Full-time courses in Galway, Ireland

Full-time courses 

Choose from one of our full-time courses here at Galway Business School and start planning your time studying here on Ireland’ stunning west coast.

At Galway Business School, one of Ireland’s leading independent third-level colleges, you’ll find not only an excellent location but also top-class facilities, teachers and programmes.

You can choose from two full-time undergraduate courses which last 3 and 4 years respectively.

Bachelor of Business

Bachelor of Business (Honours) with International Business

Courses

Courses

Bachelor of Business

Bachelor of Business

This programme is designed to give you a clearly structured, yet innovative education in business.

From €4,850

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Bachelor of Business (Honours) with International Business

Bachelor of Business (Honours) with International Business

Our Bachelor of Business (Honours) with International Business allows you to enhance your qualifications by topping up to a level 8 degree.

From €4,850

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Certificate Programmes

If you are looking to come and study full-time, but for just one semester, you can choose from a number of certificates programmes:

Certificate in Business & Entrepreneurship

Certificate in Business Communications

Certificate in Sales and Marketing

Certificate in Marketing Management

Certificate in Strategic Management


Courses

Courses

Certificate in Business & Entrepreneurship

Certificate in Business & Entrepreneurship

This is a 20 ECTS course ideal for business enthusiasts looking to analyse a range of business management issues and create an entrepreneurial culture within an organisation.

From €2,180

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Certificate in Business Communications

Certificate in Business Communications

This is highly practical certificate which awards you 20 ECTS. You will investigate the key concepts of business communications and the fundamentals of modern marketing.

From €2,180

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Certificate in Sales and Marketing

Certificate in Sales and Marketing

This course will award successful graduates with 30 ECTS. You will analyse the process involved in the development of a marketing strategy and learn to apply the marketing mix concept to real business situations.

From €2,750

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Certificate in Marketing Management

Certificate in Marketing Management

You will study three modules during this semester certificate course giving you a total of 30 ECTS. You will study the fundamentals of the strategic importance of marketing and management.

From €3,150

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Certificate in Strategic Management

Certificate in Strategic Management

This certificate will award students with 10 ECTS at level 7 on the NFQ qualification list. You will gain the skills to integrate management functions in strategic decision-making process.

From €1,220

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Pathway Programmes

Are you interested in studying a degree programme in Ireland?

Galway Business School offers a range of Pathway programmes designed to offer our students the best preparation for undertaking their degree studies at Galway Business School or other universities across Ireland.

We offer the following full-time pathway progarmmes: 

University Foundation

Pre-Masters

Courses

Courses

University Foundation

University Foundation

Undergraduate Foundation Programme offers English language classes with subject specific knowledge in the streams of Business, Science or Engineering.

From €7,500

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Pre-Masters

Pre-Masters

The transition to Masters level can be challenging, particularly for non-native speakers of English. This programme is designed to offer the maximum support to students to achieve the skills to study at master's level.

From €7,500

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Who are our full-time courses for?

Our full-time business courses are designed for anyone who wants to invest in their future by studying full-time. They’re ideal for you if you’re looking to gain a widely recognised qualification that will advance your career and develop your knowledge of business, management and communications.

Our full-time business courses aim to you learners with the knowledge and skills you’ll need to communicate in local and international business settings, and to become a successful business manager.

When choosing your study path, there can be lots of things to consider:

-          What kind of career are you looking for?

-          Which degree will give you the best chance of getting a job?

-          What mode of study should you choose?

-          Will you find a job after you graduate?

Studying full-time for a business degree, you’ll spend a lot of time here at Galway Business School. This means you’ll have lots more chances to study, practise and interact with other students.  

As well as intensive communication with other students, you’ll be in close contact with your teachers and your academic coordinator, who will be on hand to support you and your study needs.

You’ll also have the chance to be involved in the college social life and get the chance to make friends as well as useful professional contacts. 

Full-time undergraduate courses 

Our full-time undergraduate courses are ideal for recent leaving certificate graduates looking to continue their studies at an undergraduate level in a smaller university setting environment.

They’re also the perfect option for international students who have already mastered English at a high level (IELTS 6.0+) and wish to progress and further their study at university level in an English-speaking country.

Bachelor of Business

The Bachelor of Business degree is awarded by Galway Business School on behalf of Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI). This programme is designed to give you a clearly structured, yet innovative education in business, which will provide you with a solid foundation for success in your future career.

