BA (Hons) Business – Part-time

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  • Psychology
  • BA (Hons) Business - Psychology

    Overview

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    The broad philosophy of this programme 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 the core issues addressed by psychology in business. Students have the opportunity to study the key aspects of business complemented by specific insight into the psychological aspects of work and organisational behaviour.

    Aims & Objectives

    On completion of this programme, students should have acquired the skills to:

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

    • To apply appropriate academic theories and concepts to a range of business and management issues 

    • To develop an understanding of the complexity of human behaviour

    • To understand the role of psychology in organisational functioning

    • To demonstrate a range of skills required by managers

    • To demonstrate the relationship between psychology and business

    During the course students have the opportunity to add value to both their employers and themselves on a daily basis. They can test theories, apply concepts and undertake practical project work focused on live business issues, which can be of benefit to their employers and to their own personal development.

    Entry Requirements 

    The minimum entry requirements for the BA (Hons) in Financial Services are:

    • Leaving Certificate – Applicants must obtain a minimum of 2H5s and 4 O6s/H7s, to include English or another language, or
    • FETAC – A full Level 5 FETAC Award (i.e. 8 modules) with at least 3 distinctions, or
    • A-Levels / GCSE – Applicants must obtain a minimum of 4 GCSE passes at grade C to include Mathematics and English or another language, plus 2 A-Level passes at grade C or higher, or
    • BTEC – Applicants must obtain a minimum of a BTEC National Diploma in a cognate area.
    • For applicants whose first language is not English and who have not previously undertaken a degree taught through English, evidence must be provided of proficiency in English language equivalent to B2+ or above on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL). This must be evidenced through a recognised English Language test such as IELTS, Cambridge Certificate, PTE or DBS English Assessment. Test certificates should be dated within the last two years to be considered valid.

    Mature
    All EU nationals aged 23 years before 1st of January in the year of application are classified as ‘mature applicants’. Mature learners can apply directly to the college and will be assessed on basis of age, work experience and educational attainment as outlined in the DBS Quality Assurance Handbook (QAH).

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

    Overview

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    The BA (Hons) in Business (Project Management) degree programme incorporates a balanced mix of specialised business modules, aimed at students who, whilst wishing to study for a general business degree, choose to focus especially on Project Management throughout the duration of their studies.

    Aims & Objectives

    The overall aim of the BA (Hons) in Business (Project Management) 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 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 the 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

    Entry Requirements 

    The minimum entry requirements for the BA (Hons) in Financial Services are:

    • Leaving Certificate – Applicants must obtain a minimum of 2H5s and 4 O6s/H7s, to include English or another language, or
    • FETAC – A full Level 5 FETAC Award (i.e. 8 modules) with at least 3 distinctions, or
    • A-Levels / GCSE – Applicants must obtain a minimum of 4 GCSE passes at grade C to include Mathematics and English or another language, plus 2 A-Level passes at grade C or higher, or
    • BTEC – Applicants must obtain a minimum of a BTEC National Diploma in a cognate area.
    • For applicants whose first language is not English and who have not previously undertaken a degree taught through English, evidence must be provided of proficiency in English language equivalent to B2+ or above on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL). This must be evidenced through a recognised English Language test such as IELTS, Cambridge Certificate, PTE or DBS English Assessment. Test certificates should be dated within the last two years to be considered valid.

    Mature
    All EU nationals aged 23 years before 1st of January in the year of application are classified as ‘mature applicants’. Mature learners can apply directly to the college and will be assessed on basis of age, work experience and educational attainment as outlined in the DBS Quality Assurance Handbook (QAH).

     
  • Management
  • BA (Hons) Business - Management

    Overview 

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    The BA (Hons) in Business (Management) degree programme has been designed to provide a broad foundation in business management and in the main functional areas of management. Students are equipped with a wide range of knowledge and skills necessary for a successful career in business. 

    Aims & Objectives

    The overall aim of this programme is to provide students with an integrated, balanced and flexible business education and to enable them to develop the business and personal skills required to enable them to progress in their subsequent careers.

