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International Business, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Dublin, Ireland
The International Business degree at American College Dublin consists of general education modules in year one. In years two, three and four the degree focuses on international business. Like all of the institution’s degrees, there is a strong emphasis on a mix of theory, practice and work experience. 
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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 in the International Business programme delivered by American College Dublin.  This is supported by the culturally diverse learning environment at the institution with a student body drawn from over sixty countries.  On completion of the fourth year students gain invaluable work experience by undertake an eight-week internship in a multinational firm. 

Students have a wide range of opportunities open to them when they complete their degree.  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.

Graduates have been successful in diverse areas such 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.

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 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. 

Accreditation

The four year programme is awarded under the institution’s American accreditation with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

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 48 months
    • Duration description

      Accelerated MBA – 5 years

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Academic communication
  • War and peace in the modern world
  • Western arts
  • The digital revolution
  • Imagination and storytelling
  • Anglo-Irish writers
  • Cinema and society
  • Western religions
  • The Enlightenment
  • American culture abroad

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 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 EUR per year and a duration of 48 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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