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Examine business practices in a new cultural context guided by knowledgeable faculty and through your collaborations with diverse students.

  • Dubai's economic free zones and relaxed regulatory environment foster some of the most creative and ambitious business endeavors.
  • Significant economic resources and investment in the latest technology make Dubai a hub for entrepreneurs, start-ups and incubators.
  • Solve problems, take on a challenge and gain professional skills that will set you apart as a leader in a globalized work environment.
  • Visit significant cultural sites such as the Burj Khalifa, International market and Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Dubai is known for its welcoming hospitality of visitors, and attracts people from all over the world, whether for a visit or for work. Known for its cutting edge innovation in technology, engineering and business, Dubai is a buzzing, cosmopolitan city that also offers you a piece of home as you step onto RIT’s campus in Dubai.

Program Details

  • Term: Fall or Spring Semester
  • Credits: 12 to 16
  • Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Application Deadlines:
    • Fall semester - April 1st
    • Spring semester - October 1st

RIT Dubai Campus
The RIT Dubai campus is strategically located in the heart of Dubai Silicon Oasis, one of the world's leading centers of advanced electronic innovation and design. You will be invigorated by the vibrant synergy of academic and corporate research and development. The RIT Dubai campus contains state-of-the-art classrooms, labs, faculty and staff office, student lounges, a library, computer labs and is equipped with the latest technology including wireless internet service.

Dubai's relaxed regulatory environment, ample financial resources and use of technology make it an excellent place to explore business ideas and concepts. The RIT Dubai campus offers the same RIT business degree programs to local students that you earn here in Rochester. You will take 12-18 credits of courses that will count toward your degree requirements and get to spend time in the classroom collaborating with some of the regions brightest young people. Your faculty members are accomplished and well-respected which means you will experience the same hands-on and challenging learning environment you are used to with the added bonus of in-depth cultural exploration. All courses are delivered in English.

These business courses are typically offered in Dubai.

Fall Semester Spring Semester
ACCT-210 Management Accounting
DECS-310 Operations Management
FINC-220 Financial Management I
FINC-352 Financial Management II
FINC-489 Seminar in Finance: Islamic Banking
INTB-225 Global Business Environment
INTB-300 Cross Cultural Management
MGIS-101 Computer Based Analysis
MGIS-130 Info. Systems & Technology
MGMT-101 Business I
MGMT-215 Organizational Behavior
MGMT-310 Leading High Performance Teams
MGMT-350 Entrepreneurship
MKTG-230 Principles of Marketing
MKTG-350 Consumer Behavior
ACCT-110 Financial Accounting
ACCT-210 Management Accounting
FINC-362 Intermediate Investments
FINC-420 Finance in a Global Environment
FINC-460 Financial Analysis & Modeling
INTB-225 Global Business Environment
INTB-320 Global Marketing
MGIS-130 Info. Systems & Technology
MGIS-360 Building a Web Business
MGMT-215 Organizational Behavior
MGMT-320 Organizational Effectiveness Skills
MGMT-340 Business Ethics & Corporate Responsibility
MGMT-450 Negotiations and Decision Making
MGMT-560 Strategic Management
MKTG-230 Principles of Marketing
MKTG-320  Digital Marketing
MKTG-330 Global Marketing
MKTG 365 Marketing Analytics

Housing in Dubai
You will live in dorms located in Dubai Silicon Oasis. The dorms are a 10 minute shuttle ride from the RIT Dubai building. Shuttle services to and from campus are easy and free. All rooms come equipped with wireless internet services.

Student Experience and Excursions
Prior to your departure, you will meet with the team in Dubai via video chat. Once in country, you will receive a thorough on-site orientation and the team will help you adjust to your new surroundings. You will be able to participate in local clubs, sports teams and other student activities. You will also get to participate in several cultural excursions during your stay in Dubai most of which are included in the program fee cost. Some of the most popular include riding buggies on a desert safari, sharing a traditional Emirati meal with a local family, peering over the city skyline from the top of the world's tallest building the Burj Khalifa, soaring down the slopes at the indoor ski resort.

To Apply

1) 1) Make an appointment to meet with the study abroad advisor for this program, Myles Chalue - choose date and time
3) Start an application in the Compass.

Program Cost & Financial Aid

Student budget worksheets - outlines all program costs. Students should take a copy of this worksheet to their financial aid advisor early in the application process to determine how their aid may apply to the program cost.

Financial Aid:
Financial aid may cover some program costs. As you review the budget worksheet, please remember that it does not include your RIT financial aid or scholarships which may cover some of the program costs. The purpose of the budget worksheet is to show all the costs associated with your study abroad program which will help your RIT Financial Aid Assistant Director determine how your aid and scholarships may be applied. 

To understand how your financial aid and scholarships may apply to your program costs:

  • Make an appointment with your financial aid assistant director (call Financial Aid at 585-475-2186) and mention that you are calling for a study abroad appointment
  • Upload a copy of your budget worksheet(s) via the Financial Aid upload portal at (at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled meeting, so they have time to prepare) 
  • Please rename the file name of your budget worksheet before uploading it to the Financial Aid portal based on the instructions provided in the portal (adding your name and student ID)

To find out the name of your financial aid assistant director for your degree program visit:

We recommend you meet with Financial Aid before the application deadline so you understand how your aid will apply. The RIT financial aid office is located in Bausch and Lomb Center (Bldg. 77), 2nd floor, 2125.

RIT Study Abroad Scholarships
National Scholarships

Academic Year
Language of Instruction: 
Course Discipline: 
Business, Marketing, Finance
Undergraduate, Graduate
Open To: 

RIT Students Only