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BA Honours Business Management

BA Honours Business Management

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Start
January, September
Duration
3 years full time
Attendance
Full time
Fees
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This programme is tailored towards ambitious students who are keen to apply theory to practice in a business environment; you will learn how organisations operate from developing strategy to management styles. Supported by expert tutors who bring professional experience to their teaching practices, you will study the key functions that underpin business success. The career options are broad within our Business Management degree and you will be well prepared to enter corporate, governmental and third sector organisations or even start your own business.

We offer four exciting pathways at the Dubai campus so you can specialise your studies towards your career ambitions. After the shared first year you can select from: Business Management (general), Finance, Human Resources or Marketing.

Why Study BA Honours Business Management

Middlesex University Dubai provides students with the opportunity to achieve an Honours degree in Business Management in three years. A degree in Business Management will provide you with an understanding of the complexities and challenges across a broad range of managerial processes, that impact organisations as they strive to gain advantage in a globalised and competitive business landscape. The programme is structured to enable students to develop a range of theoretical and practical skills in key areas of business management including; finance, marketing, operations, people management, leadership and strategy. Such knowledge and skills are required to be effective within a professional context. Therefore, our degree allows you to shape your studies towards your career ambitions and build the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to be a successful business manager in a wide range of industries.

Course Fees : AED 150,000

You will develop key business knowledge, skills and experience in order to excel in a management career. Companies and organisations require graduates who have expert business knowledge and can also demonstrate analytical and problem solving skills; with the professional acumen to deal with challenges in a fast-paced corporate world.

You will study the operations of organisations: their functions, structure and management and the models and techniques used to achieve successful results. The Entrepreneurship and Small Business modules provide an excellent foundation for setting up and running your own business. In Year 2 and Year 3 you will take one of our specialist pathways, choosing from Business Management (direct route), Human Resources, Finance or Marketing.

You will learn to work effectively in teams, and be able to present and communicate business management ideas with confidence. We also ensure you develop specialist knowledge in:

  • Stakeholders: their expectations and behaviour
  • The environment of business and its impact on strategy
  • Design, production and distribution of products and services
  • Business resources: acquisition, application and control
  • Business process: planning, improvement and control

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  • Year 1

    • Applications and Research in Management (30 Credits) - Compulsory
      This module provides an interesting and enjoyable introduction to basic statistical, research, and ICT methods for the collection, analysis and presentation of business data. Students will be required to do calculations by hand and use appropriate software though the emphasis is on the interpretation and communication of results.
    • Financial Aspects of Business (30 Credits) - Compulsory
      This module aims to develop the financial understanding and knowledge of students within business organisations so as to enable them to make effective decisions and to assess the cost, economic and financial implications and outcomes of these decisions. It aims to provide an understanding of the fundamental roles of accounting and finance for business students who do not need to develop specialist knowledge as well as to provide an understanding of key microeconomic and macroeconomic principles that inform business thought and practice.
    • Management and Organisations ( Credits) - Compulsory
      The aim of this module is to enable students to understand how managers operate in organisations in an international context. It will cover the development of management and theories explaining organisational behaviour. Students will develop the ability to analyse the strengths and weaknesses of various management theories.
    • Marketing Theory and Practice (30 Credits) - Compulsory
      This module is designed to provide students with an overview of key marketing concepts and techniques, as they apply in a variety of organisations and in both conventional and online environments. Students will develop knowledge and understanding of the core role of marketing in determining the growth potential of an enterprise, including the value of the marketing mix in ensuring successful marketing implementation and the significance of external and internal operating environments for marketing practice.
  • Year 2

