About Us

About Us

Galway Business School is one of the leading independent third-level colleges in Ireland. We pride ourselves on our ability to respond quickly to the changing needs of students, industry and labour markets.

Galway Business School was established in 1999 to provide business and related, full and part-time programmes to both local and international markets. As an independent, third-level educational institution, Galway Business School aims to deliver its Quality Assurance policies and procedures in compliance with those required by external validating bodies.

With our commitment to flexibility, accessible progression routes and a strong academic record, we support you as you embark upon a lifelong learning journey.

We offer business undergraduate programs to suit your academic needs that fit into your schedule, whatever it may be. We have a selection of both full and part-time programs.

Why Galway Business School?

Galway Business School forges experiences that are unrivalled at any other colleges. We are more willing to adapt to the needs of our students and the ever-changing business world. We have a wide variety of both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes to suit your academic needs and fit into your schedule, whatever it may be. We have a selection of both full and part-time programmes.

Welcome from the Directors


Protection for Enrolled Learners

Galway Business School has learner protection arrangements in place with respect to enrolled learners on all QQI validated courses in accordance with the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012. 

All QQI accredited programmes of education and training of 3 months or longer duration are covered by arrangements under section 65 (4) of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012 whereby, in the event of the provider ceasing to provide the programme for any reason, enrolled learners may transfer to a similar programme at another provider, or, in the event that this is not practicable, the fees most recently paid will be refunded.

To read the QQI policy document on the protection of Enrolled Learners click on the link: http://www.qqi.ie/Articles/Pages/Protection-for-Enrolled-Learners-(PEL)-.aspx

Special Provisions for Language Learners

Galway Business School also has learner protection in place for its English language learners in our sister school, Galway Cultural Institute. GCI is part of a unique group of schools which provides protection for enrolled learners which has ILEP approval. In the unlikely event that, through the fault of ALL, you are unable to complete your programme with us, you will be able to complete your course without any additional cost at another ACELS recognised designated school.

Quality Assurance

We're committed to upholding standards of excellence from the moment you apply until you graduate from your programme, and even after.

Quality Assurance Handbook


Teaching and Learning Policy


Support for Learners Policy


Programmes of Education & Training


Information & Data Management Policy


Procedures and Policies for Evaluating Quality Assurance


Governance & Management of Quality Policy


Staff Recruitment, Management and Development


Public Information & Communication Policy


Other Parties Involved in Education and Training


Self-Evaluation, Monitoring & Review


Social Media Policy


Risk Management Policy



ERASMUS provides a unique opportunity for both students and staff to gain valuable international experience.

ERASMUS stands for "European Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students" and it was named after the philosopher, theologian and humanist Erasmus (1465-1536), who lived and worked in several countries in Europe, in quest of the knowledge, experience and insights which only such contact with other countries could bring. Originally part of the SOCRATES programme, Erasmus has been since 2007 a subprogramme of the EU's Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP).


Erasmus+ is the EU's programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. 

By studying abroad with Erasmus+, you can improve your communication, language and inter-cultural skills and gain soft skills highly valued by future employers.

Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 

Galway Business School has been awarded the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2021-2027 quality certificate. 

The college's Erasmus Policy Statement sets out our institutional policy in relation to the Charter.

ECHE number: 101012766 - GBS

OID: E10275297

Erasmus Code: IRLGALWAY03

GBS Erasmus Policy Statement


Expert faculty

GBS lecturers support, mentor and guide you through the skills, knowledge and practical work experience to achieve your goals.

Expert Faculty

Meet the team