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International Business & Financial Markets (Diploma)
This course will provide you with comprehensive knowledge and skills in a range of multidisciplinary business subjects. You will gain expertise in the principles and practices of marketing, management, financial markets and economics in preparation for a career in international business. You will also gain language skills in a choice of European languages, Chinese or Russian.
Through participation in the course, you will develop the skills to be become business leaders in national and international markets.
Applications and Selections
Applications will open in April for 2017.
Applications are made online via (check list for all supporting documentation* required). Please contact the Course 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.
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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.
The Diploma course 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:
Applicants should note that IT skills are not a prerequisite for entry to the course.
1 year, part-time
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Diploma in International Business & Financial Markets, NUI Galway
The Diploma in International Business & Financial Markets is divided over two semesters. You will study two business modules per semester worth 5 credits each and a year-long language module (10 credits) in their chosen area. You will 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 you will receive easy-to-follow course materials and attend monthly seminars on a Friday or Saturday (approximately four times per term). You 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)
- Management Skills
- Electronic Commerce
- Ireland in the Global Economy
- Financial Markets Project
- Innovation & Entrepreneurship
- Business Chinese
- Business French
- Business Spanish
- Business Russian
Students with prior learning in Spanish or French will have the option of taking either of these languages at intermediate level.
Further EducationThe course may provide an opportunity for students to progress to further business qualifications at Masters level.
Why Choose This Course?
Who’s Suited to This Course
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.
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Fees: Student levy
Fees: Non EU
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JE Cairnes School of Business and Economics
Tel: 091 494323