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Global Business (Bachelor in Business Studies)

Global Business (B.B.S.) ; 4 years ; 25 places ; CAO points: 544 (2017) ; CAO code: TR080

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Non-EU Applicants

  • Global Business (Bachelor in Business Studies), 4 years, Closing Date: 30/JUN/2019
  • Advanced Entry Applications

    Read the information about how to apply for Advanced Entry, then select the link below to apply.

    Get In Touch

    Course Director

    Course Director: Dr. Elaine Laing

    Telephone Number

    +353 1 896 3705  |  +353 1 896 3394


    +353 1 896 4981

    business@tcd.ie


    Course Director: elaing@tcd.ie

    Website

    www.tcd.ie/business

    What is Business?

    Business is about creating value from the co-ordinated efforts of people and resources. Making money is just one of the many types of value people create through organising. Organising takes many forms: corporations, start-ups, family businesses, non-profits, government agencies etc. The study of business requires a broad understanding of how human beings apply their skills, networks, knowledge and creativity to problems and opportunities in the world around them – and how they shape that world through their efforts to compete and collaborate over time.

    Business Studies: The course for you?

    Studying business opens up a huge range of opportunities for applying your unique talents and interests to achieving your personal objectives. The subject can appeal to people who want to change the world as much as it appeals to people who want to make a profit. Society is made up of a complex tapestry of organisations and if you are interested in exploring how organisations work and where you fit in – this is the course for you.

    Global Business @ Trinity

    When you decide on a career in business you need to ensure that you have the best preparation to succeed and align yourself with one of the world’s best and most widely recognised universities. The Trinity Business School is ranked 1st in Ireland and 16th in Europe (Eduniversal Deans’ Rankings, 2015) and has a global network of graduates across a broad range of careers.

    During the programme students will have the opportunity to develop foreign language proficiency, work as an intern with a firm or non-profit organisation, live and study in another country, and carry out a research project.

    Graduate skills and career opportunities

    Trinity Business School graduates pursue careers across a range of business, government, technology, innovation and social ventures. Banking, finance, accountancy, consulting and marketing jobs top the list of first jobs after graduation and 98% of our students enter employment or further study after graduating. Trinity is known for not only preparing you for your first job, but for future career prospects and promotion as well. Our graduates go on to become leaders in their fields and help to nurture and support the global network of Trinity business graduates throughout their careers.

    In addition to positioning students for a broad range of careers, the BBS is designed to facilitate students’ entry into graduate courses in business and other related Masters programmes. Having undertaken a significant project of independent study in a business area of their choice, students are well-positioned to apply for postgraduate research study in Trinity as well as other highly regarded research institutions with a high rate of application success.

    Your degree and what you’ll study

    In the first year, students will gain an understanding of the historic development of business, organisation and management, together with grounding in the business related social science and quantitative disciplines that underpin them. Over subsequent years the programme provides students with the opportunity to explore a progressively deeper and varied understanding of the subject areas that form a comprehensive education in business and management.

    Students will be able to choose not only from the broad set of disciplines contained in Business, but also from a wide range of subject areas across the University to ensure that they have exposure to the different perspectives on knowledge that enable them to become independent and critical thinkers, as well as effective communicators in an increasingly complex and multi-cultural society.

    Finally, the programme will require that students choose at least one area of business study to pursue in depth – taking advanced subject area modules and undertaking independent research guided by an academic and/or qualified practitioner to produce a significant and innovative outcome that gives them a unique selling point in the next stage of their career journey.

    MODULES

    In first year, all students take: Fundamentals of Management and Organisation, Economics for Management, Quantitative Methods for Business, and Fundamentals of Social Sciences, Ethics and Philosophy, Information Systems and Data Management and Well-Being in Organisations. In addition, students may choose one optional modules in a range of social sciences and European languages.

    In second year students are introduced to the core skills and theories in business management, including: Organisational Behaviour, Principles of Marketing, Introduction to Accounting, Introduction to Finance, Introduction to Operations Management, Creative Thinking, Innovation and Entrepreneurial Action, Business Ethics and Personal and Career Development. The Personal and Career Development module provides students with a chance to consider the range of careers open to them, to reflect on their own skills, interests and to experience work, volunteering, travel and/or different cultures through structured internships or study abroad. In addition, students may take two optional modules drawing from the same disciplines on offer in first year, but also including a list of Trinity Electives.  

