International Business / Gnó Idirnáisiúntain

2019 CAO Points: 250

Leaving Cert

Minimum Number of

Subjects

Higher

6

2H5s

Minimum Grade in

Maths

English 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

If you like business, with an interest in communicating and engaging with other cultures, 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. You can also choose an elective in French, German or Spanish.

Study Abroad Opportunities: In Year 3, student 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 programme. It is recommended that you spend at least one summer in the country of your language choice.

Postgraduate Study: On graduation, you may continue to postgraduate study in TU Dublin or elsewhere.

  • 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 programme.

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

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” electives (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 programme.

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 one module from Group Elective 1 (GE1) and one 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 one module from Group Elective 1 (GE1) and one 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 TU Dublin Blanchardstown Campus

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

††Group Elective 1:

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

††Group Elective 2:

  • French Ab Initio
  • Spanish Ab Initio
  • German Ab Initio
  • Global Business Environment or Operations Management

Semester 2 at TU Dublin Blanchardstown Campus

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

††Group Elective 1:

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

††Group Elective 2:

  • French Ab Initio 3b
  • Spanish Ab Initio 3b
  • German Ab Initio 3b
  • Operations Management or Enterprise Development

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.

I had looked into a few other colleges who offer Business with a language, but their modules were not as attractive as those offered at TU Dublin and there was no Erasmus option. Languages are something that I've always been interested in, so the language option and the Erasmus year on the course was what appealed to me. The course has a huge variety of modules, ranging from Economics, Marketing, Business Information Systems and Financial Accounting to a choice of languages. Students also have the opportunity to gain a lot of hands-on skills 

- Una Glennon, International Business  

TU Code

TU915

Level

Level 8

Award

Bachelor of Business (Honours)

Duration

4 years

Location

Blanchardstown

Fees

EU Fees

Non-EU Fees

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