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Global Business (Bachelor in Business Studies)

B.B.S. Honours Bachelor Degree (NFQ Level 8) ; 4 years full-time ; 40 places ; CAO points: 589 (2020) ; CAO code: TR080

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EU Applicants

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Mature Student – Supplementary Application Form

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Non-EU Applicants

  • Global Business (Bachelor in Business Studies) 4 years full-timeClosing Date: 30/JUN/2021
  • 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

    T: +353 1 896 3705  |  +353 1 896 3394


    T: +353 1 896 4981

    undergraduate.business@tcd.ie


    Course Director: elaing@tcd.ie

    Website

    www.tcd.ie/business

    Course Fees

    Click here for a full list of undergraduate fees

    What is Business?

    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: The subject can appeal to people who want to change the world as much as those 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 at Trinity

    The Global Business degree is a unique programme, designed for students who wish to focus on business from the very beginning of their degree. The degree is both innovative and practical with a strong focus on experiential learning. Trinity Business School places an emphasis on blended learning, where academic excellence meets industry experience with a keen focus on how business operates within the global economy.

    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 Global Business programme is designed to facilitate students’ entry into graduate courses in business and other related master's 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

    From the first year, students will gain an understanding of the historic development of business, the evolution of organisation and management, together with grounding in the business related social science and quantitative disciplines that underpin them. During the course, students can avail of specialised courses in a number of core areas of business, including marketing, finance, strategic management, social enterprise and entrepreneurship.

    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.

    There are QQI/FET routes available for this course. Please see www.cao.ie for details.

    Modules

    In first year, all students take In first year students will study the fundamentals of management, economics, quantitative methods, ethics, information systems and well-being and how they can be applied in a business context.  Students may also choose to take optional modules from the fields of law or modern European languages.
    In second year, students are introduced to the core skills and theories in business management and take modules in Climate Change, Organisational Behaviour, Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Operations Management, Innovation, Business Ethics, as well as personal and professional development
    Students will also choose from a range of optional modules and Trinity Electives.
    In third year students may choose from a wide range of modules, including Marketing, Consumer Behaviour, Financial Management, Taxation, Corporate Finance, Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
    In fourth year, all students are will complete a Capstone project that involves independent research as the core learning activity. Other module choices include Intercultural Management, International Business and the Global Economy, Financial Reporting and Analysis, Audit and Assurance, Managing New Product Development, Digital Marketing, Social Innovation and Social Impact, Company and Business Law and Global Supply Chain Management.

    Modules are subject to change. For a full list of modules, please visit: 
    www.tcd.ie/business/undergraduate/global-business/structure.php

    Study abroad

    Our exchange programmes are highly successful and are an extremely popular choice for Global Business students. Participating students find that they are hugely rewarding both academically and culturally and highly valued by prospective employers.

    In third year, students have the opportunity to apply to study abroad in a prestigious European university with the EU funded Erasmus programme. European partner universities include Grenoble School of Management, Universidad Carlos III Madrid; the University of Mannheim in Germany, Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, Italy, Uppsala University in Sweden, and Rotterdam School of Management in the Netherlands; In addition to exchange programmes in Europe, students can apply to study at one of Trinity’s partner universities in Japan, America, Asia, Australia or New Zealand. 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 Internship option in the third year gives students the opportunity to undertake an internship during the summer months 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. Students 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. 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

    Accounting Exemptions

    Depending on module choices, Global Business undergraduate students can receive full CAP 1 exemptions from Chartered Accountants Ireland (ACA). Students can also receive a range of exemptions from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) “Fundamentals” exams, again dependent on their subject choices. Both the ACA and the ACCA are internationally recognised. For more information, visit the following links:

    www.charteredaccountants.ie/

    www.accaglobal.com/ie

    What our students say

    Dina Abu-Rahmeh, Global Business student and CEO of Trinity Student Managed Fund

    "The business programme at Trinity provides students with the fundamental core business modules, while also allowing them to explore electives across different faculties. Students learn innovative realworld management from leading researchers and industry experts. Students are not only provided with theoretical knowledge in the classroom but are also given the opportunity to join business-related societies and apply their business knowledge and skills to reallife situations. My involvement with the Trinity Student Managed Fund alone opened many doors for me and allowed me to network with industry leaders and renowned professionals."

    Course Details

    Award

    B.B.S. Honours Bachelor Degree (NFQ Level 8)

    CAO Points Required

    589 (2020)

    Number of Places

    40

    CAO code (Central Applications Office code) is

    TR080

    Minimum entry points required are 589 (2020)
    More information on minimum entry points

    Admission Requirements

    For general admission requirements please click here

    Leaving Certifivate: 04/H6 Mathematics

    GCSE: Grade B/6 Mathematics

    International Baccalaureate: SL Grade 5 Mathematics

    Course Fees

    Click here for a full list of undergraduate fees

    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 full-timeClosing Date: 30/JUN/2021
  • 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

    T: +353 1 896 3705  |  +353 1 896 3394


    T: +353 1 896 4981

    undergraduate.business@tcd.ie


    Course Director: elaing@tcd.ie

    Website

    www.tcd.ie/business