Core General Management Programme

The Core General Management Programme will help you develop your fundamental knowledge and skills. You will balance hard, statistical expertise with the 'softer' abilities of inspiring and managing people. These modules will lay the foundation for your later work.

There are 12 core modules which are common to both the General and Islamic Finance pathways. You are required to follow every module, devoting a month's study to each subject.

The core modules are:

  • Analytics for Business
  • Accounting and Financial Reporting
  • Marketing
  • Digital Technology and Business Innovation
  • Business Strategy
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Business in the Global Economy
  • Financial Markets and Investments
  • Corporate Finance
  • Operations Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Corporate Governance
  • Continuing Professional Development Dubai.

The core modules will be taught in four blocks. Each module will involve group work, individual assignments and exams, which will be taken at the end of each block.


Core modules are formally assessed by group work, coursework and a two-hour exam, with equal weight given to each. The exams are taken in Dubai.

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