3 academic years
Welcome to Galway Business School's Bachelor of Business degree programme.
Come to study your Business degree here in the amazing city of Galway, on the west coast of Ireland. The degree programme is awarded by the 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.
3 academic years
60 ECTS per year, 180 ECTS over 3 years
25th September 2023
Quality and Qualifications Ireland
National Framework of Qualifications Level 7
IELTS Level 6.0 or equivalent
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"I am forever grateful to the helpful staff and inspiring lecturers who delivered the material so professionally and made learning so enjoyable"
Jeanette Dooley, Bachelor of Business Graduate
On our Bachelor of Business undergraduate degree programme, you’ll:
The Bachelor of Business degree reflects both best practice in business education and relevance to the real world.
As a business graduate, you’ll emerge confident and work ready, with a relevant and in-demand qualification for a diverse range of careers.
On the Bachelor of Business undergraduate programme you’ll:
This is an intensive, cutting-edge programme designed to ensure you’re working to the required standard of a level 7 degree.
The course places emphasis on the practical application of theory. This is supported by problem-based learning, such as:
You’ll experience online business simulations and participate in new business planning projects that will foster imaginative thinking among you and your classmates.
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|Learn to Learn|
Introduction to Business Management
Principles of Economics
Introduction to Marketing
Introduction to Accounting
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Business Information Systems
Contemporary Global Business
Entrepreneurship OR Digital Marketing
Human Resource Management
Business Data Analysis
Business Research Project
International Marketing Management
If you want to study individual modules to give your career a boost in Ireland or internationally, you can also sign up to selected semester programmes.
Some of the modules above are available as part of our Short Certificate Programmes.
"Our small class sizes ensure you have close interaction with our industry experienced academic team who are passionate about motivating you to achieve your best."
Martin Ronan, Bachelor of Business Graduate
Our Bachelor of Business degree programme is delivered in both a full-time (day) and part-time (evening) basis.
As a full-time student, you will study over four days during the week with classes usually starting at noontime. You will benefit from blended learning which incorporates both Face-to-Face lectures and online activities. In addition to this, throughout the semester you can take part in workshops and demonstrations that will lead you towards a better understanding of your coursework.
As a part-time student, you will study 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 activities.
If you’re already living and working in Ireland, in the Galway area, you can study through our evening programme.
The huge advantage of this comprehensive degree programme is that you can work through the modules of the degree in the way that best suits your personal circumstances.
If you're an international student who is coming to Galway specifically to follow the Bachelor of Business degree, you can follow a daytime programme.
Regardless of how you choose to study our business degree programme here at Galway Business School, you'll benefit from a practical application of the theory through case studies, group activities and research projects.
You’ll be assessed through a combination of continuous assessment and examinations throughout the programme.
Continuous assessment can include:
You may be asking "What can I do with a Bachelor of Business Degree?"
Many options are open to graduates of this course, including:
On successfully completing the three years of our Bachelor of Business degree, you can continue on to an honours degree. In GBS, we offer a one year top-up degree programme, Bachelor Of Business (Hons) with International Business.
If you’re looking to gain a level 8 International business degree that will prepare you for senior roles in business, the top-up programme is perfect for you. In today's digitally connected world, conducting business is increasingly global and many international business graduates work in a variety of sectors. Doing business in other countries and doing business across borders can be extremely profitable, but also very risky. That's why international business exists as a field of study, to prepare you for the challenges and opportunities associated with international trade.
Job roles open to graduates of the Bachelor of Business degree programme include roles in multinational and small to medium-sized enterprises in Ireland and around the globe in sectors such as: Marketing, Business Development, Finance, HR, IT.
A business degree is a great way to develop many of the transferable skills needed for working in a business environment. Jobs directly related to your business degree include:
All our students have use of the GBS campus facilities. These include:
Furthermore, you’ll benefit from our additional workshops, tutorials and company visits scheduled throughout the year to enrich your learning experience. This will be supported by business simulations and projects on new business development to promote creative and innovative thinking.
The entry requirements for the Bachelor of Business degree programme requires applicants to hold a minimum of 5 passes in the Leaving Certificate O6 /H7 or a High School equivalent. For more information visit the CAO website.
GBS welcomes Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Holders and applicants who hold a full FETAC Level 5 award (8 modules). Please apply in the normal way through the CAO system, course code GB001.
Part-time EU students must apply directly to the Galway Business School at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We advise any students who may have any questions on the course or entry requirements to contact us.
You can contact is by email email@example.com or phone +353 (0)91 529000 and we can arrange to meet you to answer any questions you may have and assist you through the application process.
International learners can study only during a full-time delivery mode to meet their visa requirements.
The Bachelor of Business Level 7 for Non- EEA require students to hold a high school diploma equivalent to the Leaving Certificate – Minimum 5 passes O6/H7s or equivalent.
We would advise all international students to visit the NARIC website www.naric.ie to get advice on the academic recognition of your International qualification by comparing it to the Irish National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).
If you are a non-native speaker of English, you must have an English language level of IELTS 6.0+ or its equivalent for all business degree programmes.
All international learners must complete a mandatory 3-week extensive pre-sessional business English course prior to the beginning of all Galway Business School academic programmes.
The pre-sessional business English programme will provide you with an intense focus on academic English. You will also gain the analytical tools needed to study a full undergraduate course at Galway Business School.
This is a mandatory requirement and the course will take place in our language school Galway Cultural Institute.
If you're not sure of your level now, you can take this quick online English level test.
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.
Mature students who wish to apply using their Leaving Cert results can do so through the CAO system.
However, mature students can also be considered based on their previous education, work experience and demonstration of their competence to undertake the programme.
If you wish to apply based on these requirements please contact the college directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.