Bachelor of Commerce: International Business (BCom Intl Bus) Degree

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The Bachelor of Commerce in International Business is one of six BCom degree programs offered at the University of Wollongong in Dubai.

The premise of the International Business program is to apply a globalised perspective to the management and development of commercial enterprise. If you are interested in working within different social, political and cultural contexts, the Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) in International Business will provide you with the knowledge and understanding to operate in a worldwide arena.

Course Overview

The Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) in International Business will help you understand the principles of conducting trade in a global economy and offers three elective tracks to specialise in either Marketing, Financial Management or Human Resource Management.

If you select the Marketing specialism, you will develop an in-depth understanding of marketing in a global context. The Financial Management track will provide you with a thorough grounding in financial function across international boundaries. The Human Resource Management specialism will focus on integrating intercultural and cross-cultural dimensions in a range of human resource management initiatives, including recruitment, training and development and occupational health.

Career Opportunities

UOWD’s BCom in International Business provides a comprehensive overview of commerce in a global context, which is applicable to a range of business sectors. The program’s international focus also prepares participants for careers in a transnational environment. Graduates of the BCom in International Business can undertake professional roles such as:

  • Import/ Export Managers
  • Freight Handling Technicians
  • Logistic Technicians
  • Sales Managers
  • Account Managers
  • Relationship Managers
  • Human Resource Assistants.

Accreditation and Recognition

This program is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and is fully recognised within the UAE, GCC nations and internationally for further education and employment in the private and public sectors.

In addition, the program is quality assured by UOW, which is registered with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), the national regulator of the higher education sector in Australia. UOWD graduates have the opportunity to exchange their UOWD degree for the equivalent UOW degree after completion.


You are required to complete 34 subjects according to the sequence of study listed below. There are 30 compulsory subjects that are required, and four elective subjects to be selected from either the Marketing, Financial Management or Human Resource Management theme. The full list of subjects is shown below.

 General Education (GED) Requirements

ENG011 Academic English
ENG012 Academic Reading and Writing
ARTS017 Islamic Culture
Environmental Science
Foundation Physics
ARTS035 Introduction to Philosophy
MATH015* Foundation Mathematics A
CSCI015* Computer Applications
STAT015* Introduction to Statistics
COMM101 Principles of Responsible Commerce
Introduction to Psychology
Law, Business and Society

Note: List of GED requirements is subject to change

*Challenge Tests are available in MATH 015, CSCI 015 and STAT 015. The tests are held in the first week of your joining semester and a mark of 60% or above will entitle you to an exemption from that subject.

Commerce Core Subjects

ACCY100 Accounting A
ACCY102 Accounting B
COMM110 Introduction to Business Information Systems
COMM121 Quantitative Methods 1
ECON101 Macroeconomic Essentials for Business
ECON111 Introductory Microeconomics
FIN221 Introductory Business Finance
MARK101 Marketing Principles
MGMT110 Introduction to Management
MGMT316 Operations Management
COMM351 Business Ethics and Governance

BCom International Business

ECON216 International Trade Theory and Policy
MGMT218 Competitive Analysis
FIN241 International Finance Management
FIN353 Global Electronic Finance
MARK343 International Marketing
MGMT301 Managing Across Cultures
MGMT314 Strategic Management
MGMT341 International and Comparative Human Resource Management
MGMT389 International Business Management


You must also complete four elective subjects, based on your field of specialism, as follows:


MARK201 Applied Marketing Research A
MARK202 Applied Marketing Research B
MARK301 Internet Application for Marketing
MARK344 Marketing Strategy

Financial Management

FIN226 Financial Markets and Institutions
FIN223 Investment Analysis
FIN351 International Finance
ACCY231 Info Systems in Accounting

Human Resource Management

MGMT206 Managing Human Resources
MGMT205 Recruitment and Selection
MGMT322 Training and Development
MGMT321 Occupational Health and Safety Management
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