Global Business (USA)

DC116 | Undergraduate Degree

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  • Duration
    4 Years
  • Fees
  • Start date
    September 2019
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The BA in Global Business (USA) combines a broad understanding of international business with intercultural experience and work placements. This degree is unique in that you’ll have the chance to participate in two work placements and earn two business degrees in two countries.

In your four years, you’ll gain the necessary knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of the diverse worlds of global and local business.

You’ll spend your first two years in DCU (including a work placement in Ireland), and then your final two years in one of our US partner universities, Northeastern University (Boston) or University of San Diego, where you’ll study North American history, politics and business practice, and also have the option to study a second language. Northeastern University is one of the leading universities in the United States. It has been ranked number one among those US universities that offer work placements as part of their programme. The University of San Diego, located approximately two miles north of downtown San Diego on the west coast of the United States, is ranked the 53th Best Undergraduate Business Schools in the United States by Bloomberg Businessweek

You’ll graduate with two qualifications, one from DCU and one from the partner institution.

For Fees information, see our fees booklet.



This degree is the only one of its kind in Ireland. You’ll spend the first two years in DCU, including a work placement, and the final two years in the relevant partner institution abroad, where you study through that country’s language and university system, and do a second work placement.

In your first two years, you’ll gain an understanding of the principles of business by studying subjects such as accounting, finance, economics and marketing. You'll also study North American history, politics and business practice, and also have the option to study a second language. 

On transferring to the partner institution in Year Three, you will focus on international business and in Year Four, you have the opportunity to specialise in a variety of business areas.

You’ll graduate with two qualifications - the BA in Global Business from DCU, and a BSc in International Business from Northeastern University or University of San Diego (USA).

Click here  to view details on our unique enterprise & development programme which you will experience in your final year.


This degree is designed to develop future leaders in an increasingly international and diverse business environment.

Graduates from this course work around the world in:

  • Banking
  • European Affairs
  • European Law
  • European Regulation
  • Finance
  • International affairs
  • International Marketing Management


Please see the DCU Online Prospectus for entry requirements.









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