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International Business (Hons)

Waterford Institute of Technology

48 months
10250 EUR/year
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The International Business (Hons) from Waterford Institute of Technology prepares students for a career in international business which involves a wide variety of activities, for example, exporting products and services, dealing with foreign suppliers, operating a factory in a foreign country, marketing a product across Europe, even managing multicultural workforces. 


The International Business (Hons) program offered by Waterford Institute of Technology prepares students to live and work in an international and multicultural environment.  The course provides a broad business education as well as building the knowledge, skills and sensitivities to effectively work in our multicultural world.

The third year of the Programme involves a mandatory International Placement.  Every student will spend one year on placement, living in foreign country.  While abroad, the student will generally study at one of School of Business' Partner Institutes, however, the student may also complete an international work placement.  The School has Partner Institutes around Europe, as well as in the USA and Canada, and even as far away as China and India.  The International Placement is one of the core learning opportunities on the Programme, and for most students it is the highlight of the Programme.  


Graduates from this Programme have gone on to pursue a wide variety of careers, including careers in marketing, human resources, accounting and consulting, teaching and banking and finance.  Graduates are also very suited to the demands of small and medium-sized enterprises, and to the varied nature of work required of a manager in a smaller firm.

Graduates may join larger firms at junior management level, and then go on to work in several international business functions, including:

  • human resources
  • export departments
  • international sales or purchasing & logistics.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to International Business
  • International Business
  • Introduction to Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Business and Financial Maths
  • Economics of the Market
  • Macroeconomic Environment
  • IT & Communication Skills
  • Introduction to European Societies 
  • Introduction to World Societies 
  • European Union Introduction
  • Intercultural Business Context
  • Introducing Human Resource Management
  • Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Introduction to Business Law
  • Global Economy
  • Business Strategy
  • International Business Sales
  • International Institutions
  • International Political Economy
  • New Business Creation
  • Global Business 
  • International Corporate Strategy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


240 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Minimum entry requirements:

  • 2 subjects: H5
  • 4 subjects: O6/H7
  • English or Irish: O6/H7
  • Mathematics: O6/H7

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10250 EUR per year during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Waterford

670 - 1050 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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