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International Business


Innovative Masters Degree Course designed to prepare graduates for a career in international business management.

The MBA in International Business Management programme provides an excellent route to an internationally recognised qualification, thoroughly preparing graduates for the world of international business.

Why Study Business at Griffith College?

Our MBA programme in International Business is available on a full and part-time basis and prepares graduates by providing an educational experience which is strongly vocational, academically rigorous and intellectually challenging.

Students will develop the skills and knowledge to specialise in key business industries within International Business.

Opportunity for students with previous academic studies at

Masters level in a Business/Management discipline to apply for

APL exemption to a maximum 30 ECTS Credits.

A flexible study model gives students the option of either full-time or part-time study with class size, structure and assessment tailored to each individual module.

A highly practical learning approach taught by a Graduate Business School lecturing team with outstanding industry experience.

Course Highlights

International Diversity

Practical Industry Links

Competitive Pricing

Flexible Study Modes

Student Focused Teaching Groups

Accreditation of Prior Learning Experience (APL/APEL)

Entry requirements

Primary honours degree in a business related discipline or a postgraduate related qualification and/or experiential learning.

Three years of managerial experience.

Non-business graduates with substantial work experience may apply but will be subject to interview.

If English is not your native language you must show that your English level is of a suitable standard, i.e a minimum of 6.5 IELTS Score or equivalent. For further information please contact a member of the Admissions Team.


1 year full-time, 2 years part-time.

Careers or further progression

Academic Progression

On completion of the Level 9 MBA in International Business, students may progress onto a range of Level 10 Doctoral programmes on the National Qualifications Framework. The Postgraduate QQI validation means that your qualification is recognised not only in Ireland and Europe but throughout the world.

Career Progression

Through the MBA in International Business, you will have gained valuable professional experience, built a strong foundation of communication and presentation skills, and covered a diverse range of topics. There is a wide range of career options for our graduates including:

International Accountant

Customs Compliance Specialist

International Economist

Management Analyst

International Banking

Business Development Executive

International Marketing Director

International Sales Assistant

Business Analyst

Product Manager

Further enquiries

Dublin - Main Campus

+353 1 415 0400

Subjects taught

Upon successful completion of the taught modules, participants integrate their postgraduate business education with managerial competencies through a practice based dissertation project with a credit volume of 30 ECTS.

Core Modules

Managerial Finance

International Strategy

Research Methods

Strategic Human Resource Management

Global Marketing

Leadership and Management Development

Responsible Business Management

Entrepreneurial Innovation

Managerial Economics

Elective Modules

Digital Business

Regional Analysis

Strategic Procurement and Supply Management

Global Marketing Methods and Mindsets


MBA Dissertation


Validated by QQI.

NFQ Level 9.

Campus: Dublin Main Campus.

Application date

How to Apply

You can submit an online application here Apply Online.

Once we receive your application a member of our Admissions Team will be in contact with you to outline the documents required to process your application.

For direct entry on to the MBA Programme you are required to complete a Competency Report as part of your application.

Enrolment and start dates

Intake Dates

We run 2 intakes for this course commencing in Spring and Autumn.

February 2020*

September 2020

*subject to sufficient numbers.

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