    • Business Environment Analysis (30 Credits) - Compulsory
      In this module you will begin to acquire the knowledge and skills typically required for more advanced study of businesses and in managerial decision-making. You will learn to analyse business environments and handle information using techniques, models and frameworks that will also start to build higher level employability skills.
    • Work, Organisation and Society (30 Credits) - Compulsory
      The aim of this module is to enable students to develop a critical understanding of the multifaceted social processes that are imperative to organizational life, and through which organisations may exert influence on ourselves as much as on society at large in order to pursue their objectives. The module will cover a wide array of theories pertaining to organizational behaviour, organization theory, sociology, psychology and economical issues as far as they are relevant for the understanding of these social processes. Students will develop their own abilities to analyse these theories critically, build up their own views on how to think and feel about these emergent issues as well as empower themselves with the capacity to argue and support these views in an academically rigorous manner.
    • Consumer Behaviour ( Credits) - Compulsory
      The aim of this module is to enable students to learn factors that influence consumer behaviour how we buy, what we buy, why we buy. Relevant theories of consumer behaviour will be explored and critiqued in order to explain these behaviours.
    • Law for Business (30 Credits) - Compulsory
      The aims of the module are to examine the laws regulating the conduct of business and business organisations. The first part of the module provides the essential basic knowledge and understanding of English law (English Legal System, Contract, Tort and Employment) whilst the second part covers Company law and Corporate Governance.
    • Operations Management (30 Credits) - Optional
    • Brand Management (30 Credits) - Optional
      The aim of this module is to develop a student s understanding of branding, brand management and brand communications. In particular, the module will focus on developing strategies to create and sustain successful brands and on developing efficient brand communication strategies.
    • Human Resource Management in a Global Context (30 Credits) - Optional
      This module builds upon knowledge gained at level 4 about the business environment and about the general management functions operating within organisations and develops an understanding of the international context of dealing with people issues in organisations.
    • Human Resource Management in Practice (30 Credits) - Optional
      The aim is to introduce non-HR specialist students to the key areas of HRM and to build on relevant knowledge and skills developed in introductory organisational behaviour modules. By the end of the module students will be familiar with a wide range of generalist HR policies and practices within the five key areas of the discipline: employee resourcing, employee reward, performance management employee relations, and employee training and developmen
    • Managerial Finance (30 Credits) - Optional
      This module aims to further develop and enhance the financial understanding and knowledge of students within business organisations. It aims to provide a more in-depth understanding of the roles of accounting and finance for business students who do not need to develop specialist knowledge and to train students to apply their accounting and finance skills into a range of different business situations.
  • Year 3

