Bachelor of Business - Full-time

  • Overview
  • Course Content
  • Structure
  • Career Opportunities
  • Fees
  • Next Steps

Overview

DBS Bachelor of Business

The Bachelor of 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 analysis of business organisations, functions, processes and management techniques. This course provides students with a solid understanding of general business theory and practice. It also provides the knowledge and skills that will enable an 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.

Course Content

The Bachelor of Business programme has the following content.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Core Modules

Business Environment

IT Skills for Business

Fundamentals of Accounting

Business Maths

Fundamentals of Marketing

Personal Development

Learning to Learn

Core Modules

Organisational Behaviour

Economics

ICT Applications for Business

Communications for Success

The World of Work

Core Modules

Management

Business Project

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Employability Skills

Electives - Choose 3

Business and Company Law

Digimarketing

International Marketing Practice

Business Information Systems

Financial Management

DBS Employability Pillar

In line with the DBS philosophy of ensuring its graduates have a suite of knowledge, skills and competence that make them readily employable, the programme contains an Employability Pillar of modules that complement the programme specific modules. This pillar of modules ensures students are aware of employer expectations on graduating, enhances their communication skills and time management while positioning the student for academic development during the course of their degree studies.

Year 3

Employability in Action

Lifelong Learning: Learning for Life

Year 2

Employability Skills

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Year 1

Learning to Learn

Communication For Personal Success

The DBS Employability Pillar, which runs throughout the duration of the degree, will demonstrate an awareness of transferable skills and their applicability in ‘real-life’ situations, projects undertaken and how they are applied in different circumstances so that students can take ownership of your own career management. Students will be able to develop realistic career plans and initiate and sustain professional networks and relationships to encourage opportunities for employment and internships. Students will present themselves and their skills, attributes, experiences and qualifications, through effective job applications, CVs, interviews and voluntary activities. This will enable students to develop the necessary skills to compete effectively for a broad range of employment, postgraduate study options and innovative opportunities available to them and further develop lifelong learning and continuous professional development.

Teaching and Assessment

The Bachelor in Business is taught mainly through lectures and tutorials, with students taking responsibility for a significant amount of study outside scheduled class contact times. Assessment takes a variety of forms, including essays and reports, individual and group assignments and formal examinations.

Structure

This degree course offers students considerable flexibility in their choice of second year and third year subjects. This allows students to orientate their studies towards preferred subjects or to choose disciplines in which they have demonstrated strength in year one.

Year 1

Seven mandatory subjects provide foundation knowledge in core business areas and disciplines.

Year 2

Subjects in year 2 further develop student knowledge and understanding of the key business disciplines. Students are also introduced to critical analysis of business situations and issues.

Year 3

At the final year, there are four mandatory subjects including the two 5 credit employability modules, management and the business project to which adds a practical dimension along with a choice of three electives.

Transfer Students

Students holding a relevant certificate, diploma or other relevant qualifications may qualify for entry to the second year or third year of the degree programme.

Career Opportunities

Because of the broad spectrum of subjects studied, career opportunities for business studies students are numerous. The wide-ranging nature of knowledge and skills gained by business graduates makes them an attractive proposition for any prospective employer. A range of employment opportunities is possible in areas such as marketing, sales, operations, information technology, finance and general management.

Further Study Opportunities

Students who complete this programme successfully will qualify for direct entry into the final year of our honours BA (Hons) in Business Studies (Level 8).

Fees

The fees for Full-time Bachelor of Business are €5,650 per annum.

For a full list of Full-Time Undergraduate fees for 201​7/2018 click here. You can also contact our admissions team who will also be able to advise on the payment options available to you.

Fees quoted cover the annual cost of tuition, registration and examinations and are EU fees only.Non-EU students please refer to the International section of the website.Please note also that tax relief is available on fees for Irish income tax payers at the standard rate of 20% on all fees exceeding €​3,000 and up to €7,000.

All QQI accredited programmes of education and training of 3 months or longer duration offered by Dublin Business School (DBS) are covered by arrangements under section 65 (4) (b) of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012 whereby in the event that DBS ceases to provide the programme, for any reason, after learners have started on that programme, Kaplan Inc., as guarantor, will refund the moneys most recently paid by or for the learner.   More details are included in the terms and conditions of learner admission to DBS (http://www.dbs.ie/terms-and-conditions) and on programme handbooks provided at induction.

Next Steps

Before making an application please ensure you are aware of all our entry requirements.

School Leaver Applicants

Application for first year full-time QQI programmes in the college is through the CAO System. The CAO system applies only to applications for first year admissions to undergraduate full-time day programmes described in the prospectus, which have a CAO Course code www.cao.ie.   Application forms and the CAO Handbook are both supplied by the Central Applications Office (CAO), Tower House, Eglinton Street, Galway or from your Career Guidance Counsellor.

Mature Applicants

If you are over 23 years of age on the 1st of January on the year of admission and do not meet the minimum entry requirements, you may apply as a Mature Student. Mature students should apply directly to the Admissions Office at Dublin Business School. Mature students are assessed on the basis of age, work experience, general education standard, motivation and commitment to the programme for which they are applying. Please forward documentation such as any relevant transcripts, a CV or any other related documentation to the Admissions Office. Proof of age such as a copy of driver’s licence or passport must also be submitted. 

Transfer Students

Students holding a relevant Certificate, Diploma or other relevant third level qualification may qualify for entry to the second or third year of degree programme. Transfer applications to the second or third year full-time programmes are to be made directly to the college. Students should send copies of their examination transcripts and other relevant documentation along with their application form (available from the School / College) to the Admissions Office at Dublin Business School.  

   

EU Citizens

A European (EU) Application is one made by a person:   (a) who is permanently a resident in one of the member states of the European Union and/or 
(b) who will have received full-time second level education, for three of the five years immediately before the date of proposed admission, in member states.

Non-EU Applicants

Non - EU applicants should contact directly the International Admissions Office at Dublin Business School.

Application fee to CAO

There is a standard application fee of €40 made payable to CAO on submitting your CAO application form, or €25 if submitting an online application to www.cao.ie before the closing date. Late applicants to CAO will be charged €80 for paper applications and €50 for online applications.

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Course overview

COURSE OVERVIEW 201​7

Awarding Body: 
Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI)


QQI AWARD LOGO (1)

Award: Ordinary Bachelor Degree
NFQ Level: 
Level 7
Award Title:
Bachelor of Business
Award Type: 
Major
Duration: 3 Years
CAO Code: DB571

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