Bachelor of Business in Galway, Ireland (Part-time - Evening)

The Programme

The Galway Business School offers a part-time Bachelor of Business degree programme in Galway, Ireland. Our EU students have the option to complete the Bachelor of Business Level 7 degree programme on a part-time basis in the evening time. The Bachelor of Business undergraduate degree is accredited by Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI). It provides modern, interactive and innovative material, and delivery methods, to ensure you are prepared for the ever-changing business world. The Bachelor of Business degree programme is designed to develop employment focused transferrable skills that you can use in any business sector. In addition to this you will learn how to analyse and put forth solutions to diverse business problems.

  • Duration

    3 Academic Years

  • ECTS

    60 ECTS per year, 180 ECTS over 3 years

  • Next Start Date

    21 September 2020

  • Accrediting Body

    Quality and Qualifications Ireland

  • Mode

    Part-time Evening

  • Level

    National Framework of Qualifications Level 7

  • Assessment

    Continuous Assessment & Exam

  • Minimum English Level

    IELTS Level 6.0 or equivalent

"Your future success in business lies within the mediums of creativity and innovation."

The course is structured so by the end of the degree you will have more confidence to apply creativity in your work and manage an innovative team to gain successful outcomes. 

Our degrees and certificates are awarded by the Quality and Qualifications Ireland - QQI


Programme Learning Outcomes

The Bachelor of Business will provide students with;

  • Knowledge on essential business tools such as frameworks, concepts and models, and the know-how to use them in various business environments.
  • The problem-solving skills to comprehend analyse and provide effective solution to real business problems in their present workplace and future work environments.
  • Communications skills to effectively communicate clearly, competently and confidently to work colleagues and managers.
  • The skills in strategy to develop and implement a strategic plan towards ensuring successful results in any business sector.
  • The ability to work in a multidisciplinary team in national and international organisations and become a central member of the team.

"The challenge was definitely trying to balance work life and your family responsibility and obligations and at the same time trying to do your best. The course was structured very well, which was greatly appreciated. The standard of education is really high and this was represented with my results achieved."

Joanne Doyle  - Bachelor of Business Part-time Graduate

Programme Content

Year 1

• Learn to Learn

• Computer Applications

• Introduction to Business & Management

• Principles of Economics

• Quantitative Methods

• Introduction to Marketing

• Introduction to Accounting

• Business Communications

Year 2

• Consumer Behaviour

• Business Information Systems

• Contemporary Global Management

• Entrepreneurship or Digital Marketing

• Market Research

• Business Law

• Financial Accounting

• People & Change Management or Sales Management

Year 3

• Marketing Management

• Project & Service Management or International Marketing

• Strategic Management

• Financial Management

• Human Resource Management

• Business Research Project

Bachelor of Business Part-time

Bachelor of Business Part-time

Entry Requirements

The Bachelor of Business degree programmes entry requirements require students to hold a minimum of 5 passes in the Leaving Certificate O6 /H7 or  a High School equivalent.

Galway Business School also welcomes applicants who hold a full FETAC Level 5 award (8 modules).

Part-time EU students must apply directly to the Galway Business School at

We advise any students who may have any questions on the course or entry requirements to contact us. You can contact is by email or phone 091 529000 and we can arrange to meet you to answer any questions you may have and assist you through the application process.  

Mature Students (23+)

Mature students will be considered on the basis of their previous education, work experience and demonstration of their competence to undertake the programme.

Mature applicants must have qualifications and experience deemed equivalent by the College’s QQI approved Recognition of Other Learning (ROL) and Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) policies.

If you wish to apply based on these requirements please contact the college directly at

Click on the link for more information on the GBS application process

GBS Application Process

Delivery Modes

Part-time (Evening)

The Bachelor of Business Part-time course runs over two evenings per week during the academic year.  The course is developed to provide Blended Learning so course material is delivered through Face-to-face learning and online e-tivities. Learners will benefit from a practical application of the theory through the mediums of case studies, group activities and research projects.

To further enrich the learning experience a number of workshops, tutorials and company visits will be arranged during the year to enrich the learning experience. This will be supported by business simulations and projects on new business development to promote creative and innovative thinking.

Click on the link to view a sample of a GBS part-time timetable



Students will be assessed in a number of different ways throughout the course. Assessments can take a number of forms such as; Written examinations, individual and group projects, presentations and mock interviews.

Academic Career & Progression Routes

Student who are considering undertaking a Bachelor of Business degree programme may be asking "Is a Bachelor of Business worth it?" or "Whats jobs can I get after I complete a Bachelor of Business degree programme?". Well the answer is that on completion of a Bachelor of Business degree programme a number of options are open to you. A Bachelor of Business is the first step in a successful career in business. Graduates of the Bachelor of Business Level 7 degree can progress on to the Level 8, Bachelor of Business (honours) with International business degree programme. This one year add-on can enhance your career abilities greatly. You may also apply for other programmes in higher level colleges in Ireland or internationally.

The Bachelor of Business degree programme is a gateway to a number of career opportunities. You will leave the programme feeling confident to apply for jobs in a number of different sectors and ready to work and achieve in these businesses. You will realise that undertaking the Bachelor of Business degree programme is definitely work it. Past graduates who have completed the programme are now works in business sectors such as; Marketing, Human Resource Management, Information Systems, Finance and Business Development in SMEs of multinational companies. 

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