Business Degree, undergraduate study in business, management, marketing, information systems | IBAT College, Dublin | Direct entry with exemptions
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Bachelor of Business Degree Year 3 (Direct Entry)

Study, undergraduate, Business Degree, marketing, information systems, IBAT College, Dublin, university, BA, Bachelor of Business.


Accredited By: QQI

Fee: €4700

Duration: 1 year

Location: City Centre Only

Start Date: 9th February 2015

City Centre Days: Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs

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Fee for international students that require a visa is €6750. Fee for international students that do not require a visa is €5750.

A good business degree significantly increases your chances of success in your chosen career.
  • The Business Degree programme at IBAT College Dublin is designed to prepare graduates for the new economy providing employers with the skills they need
  • Small Class sizes ensure you get the attention and support you require
  • Are you looking to develop new skills like analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills necessary in the modern business environment?
  • Do you want to be prepared for employment in the private and public sectors and further education?
  • Are you looking to improve your knowledge in areas like Corporate Finance, Operations Management and Marketing Management?
  • Are you looking to pursue a career in business or improve your career prospects?

About the Business Course

course explain

This degree programme builds upon the areas of Management, ICT, Finance, Accounting and Business which are introduced to students in year one and year two of this course. The course is for school leavers who wish to pursue a career in business, management, accounting or related fields and also mature students who wish to improve their career prospects. Students will build upon their introduction to business and management functions to develop a range of skills, including analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills necessary in the modern business environment.

What are my Career Prospects with this Business Course?

The Bachelor of Business is designed to prepare individuals for employment in the private and public sectors and further education. Students may develop careers in the following areas: industrial relations, sales and marketing, manufacturing and operations, hospitality and travel, accounting and financial services & human resources.


This course has been designed in consultation with Quality & Qualifications Ireland  (QQI) - formerly HETAC, the Higher Education & Training Awards Council, to provide a pathway to students to further professional qualifications such as progression to Honours Degrees ( Level 8) or directly into employment. QQI is the qualifications awarding body for third-level educational and training institutions outside the university sector in Ireland. This course is also designed to offer students progression from the Level 6 Higher Certificate in Business.

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Entry requirements

Entry routes are available from our HETAC L6 Higher Certificate. They are also available through a range of expressed agreements with FETAC programmes, professional awarding bodies and through IBAT’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy.

International students should apply directly. Students who have qualifications from overseas will be subject to checks. IBAT College Dublin uses a number of comparision systems, such as NARIC and the NQAI Qualifications Recognition system, to compare and establish equivalency of international awards. An IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent is required for non-native English speakers.


Year 3
Corporate Finance 1
Operations Management
Corporate and Business Law 2
IS Management 1
Consumer Behaviour and
Market research
HR Management 2
Business Strategy
Corporate Finance 2
IS Management 2
Marketing Management

Who accredits this Business Course?

qqi_award_logo_140kb_This course is accredited by Quality & Qualifiations Ireland (QQI) - formerly HETAC, The Higher Education and Training Awards Council. QQI is the qualifications awarding body for third-level educational institutions outside of the university sector.

Am I eligible for this Business Course?

Students holding a relevant Certificate, Diploma or other relevant third level qualification may qualify for entry to the second or third year of this degree course.

Mature applicants should apply directly.  Please contact the Admissions Office for further clarification by emailing or call 00353 1 8075055

How long is the Business Course?

3 Years (Full-Time) course.

View Student Feedback:

David Reddy - Year 3

"What I like about IBAT College is that every member of staff works tirelessly to help you meet your goals. Whether it's a post exam review or an extra lecture before the academic year ends, all members do their best to facilitate your goals in order to guarantee you succeed".

Douglas Nascimento - Year 4

I've been studying in IBAT for the last four years, where I have had only good moments and experiences. IBAT helped me to improve my skills, qualifications and knowledge. The college by itself is very good. Lecturers are very attentive, reception always willing to help us and look after all the students for every single concern or doubt, and the infrastructure is also provide for all the students, conditions to enjoy this experience with much more fun. I'll definitely miss this College, my colleagues and members of the staff.

Daeyong Park - Year 4

Facility - IBAT College Dublin has good environment for study and facilities are good as well, especially the IT facilities and library.

Quality of Education - Many lecturers have lots of experience and good professional backgrounds therefore bringing many business related case studies into their teaching.

Cost of tuition - IBAT College has competive tuition fees


View the Lecturer Profile:

Jackie Kennedy -Human Resource Management lecturer

Jackie has an MA in Strategic Human Resource Management and a Post Graduate Diploma in Learning & Teaching. She has extensive lecturing experience in private and state 3rd level institutions in Ireland and Asia. She teaches subjects in Business Communications, Management, Human Resource Management, and Strategy at post graduate and undergraduate levels. Jackie has over 20 years’ experience as a senior HR professional in the Financial Services sector, in both senior management positions and as an independent HR consultant. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development and of the Society of Human Resource Management in the US.


Mark Dean – IS/IT Lecturer

Mark is an IT professional with over 19 years industry experience. Over this period he has accumulated knowledge and skills from numerous sectors ranging from education through to manufacturing and banking. He has been involved in many IT roles including software developer, team leader, systems analyst, and corporate IT trainer. Mark holds a Bachelor of Science from Trinity College and has lectured on both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Mark Dean – IS/IT Lecturer
Jeff Taylor – Management and Organisational Behaviour Lecturer

Jeff has five years lecturing experience chiefly in the management and event management domain. Through his experiences in the event management industry Jeff brings real world examples and a practical knowledge into the classroom. Jeff has worked at major international festival events such as Oxegen and Slane Castle. Jeff maintains links with industry via Jeff is currently a Phd researcher at the Dublin Institute of Technology, studying creativity and innovation in business education.

