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Global Business Programme Structure

This stimulating programme is designed to give you a world-class education and also to help you attain the competencies desired by employers. The key pillars of the BBS programme are a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship, and relevant real-life experience which will open up doors to the fascinating world of business.

Programme at a Glance

  • Start Date: September 2017
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Features: Focus on Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Experiential Learning

Year 1: Junior Freshman
Immersing Yourself in the Fundamentals
In your first year, you will learn about the history and evolution of business, organisation and management, in order to establish and reinforce the principle that the pursuit of business is embedded in - and a central driver of - our complex global economy. Furthermore, you will start your self-development journey with the key quantitative and qualitative skills required for business in the 21st Century.


In addition, to the four mandatory Business modules you will choose two modules from the list below. Students wishing to spend all or part of their third year studying abroad in a non-English speaking country should take a language module during their Freshman years.

Optional module list:

Year 2: Senior Freshman
Broadening your Range of Business Knowledge
Your second year gives you a thorough grounding in every core discipline of business theory and practice, from marketing to finance. You will benefit from the full resources of a globally networked institution. By taking a significant number of credits from other disciplines – from Law and Linguistics, to Geology or Psychology – you will have the unique opportunity to see how your thinking interacts with and is influenced by others, cultivating new insights that can only come through such interdisciplinarity.

Optional Module List:

EC2010 Intermediate Economics for Business (10 ECTS)
LA2012 Aspects of Irish Law in a European Context (10 ECTS)
SO2310 Introduction to Social Research (10 ECTS)
SO2350 Power, State and Social Movements (10 ECTS)
FR2040 Language – French (10 ECTS)
GR2004 Language – German (10 ECTS)
PLF200 Language – Polish (10 ECTS)
RUF200 Language – Russian (10 ECTS)
SP2012 Language – Spanish (10 ECTS)
BC Broad Curriculum (5-10 ECTS)

Year 3: Junior Sophister
Learning by Doing
While building on your portfolio of skills and knowledge, you are awarded credit for experience that transforms your learning – whether through a semester or year abroad at one of our partner institutions, an internship in a firm, start-up, or voluntary organisation, or a leadership role in one of Trinity’s many business student societies. This experiential learning is highly valued by employers and is a unique opportunity for students to develop business skills.

Year 4: Senior Sophister
Deepening your Expertise
In your Senior Sophister year, you will focus on at least one area of business expertise: studying your chosen subject in depth, taking advanced modules in the subject and undertaking research guided by one of our faculty or industry experts. Your work acts as a ticket of entry into your chosen career path, be it finance, accounting, strategy or marketing, in areas as diverse as cosmetics to capital funds management.