Learners will develop the employment-focused, transferable skills necessary to perform in a business environment. You’ll learn to communicate information, ideas and solutions effectively.

Find full details here.

Bachelor of Business (Honours) with International Business 

Galway Business School offers a Bachelor of Business (Honours) with International Business programme in the city of Galway, situated on the west coast of Ireland.

The Bachelor of Business degree programme allows you to enhance your qualifications by topping up to a level 8 degree. This degree focuses on how organisations operate, what they perform, their styles of management and their business strategies.

You’ll have the opportunity to take modules in subjects as diverse as Contemporary International Issues, Strategic Information Systems, Global Strategy, Personal & Professional Skills Development, International Financial Management, Innovation & New Enterprise Development, International Selling and Global Digital Marketing. 

Find full details here.

Full-time one-semester certificate programmes 

Certificate in Business & Entrepreneurship

You will have the opportunity to study the following modules Contemporary Business Management and Entrepreneurship, each at 10 ECTS credits.

Certificate in Business Communications

This certificate is delivered over a semester and you will follow the Business Communications (10 ECTS) and Introduction to Marketing (10 ECTS) modules which are part of year 1 of Bachelor of Business degree.

Certificate in Sales and Marketing

This certificate course is comprised of three modules with 10 ECTS each: Business Communications, Sales Management and Introduction to Marketing.

Certificate in Marketing Management

You will take three modules during this certificate programme: Marketing Management (10 ECTS), Digital Marketing (10 ECTS) and International Marketing (ECTS).

Certificate in Strategic Management

This certificate is highly practical, and it is part of year 3 of Bachelor of Business degree and it is a 10 credit module.

What qualification will I receive?

All GBS degree programmes are validated by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) and upon graduation successful learners will be awarded their qualification by Galway Business School on behalf of QQI.

As a successful graduate, you will receive the following awards:

ProgrammeQQI AwardECTS
Bachelor of Business           Level 7180
Bachelor of Business Honours with International Business 
Level 8
60
Certificate in Business and Entrepreneurship Level 620
Certificate in Business Communications Level 6 20
Certificate in Sales and Marketing Level 6 30
Certificate in Marketing Management Level 6 30
Certificate in Strategic Management Level 710

Why study in Galway in Ireland?

Ireland is the third-largest island in Europe and boasts one of the best education systems in the world. Situated on Ireland dramatic west coast, Galway is a vibrant city with a rich history and wonderful place to a student. It’s Ireland’s most charming city, the ‘world’s most friendly destination’ by US Travel + Leisure Magazine and holds a top-six position in the Condé Nast Traveller magazine’s listing of friendliest cities in the world.

Thousands come to the many festivals throughout the year, including the Galway International Arts Festival, the Galway Film Fleadh, the Galway Races, the Galway World Oyster Festival.

Galway has also been announced as the European Capital of Culture for 2020

Here in Galway, Ireland, you’ll have leading global companies on your doorstep, a safe, friendly environment and a beautiful setting for your studies. 

Would you like to know more about Galway? Check out our Galway Guide!

Pre-sessional Business English programme for international students

Non-native speakers of English must have an English language level of IELTS 6.0+ or its equivalent for the Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Business (Hons) with International Business programmes.

All international learners must complete a mandatory 4-week extensive pre-sessional Business English course prior to the beginning of all Galway Business School academic programmes. This programme will provide learners with an intense focus on Academic English to provide international learners with the analytical tools they’ll need to study a full undergraduate course.

Students will be learning in a supportive environment and gain an understanding of the academic conventions and codes of conduct for academic programmes in Ireland.

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Next steps

For full details on our admission process and entry requirements please refer to the Undergraduate Admissions Office webpage. If you require additional information please contact us at info@galwaybusinessschool.ie.

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Visa students

If you require a visa before you come to Ireland, you should pay your fees in our Escrow account Transfermate. With no fees or set up costs, preferential exchange rates and lower admin costs, GBS  students can make significant savings on admin time and bank charges worldwide.

Transfermate benefits:

  • Receive international payments within 48 hours
  • Fully referenced payments for instant reconciliation
  • Eliminate international receiving transfer fees
  • Back-end system with full payment history
  • 24/7 customer service and online tracking of payments

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