Postgraduate Certificate in International Business (Postgraduate Certificate in International Business Spring 2020)

Irish Times Training (SPRINGINTLBUSG02)
Key Programme Details
Award

Postgraduate Certificate in International Business

NFQ Level

9 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Online, Classroom - Daytime, Mixed

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

30

General Information
Contact

Sinéad Docherty

Email

sdocherty@irishtimes.com

Phone

(01) 472 7101

Address

The Irish Times Building,
24-28 Tara Street,
Dublin 2

Role

Springboard Admissions

Important Dates
Application Deadline

31/01/2020

Start Date

17/02/2020

End Date

31/12/2020

About this Course

The Postgraduate Certificate in International Business, delivered in conjunction with Ulster University, takes a holistic view of an organisation and international business, and will advance your knowledge and competency of international business.

The programme is designed for individuals with a background in business or business-related studies who want to develop an integrated and critically-aware understanding of the international activities at both the strategic and operational level.

The programme is available to both those already in employment and those who are out of work, whether in receipt of unemployment benefit or having been out of the workforce for some time, once they meet the entry level requirements detailed below.

In addition to a highly-regarded formal qualification from Ulster University, you will develop personal and organisational management skills that will significantly enhance your career prospects – particularly if you want to become a manager in an internationalising or export focused company. All of the modules in this programme focus on transversal, transferable skills, allowing you to apply your knowledge in day to day activities and to remain nimble in the workplace of the future.

Successful participants will appreciate the difference between domestic and international business, and will be able to take an active part in the international strategising process, international marketing, and understand how to finance international business. You will also have the opportunity to self-test your intercultural effectiveness, and receive a tailored self-development plan to enhance your ability to work across differing cultural contexts.

Objectives

- Develop knowledge and understanding of the fundamental concepts, principles, theories, practices and legislative frameworks underlying international business as an academic discipline and as a tool for improved management of international businesses.

- Recognise criteria and specifications appropriate to issues in leadership and management and within international business and plan strategies for their implementation.

- Understand practices and tools for the specification, design, implementation and evaluation of international business processes.

- Articulate and develop ideas, proposals and designs to a range of audiences, using rational and reasoned arguments, in both written assignments and oral presentations.

- Develop awareness of the broader macro environmental context as well as the micro environmental context within which international business operates.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have gained a second class honours degree or better from a university in Ireland (Level 8) or the UK (Level 6), or from a recognised national awarding body or from an institution or another country which has been recognised as being of an equivalent standard, or an equivalent standard (normally 50%) in a Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate, Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma or an approved alternative qualification.

In addition, applicants should ideally have basic computer skills.

Applicants without a Level 8 award will be considered on the basis of approved prior experience and learning (APEL).

All participants may be required to submit a letter / statement signed by a Commissioner for Oaths confirming their recent employment history.

In addition to the above all applicants must be available to attend classroom and online lectures as required for the duration of the programme.

Cost:

The programme is free to those who not in employment or who are “Returners”. A cost of €450 which represents 10% of the total cost of the programme is payable for those in employment.

Long Description

There are 4 modules as outlined below over 2 semesters which will be delivered on blended basis but primarily online.

MODULE 1: GLOBAL BUSINESS IN CONTEXT
In this module, you will be introduced to key concepts, theories in global business and the changing environment considering both large and small firms.

MODULE 2: GLOBAL STRATEGY
You will understand how the competitive position of a firm is devised based on analysing structure, geographic sources of advantage and distinctive competencies

MODULE 3: INTERNATIONAL MARKETING
You will develop critical thinking and interpretations and explore the complexity of forces that make up the international marketing environment.

MODULE 4: INTERNATIONAL FINANCE
In this module, you will develop financial skills required for planning and decision making relevant to an international business context.

Delivery will be primarily online with 1 day of classroom learning per module and the remaining online with real-time interaction using a “Collaborate” tool in Blackboard. You will also be required to complete 114 hours of self-directed learning per module (including assessment).

A range of assessment techniques will be used, for example; essays, assignments, multiple choice tests, online tests, group reports, and presentations.

*PLEASE NOTE MODULES MAY BE DELIVERED IN A DIFFERENT ORDER THAN LISTED ABOVE & SPLIT OVER MULTIPLE SESSIONS.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the programme will be readied for careers as managers, business consultants or entrepreneurs, operating on the international stage.

Timetable Info

Delivery will be primarily online with 1 day of classroom learning per module and the remaining online with real-time interaction using a “Collaborate” tool in Blackboard. You will also be required to complete 114 hours of self-directed learning per module (including assessment).

Delivery Location

The Irish Times Building, 24-28 Tara Street, Dublin 2

Delivery Notes

Delivery will be primarily online with 1 day of classroom learning per module and the remaining online with real-time interaction using a “Collaborate” tool in Blackboard. You will also be required to complete 114 hours of self-directed learning per module (including assessment).

RPL Information

Applicants without a Level 8 award will be considered on the basis of approved prior experience and learning (APEL).

Application Procedures

Step 1: Register for an account on springboardcourses.ie or log in to your existing account using the “Login” section on the website.

Step 2: Log-in on Springboard website and click “Apply Now” on this course. You will be asked to complete a short application form.

Step 3: The Springboard team at Irish Times Training will respond to your application and request any relevant documentation.

At this stage you may be asked to present some or all of the following (required documentation differs depending on course):
- Social welfare receipt, letter from social welfare or letter from commissioner of oaths
- Photo or Scanned original copy of your transcripts/college results
- Photo or Scanned copy of passport to verify ID and full legal name
- Any other relevant documentation to support your application, such as a CV or professional certificates.

Step 4: Once your supporting documentation has been received your application will be sent to Ulster University for review.

Step 5: You will receive an email from the Springboard team at Irish Times Training letting you know if your application has been successful or unsuccessful.

Step 6: Log-in to Springboardcourses.ie to accept your offer.

Step 7: You will receive an email from the Springboard team at Irish Times Training with details on how to register as a student on the Ulster University system. This will allow you to access their range of online supports including the digital library and to submit your assignments once the course has commenced.