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Global Business (France)

Course Details

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NFQ Level:
8 - Please see for further information
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4 yr
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Gain fluency in a second language and emerge into French work-life and culture while you study - Gain two business degrees, experience two countries and complete two work placements


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Are you looking for a course that gives you a headstart in international business, as well as a rich cultural experience in another country? Then the BA in Global Business (France) could be for you. 

This degree gives you the skills and knowledge you need to thrive in the fast-moving world of business. Not only that, but the course also gives you the opportunity to qualify with two degrees by the end of this four-year programme, and you’ll have the chance to gain fluency in French. 

International Degree
The BA in Global Business (France) combines international business with intercultural experience and work placements. You’ll spend your first two years in DCU (including a work placement in Ireland), and then your final two years in Neoma Business School, our partner in France. 

While in there, you’ll study through French and complete a second work placement with a French-based company. By the end of the course you will have a broad understanding of international business, and will graduate with two degrees, from DCU and from Neoma Business School.

DCU People

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Dr Damien Dupre

Global Business is a suite of dual-award degree programmes delivering a degree in Global Business from DCU Business School and an equivalent degree from a selected world class Business School abroa

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Careers & Further Options

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Graduates from this course work around the world in:


European Affairs
European Law
European Regulation
International affairs
International Marketing Management
European Affairs
European Law
European Regulation
International Affairs
International Marketing Management

DCU graduates are highly sought after by employers. Our Graduates work in environments ranging from large multinationals to SMEs, family businesses and start-ups across every sector.

This degree is designed to develop future leaders in an increasingly international and diverse business environment.

Graduates from this course work around the world in:

  • •  Banking
  • •  European Affairs
  • •  European Law
  • •  European Regulation
  • •  Finance
  • •  International affairs
  • •  International Marketing Management

DCU Careers Service has a number of learning and development initiatives in place for our students, giving them the skills they need for a successful career path.

Go to our Careers site to find out more about career planning, our mentorship programme, skills development and online resources for students when working on CVs and making applications

Entry Requirements

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In addition to the general entry requirements for admission to the university the following entry requirements apply: Minimum of O4 or H6 in Mathematics and minimum of H4 in French.

In addition to the general entry requirements for admission to the university the following entry requirements apply: GCE A Level D or GCE AS Level C or GCSE C Mathematics and GCE A Level C French.

Please visit our Admissions webpage for details on course requirements or how to apply to DCU.

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Course Structure

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  • Economics
  • Accounting
  • Business Mathematics
  • Finance
  • Psychology in Organisations
  • Global Business Environments
  • Business Analytics
  • Critical Thinking for Business
  • Learning Innovation for Enterprise
  • Marketing
  • French Language and Culture 


  • Economic Policy
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Accounting
  • Business Information Systems
  • Business Analytics
  • French Language and Culture

You will spend Years 3 and 4 in France. While there, you will have the opportunity to specialise in a variety of business areas and undertake a second work placement. You will have the option to return to DCU for Year 4. If you choose this option, only one qualification – the DCU degree – will be awarded.

For more information on the course structure click here

Fees and Funding

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Student Contribution.
€3,043 per annum
EU Status Fee
€5,922 per annum
Non EU Fee.
€15,000 per annum

How To Apply

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Apply through the Central Applications Office (CAO) by 1st February or 1st May

All mature applicants apply through the CAO by 1st February. For further information and for special application procedures for mature students, please click here

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Candidates required to apply through the CAO can apply online at

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What is the difference between Global Business and Business Studies International?

Here are the 5 main differences:

1.         CAO Points Needed
One of the first things a CAO student will be concerned about!  The points for each Global Business course are generally higher than for Business Studies International. The exact difference will of course vary each year.

2.       Amount of time spent abroad
In Business Studies International you spend your first 2 years in DCU then your third year in a partner University. After your third year abroad you will return to DCU for your fourth year.          

In Global Business you spend your first two years at DCU and then spend 3rd and 4th year abroad with your partner university in the country that speaks your chosen language.

3.       Two Degrees
A big difference between International and Global is that with Global Business you receive two degrees, one from DCU and one from the college in your chosen country, whereas with International you will get a degree from DCU only.

This is one of the big plus points for Global Business.  Having two degrees from two universities in two different countries will definitely help you stand out from the crowd when looking for a job after graduation!

4.       Languages available
With Business Studies International you have the option of studying one of French, Spanish, German, Chinese or Japanese.

With Global Business there are three languages available. They are French, Spanish and German.

With Business Studies International you must study one of the five languages I’ve mentioned along with all of your business modules.

However with Global Business, if French, Spanish or German don’t do it for you then you can do Global Business USA or Canada where the study of a language is not compulsory.

5.       Work Placements
Global Business students undertake two paid internships during their four year degree. There’s a four month internship in Ireland during 2nd year and then a 6 month internship in your 3rd year in the country you are studying in.

Having two work placements in two different countries gives you an advantage over graduates of other business courses nationwide.