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The MA International Business Management with Human Resource Management (Hons) programme at Heriot-Watt Dubai provide comprehensive insight into contemporary business management practice, with the opportunity to choose one of four specialist pathways providing a foundation for your professional career. 
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In Year 1, students on the International Business Management with Human Resource Management (Hons) programme at Heriot-Watt Dubai follow a common course, which provides a strong grounding in the principles of modern business management. 

Year 2 introduces the more functional areas of business and management including Marketing, HRM, Operations Management and Human Resource Management (HRM). 

In Years 3 and 4 students choose from a range of specialist HRM courses which allow them to tailor their degree to meet their particular career needs


The MA International Business Management programme is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Management in a Global Context
  • Introductory Economics
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Enterprise and its Business Environment
  • Business Skills 
  • The Economy 
  • Introduction to Finance

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • In order for us to assess your suitability for the programme you have applied for, you need to submit various supporting documents. You can view the documents you are required to submit and upload them by logging into your application account.
  • We will accept scanned documents at the application stage, but you may be asked to provide original copies of your documents at a later date.
  • You may delay an offer being made to you if you do not submit your supporting documents as soon as you can.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13973 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13973 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    13973 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13973 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

AED 56700 per year

Living costs for Dubai

  • 5300 - 9200 AED/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


  • A special International Student Scholarship of up to 50% of the tuition fee will be offered to a maximum of 50 students.
  • This scholarship will be open to all applicants for any of the foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
  • These scholarships will be awarded based on a range of criteria including merit, sports, service to community/industry etc.
  • Students who are awarded the International Student Scholarship are expected to voluntarily contribute to the University’s marketing efforts in their respective countries. 

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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