Springboard+ Postgraduate Certificate in International Business

Start date: 3rd February 2020

Duration: 9 months

Study mode: Blended; Online (primarily) & classroom

Location: The Irish Times Building, 24-28 Tara Street

Cost: Free or 90% subsidised (€450)

About the programme

The Postgraduate Certificate in International Business, delivered in conjunction with Ulster University, takes a holistic view of an organisation and international business, and will advance your knowledge and competency of international business.

The programme is designed for individuals with a background in business or business-related studies who want to develop an integrated and critically-aware understanding of the international activities at both the strategic and operational level.

In addition to a highly-regarded formal qualification from Ulster University, you will develop personal and organisational management skills that will significantly enhance your career prospects – particularly if you want to become a manager in an internationalising or export focused company. All of the modules in this programme focus on transversal, transferable skills, allowing you to apply your knowledge in day to day activities and to remain nimble in the workplace of the future.

Successful participants will appreciate the difference between domestic and international business, and will be able to take an active part in the international strategising process, international marketing, and understand how to finance international business. You will also have the opportunity to self-test your intercultural effectiveness, and receive a tailored self-development plan to enhance your ability to work across differing cultural contexts.

Course content

  • Global Business in Context
  • Global Strategy
  • International Marketing
  • International Finance


This programme is available to both those already in employment and those who are out of work, whether in receipt of unemployment benefit or having been out of the workforce for some time, once they meet the university’s entry level requirements.

Employee development

Want to give your employees the opportunity to grow, develop in-demand skills and gain a university qualification? Irish Times Training offers a range of free and subsidised Springboard+ higher education courses in areas of identified skills gaps.

For more information or to arrange a meeting, please contact [email protected]irishtimes.com or call (01) 472 7101.

















About Springboard+

Springboard+ provides free higher education courses in areas of identified skills needs to unemployed people, those previously self-employed and those returning to work. Courses will also be free for employed people on NFQ Level 6 courses. For employed participants on courses NFQ level 7 – 9, 90% of the course fee will be funded, with participants required to contribute just 10% of the fee.

Springboard+ allows you to bring your career to the next level – learn new skills, enhance your existing skills, get the promotion or job you’ve always dreamed of.

Springboard+ is managed by The Higher Education Authority on behalf of The Department of Education and Skills. Springboard+ is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020.

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