Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business

  •   Bachelor Degree Program
  •   4 Years (8 Semesters)
  •   123 Credit Hours
  •   Fall, Spring and Summer

The globalization of commercial operations has generated demand for managers that are competent in international business strategies and practices. Today’s firms view the entire globe as a potential marketplace, increasing the demand for international business professionals to provide superior products and services worldwide. While the global business environment shares many common principles with domestic business practice, it is also distinct in a number of ways and it is important to develop graduates who are equipped to compete and do business internationally.

The BBA in International Business will prepare you for managerial careers in the increasingly competitive and interdependent international business markets. It emphasizes the essential knowledge, skills and management techniques required to conduct international business operations in an ever-changing global market place.


A BBA in International Business from CUD will provide you with real-world insights into relevant social, political, legal, and macroeconomic factors influencing international business. You will acquire vital skills and competencies through specialized international courses in Economics, Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, and Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management, while enhancing your communication skills in a multicultural environment. You will also develop your knowledge on how business is conducted domestically and overseas, how to provide superior service to global customers, and how to expand a local business globally.

The program will give you important insights into how international business practices and customs differ from those in the UAE, as well as practical knowledge of how business transactions between and within nations are conducted; the laws and logistics of international trade and handling investments in foreign markets.

Career Opportunities

Opportunities in international business will continue to grow as more and more firms move into the global marketplace. Career opportunities for international business graduates exist in any corporation, government or international agency, international trade, or international public institution that has a global reach. International business professionals practice in sectors such as:

  • Export and Import
  • Advertising and Media
  • Foreign Currency Investment
  • Joint Ventures
  • Telecommunications
  • Tourism and Transportation
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Manufacturing and Services
  • Aerospace
  • Oil and Gas (Energy)
  • Banking and Financial Services
  • International Agencies and NGOs
  • Customs and Immigration
  • Management Consultancy
  • Regulations

Program Structure

Requirements Compulsory
Credit Hours
Credit Hours
Free Elective
Credit Hours
Credit Hours
University Requirement (UR) 18 12 - 30
School (Business Core) (CR) 51 - - 51
Department (Major) (MJ) 24 9 - 33
Free Elective (FE) - - 9 9
Total 93 30 123

University Requirements

University Requirements are 30 credits out of which 18 credits Compulsory Courses. Every student is required to take the mandatory credit hours that cover Islamic culture, and English communication skills. These requirements are:

Course # Course Title Credit Hours Pre-requisite
1) Languages, statistics and Islamic Culture
LNG 171 English I 3  
LNG 172 English II 3 LNG 171
LNG 173 Professional Communication Skills 3 LNG 172
MTH 196 Mathematics for Business 3  
GED 198E Islamic Culture 3  
GED 101E Applications of Computer Software 3  
2) Humanities: Students should select two courses from the following pool: (6 credits)
GED 110E Modern Art Appreciation 3  
GED 111 Music Appreciation and Communication 3  
GED 196E Communication Skills in Arabic 1 3  
GED 252E Critical Thinking 3 LNG 172
GED 205E Psychology in Every Day Life 3 LNG 172
GED 272E Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3 LNG-172
GED 298E Special Topics in Western Culture 3 LNG-172, GED-198E
GED 324E Ethical Reasoning for Today's World 3 LNG 172
GED 140E Social Entrepreneurship 3  
3) Science & Technology Students should select one course from the following pool: (3 credits)
BIO 101 Human Biology 3  
SHS 103 Chemistry 3  
SWS 361 Introduction to GIS 3  
GED 125E Ecosystems and Human Health - I 3  
ENV 301 Introduction to Environmental Science 3  
GED 132E Science and Technology in Society 3  
GED 195E Descriptive Geometry 3  
4) Social & Cultural: Students should take one course (3 credits)
GED 199E UAE Society 3  

Business Core Requirements

All students in Bachelor of business administration programs must complete the following 51 credits (17 courses) of business core courses.

Course # Course Title Credit Hours Pre-requisite
ACT 112 Principles of Accounting I 3  
ACT 212 Principles of Accounting II 3 ACT 112
BUS 210 Business Reporting 3 LNG 172
BUS 231 Legal environment of Business 3  
ECO 221 Principles of Microeconomics 3  
ECO 222 Principles of Macroeconomics 3  
FIN 201 Managerial Finance 3 ACT-112
HRM 310 Human Resource Management 3 MGT 202
MGT 202 Principles of Management 3  
MGT 320 Organizational Behavior 3 HRM-310
MGT 361 Operations Management 3 QBA 341, MGT 202
MGT 405 Business Ethics & Social Responsibility 3 MGT-202
MGT 470 Strategic Management 3 MGT 320, ECO-222, ECO-221, FIN-201, MKT-201, MGT-361
MKT 201 Principles of Marketing 3 LNG-171
QBA 241 Quantitative Business Analysis 3 MTH-196
QBA 341 Quantitative Approaches to Decision Making 3 QBA 241
SWS 351 Management of Information Systems 3 GED 101E

International Business Major Requirements (33 Credits)

Course # Course Title Credit Hours Pre-requisite*
FIN 330 International Finance 3 FIN 201
INB 340 The International Dimension of Human Resources Management 3 HRM-310
INB 300 International Economics 3 ECO-222
INB 420 International Business Law 3 BUS-231
MKT 465 International Marketing 3 MKT-201
INB 400 International Business Internship 3 90 Credit + Min CGPA 2.0
INB 450 International Accounting 3 ACT-212
INB 490 Global Business Strategy 3 INB 300, INB 420, INB 340, INB 450 ,MKT 465, FIN 330

Select Three Courses from the following:

Course # Course Title Credit Hours Pre-requisite*
MKT 340 E-Marketing 3 MKT-201
MGT 360 Customer Relationship Management 3 MGT 202
HRM 320 UAE Labor Law and Relations 3 MGT 202
HRM 230 Human Resources Information Systems 3 HRM 310
HRM 370 Compensation Management 3 HRM 310, QBA-241
MKT 371 Brand Marketing 3 MKT 201
MKT 350 Sales Management 3 MKT 201