International Business & Law

This flexible, dynamic MSc Course offers a global insight into business management and law.

The MSc in International Business and Law is aimed at graduates who have a business or law background and enables learners to develop a solid grounding in these two twin disciplines.

Why Study Business & Law at Griffith College
Our MSc programme in International Business and Law is available on a full-time basis over a one-year period and combines the core operational and organisational aspects of international business management with advanced theoretical and practical legal knowledge.

- Students will gain an in-depth understanding of the key principles of management accounting and control, international trade law and international strategy and corporate governance.

- Students will develop the skills required to become independent-minded, knowledgeable and innovative business managers with a core grounding in International Law.

- Students will develop knowledge in corporate governance, EU internal markets and competition law, along with international strategy and data protection.

- Students have the opportunity to further their studies by enrolling on our internationally recognised MBA in International Business.

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

Course Details
The MSc in International Business and Law includes the option of a Postgraduate Diploma in International Business and Law for learners who complete the 60 ECTS in taught modules and do not wish to complete the MSc dissertation.

Subjects taught

Stage 1:
Corporate Governance
International Commercial Law
Managerial Finance
International Strategy

Stage 2
Research Methods
Professional Services Management

Entrepreneurial Innovation
International Tax Law
International Commercial Arbitration
EU Internal Market and Competition Law
International Privacy and Data Protection Law
International Intellectual Property Law
International Financial Services Law

Research Dissertation:
MSc Dissertation

Entry requirements

Primary Honours Degree in a business/law-related discipline or a postgraduate related qualification and/or experiential learning. Non-law graduates with substantial work experience may apply but will be subject to interview.

Academic Achievement:
Applicants must normally hold an approved honours degree in a business or law-related discipline or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary or professional institution. Students with or without relevant business management experience are welcome to apply.

English Language Proficiency:
All applicants for whom English is not their native language must provide proof of English language proficiency to a standard of at least 6.5 in IELTS, 575 TOEFL or equivalent.

In response to the worldwide closure of English Language Test Centres arising from the Covid-19 pandemic, Griffith College is now accepting the online Duolingo English Test (DET) as valid proof of English proficiency. This is a temporary measure for our intakes up to and including February 2022. Please see here for further details.

Accreditation of Prior Learning and Prior Experience (APL/APEL):
The Graduate Business School welcomes applications from those with prior academic and/or professional learning experience which may be relevant to the MSc in International Business and Law programme. Applicants who wish for their prior academic and/or professional learning experience to be considered are requested to indicate this at the time of application and we will be happy to examine all of the relevant documentation accordingly.

Application dates

How to Apply
Applicants can apply directly on our website.


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

The full time programme is delivered over two semesters and classes will take place Monday-Friday, between 9am and 6pm. This is then followed by a dissertation.

The part time programme is delivered over three semesters. This is then followed by a dissertation.

Each semester will follow this structure:
Initial six weeks – three evenings per week, 6.30pm-9pm; online.

Following six weeks – three weekend workshops, Saturday 10am-4pm (subject to change); on campus.

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
Graduates of this course have the option to continue their studies in Griffith College. We offer a number of options including:

MBA in International Business and Law
You can contact our admissions team to discuss what progression options are available to you.

Career Progression
Through the Msc in International Business and Law 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:

Global Trade Manager
Business Development Specialist
Integration and Trade Sector Director
Business and Legal Affairs Coordinator
HR Manager
Business Analyst
Product Manager
Operations Manager
International Business Lawyer
Corporate Lawyer

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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