The MSc in International Business has been specifically designed for those wishing to gain deeper knowledge of the international business environment as both employees or as owner/managers of businesses operating internationally. The requirement for managers to think globally but act locally is vital to success. An understanding of the international environment in which organisations are now situated cannot be over-emphasised.
The course is aimed at anyone following a career path that
requires them to step into middle to top management
positions in an internationally focused business
environment. Additionally, the course can provide a
transition stage for graduates from other disciplines
who wish to move into the management arena either as
practitioners, researchers or consultants.
Candidates are required to undertake 9 core modules including research methods and dissertation modules. Candidates may also choose one elective to undertake during this time subject to student numbers. Note that all modules count towards the final award classification. The international field trip incurs an additional fee and is subject to student numbers. Visa restrictions may apply.
For information on the modules taught on this course view our module descriptors.
The MSc in International Business course is
awarded by QQI at level 9 on the National
Framework of Qualifications. This award will
allow transfer to level 9 research degrees
and in some cases progression to taught
doctoral courses at level 10 on the NFQ.
Applicants are required to hold a minimum of a 2.2 honours degree in either a cognate or non-cognate area at level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications.
The college operates a Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) scheme meaning non-graduates with extensive professional experience and other prior qualifications may also be considered for the course.
NCI is prepared to adhere to Government directives for course delivery in September 2021. Investments have been made in technology for online learning, as well as campus enhancements if face-to-face classes are permissible.
If remote learning remains a feature of the course timetable, the College recommends the following laptop requirements for incoming students:
Intel 7th (or higher) generation processors (Core i-3, i-5, i-7,i-9-7x)
or AMD Ryzen 3rd generation processors, running at 2.0GHz and above (Intel Atom/Celeron or AMD Athlon/Sempron Processors may cost less, but may not meet your requirements)
Random Access Memory (RAM):
8 GB minimum
Solid State Drive (SSD) Capacity:
256 GB minimum
802.11 a/b/g/n compliant with Bluetooth Capability (incompatibilities have been noted with the Qualcomm Atheros Wireless Adapters and software device drivers)
Direct X9 or later
Supported Operating Systems:
Windows 10 Home/Pro
Students need to be available 09.00 - 17.00 Monday - Friday. Full-time students may also be required to attend classes after 17.00 (class days and times vary).
Please note that exams can be scheduled during the morning, afternoon or evening Monday to Saturday.
This course runs over 1 year; 2 semesters and a final dissertation.
For students starting this course in January, classes run over 20 months.
€7,900 total fee
(Fees revised annually)
You can spread the cost of this course with a direct debit plan.
The fee for this course for international students is €15,000.
Find out more about studying at NCI as an international student.