Undergraduate Degree

Bachelor of Business Administration – Small Business Start-Up

Entrepreneurs are an integral part of economies all over the world as they recognise potential gaps in the market and allocate resources to establish businesses to fulfil these needs.

This specialisation is for enterprising students who want to start their own business, or work as internal corporate entrepreneurs in larger organisations that need to reinvent their strategies to stay relevant in their markets. This field of study teaches about the necessary planning and processes that are needed to establish a business and lead it successfully. You will gain in-depth insights into the funding and functioning of start-ups, and also learn core business functions that are crucial to any new business.

You will learn about all aspects needed to start or manage a new business or a Small / Medium Enterprise (SME), and build a strong foundation in essential business functions such as management, finance, accounting, marketing and human resources. This industry embedded curriculum will require you to apply your theoretical knowledge to real-life case studies to understand how SMEs operate.

Dual Specialisation Options

You also have the opportunity to do a dual specialisation in this program. You can combine the Small Business Start Ups specialisation with any one of the other BBA specialisations in Digital Marketing, Tourism and Hospitality, or Human Resource Management. Graduating with two specialisations can enhance your skills, employability and your profession by widening your career prospects.

Course Structure

– Communication, Culture and Indigenous Perspectives in Business
– Financial Decision Making
– Markets and Legal Frameworks
– Strategic Career Design
– Analytics for Decision Making
– Discovering Marketing
– Introduction to Business Information Systems
– Organisational Behaviour
– Human Resources Management Introduction
– Introduction to Finance Principles
– Project Management
– Business Internship
– Small Business Growth
– Start-Up Business Planning
– Business and Sustainable Development
– Entrepreneurship

Credit for previous study

Credit for recognised learning is considered on an individual basis.

Course Duration

The BBA – Small Business Start-Up in Business is a 3 year program when taken in a standard semester model as a full time student and 6 years when taken part-time on the semester model.


Total tuition fees for BBA – Small Business Start-Up:
AED 170,100 or USD 46,603

(Inclusive of VAT)

Career Opportunities

Below are some career options after studying this course:

Start-Up Consultant
Franchise Operator
Venture Capitalist
Business Manager
Small Business Owner

Location Curtin Dubai campus
Study method On-campus
Study mode Full-time
Intake September
Duration 3 years full-time


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