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For all new students from 2019/20 the Global Business Programme structure is outlined below.

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 Global Business 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
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Features: Focus on Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Experiential Learning and Personal Development.

Year 1: Junior Fresh


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 six mandatory Business modules, you will choose one module 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 Fresh years.

Optional module list:

  • LAU12412          Introduction to Law
  • FRU11511        FRENCH LANGUAGE & CIVILISATION 1 MT (5 ECTS)  (Prior knowledge required)
  • FRU11512        FRENCH LANGUAGE & CIVILISATION 1 HT (5 ECTS)  (Prior knowledge required)
  • GRU1150Y       German 1 (10 ECTS)  (Prior knowledge required)
  • SPU1150Y        Grammar and Syntax (Spanish 1) (10 ECTS)  (Prior knowledge required)
  • RUU11031       Introduction to Central, East European and Russian area studies (a) Michaelmas term  (5 ECTS)
  • RUU11032       Introduction to Central, East European and Russian area studies (b) Hilary term  (5 ECTS)
  • PLU1100Y         Polish Language 1 (10 ECTS)
  • PLU1200Y         Polish Language 2  (10 ECTS)
  • PLU1101Y         Polish for Academic Purposes 1 (10 ECTS)
  • RUU1100Y       Russian Language 1  (10 ECTS)
  • RUU1200Y       Russian Language 2 (10 ECTS)
  • RUU1101Y       Russian for Academic Purposes 1 (10 ECTS)

Year 2: Senior Fresh


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. During your second year you will also decide if you wish to pursue an internship during your summer break.

Optional Module List:

  • EC2110 Intermediate Economics A (5 ECTS)
  • EC2111 Intermediate Economics B (5 ECTS)
  • LA2012 Aspects of Irish Law in a European Context (10 ECTS)
  • S02110 Introduction to Social Research A (5 ECTS)
  • S02111 Introduction to Social Research B (5 ECTS)
  • S02150 Power, State and Social Movements A (5 ECTS)
  • S02151 Power, State and Social Movements B (5 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)
  • Trinity Electives - (2 x 5 ECTS)

Year 3: Junior Sophister


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 or by reflecting on the internship that you undertook during the summer months. This experiential learning is highly valued by employers and is a unique opportunity for students to develop business skills.

Year 4: Senior Sophister


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 a significant research project (Capstone) guided by one of our faculty or industry experts. Your work leads you into your chosen career path, be it finance, accounting, strategy or marketing.