City College - Affiliate College of Ulster University


BSc (Hons) Business Studies

Awarded by: Ulster University

Licensed by: the Ministry of Education and Higher Education in Qatar

Intake: September and January

Mode of study:
Full-time (day classes), minimum of 9 hours per week
Part-time (evening/weekend classes), 6 hours per week



Upon successful completion of your Higher National Diploma, or equivalent, you can progress to studying the final year of the BSc (Hons) Business Studies from Ulster University – ranked in the Top 200 Young Universities by Times Higher Education, 2019.  This programme is delivered by City College and approved by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education in Qatar.

Study Modules

Full-time
Semester 1: Governance, Risk & Ethics, Leadership and Change, Global Marketing
Semester 2: Business Strategy, Enterprise Development & Entrepreneurship, Effective Organisations and the Consultancy Process

Part-time
Year 1, Semester 1: Governance, Risk and Ethics; Global Marketing
Year 1, Semester 2: Leadership and Change; Effective Organisations and the Consultancy Process
Year 2, Semester 1: Business Strategy; Enterprise Development & Entrepreneurship

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Governance, Risk and Ethics
The module informs and equips you to effectively respond to the governance challenges organisations face today. The module aims to investigate the key components for securing the highest standards of effective corporate governance.

Leadership and Change
Managing change is an increasingly important aspect of the manager's role. This module will equip you with the knowledge, skills and abilities to recognise and understand the need for change and the nature of the change required, and to deploy a range of measures (tailored to the diagnosis) to ensure that the change process is managed and led effectively and efficiently.

Global Marketing
In an increasingly global environment this module seeks to develop your understanding of the socio-cultural, economic, legal and political variables which will impact on the international decision making and planning processes of an organisation and influence international marketing mix strategies.

Business Strategy
This integrative core module, which places particular emphasis on achieving a balanced understanding of strategic management theory and practice, introduces the concept of Business Strategy. It aims to develop your awareness and understanding of the means by which viable business strategies can be developed and implemented in a complex and challenging competitive climate.

Enterprise Development and Entrepreneurship

This module enables you to develop an understanding of business formation and development from an entrepreneur's perspective. Not only will you develop an awareness of the role of the entrepreneur in the enterprise development process but you will also develop capabilities to recognise, plan and develop new venture opportunities. You will understand the consequences of decision-making in all aspects of enterprise development including sales and marketing, human resources, finance and operations.

Effective Organisations and the Consultancy Process

This module seeks to provide you with the opportunity to develop consultancy skills through the research and management of a consultancy project relating to organisational effectiveness. You will have the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills acquired in order to produce a range of acceptable solutions to problems faced by an organisation.

Learning Outcomes
Graduates in Business Studies possess a combination of knowledge and skills which is attractive to a wide range of potential employers. 

Where could the BSc (Hons) Business Studies take you?


As a Business Studies graduate, the career opportunities available to you are plentiful, including management level positions in finance, production, purchasing, personnel and marketing in both industry and commerce.  To further enhance your career prospects, you may also consider postgraduate study at Ulster University and/or City College in a variety of disciplines.

Admissions Requirements:


Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5

MERIT profile in HND in Business or equivalent qualification