BA (Hons) Business – Full-time

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  • BA (Hons) in Business

    CAO Code: DB512

    DBS Business courses 

    ​Overview

    The BA (Hons) in Business programme is designed to give a clearly structured business education that provides a solid foundation for success in a business career. The course provides a strong grounding in fundamental business concepts, ideas, practices and methodologies.

    It features a rich learning environment that involves students in comprehensive and critical analysis of business organisations, functions, processes and management techniques. This course not only provides students with a good understanding of general business theory and practice; it also provides the critical knowledge and skills that will enable and effective contribution to the resolution of business problems and will prepare students for the challenges posed by the dynamic nature of the modern business environment.

  • HRM
  • BA (Hons) in Business - Human Resource Management

    CAO Code: DB515

    DBS HRM Courses

    Overview

    The BA (Hons) in Business programme is designed to give a clearly structured business education that provides a solid foundation for success in a business career. The course provides a strong grounding in fundamental business concepts, ideas, practices and methodologies.

    It features a rich learning environment that involves students in comprehensive and critical analysis of business organisations, functions, processes and management techniques. This course not only provides students with a good understanding of general business theory and practice; it also provides the critical knowledge and skills that will enable and effective contribution to the resolution of business problems and will prepare students for the challenges posed by the dynamic nature of the modern business environment.

    The question of effective management of an organisations people now receives much attention and has arguably become more important than ever. From the viewpoint of those involved in managing human resources, many organisations are facing challenges that are less predictable and more rapid than in the past.

    Success, and very often survival, requires that organisations find ways to attract, retain and reward good employees. Organisations today invest significantly in Human Resource Management expertise in the belief that people are a very important asset to any organisation. This stream is designed for those with an interest in people and the people aspects of businesses and organisations.

    Managers and employees alike can benefit greatly from a better understanding and knowledge of people at work. In addition to providing students with a firm grounding in business, this course provides the knowledge and skills that they need to compete successfully as a human resource specialist in today’s complex and changing world of business.

  • Law
  • BA (Hons) in Business with Law

    CAO Code: DB514

    DBS Business Law

    Overview

    The BA (Hons) in Business programme is designed to give a clearly structured business education that provides a solid foundation for success in a business career. The course provides a strong grounding in fundamental business concepts, ideas, practices and methodologies.

    Law is a vast area of study. Recent high profile domestic cases have focused attention on the need for compliance with legal principles and requirements. These principles dictate the way in which individuals and organisations carry on their daily business. In an increasingly litigious society, businesses rely on employees with appropriate legal knowledge to ensure that business activities are carried on in a manner that is both ethical and fully compliant with all legal requirements. This stream is designed for students intending to pursue a business career in areas where a detailed knowledge of law is useful.

  • Management
  • BA (Hons) in Business - Management

    (Direct Application to College)

    DBS Management

    Overview

    The BA (Hons) in Business programme is designed to give a clearly structured business education that provides a solid foundation for success in a business career. The course provides a strong grounding in fundamental business concepts, ideas, practices and methodologies.

    The Management stream provides a clearly structured business education that gives a solid foundation for success in a business career. The course provides a strong grounding in fundamental business concepts, ideas, practices and methodologies. It features a rich learning environment that involves students in comprehensive and critical analysis of business organisations, functions, processes and management techniques.

    This course provides students with a good understanding of general business theory and practice. It also provides the critical knowledge and skills that will enable an effective contribution to the resolution of business problems and prepares students for the challenges posed by the dynamic nature of the modern business environment.

    As the course progresses, the emphasis shifts from the foundation knowledge to in-depth study of particular areas of the major disciplines. There is also a greater emphasis on independent work and the development of a critical and analytical approach to the subject matter, which gives students the confidence to critically evaluate information, ideas and opinions.

