Bachelor of Business in International Business L8

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Enrolling now - course starting on 19th September 2017 for Employed and with Springboard+ Funding for Jobseekers (T&C Apply).  Schedule every Monday & Wednesday from 1.00 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.

The Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business is a one-year Level 8 Qualification awarded by Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI).    Work experience is a core part of this Level 8 Degree programme and learners will have the opportunity to work in a business setting applying their skills and abilities to support the work of the business.

The Bachelor of Business (Hons) has an international focus where learners will be exposed to key knowledge and skills that will be essential for enterprises that trade internationally.

Graduates will have a range of international business know-how, the cultural awareness capability and the talent to support exporting companies. The programme will provide an integrated view of business situations and will give graduates a deep knowledge and understanding of the theoretical frameworks and practical techniques of business and management. It will enhance self-awareness and transferable, intellectual and employability skills to gain employment at the appropriate level in an organisation.

HOW TO APPLY:   Application is made directly to Dorset College by filling in the Application Form.  

For More Information: Please contact  (01 8611127 or  01 8611111)

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The requirement for entry are:

Applicants must have a Level 7 Qualification in Business or equivalent.
Mature learners who are over 23 years of age on January 1st 2014 may be deemed eligible to take the course depending on their work experience, general education standard, motivation and commitment to the course.

How to Apply
Application is made directly to Dorset College by filling in the Application Form  or for eligible Jobseekers.

For More Information: Please contact  (01 8611127 or  01 8611111)

Why Study the Bachelor of Business in International Business?
The course will provide you with an opportunity to take part in a structured educational programme that can eventually lead to employment or further study.  It will prepare the learner with the knowledge and competencies required to work at entry and middle management ranks of business and management within the various industrial, commercial and service settings. It will enhance your employability skills so that you will be able to develop, lead and sustain organisations on a national and international basis.

What Modules will you Study?
Learners will study seven mandatory modules and 2 elective modules.

How is the Programme Assessed?
A range of assessment methods will be used including individual and group projects, presentations, poster displays, reflective journals, practical exercises and examinations.

Work experience is a core part of the degree course and learners will have the opportunity to work in a business setting applying their skills and abilities to support the work of the business. QQI Quality and Qualifications Ireland

The Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business Level 8 
Awarded by: Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI ).

Career Opportunities
Upon successful completion of this programme, graduates will have the skills, knowledge and competencies required to work in a business environment with specific knowledge and skills pertaining to international business, business research, strategic and marketing management. Industry feedback has been very positive. Typical of the comments from employers who were consulted during the development of the programme include:

“Excellent and holistic programme. Covers in detail the rapidly changing environments in international business, economics and politics and I feel that a graduate from this programme will be well equipped to deal with the challenges and opportunities that arise in these areas”.  and
The global context is becoming increasingly relevant to how businesses evolve and respond to new opportunities. This programme embraces a new set of values particularly relevant to issues of globalisation, transparency, and digital futures"

The following job roles would be ideal for graduates from this programme:  

Marketing Strategist Project Manager Junior Executive
Business Advisor Resource Manager Supply Chain Manager
Marketing Executive Change Analyst Social Media & Marketing Specialist

 Academic Progression
On successful completion of the Bachelor (Honours) of Business in International Business graduates may progress to suitable Level 9 (Masters) programme.   See: NFQ

For More Information: Please contact (01 8611127 or  01 8611111)

Anne O’Mahony
We are delighted to welcome Anne O’Mahony to the lecturing team at Dorset College.

Anne joined the lecturing team in Dorset College specifically to bring industry focus to the Level 8 International Business Degree programme.   She holds a first class Honours Business Degree and this, combined with her management and training and development experience, enables her to bring a wealth of industry knowledge to the business module. Her approach to lectures is to bring ‘real-world’ business experience to the class, encouraging students to combine elements of the additional business-related modules to enhance the overall learning experience.

With over 25 years of experience in multinational business, Anne has worked at senior management level in the following areas, Key Account Management, Sales Management,  Customer Marketing, Marketing and Sponsorships.  Her responsibilities have also included strategy development, project management, team performance management and relationship management.  She has also worked as a consultant for leading FMCG and Digital Media companies.  

Anne lectures in the following modules, Sales Management, Marketing, Business Management and Organisational Behaviour. 

Paddy Coleman MBA                                                        
Paddy holds a first class Honours Higher Business Management and Administration Degree from Dundalk Institute of Technology in 2013 and graduated with distinction from Trinity College Dublin with a Master’s In Business Administration in 2015 where he conducted strategic reviews and delivered key insights and areas for development of a key department of an Irish Multi National and also a leading Cooking School in Dublin.

Paddy has been a lecturer in the Business School of Dorset College since 2015.  He delivers modules in Financial Accounting, Economics, Applied Economics and Organisational Behaviour. He also delivers and coordinates the college’s cornerstone module in Enterprise Development for 3rd year students where students experience their own Dragoon’s Den by developing and presenting their business plans within a group environment.  Paddy also delivers the Leadership and Supervision module to students in the Nursing School.

He has many successful business development roles covering many different industries ranging from financial services, government departments, retail, hospitality, construction and utilities sector. Paddy also has extensive experience of managing his own business

Paddy combines his vast and extensive range in industry experience and high academic achievements to provide an insightful, practical and valuable learning experience to his students that will stay with them on their career path.

Sharon O’ Brien BA  MSc currently teaches Marketing, International Marketing, Global Business and Strategic Management on the Level 7 & Level 8 Bachelor of Business degree programmes.  Sharon has many years’ experience working in the private sector and following her degree at NUI Maynooth she has worked in HRM and business research.

Elaine Treacy is a lecturer in Human Resources, Communications and  Business Management, with a strong academic and teaching background ( 15 years teaching experience). She is graduated in Business and Marketing, a MA in Intercultural Studies ( DCU) and currently undertaking a professional diploma in Education studies.

In addition she holds industry experience and expertise with international students; fostering, developing and motivating critical skills she offers students the opportunity for personal and professional growth.

Rizwan Ahmed holds a Master of Business Administration from University of Karachi, Pakistan; and Bachelor of Business (Hons.) in International Business from Dorset College Dublin; and a Bachelor of Commerce from University of Karachi, Pakistan. He is currently working on a Master's in Business and Management at UCD.

Rizwan has over 22 years of mid-senior level management experience at various large and mid-sized organisations operating globally; and has supervised projects such as cross-border feasibility studies; Privatisation studies; procurement and tendering; Aviation ancillary services; Risk advisory; International Business Operations; and Hospitality services. He has conducted privatisation studies at large state organisations in Pakistan.

Rizwan lectures at our Diploma and Degree programmes in the faculty of Business and Accounting; delivering modules of Business Management, Operations Management; Global Operations and Supply Chain Management; and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification.

Course Details

Bachelor of Business in International Business L8 [Full-Time]

Start Dates: Monday, Wednesday from 9/19/17 to 5/15/18
Funding: 100% Springboard Funding for Jobseekers (T&C apply) Book through

Duration 1 Academic Year
Price €4,000.00
Non EU Cost €8,500.00
Comments Springboard+ Free to Unemployed persons (T&C Apply)

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