Griffith College

BA in Business

BA in Business

BA in Business

This programme is the perfect platform for students who wish to pursue further studies or move straight into the workplace.

Students doing work outside
Validated by:QQI
QQI Level:7
Duration:3 years
Overview

Business Courses at Griffith College

The hallmark of a Griffith business education remains the development of innovative, globally orientated business professionals who are able to integrate theory and practice. The Faculty provides numerous programmes to students from Ireland and around the world at all stages in their professional lives. These programmes equip students with not only the knowledge but also the capabilities required for success in the global marketplace. GCD undergraduate business degrees provide a solid foundation for careers in accounting, marketing, general management, finance and hospitality.

About the course

The BA in Business is a three-year full-time programme which is designed to give students a clearly structured business education and provide a solid foundation for further education or career progression. All key business functions are addressed, including, entrepreneurship,marketing, finance, accounting, human resources and information technology.

The programme achieves a healthy balance of practical hands-on business practice with academic knowledge offering students a broad understanding of business principles and practices. The degree also features an embedded award so that students who wish to exit after two years can do so with a Higher Certificate in Business. The BA in Business at Griffith College gives students the opportunity to develop business skills and gain an understanding of business in the safe environment of a college which focuses on excellence in education. This programme is the perfect platform for students who wish to pursue further studies or move straight into the workplace.

What you will learn?
All key business functions are addressed, including, entrepreneurship, marketing, finance, accounting, human resources and information  technology. The programme achieves a healthy balance of practical hands-on business practice with academic knowledge offering students a broad understanding of business principles and practices.

Embedded Award
The degree also features an embedded award so that students who wish to exit after two years can do so with a Higher Certificate in Business. The BA in Business at Griffith College gives students the opportunity to develop business skills and gain an understanding of business while also offering a flexible learning model for students to exit or progress to further higher education all in the safe environment of a college which focuses on excellence in education.

Well-rounded Business Education
The BA in Business offers a broad scope across all key business disciplines which means students gain an understanding of the many aspects of the world of business. This allows them to choose the area which appeals to them most for a successful career and/or further study. The programme ensures you engage with both theory and practice for a well-rounded business education with multiple opportunities. 

GRIFFITH BUSINESS
ACCA exemptions:
Graduates of the Honours Business Programmes at Griffith obtain excellent exemptions from the ACCA.  Those who complete the BA(Hons) in Accounting and Finance programme may qualify for 9 exemptions while those from the BA(Hons) in Business programme may qualify for up to 5 exemptions.

Teaching Council recognition:
As the BA (Hons) in Business Studies is recognised by the Teaching Council of Ireland, graduates from this programme are eligible to pursue secondary teaching careers.

Programmatic reviews:
Griffith College business courses undergo rigorous programmatic reviews to ensure pragmatic and relevant business tuition.

Work placement :
The BA (Hons) in International Hospitality Management and the Diploma in International Hospitality Management facilitate work placement during the programmes.

Progression paths :
Transfer and progression opportunities are available across all programmes within the faculty from Level 6 to Level 8. On successful completion of all of the level 8 programmes students have the opportunity to progress on to post graduate level.

Personal attention :
Personal attention provided along with an excellent student/lecturer ratio.

Tax relief:
Griffith College students can avail of tax relief on all QQI validated undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. For more information visit www.revenue.ie

QQI
The National Qualifications Authority of Ireland changed the national structure of qualifications awarded to successful students in 2004. In the past there were five award levels in Griffith College; Masters, Graduate Diploma, Degree, Diploma and Certificate.
The new titles for these QQI awards are:
• Higher Certificate (Level 6)
• Bachelor Degree (Level 7)
• Bachelor Degree Honours (Level 8)
• Masters Degree (Level 9)

Disability Services
Please contact the faculty for more details.

Structure

This programme allows the student to study a range of modules such as enterprise, innovation and business which will be important in their future career.

Year 1 Core Subjects
Semester other
Learning to Learn
IT Skills for Business
Business Management 1
Fundamentals of Finance
Business Maths
Business Communications
Small Business Development
Year 2 Core Subjects
Semester other
Introduction to Business Law
Financial Accounting
Business Management 2
Enterprise, Innovation and Planning
Market Research Practice
Employability Skills
Principles of Economics
Principles of Marketing
Year 3 Core Subjects
Semester other
Strategic Marketing Management
Business Finance
Human Resource Managment
Digital Marketing
Operations and Project Management
Business Analysis Project
Career Planning
Entry Requirements
General Requirements

5 O6/H7 grades, to include a language (English, Irish or other language) and Maths.
 
Mature Students
If you are 23 on or before the 1st January of year of application, you can apply for this course directly using the College’s online application form.

English Language
If English is not your native language, you must show that your English level is of a suitable standard. For further information please contact a member of the Admissions Team

CAO Points Dublin: 
120
Fees

Direct Debit Scheme

Students wishing to pay for their fees monthly may avail of our direct debit scheme, please download our Fee Payment Information document to review the payment plan schedule and how to apply.

Sponsorship

Is your company paying for your course?

They will need to complete a Griffith College Sponsorship Form and send this to the Student Fees Office:

  • Post: Student Fees, Griffith College Dublin, South Circular Road, Dublin 8
  • Email: accounts@griffith.ie:

All QQI accredited programmes of education and training of 3 months or longer duration are covered by arrangements under section 65 (4) of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012 whereby, in the event of the provider ceasing to provide the programme for any reason, enrolled learners may transfer to a similar programme at another provider, or, in the event that this is not practicable, the fees most recently paid will be refunded.

Please Note: A registration fee of Euro 250.00 is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below.

Campus: 
Cork
Study Mode: 
Full-Time
EU living Ireland: 
EUR 4,000.00
EU living Abroad: 
EUR 6,000
Non EU living Ireland: 
EUR 7,000
Non EU living Abroad: 
EUR 8,000
Campus: 
Dublin
Study Mode: 
Full-Time
EU living Ireland: 
EUR 5100
EU living Abroad: 
EUR 6,000
Non EU living Ireland: 
EUR 8,500
Non EU living Abroad: 
EUR 8,500
Campus: 
Limerick
Study Mode: 
Full-Time
EU living Ireland: 
EUR 4075.00
EU living Abroad: 
EUR 4075.00
Non EU living Ireland: 
EUR 5,355.00
Non EU living Abroad: 
EUR 7,200.00
How to Apply

Study Mode: Full-Time

  • Applicants under 23 years of age on 1st of January, 2017 must apply through the CAO system www.cao.ie. Please consult the CAO website for information on important dates for 2017 applications.
  • Applicants over 23 years of age on 1st January, 2017 must apply to Griffith College directly online using the Apply Online facility on the website homepage https://www.griffith.ie/apply-online . Mature applicants will be asked for a copy of their passport.

 

Progression
Academic Progression: 

Students who successfully complete the BA in Business are eligible to progress to the final year of the BA (Hons) in Business Studies. The BA in Business is a QQI award at level 7 on the National Framework of Qualifications and therefore allows for transfer and progression both nationally and internationally.

BA in Business Studies academic Progression
Career Progression: 

Graduates will have the skills and knowledge to work in a wide variety of business areas and will be suitable for employment in the services, and the industrial and public sectors. Due to the broad scope of the programme, students may opt to develop their general management skills or work in a specialist area such as finance, marketing, information technology or human resources. Students who wish to seek employment immediately after the course may complete further studies on a part-time basis.

BA in Business Career Progression

Get in Touch

If you would like to find out more about this course, please do not hesitate in contacting a member of our admissions team.