Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business

Type of Course
NFQ Level
Start Date



Course Duration

1 Year

Course Fees
€5200.00 (EU)
Course Fees
€7450.00 (NON-EU)

How to Apply

Apply Online
Apply through the CAO System
International Student Apply Directly
Applications Processed by Admissions

Is for individuals who are…

Interested in global business and management and want an internationally recognised qualification and a great career. This course will enhance your employability skills and enable you to build a successful professional career with organisations that trade internationally.

SPRINGBOARD FUNDING - Course starting in September 2020 for Employed with Springboard and Funding for Jobseekers (T&C Apply).

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Looking for…

A challenging business programme that will give you a global focus and expose you to key ideas and new thinking that is essential for enterprises that trade internationally.

To Become...

A Marketing Manager
A Project Manager
A Marketing Executive
A Business Advisor
A Supply Chain Manager
A Social Media Specialist
A Strategic Analyst
A Financial Analyst

Build Your Path To Success

01. International Business Award

Obtain the QQI internationally recognised business degree that will set you on your way to a successful business career or progress to a master’s degree.

02. Great Career

Maximise your career potential as you grow in confidence learning about international business in a student-centered learning environment.

03. Excellent Lecturing Team

Learn from friendly and highly qualified industry-experienced academic staff and expert guest lecturers.

04. Student Experience

Be part of a culturally diverse group of learners from all over the world while unlocking your learning potential with a diverse student community, and fun social programmes.

Programme Details

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have a level 7 qualification in business or equivalent.

Mature learners who are over 23 years of age may be deemed eligible to take the course depending on their work experience, general education standard, motivation and commitment to the course.

Indicative Delivery Schedule

Start Week: 14/09/20

Easter Break: Bank Holiday on Friday the 4th, Happy Easter

End Date: 09/05/21

Full-time classes will be scheduled over a maximum of 3-4 days per week depending on electives from 9.00 to 17.00. 

Part-time classes will be held on a Tuesday and Thursday evening each week from 18.10 to 21.30 and every second Saturday 09.00 to 15.30 over two semesters.

Work Experience

Work experience (Work Based Learning) is an elective module in Semester 2. Learners taking the module must complete a minimum of 100 hours work experience in a company setting. (subject to demand)

What Students Say

Alun Donnelly

Alun Donnelly

Successfully completing the Bachelor of Business as a mature student was one of the most satisfying experiences of my life. It gave me the confidence and the ability to, not only, find the role I have always desired, but to excel in the role and make a success of it. I found the course both satisfying and stimulating due to the fantastic lecturers who were never afraid to challenge you and were always supportive throughout the journey. I, very much, value my degree and feel proud to have achieved it.

Amy Mullen

Amy Mullen

My primary reason for choosing this course at Dorset College was very much due to the course content, and how well it focused on globalisation and its impacts on business. The dedication of the tutors, the diverse student backgrounds, and the class participation involved made for a winning mix. I wholeheartedly recommend this course. I now possess a much improved insight and understanding of international markets, and I am excited to get involved and develop market-based growth strategies for international organisations.

Angela Adrian

Angela Adrian

The Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business is a very diverse course with topics essential for doing international business. As I am working for a company operating in three different markets, my study is of great benefit to me and the company. In college, we are provided with a lot of information and very motivated and entertaining lecturers.

Claus Kazmaier

Claus Kazmaier

I loved every minute of my time at Dorset, the atmosphere was always friendly and welcoming, the course is interesting, and lecturers are approachable, passionate and knowledgeable. My studies at Dorset laid the foundation for the Master degree. I would not hesitate to do this course again.

Lecturer Profiles

Elaine Treacy

Elaine Treacy


Anne O’Mahony

Anne O'Mahony


Matt Murray

Matt Murray



Rizwan Ahmed


Sharon O’ Brien

Sharon O’ Brien


Aongus Buckley

Aongus Buckley


Programme Fees


Additional Information

All Non-EU Degree Full-time Students will need private medical insurance and financial statement for immigration purposes. Exam fees are included in the course price.

Application Process

Springboard+ is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020.”    

HOW TO APPLY - Please apply for this course by completing the application form via the Springboard portal -  

For further details contact: Cathal Kearney at


European Funded - Springboard