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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Masters 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.
In the first year, students will gain an understanding of the historic development of business, organisation and management, together with grounding in the business related social science and quantitative disciplines that underpin them.
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.
In first year, all students take: Fundamentals of Management and Organisation, Economics for Management, Quantitative Methods for Business, and Fundamentals of Philosophy, Ethics and Social Science, Information Systems and Data Management and Well Being in Organisations. In addition, students may choose one optional module from a range of social sciences and European languages.
In second year, students are introduced to the core skills and theories in business management taking the following modules: Organisational Behaviour, Principles of Marketing, Introduction to Accounting, Introduction to Finance, Introduction to Operations Management, Creative Thinking, Innovation and Entrepreneurial Action, Business Ethics and Personal and Career Development.
Students will also choose from a range of optional modules and Trinity Electives.
The third year provides students may choose from a wide range of modules, including Contemporary Marketing Management, Consumer Behaviour, Financial Management, Corporate Finance and Equity Valuation, Digital Technology in Operations, Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Business Modelling.
In fourth year, all students are required to 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, Managing New Product Development, 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:
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 College’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
The Internship option 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
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: