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M.Sc. in International Business

Dublin - IRELAND

Field(s) of study: International Management, International Trade
Cost of pre-eligibility application: 
  • Via Mastersbooking: 0 €
  • Via the regular school procedure: 45 €
Course cost: 8 900 €
Possible funding options: 
  • Government grants
  • Payment by my company

Next admission round: 

Next recruitment session:

Available slots: 

Available spots: 30
Places available per academic year: 30

Program Language

  • English

Course length: 

  • 1 year (12 months)

Start of the program: 


Level of entry: 

A Level+4 years

It is a one year full-time program for those who are interested in International business and would like to study with an international diverse mix of business graduates.

Part 1

The first semester, is classroom based and runs from September to the end of December. It introduces participants to a range of subjects in the area of International Business-

  • International Strategic Management
  • International Organisational Behaviour and HRM
  • International Marketing
  • International Operations Management and Information Systems
  • International Regulatory Environment
  • International Finance and Economics

Part 2

The first half of the second semester is an eclectic range of multi-disciplinary seminars, delivered by a range of visiting academics and practitioners, as well as DIT's faculty members, each seminar dealing with a topic at the cutting edge of the discipline of International Business. This series is organised into four themes and runs from early January to late February. Usually it also assists students in finding a research topic for their dissertation.

Part 3

A unique feature of this programme provides students with the opportunity to undertake a group-based consulting project in an international context for real-world clients. Teams are assigned to projects in February. Early in March they prepare a work plan in consultation with their client and undertake background research and analysis. In early April teams spend around 1 week on assignment in an international business school before returning to DIT to complete the project.

Part 4

The capstone of this programmer is the dissertation, which involves independent learning in the completion of a research task (submitted during early September), under the guidance of a supervisor.

Qualifications/expertise after completing the program

  • The target audience for this pre-experience and postgraduate qualification is primarily graduate students who wish to build on their existing learning and have an aspiration to reach a senior management position in an international business.
  • Graduates of the course are likely to be attracted into a diverse range of International Business environments, including international markets management, international management, international marketing, international operations management, enterprise management, general management, cross cultural management, managing subsidiaries, cross cultural product and brand management and international finance and economics roles.
  • There is also a range of opportunities in the public sector; analytical and promotional roles would be available to the participants in enterprise/industrial agencies and in the educational sector. The career path chosen by the participant will depend on the graduate's background and the topic chosen for the dissertation.

Entry requirements

  • An Honours Bachelor Degree in Business (2.1 or higher) or equivalent
  • Any places that may then be remaining will be alloted to suitable applicants with an Honours Degree in Business, overall 2.2 grade Equivalent professional qualification (e.g. ACCA, CIMA) will also be considered.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English should also note that the minimum English language proficiency requirement for this course is IELTS 6.5 or an equivalent grade achieved in another Institute recognised certificate.

Admission criteria: 

  • Applications will be assessed based on your academic grades
  • May also take into account your work/life experience. 
  • Applicants may also be required to attend for interview for specific programmes.