Bachelor of Arts in International Business From University of Limerick

Program Overview

The BA in International Business will provide you with a distinctive and challenging undergraduate experience. The programme is structured around a broad and flexible curriculum with subject choices that will help you to understand how business decisions are undertaken in a globalised world shaped by political, social and legal issues.

Under the ‘normal’ pathway, students spend years 1, 2 and 4 in UL. An international study/work placement in year 3 is a core part of the programme. This international experience will allow you to attend university in Europe, the US, Latin America, Asia or Australia. Having the chance to push your learning in a new environment is a challenging and exciting part of the programme.

In addition, students can avail of an amazing opportunity to earn a second degree from a leading international business school. Under this alternative ‘dual degree’ pathway, BA in International Business students spend their first two years studying in Limerick and their last two years studying at another Business School (while retaining an international work placement). Upon successful completion of their four years of study, students will receive both UL’s BA in International Business degree and an equivalent degree from the other business school.

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  Location

LimerickIreland

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  Course Duration

48 Months

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  Tuition Fee

 12,800

 Score

IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 90

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Semester 1

CORE
 

  • Principles of International Business


ELECTIVE A

Choose - Min 2 Max 4

 

  • Principles of Accounting
  • Microeconomics
  • Principles of Risk Management
  • Management Principles
  • Business Information Management
  • Communications


ELECTIVE B

Choose - Min 0 Max 2

 

  • Principles of Law
  • Introduction to Politics and International Relations 1
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Doing History: Past, Present and Practice    


ELECTIVE C

Choose - Min 0 Max1

 

  • French for Business 1A
  • German for Business 1A
  • Japanese for Business 1
  • Spanish for Business 1 (Beginners)
  • Spanish for Business 1


ELECTIVE A

Choose - Min 3 Max 4
 

  • Managerial Accounting
  • Macroeconomics
  • Insurance Law & Claims
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Principles of Organisational Behaviour
  • Marketing


ELECTIVE B

Choose - Min 0 Max 2

 

  • Comparative Legal Systems
  • Introduction to Politics and International Relations 2
  • Global Political Economy
  • Broadening Module


ELECTIVE C

Choose - Min 0 Max 1

 

  • French for Business 2A
  • German for Business 2A
  • Japanese for Business 2
  • Spanish for Business 2 (Beginners)
  • Spanish for Business 2


Year 2

ELECTIVE A

Choose - Min 3 Max 4

 

  • Financial Information Analysis
  • Economics for Business
  • Finance
  • Risk and Insurance
  • Principles of Human Resource Management
  • International Management
  • Applied Business Mathematics


ELECTIVE B

Choose - Min 0 Max 2

 

  • Sociology of Work
  • Comparative European Politics
  • Commercial Law
  • Psychology and Everyday Life


ELECTIVE C

Choose Min 0 Max 1

 

  • French for Business 3A
  • German for Business 3A
  • Japanese for Business 3
  • Spanish for Business 3 (Beginners)
  • Spanish for Business 3


Semester 4

ELECTIVE A

Choose - Min 3 Max 4

 

  • Auditing & Accounting Frameworks
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Life Insurance
  • Marketing Communications
  • Employment Relations
  • Applied Organisational Behaviour
  • Applied Business Statistics


ELECTIVE B

Choose - Min 0 Max 2


Sociology of Globalisation
Consumption and Consumer Culture
Human Resource Development
International Economics

ELECTIVE C

Choose - Min 0 Max 1

 

  • French for Business 4A
  • German for Business 4A
  • Japanese for Business 4
  • Spanish for Business 4 (Beginners)
  • Spanish for Business 4


Year 3

Semester 5

 

  • Off Campus/Academic


Semester 6
 

  • Cooperative Education


Year 4 

Semester 7

CORE

 

  • International Business
  • Confirmation Paper 1


ELECTIVE A

Choose - Min 2 Max 4

 

  • Management Accounting 1
  • Advanced Financial Reporting
  • Taxation Theory and Practice
  • International Political Economy
  • Managerial Economics
  • Investments: Analysis and Management
  • Insurance Organisations and Markets
  • Project Management Theory and Practice
  • Marketing Intelligence
  • Strategic Brand Management
  • Social Psychology of Organisations


ELECTIVE B

Choose - Min 0 Max 2

 

  • Governance and Risk
  • The European Economy
  • Legal Environment of Business
  • Enterprise Management and Growth


ELECTIVE C

Choose - Min 0 Max 1

 

  • French for Business 7A
  • German for Business 7A
  • Japanese for Business 7
  • Spanish for Business 6


Semester 8

CORE

 

  • International Business
  • Confirmation Paper 2


ELECTIVE A

Choose - Min 2 Max 4

 

  • Management Accounting 2
  • Corporate Taxation
  • Public Finance
  • Monetary Economics
  • Empirical Finance
  • Reinsurance and Alternative Markets
  • Strategic Management
  • Marketing Leadership
  • Contemporary Human Resource Management: Context and Strategy    


ELECTIVE B

Choose - Min 0 Max 2
 

  • Issues in World Politics
  • Contemporary Issues in the Global Economy
  • Company & Partnership Law
  • Management Consulting


ELECTIVE C

Choose - Min 0 Max 1

 

  • French for Business 8A
  • German for Business 8A
  • Japanese for Business 8
  • Spanish for Business 7

Applicants are required to hold at the time of enrolment the established Leaving Certificate (or an approved equivalent) with a minimum of six subjects which must include: Two H5 (Higher Level) grades and Four O6 (Ordinary Level) grades or four H7 (Higher Level) grades. Subjects must include Mathematics, Irish or another language, and English.

In addition, applicants must hold at least an O4/H7 grade in Mathematics.

Students wishing to take a language option must have a H4 in that language, with the exception of Japanese or Beginners Spanish where a H4 in a language other than English is required.

Tuition Fees

These are based on ResidencyCitizenship.

Review the three groups of criteria to determine your fee status as follows
 

  1. Residency
     
    • You must have been living in an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland for at least 3 of the 5 years before starting your course
       
  2. Citizenship
     
    • You must be a citizen of an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland or have official refugee status

Job titles for graduates with this degree

Graduates progressing directly into employment take up a wide variety of roles. The following provides a sample of initial roles listed on the Graduate Outcomes Survey by graduates approximately one year after graduation:
 

  • Business Analyst
  • Marketing Analyst
  • HR Solutions Representative
  • Bank Official
  • Speciality Ingredients Buyer
  • Trainee Accountant
  • Trainee Auditor
  • Multi Category Marketing Intern
  • Corporate Sales Developer
  • Commercial Insurance Broker
  • Accounting and Finance Graduate
  • Finance Analyst
  • Trainee Auditor
  • Sales Associate
  • Community Support Representative
  • Customer Support Specialist
  • Supply Chain and Procurement Grad
  • Hospitality Sales Executive
  • Junior Auditor
  • Trainee Chartered Tax Advisor

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