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Archived Version 2022 - 2023

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NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 40
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

This module recognises the period of study abroad undertaken by students on the Business Studies International programme. Students take 40 credits of language, cultural and business modules in our partner universities in France, Spain, Germany, Austria, China and Japan. These are examined and assessed by our partner institutions under our Erasmus+ or other international agreements. Students must seek advance approval from their academic coordinators for the modules which they wish to take. This is formalised through the completion of Learning Agreements. LC317 is the module code used for administrative convenience to capture the pass/fail overall result for the 40-credit component of the year abroad.

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate substantial progress in their use and understanding of the target language and increased confidence in their language proficiency.
2. Demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of business and general economic issues in their host country.
3. Achieve the learning outcomes of the specific modules undertaken in the host University.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Assignment Completion999This is determined by the requirements of the modules taken at the partner university and at DCU.
Total Workload: 999

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

A minimum of 5 credits of target-language classes.

Business modules (target language)
A minimum of 15 credits should be business through the target language.

Elective (target language)
10 credits may be business through the target language; cultural modules through the target language or target-language classes.

Business (English)
If available, students may take a maximum of 10 credits business through English. In this instance, the module cannot be the same or similar to a module taken in DCU.

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment% Examination Weight%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Reassessment Requirement
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
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