    • Contemporary Issues in Managing a Workforce (30 Credits) - Compulsory
    • International Marketing (30 Credits) - Compulsory
      This module puts marketing into the global context and shows the importance of international marketing in the era of globalisation. The module assists students to gain sound knowledge of international marketing and provides them with a thorough understanding of the nature of the international market place. Students will develop international marketing decision-making skills and know-how that will assist them in pursuing a career in international marketing or business.
    • International Operations Management (30 Credits) - Compulsory
      This module aims: - to present the international nature of business operations and how companies are working in a global marketplace; - to develop understanding of how companies develop and manage their international operations through certain management techniques; - to provide a wider understanding of business competitiveness in global marketplaces; - to use theories to evaluate the choices given by organizations and link them to management of these international networks.
    • The Service Encounter (30 Credits) - Compulsory
      This module builds upon knowledge and skills gained about general business functions and their impact on work. It explores, in more depth and on a critical basis, the interrelationship of the workplace and individuals in the organisation of services. It looks at contemporary issues unique to the organisation of work within services, including management approaches to control, the interaction between customer and service provider at the point of delivery and the role of aesthetics in service provision.
    • Developing Leaders and Managers in Organisations (30 Credits) - Compulsory
      This module aims to provide grounding in the core competencies related to management and leadership in organisations, enabling students to apply theory to practice in management and leadership development. Alongside this, it will provide opportunities to develop personal skills through workshops in leadership and team building.
    • Business Game (30 Credits) - Optional
      This module aims - to present a view of the importance to firms of integrating key business functions in order to achieve business success - to facilitate understanding and application of appropriate business and management academic theories in managing a business - to provide experience, through business simulation, of how a firm can integrate key aspects of business and management in order to succeed in a competitive environment - to use simulation techniques as a means of encouraging students to think strategically.
    • Business Start up (30 Credits) - Optional
      This is a synoptic of module which aims to ensure that students can demonstrate how to develop a business plan and put it into operation. This will be achieved by students showing an understanding of the appropriate academic theories and an application of the necessary analytical tools to achieve a successful business start up. In particular, the module aims to facilitate the development of a unique business plan in which students will learn, practice and apply the necessary academic and practical knowledge base and skills set, including team working, required for the establishment of a new business. This preparation follows through to provide students with the opportunity to study the establishment of small business in a practical context, giving students an insight into the nuts and bolts of setting up and running their own small business. Especially important is the reconciliation of theory to practical realities including interaction with the appropriate government agencies, professional and commercial bodies. Finally, students are encouraged to reflect on whether they are suited to setting up their own small business or continuing their college business on a commercial basis.
    • Authentic Leadership Development (30 Credits) - Optional
      This module aims to critically evaluate theoretical perspectives on leadership. It will explore key concepts which present the complexity of leadership effectiveness in the 21st Century which include: communication and conflict management, ethics, social responsibility, diversity, change, power and politics. The module provides the student with an opportunity to apply theoretical concepts in order to develop and enhance their own personal leadership effectiveness in preparation for their chosen career.
    • Strategic Management (30 Credits) - Optional
      This module aims to present a broad and integrated view of strategic management in organisations; to outline and offer a range of critical perspectives on key concepts of strategy; to introduce generic strategies at the corporate, business and functional levels; to provide a range of analytical models and concepts that can be applied in assessing the strategic capability of an organisation and the environment in which it operates.
    • Innovation Management (30 Credits) - Optional
      This module aims to develop a systematic understanding of the role of innovation as a key success factor in dynamic business environment, and the main strategic and organisational challenges firms face in managing innovation. The module provides an up-to-date overview of the main theories and models of innovation, as well as illustrates successful organisational practices through analysis of case studies.
    • Managing Business Projects (30 Credits) - Optional
      This module aims to provide students with a detailed understanding, based on professional work in the field, of the design, planning, implementation and evaluation of projects in a variety of sectors. Students will be able to explore how projects are managed using up-to-date project management tools and technologies. The role of projects in the wider economy, within organisations will also be analysed and students will be able to enhance individual effectiveness in the world of work through practical work on project management.
    • Global Operations Management (30 Credits) - Optional
      The aim of this module is to develop an understanding of those managerial concepts and techniques required in the design, management and control of work systems. The term "work systems" is used in a broad sense and includes both manufacturing and service systems. The module will look at the configuration and coordination of international business operations. Through configuration the location choices will be examined. The theories and decision making methodologies will be explained in detail. In coordination, the advantage of international operations will be discussed in detail including technology/knowledge transfer and general operations management issues.
    • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (30 Credits) - Optional
      The aim of this module is to promote greater awareness and understanding of the importance of diversity issues from both a national and international perspective. This module also provides insight to the implications of diversity from a societal, organisational, and employee standpoint. A range of diversity debates, concepts and practices regarding equality, fairness and inclusion are also explored. This is used as a means for endorsing the significance of diversity management to careers and business sustainability and success. A variety of topics are covered including cross-cultural management, gender disparity, age perception, disability awareness, effective multicultural team-working, and diversity legislation.
    • Leading Change (30 Credits) - Optional
      This module aims to enable students to critically analyse approaches to organisational change and to develop the skills required to be effective change agents. To do this, the module will, firstly, explore organisational change including the need for change, triggers of change, response/barriers to change and approaches for overcoming resistance to change. Secondly, the module will explore the importance of business/HR strategy, communication, project management, and team work in managing change, as well as leadership as a key facilitator of change. Finally, the module will equip students with the knowledge, skills and competences to become effective change agents and will engage them in a reflection of their past career and life experiences in relation to individual and/or organisational change.
    • Corporate Governance (30 Credits) - Optional
      The module provides students with an understanding of the concepts and key issues in corporate governance and corporate accountability. Students will also get an overview of the high profile cases of corporate failure and analyse them from corporate governance perspective. By extending the traditional corporate governance theoretical framework to address broader corporate social responsibility issues students will understand the significance of corporate transparency and accountability in modern corporations.
    • Enterprise and Small Business (30 Credits) - Optional
      The module aims to develop the awareness, skills and mindset relevant to enterprise, entrepreneurship and small business. This includes abilities required to recognise and act upon opportunities, solve problems, and apply initiative and creativity in achieving development goals; and to explore the nature and impact of enterprise in a wider socio-economic context, by addressing key policy-relevant issues.
    • Facilitating Creativity in Business (30 Credits) - Optional
      This module aims to explore ways of developing creativity and innovation at work, from an individual, team and organisational level. The focus will be on: recognising and unleashing your latent creative potential; becoming more creative; facilitating teams to uncover more of their creative potential; develop skills in building work environments which will release the individuals creative energy and the energy of those whom they work with. This module will introduce students to the knowledge and skills needed to facilitate creativity in workplace. It draws upon the literature and the experiences of creative practitioners to examine the wide range of principles and practices which can be utilised in fostering a creative attitude at work.
    • Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation ( Credits) - Optional
      This module aims to provide students with the tools for the analysis of financial information, in particular for the purpose of business valuation. In doing so, students will become familiar with how investors and corporate financiers utilise financial and non-financial information in corporate reports.
    • Research Project (30 Credits) - Optional
      This module provides an excellent opportunity for students to demonstrate higher order employability skills such as the ability to design and deliver a small research project; learn independently and through supervision, and undertake an extended, methodical piece of work. A well-executed research project will give you something to distinguish yourself from your peers as well as the opportunity to show why you might be a superior candidate for graduate employment.
    • Strategic Management Accounting (30 Credits) - Optional
      This module aims to build on students knowledge of management accounting by looking at the wider measures of performance and decision making and the techniques that can be applied to such situations. The module attempts to give a broad understanding and critical evaluation of performance measurement. This includes quality and innovation as well as financial measures. The techniques and theory covered lead to a wider understanding of strategic decision making as well as overall company performance.
    • Internship (30 Credits) - Optional
      The primary aim of the internship module is to provide students with the opportunity to undertake a period of work experience minimum 30 days . This will facilitate the student to gain an insight into, the world of work and appropriate conduct at work, and the process of becoming and staying employable through assertiveness, continuing development and reflection on both their development and the link between theory and practice. The student will also develop an understanding of the organisation, sector and the environment in which is operates.
    • Consulting in Organisations (30 Credits) - Optional
      The module builds on learning from prior modules and provides the student with a theoretical introduction to consulting and the idea of the learning organisation. The module then provides an opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge to organisation practice by students working in small teams on a real time consultancy project which takes place in a variety of public, private and voluntary sector organisations. It gives the student the responsibility of approaching and pitching to potential clients, managing themselves, their time, their team relationships and their relationships with external clients, to achieve outcomes that make a real difference to the organisation. The module provides a bridge between academic study and full-time employment by focusing on the significance and relevance of their consultancy experience. It aims to enhance students prospects of employment following the completion of their degree programme.

