Business - International Business - Cork Campus

Overview
This programme is geared at providing non-business graduates with the skills required to develop and promote products and services in an international environment while furthering their= business skills and knowledge. Students build upon their own discipline (science, engineering, computing etc.) to develop solid understanding of Business Development, Internationalisation and Innovation in an interesting educational environment. Students will expand their business knowledge and skills through simulation, guest speakers, and an international trip. Students will also undertake an industry consultancy project which will prepare them for opportunities in the workplace.

The programme is an excellent opportunity for students who want to complement their degree with business skills, broadening their skillset in a way that adds value to an organisation.

The MSc in International Business is aimed at graduates who wish to build on their previous non-business related degree and want to develop their skills for career advancement. It is open to graduates from non-business programmes who want to expand their horizon when it comes to their career. The programme should also appeal to those interested in increasing their business acumen with a view to capitalising on their existing skills sets.

KEY FEATURES
Field Trip
The international Business Field Trip is an opportunity for immersion in non-Irish culture which serves to enhance and deepen the learning experience for students involved. The five day field trip will entail preparation work, learner activity while on the trip and subsequent submissions following the trip. The trip focuses on the skills required to develop business opportunities in new markets. Factory visits on recent trips include Coca-Cola, Audi and the Port of Antwerp.

Seminar Series

The Seminar Series module allows students the opportunity to draw upon their learning throughout the programme and to synthesise that in the context of some direct exposure to industry leaders. Speakers, drawn from the private, public and voluntary sectors will be invited to speak on a weekly basis and to explore concepts relating to leadership, growth, change, people management, the macro environment, and personal & professional development.

Students will attend these sessions and develop their knowledge of the topics being discussed and coupled that with insight into their own understanding of the business environment.

Applied Business Project
The Applied Business Project is a capstone module which brings together the learning from the programme which is applied to a business-set project. Students will undertake a significant piece of work tacking a project for a linked company on a consultancy basis. The may be for a company the student is working for. The project will help to develop analysis and research skills but also further a student's understanding of the international environment.

Entry requirements

2.2 in an honours degree in a non-cognate area. All areas where the specialism is not business, Marketing, Accounting/Finance or Business Information Systems will be considered

A personal statement must be provided by the applicant

Non-native English speakers must have an IELTS of 6.5 (or equivalent)

An interview may be held with certain candidates

Subjects taught

MTU Cork has developed a website which gives full details of all modules for all courses. The website also has information on recommended textbooks, average weekly workload, assessments and exams.

https://courses.cit.ie/index.cfm/page/course/courseId/index.cfm/page/course/code/CR_BIBUS_9

Credits

M.Sc.: 90 ECTS

Duration

The programme can be completed Full-time over 1 year (3 semesters, September to August) or Part-time over 2 years (4 semesters).

No of weeks per semester: 13
No of timetabled hours per week: Semester 1 (circa 14 Hours).
Semester 2 (circa 12 Hours, and a week for the international trip in February).
Semester 3 (mainly independent learning)

Some weeks will contain extra sessions to support independent learning.
Which days: Monday to Friday
Duration: 3 semesters

Fees

EU Applicants: €5,500
Non-EU Applicants: €12,000

Enrolment dates

Contact the college for the next start date.

More details
  • Qualification letters

    MSc

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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