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BA in Business

BA in Business


This three year programme achieves a healthy balance of practical hands-on business practice with academic knowledge

The BA in Business is a three-year full-time programme. It is designed to give students a structured business education and provide a solid foundation for further education or career progression. All key business functions entrepreneurship, marketing, accounting, human resources and IT are examined.

Jacqui Tracey - Business Faculty Programme Director

Why Study Business at Griffith College?

The BA in Business at Griffith College gives students the opportunity to develop business skills and gain an understanding of business. With its two entrepreneurship focused modules, this programme is ideal for students who wish to develop their business ideas within a supportive college environment. Students studying on this programme have the opportunity in final year to work with real companies to resolve real business issues in a company based business project.

  • Students will develop skills in all key business functions including entrepreneurship, marketing, finance, accounting, human resources, and information technology.
  • Students will acquire a broad understanding of business principles and practices through a healthy balance of hands-on business practice and academic knowledge.
  • Students will gain a solid foundation for careers in accounting, marketing, general management, finance and entrepreneurship.
  • An embedded award allows students to exit the course early, receiving a Higher Certificate in Business after two years of study.
  • A broad course syllabus allows students to choose the area which appeals most to them for a successful career and/or further study

Course Highlights

  • Real life company-based project
  • Gain support to develop ideas
  • Industry experienced lecturers
  • Embedded award allows early finish
  • The programme is ideal for students who have an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • The degree features an embedded award so that students who wish to exit after two years can do so with a Higher Certificate in Business.
  • This programme is the perfect platform for students who wish to pursue further studies or move straight into the workplace.

Intake Dates

  • The next intake for this course commences September 2019.

Are you applying through the CAO?

Read our CAO Guide for everything you need to know about applying through the CAO!

What our students say

ba in business

As an international student from Nepal, I feel I have been so lucky to be able to study business for the past two years in Griffith College. The modules are really interesting and the lecturers have real passion in what they do. Their industry experience and their special teaching techniques have taught us how important the world of business is. Griffith College provide the best learning materials, facilities and supports to all students. I have really enjoyed and learned so many things since I started in Griffith College.

Pawan Pokharel
BA in Business
ba in business

I am an International Event Rider. I have just completed studying for a degree in Business in Griffith College, which I really enjoyed. I loved the smaller classes in Griffith everyone gets to know each other really well and there was a real sense of community and friendliness.

Elizabeth Hayden
BA in Business
Course details

The broad scope of this BA in Business programme means that students gain an understanding of the many aspects of the world of business. This allows students the opportunity to choose the area which appeals to them most. It is also a perfect platform for students who wish to pursue further studies in Business or move straight into the workplace.

Core Subjects
Year One
  • Learning to Learn
  • IT Skills for Business
  • Business Management 1
  • Fundamentals of Finance
  • Business Maths
  • Business Communications
  • Small Business Development
Year Two
  • 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 Three
  • Strategic Marketing Management
  • Business Finance
  • Human Resource Managment
  • Digital Marketing
  • Operations and Project Management
  • Business Analysis Project
  • Career Planning
How to Apply

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate

5 O6/H7 grades, to include a language (English, Irish or another language) and Maths.

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.

How to Apply

Applicants under 23 years

Applicants under 23 years of age on 1st of January, 2018 must apply through the CAO system Please consult the CAO website for information on important dates for 2018 applications.

CAO Code

  • Dublin - GC411

Applicants over 23 years

Mature Students
Applicants over 23 years of age on 1st January 2018 must apply to Griffith College directly online using the Apply Online facility on the website homepage. Mature applicants will be asked for a copy of their passport.

Tuition Fees

General Fee Information 

An Academic Administration Fee of EUR250.00 and a 2% Learner Protection Charge is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below. The fees below relate to Year 1 fees only.

Study Mode: Full-Time


Irish/EU living in Ireland: EUR 5,450.00


Irish/EU living in Ireland: EUR 4,000.00


Irish/EU living in Ireland: EUR 4,200.00


General Fee Information 

An Academic Administration Fee of EUR250.00 and a 2% Learner Protection Charge is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below.

Non-EU students: a Medical Insurance, Student Services and Administration fee of EUR300 is payable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below.

Study Mode: Full-Time


Non-EU Living in Ireland or abroad: Please refer to our Non-EU Tuition Fees section.

EU Living Abroad: EUR 6,250.00


Non-EU Living in Ireland: EUR 7,000.00

Non-EU living Abroad: Please refer to our Non-EU Tuition Fees section.

EU living Abroad: EUR 6,000.00


Non-EU Living in Ireland: EUR 5,240.00

Non-EU living Abroad: Please refer to our Non-EU Tuition Fees section.

EU living Abroad: EUR 4,200.00

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.


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: [email protected]

2% Learner Protection Charge

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.

QQI Award Fee

Please note that a QQI Award Fee applies in the final year of all QQI courses. To find the relevant fee for your course level, please see the Fees page.


Academic Progression

Graduates of 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.

Career Progression

Graduates of the BA in Business 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.


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