Certificate in International Business

  • Overview
  • Course Content
  • Structure
  • Career Opportunities
  • Fees
  • Next Steps

Overview

DBS Classroom

The Certificate in International Business (Level 6, 30 ECTS) programme offers a specialised core academic curriculum with five mandatory modules:

  • The International Economy

  • Introduction to Business Finance

  • International Management Practice

  • Marketing Communication and Campaigns

  • Enterprise and Innovation

In addition students will also select one 5 ECTS elective module from the following options:

  • Event Planning and Operations

  • Digital Content & Media Tools

  • Irish Society and Economics

  • Chinese for Beginners

  • Spanish for Beginners

  • Spanish for Business

This programme aims to provide learners with the knowledge and communication skills required to gain employment in a variety of enterprises, including with companies that are engaged in sustainable development. As such, a particular focus of this programme is sustainable development. In the past student projects have explored urban farming, sustainable food, smart bins, vegetarian dogfood, can and bottle recycling, sustainable supply chains, and apps that promote sustainability and reduce throwaway culture.

 


Programme Objectives

The specific programme objectives are for learners to:

  • Gain functional knowledge of cultural practices.

  • Engage with the DBS Sustainability Society, its members, activities, and guests.

  • Build their international experience and improve confidence.

  • Gain cultural empathy, open-mindedness, social initiative, emotional stability, and flexibility.

  • Examine theories and practices of organizing, leading, motivating, communicating, and negotiating in different national settings by travelling.

  • Gain an understanding of socio/cultural, political/legal, economic, and technological factors which affect decision-making in an international sustainable development setting.

  • Gain an appreciation of the role of business in different countries and basic operational/social protocol.

  • Identify key issues and similarities and differences relative to management practices self-manage personal life in Ireland.






 

Student Testimonial

"I chose DBS because some friends told me that it’s a good school for international students and I chose International Business. I really enjoyed Declan’s class; it was very interesting. The lecturers had a great impact on my experience. They were open-minded and good listeners.

My favorite module was Irish with Seamus White. What a lecturer! Very  nice and passionate.
                
I would of course recommend DBS, the SU is full of activities, nobody is alone and lecturers were all good. I lived at a host campus and there was a study room: really helpful. Thank you for this incredible experience!"


Stéphanie Meriaux
Certificate in International Business

 

 

Course Content

The Certificate in International Business has the following mandatory modules:

Mandatory Core Modules

  • The International Economy

  • Introduction to Business Finance

  • International Management Practice

  • Marketing Communication and Campaigns

  • Enterprise and Innovation

 

Elective Modules
Students will also select one 5 ECTS elective module from the following options:

  • Event Planning and Operations

  • Digital Content & Media Tools

  • Irish Society and Economics

  • Chinese for Beginners

  • Spanish for Beginners



Teaching and Assessment


The Certificate in International Business (Level 6, 30 ECTS) is taught mainly through lectures and tutorials, with students taking responsibility for some study outside scheduled class contact times. Assessed work will consist of continuous assessment with a small number of end of year exams.

Structure

The programme is delivered in one semester (comprised of twelve weeks). The content of the programme involves five core modules valued at 25 ECTS. Learners can choose one elective from five elective modules (each valued as 5 ECTS) to  achieve 30 ECTS in total.

Career Opportunities


The range of knowledge and competence to understand the global business world and excel in an increasingly borderless economy, is broad and varied. Our young European learners will learn how multinational businesses operate and how one could take local and national business to an international level using different models.  This programme will provide learners with a broad knowledge and skills-base in accountancy, communication, entrepreneurship, and management skills to be become organisationally aware and valued entry-level operatives in general business environments, with some understanding of current issues affecting the business environment such as the Green Economy and sustainable development.



Fees

The fee for a semester for the Certificate in International Business is €2,700 for EU students.

Click here to view international fees.

Click here to view EU fees.

All QQI accredited programmes of education and training of 3 months or longer duration offered by Dublin Business School (DBS) are covered by arrangements under section 65 (4) (b) of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012 whereby in the event that DBS ceases to provide the programme, for any reason, after learners have started on that programme, Kaplan Inc., as guarantor, will refund the moneys most recently paid by or for the learner.   More details are included in the terms and conditions of learner admission to DBS (https://www.dbs.ie/terms-and-conditions) and on programme handbooks provided at induction.

Next Steps

You should consult with the International Office in your school as they may organise the application process to DBS for you.

If you are not applying through a partner school please email for application information.

Entry Requirements

Students should have completed at least 30 ECTS and also are required to have an English Language qualification at CEFRL B2 or above.

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  • Full-time Degrees/ Certificates
  • Full-Time

Course overview

COURSE OVERVIEW 2022

Awarding Body: 
Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI)
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NFQ Level: 
Level 6 Special Purpose Award
Award Title: 
Certificate in International Business
Intake:
September & January
Duration: 1 Semester
ECTS: 30

Contact Us

We are now accepting applications for programmes taking place in 2022. Contact our admissions team for more information

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