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Change of Mind: Meet the Business Team

Change of Mind, Emily Watts
Griffith College's Admissions Team, Emily Watts
5 min

Your Business Admissions Team

Name: Emily Watts

Contact Number: 01-416 3330

Faculty: Business


Q. What courses are offered in your faculty?

Griffith’s Business faculty offers a large variety of courses including:


Q. How many points do I need in the Leaving Cert to gain access?

In 2018, the points required were:

  • BA (Hons) in Business Studies - 254
  • BA (Hons) in Business Studies (Marketing) - 235
  • BA (Hons) in Business Studies (HRM) - 262
  • BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance - 218
  • BA (Hons) in International Hospitality Management - 244
  • BA in Business - 155
  • BA in Marketing - 135
  • Diploma in International Hospitality Management - 173
  • Higher Certificate in Business - AQA


Q. What are the facilities like?

It may come as a surprise to many that Griffith College here in Dublin offers a seven-acre campus. The size of our campus and the engagement of the students offers us the ability to have a real campus atmosphere as a private institution. In addition, we have two accommodation blocks on campus which can hold over 650 students. The Student Union is also a popular place among students, as the building holds a games room, student kitchen and function room. They run numerous clubs, societies, and events for students throughout the academic year. It’s a really exciting and multicultural vibe on campus which is only a stone's throw away from Dublin’s party scene on Harcourt Street. We are also surrounded by some really cool cafes and bars where one can purchase the finest coffee and craft beers available.


Q. Is there level 6, 7 or 8 entry?

Yes, all three!


Q. Can students’ progress from level 7 to level 8 on these courses?

Yes, we have built our Level 6 and 7 courses to function as direct pathways into Level 8.


Q. Can I study any of these courses part-time?

The following courses are available part-time:

  • BA (Hons) in Business Studies
  • BA (Hons) in Business Studies (Marketing)
  • BA (Hons) in Business Studies (HRM)
  • BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance


Q. What is the cost of these courses?

EU Living in Ireland (only) 2019/2020 – reviewed annually, subject to change.


The following full-time courses are on a reduced fee scheme for September 2019 (3500 per year):

BA (Hons) in Business Studies

BA (Hons) in Business Studies (Marketing)

BA (Hons) in Business Studies (HRM)

BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance


The following full-time fees are:

Year 1: €5814

Year 2: €5967

Year 3: €6167

BA (Hons) in International Hospitality Management

The following Level 6 and 7 are:

Year 1: €5814

Year 2: €5610

Year 3: (where applicable) €5810


BA in Business

BA in Marketing

Diploma in International Hospitality Management

Higher Certificate in Business

The part-time courses are:

Year 1: €4029

Year 2: €4029

Year 3: €4229


Q. Is Griffith College a University?

Griffith College is not a university, but it is the second largest private third level college in the country. Universities are public institutions and have been granted delegated authority to create their own awards. They are allowed to call themselves University by law and there are only eight in Ireland. Universities and Institutes of Technology receive funding from the government towards their running. Private institutions are self-funded and as such students attending must pay tuition fees.


Q. Do you accept the SUSI grant?

Unfortunately, no, as a private institution students attending Griffith College are not entitled to the SUSI grant. Students must pay tuition fees. We have a payment plan which helps students pay for their fees monthly. Students are also entitled to claim up to 20% tax back on the tuition fees paid. You can find more information about this on