    The third year provides students with the opportunity to make important choices about their personal and career development and to start planning for the next stage in their professional lives. Students may choose from a wide range of business topics. 

    Examples of module choices in third year:*
    • Contemporary Marketing Management
    • Consumer Behaviour
    • Management Accounting for Business Decisions
    • Financial Accounting
    • Taxation I
    • Taxation II
    • Corporate Finance and Equity Valuation
    • Fixed Income Securities and Alternative Investments
    • Digital Technology in Operations
    • Social Entrepreneurship 
    • Management Experience and Reflection
    • Organisational Theory and Organisational Analysis
    • Services Management
    • Human Resource Management
    • Business in Society
    • Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Business Modelling
    • Financial Management
    • Company and Business Law
    • Audit and Assurance
    In fourth year, all students are required to take Strategic Management: Theory and Practice and one other module that involves independent research as the core learning activity.
    • Examples of subject choices in fourth year:*
    • International Business and the Global Economy
    • Exploring Organisational Experiences
    • Financial Reporting and Analysis
    • Derivatives and International Finance
    • Advances in Marketing Theory and Practice
    • Managing New Product Development
    • Social Innovation and Social Impact
    • Economic Policy and Business History

    *Modules are subject to change.

    Study abroad

    In third year, students have the opportunity to apply to study abroad in a prestigious European university with the EU funded Erasmus programme (ESSEC, France; Grenoble Ecole de Management, Universidad Carlos III Madrid, Spain; Kraków University, Poland; Rotterdam University, Netherlands; Mannheim University, Germany). In addition to exchange programmes in Europe, the Business School also has bilateral links with leading universities in North America (Babson, Fisher College of Business, Ohio; Goizueta, Georgia and Queens University, Canada).

    Our exchange programmes are highly successful and are an extremely popular option for business students each year. Participating students find that they are hugely enjoyable, academically and culturally rewarding, and a valuable asset to prospective employers.

    Further information on the year abroad programme, and a list of partner universities, can be found at: www.tcd.ie/business/undergraduate/study-abroad

    Internship

    The Internships track gives students the opportunity to undertake an internship during the summer months after their second year, in exchange for course credit. Students are required to work for a minimum of 6 weeks and may choose to work up to three months. Our Internships track allows students to 'learn by doing', with a variety of options available to them. They may choose to take on a corporate internship, build their own start-up, create a social enterprise or even construct a project for a Trinity-recognised society. This module allows students to undertake an Internship, build their own start-up, create a social enterprise or even construct a project for a Trinity recognised society. Trinity Business School prioritises learning through engagement; we find that the best way to do this is to allow our students to learn through practice. The Business School provides dedicated resources to fully support students through this process and to allow them to grow and build on their experiences.

    For more information please see: www.tcd.ie/business/undergraduate/experience.php

    Iseult Ward, 2013 Business Student of the Year

    “I loved studying the various subjects in first year and then found that Business was my favourite one, which was why I specialised in it for the next three years. In third year, I founded a company FoodCloud. I was able to shape my final year courses to keep them relevant to my ‘new business’ receiving great support from lecturers.”

    Course Details

    Award

    Global Business (B.B.S.)

    Duration

    4 years

    CAO Points Required

    544 (2017)

    Number of Places

    25

    CAO code (Central Applications Office code) is

    TR080

    Minimum entry points required are 544 (2017)
    More information on minimum entry points

    Admission Requirements

    For general admission requirements please click here

    Leaving Certificate

    O4/H6

    Mathematics

    GCSE:

    Grade B

    Mathematics

    Apply

    To apply to this course, click on the relevant Apply Link below

    EU Applicants

    Read the information about how to apply, then apply directly to CAO.

    Mature Student – Supplementary Application Form

    Read the information about how to apply as a mature student then select the link below to complete the TCD Supplementary Application Form for mature students.

    Non-EU Applicants

  • Global Business (Bachelor in Business Studies), 4 years, Closing Date: 30/JUN/2019
  • Advanced Entry Applications

    Read the information about how to apply for Advanced Entry, then select the link below to apply.

    Get In Touch

    Course Director

    Course Director: Dr. Elaine Laing

    Telephone Number

    +353 1 896 3705  |  +353 1 896 3394


    +353 1 896 4981

    business@tcd.ie


    Course Director: elaing@tcd.ie

    Website

    www.tcd.ie/business