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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 157,500

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. In Year 1 you will complete four compulsory modules that will develop essential skills and knowledge in business management. In Year 2 and Year 3 you will take one of our specialist pathways, choosing from Business Management (direct route), Human Resources, Finance, Marketing, Innovation or Project Management. You will learn to work effectively in teams, and be able to present and communicate business management ideas with confidence. This programme provides an excellent foundation for setting up and running your own business. We also ensure you develop specialist knowledge in:

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

Please refer to our Academic Calendar for further information: http://www.mdx.ac.ae/life-at-university/academic-calendar

Module and programme information is indicative and may be subject to change.

  • 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

    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Business Law (30 Credits) - Optional
      This module will examine the laws regulating the conduct of business and business organisations. The first part of the module sets the context and provides essential material on English Business law (English Legal system, Contract, Tort & Employment) whilst the second part covers Company law and Corporate Governance.
    • 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.
    • Operations Management (30 Credits) - Optional
      This module aims to broaden and expand students knowledge of the concepts and techniques required for the design, operation and control of business processes. Cases and practical exercises are relevant to a variety of commercial, manufacturing and service organisations. The module builds on the IT and quantitative skills developed in the first year.
    • 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 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
    • Sustainable Products (30 Credits) - Optional

      This module aims to examine the importance of sustainable products to firms in order to reduce climate-related risks. The module explores the factors behind developing sustainable products from the perspectives of the environment, the firm, and the product itself.

  • Year 3

    • Contemporary Issues in Managing a Workforce (30 Credits) - Compulsory

      The primary aim of this module is to develop students' understanding and critical awareness of issues associated with managing a contemporary workforce characterised by demographic diversity. The module combines academic rigour with a practical focus on the ethical management of people in the workplace, by focusing on psychological theories and research findings that provide insight into human behaviour at work and can be applied to organisational problems. This will enable students to develop a critical understanding of relevant theoretical and empirical literature.  Students will apply acquired knowledge to specific workplace scenarios involving current issues such as work-life conflict, discrimination, and psychological contract breach. Case studies and activities will be used to provide students with the opportunity to apply theoretical principles to real life organisational issues; analyse the contributions and limitations of relevant theories; and draw out the practical implications of existing empirical evidence. Group exercises will help develop practical skills such as communication, leadership, decision-making, and team working.

    • Strategic Management (30 Credits) - Compulsory
      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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • International Marketing (30 Credits) - Optional
      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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • The Service Encounter (30 Credits) - Optional
      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.

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 on admissions@mdx.ac.ae

Graduates of the programme may find employment within a wide range of sectors including accountancy, advertising, brand management, banking & investment, e-marketing, entrepreneurship, financial services, general management, human resources, management consultancy, marketing, sales, operations, public relations, product development, product management, retail management, service management and strategic management.

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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