Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business


Program Description

Global opportunities have generated demand for managers that are competent in international business practice and strategies. However, an increasing number of firms have become aware that the marketplace encompasses the globe. While international business has various characteristics in common with domestic business, it is also different in a number of ways.

The relevance of international business will continue to expand as more firms engage in international sourcing to acquire resources and components. Today’s firms are viewing the entire globe as a potential market, increasing demand on international business professionals to provide superior products and services worldwide. The future of international business operations will be one of continuous growth as additional firms move into this marketplace.

Given the growing imperatives of international business, it is necessary for UAE business school graduates to be prepared to compete and do business internationally. The BBA in International Business prepares students for managerial careers for the increasingly competitive and interdependent international business markets. It emphasizes the essential knowledge, skills and management techniques imperative for conducting international business operations in an increasingly changing global marketplace.


Graduates with a BBA in International Business will gain insight into relevant social, political, legal, and macroeconomic factors influencing international business, and enhance their communication skills in a multicultural environment. Graduates will acquire requisite competencies through specialized international courses in Economics, Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, and Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management. They will acquire knowledge on how business is conducted domestically and overseas, how to provide superior service to global customers, and how to expand a local business globally. Graduates will acquire the knowledge of how business transactions between and within nations are conducted; the laws and logistics of international trade; and investments made in foreign markets. Graduates will also learn how international business practices and customs differ from those in the UAE market environment.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities exist in global corporations, government and international agencies, international trade, and international public institutions such as:

  • Export and Import
  • Advertising and Media
  • Foreign Currency Investment
  • Joint Ventures
  • Telecommunications
  • Tourism and Transportation
  • Logistics and Supply Chain
  • Manufacturing and Services
  • Aerospace
  • Oil and Gas (Energy)
  • Banking and Financial Services
  • International Agencies (UN, World Bank, World Health Organization, International Monetary Fund, World Trade Organization)
  • Non-governmental Agencies (NGOs)
  • Customs and Immigration
  • Management Consultancy
  • Regulations
Last updated Dec 2017

About the School

Canadian University Dubai offers a Canadian based curriculum in the heart of Dubai, within the culture and values of United Arab Emirates (UAE). Canadian University Dubai (CUD) is centrally located ju ... Read More

Canadian University Dubai offers a Canadian based curriculum in the heart of Dubai, within the culture and values of United Arab Emirates (UAE). Canadian University Dubai (CUD) is centrally located just off Sheikh Zayed Road in easy walking distance from the, Dubai Metro (Financial Centre Station). Founded in 2006, the Canadian University Dubai currently consists of the School of Architecture and Interior Design, the School of Business, the School of Engineering, Applied Science and Technology and the School of Environment and Health. Read less