MA (Hons) in International Business Management with Human Resource Management


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Program Description


The MA International Business Management programme provides a comprehensive insight into contemporary business management practice, with the opportunity to choose one of four specialist pathways providing a foundation for your professional career.

In Year 1, students on all International Business Management degrees follow a common course, which provides a strong grounding in the principles of modern business management.

Year 2 introduces the more functional areas of business and management including Marketing, HRM, Operations Management and Human Resource Management (HRM).

In Years 3 and 4 students choose from a range of specialist HRM courses which allow them to tailor their degree to meet their particular career needs.

Course content

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Management in a Global Context
  • Introductory Economics
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Elective

Semester 2

  • Enterprise and its Business Environment
  • Business Skills
  • The Economy
  • Introduction to Finance

Year 2

Semester 1

  • Fundamentals of Marketing
  • Human Resource Management
  • Commercial Law
  • Intercultural Issues in Business Management

Semester 2

  • Operations Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Management Theories in Practice
  • Option or elective

Optional courses available include Business Entities, Marketing Perspectives, Enterprise Concepts & Issues.

Year 3

Semester 1

  • Business Research Methods
  • Resourcing and Talent Management
  • Option
  • Option or Elective

Semester 2

  • Strategic Management
  • Critical Approaches to Management
  • Business Analysis and Consultancy
  • Option or Elective

Optional courses available include Business Venturing, Project Management, Consumer Behaviour, Marketing Communications.

Year 4

Semester 1

  • International Business
  • Approved HRM option
  • Option

Semester 2

  • Approved HRM option
  • Global Trends and Ethics
  • Option

Across both semesters

  • Dissertation

Approved HRM options include Employee Resourcing and Diversity Management.

Optional courses available include Business Ethics; Logistics; Management Science; and Digital Marketing.

English language requirements

Where English was not the medium of instruction at secondary school, applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 Academic (with no element below 5.5).

Application deadline

Our Dubai Campus operates a rolling year-round admissions process: as soon as one intake has closed we begin accepting applications for the next one. It is also possible for you to defer your start date for up to a year.

Most students apply 6–10 months in advance of their chosen intake. We can accept applications up until 3 weeks before the start of each intake but you should note that a late application will almost certainly mean a delay in the provision of essential administrative services, such as your student matriculation card (without which you won't be able to access the library or online services).

Last updated Sep 2019

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