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Global Business Practice

Overview
The MA in Global Business Practice is a new programme offered by CIT which emphasises the development of skills relating to International Business with a capstone international placement. The programme is aimed at those with existing business degrees and develops knowledge & Insight relating to areas that are of particular importance for businesses operating globally. This can include small, medium and large companies who may be involved in the movement and development of goods, service or labour across multiple territories. Skills and knowledge developed relate to operations management, supply chain and logistics, procurement as well as broader themes like strategy and innovation which also underpin success in global business.

The programme has three strands, geared at developing a graduate that will be ready to gain employment in roles where international business skills and knowledge can be put to immediate and practical usage.

Traditional Platform (Semester 1 – September to January)
This focuses on the global environment putting specific focus on contemporary issues in the international landscape. The provision of these modules that act as critical immersions in areas including Global Competitive Strategies, Financial Interpretation, Business Relationship Development, International Business Negotiation, Innovation Management & Creativity and Operations Strategy will be through a delivery mode that emphasises traditional delivery albeit through interesting pedagogical approaches.

Accelerated and Intensive Platform (Semester 2 January to March)During January, February and March learners will have the opportunity to undertake specifically tailored modules that will be delivered in either intensive or accelerated modes.

Placement (April to August)
The final stage of the programme will provide students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills to real world initiatives through placement in an international business or a business with a strong business orientation. This will be of significant duration and will be targeted at overseas partners though suitable placements may also be approved within Ireland.

Entry requirements

Admissions Requirements
This programme is geared at business students. As students will emanate from various business areas the following entry criteria normally need to be met:

1. A H2.2 (or equivalent) in an Honours Degree in a business area.
2. A Personal Statement must be provided by the applicant.
3. An interview may be held with candidates.
4. An IELTS of 6.5 (or equivalent) will be requested of students where deemed appropriate by the HOD.

Duration

3 Semesters.

Number of credits

90 ECTS

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities
It is envisaged that graduates will play significant roles in the various aspects of the export orientation of Irish and multinational businesses. This will be supported by an understanding of pertinent business knowledge relating to this area with in-depth understanding of areas such as trade policy, negotiation, financial interpretation and operations and logistics. There is an articulated demand within Irish businesses for graduates, who understand what it means to be truly global, who also have the skills and knowledge required to play an active part in an ever more competitive business environment.

We expect that graduates of this programme would be suited to graduate programmes of large multinationals and that beyond this the graduates would be ready for roles (within large and small companies) including indigenous Irish companies.

Further enquiries

Enquiries
Dr Claudia Wagner
Department of Marketing and International Business
E: claudia.wagner@cit.ie
T: +353 21 433 5894

Subjects taught

Modules
STAGE 1/SEMESTER 1 (TRADITIONAL DELIVERY)
Global Competitive Strategies (5 Credits)
Operations Strategy (5 Credits)
Business Relationship Management (5 Credits)
International Business Negotiation (5 Credits)
Financial Interpretation (5 Credits)
Innovation Practice (5 Credits)

STAGE 1/SEMESTER 2 (INTENSIVE OR ACCELERATED)
Purchasing and Logistics (5 Credits)
International Study Trip (5 Credits)
Business Simulation (10 Credits)
Trade Regulation & Policy (5 Credits)
Seminar Series (5 Credits)

SEMESTER 3
Placement (30 Credits)

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 Applicants: €12,000

Students should note that the Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2018-2019 only and are subject to change on an annual basis.

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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