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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.


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.


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



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

M.Sc.: 90 ECTS

Further enquiries


Dr Pio Fenton

Department of Marketing and

International Business


T: +353 (0)21 433 5922

Subjects taught


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


•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)

Please Note That Part-time Delivery Is Offered Over 4 Semesters


Location: CIT Bishopstown Campus.

Application date

EU Applicants: Apply online



Closing date: 31st August 2020

Non-EU Applicants:

Application closing date: 31st May

Course fee

EU Applicants: €5,500

Non-EU Applicants: €12,000

Enrolment and start dates

Contact the college for the next start date.

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