Bachelor of Business (Hons) with International Business

The programme

Galway Business School offers a Bachelor of Business (Honours) with International Business degree programme in the city of Galway, situated on the west coast of Ireland.

The Bachelor of Business (Hons) with International Business add-on degree programme allows you to enhance your qualifications by topping up to a level 8 degree. The programme focuses on how organisations operate, what they perform, their styles of management and their business strategies.

This cutting edge programme will ensure that you will become fully versed in the theory and application of business knowledge that is required as managers for contemporary organizations today.  

  • Duration

    One Academic Year

  • ECTS

    60 ECTS

  • Next Start Date

    21 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
    Exams

  • Minimum English Level

    IELTS Level 6.5 or equivalent

Why choose Galway Business School?

 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.

 An emphasis is placed on the practical application of theory to assist you in gaining a better understanding of how to apply the theory you learn to real world situations.

 You’ll benefit greatly from our small classes. 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.

Gain transferable skills

The aim of this programme is to prepare you for work around the world or continue your academic career in international business and management.

A business degree is a great way to develop many of the transferable skills needed for working in a business environment. The overall objective of the programme is to provide you with in-depth knowledge and expertise in international business. It provides learners with the knowledge and skills required to manage and work in either local or multinational corporations, or more generally in the global context. 

During this add-on business degree, you will develop a broad knowledge of business operations as well as gaining targeted skills in specific business fields, such as strategic management, international selling and markets, finance, operations, global strategy to name a few.

Programme Learning Outcomes

Whilst this cutting edge programme is an intensive one, it is designed to ensure that you are working to the required appropriate standard at honours degree level. 

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

Programme Content

The degree places an emphasis on the practical application of theory.

You 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.

Semester 1Semester 2
Contemporary International Issues
Strategic Information Systems
Global Strategy
Personal & Professional Skills Development

Strategic Management
International Financial Management
Innovation & New Enterprise Development 
Global Digital Marketing 
Study Abroad Trip
Adding practical, experiential and an international aspect to this programme, the study abroad trip will include a series of lectures and company visits in an international setting.


What further support do I get from Galway Business School?

As a GBS student, you will benefit from a range of supports provided for learners:

  • An induction programme to Galway Business School
  • Student handbook and module guides
  • On-going workshops & seminars
  • Library and learning resources available at Galway Business School
  • Academic writing guides and tutorials
  • Access to teaching and learning support services
  • Virtual learning environment (Moodle) and Turnitin
  • Provision of careers advice, interview and job hunt workshops
  • Pastoral support as required over the period of study

Delivery Modes

 The Bachelor of Business (Hons) with International Business is delivered in both a full-time (day) and part-time (evening) basis. 

Full-time mode

If you decide to study full-time, you will have classes over four days during the week, usually starting midday.

You will take part in case studies and group activities which foster a problem-based learning.

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

Part-time mode

If you will study part-time, it will be over two evenings per week over two semesters. Workshops, tutorials, company visits and guest speakers will be introduced throughout the course to enrich the learning experience.

Entry Requirements

The Bachelor of Business (Honours) with International Business require all learners 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 (Hons) with International Business, but you might be interested in our Bachelor of Business ordinary degree, level 7. 

Irish & EEA Students

To enrol on this degree programme, you must apply directly to the Galway Business School or press the apply now button. 

Non-EU Students

International students can only apply for this programme on a full-time basis only. To get advice on your International qualification visit www.naric.ie. NARIC Ireland provides free advice on the academic recognition of a foreign qualification by comparing it to award types and levels on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).

For more information on the Bachelor of Business (Honours) with International Business degree programme entry requirements you should contact the Galway Business School directly at admissions@galwaybusinessschool.ie .

English Language requirements for international students

Non-native speakers of English must have an English language level of IELTS 6.5+ or its equivalent for this degree programmes.

All international learners must complete a mandatory 4-week extensive Pre-Sessional Business English course prior to the beginning of all Galway Business School academic programmes. This programme will provide learners with an intense focus on Academic English in order to provide international learners will the analytical tools needed to study a full undergraduate course at Galway Business School.

This is a mandatory requirement and the course will take place in our language school Galway Cultural Institute.

If you're not sure of your level now, you can take this quick online English level test

Assessment

Throughout the Bachelor of Business (Honours) with International Business degree programme we aim to assess students through a number of different mediums. 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

- presentations

This allows students to utilise their academic skills and capabilities to the maximum. It also supports the different learning styles of learners.

Academic Career & Progression Routes 

Student who complete the Bachelor of Business (Hons) with International 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.

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) with International Business degree you may decide to further your academic career. Successful graduates may choose from a range of postgraduate options as well as entry to a range of MSc, MA and MBA programmes in other higher education institutions.  

“GBS is like a big family, classmates, lecturers, staff, and even directors are always there to support you. This is something you never experience in a huge university. The small class sizes I feel are so beneficial” Sana Terada, Bachelor of Business (Honours) with International Business

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