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Certificate in International Business

Programme Purpose

The Certificate International Business (Level 6, 30 ECTS) programme has been designed to provide learners with a range of practical skills that complement theoretical knowledge in the subject area of international business. The curriculum also aims to provide learners with the communication skills necessary to operate effectively and gain future employment in an industry of their choice. Strong emphasis is placed on the acquisition of interpersonal skills necessary to deal effectively with customers and colleagues. The Certificate International Business programme offers a specialised core academic curriculum in five mandatory modules including the International Economy, Introduction to Business Finance, International Management Practice, Marketing Communication and Campaigns, Enterprise and Innovation along with four elective options including Event Planning and Operations and Digital Content & Media Tools, Irish Society and Economics, Chinese for Beginners and Spanish for Beginners. Students will choose one (of five) 5 ECTS elective modules. The mandatory modules are structured according to the five pillars: Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing and Enterprise. For example, the Economics pillar (The International Economy module) will enable learners to see economics in action and the decision-making tools open to stakeholders, governments, industries and organisations. The Finance pillar (Introduction to Business Finance module) provides a good grounding in organising and planning the means to conduct business, manufacture goods, provide services, or make investments and take loans. The Marketing pillar (Marketing Communication & Campaigns module) focuses on analysing current product/service performances and climates and making projections and speculations. The Enterprise pillar (Enterprise & Innovation module) provides learners with the knowledge on intrapreneurship or entrepreneurship that are dynamic elements for enterprises harnessing the marketing knowledge, financial instruments and managerial concepts. These interdisciplinary modules explore key social, historical, cultural, political and economic forces that have shaped Ireland and its place in the world. An elective module Digital Content & Media Tools provides a grounding in content creation for business while Event Planning & Operations provides learners with the opportunity to gain knowledge, skills and competence in operating a business event. Language modules are also available at CEFRL A1 (Beginners) level are offered in Chinese for Beginners and Spanish for Beginners. This continues our commitment to retain a foreign-language option for learners.

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Centres offering Certificate in International Business

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Dublin Business School Exams Office, 13/14 Aungier Street,, Dublin 2 , D02 WC04. 01 417 7500