MSc in International Management and Business Communication


Program Description


The MSc International Management and Business Communication programme concentrate on developing English-language communication skills in business contexts. While students on this programme are not required to work in any language other than English, the skills you develop can, of course, be applied in any professional communication context, regardless of language. There is a broad range of optional courses in professionally relevant subjects so that students can choose exactly which areas they would like to specialize in and can, therefore, tailor the programme to their interests and their professional needs.


The Dubai Campus is accredited by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) and fully licensed to teach its degrees in Dubai. All graduates receive a British degree that is accredited by Royal Charter in the UK.

Course content

Semester 1 (September - December) Semester 2 (January - April)
Two optional courses to be chosen from a range including:
  • Competitive Strategy
  • Contemporary Consumers
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Work Culture and Organisations
  • Branding and Communications
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Marketing
  • Managing Diversity in Business
  • Project Management

Between May and August students undertake their MSc dissertation.

International Business

Semester 1 (mandatory)

This course looks at the international business environment, including the forces of globalization, economic development, corporate social responsibility, resource issues, and strategic developments.

Business Communication

Semester 1 (mandatory)

This course is a practical writing course in which students become familiar with different types of business texts and develop the skills necessary for producing such texts on the basis of oral and other written sources. Activities are carefully designed to reflect professional practice.

Business Economics

Semester 2 (mandatory)

Provides knowledge and understanding of the basic principles and concepts of microeconomics and macroeconomics and to be able to apply this knowledge and understanding in the analysis of a range of economic problems.

Research in International Business Communication

Semester 2 (mandatory)

This course familiarises students with research in international business communication and to prepare students for the MSc dissertation by affording them the opportunity to undertake their own independent research project.

Guest lectures

Guest lectures are also given by senior business and communications professionals as well as leading academics.

Application deadline

Our Dubai Campus operates a rolling year-round admissions process: as soon as one intake has closed we begin accepting applications for the next one. It is also possible for you to defer your start date for up to a year.

Most students apply 6–10 months in advance of their chosen intake. We can accept applications up until 3 weeks before the start of each intake but you should note that a late application will almost certainly mean a delay in the provision of essential administrative services, such as your student matriculation card (without which you won't be able to access the library or online services).

Last updated Sep 2019

About the School

Pioneering British education in Dubai, with highly acclaimed degree programmes that meet the specific demands of local business and industry.

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