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Bachelor of Arts in International Business

University of Limerick
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
September 2022

About this program

Bachelor of Arts in International Business

The BA in International Business will provide you with a distinctive and challenging undergraduate experience. The programme is structured around a broad and flexible curriculum with subject choices that will help you to understand how business decisions are undertaken in a globalised world shaped by political, social and legal issues.

Under the ‘normal’ pathway, students spend years 1, 2 and 4 in UL. An international study/work placement in year 3 is a core part of the programme. This international experience will allow you to attend university in Europe, the US, Latin America, Asia or Australia. Having the chance to push your learning in a new environment is a challenging and exciting part of the programme.

In addition, students can avail of an amazing opportunity to earn a second degree from a leading international business school. Under this alternative ‘dual degree’ pathway, BA in International Business students spend their first two years studying in Limerick and their last two years studying at another Business School (while retaining an international work placement). Upon successful completion of their four years of study, students will receive both UL’s BA in International Business degree and an equivalent degree from the other business school.

Admission requirements

Minimum grades

Applicants are required to hold at the time of enrolment the established Leaving Certificate (or an approved equivalent) with a minimum of six subjects which must include: Two H5 (Higher Level) grades and Four O6 (Ordinary Level) grades or four H7 (Higher Level) grades. Subjects must include Mathematics, Irish or another language, and English.

Subject requirements

In addition, applicants must hold at least an O4/H7 grade in Mathematics.

Students wishing to take a language option must have a H4 in that language, with the exception of Japanese or Beginners Spanish where a H4 in a language other than English is required.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year 1

Semester 1

Principles of International Business

Semester 2

Elective A

  • Managerial Accounting
  • Macroeconomics
  • Insurance Law & Claims
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Principles of Organisational Behaviour
  • Marketing

Year 2

Semester 3

Elective A

  • Financial Information Analysis
  • Economics for Business
  • Finance
  • Risk and Insurance
  • Principles of Human Resource Management
  • International Management
  • Applied Business Mathematics

Semester 4

Elective A

  • Auditing & Accounting Frameworks
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Life Insurance
  • Marketing Communications
  • Employment Relations
  • Applied Organisational Behaviour
  • Applied Business Statistics

Year 3

Semester 5

Off Campus/Academic

Semester 6

Cooperative Education

Year 4

Semester 7

  • International Business
  • Confirmation Paper 1

Semester 8

  • International Business
  • Confirmation Paper 2

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


Full Time Tution fee for 2021/2022:

  • EU Fee: 5,652€
  • Non EU Fee: 12,514€


NFQ Level 8 major Award Honours Bachelor Degree

Continuing studies

  • MSc in Economic and Policy Analysis
  • MA in International Tourism
  • MSc in International Entrepreneurship Management
  • MSc in Marketing, Consumption and Society
  • MSc in International Management Global Business
  • MSc in Work & Organisational Psychology/Behaviour
  • MSc in Human Resource Management
  • Master of Taxation

Career paths

  • Business Analyst
  • Marketing Analyst
  • HR Solutions Representative
  • Bank Official
  • Speciality Ingredients Buyer
  • Trainee Accountant
  • Trainee Auditor
  • Multi Category Marketing Intern
  • Corporate Sales Developer
  • Commercial Insurance Broker
  • Accounting and Finance Graduate
  • Finance Analyst
  • Trainee Auditor
  • Sales Associate
  • Community Support Representative
  • Customer Support Specialist
  • Supply Chain and Procurement Grad
  • Hospitality Sales Executive
  • Junior Auditor
  • Trainee Chartered Tax Advisor

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University of Limerick

The University of Limerick (UL) is renowned for its graduate employability, dedication to the student experience, industry-relevant programmes, award-winning research, stunning campus and UL`s deep commitment to community engagement. With close to 16,000 students, including 3,000 international students, UL is...

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The Universities commitment to graduate employability, UL`s dedication to the student experience, industry-relevant programmes, award-winning research, stunning campus and UL`s deep commitment to community engagement.  

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University of Limerick

University of Limerick
V94 T9PX Limerick

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