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Postgraduate Diploma in International Business and Law

Postgraduate Diploma in International Business and Law

Overview

This flexible Diploma Course offers a global insight into business management and law

 The Postgraduate Diploma in International Business develops the students' functional skills in a range of component business disciplines in a dynamic learning environment, giving them the option of a further study path and progression onto the MSc award.

Why Study Business & Law at Griffith College

Our Postgraduate Diploma in International Business programme is available on both a full and part-time basis over 2-4 semesters. The course is specially designed to prepare graduates for the world of international business by providing an educational experience which is strongly vocational, academically rigorous and intellectually challenging, providing a key stepping stone to a career in international business management.

  • Students will develop the skills and knowledge necessary for further study in International Business.
  • Students will learn through an interactive teaching style that encourages significant contributions and presentations in class in order to promote the exchange of ideas and build confidence.
  • Students will have the opportunity to display their managerial ability and the application of skills and knowledge in the workplace through the completion of individual management competency reports.
  • flexible study model gives students the option of either full-time or part-time study with class size, structure and assessment tailored to each individual module.
  • Students will have the option to further their studies with progression onto our MSc in International Business

Intake Dates

Our intake for this course commences September 2020.

 

What our students say

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The diversification of behaviours, thoughts, beliefs, expectations and knowledge enable us as students to enhance our learning during any activity inside the campus. The possibility of sharing experiences all the time and increasing our professional network is just brilliant.

Nathalya Musa
MSc in International Business 2014
Course details
Stage 1
Corporate Governance

The primary objective of this module is to impart a critical understanding of the structure, objectives and mechanisms of corporate governance, and the legal and other issues affecting systems by which corporations are directed and controlled. 

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International Commercial Law

Typical international commercial transactions involve numerous contracts over national boundaries. The objective of the module is to make participants familiar with the key contracts and institutions in international commerce. Learners examine private international law (conflict of laws) issues, international contract terms (INCOTERMS), and the Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) and UNIDROIT principles as they apply to international contracts. Attention is paid to the role of the WTO as it is considered one of the most important developments in the history of international trade law. GATT is another significant area upon which there is significant focus.  

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Managerial Finance

The aim of this module is for the learner to develop a practical understanding of the role and goals of financial accounting, management accounting and financial management and be able to apply them to business situations. Within the delivery of the module, the lecturer will provide learners with the analytical tools necessary for determining the financial implications of business activities and decisions in an entrepreneurial context. Learners develop skills in the use of a variety of accounting techniques, with particular emphasis on the interpretation of, and use of accounting information for decisionmaking within the organisational context.

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International Strategy

This module introduces and develops the concepts, perspectives and tools associated with the discipline of strategy formulation and development. It provides conceptual understanding and places the concepts and tools 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.  

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Stage 2
Research Methods

Within this module, learners will develop an understanding of the nature, purpose and value of business and commercial research. The learner will be guided on how to conduct a critical literature review using best practice in developing a critical approach. Through the module, workshops will be provided covering the various primary data techniques. Learners develop a knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods and understand how these can be usefully employed in carrying out a research dissertation. Learners can make a strong argument and defend their work in a professional manner. Learners are equipped with a well-developed research proposal which will direct their dissertation research. 

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Professional Services Management

This module aims to introduce and improve learners’ knowledge and understanding of human resource management within the context of a professional services firm (PSF). Within this module, important aspects of people management are assessed, from understanding the theoretical principles underpinning HR practice, to critically analysing concepts, approaches, frameworks and practice models in HRM. From a business development and strategy perspective, the impact of globalisation and technological developments in the field of professional services are also explored. Overall, the emphasis in this module is on exploring the particular characteristics of management of employees and other resources in PSFs.  

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Electives
Entrepreneurial Innovation

This module aims to provide learners with an understanding of the nature of enterprise and entrepreneurship and introduces the role of the entrepreneur, innovation and technology in the entrepreneurial process. 

