Higher Diploma in International Business (Intake 2 - Clonmel Campus)

Limerick Institute of Technology (SB19IBCL)
Key Programme Details
Award

Higher Diploma in Business in International Business (Level 8, 60 Credits)

NFQ Level

8 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Mixed, Classroom - Evening

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

60

Department

Department of Marketing Enterprise and Digital Communications

General Information
Contact

Springboard Coordinator

Email

flexible@lit.ie

Phone

+353 504 28112

Address

Department of Flexible Learning
Limerick Institute of Technology
Thurles Campus
Nenagh Road
Thurles
Co Tipperary

Role

Springboard Coordinator

Important Dates
Application Deadline

01/09/2019

Start Date

19/09/2019

End Date

31/08/2020

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

Entry Requirements
1. An honours degree (level 8) in a non-business or a non-cognate discipline or approved equivalent qualification. Priority of entry will be given to applicants with a higher classification of award.

2. 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 apply to the Flexible Learning Office for consideration.

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 overarcing 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

This programme is delivered with a mixture of classes and online delivery. Lectures will take place at the LIT Clonmel Campus as outlined below. The remainder will be delivered online.

The programme will run from September 2019 to end of August 2020. On campus classes will run as follows:

Clonmel: Thursday evenings from 6.30pm to 9.30pm




Delivery Location

LIT Clonmel Campus in Tipperary

Delivery Notes

Blended Delivery; This programme is delivered using a mixture of online and classroom delivery.

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Springboard Coordinator

Address

Department of Flexible Learning
Limerick Institute of Technology
Thurles Campus
Nenagh Road
Thurles
Co Tipperary

Phone

+353 504 28112

Email

flexible@lit.ie

RPL Information

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

Application Procedures

All applicants must apply at www.springboardcourses.ie
Applicants will be assessed by the academic course leader and decisions will be forwarded to applicants once applications have been assessed.