The B.Bus. in International Business is a three year programme that prepares students to work in an international setting. The Programme provides an education in the essential disciplines of business with later specialist focus on the global business environment.
Throughout the course, students will develop skills in areas such as cultural communications, information technology, global marketing and problem solving. They also have the option to become proficient in a foreign language of their choice (French, Spanish or German).
In year three, students have the option of undertaking a placement abroad. This could include a semester studying at one of IT Tallaght’s partner institutes in Europe, North America, Australia, China, Malaysia and Vietnam or completing an international work placement.
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
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The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and are drawn to commerce, trade and making deals. Some pursue sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or in management roles in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.
Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their most productive under supervisors who give clear guidelines and while performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.
They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
Graduates from this Programme will pursue a wide variety of careers in sales and marketing, human resources, accounting and consulting in global industries such as transport and logistics, tourism, IT, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG’s), education and finance. Graduates will also work with indigenous small and medium-sized enterprises keen to grow their market overseas. In addition, graduates may choose to undertake further study to achieve a B.Bus (Honours) in International Business or in an associated discipline.