Bachelor of Business (Hons) in International Business (Bachelor of Business (Hons) in International Business (January '20 Intake))

Dorset College (PG21011)
Key Programme Details

Bachelor of Business (Honours)

NFQ Level

8 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Mixed, Classroom - Evening


Part Time

ECTS Credits


General Information

Cathal Kearney



01 8309677


Dorset College
8 Belvedere Place
Dublin 1


Business Development Manager

Important Dates
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About this Course

If you are interested in global business and management and want an internationally recognised business qualification and the potential to progress to take Masters course and also a great career then this course is for you.

This is a one-year part-time challenging honours business programme that will give you a global focus and expose you to key ideas and new thinking that is essential for enterprises that trade internationally.

The Bachelor of Business in International Business has an external focus where Learners are exposed to key knowledge and skills that are essential for enterprises that trade or seek to trade internationally.

Graduates will have the global business know-how, the critical and analytical thinking, the creativity and innovation, the cultural awareness capability and the cross sectorial-skills and talent to support forward thinking businesses.


The programme provides a mix of modules designed to enhance the skills and knowledge of graduates so as to enable them to be competent and prepared for employment at entry and middle ranks of business and management within various industrial, commercial and service settings.

Key modules in the course include:
Personal and Professional Development
Doing Business in Global Markets
e-Business & Digital Marketing
Project Management
International Strategic Management
Marketing and Sales Management
International Financial Management
International Human Resource Management
Corporate Governance & Ethics
Business Research Methodology

Entry Requirements

Those eligible for entry onto the course are required to have a level 7 business qualification or equivalent or a level 8 qualification with relevant experience in any other discipline or equivalent.

The course seeks to facilitate entry to all those with approved prior experiential learning i.e. knowledge and skills acquired through life, work experience and study not formally attested through formal certification as per QQI Policy on Prior Experiential Learning.

Long Description

Despite the advantages of embracing globalisation and the risks of not doing so many businesses remain focused on their national markets. The main reported reasons are a lack of financial resources but most of all the lack of skills or skilled human capital to tackle internationalisation.

This course addresses the lack of skilled human capital and provides you with life and business skills supported by a work placement experience that will position you to gain employment or enhance your promotional prospects in indigenous or export-oriented organisations.

This course is for you if you:

a) Wish to obtain a QQI internationally recognised honours business degree that will set you on your way to a successful business career or progress to a master’s degree and want to learn from friendly and highly qualified industry-experienced academic staff and expert guest lecturers.

b) Want to be part of a cultural diverse group of learners from all over the world while unlocking your learning potential with small class-sizes, a diverse student community while at the same time maximising your career potential as you grow in confidence learning about international business in a student-centred learning environment.

Why Choose This Course

This course assists graduates to enhance their capabilities to deal with complex globalisation issues, armed with an array of core skills, understanding and knowledge that will support the competitive advantage and internationalisation drive of many organisations.

Graduates from this course have progressed to master degrees and found employment in local companies as well as international organisations and in the public sector.

Dorset College prides itself on its open and inclusive atmosphere and on the academic and pastoral supports it provides to all its students. Furthermore the College has a number of specific initiatives available to Springboard students to maximise their job readiness upon graduation.

Career Opportunities

A vast range of career opportunities exist for graduates.

These include:

International Marketing Manager
Project Manager
Marketing Executive
Business Advisor
Social Media and Marketing Specialist
Strategic Analyst

Timetable Info

Monday and Wednesday from 6.15 to 9.15 and every second Saturday 9am to 3.30pm. (Subject to Change)

Delivery Location

Dorset Collge, 8 Belvedere Place Dublin 1 and Dorset College and/or ABC Theatre , Lower Drumcondra, Dublin 9

Delivery Notes

Blended Delivery

Application Procedures

All applicants must apply online. An early application is advised as funded places are limited.

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