Master of Science in International Business Management
This exciting Master's Degree Course prepares graduates for a business management career in an international setting
The MSc in International Business Management develops the students' functional skills in a range of component business disciplines in a dynamic learning environment.
Why Study International Business at Griffith College?
Our MSc programme in International Business Management is available on a full and part-time basis and prepares graduates by providing an educational experience which is strongly vocational, academically rigorous and intellectually challenging.
- Students will develop the skills and knowledge to specialise in key business industries within International Business and learn how to operate a business across borders.
- Explore business trends, management practices and techniques.
- Access to an extensive business network through lecturers, guest speakers and alumni.
- Students have the opportunity to learn by doing, with group assignments across a range of real life case studies.
- A highly practical learning approach taught by a Graduate Business School lecturing team with outstanding industry experience.
- International Diversity
- Practical Industry Links
- Competitive Pricing
- Flexible Study Modes
- Student Focused Teaching Groups
- Accreditation of Prior Learning Experience (APL/APEL)
- Dublin - Full-Time - February 2024
- Limerick - Full-Time - February 2024
- Limerick - Part-Time - February 2024
- Limerick - Full-Time - September 2024
- Limerick - Part-Time - September 2024
- Dublin - Full-Time - September 2024
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Upon successful completion of the taught modules, MSc learners complete a dissertation with a credit volume of 30 ECTS.
The module provides the learner with a well-rounded financial understanding of the role and goals of financial accounting, management accounting and financial management. The module also aims to provide learners with the analytical tools necessary for determining the financial implications of business activities and decisions in an entrepreneurial context.
This module introduces and develops the concepts, perspectives, and tools associated with the discipline of strategy formulation and development within the complexities of undertaking business in different industrial and market contexts, countries and cultures. As well as providing the learner with a core body of knowledge of strategy, the module aims to go beyond the prescriptive “toolbox” approach to strategy making and develop and instil in the learner an appreciation of the complexities, subtleties and behavioural factors that fundamentally shape what businesses do and why.
Research Methods introduces the learner to the purpose and role of research in business and the different qualitative and quantitative traditions and approaches practiced in research. These research abilities are central to improving business decision making through solid research and data collection. The majority of learners on the PGDip will progress to MSc or MBA programmes and this module ensures they are well prepared for the dissertation by the development and production of a solid, well informed research proposal that provides them with a sound basis for carrying out independent research under supervision.
This module is concerned with the nature and scope of human resource management and the strategic application of human resources activities and techniques. It examines Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM) from a management science perspective, enabling learners to know and improve how they contribute to the strategic process of management of human resources. It aims to provide knowledge to understand the external environments and internal capabilities, resources and processes that underpin SHRM.
This module provides learners with a solid underpinning of the theories, frameworks, and models of international marketing combined with a strong sense of global awareness and cultural sensitivity essential for today’s business world. It gives them the skills to discriminate between markets and enable them to select those that present the greatest opportunities. It also provides learners with the knowhow for developing appropriate marketing plans and programmes and to determine whether a global, local or global approach to marketing is best.
This module examines the role played by leadership and management in organisations (commercial, public and voluntary) and in determining organisational culture. There are contested and competing views (both in theory and in practice) about management and leadership: what they are and about how leadership affects management. The main purpose of the module is to encourage learners to critically examine leadership and management models. Learners gain knowledge and understanding of new models, which allows consideration in how they might modify their own current or future leadership and management behaviours. It recognises the importance of continuous development in leadership and management roles.
International Business Modules
This module increases learners’ awareness of societal expectations that businesses act in a socially responsible way and enables them to consider business solutions to social problems. The learner is equipped with a greater understanding of the concept of corporate governance and the principles underpinning corporate governance codes and examines the need for corporate governance in developed capital markets. Learners will have a deep understanding of the effect of law on the structure, role, and functioning of business including its substantive role, its social and political role, and its global regulatory role. The learner will develop the ability to apply legal and ethical reasoning skills in order to make responsible business decisions.
This module introduces and improves learner’s knowledge and understanding on the interrelationships of entrepreneurship, technology and business innovation. Within this module, aspects of managing a start-up or a mature enterprise as well as change and innovation are covered. The module draws on material from the resource-based view of organisations and strategic and innovation management more generally, to produce a multi- layered, professional and practical, approach to business creation, corporate development and management of technological and business innovation.
This module focuses on the subject of economics, with a strong emphasis on key macroeconomic and microeconomic principles, global trade, supply markets, competition and regulation. It seeks to develop a broad knowledge base and an in-depth understanding of the interconnectivity of economies and the impact this has in global trade and international business. The module increases the learners’ understanding of global and regional economies, of the economic cycle and of the interconnectedness and inherent tension in global trade and global business. It also focuses on key business-level issues that are relevant to business development, including understanding market competition. The inclusion of behavioural economics provides an opportunity to explore a relatively new area of the economic discipline, which has a direct, practical impact on business development and commercial success.
