Business Studies

Your course
This Higher Diploma programme is designed to provide you as a non-business graduate with a well-rounded understanding of business. You will be educated in the fundamental skills of business administration, enabling you to play an active role in the management and development of business enterprises. All modules assume that the student has no previous knowledge of the subject.

This programme includes core modules in Accounting, Financial Management, Economics, Management, Marketing Principles, Management Information Systems, and Communications in Organisations. A wide range of optional modules are also available to students in Semester Two, which include Accounting for Management Decisions, Macroeconomics, Employment Relations, Global Marketing, eBusiness, and Business Law. The range of modules available allows students to either specialise in a particular discipline or to study a broad range of business subjects.

3 Good Reasons To Study This Course

1. This programme provides you, as a non-business graduate, with the fundamental skills to work in business, and will complement your existing degree.

2. It provides you with an opportunity for further study in Accounting, with exemptions provided from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) exams.

3. It also provides you with an opportunity for further postgraduate study in the areas of Marketing, Management, and Business Information Systems.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
The programme is open to degree holders other than holders of the BComm degree (or equivalent) from a university or other recognised degree awarding body. Applicants should hold a QQI Level 8 qualification or equivalent. IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent, if applicable.


1 academic year (September - May).

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Career Opportunities
Graduates get jobs in a diverse range of industries, such as marketing, financial services, information systems and human resources. Graduates have been employed by Allied Irish Bank, Bank of Ireland, Central Bank of Ireland, AVIVA and Jameson. Every year a number of graduates pursue further postgraduate study at master's level, such as the MSc Marketing Practice, MSc Information Systems Management, MSc International Management and MSc Human Resources Management.

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    Higher Diploma (Level 8 NFQ)

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