James O’Connor – Profile - P1 AND P3

Ruth O Leary – Managment Accounting Lecturer

Lisa is an experienced lecturer who has been teaching for over 14 years. During this time, Lisa has taught in both the academic and corporate sectors. She has previously lectured Business and IT subjects at Griffith College and led the Training Teams in Esat BT and Software Paths. Lisa has also founded & managed 2 small businesses and brings extensive real life work experience to her teaching role. She has undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in Business and IT from Northeastern University, Trinity College Dublin and Dublin City University. She lectures in Systems Analysis & Design, Business Applications and Marketing.

Lisa Donaldson – Business, Marketing & IT Lecturer

John Murtagh - Business & Management Lecturer

John has over 25 years senior management experience with a number of large multi-national companies in the Information Technology sector. During this period he was responsible for Customer Service Delivery, Business Operations and Supply Chain Management for Ireland, Europe, Middle East and Africa. John was awarded an International Executive MBA by the Smurfit Business School (UCD). He holds numerous other educational qualifications, including Diplomas in Logistics Management awarded by the Dutch Federation of Industry (DEBAK) and TEFL
John Murtagh - Business & Management Lecturer

Lorraine Ryan - Accounting and Finance lecturer

Lorraine has over fifteen years’ experience as a finance professional with work experience in both the public and private sectors. In the private sector she has worked MNC companies and indigenous Irish exporting firms one of whom successfully had a IPO listing on the Nasdaq and Neur Markets. In the public sector Lorraine has worked with the the IDA and the public health sector. Lorraine has over 6 year lecturing experience and has also worked in full time academic research. She holds an MBs in Entrepreneurship and Marketing and a BSc in Credit Management. Lorraine lectures in Financial and Management Accounting, Corporate Finance and Quantitative Methods.

Lorraine Ryan - Profile - ACCA Lecturer F1

Ciaran Lawlor - Corporate and Business Law Lecturer

Ciarán Lawlor is a practicing Barrister and an experienced legal educator. Ciarán graduated from University College Dublin with an Honours Degree in Law. He proceeded to study at the Honorable Society of the King’s Inns and was called to the Irish Bar in 2005. He subsequently completed an LLM in European Law, graduating with distinction.
Prior to commencing practice at the Irish Bar, Ciarán interned with leading Irish law firm A&L Goodbody, and with Amnesty International (Ireland). His practice focuses on civil law, with an emphasis on contract and commercial litigation, debt-collection, defamation, personal-injuries, and tort law generally. Ciarán has a broad experience of teaching law. At the Law School in UCD, he was a Senior Tutor to undergraduate Law Students, and Lecturer in tort law on the Graduate Diploma in Arbitration. He is currently a member of the faculty at the Professional Law School, at City Colleges.

What is the course fee?

The course fees are €4,700 for the first year. Please contact us directly to discuss any discounts which may be available.

How can I make savings on the course fee?

IBAT College Dublin offers significant discounts and savings on course fees as well as flexible payment options. For further information on these savings and payment options, click on the following link:

Is Tax Relief Available for this course?

Tax Relief is available is available for eligible participants on this course. For further details click here.

What do I get for my fee?

I would like to apply what should I do?

Application for first year of the Higher Certificate course is through the CAO system.

To apply please complete our online enquiry form which will give us the key details to start your application and a member of our admissions team will contact you with further details. Alternatively, please feel free to contact one of our admissions specialists for business and management courses on 01 807 5055, to register or to set up a meeting to discuss the course further. You can also email us at If you are satisfied with all the information that you have seen, you also can register online now for this course by clicking the 'Pay fees online' link at the top of this page. This will secure your place on the course and save you time. Please feel free to visit the college anytime and our course content experts will be more then willing to discuss any queries you may have. We look forward to seeing you.

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Learner protection for this programme is provided in accordance with section 43 of the Qualifications (Education and Training) Act 1999.


Drop by our Open Evening on Wednesday 22nd April from  5-7pm to find out more about your course of interest, meet with Admissions and Academic staff and view our state of the art study facilities. You can also complete the registration process for your chosen programme of study in 2015.

In the meantime you can contact our Admissions team by emailing or call 01 8075055. You can also drop by the campus Monday-Friday from 9am-5.30pm, no appointment needed.


Whether you are interested in furthering your education with a Postgraduate MBA or you need to upskill with a Diploma in IT, Management or Accounting IBAT College Dublin can offer you an industry focused education that will help you achieve your career goals. Now accepting applications for courses starting in May or September.


What our Students think...

IBAT College Dublin Undergraduate Business Student of the year

"The Bachelor of Business Honours Degree course has provided me with essential knowledge and skills to succeed in a highly competitive job market. As it is recognised worldwide, it opens doors to countries all over the world. The lecturers here are dedicated to providing students with beneficial theory along with practical information from their own experience in multinational companies.  The mix of nationalities provides not only friendships but possible future business opportunities worldwide. Studying with IBAT College guarantees you will be well prepared to reach your professional goals."

Daniel Svidrnoch, Bachelor of Business (Hons) Graduate, photographed above with Shane Ormsby, Director, IBAT College Dublin, receiving his Undergraduate Student of the Year Award at the 2013 Conferring Ceremony.  To find out more about this course email

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