The module offers an understanding of digital skills within the workplace of a contemporary business environment. The module is aimed at individuals that want to acquire or improve their knowledge on how to plan and implement effective digital campaigns using digital assets at management level for accountable results. Centred on digital marketing and strategy, combined with trends that are shaping modern Ebusiness, it explores how digital marketing fits in with the overall business strategy at a practical level.
The learner will analyse Asian markets from the perspective of investing firms. This will include assessment of the risks and benefits from such investment and the appropriate entry strategies for the market. The learner will investigate how to adapt and expand current business strategy for success, taking into account the intricacies of alternative approaches to internationalisation. This module explores the role of national and regional environments in Asian business. The learner will explore how macro-characteristics such as factor endowments, institutions, politics, and culture affect country- and firm-level economic outcomes in Asia.
The aim of this module is to develop learners’ understanding of leading edge thinking in the area of strategic procurement and to guide on procurement strategies that bring together methods and tools used by global purchasers across different industries. Learners will be able, at the end of this module, to adapt the strategic procurement perspective of procurement thus adding increased value to organisations in which they will operate.
This module builds learners’ understanding of the four dominant Marketing methods and mind-sets currently in evidence among marketing professionals. Learners develop an understanding of the methodologies used during the eras of Product, Consumer, Brand and Concept Marketing. The learner will understand the different mind-sets that are brought to the marketing challenge. They will understand how those mind-sets translate into practical methodology and get a sense of the strengths and weaknesses of each approach.
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How to Apply
Applicants must normally hold an approved honours degree in the field of business or management or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary/professional institution. Honours graduates who do not have sufficient business knowledge may be accepted onto the programme after the completion of an acceptable foundation programme. 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.
Griffith College is now accepting the online Duolingo English Test (DET) as valid proof of English proficiency. Please see here for further details.
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 Management 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.
How to Apply
You can submit an application on our website. Once we receive your application a member of our admissions team will be in contact with you to outline the documents required to process your application.
For purposes of fee calculation, residence is counted from the time of application.
Please note that not all study modes may be offered at all times; for confirmation, refer to the Intake dates on the Overview tab.
Study Mode: Full-Time
Dublin: EUR 10,200.00
Study Mode: Part-Time
Dublin: EUR 10,200.00
Study Mode: Full-Time
Non-EU living in Ireland or abroad: Please refer to our Non-EU Tuition Fees section.
Non-EU students: Student Services and Administration fee of EUR200 is payable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below.
General Fee Information
An Academic Administration Fee of EUR250.00 and a 2% Learner Protection Charge is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted. The fees below relate to Year 1 fees only.
Flexible payment options
Students wishing to pay their fees monthly may avail of our direct debit scheme. Please view our Fees information page for more information and assistance.
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]
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.
QQI Award Fee
Please note that a QQI Award Fee applies in the final year of all QQI courses. To find the relevant fee for your course level, please see the Fees page.
If you are a graduate of the MSc in International Business from Griffith College, it is possible to retain this qualification as well as receive an MBA in International Business award on successful completion from Griffith College.
What is the process?
If you are a graduate of Griffith College, it is necessary to reapply formally through the Griffith College website. However, you will only have to submit the documentation that is mentioned in our Experiential Learning Report.
What documents do I need for the application?
You will need the following documentation:
- Letter of Application
Stating your suitability to be an MBA candidate.
A brief outline of your current role and where you feel the MBA will bring your career.
A short profile on your current organisation and the sector in which it operates. If naming your organisation, you will need written permission from said organisation.
- Curriculum Vitae
As up-to-date and detailed as possible
- Work Reference
From current employer (or if not applicable, prior employer)
- Experiential Learning Report Proposal
This proposal requires applicants to reflect on and discuss their personal development as a manager. Please refer to the Experiential Learning Report.
How many additional credits will I receive?
You shall receive an additional 30 ECTS credits.
How much will it cost?
Please get in touch with [email protected]
Can I study fully remotely from outside of Ireland?
Yes, this can be done fully remotely from outside of Ireland if the candidate is overseas.
How long will it take to complete?
Griffith College allows full flexibility to learners to complete this pathway over 3 or 6 months.
Through the MSc in International Business Management 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:
- International Accountant
- Customs Compliance Specialist
- International Economist
- Management Analyst
- International Banking
- Business Development Executive
- International Marketing Director
- International Sales Assistant
- Business Analyst
- Product Manager