MBS in Internationalization

Key Points

  • Work permit while you study

  • Post Graduation Work Permit for 24 months

  • Start dates: September

  • Duration: 1 year

  • Level 9 qualification

  • Type: Full Time
  • Hours: Daytime
  • Tuition Fee: From 12,500 € / year

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The MBS Internationalization Program is a one-year business graduate program that is aimed at students who are interested in developing the skills and knowledge to work in business environments international Ireland’s export economy has created a set of world-class companies and a supporting ecosystem of SMEs, which in particular has created a demand for internationally oriented business graduates. This course brings graduates to the forefront of the discipline by offering an international study program that incorporates modules in international business negotiations, international strategy, and international entrepreneurship. The program aims to produce graduates who make a critical contribution to the performance and success of internationally oriented companies.

  • Graduates will be uniquely equipped with a wide range of skills in all major management and marketing processes (in international strategy, innovation and creativity, international marketing and digital marketing). A rigorously applied approach is adopted in the program, with a mandatory engagement with live businesses, in order to develop core skills of international business specialists and marketing practice and management.
  • In light of the importance of developing good exposure of our students to international business environments, the MBSI program is now offered as a program double degree master’s degree which is part of a joint awarding authority agreement between WIT and QQI in Ireland and Brest Business School. France. Launching the program at WIT, Minister Brendan Howlin stated, “This dual degree program represents exactly the kind of collaborative, innovative and focused approach that we hope to see more of in our higher education sector. I see the dual degree venture undertaken by WIT and Brest Business School as a valuable contribution to enhancing the ability of Ireland and the South East region to prosper. ”
  • With this innovation in the program, students enrolled in the MBSI at WIT have the opportunity to study in a series of common modules with students from the Brest Business School Master of International Business (MIB) program in France. This comprises a joint study on 3 shared modules and another research activity. Two of the shared modules are delivered directly to the combined student cohorts: a module in France and a module in Waterford. A third shared module is delivered via video link from WIT to France. As a result of the level of joint study and research involved, students in both programs receive degrees from both universities: a double degree.

Program structure

  • International strategy
  • International entrepreneurship
  • Seminar series
  • Search methods
  • Contemporary sales and marketing strategy
  • Administrative knowledge
  • International economic environment
  • International trade negotiations
  • International study trip
  • Marketing and international business
  • Strategic digital marketing
  • Manage corporate creativity
  • Research Series 1: Applied Research Methods Document
  • Research Series 2: International Business and Policy Paper
  • Research Series 3: Governance and Ethics Paper


  • There are 12 modules taught in the MBSI program, each worth 5 credits (ECTS).
  • There is no formal dissertation on the MBSI program. Instead, students complete 3 research articles, each worth 10 credits (ECTS).
  • The MBSI program begins in September of each year and students complete their studies in August of the following year.

Career opportunities

A key part of the program is the collaboration we maintain with various exporting companies, which act as “live” cases for the participation of students in the international business and strategy process. . Students also work on integrated projects with business start-ups and entrepreneurs in our business incubation center (ArcLABS). ArcLABS is a unique cutting edge Innovation Center at WIT, where there is a growing community of early stage companies and a base of more than 200 highly trained business and technology professionals. For example, several modules of the program have practical projects in the company, where a commercial company is a client for consulting work. Our extensive commitment to industry in Ireland and France ensures that graduates have the knowledge and practical skills necessary for quick employment in internationally oriented companies. Most graduates choose to work in international companies with roles in international banking, advertising, and marketing. However, many of our students have also excelled in a variety of careers such as human resource management and public relations.

In addition to academic content, our graduate students can take advantage of a number of career and other support services during their studies. These include a personalized induction program with a day-long team development event and dedicated workshops on the following topics: group work, cross-cultural communication, academic writing, presentations from previous students, and panel discussions with faculty about the program. providing advice and guidance on career development Career opportunities.

The program uses a variety of highly experiential learning and assessment methods, such as live consulting projects, group work, case presentations, problems and integrated work projects. The program director, in partnership with the WIT Career Office, provides students with meaningful preparation and guidance for future careers, including ongoing updates and advice on applying for company positions; interview skills and preparation counseling and ongoing electronic vacancy / vacancy notifications for graduate positions / jobs in Irish and international companies.

Admission requirements

  • An H1 or 2.1 overall award in a specialized business college degree or a General Business college degree.
  • Students of a non-business degree (eg BA in Hotel Management) must have taken the relevant business modules during one year of their studies .
  • In some cases, graduates who have earned a 2nd class honors degree 2 in the degrees listed above and who can demonstrate a high level performance in business-related matters may be considered for interviews and pre-selection.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of English proficiency; see WIT’s English Language Requirements for more details.

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