Master of Business Internationalisation (Master of Business Internationalisation)

South East Technological University (WD_BINTN_R)
Key Programme Details
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Master of Business Internationalisation

NFQ Level

Level 9 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Online, Classroom

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

90

Department

School of Business

General Information
Contact

Lorraine Quirke

Email

Lorraine.Quirke@setu.ie

Phone

051 834137

Address

LORRAINE QUIRKE
SPRINGBOARD ADMINISTRATOR
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION & LIFELONG LEARNING
SOUTH EAST TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY
WATERFORD
X91 KOEK

Important Dates
Application Deadline

08/08/2022

Start Date

13/09/2022

End Date

24/08/2023

About this Course

The MBS Internationalisation is a one-year taught programme aimed at preparing graduates for careers in international business. The course has recently been strengthened in response to demand from companies for specialist graduates with advanced skills and knowledge in areas such as marketing and international business, strategic digital marketing, creativity and international strategy and entrepreneurship. The course enables existing employees to acquire key skills and competencies to help them advance their career and make a greater contribution in their workplace. Participants receive intensive practical training in key skills within international sales and business. Students use a wide range of software including Advanced Excel and SPSS. The macro-economic need for the programme is well established. The National Skills Bulletin 2021 (p.10) and the ESRI identified the business/financial sector as a sector which is expected to be significantly impacted by Brexit. These reports also identified labour shortages in areas such as sales with specific industry knowledge and technical expertise, marketing and data analytics and financial analytics: these speak directly to the MBS Internationalisation.

These are all needs that have been confirmed in discussions undertaken with the following companies, Dawn International, BNY Mellon, Waters Technologies and Carten Controls. Kevin Costello at Dawn International states: This programme provides individuals who are seeking to develop as international sales and business professionals with a platform to enhance their career in an area, which is currently expanding and is expected to expand in the short to medium terms.

Meetings have also taken place with the Regional Skills Manager, Mr Edmond Connolly who is fully supporting this submission. He has confirmed that there is a demand for this course. In his view, the programme will appeal to candidates who may wish to reorient their career particularly in sectors such as tourism and hospitality. There have been significant job losses in tourism in the past year and the Regional Skills Manager highlighted to us the role that this programme can make in addressing the upskilling requirements within the sector.

There is significant demand for this course. Under previous funding provided by the July Stimulus initiative, the course was fully subscribed and 7 students completed this year. Currently there are a further 20 Springboard students completing the course and demand is consistently strong for places on the course. In light of BREXIT, particular focus in the programme is given to collaborating and supporting local indigenous SMEs who are keen to grow and internationalise their businesses.

Modules are flexibly delivered at a time that suits students, for those taking the course full time, they can attend on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons/evenings and for the part-time cohort, they can attend on Thursday afternoon/evening.

In identifying appropriate target cohorts, online information events are hosted for interested students in collaboration with the Head of Lifelong Learning. Information events are also arranged with companies for interested staff. Staff in the business school have developed important relationships with industry and the professional bodies over many years and these companies contact us regularly with employment opportunities.

Entry Requirements

H1 (1st class honours) or 2H1 (2nd class honours grade 1) overall award in a
strong specialist Business undergraduate degree or a General Business
undergraduate degree.

Students from a non-business degree must have taken relevant business modules
during one year of their studies.

In some instances, graduates who have achieved a 2H2 (2nd class honours grade 2 )in the degrees listed above
and who can demonstrate a high level of performance in the business-related subjects may be considered for interview
and short listing.

Applicants whose first language is not English must submit evidence of
competency in English, please see WITs English Language Requirements please see: www.wit.ie/englishrequirements

Long Description

The MBS Internationalisation is a one-year taught programme aimed at preparing graduates for careers in international business. The course has recently been strengthened in response to demand from companies for specialist graduates with advanced skills and knowledge in areas such as marketing and international business, strategic digital marketing, creativity and international strategy and entrepreneurship. The course enables existing employees to acquire key skills and competencies to help them advance their career and make a greater contribution in their workplace. Participants receive intensive practical training in key skills within international sales and business. Students use a wide range of software including Advanced Excel and SPSS. The macro-economic need for the programme is well established. The National Skills Bulletin 2021 (p.10) and the ESRI identified the business/financial sector as a sector which is expected to be significantly impacted by Brexit. These reports also identified labour shortages in areas such as sales with specific industry knowledge and technical expertise, marketing and data analytics and financial analytics: these speak directly to the MBS Internationalisation.

These are all needs that have been confirmed in discussions undertaken with the following companies, Dawn International, BNY Mellon, Waters Technologies and Carten Controls. Kevin Costello at Dawn International states: This programme provides individuals who are seeking to develop as international sales and business professionals with a platform to enhance their career in an area, which is currently expanding and is expected to expand in the short to medium term.