  • Project Management
  • BA (Hons) in Business - Project Management

    (Direct Application to College)

    DBS Project Management

    Overview

    The BA (Hons) in Business programme is designed to give a clearly structured business education that provides a solid foundation for success in a business career. The course provides a strong grounding in fundamental business concepts, ideas, practices and methodologies.

    The Project Management stream incorporates a balanced mix of specialised business management modules, aimed at students who, whilst wishing to study for a general business management degree, choose to focus especially on Project Management throughout the duration of their studies. The programme deals comprehensively with modern business management concepts whilst exploring the social, organisational, behavioural, and systems issues of project management and the provision of a framework for managing projects. Upon completion of this programme, students will be in a position to undertake postgraduate study within either the general business or more specific project management arena.

    Aims and Objectives

    The overall aim of the BA (Hons) Business (Project Management Stream) is to provide students with an integrated, balanced and flexible business education.

    On completion of the programme students should be able to:

    • Understand a range of business functions and the multi-disciplinary nature of the business

    • Apply appropriate academic theories and concepts to a range of business and management issues.

    • Demonstrate a range of skills required by managers

    • Understand the influence of the international context of business and management

    • Evaluate the importance of effective management of he project life cycle

    • Analyse methods, tools and techniques for planning monitoring and controlling projects and for managing risk

    • Analyse the skills and competencies required of the project manager and project team.

  • Psychology
  • BA (Hons) in Business - Psychology

    CAO Code: DB569

    DBS Psychology

    Overview

    The BA (Hons) in Business programme is designed to give a clearly structured business education that provides a solid foundation for success in a business career. The course provides a strong grounding in fundamental business concepts, ideas, practices and methodologies.

    The broad philosophy of this stream is to provide students with an appropriate base of relevant business and management knowledge with particular emphasis on the development of a firm understanding of core issues addressed by organisational psychology. The aims and objectives are that upon completion of the programme students should be able to:

    • Understand a range of business functions in the multi-disciplinary nature of business

    • Apply appropriate academic theories and concepts to range of business and  

     management issues

    • Understand the international business environment

    • Develop an understanding of the complexity of human behaviour

    • Understand the role of psychology in organisational functioning

    • Develop learning skills to meet the demands of further study

  • Work Placement
  • BA (Hons) Business - Work Placement

    CAO Code: DB520

    DBS Business class

    Overview

    The BA (Hons) in Business programme is designed to give a clearly structured business education that provides a solid foundation for success in a business career. The course provides a strong grounding in fundamental business concepts, ideas, practices and methodologies.

    One of the most attractive aspects of the BA (Hons) Business Studies degree is the opportunity to gain practical work experience in a credit bearing work placement over a forty-eight week period. Students commence work in the third year of the programme and can specialise in an area that reflects their course preferences and career ambitions. Students are paid by the company for the duration of their placement and are treated as full-time members of staff. Our dedicated Employer Liaison Officer is in regular contact with employers, developing placement opportunities in industry, commerce and professional offices. Since our first placement year in 1991 there has been a 100% success rate in placing students from this programme. Students are employed in areas including marketing, finance, sales, personnel, production, computing, customer service and general business administration. Students are paid a trainee salary by the company.

    The placement enables students to apply theoretical knowledge in a challenging work environment. Students are assigned a tutor who visits during the placement to discuss progress. Whilst on placement, students are required to complete a project, which forms a key part of the overall assessment of the final year. The opportunity for a full-time position upon graduation may arise.

    NB: Students must achieve a pass in all subjects at level 2 in order to be eligible for the placement programme.

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Course overview

COURSE OVERVIEW 201​6

Awarding Body: Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI)
QQI AWARD LOGO (1)
Award & NFQ Level: Level 8 (Honours Bachelor Degree)
Award Title: 
BA (Hons) Business
Award Type: Major
​Duration: 3 Years
CAO Codes: DB512, DB514, DB569, DB520, DB515

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We are now accepting applications for programmes taking place in 2016. Contact our Admissions Team for further information.

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