Business School

Business Studies International

business studies international
CAO Code:
DC110
Course Type:
Undergraduate
NFQ Level:
8
Delivery Modes
Full-Time
Minimum Points
499
Duration
Four Years
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The Business Studies International degree is designed to create dynamic and resourceful business people in answer to the local and international skills gaps. You’ll study a range of business, language and cultural topics, and develop essential business skills in communication, information technology, teamwork, and problem solving—all vital for success in today's global business environment. 

 

You’ll also acquire proficiency in the foreign language of your choice (French, German, Spanish, Chinese or Japanese) and spend a year studying in a country where your chosen language is spoken.

 

We’re particularly proud of the calibre of our international exchange partners who rank among the top academic institutions in their respective countries. Year abroad destinations include China, Japan, Spain, France, Germany and Austria.

The combination of business knowledge, language proficiency and cultural competence will make you stand out in the global workforce of today.

It is very challenging to study a language at university, but the opportunities that follow graduation make the hard work and year abroad worth it!

The Business Studies International course will introduce you to the key disciplines of business with later specialist focus on the international business environment. Throughout the course, you’ll develop vital business skills in areas such as communication, information technology, teamwork and problem solving.

 

You’ll also acquire proficiency in the foreign language of your choice (French, German, Spanish, Chinese or Japanese). You’ll spend a year studying in a country where your chosen language is spoken.

 

When you return to us in final year, you’ll build on your specialist knowledge with a suite of subjects designed to make you truly work-ready for the international environment.

Final year students specialise in one of the following: Business Economics, Finance, Human Resource Management, Management or Marketing.

DCU Business School, accredited by AACSB, has a strong international reputation for the quality of its programmes and graduates
Develop the skills and knowledge needed for a career in business with language and cultural competence
Experience another culture first hand while you study at one of our partner institutions in Europe, Japan or China
Acquire important new perspectives on the international business world
Prepare to pursue a business career with an international dimension, including international marketing, international relations, international law, management, human resources, e-business, and international finance
View the current course structure

Life on Campus

We have three academic campuses close to Dublin City centre - they are located in Glasnevin and Drumcondra, and can be reached by public transport (Dublin Bus).

Each campus has libraries, study spaces, restaurants, and on-campus residencies. Sports facilities are located on two of the academic campuses. We also have a dedicated sports campus in the form of St Claire’s. 

Exceptional facilities

DCU students have access to exceptional teaching and learning facilities across our three academic campuses. 

These include modern learning theatres, research centres, new media and TV studio, radio/podcast studios, classrooms, computer suites and advanced labs in the areas of languages, engineering, physics, chemistry and biotechnology, as well as a sports performance centre and training hospital ward. In 2021, we opened our first virtual reality ‘Leadership Lab’, which is located in our Business School.

Construction on our FutureTech building on the Glasnevin campus will get underway in 2022. Once completed, this facility will advance DCU’s international reputation for excellence in science and health, computing and engineering disciplines. It will have the capacity to accommodate an additional 3,000 STEM students on the university’s Glasnevin campus.

Campus life

DCU student facilities boast a fully equipped sports complex with a 25-metre pool, three libraries and The Helix, our renowned performing arts centre.

Our purpose built, state-of-the-art new student centre known as 'The U' serves the needs of a rapidly growing student body of 18,500. It is home to the Student Leadership and Lifeskills Centre, performing arts and cultural spaces for students and the wider community, and the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Hub.

DCU Students' Union and the Office of Student Life are also based in the U.  The centre is a space for students where they can meet, with lots of charging points and isolation booths. Clubs and Socs avail of meeting rooms here and it's also home to DCUfm. NuBar, Londis and the Venue are also located here.

There are more than 140 clubs and societies for students in DCU, with ‘Clubs & Socs’ days taking place on both the Glasnevin and Drumcondra campuses at the start of the academic year.

Student Supports

We have a number of academic, professional and social supports for students.

Student Advice Centre: Offers a wide range of supports and services to students and advice 

The Writing Centre - drop-in writing workshops for students through the academic year 

Maths Learning Centre - provides maths support for students of all ability levels with maths modules 

Student Learning: facilitate the transition from passive to active learning for students at DCU, by teaching study skills, nurturing critical thinking and building student confidence. 

Careers work with students to help them on their professional journey into graduate employment.

Our student support team offers a comprehensive support programme, helping students make that all important transition into university life and focusing on building confidence and skills which are key to success at third level.

 

Laura Bourke, Internal Audit Trainee at Mazars

It is very challenging to study a language at university, but the opportunities that follow graduation make the hard work and year abroad worth it!

Career Areas
E Commerce
Finance
Human Resource Management
International Management
Marketing
Career Prospects
International marketing
Management
Human resources
Management consulting
International finance

The Business Studies International programme will develop your willingness to adapt to new environments, an ability to look at a project or situation from different perspectives, an understanding of diverse cultures, and the confidence to take calculated risks.

Your combination of business experience, cultural awareness, language proficiency and international experience will present a particularly attractive package to employers. You’ll be able to choose from a host of paths, including:

Career Tags
Human Resource Management
International Finance
International Marketing Management
Management Consultancy

Requirements

Leaving Cert

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 a language other than English or Irish.

Please note, for Entry September 2022, Students must choose a language option upon entry into the programme,
French or German or Spanish (Intermediate Level)
or
Chinese or Japanese (Beginners Level)

Students who choose French/German or Spanish must have a minimum of H4 in the language they wish to study.
Students who choose Chinese and Japanese - no language requirement  

GCE A Level

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 in a language other than English or Irish.

Please note, for Entry September 2022, Students must choose a language option upon entry into the programme,
French or German or Spanish (Intermediate Level)
or
Chinese or Japanese (Beginners Level)

Students who choose French/German or Spanish must have a minimum of GCE A Level C in the language they wish to study.
Students who choose Chinese and Japanese - no language requirement  

FET Level 5

For details of QQI requirements and relevant codes please click here. Simply enter the DC code for the programme you are interested in or if you are not sure of the code enter DC in the Select by Institution option, then click on Go. 

Qualification
INTB
EU Transfer Applications

Holders of a Higher Certificate/National Certificate in Business Studies with Merit or Distinction who can demonstrate competence in French, German, Spanish, Japanese or Chinese commensurate with one year full-time post-leaving certificate study may be considered for admission into second year.  Applications are made via the CAO Advanced Entry route which will open on the 1st Feb to the 1st May 2022.

International Applications

International candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to those outlined above. In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language. For further information on international applications click here.

Fees

Full time

Student Contribution
€3,043 per annum
EU Status Fee
€6,250 per annum
Non EU Fee
€14,000 per annum

Next Steps

Mature Applicants

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

Applicants presenting EU school Leaving Examinations

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

Applicants presenting examinations from outside the EU

Candidates should apply directly to DCU. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis up to 1st July. All Non-EU candidates are advised to apply early, as places are limited.

EU Transfer Applicants

Applications are made via the CAO Advanced Entry route which will open on the 1st Feb to the 1st May 2022.

Make an Application

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