    On completion of this programme, students will have the ability to:

    • Demonstrate a strong knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of the many aspects of business and management

    • Display a methodical approach to analysis, problem-solving and decision making  

    • Display a practical competence and skills in business and business functions  

    • Proceed in a highly competent manner to postgraduate study.

    Entry Requirements 

    The minimum entry requirements for the BA (Hons) in Financial Services are:

    • Leaving Certificate – Applicants must obtain a minimum of 2H5s and 4 O6s/H7s, to include English or another language, or
    • FETAC – A full Level 5 FETAC Award (i.e. 8 modules) with at least 3 distinctions, or
    • A-Levels / GCSE – Applicants must obtain a minimum of 4 GCSE passes at grade C to include Mathematics and English or another language, plus 2 A-Level passes at grade C or higher, or
    • BTEC – Applicants must obtain a minimum of a BTEC National Diploma in a cognate area.
    • For applicants whose first language is not English and who have not previously undertaken a degree taught through English, evidence must be provided of proficiency in English language equivalent to B2+ or above on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL). This must be evidenced through a recognised English Language test such as IELTS, Cambridge Certificate, PTE or DBS English Assessment. Test certificates should be dated within the last two years to be considered valid.

    Mature
    All EU nationals aged 23 years before 1st of January in the year of application are classified as ‘mature applicants’. Mature learners can apply directly to the college and will be assessed on basis of age, work experience and educational attainment as outlined in the DBS Quality Assurance Handbook (QAH).

     
  • Law
  • BA (Hons) Business - Law

    Overview 
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    The BA (Hons) in Business (Law) degree programme incorporates a balanced mix of specialised business modules, geared toward students who, whilst wishing to study for a general business degree, choose to focus especially on the legal component throughout the duration of their studies.

    Aims & Objectives

    The overall aim of the BA (Hons) Business with Law is to provide students with an integrated, balanced and flexible business education and to enable them to develop the business, legal and personal skills required to establish them in their subsequent careers.

    • To provide students with knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of business and the principles of subjects relating to many aspects of the business

    • To develop and nurture in students, a methodical approach to analysis, problem solving and decision making.

    • To provide opportunities for personal development

    • To develop students' learning skills to meet the demands of postgraduate study

    On completion of this programme students should have acquired the skills to:

    • Demonstrate a foundation in the core areas of law that affect the functioning of a commercial environment

    • Demonstrate a clear understanding of the application and impact of the legal concepts that affect management and operational decisions from a national and EU perspective

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

    Entry Requirements 

    The minimum entry requirements for the BA (Hons) in Financial Services are:

    • Leaving Certificate – Applicants must obtain a minimum of 2H5s and 4 O6s/H7s, to include English or another language, or
    • FETAC – A full Level 5 FETAC Award (i.e. 8 modules) with at least 3 distinctions, or
    • A-Levels / GCSE – Applicants must obtain a minimum of 4 GCSE passes at grade C to include Mathematics and English or another language, plus 2 A-Level passes at grade C or higher, or
    • BTEC – Applicants must obtain a minimum of a BTEC National Diploma in a cognate area.
    • For applicants whose first language is not English and who have not previously undertaken a degree taught through English, evidence must be provided of proficiency in English language equivalent to B2+ or above on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL). This must be evidenced through a recognised English Language test such as IELTS, Cambridge Certificate, PTE or DBS English Assessment. Test certificates should be dated within the last two years to be considered valid.

    Mature

    All EU nationals aged 23 years before 1st of January in the year of application are classified as ‘mature applicants’. Mature learners can apply directly to the college and will be assessed on basis of age, work experience and educational attainment as outlined in the DBS Quality Assurance Handbook (QAH).

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

    Overview

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     The BA (Hons) in Business (HRM) degree programme incorporates a balanced mix of specialised business modules, geared toward students who, whilst wishing to study for a general business degree, choose to focus especially on the Human Resource Management (HRM) component throughout the duration of their studies.

