Bachelor of Business (Honours) with International Business

(Full-time - Day)

The Programme

Galway Business School offers a Bachelor of Business (Honours) with International Business course in the city of Galway, situated on the west coast of Ireland. The Bachelor of Business degree programme allows you to enhance your qualifications by topping up to a level 8 degree. This degree focuses on how organisations operate, what they perform, their styles of management and their business strategies.

The overall objective of the programme is to provide you with in-depth knowledge and expertise in international business. It provides students with the knowledge and skills required to manage and work in either local or multinational corporations, or more generally in the global context. 

  • Duration

    1 Academic Year

  • ECTS

    60 ECTS

  • Next Start Date

    21st September 2020

  • Accrediting Body

    Quality and Qualifications Ireland

  • Mode

    Full-time Day & Part-time Evening

  • Level

    National Framework of Qualifications Level 8

  • Assessment

    Continuous Assessment & Exam

  • Minimum English Level

    IELTS Level 6.5 or equivalent

Our degrees and certificates are awarded by the Quality and Qualifications Ireland - QQI


What sets us apart from other colleges are our small, interactive classes. This, coupled with our excellent links with local businesses, will provide you with an education rich on every front.

By the time you graduate, you will be a confident public speaker in presentations and you will also have built up your teamwork and leadership skills. You will have developed a business plan capable of withstanding external scrutiny and crucially, you will be able to relate to others and understand their needs.

Programme Learning Outcomes

During this Level 8 Honours degree you will:

  • Develop your ability to critically analyse and comprehend the latest thinking, theories, frameworks in best business practice in a number of disciplines. You will be able to apply this in your workplace.
  • Be able to identify how global strategies develop and diversify and track the outcomes of implemented organisational decision-making.
  • Enhance your communication skills so you can effectively and confidently communicate information, ideas and solutions in both written and spoken forms.
  • Learn how to analyse the cognitive, technical and varying structures of the international sphere, as well as the complex nature of contemporary global business commerce.
  • Be able to employ both cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking in solving global business problems with intellectual independence, which are essential attributes for managers in an international business setting.
  • Emerge confident, work ready and be more employable in an international business setting.

"The course enables each student the potential to develop their personal skills, including, teamwork, leadership, and communication skills, which are pillars to a successful professional career" 

Aoife Kiernan, GBS Graduate

Programme Content

  • Contemporary International Issues
  • Strategic Information Systems
  • Global Strategy
  • Personal & Professional Skills Development
  • International Financial Management
  • Innovation & New Enterprise Development
  • International Selling
  • Global Digital Marketing
  • Short Study Trip abroad (Obligatory)

Skoda Factory - Bachelor of Business Year 4 Study Abroad Trip

Skoda Factory - Bachelor of Business Year 4 Study Abroad Trip

Delivery Modes 

Full-time (Day)

This course is delivered in both a full-time (Day) basis. Students will benefit from Blended Learning which incorporates both face-to-face lectures and online activities. In addition to this, throughout the semester workshops and demonstrations will lead you towards a better understanding of your coursework.

The course places an emphasis on the practical application of theory. This is supported by problem based learning through various mediums, such as case studies and group activities, and research based learning such as business research projects.

Exercises like online business simulations and new business planning projects, will foster imaginative thinking among you and your classmates.

Our small class sizes ensure you have close interaction with our industry experienced academic team who are passionate about motivating you to achieve your best. 

Click on the link to view a sample of a GBS full-time timetable


Entry Requirements

The Bachelor of Business (Honours) with International Business require you to have already completed an ordinary or pass degree, at level 7 of the National Framework of Qualifications. It you do not hold a level 7 degree you cannot gain entry on to the Bachelor of Business with International Business.

In order to be accepted on to the honours degree programme it is required for non-native speakers to posses English at a level of 6.5 IELTS + or its equivalent. 

You may also apply as a Mature Student (23+), where your work experience, previous courses and qualifications will be taken into consideration during the application process. Mature applicants must have qualifications and experience deemed equivalent by the QQI approved Recognition of Other Learning (ROL) and Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) policies of the college.

To enrol on this course you must apply directly to the Galway Business School at or press the apply now button. 

Click on the link for more information on the GBS application process

GBS Application Process


Throughout the Bachelor of Business (Honours) degree programme we aim to assess students through a number of different mediums. This allows students to utilise their academic skills and capabilities to the maximum. It also supports the different learning styles of learners. You will be assessed through a combination of continuous assessment and examinations throughout the programme. These can take the form of written examinations, individual and group projects, mock interviews and presentations. 

Academic Career & Progression Routes

Student who complete the Bachelor of Business degree in Ireland find a number of new options open to them. On completion of this course you will be more employable in international business organisations. The aim of this programme is to prepare you for work around the world or continue your academic career in international business and management. You will feel confident and ready to work in a number of sectors such as; Management, Human Resources, Marketing and Finance. As a graduate, you will be sought after by a wide range of employers, from multinational companies to small and medium sized enterprises. Students who complete and Bachelor of Business (Honours) with International Business can expect to enter in to roles with high salary rates. 

On completion of the Bachelor of Business honours degree you may decide to further your academic career. Successful graduates of the Bachelor of Business in Ireland may choose from a range of postgraduate options including a Postgraduate Diploma in Management at GBS as well as entry to a range of MSc, MA and MBA programmes in other higher education institutions. 

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