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Bachelor of Business (Honours) Degree Course - Level 8

Ref Code: BY301

Accredited By: QQI

Fee: €4700

Duration: 4 years

Location: City Centre Only

Start Date: 9th February 2015

City Centre Days: Mon/Tue/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.


Apply now for 2015. Contact us today by emailing or call 00353 1 8075055

Why you should choose IBAT College Dublin for your Business studies Degree:
  • IBAT College Dublin is Ireland's leading industry focused college. Our business degree course is designed to prepare graduates for the new economy providing them with the skills that employers value most
  • Multicultural learning environment - Students from all across the globe study business courses at IBAT College Dublin
  • Small class sizes ensure individual support and attention
  • Competitive course tuition fees - Avail of our Early Booking Discount to save on your tuition fees and avail of flexible payment options. Please note we are now enrolling for September and have limited availability on our discounted rates. For further details on the discounted course fees contact our Admissions Office by emailing or call 00353 1 8075055
  • Friendly, practical and supportive Student Services department
  • Convenient location in the heart of the city centre
  • A level of service and care that distinguishes IBAT College Dublin from other institutions

Recognition - A degree from IBAT College Dublin is awarded by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) - formerly HETAC. This is the benchmark in quality and standards in the private education sector in Ireland. QQI is an Irish regulatory body and is accountable to the Irish government. Therefore, it demands the highest standards of excellence in education. A QQI degree is recognised worldwide and is a valuable asset on any CV.

Support - IBAT College Dublin prides itself on offering the highest standards of student support. From when you walk in the door at IBAT you will be made to feel welcome and the College will endeavour to support you in any way we can - if you need help with a subject or pastoral care for personal issues, we will always be just a step away. We take a student centered approach to education and always aim to maximise your learning experience.

Learning Environment - IBAT College Dublin provides a customised state-of-art campus to ensure that it is the most conducive environment possible for learning; from our numerous open areas for discussion and group work, to our debating chamber, to our library and Wifi connectivity throughout our building, IBAT strives to provide, for you the student, a learning environment where you can excel and reach your full potential.

Course description

course explain

Want to get a strong grounding in the core pillars of business? Interested in the emerging trends in the field of marketing or develop a stronger understanding of the current economic environment? Want to understand the important role that financial analysis plays in a business? Then the Bachelor of Business (Honours) is the course for you. This four-year degree programme provides a broad range of business skills in conjunction with a detailed knowledge of the current business environment in which companies operate. The practical focus adopted by the College will help develop our students with the necessary personal and professional skills that will allow them to confidently progress onto a relevant postgraduate course or start a successful business career.


A graduate of the College's Bachelor of Business (Honours) course would be strongly suited to a position at a junior or middle management level across many different sectors, from SME's to Multi-National Corporations. This degree programme also prepares graduates for entry level positions in a number of different business areas, such as Marketing and Human Resource Management.

Many of the College's graduates pursue postgraduate qualifications in a range of areas and are well equipped for progression onto IBAT College Dublin postgraduate programmes.

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Entry Requirements

Access is facilitated through the standard CAO route. A minimum of two C3s in higher-level subjects and four D3 in ordinary-levels subjects in the Leaving Certificate, including English and maths, are required.

Mature students (aged 23 and above on the 1st of January on the year of admission) should apply directly to IBAT College Dublin.

International students should apply directly. IBAT College uses a number of comparison 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.


The College starts its degree programme from the beginning in year 1, concentrating on introductions to core business areas, and builds to discussing more strategic issues facing business in year 4. In year 4, the student will have an opportunity to develop specialist knowledge through the three elective options - International Business, Marketing and Business Information Systems.

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Introduction to Business,
Business Applications,
Business Communications,
Financial Accounting I,
Academic Writing,
Business Mathematics,
Microeconomics Management,
Accounting I,
IS Management I,
HR Management,
Management Accounting II,
Quantitative Methods,
Financial Accounting II,
Consumer Behaviour and Market Research,
Organisational Behaviour,
Services Management,
E-Business and Web Authoring,
IS Management II
Corporate Finance I,
Operations Management,
Corporate and Business Law II,
Project Management,
Databases for Business,
Sales and Exporting,
HR Management II,
Business Strategy,
Corporate Finance II,
IS Management II,
Marketing Management Enterprise and Innovation,


Decision Support Systems,
Corporate Governance,
Business Practice & Ethics,
Strategic Management

Marketing Electives
International Marketing,
Marketing Communication,
Brand Management,

BIS Electives
Web Design & Interactive Media,
IT project Management,
Technology & Innovation

International Business Electives
International HRM,
International Business Environment,
International Marketing,
Business Plan or Research Project



This course is accredited by Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI) - formerly Higher Education and Training Awards Council (HETAC). QQI is the statutory awarding body for the private education sector in Ireland.



Through IBAT College's RPL policy, prospective students may be eligible for advanced entry onto this degree course. Any RPL application should be made directly to the College.

Duration of course

4 years full-time


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

Ruth has spent 13 years in industry working with Motorola, Microsoft, Serco Services and Logica CMG in various accounting roles. Ruth has been a Member in Practice since 2005 running my own company providing accounting services. She has also been lecturing part time since 2005 in the areas of financial accounting, management accounting, financial management and introductory level accounting modules at FETAC and HETAC levels 6 to 8.

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


What is the course fee?

The course fee is €4,700.

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 leaving certificate students for first year of the degree course is through the CAO system (CAO course code BY301).

Direct application can be made via our website here. Alternatively, please feel free to contact one of our admissions specialists for business and management courses on 01 807 5055 to set up a meeting to discuss the course further. You can also email us at Please feel free to visit the college anytime and our course content experts will be more than 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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