Two Degrees. Two Countries. Understanding our BA in Global Business
Are you interested in pursuing a career in business with an international dimension? Are you excited by the prospect of spending two years in a leading university abroad? Would you like the opportunity to study with a diverse group of students from all over the world? If so, our BA in Global Business is for you!
The BA in Global Business is a unique course, combining a broad understanding of international business with intercultural experience and work placements. As such, you will gain the necessary knowledge and skills to work in the challenging and diverse world of international business.
You will have the opportunity to:
- Experience business in a global context through studying and working in two countries with international students from the International Partnership of Business Schools.
- Gain two qualifications, awarded by DCU and another top international business school.
- Benefit from two work placements, one in Ireland and one abroad.
- Learn business knowledge while immersing yourself in two different social, cultural and political environments.
- Have the option of specialising in a specific area of business in your final year.
This degree is the only one of its type in Ireland and is a unique and exciting way to learn business. You will spend the first two years in DCU (including a work placement in Ireland) and the final two years in the relevant partner institution abroad, where you study through that country’s language and university system. You will also go on a work placement while abroad. At the end of your four years of study, you will graduate with two qualifications, one from DCU and one from the partner institution.
Business: The main emphasis is on business subjects. Over the four years, you will gain an understanding of the principles of business, especially international business. In your first two years, you will study subjects such as accounting, finance, economics and marketing. On transferring to the partner institution in Year Three, the focus on international business continues, and in Year Four, you have the opportunity to specialise in a variety of business areas.
Language and culture: For students on DC112, DC113 and DC114, the course includes the study of European political, cultural and social developments. These are combined with the study of French, German or Spanish, which will be your working language of the final two years of the course. Overseas students have the opportunity to learn another European language in Years One and Two, or Chinese.
Students on the USA studies link, study US history, politics and business practice, and also have the option to study a second language.
The course is offered in conjunction with our partners from the International Partnership of Business Schools.
France: Centre d’Études Supérieures Européenes de Management (CESEM) Reims Management School, France. Reims Management School, founded in 1928, is a state-recognised and fully accredited business school in the French higher education sector. It is one of France’s largest and best-known business schools, with 1,800 students on campus.
Germany: European School of Business, Reutlingen, Germany. The Fachhochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft, Reutlingen, is over 100 years old, has more than 3,000 students in 11 faculties and maintains relationships with numerous institutions in other countries. It has an excellent reputation for delivering rigorous programmes of education and for producing highly successful graduates.
Spain: ICADE at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid, Spain. ICADE is part of the faculty of business and enterprise at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas. It is one of Spain’s oldest and most highly regarded business schools.
USA: Northeastern University, Boston, USA. Northeastern University, Boston is one of the leading universities in the United States. It has been ranked number one among those US universities which offer work placements as part of their programme.
You will graduate with two qualifications, the BA in Global Business from DCU and one of the following:
- DESEM (Diplome d’Études Supérieures Européenes de Management) from Reims Management School (France).
- BSc in International Management from the European School of Business, Reutlingen (Germany).
- Graduado Superior en Ciencias Empresariales Internacionales from the Universidad Pontificia Comillas (Spain).
- BSc in International Business from Northeastern University (USA).
What will you study?
[accordion title=”Year 1″ load=”hide”]Economics | Accounting | Law | Business Maths | Digital Innovation | Marketing | Language and Culture of Chosen Country (France/Germany/Spain/USA)[/accordion]
[accordion title=”Year 2″ load=”hide”]Psychology in Organisations | Economic Policy |Finance | IT Skills | Marketing Research | Statistics | Language and Culture of Chosen Country (France/Germany/Spain/USA) | INTRA (work placement)
[accordion title=”Year 3 and 4″ load=”hide”]Students spend Years Three and Four in France, Germany, Spain or the USA. While there, you will have the opportunity to specialise in a variety of business areas.
Students have the option to return to DCU for Year Four. In the event of taking this option, only one qualification – the DCU degree – will be awarded.[/accordion]
Where will you go?
This degree is designed to develop graduates who will be future leaders in an increasingly international and diverse business environment. This course has at its core the opportunity to study in an overseas business school and to immerse yourself in international business, cultural and social practices. Graduates from this course are working around the world, from Brussels to Buenos Aires, specialising in a range of areas, including finance, marketing and human resource management.
BA in Global Business (France)
CAO CODE: DC112
MIN-POINTS 2014: 490
BA in Global Business (Germany)
CAO CODE: DC113
MIN-POINTS 2014: 475
BA in Global Business (Spain)
CAO CODE: DC114
MIN-POINTS 2014: 490
BA in Global Business (USA)
CAO CODE: DC116