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Business - International Business

This two-year part time programme is aimed at non-business graduates who are looking to advance their careers by achieving a qualification in International Business. This programme will cover the key principles of International Business and is structured to maximise student learning through facilitating students to consider the implementation of such concepts and principles in a work environment. For Irish firms to survive and prosper in an increasingly turbulent and competitive international environment, an additional range of skills and expertise will need to be further developed by business owners, managers and their staff alike.

On completion, the student will achieve the following:
• Devise foreign market entry strategies for firms looking to expand their operations outside of Ireland.
• Apply knowledge of international trade patterns in manufacturing and services to identify locations for doing business globally.
• Conduct comparative analyses of foreign markets
• Advise on how to do business in and with the UK post-Brexit and the EU
• Use management skills to develop an internationalisation strategy.

Entry requirements

An honours degree (level 8) in a non-business or a non-cognate discipline or approved equivalent qualification, or

A level 7 qualification in a non-business or a non-cognate discipline and at least 1 year relevant professional experience/responsibility.

Special Case Registrations: Prospective participants who do not meet the entry requirements for the programme detailed above, but who may qualify for admission by meeting certain other equivalent criteria, should apply to the Department of Flexible Learning Office for consideration.


2 years, 30 weeks per year.
1 evening per week. Monday, 6.30pm - 9.30pm.
2 online tutorials per week.
8 Saturday workshops.

Number of credits


Further enquiries

For further information:
Dept of Flexible Learning
LIT Moylish Tel: 061 293802

For academic queries:
Contact: James Griffin & Gillian Dooley

Subjects taught

Global Business Management; International Marketing; The World Economy; Doing Business in the UK & EU; Strategic Management Concepts & Practice; Micro & Macroeconomics; Human Resource Management; Organisational Behaviour; Enterprise & Innovation; New Venture Planning.


Qualification: Higher Diploma in Business in International Business (Level 8).

Location: LIT Moylish

Assessment method

Learners are assessed by means of assignments across all modules.

In completing these assignments learners will be expected to apply theoretical concepts to their own individual workplace.

All employer information obtained by the learner to complete assignments will be treated confidentially.

Course fee

€2,150 per annum.
All Taught Postgraduate students can avail of three payment options:
Option 1: 100% on registration.
Option 2: 50% on registration and 50% by the 15th January.
Option 3: By Instalment Plan – Signed and Agreed with the Grants & Fees Office.

Please see our How to Pay your Fees and Payment of Fees Deadlines sections for more details.

Please Note: Examination results will not be released to any student with an outstanding fee. Students will not be permitted to register for the next academic session or graduate until their outstanding fees are paid in full.

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: September

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