One Academic Year
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.
One Academic Year
21 September 2020
Quality and Qualifications Ireland
National Framework of Qualifications Level 8
IELTS Level 6.5 or equivalent
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.
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.
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:
"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
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 1||Semester 2|
|Contemporary International Issues|
Strategic Information Systems
Personal & Professional Skills Development
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.|
As a GBS student, you will benefit from a range of supports provided for learners:
The Bachelor of Business (Hons) with International Business is delivered in both a full-time (day) and part-time (evening) basis.
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.
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.
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.
To enrol on this degree programme, you must apply directly to the Galway Business School or press the apply now button.
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 email@example.com .
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.
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
This allows students to utilise their academic skills and capabilities to the maximum. It also supports the different learning styles of learners.
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