Business - International Business - Carlow

International business is concerned with contemporary issues in business from both a national and international perspective. Learners will have leading knowledge of contemporary theories, concepts and issues concerning international business in today's society. In addition, the modules blend both theory, practice and policy to ensure that the learner will be able to manage, develop and lead organisations in the sector.

The programme will also provide learners with critical thinking tools to enable them to succeed in the field of business. It will provide learners with a critical understanding of concepts and approaches to enable individuals and groups to realise their potential.

What will I be able to do when I finish this course?
Graduates will be equipped to manage and lead teams in multinational organisations. They will also be able to contribute to and develop the strategy of that organisation.

Graduates of this programmes will find employment in a variety of settings that promise a wide choice of flexibility and variety. Many graduates of this programme may start their career in the domestic operations of an organization and then progress to managing and coordinating global operations.

Some examples of potential job opportunities include:
International marketing and sales
Customer service
Importing and exporting enterprises.

Subjects taught

What subjects will I study?
Semester One:
Global Market Assessment & Selection
Business Finance
International Business
Strategic Analysis
The Global Economy 1

Semester Two:
Applied Business Solutions
Strategic Positioning
The Global Economy 2
Global Marketing Strategy

Elective Subjects:
Corporate Finance
Corporate Social Responsibility & Business Practice
New Product Innovation

Entry requirements

Applicants require an NFQ 8 or equivalent for entry to this programme.

Other applicants will be considered on an individual basis in accordance with the SETU Carlow policy on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).


CWB17 Higher Diploma in Business in International Business CARLOW Full-time NFQ Level 8 Credits 60


1 year full-time.


CWB17 Higher Diploma in Business in International Business CARLOW Full-time €3,000

Programme Fees for Non-EU Students
Higher Diploma Programme Fee – €10,250

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Study & Career Opportunities
This qualification will allow the participant to apply for the MBA or Master of Business, depending on his/her business experience, and continue to develop and extend his/her skills base and knowledge at Level 9.

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  • Qualifications

    Higher Diploma (Level 8 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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