International Business

Innovative Masters Degree Course designed to prepare graduates for a career in international business management.

The MBA in International Business Management programme provides an excellent route to an internationally recognised qualification, thoroughly preparing graduates for the world of international business.

Why Study Business at Griffith College?
Our MBA programme in International Business is available on a full and part-time basis and prepares graduates by providing an educational experience which is strongly vocational, academically rigorous and intellectually challenging.

Students will develop the skills and knowledge to specialise in key business industries within International Business.

Opportunity for students with previous academic studies at

Masters level in a Business/Management discipline to apply for

APL exemption to a maximum 30 ECTS Credits.

A flexible study model gives students the option of either full-time or part-time study with class size, structure and assessment tailored to each individual module.

A highly practical learning approach taught by a Graduate Business School lecturing team with outstanding industry experience.

Course Highlights
International Diversity
Practical Industry Links
Competitive Pricing
Flexible Study Modes
Student Focused Teaching Groups
Accreditation of Prior Learning Experience (APL/APEL)

Entry requirements

Primary honours degree in a business related discipline or a postgraduate related qualification and/or experiential learning.

Three years of managerial experience.

Non-business graduates with substantial work experience may apply but will be subject to interview.

If English is not your native language you must show that your English level is of a suitable standard, i.e a minimum of 6.5 IELTS Score or equivalent. For further information please contact a member of the Admissions Team.

Subjects taught

Upon successful completion of the taught modules, participants integrate their postgraduate business education with managerial competencies through a practice based dissertation project with a credit volume of 30 ECTS.

Core Modules
Managerial Finance
International Strategy
Research Methods
Strategic Human Resource Management
Global Marketing
Leadership and Management Development
Responsible Business Management
Entrepreneurial Innovation
Managerial Economics

Elective Modules
Digital Business
Regional Analysis
Strategic Procurement and Supply Management
Global Marketing Methods and Mindsets

MBA Dissertation


1 year full-time, 2 years part-time.

Enrolment dates

Intake Dates
We run 2 intakes for this course commencing in Spring and Autumn.
February 2020*
September 2020

*subject to sufficient numbers.

Post Course Info

Academic Progression
On completion of the Level 9 MBA in International Business, students may progress onto a range of Level 10 Doctoral programmes on the National Qualifications Framework. The Postgraduate QQI validation means that your qualification is recognised not only in Ireland and Europe but throughout the world.

Career Progression
Through the MBA in International Business, you will have gained valuable professional experience, built a strong foundation of communication and presentation skills, and covered a diverse range of topics. There is a wide range of career options for our graduates including:

International Accountant
Customs Compliance Specialist
International Economist
Management Analyst
International Banking
Business Development Executive
International Marketing Director
International Sales Assistant
Business Analyst
Product Manager

More details
  • Qualification letters


  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

  • Apply to

    Course provider