BA in International Business


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Program Description


IAU, 4 Year Degree

The four-year programme is awarded under the institution’s American accreditation with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

The degree consists of general education modules in year one. In years two, three and four the degree focuses on international business. Like all of the institution’s degrees, there is a strong emphasis on a mix of theory, practice and work experience. Lectures are interactive environments where students are encouraged to exchange ideas and opinions. There is a strong emphasis on developing the student’s personal skills such as public speaking and debating. This is supported by the culturally diverse learning environment at the institution with a student body drawn from over thirty countries. On completion of the fourth year, students gain invaluable work experience by undertaking an eight-week internship in a multinational firm.

Students have a wide range of opportunities open to them when they complete their degree. Graduates can enter the college’s Master of Business in International Business or the MBA in International Business or alternatively enter master’s, doctoral or professional studies in other institutions.

Graduates have been successful in diverse areas such as accountancy, advertising, banking, finance, human resource management, ICT, insurance, lecturing, public relations, and stockbroking, while some are running their own businesses. Graduates are furthering their careers with companies such as Abu Dhabi Investment Bank, Allianz Group, Arvato, Bank of Ireland, Canada Life, CIT Aerospace Int., Citigroup, Dell, Enterprise Ireland, Facebook, Google, International Data Corporation, JP Morgan, LogicaCMG, Mengniu Dairy Co., Ltd., Microsoft, Shanghai Huatai Securities Co. Ltd, Smurfit Kappa Group, and Ulster Bank.

Accelerated MBA – 5 years

Graduates from this course may proceed to our MBA course as part of the accelerated MBA programme. Acceptance into the graduate programme is based on performance in the undergraduate programme.

Course Schedule

Year 1

  • Academic communication
  • War and peace in the modern world
  • Western arts
  • The digital revolution
  • Imagination and storytelling
  • Anglo-Irish writers
  • Cinema and society
  • Western religions
  • The Enlightenment
  • American culture abroad

Year 2

  • Introduction to management
  • Microeconomics
  • Accounting 1
  • Principles of marketing
  • Business computing
  • Organisational behaviour
  • Macroeconomics
  • Accounting 2
  • Business law
  • Probability and statistics

Year 3

  • Managerial accounting
  • Corporate finance
  • Networks and databases
  • International marketing
  • International law
  • International economics
  • Quantitative business analysis
  • E-commerce and internet marketing
  • Sustainable business
  • Business research methods

Year 4

  • Entrepreneurship
  • International finance
  • International HRM
  • Operations management
  • Research project
  • International business ethics
  • International investment strategies
  • Strategic management information systems
  • Contemporary global challenges
  • International business: Theory and policy
  • Internship

Course Requirements

Entry requirements

  • American College Dublin has two intakes per year: in September and January.
  • Students may apply directly to the Admissions office of American College Dublin.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English should have an IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent).

Further education students

The College accepts students from further education colleges to all of its courses. Students must have gained three distinctions in a cognate area of the degree programme that they wish to study. Students must have a full level 5 or level 6 award, and this award may have been taken over a number of years. Students with a FETAC qualification can gain access to both American College Dublin and American College Delaware.

Mature student application

Mature applicants can apply directly to American College Dublin for the September or January intake. Mature applicants must be 23 years of age on 1 January of the year that they wish to begin their course. Mature applicants must be interviewed by one of the admissions team. All applicants must submit a CV and a personal statement to the College.

Other EU applications

Every student who has taken examinations in an EU member state is expected to have completed mathematics and English in his or her final year. The only exception to this is students who have completed the A-Levels. These students must have taken mathematics and English for their O-Levels. Please refer the Admissions section for full listings of entry requirements for non-EU students.

More information is available in the Admissions section or by contacting the Admissions Office.

Last updated Jul 2020

About the School

American College Dublin, a constituent college of Irish American University, is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and is licensed as an institution of higher education in ... Read More

American College Dublin, a constituent college of Irish American University, is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and is licensed as an institution of higher education in the Republic of Ireland and the State of Delaware. Located on Merrion Square, in the heart of Ireland’s capital city, American College Dublin offers an outstanding post-secondary education at the bachelor’s and master’s levels in liberal arts, performing arts, creative writing, international business, accounting and finance, hospitality management and event management. Read less
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