Master of Business: International Business


Program Description

The specialization in International Business is for new graduates and experienced managers who want to develop a knowledge and understanding of management issues in an international context.

The program will help you to address management issues in a variety of cultural and global contexts, demonstrate a broad knowledge of the international business environment and synthesize complex information in order to develop and justify innovative business solutions.


18 - 24 months

Spring - February
Summer - June
Autumn - September

Tuition Fees
AED 8,967
USD 2,443
(VAT 5% inclusive)

Career Opportunities

The MBus (International Business) program will be pivotal in developing your career in areas such as:

  • General Management
  • Import and Export
  • Management Consultancy
  • International Licensing
  • Business Policy
  • Joint Venture Management
  • Foreign Exchange
  • International Marketing and PR

Accreditation and Recognition

Because we’re licensed by the UAE Ministry of Education - Higher Education Affairs, through the Commission of Academic Accreditation, our students and graduates can be assured that our degrees are recognized throughout the UAE and internationally.

All MBus programs are also quality assured by UOW Australia, which is registered with the Australian Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), the national regulator of higher education in Australia. Upon graduation, students can choose either a degree certificate from UOWD or a degree certificate from the University of Wollongong Australia.

Double Specialization

The Master of Business program also offers specializations in Human Resource Management, Financial Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Management. If you decide you would like to complete two MBus specializations when you enroll at UOWD, there are arrangements in place that mean you can do this in minimal time.


Program Duration

The maximum requirement to graduate from a single specialization MBus program is twelve (12) subjects. However, if you have completed a Bachelor degree in a relevant area or a UOWD Graduate Certificate in Business, or you have extensive professional work experience in a related area alongside a Bachelor degree, you may be able to complete the MBus program in a total of ten (10) subjects in line with UOWD’s policy on Credit for Prior Learning. Your eligibility for Credit for Prior Learning will be decided in consultation with UOWD’s Faculty of Business office prior to the beginning of the program.

A single specialization MBus program will normally take you five or six semesters to complete (based on three semesters per year with summer as an optional semester and two subjects per semester). At this rate, the degree can be completed in two years or less. Classes are held at 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Sunday to Thursday. Each subject requires one evening of attendance for 13 weeks.

Program Structure

Your program of study will be as follows:

Common Business Foundation*

  • ACCY801 Accounting and Financial Management
  • ECON802 The Economics of Global Business Challenges
  • MGNT803 Organisational Behaviour and Management
  • MARK804 Principles of Marketing Management

Specialization Subjects

  • MGNT982 International Business Environment
  • MGNT984 International Business Strategies
  • MGNT978 Cross-Cultural Management
  • MARK957 International Marketing Strategy
  • FIN928 Multinational Financial Management


Any two elective subjects can be chosen from any of the MBus specializations. Students may choose to complete MGNT923 (Contemporary Issues in International Business) or OPS908 Supply Chain Management) as elective subjects.

Capstone Project

  • MGNT922 Business Research Project

* If you are eligible for credit for prior learning from all four foundation subjects, you will be required to complete two further elective subjects from within your specialization.

Last updated Mar 2019

About the School

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We have combined the academic excellence of Australia’s 12th highest ranking university with the culture and excitement of the cosmopolitan city of Dubai, to provide a dynamic, stimulating and rewarding environment for students, research practitioners and business professionals alike. At the same time, we are active contributors to the burgeoning knowledge economy of the UAE. Read less