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 Education - Higher Education Affairs 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 Australia 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, 54 cp from program core, 6 cp Capstone subject and the specific major requirements. 

General Education (GED)

Students are required to complete 60 credit points of General Education from the following seven (7) categories:

Subject Code Subject Title Credit Points
English, Arabic or other languages (18cp)
GED 010 Academic Study Skills 1 12
GED 020 Academic Study Skills 2 6
Information Technology and Mathematics (12cp)
MATH060 Foundation Mathematics for Business 6
OPS 113 Business Oriented Information Systems 6
Islamic Studies or History or Culture (6cp)
ARTS017 Islamic Culture 6
One subject from Natural or Physical Sciences (6cp)
ENVI030 Environmental Science 6
PHYS030 Foundation Physics 6
One subject from Humanities or Arts (6cp)
ARTS035 Introduction to Philosophy 6
LAW 101 Law, Business and Society 6
One subject from Social or Behavioural Sciences (6cp)
PSYC015 Introduction to Psychology 6
SOC 103 Introduction to Sociology 6
Innovation and Entrepreneurship (6cp)
INE 301 Fundamentals of Innovation and Entrepreneurship 6

Program core

Subject Code Subject Title Credit Points
ACCY111 Accounting Fundamentals in Society 6
COMM101 Principles of Responsible Business 6
COMM121 Statistics for Business 6
ECON100 Economic Essentials for Business 6
FIN 111 Introductory Principles of Finance 6
MARK101 Marketing Principles 6
OPS 216 Operations Management 6
MGNT110 Introduction to Management 6
One subject from the following 3 options (6cp):
  1. ACCY112 : Accounting in Organisations*
  2. ECON102 : Economics and Society
  3. MGNT102 : Business Communications
COMM331 (Capstone) Integrative Business Capstone 6

*Students majoring in Accountancy or Finance must undertake ACCY112. Students majoring in International Business are strongly encouraged to take ECON102.

Major

Subject Code Subject title Credit Points
ECON216 International Economics 6
FIN 241 International Financial Management 6
ECON251 Industry and Trade in Asia 6
MARK343 International Marketing 6
MGNT210 Managing Across Cultures 6
MGNT314 Strategic Management 6
MGNT341 International and Comparative Human Resource Management 6
MGNT389 International Business Management 6
Plus 6 electives. Zero level subjects cannot be taken as electives

 

Electives

Students are expected to complete 6 electives (30 cp) from 100, 200 or 300 levels.

 

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