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Higher Diploma in International Business (LIMERICK)

Status: Closed




1 Year


Marketing, Enterprise & Digital Communications

Start Date


Course Type

Flexible & Professional



This part-time programme is aimed at non-business graduates who are looking to advance their careers by achieving a qualification in International Business. This programme will cover the key principles of International Business and is structured to maximise student learning through facilitating students to consider the implementation of such concepts and principles in a work environment. For Irish firms to survive and prosper in an increasingly turbulent and competitive international environment, an additional range of skills and expertise will need to be further developed by business owners, managers and their staff alike.

On completion, the student will achieve the following:

  • Devise foreign market entry strategies for firms looking to expand their operations outside of Ireland
  • Apply knowledge of international trade patterns in manufacturing and services to identify locations for doing business globally
  • Conduct comparative analyses of foreign markets
  • Advise on how to do business in and with the UK post-Brexit and the EU
  • Use management skills to develop an internationalisation strategy

Business permeates through every industry sector and to progress in any organisation will demand graduates to have not only skills in their relevant fields but also the business skills to operate in a commercial business environment. This programme covers the key principles of business, management but with a strong emphasis on the international aspects of operating a business.

What are the entry requirements?

An honours degree (level 8) in a non-business or a non-cognate discipline or approved equivalent qualification. Priority of entry will be given to applicants with a higher classification of award.


Special Case Registration:  Prospective participants who do not meet the entry requirements for the programme detailed above, but who may qualify for admission by meeting certain other equivalent criteria, should apply to the Department of Flexible Learning Office for consideration.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE: Applicants who do not have English as their first language must ensure they satisfy English Language requirements. For entry to undergraduate courses, a minimum score of 5.5 in an IELTS exam is required. For postgraduate courses, a minimum of 6.0 is required. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their English proficiency meets these requirements.

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What modules will I study?

  • Global Business Management: Devise Foreign market entry strategies.

  • International Trade and Customs: Learners will learn how international trade and customs works and practical skills.

  • The World Economy: Learners will examine the overarcing issue in the world economy and world trade.

  • Doing Business in the UK : Learners will examine and devise strategies of how to do business in the UK.

  • Human Resource Management: Learners will examine core issue around HRM in international businesses.

  • International Marketing: Learners will learn how to develop international marketing plans.

  • New Venture Planning: Learners will learn how to generate new idea and plan for a new international venture.

Are there opportunities for further study?

Master of Business in Marketing & Management Strategy. Please click here for further information.

More Information


This programme will be delivered 2 evenings per week.

Online every Monday 6.30-9.30pm & on campus every Wednesday 6.30pm - 9.30pm. 

The programme will run from September to end of  August. On campus classes will run as follows:

Limerick: Wednesday evenings from 6.30pm to 9.30pm

Clonmel: Thursday evenings from 6.30pm to 9.30pm

What will the time commitment be?

Each 5 credits will normally equate to approximately 100 Total Learning Hours. Total Learning Hours includes the time you spend in class (lectures, tutorials, practical elements) and the time you spend completing work outside of college.  The balance between these two varies by discipline, and by level of study. You should bear in mind that the workload will increase at particular times e.g. when assignments are due.


Learners are assessed by means of assignments across all modules. In completing these assignments learners will be expected to apply theoretical concepts to their own individual workplace. All employer information obtained by the learner to complete assignments will be treated confidentially. There will also be a number of in-house exams (TBC). These will take place during the day, Monday-Friday and will be confirmed closer to exam time.


Higher Diploma in Business in International Business (Level 8, 60 Credits)

Application Deadline


For queries relating to the course content

Contact: LIT Moylish, Tel:061 293055


For academic queries

Contact: James Griffin & Gillian Dooley

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The total fee is €5,500. This programme was Springboard funded in 2019. Participants in employment received 90% funding and unemployed applicants received 100% funding.




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