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MSc International Business (Dubai)

The world of international business is constantly changing. This International Business (Dubai) programme at University of Birmingham will put you at the cutting edge of industry, providing the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in the modern global market.

Quick Facts

Full-Time Duration: 1 year
Starting in: September
Tuition Fee: £32,731 per year
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

You need to be at the cutting edge of the industry to be able to respond to changes in the international business world. The global pandemic has transformed traditional business models and accelerated the use of technology. This International Business (Dubai) programme at University of Birmingham will arm you with the flexible skills required to succeed.

Why study this course?

The MSc International Business at the University of Birmingham Dubai is a globally respected degree, taught in one of the few triple-crown accredited business schools in the world. Dubai is a vibrant international business hub, and we are uniquely positioned to welcome experts from industry to provide real-life case studies for a solid grounding in the diverse elements of business with an international perspective.

  • Dubai and the wider UAE region is a dynamic hub for international business, meaning you are in the right place to study the operation of top global corporations
  • Our links with industry can provide excellent career opportunities and Dubai is the ideal place to launch your career as here, the graduate employment market is less crowded
  • You will gain a rigorous academic experience backed up by industry – we have links with leading regional employers such as Grant Thornton and Arup and invite industry experts in as guest lecturers to take the theory out of the textbook
  • You will be part of a friendly, supportive community with state-of-the-art facilities and enjoy a close working relationship with your lecturers, who you will get to know personally

Courses included:

  • Corporate Governance and Organisation
  • Cross-Cultural Management
  • Global Shift
  • International Brand Management
  • International Business Strategy
  • International Finance and Accounting
  • International Human Resource Management
  • International Marketing

“The transition from undergrad to postgrad can be a big step up in terms of workload and what is expected of you, but there is so much support available to you as a postgrad student, from academic writing support (if you’ve been out of education for a few years or just want a bit of extra help) to mental health and wellbeing services. The careers support is fantastic – the uni puts on employer fairs throughout the year and you have access to one on one support from the Careers Network team, who can help you develop your skills ready for your next step!”

Emma Sutton // PhD Psychology


The MSc International Business at the University of Birmingham Dubai is a broad-based programme that gives you a helicopter view of how business works, providing transferable skills that open up a wide range of business careers such as business analysis and development, banking, management and strategy consulting, corporate finance and investment, human resource management and marketing.

We will support you every step of the way, with dedicated careers support staff ensuring you have the right skills to succeed in the job market, with access to workshops and events covering CV writing, interview preparation and regular careers fairs.

Graduates from the MSc International Business degree have gone onto work for a range of multinational organisations from a variety of sectors, most notably:

  • EY
  • PwC
  • Accenture
  • HSBC
  • KPMG
  • Deloitte
  • DBS Bank
  • Unilever
  • Amazon
  • Deloitte UK


  • In order to be considered, applicants will have or should be expecting to achieve an Honours degree (2:1 or higher) or postgraduate diploma from a UK university (or overseas equivalent) in any subject.
  • Applicants who demonstrate being able to exceed the minimum entry requirements will be given preference.

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