DCU Business School is expanding its Global Business USA degree, by adding the option to study in the University of San Diego.

The highly popular course, which attracts the brightest Leaving Certificate students, allows participants to complete half of their courses at DCU and the other half at the partner university. Students graduate with a business degree from DCU and another from the partner institution. This is the only degree of its kind in Ireland.

From 2017, there will be a common entry to Global Business USA (DC116), 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.

DCU Business School is a proud member of the International Partnership of Business Schools (IPBS), a consortium of 12 leading business schools in Europe, the United States and Latin America. DCU currently offers dual degree programmes in Ontario (Canada), Madrid (Spain), Reims (France), and Reutlingen (Germany). A signature component of programmes is that students have the opportunity to complete an internship in each country. This provides an opportunity for students to apply their business knowledge in real companies while gaining valuable international cultural experience.

“We are excited about extending our footprint to the west coast of the United States and building a strong partnership with USD,” says Professor Anne Sinnott, Executive Dean of DCU Business School.

“Both our business schools are committed to developing socially responsible leaders with a global mindset through academically rigorous, relevant education. Like DCU, the degree programmes at USD’s School of Business have achieved the highest level of international recognition by being fully accredited by AACSB International so San Diego was a natural fit for us.”

“USD’s business students are both extremely entrepreneurial and focused on acquiring international business skills that will uniquely differentiate them in the 21st century marketplace,” says Jaime Alonso Gómez, Dean of the USD School of Business.

“Our new dual degree program will provide unprecedented opportunities to do this. We’re excited to offer such value-added experiences for our students.”

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