BA (Hons) in International Business

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BA (Hons) in International Business

Waterford Institute of Technology
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  • 240
  • Campus
  • Bachelor
  • 4 years


An important part of success in international business is an ability to interact effectively with people from other cultures and societies.  The BA (Hons) International Business is a four-year programme that prepares students to live and work in an international and multicultural environment.  The course provides a broad business education as well as building the knowledge, skills and sensitivities to effectively work in our multicultural world.

The third year of the Programme involves a mandatory International Placement.  Every student will spend one year on placement, living in foreign country.  While abroad, the student will generally study at one of School of Business' Partner Institutes, however, the student may also complete an international work placement.  The School has Partner Institutes around Europe, as well as in the USA and Canada, and even as far away as China and India.  The International Placement is one of the core learning opportunities on the Programme, and for most students it is the highlight of the Programme.  

Admission Requirements

2 subjects: H5
4 subjects: O6/H7
English or Irish: O6/H7
Mathematics: O6/H7

Courses Units

You need to complete 240 credit hours to successfully obtain this degree. Please check detail of study units at

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  • The student group is multicultural, making the classroom a living cultural experience for students.

  • Students have a “once in a life time” opportunity to live in a foreign country as part of their college education.

  • Students may apply to complete a double degree as part of the Programme. 

  • There is a relatively small class group, giving students a more personal college experience.

  • Depending on the student’s background, there are several languages options available, although studying a language is not mandatory.

  • Those students whose first language is not English may take English as a subject throughout the course.

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