Meetings have also taken place with the Regional Skills Manager, Mr Edmond Connolly who is fully supporting this submission. He has confirmed that there is a demand for this course. In his view, the programme will appeal to candidates who may wish to reorient their career particularly in sectors such as tourism and hospitality. There have been significant job losses in tourism in the past year and the Regional Skills Manager highlighted to us the role that this programme can make in addressing the upskilling requirements within the sector.

There is significant demand for this course. Under previous funding provided by the July Stimulus initiative, the course was fully subscribed and 7 students completed this year. Currently there are a further 20 Springboard students completing the course and demand is consistently strong for places on the course. In light of BREXIT, particular focus in the programme is given to collaborating and supporting local indigenous SMEs who are keen to grow and internationalise their businesses.

Modules are flexibly delivered at a time that suits students, for those taking the course full time, they can attend on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons/evenings and for the part-time cohort, they can attend on Thursday afternoon/evening.

In identifying appropriate target cohorts, online information events are hosted for interested students in collaboration with the Head of Lifelong Learning. Information events are also arranged with companies for interested staff. Staff in the business school have developed important relationships with industry and the professional bodies over many years and these companies contact us regularly with employment opportunities.

Career Opportunities

Globalisation is a Reality. The opening up of market boundaries and the emergence of global competition presents organisations
with both opportunities and threats. The focus of the MBSI programme is to facilitate graduates in comprehending the complex
interconnectedness of global business. Its aim is to provide exposure to a broad set of areas so that candidates will graduate with a
Range of Skills and Perspectives. A key part of the programme is the collaboration that we maintain with a number of export companies,
which act as ‘live’ cases for student engagement with the international business and strategy process. Students also work on integrated
projects with commercial companies and start-up entrepreneurs in our business incubation centre (ArcLABS).

Timetable Info

The indicative delivery model for the Master of Business in Internationalisation for the 2022/23 is that the course will take place each Tuesday and Thursday from 1.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. each week for the first two 12-week semesters. The course team plans to deliver a substantial portion of the classes in a live online mode but students will also be required to attend classes on-site at the SETU Waterford campus for several days in each of the first two semesters. The Course team will issue students with a full, detailed timetable of the online and on-site sessions at the start of semester. The course is run over three semesters Sept to December 2022, Jan to May 2023 and May to August 2023. Students will be required to come onsite for written examinations.

Delivery Location

Online and the main South East Technological University (Waterford Campus)

Delivery Notes

Blended
Students will be required to attend the main South East Technological University (Waterford campus) for class .
The onsite days will be decided at the beginning of each semester.

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Lorraine Quirke

Address

LORRAINE QUIRKE
SPRINGBOARD ADMINISTRATOR
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION & LIFELONG LEARNING
SOUTH EAST TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY
WATERFORD
X91 KOEK
(TEL) 051-834137 | (EMAIL) LORRAINE.QUIRKE@SETU.IE

Phone

051 834137

Email

Lorraine.Quirke@setu.ie

RPL Information

https://www.wit.ie/schools/education/rpl-for-admissions-or-exemption#second

Application Procedures

Apply via www.springboardcourses.ie

It is important that you support your application with the following required electronic/scanned copies of documents :

1. An up-to-date CV.

2. Scanned copies of all of your official educational qualification, parchments or a transcript of the results showing the results you achieved in each module.

3. Those in receipt of a qualifying Department of Social Protection payment will be required to provide evidence of this payment (Pay slip or letter ).

• Returners: will be required to provide a letter / statement signed by a Commissioner of Oaths confirming their status as a homemaker.

• Employed candidates: are required to provide proof or employment . This can include a recent copy of the following : a pay slip, letter or statement from revenue demonstrating your current employment .

• Self - Employed : a recent letter from your solicitor or accountant confirming your self - employment status.

4. Proof of Identification , a copy of your passport or driving license.

5. Applicants whose first language is not English must submit evidence of competency in English, please see WITs English Language Requirements please see: www.wit.ie/englishrequirements

* To take a course through Springboard+ you will need to:
1. be living fulltime in the Republic of Ireland
2. have your own, valid PPS Number
3. meet the nationality/visa requirement
• You are an EU/EEA/UK/Swiss national or:
• You have permission to remain in Ireland as a family member of an EU citizen or;
• You have Stamp 4 or Stamp 4 EU FAM on your GNIB residence card or;
• You have official refugee status in Ireland / are here on the basis of refugee family reunification or;
• You have been granted Humanitarian Leave to Remain in the State (prior to the Immigration Act 1999) or;
• You have permission to remain following the Minister’s decision not to make a deportation order.
4. have lived in either the EU, the EEA, the UK or Switzerland for at least 3 out of the last 5 years
• If you are a Stamp 4 or Stamp 4 EU FAM holder, residency is calculated from the date you received your stamp. Any time before this cannot be counted
• If you have refugee status in Ireland, residency is counted from the date you applied for International Protection

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