Higher Diploma in Business in International Business (Limerick) (Limerick - Sept 22)

Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest (Limerick-IB-L8-60)
Key Programme Details
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Higher Diploma in Business in International Business (Level 8, 60 Credits)

NFQ Level

Level 8 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Online

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

60

Department

Department of Marketing Enterprise and Digital Communications

General Information
Contact

Daragh Sutton

Email

Springboard@lit.ie

Phone

+353 61 293055

Address

*** The Department of Flexible Learning & Springboard+ Team in TUS request that all supporting documents be uploaded to your online application. Thank you.***

Role

Programme Administrator

Important Dates
Application Deadline

12/08/2022

Start Date

19/09/2022

End Date

31/08/2023

About this Course

This programme is aimed at non-business graduates who are looking to advance their careers by achieving a qualification in business but with a focus on international business. The programme will also be of interest to those who require cross-skilling or up-skilling in international business, but with a focus on the inter-relationship between the management, marketing, innovation, international and strategic aspects of a business.

Objectives

This part-time programme is aimed at non-business graduates who are looking to advance their careers by achieving a qualification in International Business. This programme will cover the key principles of International Business and is structured to maximise student learning through facilitating students to consider the implementation of such concepts and principles in a work environment. For Irish firms to survive and prosper in an increasingly turbulent and competitive international environment, an additional range of skills and expertise will need to be further developed by business owners, managers and their staff alike.

On completion, the student will achieve the following:

•Devise foreign market entry strategies for firms looking to expand their operations outside of Ireland
•Apply knowledge of international trade patterns in manufacturing and services to identify locations for doing business globally
•Conduct comparative analyses of foreign markets
•Advise on how to do business in and with the UK post-Brexit and the EU
•Use management skills to develop an internationalisation strategy

Entry Requirements

1. An honours degree Level 8 in a non-digital marketing or a non-cognate discipline or approved equivalent qualification. Priority of entry will be given to applicants with a higher classification of award.

2. Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) / Special Case Registrations:Prospective participants who do not meet the entry requirements for the programme detailed above, but who may qualify for admission by meeting certain other equivalent criteria, should notify the Flexible Learning Office and request consideration under RPL. Please submit your application online and then email all your supporting documents to Springboard@lit.ie

3.EXAMS: Please note that the exams for this course will be part continuous assessment and part final sit down exam. Exams take place weekdays, during daytime hours i.e. between the hours of 9am and 6pm. TBC closer to exam time.

4. ENGLISH LANGUAGE:Applicants who do not have English as their first language must ensure they satisfy English Language requirements. For entry to undergraduate courses, a minimum score of 5.5 in an IELTS exam is required. For postgraduate courses, a minimum of 6.0 is required. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their English proficiency meets these requirements.

5.FEES: The full programme fee is €5,700. The subsidised fee for employed applicants is €570. This programme is 90% Springboard funded for employed applicants and 100% Springboard funded for unemployed applicants.

Long Description

This programme will cover the key principles of International Business and is structured to maximise student learning through facilitating students to consider the implementation of such concepts and principles in a work environment. For Irish firms to survive and prosper in an increasingly turbulent and competitive international environment, an additional range of skills and expertise will need to be further developed by business owners, managers and their staff alike.

Business permeates through every industry sector and to progress in any organisation will demand graduates to have not only skills in their relevant fields but also the business skills to operate in a commercial business environment. This programme covers the key principles of business, management but with a strong emphasis on the international aspects of operating a business.

A graduate of the Higher Diploma in International Business will be a particular asset to any firm looking to diversify or expand their operations beyond the domestic Irish market. Specific knowledge and skills in the important areas of exporting, foreign market entry strategies and environmental comparative analysis will ensure that graduates of this programme represent significant added-value in the search for international competitive advantage. The programme covers the very latest international developments, such as Brexit and its implications for Irish companies.

Having a graduate of this programme on staff will significantly enhance the management capability of any organisation. From specific skills in international business to strong across-the-board management skills that are applicable to any sector, graduates of the Higher Diploma in International Business add a practical and holistic business skill-set to their CV that is directly transferable to firms looking to internationalise.

Content is a follows:

•Global Business Management: Devise Foreign market entry strategies.
•International Trade and Customs: Learners will learn how international trade and customs works and practical skills.
•The World Economy: Learners will examine the overarching issue in the world economy and world trade.
•Doing Business in the UK : Learners will examine and devise strategies of how to do business in the UK.
•Human Resource Management: Learners will examine core issue around HRM in international businesses.
•International Marketing: Learners will learn how to develop international marketing plans.
•New Venture Planning: Learners will learn how to generate new idea and plan for a new international venture.


Career Opportunities

Graduates will be equipped to work in Global business, international marketing, business consultancy, international trade & exporting and related areas.

Timetable Info

TBC for 2022

Delivery Location

Online

Delivery Notes

TBC for 2022

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Daragh Sutton

Address

*** The Department of Flexible Learning & Springboard+ Team in TUS request that all supporting documents be uploaded to your online application. Thank you.***

Phone

+353 61 293055

Email

Springboard@lit.ie

RPL Information

Applications may also be eligible for entry according to TUS's Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Procedures

Application Procedures

Apply online at www.springboardcourses.ie

Please apply online and upload the below supporting documents to your application.

1. Current CV
2. Proof of existing level 8 educational qualification

Please note that successful applicants may be required to provide below supporting documents closer to programme start date. TBC by Springboard HEA.

3. Proof of nationality ie. passport
4. Proof of PPS/employment & PPS ie. payslip/p60 (amounts can be redacted) / social welfare payment ie. receipt/letter
5. Proof of Residency for 2019, 2020, 2021

Please note that places are LIMITED and only COMPLETE applications can be assessed. Please apply online here for your programme and ensure ALL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS are uploaded to your online application. Any missing documents will lead to a delay in processing.

This programme is 90% funded for those in employment. Students who fall into this category must pay a fee of €570 to secure their place on the programme.

RETURNERS: If you are a returner who has been on home or other caring duties for 9 of the last 12 months OR you are economically dependent on a partner or spouse and have been unemployed for 9 of the last 12 months you must supply a notarized affidavit confirming this. Link to form: https://springboardcourses.ie/pdfs/Declaration%20for%20Returners%20(2022-23).pdf

EXAMS: Please note that the exams for this course will be part continuous assessment and part final sit down exam. Exams take place weekdays, during daytime hours i.e. between the hours of 9am and 6pm. TBC closer to exam time.

FEES: The full programme fee is €5,700. The subsidised fee for employed applicants is €570. This programme is 90% Springboard funded for employed applicants and 100% Springboard funded for unemployed applicants.

Media
Part-Time Flexible Learning

https://lit.ie/flexible-learning