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International Business (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
Dublin, Ireland
The International Business (Hons) programme at American College Dublin focuses on the international aspects of business, especially the challenges of operating in the dynamic global environment.  
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Overview

Lectures are interactive environments where students are encouraged to exchange ideas and opinions.  There is a strong emphasis on developing the student’s personal skills such as public speaking and debating.  This is supported by the culturally diverse learning environment at American College Dublin with a student body drawn from over sixty countries.  On completion of the third year students gain invaluable work experience by undertake an eight-week internship in a multinational firm. 

American College Dublin students have a wide range of opportunities open to them when they complete their degree.  Academically they can take an additional year of ten elective modules to attain a four-year BA in International Business degree under the institution’s Middle States accreditation.

Graduates can enter the college’s Master of Business in International Business or the MBA in International Business or alternatively enter master’s, doctoral or professional studies in other institutions.  Alternatively, if graduates wish to pursue a professional accountancy qualification, they will receive four exemptions from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

Graduates from the BA in International Business (Hons) programme at American College Dublin have been successful in such diverse areas as accountancy, advertising, banking, finance, human resource management, ICT, insurance, lecturing, public relations, and stockbroking, while some are running their own businesses. 

Graduates are furthering their careers with companies such as Abu Dhabi Investment Bank, Allianz Group, Arvato, Bank of Ireland, Canada Life, CIT Aerospace Int., Citigroup, Dell, Enterprise Ireland, Facebook, Google, International Data Corporation, JP Morgan, LogicaCMG, Mengniu Dairy Co., Ltd., Microsoft, Shanghai Huatai Securities Co. Ltd, Smurfit Kappa Group, and Ulster Bank. The Department of Business is very proud of the success graduates have achieved in the workplace and further studies.

Career Skills

Along with academic knowledge that students receive throughout the duration of their chosen subject, students will also acquire and develop transferable career skills from their degree discipline. These skills along with potential career paths are provided below to give you a well-rounded view of what the course has to offer. 

These skills include:

  • Analytical skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Strategic thinking
  • Strong presentation Skills 
  • Problem solving
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Leadership
  • Team work 
  • Interpreting statistical data
  • Time management

Graduates from the BA (Hons) in International Business programme have been successful in diverse areas such as:

  • Accountancy/Finance 
  • International Finance
  • Banking
  • Management 
  • Marketing 
  • Entrepreneurship 
  • Advertising

The programme also serves as preparation for students to participate in a variety of postgraduate programmes such as the Masters of Business in International Business and MBA in Business Administration. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    There is a late application procedure until 1 May. Students are advised to apply well in advance of the deadlines.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    192 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to management
  • Microeconomics
  • Accounting 
  • Principles of marketing
  • Business computing
  • Organisational behaviour
  • Macroeconomics
  • Accounting 
  • Business law 
  • Probability and statistics

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Every student who has taken examinations in an EU member state is expected to have completed mathematics and English in his or her final year. 
  • Applicants are required to have graduated from high school at a standard that satisfies the institution that they have a strong likelihood of being able to complete the program of study for which they have applied. 
  • Applicants still in high school must provide evidence from high school transcripts and / or report cards that suggest a likelihood to graduate from high school; conditional acceptance is granted pending the completion of the applicant’s senior high school year

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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