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International Tax Law

This module focuses on an analysis of principal features of the international tax law system, from the perspective of Irish and EU law. The module looks generally at the main theories, concepts and principles of international tax law and then more particularly at the main substantive areas of the subject such as public international law and taxation, the OECD Model Income Tax Convention and EU law as it affects member states’ tax systems. 

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International Commercial Arbitration

This module provides a broad overview of the legal and practical aspects underpinning International Commercial Arbitration. The objective of any arbitration is to resolve a dispute. To facilitate resolution, all unnecessary obstacles need to be removed. In the context of international disputes there can be many obstacles, such as language barriers, different jurisdictions, different legal principles etc. To alleviate these difficulties a number of international instruments have been enacted throughout the years culminating in the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Model Law in 1985. 

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EU Internal Market and Competition Law

The objectives of this module are twofold. Firstly, it seeks to develop within the learner an in-depth understanding of the economic and political basis for the internal market of the European Union and the laws that ensure its operation. Secondly, it requires the learner to critically analyse the European Union’s policies in the sphere of competition law. The module will address a number of current legal issues in the development of the Internal Market, such as the future of the Eurozone, the position of Public Services and the impact of the developing jurisprudence on Citizenship. The learner is encouraged to critically assess the basis for competition law within the EU and engage with academic commentary and court decisions to determine whether the overall policy goals are being met.

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International Privacy and Data Protection Law

We are living with an ever-increasing societal and commercial dependence on technology. This brings with it many advantages but also disadvantages. One such disadvantage relates to the issue of data protection of natural persons. This was at the forefront of the European Commission when it proposed the need to update the European Union’s (“EU”) approach to data protection. The growth in technology, development of cloud-based  solutions, the  international  use of technology products and the fact that there were vast differences amongst member states in implementing the EU Data Protection Directive of 1995 (“1995 Directive”) highlighted why the 1995 Directive was quickly becoming out of date.

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International Intellectual Property Law

This module provides a detailed overview of the principles regarding the key aspects of intellectual property law: international copyright, patents, design rights, trademark and passing off, and misappropriation of personality and publicity and privacy rights. Case law illustrating the application of these principles along with international treaties dealing with intellectual property is addressed. The module seeks to enhance the learner’s ability to apply theoretical aspects of the jurisprudence to real life situations through the use of case studies. 

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International Financial Services Law

At a time of emergence from crisis on the global markets, this module seeks to enable learners to address the major regulatory and contractual aspects of financial services law. The module deals with the institutional structures created to protect international financial transactions. There is a particular focus on the impact that European Union legislation is having on the area, with a number of the key regulations being examined in detail. There is also a strong emphasis on the 2008 financial crisis and the impact that it has had on the financial services industry. The module is suitable for those seeking to work in law firms that have international financial services as a significant part of their workload, but also for those who hope to work directly in the financial services sector. 

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How to Apply

Entry Requirements

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

How to Apply

Applicants can Apply Online Directly

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.

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.

Fees

For purposes of fee calculation, residence is counted from time of application.

Tuition Fees
Irish/EU, living in Ireland

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 below. The fees below relate to Year 1 fees only.

Study Mode: Full-Time

Dublin 

EUR 7,150.00

Study Mode: Part-Time

Dublin

EUR 7,150.00

Irish/EU, living abroad

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 below.

Study Mode: Full-Time

Dublin 

EUR 9,000.00

International

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 below.

Non-EU students: a Medical Insurance, Student Services and Administration fee of EUR300 is payable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below.

Study Mode: Full-Time

Dublin 

Non-EU living in Ireland or abroad: Please refer to our Non-EU Tuition Fees section.

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.

Sponsorship

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.

Progression

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 Postgraduate Diploma in International Business 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:

  • Business Development Specialist
  • HR Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Product Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Global Brand Advertising Manager
  • Management Analyst
  • International Accountant
  • Global Economist
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