Griffith College

MSc in International Business and Law

MSc in International Business and Law

MSc in International Business and Law

The MSc in International Business and Law enables learners to develop a solid grounding in the twin disciplines of business and international law

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About the course

The Graduate Business School in Griffith College Dublin is now offering an MSc in International Business and Law in full and part-time modes. This Masters programme is aimed at graduates who have a business or law background.

The course enables learners to develop a solid grounding in the twin disciplines of business and international law. The programme covers the core operational and organisational aspects of international business management. In addition, the law modules equip the learner with advanced theoretical and practical legal knowledge in key areas. This programme develops independent-minded, knowledgeable and innovative business managers with a core grounding in International Law.

The course consists of three stages; stages one and two are taught in semesters. Modules covered include

  • Management Accounting and Control
  • International Trade Law
  • International Strategy and Corporate Governance

The third and final stage is the dissertation semester where students, under the supervision of a member of the academic staff, submit a dissertation on a particular area of interest within the course.

EU Students:

1 Year Full-time

NON-EU Students:

Non-EU students from a non-Business background may be required to undertake one extra bridging semester which would extend the programme’s duration by one semester


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
Entry Requirements
General 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.


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:

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.

Please Note: A registration fee of Euro 250.00 is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below.

Study Mode: 
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: 
EUR 9,150.00
How to Apply


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.

Academic Progression: 

The programme provides an innovative route to an internationally recognised MBA qualification. On completion of the MSc in International Business and Law, students may choose to enrol on the MBA in International Business. The graduates may submit two reports based on experiential learning in the workplace, demonstrating appropriate management competencies. These reports are produced with Mentor supervision and usually within a two year period. The successful completion of these reports enables students to replace their MSc qualification with an MBA.

What is an MBA? Learn more now!

Master of Science in International Business and Law Academic Progression
Career Progression: 

This International Business and Law Masters programme enables students to take their careers to higher levels through the understanding of a wide range of business functions with a law focus. This focus supports the learners' professional development for their future careers and enhances their employability, enabling them to take advantage of all available opportunities. The dual aspect of business and law within this course allows graduates to develop skills which allows them to work in both fields or specialise in either law or business management.

Master of Science in International Business and Law Career Progression

Get in Touch

If you would like to find out more about this course, please do not hesitate in contacting a member of our admissions team.