Bachelor of Business (Hons) International Business

  • Course Code


  • Type of Qualification:

    Honours Bachelor Degree

  • Field of Study

    Accounting and taxation,Business & Administration,Combined,Foreign languages,Management and administration,Marketing and advertising

  • Type of Study:

    Full Time,Part Time

  • Application Closing Date:

    Not Specified

About the Course

The International Business degree is designed to create a Business Ready graduate. Students will be dynamic and resourceful business people who are multi skilled, culturally sensitive and internationally aware. You’ll study a range of business and cultural topics and develop essential business skills in services, selling, international trade, communication, information technology, teamwork and problem solving—all vital for success in today's global business environment.

In your final year, you’ll study a range of business and industry specific topics and develop essential business skills in business planning, strategy, market management, law and export management. The International Business Project allows you to showcase your work, talents and abilities. You will gain knowledge, become creative, innovative and build your executive skills through teamwork and problem solving—all vital for success in today's internationally integrated business environment and economy


The program has been designed to reflect a modern and contemporary approach to business. There are 5 core pathways for students that evolve over the course of degree. These are International Business, Personal Development, Business Practice, IT for Business and Finance & Performance Management. In addition you can choose to specialize your Elective choice in Business modules or in a Language.

Semester 6 comes with a placement opportunity in an international business setting- giving you the chance to apply your learning and hone your skills. In addition, the program is supported by guest lecturers from a wide range of industries – keeping your learning engaging and current.

We offer the ability for our students to customize their Honours degree so that they can play to their strengths. The International Business Honours degree is designed to create dynamic and resourceful business people who are multi skilled, strategically capable and internationally aware. In your final 

you will study 3 Core Pathways (Your International Business Project and  International Business modules)  and have the choice of 2 Electives in modern business subjects such as Management, Marketing and Tourism.

Smaller class sizes coupled with a vibrant team of approachable and engaging lecturers that possess expert and practical industry experience, provides a more personal and engaging classroom dynamic between students and lecturers. The Personal Development pathway ensures you get the opportunity to grow as a person, develop your C.V. and ensures you enter the job market as a capable and confident graduate.

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements
At least grade H5 or better in two higher level papers and grade O6 or better in four ordinary level papers in the Leaving Certificate.  Pass in Foundation Level Mathematics (F2) is acceptable for this course.

Summary - 2H5 & 4O6/H7 - Maths (F2)

2018 CAO points : 226 (round 1)


QQI/FET (formally FETAC) entry requirements:

Essential component awards: None 

Essential major awards: BBSXX, 5M2102, BBSAX, 5M2468, BIPXX, 5M2067, BMXXX, 5M2069, BRSXX, 5M2105, BBSIT, 5M2111, BLSXX, 5M3789



Career Opportunities

The International Business Honours programme will enable you, give you the ability to look at a project or situation from different perspectives, gain an understanding of diverse issues and provide the skills, knowledge and confidence to excel in an increasingly internationally focused job market. Your combination of business experience, awareness, international knowledge and practical up to date transferable skills will present a particularly attractive package to employers. You’ll be able to choose from a host of paths, including government agencies, international / multinational corporations, management consultancy and a myriad number of business roles in the global economy.

How To Apply

All first year students you can apply through the CAO

Further Information

Course Leader

Ms. Caroline Tansey


Course Content

Semester 1


Critical Skills Development
Financial Accounting 1
Data Skills & Information Technology
Principles of Business 1
Business Environment


Principles of Law
German 1
Spanish 1
French 1

Semester 2


Principles of Business 2
Data Technology in Organisations
Europe in a Global Context
Cross Cultural Management
Financial Accounting 2


German 2
Business Law
Spanish 2
French 2

Semester 3


Globalisation in Emerging Markets
International Services Management
Human Resource Management
Business Processes and IS
Management Accounting for Business Managers 1


Management & Org Behaviour 1
German 3
French 3

Semester 4


Talent Development
Management Accounting for Business Managers 2
Managing Digital Opportunity
International Trade & Policy
Enterprise Systems & Processes


French 4
Company Law
German 4

Semester 5


Financial Management 2
Business Simulation
Professional Communications & Employment Preparation
International Selling Strategies


French 5
Spanish 6
German 6

Semester 6


Professional Placement

Semester 7


Corporate Social Responsibility
International Marketing and Export Management
International Business Project Semester 7


German 7
Executive Skills Development

Semester 8


International Business Project Semester 8
International Trade Law
Global Competitive Strategy


German 8
International Business
Global Supply Chain and Logistics
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