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International Business & Financial Markets (Diploma)
Diploma in International Business & Financial Markets (with a language)
College of Business, Public Policy, & Law
School of Business & Economics
This programme provides students with comprehensive knowledge and skills in a range of multidisciplinary business subjects. Students will gain expertise in the principles and practices of marketing, management, financial markets and economics in preparation for a career in international business. Students will gain language skills in a choice of European languages, Chinese or Russian. Through their participation in the programme, students will develop the skills to be become business leaders in national and international markets.
This is an ideal programme for students who wish to:
- Gain a critical understanding of a number of business functions in international markets;
- Understand the influence of international markets on business and management in today’s global economy;
- Develop analytical skills in relation to international finance and the essential technical skills used in applied financial analysis;
- Develop basic language skills in a chosen area of interest;
- Develop key transferable skills of critical thinking, problem-solving, decision-making and communications skills;
- Improve their employability opportunities by re-skilling in the area of international business with a language;
The Diploma programme is open to diploma and degree holders of all disciplines, from a University or other recognized third level educational institution. Applicants should hold a NQAI level 7 qualification (minimum), or equivalent.
Entry requirements and other information for international students are set out at: http://www.nuigalway.ie/international-students/why-nuigalway.html
Applicants should note that IT skills are not a prerequisite for entry to the programme.
1 year, part-time
Next start date: Please contact the Programme Co-ordinator
ECTS weighting: 30
Awards: Diploma in International Business & Financial Markets, NUI Galway
Closing date: Please contact the Programme Co-ordinator
NFQ level: 8
The Diploma in International Business & Financial Markets is divided over two semesters. Students will study two business modules per semester worth 5 credits each and a year-long language module (10 credits) in their chosen area. Students attend language classes on a weekly basis throughout the academic year while the business modules will be taught via blended learning.
Using the blended learning mode students receive easy to follow course materials and attend monthly seminars on a Friday or Saturday (approximately four times per term). Students will also have access to the online learning system which supports students in between face-to-face classes where they can engage with the module tutor and fellow students in the virtual learning environment.
Students choose four business modules and one language:
Business modules (modules may require a minimum enrolment number)
International Financial Markets (compulsory)
Ireland in the Global Economy
Financial Markets Project
Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Students also have a choice of one of the following language options:
Students with prior learning in Spanish or French will have the option of taking either of these languages at intermediate level.
Applications and selections
Applications are made online via (check list for all supporting documentation required). Please contact the Programme Coordinator for further information.
- Supporting documents include form of ID (birth cert/passport/drivers licence) and transcript of degree results obtained)
First round offers will be made in early August. If all places are not filled in the first round, applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed up to mid-August.
Requirements and assessment
Modules are assessed by a combination of written assignments during the semester and a formal examination at the end of each semester.
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The Diploma in International Business & Financial Markets is aimed at students who wish to develop their careers in today’s global business environment. Students will be equipped to take up management, organisational development and team leader roles in a range of organisations and functions such as administration, accounts, ICT, research and development, operations, etc. Graduates will be employable in Irish companies wishing to trade internationally and in multinational organisations based in Ireland and abroad.
The programme may provide an opportunity for students to progress to further business qualifications at masters level.