Galway Business School in Ireland offers a 3-year Bachelor of Business at level 7 of Ireland’s National Framework of Qualifications, and a 4-year Bachelor of Business (Honours) with International Business qualification at level 8.
What is a Bachelor of Business Degree?
A Bachelor of Business is either a three or four-year programme at undergraduate level which provides you with a solid theoretical and practical grounding in the most common elements of business, such as leadership and management, accounting and finance, data analysis, human relations management, entrepreneurship and global strategy.
Here we look at some of the advantages of earning a Bachelor of Business degree.
Get the inside view of an organisation
We’re all consumers products and services and you almost certainly have strong preferences as to which brands you like, whose customer service you really appreciate, and who you’ll happily keep on buying from again and again. But what does it take behind the scenes for a whole company to achieve success?
You might already have experience of working for an organisation, big or small, whether as your regular job or a part-time thing. But for many of us, we’re very much on the outside, looking in. We have little understanding, appreciation or empathy for what it takes, to deliver those products and services day in, day out; to keep you happy as a customer; or to keep you up to date with your training, to pay your wages and ensure everything runs smoothly whilst the company still makes a profit.
A bachelor of business studies gives you the deep appreciation of the many functions within a business that need to interconnect and work efficiently together for that business to be successful. And once you find out, there’s no going back, it’s a bit like being unplugged from The Matrix.
Whilst there are many types of Bachelor Degrees in business, almost all will give you a grounding in these different functions, and how they all pull together. But whilst every organisation will have departments or divisions like finance, marketing, production, human resources and distribution, the most successful ones have a clear vision, and the kind of leadership which will propel the organisation forward with shared values and beliefs.
So on the best bachelor of business courses, you’ll not only understand what everyone does, but also, you’ll look at how an organisation develops its internal culture and ways of collaborating in order to build its external brand.
Prepare your rise up through the organisation
If you’re already in the world of work, then a Bachelor of Business part time might be the best option. But why bother if you’re already working? Well it’s only too easy to get typecast in a role or function, in that if you’ve been doing the job for a while, and you’re reasonably good at it, there may be little reason in your employer’s mind to move you from that position.
Even if they do see a career path for you, it might be for a gradual plod up through the ranks, in a predictable way with only a very incremental increase in pay as you go.
The learning outcomes for a Bachelor of Business degree are likely to include not only an appreciation of how the whole organisation works, but also a set of skills you’ve developed to be able to analyse how successful the business is, its place in the wider marketplace and competitive environment, and the strategies a business could adopt to improve its sales, profitability, or market share.
With that kind of skill set and vision, with knowledge of some of the most current theories and experience of having looked at some classic business success (and failure) stories, you definitely start to see your own organisation in a different light. And that perspective you have has value to your employer. But it might have even more value to a new one!