Global Business (Spain)
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Global Business (Spain)
The BA in Global Business combines a broad understanding of international business with intercultural experience and work placements. This degree is unique in that you’ll have the chance to gain proficiency in a second language, participate in two work placements, and earn two business degrees in two countries.
In your four years, you’ll gain the necessary knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of the diverse worlds of global and local business.
You’ll spend the first two years in DCU (including a work placement in Ireland) and the final two years in ICADE at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas (Madrid), our partner in Spain, where you’ll study in the local language and university system. The University is one of Spain’s oldest and most highly regarded business schools.
You’ll graduate with two qualifications, one from DCU and one from the partner institution. Students are responsible for their own accommodation, travel and insurance costs for their 2 years abroad
Why do this course?
- DCU Business School, accredited by AACSB, has a strong international reputation for the quality of its programmes and graduates
- Experience business in a global context through studying and working in two countries with international students from the International Partnership of Business Schools
- Gain two qualifications, awarded by DCU and another top international business school
- Acquire business knowledge while immersing yourself in two different social, cultural and political environments
- Opt to specialise in a specific area of business in your final year
Cross-cultural experience is a most beneficial way for any student to progress and explore new ideas. Living, studying and working in a foreign country is an education in itself, and cannot be learned from a textbook.
Paul Chawke, Training Consultant at Northern Trust
About the course
This degree is the only one of its kind in Ireland. You’ll spend the first two years in DCU, including a work placement, and the final two years in the relevant partner institution abroad, where you study through that country’s language and university system, and do a second work placement.
In your first two years, you’ll gain an understanding of the principles of busyines by studying subjects such as accounting, finance, economics and marketing. You'll also study Spanish combined with European political, cultural and social developments.
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 the Graduado Superior en Ciencias Empresariales Internacionales from the Universidad Pontificia Comillas (Spain).View the current course structure →
We have a unique and vibrant culture on our modern campus close to Dublin city centre. We provide state-of-the-art study facilities for all our courses and everything else you need for a healthy, fun and active student life.
DCU students enjoy exceptional teaching and learning facilities across our 3 academic campuses. These include modern learning theatres, research centres, television and sound studios, classrooms, computer suites and advanced laboratories in the areas of languages, engineering, physics, chemistry and biotechnology, as well as a sports performance centre and a virtual hospital ward.
A Vibrant, Dynamic Social Environment
Student facilities include a superb sports complex with a 25 metre pool, two libraries and The Helix, our renowned performing arts centre. In 2016 we announced plans to invest over €230m in developing new, world-class facilities across our three academic campuses. Already building has begun on an exciting, new €14m Student Centre that will be home to the more than one hundred and twenty student clubs and societies. This commitment to student facilities means that our world-class learning experiences are complemented by a vibrant, dynamic social environment.
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:
- European Affairs
- European Law
- European Regulation
- International affairs
In these areas
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 Spanish.
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 Spanish.
FETAC Level 5
No Entry Path.
Holders of a Higher Certificate/National Certificate in Business Studies with Merit or Distinction, who can demonstrate competence in Spanish commensurate with one year full-time post-Leaving Certificate study, may be considered for admission into second year.
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.
How to Apply and Closing Dates
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.
All mature applicants apply through the CAO by 1st February. For further information and for special application procedures for mature students, please click here
EU Transfer Applicants
Apply directly to DCU by the 1st July