International Business / Gnó Idirnáisiúnta

This course is offered as part of our Business Options course which is listed on the CAO as course code TU902. For information how the application process works and the various options available, please visit our overview page.

Course Title: Bachelor of Business (allowing later specialisation in Business or Business with a Language or Business with Information Technology)

CAO Points 2021: 270

Minimum Number of

Subjects

Higher

6

2H5s

Minimum Grade in

Maths

Eng OR Irish

O6/H7/F2 or higher

O6/H7

Applications from QQI Level 5 and 6 are welcome. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/qqi

Mature applicants (23+) are welcome. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/mature



Are you extroverted and adventurous, and interested in communicating and engaging with other cultures? Then you should jump at the opportunity to study International Business at home and abroad. The course will provide you with the skills and attributes necessary to succeed in business anywhere in the world, reducing the barriers to travel and opening a world of career opportunities at home and overseas. A wide range of subjects are covered, from Economics Fundamentals, Leadership, Business Information Systems and Organisational Behaviour to Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Intercultural Studies and Global Marketing. Languages are core to this course and are studied for the duration of the course. The choice of French, German, or Spanish will equip you to live and work internationally.

Study Abroad Opportunities: In Year 3, students have the option to spend a semester or a full year studying at a partner University in France, Germany, Spain or Canada under the Erasmus course. Students who opt not to go on Erasmus for a full academic year follow the third year of the International Business course during which they have the opportunity to study a second language at beginner level in addition to their major language.

Graduates of this course have gone on to work in International Finance, Global Marketing, European Sales, Human Resources, Management, and e-Business. As a graduate of International Business, the world really is your oyster!

IT Requirements: Students on this course will be required to have a medium spec computer/laptop (i.e. able to run Win 10, an AV solution and Office comfortably. It should be able to use Wi-fi and camera in order to attend online classes, and use other software such as SPSS, Adobe Connect; e.g. Latitude 5510; Latitude 5410;

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  • Recruitment
  • Management Consultants
  • Customer Service Managers
  • Logistics
  • Investor Services
  • Sales Support
  • Financial Services

Semester 1:

  • Accounting
  • Fundamentals of Economics: Micro Economics
  • Leading Modern Enterprises
  • Skills for Success in Higher Education
  • Business Mathematics & Statistics 1

Electives:

  • French PLC 1a
  • Spanish - Ab Initio 1a
  • Spanish PLC 1a
  • German - Ab Initio 1a
  • German PLC 1a
  • French ab initio 1a
  • English for Academic Purposes 1

Note: Where students already have native speaker competence in a language which may be used for international business, students may choose to take the “English for Academic Purposes” elective (INTB H1021 and INTB H1032) in year one. Students who take French, German or Spanish in Semester 1 are required to continue with this language for the duration of the course.

Semester 2:

  • Fundamentals of Economics: Macro Economics
  • Exploring Modern Enterprises
  • Business Mathematics and Statistics 2
  • Business Information Systems

Electives:

  • French PLC 1b
  • Spanish – Ab Initio 1b
  • Spanish – PLC 1b
  • German – Ab Initio 1b
  • German – PLC 1b
  • French ab initio 1b
  • English for Academic Purposes 2

Semester 1:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Principles of Marketing
  • European Studies

Group Electives 1:

  • French for Business 2a
  • German for Business 2a
  • Spanish for Business 2a

Group Electives 2:

  • French Language, Culture and Society 2a
  • German Language, Culture and Society 2a
  • Spanish Language, Culture and Society 2a

Group Electives 3:

  • English for Business Purposes 1
  • Traditional Irish Culture and Society

Note: Students who have chosen a language elective (French, German, Spanish) in Semester 1 must take a 5 credit module from Group Elective 1 (GE1) and a 5 credit module from Group Elective 2 (GE2). Students who have chosen English for Academic Purposes1 in Semester 1 must take both modules from Group Elective 3 (GE3).