    Aims & Objectives

    The overall aim of the BA (Hons) in Business (HRM) 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 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

    • Have an insight into the importance of the human resource management function within organisations and to appreciate the various critical issues facing human resource management within organisations

    • Develop a human resource perspective with respect to the management of people in organisations.

    Entry Requirements 

    The minimum entry requirements for the BA (Hons) in Financial Services are:

    • Leaving Certificate – Applicants must obtain a minimum of 2H5s and 4 O6s/H7s, to include English or another language, or
    • FETAC – A full Level 5 FETAC Award (i.e. 8 modules) with at least 3 distinctions, or
    • A-Levels / GCSE – Applicants must obtain a minimum of 4 GCSE passes at grade C to include Mathematics and English or another language, plus 2 A-Level passes at grade C or higher, or
    • BTEC – Applicants must obtain a minimum of a BTEC National Diploma in a cognate area.
    • For applicants whose first language is not English and who have not previously undertaken a degree taught through English, evidence must be provided of proficiency in English language equivalent to B2+ or above on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL). This must be evidenced through a recognised English Language test such as IELTS, Cambridge Certificate, PTE or DBS English Assessment. Test certificates should be dated within the last two years to be considered valid.

    Mature
    All EU nationals aged 23 years before 1st of January in the year of application are classified as ‘mature applicants’. Mature learners can apply directly to the college and will be assessed on basis of age, work experience and educational attainment as outlined in the DBS Quality Assurance Handbook (QAH).

     
  • General
  • BA (Hons) Business

    Overview

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    The broad philosophy of this programme is to provide students with an appropriate base of relevant business and management knowledge, to promote personal development and business career advancement.

    Students have the opportunity to study many key areas and aspects of business to an appropriate depth and are encouraged to use the benefits of the programme to further their business careers.

    Aims and Objectives

    On completion of this programme, students should have acquired the skills to:

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

    • Acquire practical business and management experience

    • Develop their learning skills to meet the demands of future postgraduate study

    During the programme, students have the opportunity to add value to both their employers and themselves on a daily basis. They can test theories, apply concepts and undertake project work focused on current business issues, which are of benefit both to their employers and to their own personal development.

    Entry Requirements 

    The minimum entry requirements for the BA (Hons) in Financial Services are:

    • Leaving Certificate – Applicants must obtain a minimum of 2H5s and 4 O6s/H7s, to include English or another language, or
    • FETAC – A full Level 5 FETAC Award (i.e. 8 modules) with at least 3 distinctions, or
    • A-Levels / GCSE – Applicants must obtain a minimum of 4 GCSE passes at grade C to include Mathematics and English or another language, plus 2 A-Level passes at grade C or higher, or
    • BTEC – Applicants must obtain a minimum of a BTEC National Diploma in a cognate area.
    • For applicants whose first language is not English and who have not previously undertaken a degree taught through English, evidence must be provided of proficiency in English language equivalent to B2+ or above on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL). This must be evidenced through a recognised English Language test such as IELTS, Cambridge Certificate, PTE or DBS English Assessment. Test certificates should be dated within the last two years to be considered valid.

    Mature
    All EU nationals aged 23 years before 1st of January in the year of application are classified as ‘mature applicants’. Mature learners can apply directly to the college and will be assessed on basis of age, work experience and educational attainment as outlined in the DBS Quality Assurance Handbook (QAH).

     
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Course overview

COURSE OVERVIEW 2019

Awarding Body:
 
Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI)
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Award: Honours Bachelor Degree 
NFQ Level: 
Level 8
Award Title: 
BA (Hons) in Business Studies
Award Type: Major
Duration: 
4 Years (2 evenings per week)

Contact Us

We are now accepting applications for programmes taking place in 2020. Contact our Admissions Team for further information.

Email: admissions@dbs.ie
Phone: 01 417 7500
Opening times:
Monday to Friday
8:45am to 5:15pm