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DC116

Global Business (USA)

Course Details

CAO Code:
DC116
Course Type:
Undergraduate
NFQ Level:
8 - Please see www.qqi.ie for further information
Placement:
Yes
Delivery Mode:
Full-time
Minimum Points
613
Duration:
4 yr
Phone:
+353 (0) 1
700 5265

Experience the world of work and study in the USA while you gain two business degrees, experience two countries and complete two work placements

Overview

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The BA in Global Business (USA) is a passport to a career in international business. This unique course will give you a broad understanding of international business, as well as a rich intercultural experience, and high quality work placements with leading companies, in Ireland and the US. 

Once Course, Two Degrees
The course gives you the opportunity to qualify with two degrees by the end of this four-year programme. You’ll spend the first two years in DCU (including a work placement in Ireland) and the final two years at Northeastern University in Boston. During this period you’ll do your second work placement at a leading US-based company. On graduating, you will receive degrees from both DCU and Northeastern University. 

For graduates of this degree, the world is your oyster, with international career opportunities in Ireland, the US and elsewhere. Graduates of the programme are currently working in areas such as Banking, Finance, and European Affairs.

DCU People

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Dr Damien Dupre
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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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Careers

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
Banking
European Affairs
European Law
European Regulation
Finance
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.

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.

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.

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

Please visit our QQI FET webpage for details on open days, campus tours or school visits.

To apply to DCU, please visit www.cao.ie.

 

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Course Structure

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In your first two years, you’ll gain an understanding of the principles of business by studying subjects such as accounting, finance, economics and marketing. You’ll also study North American history, politics and business practice, and also have the option to study a second language.

On transferring to the partner institution in Year Three, you will focus on international business and in Year Four, you have the opportunity to specialise in a variety of business areas.

You’ll graduate with two qualifications—the BA in Global Business from DCU, and a BSc in International Business from Northeastern University.


For more information on the course structure click here

Fees and Funding

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Fees

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

Candidates required to apply through the CAO can apply online at www.cao.ie
 

Life On Campus

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DCU Glasnevin Campus

FAQs

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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.