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One Semester Option

European students have two options when deciding to study a semester at Dublin Business School, each option is available in both the Spring and Winter semester allowing you the option to choose when you would like to study with DBS.

View our Pre Arrival Guide for International Students.

Option A

This option allows students to choose a selection of modules from all programmes offered at DBS at both Bachelor and Masters level. This option allows you the flexibility to build on your current knowledge in your field of study but also gives you the opportunity of studying something new. Subject areas include Business, Marketing, Arts, Journalism, Psychology and Social Science*.

Option B

For students who prefer to study a more specialised semester they can choose one of the ​four state-accredited certificate programmes offered by DBS and receive an internationally recognised certificate award in one semester. Each of the certificate programmes are accredited by the Irish government body Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI) and are worth 30 ECTS credits, except for Certificate in Digital Marketing, which is worth 40 ECTS. On each certificate programme you will study five core modules related to your choice of programme, along with having the flexibility of choosing one elective course.

1. Certificate in International Business

To view full course information for the Certificate in International Business, click here.

This semester programme is designed for undergraduate students of international business or related areas. The course will help deepen your understanding of the main areas of business as well as providing new knowledge specific to the Irish and European markets.

Core Content

Elective (Choose 1) 

• Marketing Communications
• Business Accounting
• Management
• The International Economy
•  Enterprise and Communication

• Irish Society and Economics
• Spanish ​for Beginners
• Spanish for Business
• Chinese for Beginners

2. Certificate in Sales

To view full course information for the Certificate in Sales, click here.

This semester programme is designed for undergraduate students with a particular interest in the areas of sales and management. The course will help deepen their understanding of these areas as well as providing new knowledge specific to the Irish and European markets.

Core Content

Elective (Choose 1)

• Marketing Communications
• Sales & Selling
• Management
• Digital Media Tools
• Enterprise and Communication (Sales)

• Irish Society and Economics
• Spanish ​for Beginners
• Spanish for Business
• Chinese for Beginners


3. Certificate in Tourism Marketing

To view full course information for the Certificate in Tourism Marketing, click here.

This semester programme is designed for undergraduate students of tourism and event management or related areas. The course will help deepen their understanding of the main areas in this sector as well as providing new knowledge specific to the Irish and European markets.

Core Content  

Elective (Choose 1)  

• Tourism Marketing
• Event Planning & Operations
• Sales & Selling
• ​Digital Media Tools
• Enterprise and Communication (Tourism) 

• Irish Society and Economics
• Spanish ​for Beginners
• Spanish for Business
• Chinese for Beginners  

*Please note that module choices are subject to matching the pre-requisite  requirements.

4. Certificate in Digital Marketing

To view full course information for the Certificate in Digital Marketing, click here.

This semester programme is designed for undergraduate students of Digital Marketing or related areas. The course will help deepen their understanding of the main areas in this sector as well as providing new knowledge specific to Irish and European Markets.


Core Content  

• Digital Marketing Concepts
• Digital Planning and Management
• Sales & Selling
• Implementing Digital Media
• eBusiness