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MSc in International Business and Law

MSc in International Business and Law


Innovative Masters Degree Course designed to prepare graduates for a career in international business management and law

The MSc in International Business and Law is aimed at graduates who have a business or law background and enables learners to develop a solid grounding in these two twin disciplines

Why Study Business & Law at Griffith College

Our MSc programme in International Business and Law is available on a full and part-time basis over a 1-Year Period and combines the core operational and organisational aspects of international business management with advanced theoretical and practical legal knowledge.

  • Students will gain an in-depth understanding of the key principles of management accounting and control, international trade law and international strategy and corporate governance.
  • Students will develop the skills required to become independent-minded, knowledgeable and innovative business managers with a core grounding in International Law.
  • flexible study model gives students the option of either full-time or part-time study with the possibility of choosing their own elective modules.
  • Students have the opportunity to further their studies by enrolling on our internationally recognised MBA in International Business.
  • highly practical learning approach taught by a Graduate Business School lecturing team with outstanding industry experience.
Course details

The MSc has three stages

The three stages, which accumulate towards the final award, are:

Stage 1 - Semester 1 of the Postgraduate Diploma in International Business and Law

Stage 2 - Postgraduate Diploma in International Business and Law

Stage 3 - MSc Dissertation in Business and Law

Stage 1

Taught modules:

  • Management Accounting and Control
  • International Marketing Management
  • Globalisation and Corporate Responsibility **
  • International Trade Law
Stage 2: PG Diploma in Business and Law

Taught modules:

  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • International Strategy
  • Business Research Methods**
  • European Union Internal Market and Competition Law *
  • International Financial Services Law *
  • International Intellectual Property Law *
  • International Tax Law *
  • International Commercial Arbitration *
  • Corporate Governance *

* Choose two electives

**over two semesters

Stage 3: MSc Dissertation in Business and Law
  • MSc Dissertation
  • MBA Progression Option
How to Apply

Entry Requirements

 Primary Honours Degree in a business/law-related discipline or a postgraduate related qualification and/or experiential learning. Non-law graduates with substantial work experience may apply but will be subject to interview.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply directly on our website.

Academic Achievement:

Applicants must normally hold an approved honours degree in a business or law-related discipline or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary or professional institution. Students with or without relevant business management experience are welcome to apply.

English Language Proficiency:

All applicants for whom English is not their native language must provide proof of English language proficiency to a standard of at least 6.5 in IELTS, 575 TOEFL or equivalent.

Accreditation of Prior Learning and Prior Experience (APL/APEL):

The Graduate Business School welcomes applications from those with prior academic and/or professional learning experience which may be relevant to the MSc in International Business and Law programme. Applicants who wish for their prior academic and/or professional learning experience to be considered are requested to indicate this at the time of application and we will be happy to examine all of the relevant documentation accordingly.


Fee Information 

A Registration Fee of Euro 250.00 and a 2% Learner Protection Charge is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below. The fees below relate to Year 1 fees only.

Tuition Fees

Study Mode: Full-Time

EU living Ireland: EUR 9,150.00

EU living Abroad: EUR 11,000.00

Non EU living Ireland: EUR 11,000.00

Non EU living Abroad: EUR 11,000.00

Study Mode: Part-Time

Fee: EUR 9,150.00

2% Learner Protection Charge

All QQI accredited programmes of education and training of 3 months or longer duration are covered by arrangements under section 65 (4) of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012 whereby, in the event of the provider ceasing to provide the programme for any reason, enrolled learners may transfer to a similar programme at another provider, or, in the event that this is not practicable, the fees most recently paid will be refunded.

Direct Debit Scheme

Students wishing to pay for their fees monthly may avail of our direct debit scheme. Please download our Fee Payment Information document to review the payment plan schedule and how to apply.


Is your company paying for your course?

They will need to complete a Griffith College Sponsorship Form and send this to the Student Fees Office:

  • Post: Student Fees, Griffith College Dublin, South Circular Road, Dublin 8
  • Email: [email protected]

Academic Progression

Graduates of this course have the option to continue their studies in Griffith College. We offer a number of options including:

You can contact our admissions team to discuss what progression options are available to you.

Career Progression

Through the Msc in International Business and Law you will have gained valuable professional experience, built a strong foundation of communication and presentation skills, and covered a diverse range of topics. There is a wide range of career options for our graduates including:

  • Global Trade Manager
  • Business Development Specialist
  • Integration and Trade Sector Director
  • Business and Legal Affairs Coordinator
  • HR Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Product Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • International Business Lawyer
  • Corporate Lawyer

Ready to take the next step?