International Business

This full-time and part-time 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 self-employed or in employment 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.

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.

This programme would be of benefit to anyone interested in a career in Global business, international marketing, business consultancy, international trade & exporting and related areas.

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With uncertainty at UK-Irish trade level, the case for an even greater focus on the growth potential offered by a more varied and broader palette of international and global markets is becoming clear to see. This is evidenced by an international economic environment that continues to see high levels of uncertainty and volatility amongst the more traditional
locations for Irish firms looking to internationalise their operations.

Entry requirements

What are the 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 Admissions Office for consideration.

Assessment Info

Learners are assessed by means of assignments across all modules. In completing these assignments, learners will be expected to apply theoretical concepts to their own individual workplace. All employer information obtained by the learner to complete assignments will be treated confidentially.

Subjects taught

Year 1
Microeconomics for Business 5 credits
Strategic Management Concepts 5 credits
International Marketing 5 credits
Enterprise and Innovation 5 credits
The World Economy - Change, Culture and Communication 5 credits
Human Resource Management 5 credits
Macroeconomics for Business 5 credits
Strategic Management Practice 5 credits
Global Business Management 5 credits
New Venture Planning 5 credits
Doing Business in the Uk and Eu 5 credits
Organisational Behaviour 5 credits




1 year part-time blended


Entry fee for this programme is €4,350 but is subject to change.

Enrolment dates

How to Apply
Applicants must apply for these programmes on the Springboard Website (please see "Application Weblink below).

Start Date: September.

Post Course Info

Are there opportunities for further study?
On completion of these programmes, graduates will also be able to apply for Level 9 qualifications in the field of business including LIT's own Master of Business in Marketing & Management Strategy.

What are the career prospects?
On completion of this programme graduates will be able to:

•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.

Graduates will be equipped to work in Global business, international marketing, business consultancy, international trade & exporting and related areas.

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  • Qualifications

    Higher Diploma (Level 8 NFQ)

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