Taught sessions are held at our Dubai Knowledge Village campus (Block 16, 17, 04 and 19) during the week (Sunday to Thursday) between 8:30am and 6:30pm. Additional sessions might be scheduled over weekends or holiday periods and you can expect to receive plenty of notice for these. Attending scheduled weekly classes is an important requirement for completion of this programme.

You will be actively involved in a range of learning, teaching and assessment approaches as part of your programme. Such active approaches aim to put you at the centre of your learning so you are involved and engaged in all aspects of your assessment and learning. Your programme will require your active participation in learning activities and engagement with your fellow students both individually and collaboratively, working and learning with other students as part of a small group. Learning activities may also occur both within and outside the classroom.

Your learning will also be supported by technology. Increasingly your tutors will be using existing and emerging learning technologies to engage you in e-learning activities. Your programme may be facilitated using a variety of media and online tools (My Learning on UniHub, podcasts, wikis, etc.) which could allow you flexible access to a diverse range of online resources, quizzes and learning materials as well as collaborative tools with which you can engage and learn with your peers.

Not confined by the time and space associated with traditional teaching methods you may take part in online discussions and learning activities from wherever you are studying. By engaging with e- learning you will also be developing skills which are essential for your learning and are also highly valued by employers. These include but are not limited to: working flexibly, communication, understanding of IT, team working and creating shared understandings based on quality resources and access to global expertise.

