Business Studies - BSc (Hons)


Developing The Business People of The Future

This degree prepares you for a career in business management in industry, commerce or the public sector. It focuses on the acquisition and application of knowledge relevant to the role of the manager in the rapidly changing environment which is the modern business world. The course also provides you with opportunities to develop and enhance your range of personal and interpersonal transferable skills which are vital to successful performance in the workplace.

The programme is recognised by a number of professional bodies related to accountancy, marketing and human resources. On successful completion of the programme, students have sought exemption from professional bodies such as the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

 

    Register your interest in the programme.

    Graduates possess a combination of knowledge and skills which is attractive to a wide range of potential employers. The career opportunities available include management level posts in finance, production, purchasing, personnel and marketing in industry and commerce. Many graduates pursue successful careers in the civil service, government agencies and other public sector organisations. Each year a number of graduates proceed to postgraduate studies in this University or elsewhere.

    Modules

    Year 1

    • Introduction to Accounting for Business
    • Design Thinking and Management Skills
    • Principles of Management
    • Principles of Marketing
    • Business Awareness and Analysis
    • Business and the Economy

       

    Year 2

    • Accounting for Business Decisions
    • Operations Management
    • Digital Marketing & Analytics
    • Managing People
    • Marketing Communications 
    • Digital Enterprise

       

    Year 3 (Final Year)

    • Governance, Risk and Ethics 
    • Leadership and Change
    • Global Marketing
    • Business Strategy
    • Enterprise Development and Entrepreneurship 
    • Integrating Marketing Insight

    The BSc (Hons) Business Studies programme is offered in full-time mode only and the duration of the course is 3 years or 4 years (with an International Foundation Diploma). The course is modular in design with students undertaking 18 modules in total to obtain the Hons degree. For the main Bachelor’s Degree, students will study 3 modules per semester, with each module worth 20 credits (total 360 credits).

    If you have completed 12 years of high school (Grade 12 / Thanawiyah) you will successfully complete the International Foundation Programme before progressing to year one of BSc (Hons) Business Studies.

    If you have completed 12 years of education, you can join this degree by completing a Foundation Year, which will be considered as Year 0.

    For entry at Year 1

    The general entry requirements identify the minimum qualifications needed for application to our undergraduate courses. Competence in written and spoken English is a general entrance requirement for entry to all courses, with some courses also requiring specific grades for mathematics.

    Entry point: Foundation

    (if taken as a separate Foundation Programme)

    • Be 18 years old or over upon completion of the International Foundation Programme.
    • Successful completion of high school with the equivalent of completing the General Secondary Education Certificate or Qatar Senior School Certificate with a minimum of 50% in 5 subjects.
    • Attain the equivalent of a minimum grade C, at GCSE level, in 5 subjects
    • Attain an Academic IELTS overall score of 5.0 or equivalent (with no contributing band score of less than 5.0).
    • Other international qualifications will be considered on merit for equivalency with the above requirements.

    The general entry requirements identify the minimum qualifications needed for application to our undergraduate courses. Competence in written and spoken English is a general entrance requirement for entry to all courses, with some courses also requiring specific grades for mathematics.

    Entry point: Foundation

    (if taken as a separate Foundation Programme)

    • Be 18 years old or over upon completion of the International Foundation Programme.
    • Successful completion of high school with the equivalent of completing the General Secondary Education Certificate or Qatar Senior School Certificate with a minimum of 50% in 5 subjects.
    • Attain the equivalent of a minimum grade C, at GCSE level, in 5 subjects
    • Attain an Academic IELTS overall score of 5.0 or equivalent (with no contributing band score of less than 5.0).
    • Other international qualifications will be considered on merit for equivalency with the above requirements.

    Entry point: Year 1

    • Completion of 13 years of education to include successful completion of General Secondary Education Certificate or Qatar Senior School Certificate to include 50% or above in Mathematics.

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    • Three A Levels Grade C, C, C or IB Certificate (minimum 24 points, with at least 12 points at higher level) or Pearson BTEC Level 3 at Extended Diploma level (MMM profile).

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    • Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 or equivalent (with no contributing band score of less than 5.5).

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    • Successful completion of Ulster’s International Foundation Programme.

    Other international qualifications will be considered on merit for equivalency with the above requirements. *Subject to final University approval

    Entry point: Final year

    • GPA at a 3.2 level or higher to be equivalent to 60%+ or a merit profile or more in HND in Business or equivalent qualification for full-time students.

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    • Pass profile or more in HND in Business or equivalent qualification for part-time students.

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    • Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 or equivalent (with no contributing band score of less than 5.5).
    • Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.

    If you do not meet the entry requirements, CUC will provide you with a support programme that will help you improve your English level and your academic skills.

    • Completion of 13 years of education to include successful completion of General Secondary Education Certificate or Qatar Senior School Certificate to include 50% or above in Mathematics.

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    • Three A Levels Grade C, C, C or IB Certificate (minimum 24 points, with at least 12 points at higher level) or Pearson BTEC Level 3 at Extended Diploma level (MMM profile).

              ---------------------------- AND ----------------------------

    • Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 or equivalent (with no contributing band score of less than 5.5).

              ---------------------------- OR------------------------------

    • Successful completion of Ulster’s International Foundation Programme.

    Other international qualifications will be considered on merit for equivalency with the above requirements. *Subject to final University approval