Business Studies

This programme includes core modules in Accounting and Financial Analysis, Financial Management, Principles of Economics for Business, Management, Marketing Principles, Management Information Systems, and Innovation: Creativity and Enterprise. A wide range of optional modules are also available to students in Semester 2, which include Accounting for Management Decisions, Macroeconomics and the Business Environment, Employment Relations, Global Marketing, Implementing Digital Innovation, and Business Law (optional modules may be subject to change). The range of modules available allows students to either specialise in a particular discipline or to study a broad range of business subjects.


1. This programme provides you 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 from a university or other recognised degree-awarding body. Applicants should hold an QQI Level 8 qualification or equivalent; IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent, if applicable.

Application dates

WHEN TO APPLY: University of Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible. See page 312 for full details of when and how to apply.


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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  • Qualifications

    Higher Diploma (Level 8 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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