Bachelor of Commerce : International Business (BCOM INTL BUS) Degree
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 UOWD's BCom - International Business in Dubai will provide you with the knowledge and understanding to operate in a worldwide arena. The program offers three elective tracks, allowing you to specialise in Marketing, Financial Management or Human Resource Management. Each will develop your skills and understanding of conducting trade in a global economy and in developing cross-cultural business relationships.
Spring - January
Summer - May
Autumn - August
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.
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.
|Subject Code||Subject title||Credit Points|
|FIN 241||International Financial Management||6|
|ECON251||Industry and Trade in Asia||6|
|MGNT210||Managing Across Cultures||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|
|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|
|OPS 216||Operations Management||6|
|MGNT110||Introduction to Management||6|
One subject from the following 3 options (6cp):
|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.
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)|
|GEDA010||Academic Language Skills||6|
|GED0B10||Research Language Skills||6|
|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)|
|One subject from Natural Science (6cp)|
|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|
|Plus one further subject (6cp) from:|
|Humanities or Arts or Social or Behavioural Sciences||6|
Students are expected to complete 6 electives (30 cp) from 100, 200 or 300 levels.
Dr Alison Thirlwall
BA University of East London, MBA Open University, PhD University of Waikato
Dr Thirlwall obtained her PhD from the University of Waikato in New Zealand (a triple accredited business school), specialising in workplace bullying in New Zealand institutes of technology and polytechnics. She also holds an MBA...
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