The BA in Global Business USA is a unique course, combining a broad understanding of international business with intercultural experience and work placements. As such, you will gain the necessary knowledge and skills to work in the challenging and diverse world of international business.
This degree is the only one of its type in Ireland and is a unique and exciting way to learn business.
From 2017, there will be a common entry to Global Business USA, after which students will indicate a preference to study at Northeastern University in Boston or the University of San Diego, located on the west coast of the USA.
You will also go on a work placement while abroad. You will graduate with two qualifications (one from DCU/ one from the partner institution).
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
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The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and are drawn to commerce, trade and making deals. Some pursue sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or in management roles in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.
Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their most productive under supervisors who give clear guidelines and while performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.
They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
You will spend the first two years in DCU (including a work placement in Ireland) and the final two years in the relevant partner institution North Eastern university Boston, where you study through that country's language and university system.
You will also go on a work placement while abroad.
Graduates find employment in diverse field of International Marketing, Finance, Law, European and International Affairs, and also work in the areas of International Management and Human Resource Management