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International Business

The curriculum has been carefully devised in order to develop vital critical skills in students, enabling them to understand and appraise international business from a theoretical and practical perspective, and also tackle business challenges in their future career.

What will I learn?
The curriculum has been carefully devised in order to develop vital critical skills in students, enabling them to understand and appraise international business from a theoretical and practical perspective, and also tackle business challenges in their future career.

1. Essential insight into the main challenges faced by a globalised business, including the actual workings and resources of such organisations, and the ability to demonstrate orally and in writing an understanding of the global market.

2. The necessary personal and professional skills in order to prepare, coordinate and implement business procedures in an autonomous fashion.

3. The ability to apply the knowledge and skills acquired during the course via research activity into the international business field.

How will I benefit?
The rich course content and structure provides students with a key opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills that will kick-start their international business career.

• The highly international blend of students enrolled on the course makes for an exceptional international learning opportunity, fully tailored to the global market that awaits students upon graduation.

• A chance to build a strong peer network during the course, which can subsequently be leveraged when graduates embark upon their international career trajectory.

• Significant recruitment possibilities, both in Ireland and abroad. Graduates of the course are highly desired by such companies as Bank of America, BP Group, Deloitte and Hewlett Packard.

Course features
Semester 2 international option – part of the international course experience includes the chance for selected students to spend Semester 2 in a leading French business school.

A flexible, wide-ranging curriculum – a balance of core and option modules covering a broad scope of management and business topics, all vital to grasping the theory and practice of the global marketplace.

Scholarship opportunities - an Irish American Partnership-funded scholarship worth €6,000 is available to a student undertaking a dissertation on a pre-defined topic.

Entry requirements

A minimum second-class honours degree (or equivalent) in Business, Commerce, Business Administration, International Economics (where a number of business modules were taken in that Economics degree) or a closely related area.

A primary degree with a minimum of three years’ relevant work experience.

Duration

12 months Full-time & 24 months Part-time.

Available on a one-year full-time basis or two-year part-time (via classes held during the working day), the curriculum comprises a blend of four core modules plus two option modules (out of a total choice of 10+). The summer term offers students the choice between a dissertation or three further modules.

Careers or further progression

What can I do?

The MSc in International Business from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School can help you establish your career on a global basis.

Account Manager
Marketing Executive
Trainee Accountant
Management Trainee
Tender Manager
Account Strategist
Trainee Financial Consultant

Further enquiries

The Admissions Office can be contacted at smurfit.admissions@ucd.ie.

Subjects taught

Core Modules
International Business Management
Global Competitive Strategies
International Financial Management
Cross Cultural Management
Global Marketing

Option Modules
Employment Law
Creativity Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Managing the Negotiation Process (MSc Bus)
Project Management (MSc Bus)
Work & Employment in the Global Economy

Summer Modules
International Business Dissertation
Organisational Renewal
Managing Leading & Coaching Change
Managing Workplace Learning
International Business Consultancy Project

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2017/2018 September.

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.

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