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International Business

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 student’s development over the year.

Interesting Features
Field Trip
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.

Seminar Series
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 student’s understanding of the international environment.

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements
This programme is geared at non-business students. As applicants will emanate from non-business areas the following entry criteria need to be met:

1. A H21 in an Honours Degree from a non-Business area.
2. A Personal Statement must be provided by the applicant.
3. An interview may be held with certain applicants.
4. An IELTS of 6.5 (or equivalent) will be requested of non- EU students where deemed appropriate by the Head of Department.

Number of credits


Further enquiries

Dr Anne Marie Ivers

Subjects taught

Part-Time Delivery
Semester 1 (September to January)
Monday 6pm to 10pm
3 Saturdays (9am to 5pm, Dates TBC)

Strategic Thinking
International Selling & BD
Innovation Management & Creativiity

Semester 2 (January to May)
Monday 6pm to 10pm
3 Saturdays (9am to 5pm, Dates TBC)
5 Day International Trip Mid-February

Global Marketing Management
Financial Mgmt & Systems
Economics of Global Markets
Field Trip

Semester 3 (September to December)
Monday 6pm to 10pm
Thursday, 6pm-8pm (Project Preparation)
4 Saturdays (9am to 5pm, Dates TBC)

Sustainable Marketing Practice
Tech Management
People Management
Digital Environment

Semester 4 (January to August)
Project Work (self-Directed)
Seminar Series (Occasional Dates – TBC)
4 Week Day Evenings – Once Off, Dates TBC

Action Research Project
Seminar Series

Application date

Application Closing Date: 8th September 2017.

Course fee

€5,500 payable over 2 years.

Enrolment and start dates

Institute staff will be in attendance during each session to offer career guidance and assistance.

All part-time programmes at CIT will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.

Information/Registration for the academic year beginning September 2017 will take place from 6.00pm to 8.00pm on the following dates:

Tuesday 5th September 2017
CIT Bishopstown Campus

Business: Business Studies & Accounting, Marketing, and Human Resource Management.

Humanities: Cookery, Bar Operations, Hospitality Management, and Counselling & Psychotherapy.

Media: Media Production, Radio Broadcast Media, Journalism, E-learning, and Digital Media.

Wednesday 6th September 2017
CIT Bishopstown Campus

Engineering: Biopharmaceutical, Civil, Structural & Environmental, Good Manufacturing Practice, Construction, Mechanical, Biomedical, Advanced Manufacturing & Manufacturing Systems, Supply Chain & Transport Management, Transport & Automobile, and Welding.

Science & Informatics: Applied Physics & Instrumentation, Quality Assurance/Management, Computing, and Mathematics.

Thursday 7th September 2017
CIT Crawford College of Art & Design

Please note: Enrolment will take place at the CIT Crawford College of Art & Design, Sharman Crawford Street, Cork, from 6.00pm to 8.00pm.

Art Therapy, Art & Design Education, Teaching Visual Arts for Primary & Early Years Education, Weekend Courses, and Short Courses (Life Drawing/Painting/Photography/Pottery/Stained Glass/Art Portfolio Preparation).

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