Semester 2:

  • Introduction to Management & Cost Accounting
  • Information Management
  • International Economic & Public Policy
  • Marketing Communications

Group Electives 1:

  • French for Business 2b
  • German for Business 2b
  • Spanish for Business 2b

Group Electives 2:

  • French Language, Culture and Society 2b
  • German Language, Culture and Society 2b
  • Spanish Language, Culture and Society 2b

Group Electives 3:

  • English for Business Purposes 2
  • Contemporary Irish Culture and Society

Note: Students who have chosen a language elective (French, German, Spanish) in Semester 1 must take a 5 credit module from Group Elective 1 (GE1) and a 5 credit module from Group Elective 2 (GE2). Students who have chosen English for Academic Purposes1 in Semester 1 must take both modules from Group Elective 3 (GE3).

Students in Year 3 have 4 options: Spend both Semester 1 and 2 abroad on Erasmus Studies, or Semester 1 at TU Dublin and Semester 2 abroad on Erasmus Studies, or both Semester 1 and 2 at TU Dublin or Semester 1 abroad on Erasmus Studies and Semester 2 at TU Dublin.

Semester 1

  • Financial Management 1
  • Business Systems Analysis
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Group Electives :

  • French for Business 3a
  • German for Business 3a
  • Spanish for Business 3a

Group Electives 2:

  • Spanish Ab-Initio 1a
  • German Ab-Initio 1a
  • French ab initio 1a
  • Operations Management*
  • Global Business Environment

Note: Students who have chosen a language elective (French, German, Spanish) in Semester 1 must take one module from Group Elective 1 (GE1) and one module from Group Elective 2 (GE2). Students on the English language speaking stream must choose two modules from Group Elective 2 (GE2). * BSST H3041 ‘Operations Management’ runs across semesters 5 and 6.

Semester 2:

  • Business Law
  • Databases for Business
  • Human Resource Management
  • Intercultural Studies for the Export Market

Group Electives 1:

  • French for Business 3b
  • German for Business 3b
  • Spanish for Business 3b

Group Electives 2:

  • Spanish Ab-Initio 1b
  • German Ab-Initio 1b
  • French ab initio 1b
  • Enterprise Development

Note: Students who have chosen a language elective (French, German, Spanish) in Semester 1 must take one module from Group Elective 1 (GE1) and one module from Group Elective 2 (GE2). Students on the English language speaking stream must choose 2 modules from Group Elective 2 (GE2).

Semester 1

  • International Selling and Sales
  • Cross-Cultural Management

††Group Elective 1:

  • French for Business 4a
  • German for Business 4a
  • Spanish for Business 4a

††Group Elective 2:

  • French Language - Culture and Society 4a
  • German Language - Culture and Society 4a
  • Spanish Language - Culture and Society 4a

††Group Elective 3:

  • Project Management
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Business Research Methods
  • Digital and Contemporary Marketing Practice
  • Business Ethics
  • Financial Information Analysis

Semester 2

  • Global Marketing
  • Business Strategy

††Group Elective 1:

  • French for Business 4b
  • German for Business 4b 
  • Spanish for Business 4b

††Group Elective 2:

  • French Language – Culture and Society 4b
  • German Language – Culture and Society 4b
  • Spanish Language – Culture and Society 4b

††Group Elective 3:

  • Business Intelligence
  • Business Project
  • Strategic Management of Information Systems
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Service Marketing Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility

If you choose a language elective (French, German, Spanish), you must take one module from Group Elective 1 and one module from Group Elective 2.

If you follow the English language stream, you must choose two modules from Group Elective 2. Operations Management runs across both Semester 1 and 2.

The list of electives is indicative since they depend on learner demand and resource availability, and may vary from year to year.

TU Code

TU902 (INB)

Level

Level 8

Award

Bachelor of Business (Honours)

Duration

4 years

Number of Places

20

Location

Blanchardstown

Fees

EU Fees

Non-EU Fees

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International Business Progression Options

Year 1
International Business
Year 2
International Business
Business
Year 3
International Business
Business
Year 4
International Business
Business
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