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International Business (MSc)

  • Course Code


  • Field of Study


  • Type of Course:

    Masters Degree

  • Type of Qualification:


  • Type of Study:

    Full time

  • Application Closing Date:

    30th May 2017

Full-time course duration:

1 Year

Admission Requirements:

  1. A H2.1 in an Honours Degree in a non-cognate area. All areas where the specialism is not business, Marketing, Accounting/Finance or Business Information Systems  will be considered
  2. A Personal Statement must be provided by the applicant.
  3. An interview may be held with certain candidates.
  4. An IELTS of 6.5 (or equivalent) will be requested of non-EU students where deemed appropriate by the Head of Department.

Course summary

Non-Business Graduates: This programme is geared at providing non-business graduates with the skills required to develop and promote products and services in an international environment while furthering their business skills and knowledge. Students build upon their own discipline (science, engineering, computing etc.) to develop solid understanding of Business Development, Internationalisation and Innovation in an interesting educational environment. Students will expand their business knowledge and skills through simulation, guest speakers, and an international trip. Students will also undertake an industry consultancy project which will prepare them for opportunities in the workplace. The programme is an excellent opportunity for students who want to complement their degree with business skills.


Marketing and International Business

Course Fee

EU Students €5,500

Full-Time Non EU Students: please email .
For information on visa requirements, please visit 


The MSc in International Business is aimed at graduates who wish to build on their previous
non-business related degree and want to develop their skills for career advancement. It is open to graduates from non-business programmes who want to expand their horizon when it comes to their career. The programme should also appeal to those interested in increasing their business acumen with a view to capitalising on their existing skills sets.

Key Features

  • Field Trip
    The international Business Field Trip is an opportunity for immersion in non-Irish culture which serves to enhance and deepen the learning experience for students involved. The five day field trip will entail preparation work, learner activity while on the trip and subsequent submissions following the trip. The trip focuses on the skills required to develop business opportunities in new markets.
  • Seminar Series
    The Seminar Series module allows students the opportunity to draw upon their learning throughout the programme and to synthesise that in the context of some direct exposure to industry leaders. Speakers, drawn from the private, public and voluntary sectors will be invited to speak on a weekly basis and to explore concepts relating to leadership, growth, change, people management, the macro environment, and personal & professional development.

    Students will attend these sessions and develop their knowledge of the topics being discussed and coupled that with insight into their own understanding of the business environment.
  • Applied Business Project
    The Applied Business Project is a capstone module which brings together the learning from the programme which is applied to a business-set project. Students will undertake a significant piece of work tackling a project for a linked company on a consultancy basis. The project will help to develop analysis and research skills but also further a student’s understanding of the international environment.

Course Delivery

Full-Time: 1 Year (3 Semesters)
No of weeks per semester: 13
Which days: Monday to Friday

No of timetabled hours per week:
Semester 1 (12 Hours)
Semester 2 (12 Hours)
Semester 3 (Mainly Independent Learning). Some weeks will contain extra sessions to support independent learning


CIT has developed a website which gives full details of all modules for all courses. The website also has information on recommended textbooks, average weekly workload, assessments and exams.

Please click here for detailed module information


  • Course commences 15th September 2017.
  • Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €550 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee.
  • Please attach and upload any documents such as transcripts, CV, other details relevant to the application.


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