Part-time, Evening, Blended, On-line Programmes

International Business (Higher Diploma, Level 8)


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.

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.


  • 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.

Programme Delivery Mode

This programme will be delivered on campus one evening per week, three hours per evening, for the full duration of the programme. The rest of the material will be delivered online.  Lectures will take place at either the LIT Moylish Campus or the LIT Clonmel Campus as outlined below.

The programme will run from September 2019 to end of August 2020. 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


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.


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

How to Apply

Applicants must apply for these programmes on the Springboard website, using the following link:

Higher Diploma in Business in International Business


“Springboard+ is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF programme for employability, inclusion and learning 2014-2020.”



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