BSc Business Management (Dubai)

with Year in Industry

Start date
September 2022
Duration
3 years
Campus
Dubai
Course Type
Undergraduate, Single Honours
Fees

The annual tuition fee for 2022 is AED 109,145 per year of study which can be paid for in instalments.

Scholarships available for all students up to 40%

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.

This programme 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 offers a blend of academic expertise and practical knowledge that will provide you with the key employability skills suitable for new and challenging contexts.

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. 

Business Management provides an in-depth knowledge of current business operations and activities while also providing effective analytical, critical and communication skills that are transferrable to a range of careers, from banking and finance to management consulting or entrepreneurship.  

  • 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 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.

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.

Hana, BSc Business Management, Dubai

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Modules

All modules listed for this course are compulsory.

First year

Second year

Accounting, Management and Accountability

Human Resource Management

Intermediate Business Economics and the Macroeconomy

Research Methods

Responsible Business: Theory and Practice

Services and Retail Strategy

Students will take two work placements throughout the degree, the first in the summer vacation at the end of year one and the second in the summer vacation at the end of year two.

Both placements are worth 120 credits in total and comprise of 12.5% of the total degree classification. Placements must be agreed by The University of Birmingham and students will receive support from the Careers Team to gain a placement.

Third year


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

We charge an annual tuition fee which is set at AED 109,145 per year of study for 2022 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.

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.