international students whose qualifications are not accepted for direct entry to UK universities. Further details can be found on Birmingham International Academy web pages.

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 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.

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.