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Business Economics (Diploma)


Programme Description

The Department of Economics is committed to giving students from China a great student experience. Students from China are welcome to spend the final year of their Bachelor degree programme in UCC and they will be given credit for that year in their home university. Students’ will also be awarded a Diploma (Business Economics) from UCC to recognise their successful completion of their year of study.

This is a wonderful opportunity for students that wish to continue their studies at postgraduate level in UCC, to learn about western culture, learning styles and prepare them for postgraduate study.

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Unique Aspects of the Programme

The aim of this programme is to provide a rigorous, coherent, and in-depth knowledge of how business operates, including how business is affected by market processes and government regulation, especially from an international perspective. Economics broadly, and its subfield of Business Economics, provides a powerful range of ideas and research methods (theoretical and empirical) to explain and understand business processes, events, and prospects.

The programme structure, content, and delivery is designed for students to develop:

  • an internationalisation perspective.
  • a working facility in English for employment in business related organisations and activities.
  • an ability to use concepts and theories as effective apparatus for thinking about business and finance related issues in the market economy and in relation to government regulation.
  • Student’s prospects for postgraduate study.
  • Student’s knowledge of the culture and learning styles of a Western University.
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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the programme and depending on the pathway of study chosen, participants will be able to:

  • Explain and communicate to various stakeholders how businesses operate in an international environment.
  • Evaluate and communicate the organisation of business activities and practices.
  • Interpret and analyse business reporting and information in the media.
  • Conduct, analyse and interpret economic surveys in business.
  • Effectively utilize economic theories, concepts, models, and frameworks as apparatus of thought for decision – making in business.
  • Work in a wide range of businesses including management consulting firms, private and public sector and research institutions.
  • Work and effectively use the opportunities presented by the international business market.
  • Know the place and specifics of today’s contemporary financial market integrating into a global economy.
  • Know how to work responsibly, thoroughly, independently and quickly and to organise work so as to be able to effectively collaborate with colleagues and other business stakeholders.
  • Communicate thinking, ideas, and analysis of business and economic matters through writing reports, preparing and making presentations, and engaging in public deliberations.
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Year 1

For full programme requirements, please refer to the University College Cork Academic Calendar here

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Entry Requirements

To be admitted students will normally be required to: 

  • successfully complete and pass credits equivalent to three full academic years' study of their degree programmes at a partner Chinese university with whom University College Cork has a bilateral agreement; and 
  • satisfy English language proficiency requirements as set out by University College Cork for non-EU students.
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