Bachelor of Business (Honours) with International Business (Part-time - Evening)

The Programme

The Bachelor of Business (honours) with International Business is accredited by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI). This one year add-on to your existing Level 7 degree will further enhance your qualifications to a more competitive Level 8 degree. The classes are held in our purposely built campus which is situated along the Salthill promenade in the beautiful town of Galway. The programme focuses on business management in an International context. Emphasis will be placed on examining how international organisations perform, effective management styles required in international business and appropriate business strategies that will achieve positive results. The overall objective of the programme is to equip students with the knowledge and skills to carry out management roles  different sector within small and mediums businesses (SMEs), and multinational organisations, in a the global context. 

  • Duration

    3 Academic Years

  • ECTS

    60 ECTS per year, 180 ECTS over 3 years

  • Next Start Date

    21st September 2020

  • Accrediting Body

    Quality and Qualifications Ireland

  • Mode

    Part-time Evening

  • Level

    National Framework of Qualifications Level 8

  • Assessment

    Continuous Assessment & Exam

  • Minimum English Level

    IELTS Level 6.5 or equivalent

"Students will benefit from our small interactive classes which ensure optimum learning conditions."


The schools close links with local businesses supports the programmes aim of applying a practical approach to theory. Graduates of this programme will emerge confident in their leadership, management, teamwork and communicates skills. They will be prepared to carry out a successful career in a variety of business sectors on an international business platform. 

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


Programme Learning Outcomes

During this Level 8 Honours degree you will:

  • Expand your ability to comprehend, critically analyse and provide solutions to problems that arise in the global business environment
  • Be able to apply best business practice to a number of disciplines in the workplace
  • Learn how to identify global strategies and have the confidence to use your knowledge in the area of strategy to put forth recommendations in future strategic decision making processes
  • Develop you communication skills, both oral and written, so that you can clearly and confidently communicate your ideas and solutions to your peers and managers
  • Appreciate the complex nature of global business commerce, and understand the cognitive, technical and varying structures that govern it.
  • Have the essential management attributes of creative and critical thinking and use these skills to solve global business problem and create effective processes.
  • Graduates will emerge confident in their management skills and be ready to work in a number of different sectors in an international business setting.

"The small and interactive class structure was a beneficial setting for our part-time studies. This allowed students to have open discussions with lecturers, to ask questions and to properly engage with one-another."

Nicola  Conneally - 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)
Staropramen Brewery Prague - Study Abroad Trip 2018

Staropramen Brewery Prague - Study Abroad Trip 2018

Entry Requirements

If you have already completed an ordinary or pass degree, at level 7 of the National Framework of Qualifications you can gain entry directly onto the Bachelor of Business with International Business.

For non-native speakers of English a level of 6.5 IELTS + or its equivalent is required.

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

Delivery Modes 

Part-time Evenings

The Bachelor of Business (honours) with International Business part-time programme takes place two evenings a week over two semesters. Workshops, tutorials, company visits and guest speakers will be introduced throughout the course to enrich the learning experience.

An emphasis is placed on the practical application of theory to assist learners in gaining a better understanding of how to apply the theory they learn to real world situations. To support this student will partake in; investigating real-life case studies, on-line simulations, individual and group projects, and cross-modular projects. 

Learners benefit greatly from our small class sizes which encourages more interaction between students and lecturers. 

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



Throughout the Bachelor of Business (Honours) degree programme we will assess students through a number of different mediums. This enables learners to display the skills, competencies and capabilities  to their full potential. We use different assessment techniques to compliment different learning styles of students.

You will be assessed continuously throughout the course. Assessments can take the form of individual and group projects, presentations, mock interviews and written examinations.

Academic Career & Progression Routes

The Bachelor of Business (Honours) degree programme offers you a wide range of choices once you have completed the course. You will leave the course confident and ready to apply for job posst in a number of different industry sectors. Graduates of this programme will have the knowledge and skills to confidently apply for positions in SMEs or multinational companies and take part in operations in the international business arena. Past students in the Bachelor of Business (Honours) with International Business degree programme have been successful and being accepted on to the graduate programmes in the top Irish Companies.  

Learners will also have the option to continue in their academic studies. Student who wish to continue in their studies can progress on to the GBS Postgraduate Diploma in Management  or apply for entry to Master programmes in other third level institutions in Ireland or worldwide. 

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