This two-year part-time programme is geared at providing nonbusiness 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.
This programme is ideal for anyone with a technical or scientific background who is looking to develop their understanding of business:
Career advancement Graduates with complementary skillsets (e.g. Business and Computing) find employment opportunities more easily.
Internationalisation The world marketplace is increasingly global having an understanding of and an appreciation for that is very useful.
Industry Engagement This programme exposes students to industry in a very integrated way that corresponds with the students development over the year.
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 five day field trip will entail preparation work, learner activity while on the trip, and subsequent submissions following the trip. 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. Speakers, drawn from the private, public and voluntary sectors, will be invited to speak on a weekly basis and to explore concepts relating to leadership, growth, change, people management, the macro environment, and personal & professional development.
Applied Business Project
The Applied Business Project is a capstone module which brings together the learning from the programme which is applied to a business-set project. Students will undertake a significant piece of work tacking a project for a linked company on a consultancy basis. The project will help to develop analysis and research skills but also further a students understanding of the international environment.