We accept students with a diverse range of entry qualifications and from varying backgrounds. The following international qualifications are normally considered for admission:

  • Successful completion of the Middlesex University International Foundation Programme (IFP)*** (equivalent programmes from other Universities/Colleges/Institutes will be considered).
  • Indian Secondary School Certificates issued by the CBSE/ISC boards/NIOS/All State Boards may be considered: minimum grade of 55% overall
  • British A-Levels: minimum two, maximum three subjects, with grades of B,B,C (three subjects) or with A*, A* (two subjects)
  • International Baccalaureate: completion of IB diploma with good grades

GCSE (or equivalent for other education systems) English and Maths with a minimum of Grade C are required

  • UAE’s General Secondary Education Certificate Examination Grade 12 (Tawjihiya) plus successful completion of the Middlesex University International Foundation Programme (IFP)***  or equivalent programmes
  • Pakistani National Curriculum: completion of Year 1 at a recognised post-secondary institution (university / college). Candidates that have successfully completed FSC/HSC are admitted to the Middlesex University’s International Foundation Programme (IFP)***
  • Iranian Pre-University Certificate: minimum overall grade of 12. Students completing the High School Diploma are admitted to the International Foundation Programme (IFP)***
  • Nigerian Senior School Leaving Certificate: Candidates are admitted to the International Foundation Programme (IFP)***
  • National Curriculum of the countries of Russia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan: Candidates are admitted to the International Foundation Programme (IFP)***
  • West African GCE: Candidates are admitted to the International Foundation Programme (IFP)***
  • BTEC Level 3 qualifications***** (suite of qualifications known as Nationals) may be considered for direct entry into an undergraduate programme

Note: *** International Foundation Programme (IFP) is a one year programme to prepare students for entry to Undergraduate programmes

***** BTEC qualifications (QCF) (suite of qualifications known as Nationals) are acceptable both on their own and in combination with other qualifications. Applicants are expected to have studied for the Diploma or Extended Diploma. The Certificate, Subsidiary Diploma and 90 Credit Diploma are expected to be studied in combination to equal that of at least the Diploma (for example, the Subsidiary Diploma would need to be offered in combination with either a Diploma or two GCE A levels).

This list shows only a selection of qualifications. If your high school system does not appear here, please contact our Admissions Office admissions@mdx.ac.ae and we will be able to advise you further.

English Language Requirements (Undergraduate)

All programmes at Middlesex University Dubai are taught in English and applicants with previous education outside of English-speaking countries (such as the UK, the United States, Canada, England, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand), must demonstrate English language proficiency as follows:

English Language Test

Entry Requirement

IELTS Academic

6.0 (minimum 5.5 in each band)

TOEFL Internet-based

72 (17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading)

PearsonPTE Academic

51

PearsonPTE General

Level 3


Additionally, students with the following qualifications may be considered as having met the English language requirements:

English Language

Entry Requirement

GCSE/IGCSE/O-Level English

(as a first or second language)

Grade C or Higher

CBSE/ISC boards/NIOS/All state boards

Minimum grade of 70% in English

International Baccalaureate

Minimum grade 4 in English A1 (Standard or Higher Level) in IB OR a minimum of grade 5 in English B (Higher Level)

West African/Nigerian Curriculum

WAEC/WASSCE/SSSCE 

Minimum grade “C6“


For admissions related enquiries, kindly contact our admissions team on 0097143678100 / 0097143751212 alternatively you can email onadmissions@mdx.ac.ae

Our Business Management graduates find themselves working in a range of industrial, commercial and third sector organisations. This degree also enables entrepreneurial students to set up their own business.

Our business graduates have gone on to work in a wide range of business management roles in prestigious international organisations in roles such as: Operations Manager, Junior Operations Manager, HR Consultant, Trainee Manager, Sales Manager, etc.

Peter Fernandes, BA Business Management

Peter Fernandes 

"Every aspect of the course has been exciting. I particularly enjoyed the third year modules. Strategic Management gave me a deep insight into the workings of a business environment and Leadership Management helped me discover my strengths and weakness in order to become an effective leader in the future."

"I loved working closely with academics, who are leaders in their field. They ensured the entire course provided not only academic theory but also practical and relevant information specifically designed and tailored towards my future career."

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