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Bachelor of Business in International Business

CAO code: BN017 Entry Route into programme:
  • Leaving Certificate
  • Mature grounds
  • Special circumstances
  • QQI-FET (formerly FETAC) graduates

 

Duration: 3 years
NFQ level: 7
Method of application: CAO
2017 Points : 180
Award title: Bachelor of Business
Credits for Full Award: 120 @ NFQ Level 6; 60 @ NFQ Level 7
Awarding Body: ITB Transfer and Progression:
BN411 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business

Minimum Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate applicants will require a grade O6/H7 in five subjects, these subjects must include Maths and English or Irish.

Foundation level mathematics will meet the minimum entry requirement where a grade F2 or higher is achieved.

There is no prior language requirement for the language electives. Students may choose an elective language from French, German or Spanish.

Mature students may be admitted without meeting these formal requirements.

Minimum entry requirements for QQI-FET (formerly FETAC) graduates, see www.itb.ie/QQI-FET

 

Recommendation:

The Institute recommends that students spend at least one summer in the country of their language choice or participate in the Erasmus+ Programme.

ITB currently has links with partner colleges in France, Germany and Spain.

Please note that an award cannot be conferred immediately following return from an Erasmus study period. Students must complete the 4th year in order to be conferred.

 

Course Content

Year 1
Semester 1
  • Accounting
  • Fundamentals of Economics: Micro Economics
  • Exploring Modern Enterprises
  • Skills for Success in Higher Education
  • Business Mathematics and Statistics 1
  • Elective: French PLC 1a or Spanish Ab-Initio 1 a or Spanish PLC 1a or German Ab-Initio 1a or German PLC1a or French Ab-Initio 1a or *English for Academic Purposes 1
Semester 2
  • Fundamentals of Economics : Macro Economics
  • Leading Modern Enterprises
  • Business Mathematics and Statistics 2
  • Business Information Systems
  • Elective: French PLC 1b or Spanish Ab-Initio 1b or Spanish PLC 1b or German Ab-Initio 1b or German PLC 1b or French Ab-initio 1b or *English for Academic Purposes 2

* Where students already have competence in a language which may be used for international business, students may choose to take the English for Academic Purposes electives in Year 1
Year 2
Semester 3
  • Financial Accounting
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Principles of Marketing
  • European Studies
  • Group Elective 1:
    French for Business 2a or German for Business 2a or Spanish for Business 2a
  • Group Elective 2:
    French Language, Culture and Society 2a or German Language, Culture and Society 2a or Spanish Language, Culture and Society 2a
  • Group Elective 3:
    English for Business Purposes 1 and Traditional Irish Culture and Society
Semester 4
  • Introduction to Management & Cost Accounting
  • Information Management
  • International Economic & Public Policy
  • Marketing Communications
  • Group Elective 1:
    French for Business 2b or German for Business 2b or Spanish for Business 2b
  • Group Elective 2:
    French Language, Culture and Society 2b or German Language, Culture and Society 2b or Spanish Language, Culture and Society 2b
  • Group Elective 3:
    English for Business Purposes 2 and Contemporary Irish Culture and Society

Students who have chosen a langue elective (French, German, Spanish) in Semester 1 must take one Elective from Group Elective 1 and one Elective from Group Elective 2. Students who have chosen English for Academic Purposes 1 in Semester 1 must take both electives from Group Elective 3

Year 3
Semester 5
  • Financial Management 1
  • Business Systems Analysis
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Creativity , Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Group Elective 1:
    French for Business 3a or German for Business 3a or Spanish for Business 3a
  • Group Elective 2:
    Spanish Ab-Initio 1a or German Ab-Initio 1a or French Ab-Initio 1a or Operations Management* or Global Business Environment
Semester 6
  • Business Law
  • Databases for Business
  • Human Resource Management
  • Intercultural Studies for the Export Market
  • Group Elective 1:
    French for Business 3b or German for Business 3b or Spanish for Business 3 b
  • Group Elective 2:
    Spanish Ab-Initio 1b or German Ab-Initio 1 b or or French Ab-initio 1b or Enterprise Development

Students who have chosen a langue elective (French, German, Spanish) in Semester 1 must take one Elective from Group Elective 1 and one Elective from Group Elective 2. Students who have chosen English for Academic Purposes 1 in Semester 1 must take both electives from Group Elective 2. * Operations Management runs across Semesters 5 and 6.

Note : The choice of electives are dependent upon learner demand and resource availability and may vary from year to year.

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What our students say...

Victoria Nestor

" I chose this course because I could continue with the second language I started studying in secondary school. Languages are a big component of the International Business course, for example, I am studying French so I got the chance to leatn the culture, traditions and even understand the worldwide business context. You get the chance to travel during the programme. I went to Canada for one semester, which was the most fantastic experience I have ever had. I got the opportunity to meet many people from around the world, experience different cultures and visit different cities in Canada."                      
Victoria Nestor,                  
International Business Student

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