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Bachelor’s degree program
4 Years (8 Semesters)
123 Credit Hours
Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters

Program overview

Would you like to do business on a global scale? Do you want to prepare yourself to join the UAE’s multinational, cross-cultural workforce? Today’s firms view the entire globe as a potential marketplace, increasing the demand for international business professionals to provide superior and competitive products and services worldwide. The Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business program will provide you with the essential knowledge, skills and management techniques required to conduct international business operations in an ever-changing global marketplace.

While the international business environment shares many common principles with domestic business practices, it is also distinct due to its range and scope. Hence, it is important to develop graduates who are equipped to compete and manage businesses internationally. The increasing globalization of commercial operations has generated demand for professionals that are competent in analyzing and developing international business strategies. The BBA in International Business will prepare you for managerial careers in the increasingly competitive and interdependent international business markets.

What CUD has to offer you

The BBA in International Business at CUD is set in the context of the UAE’s evolution into a global business hub. Most business entities have a foreign origin, and domestic companies enjoy a degree of international operations. The program 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, global logistics and supply chain management, while enhancing your communication skills in a multicultural environment.

The program will give you important insights into the differences of how business is conducted domestically and internationally, how to provide superior service to global customers, and how to expand a local business in the global arena. You will also develop your knowledge of how international business practices and customs vary from those in the UAE, as well as practical knowledge of how business transactions between and within nations are conducted; covering the laws and logistics of international trade and handling investments in foreign markets.

Graduate careers

Opportunities in international business will continue to grow as more and more firms move into the global marketplace. Careers 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
  • Tourism and Transportation
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Aerospace
  • Oil and Gas (Energy)
  • Banking and Financial Services
  • International Agencies and NGOs
  • Management Consultancy

Program Structure

Program Requirements

Requirements Compulsory
Credit Hours
Credit Hours
Credit Hours
University Requirement (UR) 21 6 27
Faculty Requirements (Core) (CR.H) 60 6 66
Concentration (Major) (MJ) 24 6 30
Total 105 18 123

Major Requirements

Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Credit Hours
FIN 330 International Finance FIN-201 3
INB 340 The International Dimension of Human Resources Management HRM-370 3
INB 300 International Economics ECO-222 3
INB 420 Business Law MGT-231 3
MKT 465 International Marketing MGT-361 3
BUS 400 Internship 90 Credit + Min CGPA 2.0 3
INB 450 International Accounting ACT-212 3
INB 490 Global Business Strategy INB-300, INB-420, INB-340, INB-450, MKT-465, FIN-330 3

Major Electives

*Students must complete 6 Cr.H (2 Courses)
Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Credit Hours
SCM 314 Global Supply Chain Management MGT 361 3
MKT 320 Retailing MKT-201 3
INB 410 International Management MGT 202 3
INB 421 International Trade and Policy INB-360, INB 300 3