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Business - International Business

The programme is designed specifically for non-business graduates and provides opportunities to develop business knowledge on top of your primary degree.

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.

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.

Programme Highlights
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 trip focuses on the skills required to develop business opportunities in new markets. 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. The Applied Business Consultancy Project is a capstone module which brings together the learning from the programme which is applied to a business-set project.

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements
• H2.1 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

• Personal Statement must be provided by the applicant

• An interview may be held with certain candidates

• An IELTS of 6.5 (or equivalent) will be requested of non EU applicants where deemed appropriate by the Head of Department.

Duration

Full-Time: 1 Year (3 Semesters, September to August). Monday to Friday.

Delivery
Full-Time
No of weeks per semester: 13

No of timetabled hours per week:
Semester 1 (12 Hours)
Semester 2 (12 Hours)
Semester 3 (mainly independent learning)
Some weeks will contain extra sessions to support independent learning.

Part-Time: 2 Years (4 Semesters)

Number of credits

90 ECTS

Further enquiries

Dr Claudia Wagner
E: Claudia.Wagner@cit.ie
T: 021 4335894

Subjects taught

Modules
All modules are worth 5 credits (ECTS) unless otherwise noted.

Semester 1
• Strategic Thinking
• Global Marketing Management
• International Selling & Business Development (10 ECTS)
• Innovation Management & Creativity
• Financial Management & Systems

Semester 2
• International Bus Field Trip
• Sustainable Marketing Practice
• Seminar Series (International)
• Economics of Global Markets

Elective
• Customer Experience Design
• Tech Mgt in Global Business
• People Management Strategies
• Digital Environment

Semester 3
• Business Environment Simulation (10 ECTS)
• Applied Consultancy Project (20 ECTS)

Comment

Location: CIT Bishopstown Campus.

Application date

EU Applicant: Closing date: June 30th 2018.
International Applicant: May 31st 2018.

Course fee

EU Applicants: €5,500.
Non EU Students: €12,000.

Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only. Registration fees for professional bodies etc. are payable separately to these institutions.

Full-time (On Campus) EU Postgraduate Students will also be liable for the €7 USI Levy.

For further information on the USI levy please go to: http://www.citsu.ie/_7-levy

Students will be notified of their fees by email to their CIT email account and in all cases, course fees must be paid before attending lectures.

Students can check their account balance and pay their fees online at www.cit.ie/pay

Failure to pay fees on time will result in a late payment fee of 10% being applied and students will no longer have access to IT Facilities.

• Where course fees are being funded by an employer, you are asked to seek payment or reimbursement from your employer. Where an employer requires an invoice in their Company name the employer must e-mail fees@cit.ie with the relevant details and the amount of Fees they will be funding.

• For Semesterised courses, students pay for the relevant modules at the beginning of each semester. Payment of fees by laser, debit or credit card can be made online at www.cit.ie/pay or by phoning +353 21 433 5440.

Students should familiarise themselves with the relevant section of the Student Regulations.

Please note that the Fees Office will use your CIT email account for important communications.

Withdrawing from a course
Students who wish to withdrawn from a course must notify the admissions office and complete a withdrawal form. Where Students fail to inform admissions of their withdrawal they will remain liable for any unpaid fees on their accounts. E-mail admissions@cit.ie

Refund Policy
All courses at CIT will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a course cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.

• A full refund will be given to all applicants for courses which do not proceed.

• A full refund will be given to students who withdraw before 5th September.

• Where students pay the online application fee to accept an offer they have 14 days in which to withdraw and claim a full refund provided the course has not commenced.

• A full refund (less 15% administration fee) will be given to applicants for short courses, if requested up to one week after course commencement. No refunds will be given thereafter. A short Course is less than 12 weeks duration.

• A full refund (less 15% administration fee) will be given to applicants for semesterised and full year courses if requested up to one month after the commencement of Semester 1 and before the end of February for Semester 2. No refunds will be given thereafter.

• All applications for refunds must be made on the appropriate Refund Form which can be requested from the CIT Fees Office (email fees@cit.ie).

NB: Students are reminded to ensure that they have clearly understood all the terms of their enrolment with CIT, in particular clauses concerning refunds, deferments, waivers, course transfers, and visa applications (when applicable).

Enrolment and start dates

Application
EU Applicants: Apply online at http://www.cit.ie/course/CRBMRKP9

International Student
To apply, please email the following documents to international@cit.ie:

Completed application form available from: http://international.cit.ie/how-to-apply

Plus:
1. Birth Certificate OR Photo Page of Passport – Photocopy of either document

2. School Leaving Examination Certificate OR High School Transcript. Include forecast results if final results are not available. (Bachelor Degree Applicants only)

3. Third Level Academic Transcript and Proof of Final Degree (required for transfer and postgraduate applicants)

4. 2 Academic Reference Letters

5. English Language Proficiency score for applicants whose first language is not English. i.e. IELTS Certificate, Minimum accepted score = 6.0 or equivalent (Note: Some courses may require a higher minimum IELTS score.)

6. 1 Passport Sized Photograph

7. Official Translation to English of all documentation which is not in English.

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