Course Description

Bachelor of Arts in International Business



About You

If you wish to develop your knowledge of business while learning about the influence of politics, law, history and sociology on business decisions, then this programme might be for you. While other business programmes contain an international perspective, this programme provides an extensive international context that will drive your understanding and creativity. On graduation you can expect to be wellpositioned for a career in business, not just in Ireland but with overseas organisations.

If you want to;

discover a distinctive undergraduate experience
design your own degree programme
study and work abroad
enjoy a programme that puts business in an international framework
be prepared for rewarding graduate-level employment
then this programme might be for you.

Why study International Business at UL?

The BA in International Business will provide you with a distinctive and challenging undergraduate experience. The programme is structured around a broad and flexible curriculum with subject choices that will help you to understand how business decisions are undertaken in a globalised world shaped by political, social and legal issues. Choice and flexibility are central to the BA in International Business. This programme offers you a range of business modules; Economics, Marketing, Organisational Behaviour, Human Resources, Management, Accounting, Communications, Risk and Insurance. You can select modules from Politics, Sociology, History, Cultural Studies and Law. As part of your degree, you may also take a language option from the following suite: French; German; Spanish (beginners and advanced); Japanese for beginners. Throughout the programme, you may choose modules that are most interesting for your own career goals.

Choice and flexibility are central to the BA in International Business. This programme offers you a range of business modules; Economics, Marketing, Organisational Behaviour, Human Resources, Management, Accounting, Communications, Risk and Insurance. You can select modules from Politics, Sociology, History, Cultural Studies and Law. As part of your degree, you may also take a language option from the following suite: French; German; Spanish (beginners and advanced); Japanese for beginners. Throughout the programme, you may choose modules that are most interesting for your own career goals.

An international study/work placement for a full academic year is a core part of the programme. This international experience will allow you to attend university in Europe, the US, Asia and Australia. Having the chance to push your learning in a new environment is a challenging and exciting part of the programme.

What are the main aspects points of the programme?

Over 100 modules to select from. Students can select based on their interests and aptitudes. See UL website
Students can specialise, pursuing business disciplines such as accountancy, economics, marketing, human resource management, and risk management.
Students can access to professional body exemptions, such as accountancy, dependent on their module choice.
Students can avail of choosing an array of specialised modules from disciplines such as law, psychology, sociology, politics and history, which equips with a broad depth of knowledge suitable for the globalised work environment.
Students can avail of language tracks if they so wish, choosing from French, German, Spanish, Japanese for Beginners, or Spanish for Beginners.
Foreign paid work experience. Students spend up to eight months working in an international business environment. Students have worked in France,Spain, Luxembourg, Germany, even Vietnam.
Students study in a foreign university for one semester. We have partnerships with over 75 business schools around the world, throughout Europe, Asia -Pacific, and the Americas. New partners this year include Texas A&M, Peru, & Sao Paulo.
Dual Degree pathway – Option to get a BA in International Business & a BBA in International Business from Kedge Business School (France). Students who study at both institutions get two degrees. Kedge is one of Europes top business schools.
The completion of a specialised individual research project.

Training ProviderUniversity of Limerick
Course LocationLimerick, Ireland
Course CategoryBusiness Studies, Business
Course QualificationHonours Bachelor Degree
Awarding BodyUniversity of Limerick
Course Duration4 years
Course FeePOA
Entry RequirementsApplicants are required to hold at the time of enrolment the established Leaving Certificate (or an approved equivalent) with a minimum of six subjects which must include: Two H5 (Higher Level) grades and Four O6 (Ordinary Level) grades or four H7 (Higher Level) grades. Subjects must include Mathematics, Irish or another language, and English.In addition, applicants must hold at least an O4/H7 grade in Mathematics. Students wishing to take a language option must have a H4 in that language, with the exception of Japanese or Beginners Spanish where a H4 in a language other than English is required.We welcome applications from mature students. Mature applicants must apply through the Central Applications Office (CAO) by 1 February.
Carear PathCareer opportunities will be varied and dependent on the specialist skills developed through your subject choices. You can focus your studies in disciplines such as accounting, risk management, marketing, human resources and economics. It is expected that graduates will be ideally suited to working in an international context, employing their familiarity with other cultures and the international business environment.
Course CodeLM056
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University of Limerick



+353 61 233287
Castletroy, Limerick City, Limerick, Republic of Ireland. Eircode: V94 T9PX

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