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

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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 BCom in International Business will provide you with the knowledge and understanding to operate in a worldwide arena. At UOWD, the BCom in International Business offers three elective tracks, allowing you to specialise in Marketing, Financial Management or Human Resouce Management. Each will develop your skills and understanding of conducting trade in a global economy and in developing cross-cultural business relationships. 

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.

Program Structure

To qualify for award of the degree of Bachelor of Commerce (International Business), a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 204 Credit Points (cp) which include 60 cp of General Education 78 cp from Program Core, 54 cp from Major and 12 cp of Electives.

1.     General Education (GED)

Students are required to complete 60 credit points of General Education from the following six (6) categories: (a) Information Technology and Mathematics (18 cp), (b) English, Arabic or other languages (18 cp), (c) Islamic Studies or History or Culture (6 cp), (d) Natural Sciences (6 cp), (e) Humanities or Arts (6 cp) and (f) Social or Behavioural Sciences (6 cp).

2.    Program core

Subject code Subject title Credit points
ACCY111 Accounting Fundamentals in Society 6 cp
ACCY112 Accounting in Organizations 6 cp
COMM101 Principles of Responsible Commerce 6 cp
COMM113 Business Oriented Information Systems 6 cp
COMM121 Statistics for Business 6 cp
ECON101 Macroeconomic Essentials for Business 6 cp
ECON111 Introductory Microeconomics 6 cp
FIN111 Introductory Principles of Finance 6 cp
MARK101 Marketing Principles 6 cp
MGMT102 Business Communications 6 cp
MGMT110 Introduction to Management 6 cp
MGMT316 Operations Management 6 cp
COMM334 (Capstone) Intercultural Applications of Socially Innovative Business 6 cp

3.    Major

Subject code Subject title Credit points
ECON216 International Trade Theory and Policy 6 cp
FIN241 International Finance Management 6 cp
FIN353 Global Electronic Commerce 6 cp
MARK343 International Marketing 6 cp
MGMT218 Competitive Analysis 6 cp
MGMT301 Managing Across Cultures 6 cp
MGMT314 Strategic Management 6 cp
MGMT341 International and Comparative Human Resource Management 6 cp
MGMT389 International Business Management 6 cp


3.     Electives

Students are expected to complete 2 electives (12 cp) from 100, 200 or 300 levels.

General Education Subjects

Information Technology or Mathematics (18cp)

MATH015* Foundation Mathematics A 6 cp
STAT015* Introduction to Statistics 6 cp
CSCI015* Computer Applications 6 cp

*Challenge Tests are available in MATH 015, CSCI 015 and STAT 015. The tests are held in the first week of the semester and exemption from a subject will be granted on attaining a mark of 60% or above. 

English, Arabic or other languages (18 cp)

GED010 Academic Study Skills 1 12 cp
GED020 Academic Study Skills 2 6 cp

Islamic Studies, History or Culture (6 cp)

ARTS017 Islamic Culture 6 cp

Social or Behavioural Sciences (6 cp)

PSYC015 Introduction to Psychology 6 cp
SOC103 Introduction to Sociology 6 cp

Natural or Physical Sciences (6 cp)

ENVI030 Environmental Sciences 6 cp
PHYS030 Foundation Physics 6 cp

Humanities or Arts (6 cp)

ARTS035 Introduction to Philosophy 6 cp
LAW101 Law, Business and Society 6 cp

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