"Developing confidence to solve challenges in the corporate world"
This degree 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 styles of management. Supported by academics who bring professional expertise to their teaching practices, you will study the key functions that underpin business success with an emphasis on the financial perspective. Building on your analytical, numerical and problem-solving skills you will develop the confidence to solve challenges successfully, in a fast-paced corporate world. In your final year you will focus on the core financial disciplines that underpin effective business management and develop your knowledge of management strategy, business finance and financial statement analysis.
The career options are broad with our Business Management (Finance) pathway and you will be well prepared to enter banking and finance, or a wide range of corporate, governmental and third sector organisations.
Middlesex University Dubai provides students with the opportunity to achieve an Honours degree in Business Management (Finance) in three years. A degree in Business Management (Finance) will provide you with an understanding of the complexities and challenges across a broad range of managerial and financial 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 with a finance focus, including; business and managerial finance, investments, valuations, governance and strategy. Such knowledge and skills are required to be effective within a professional context. Therefore, our finance pathway allows you to shape your studies towards your career ambitions and develop the specialist finance related skills to thrive in a competitive business environment.
You will develop key business skills, knowledge and experience in order to excel in a management career. Companies and organisations require graduates who have; expert business knowledge, who can also demonstrate analytical and problem solving skills, with the professional acumen to deal with challenges in a fast-paced business environment.
In Year 1 you will complete four compulsory modules that will develop essential skills and knowledge in business management.
In Year 2 you will study four compulsory modules that will broaden your knowledge and look at key topics, such as the behaviour of people within organisations, operations management, environment analysis and managerial finance.
In the final year you will focus on building financial knowledge and skills and will learn the role of accounting within organisations. You will also take three core modules: Business Finance, Strategic Management and Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation. You will also choose an option from either Corporate Governance or Business Start-Up.
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:
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be able to advise you further.
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
6.0 (minimum 5.5 in each band)
72 (17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading)
Additionally, students with the following qualifications may be considered as having met the English language requirements:
(as a first or second language)
Grade C or Higher
CBSE/ISC boards/NIOS/All state boards
Minimum grade of 70% in English
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
Minimum grade “C6“
Our Business Management (Finance) graduates may find themselves working in a range of industrial, commercial and third sector organisations. A wide range of business management roles in prestigious international organisations may be available including: Technocrats Middle East, Western Union, Dulsco, Emirates, Noor Bank, Jumbo Line, Petrofac, Kimberley Clark, International School, Santander, Progressive Recruitment, Valid Security and Morrisons. This degree also enables entrepreneurial students to set up their own business
"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 weaknesses in order to become a more 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."