Bachelor of Science in Global Business Management

Bachelor of Science in Global Business Management

Bachelor of Science in Global Business Management

Students develop the skills and concepts needed to become effective leaders, ethical decision makers, and creative innovators.

Accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education and AACSB

Global Business Management is the process of ensuring that an organization or company is able to operate in both the immediate and near future at home and abroad. Managers are charged with making decisions that will impact an organization on every level. These decisions range from hiring a new employee to taking a company global. Management is not an easy field, and good expatriate managers are highly sought after.

The global business management program at RIT Dubai educates students on the many facets of global management, while also improving their ability to motivate their peers, communicate with others, lead teams, and manage projects, all of which are essential skills for effective managers. The global business management program prepares students for specialized international careers in a variety of enterprises and organizations. Students develop the skills and concepts needed to become effective leaders, ethical decision makers, and creative innovators.

The global business management curriculum provides both depth and flexibility in its offerings so that students may maximize their educational experience. Students develop an understanding of international business operations through the core business courses offered in all programs at RIT Dubai. These classes provide the foundation for students to develop their abilities as capable managers who are able to make sound decisions, motivate employees, and communicate clearly.

The Bachelor's degree in Global Business Management program at RIT Dubai educates students on the many facets of management while also improving their ability to motivate their peers, communicate with others, and lead a team, all of which are essential skills for good managers. Graduating students are well rounded, possessing knowledge in areas such as international business, motivation, negotiation, and leadership making them well suited for any industry.

Mission, Educational Objective, and Student Learning Outcomes

Mission Statements for Business and Management Program

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Bachelor of Science in Global Business Management
Mission Statement

The Global Business Management Program at RIT Dubai delivers world-class education that prepares students to lead and motivate their employees to achieve high levels of productivity, to innovate, and to create competitive advantage for businesses in the United Arab Emirates, MENA, and the world.

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Mission Statement

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Management Specific Program Goals and Associated Learning Outcomes

1. Managing People and Processes – Achieving business goals and influencing others towards a common purpose. Students will be able to:

  • Apply leadership and teamwork concepts to virtual and cross-cultural teams

  • Create organizational systems and policies for employee attraction and engagement and successful negotiation

2. Global Fundamental Elements: Analyze the fundamental elements of global business, e.g., trade, Foreign Direct Investment, foreign exchange, and regional. Students will be able to:

  • Apply fundamental elements of global business to create competitive advantage

  • Develop a corporate strategy considering differences in fundamental elements of global business across countries

Business and Management Program Goals

These are the program goals for the business core which is common to all students enrolled in Business and Management Department programs. These are the program goals for the business core which is common to all business programs:

1. Analytical and Critical Skills: Analyze and evaluate major business issues to make and communicate effective decisions.

  • Analyze a business problem using one or more theory-based frameworks.
  • Interpret data using quantitative methods.
  • Communicate a solution to a business problem and the reasoning behind it.
  • For a substantive ethical business issue, propose a sustainable course of action that considers the interest of primary stakeholders.

2. Applied Focus: Learn course concepts and theories through application and practice.

  • Apply course concepts effectively in a real organizational setting.
  • Successfully complete hands-on business-related projects.
  • Work effectively with others and in teams.
  • Demonstrate how global cultures and institutions impact businesses.

3. Creative Problem Solving: Generate a creative solution to a business problem or opportunity through the application of design thinking.

  • Demonstrate a process for generating a creative solution.
  • Demonstrate the use of design thinking to arrive at a creative solution.
  • Evaluate alternative solutions.

4. Technology: Apply business technology and explain its implications.

  • Explain the impact of technology on business operations.
  • Apply business technology to solve a problem.
  • Develop a strategy that includes technological innovation.

The world economy is becoming more and more intertwined and there is a growing need for well-versed managers and employees to work on the global business market. Graduates will typically find positions at multinational corporations.

Typical Course Sequence

Year One

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

MGIS - 130

Information Systems & Technology

3

MGMT - 101

Business I: Introduction to Business Communication, Planning and Analysis

3

STAT - 145

General Education- Mathematical Perspective A: Introduction to Statistics I

3

ECON - 101

General Education -Global Perspective A: Principles of Microeconomics

3

YOPS - 10

RIT 365 - RIT Dubai Connections

0

UWRT - 150

General Education – First-Year Writing: UWRT-150 FYW: Writing Seminar (WI)

3

ACCT - 110

Financial Accounting

3

MGMT - 102

Business 2 - Business Planning and Professional Development

1

ECON - 201

Principles of Macroeconomics

3

STAT - 146

General Education – Mathematical Perspective B: Introduction to Statistics II

4

INTB - 225

Global Business Environment

3

 

General Education - Ethical Perspective

3

Year Two

ACCT - 210

Management Accounting

3

FINC - 220

Financial Management

3

MGMT - 215

Organizational Behavior

3

MKTG - 230

Principles of Marketing

3

 

General Education - Social Perspective

3

SCBI - 035

Careers in Business

0

 

Global Business Management Elective

3

MATH - 161

Applied Calculus

4

COMM - 253

Communication

3

ANTH - 365

Culture and Politics of the Middle East

3

BANA - 255

Data Literacy, Analytics and Decision Making

3

MGMT- 499

Cooperative Education

0

Year Three

DECS - 310

Operations Management

3

MGMT - 310

Leading Cross-Cultural and Virtual Teams

3

 

Global Business Management Elective

3

 

General Education - Immersion 1

3

 

General Education - Scientific Principles Perspective

3

DECS - 350

Project Management

3

MGMT - 340

General Education-Artistic Perspective A: Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

3

 

General Education - Immersion 2

3

 

General Education - Natural science inquiry Perspective

3

 

Open Elective

3

Year Four

INTB - 550

Competing Globally

3

 

General Education - Elective

6

 

General Education - Immersion 3

3

 

Global Business Management Elective

3

MGMT-450

Negotiations and Decision-Making

3

MGMT - 560

Strategic Management

3

 

General Education - Elective

3

 

General Education - Elective

3

 

Open Elective

3

Total Semester Credit Hours-123

To graduate, students need to complete all the requirements as listed in the curriculum. Click here for the graduation policy.

Click here to download undergraduate catalogue for complete descriptions of each course within the program.

Dr. John Ireland

Associate Professor

 

Dr. Rizwan Tahir

Professor

 

Dr. Khalil Al Hussaeni

Assistant Professor

 

Asma Saeed Lootah

Vice President & Board Secretary

Dubai Financial Markets

Nigel Pasea

Managing Director

The CCL Group

 

 

Rupinder Kochar

Senior Analyst

McKinsey

Tanvir M Contractor

Founder & CEO

Asap Wealth Consultancy
FZE.

 

 

Ghassan Abughazaleh

General Manager

StoreAll

Hans Henrik Christensen

Director ‑ DTEC & SOF

Dubai Technology
Entrepreneurship Centre

 

 

Amal Al Zubeidy

Consultant

Al Zubeidy Consulting

Dr. Mohammad Said Ishfaq

Senior Economic Analyst

Department of Finance,
Dubai

 

 

Tahir Mahmoud

Head of Business Development

Nasdaq Dubai

Jide Ore

Emerson Automation Solutions

IBM

 

 

Manohar Roach

Director of Human Resources

Intercontinental Hotel
Groups (IHG)