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RIT Global

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 a premier destination for tourists, business people and celebrities from around the world. Attracted to its year-round sunshine and luxurious life style, the number of tourists visiting Dubai each year is expected to top 15 million. Dubai is a modern, cosmopolitan city with a diverse population that spans nearly every culture, ethnicity and religion.

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.

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.

Program Details

  • Term: Fall or Spring Semester
  • Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Student budget worksheet (based on AY 2021-22 costs). Take a copy of the budget worksheet to a meeting with your financial aid advisor PRIOR to the application deadline to determine how your aid may apply towards program costs.

Application deadlines:
Fall semester - deadline April 1
Spring semester - deadline October 15 

Course Details

  • Total Credits: 12-18
  • Courses: Use SIS to look at courses offered in past terms (filter by RIT Dubai in SIS) or view courses that are typically offered in Dubai here.

Applicants will meet with their academic advisor to ensure that credits count towards their degree program.

Program Flyer - Dubai Inc.

To Apply

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

COVID-19 & Study Abroad

The RIT Education Abroad office is constantly monitoring how COVID-19 is affecting international travel, with student safety as our top priority. Students will be required to be vaccinated, follow all applicable CDC and/or state/international travel guidelines when traveling, and may need to take additional precautions. For the most up to date information and FAQs, please visit COVID-19 & Study Abroad 

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

RIT Students Only