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
BA (Hons) in Business Studies
This honours degree programme will help students to appreciate fully the vital business roles played by finance, accounting, marketing, human resource management and information technology. In addition, graduates will be shown how the ever-changing business environment is influenced by political, legal, economic, social and technological factors on both a national and international scale. In first year, students take subjects that are common to the first year of the BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance. This model gives students the flexibility to adjust their degree choice, if necessary, after year one.
The purpose of the course is to give students the business skills that are in demand by companies today. In a complex and dynamic environment they will be able to identify changes in business requirements, and have the confidence to develop and implement new procedures to satisfy them. Students will be able to recognise the key characteristics governing a particular company and then identify the factors that are critical to its success. The course syllabus, developed by Griffith College and validated by QQI, reflects the multiple requirements of today’s business world. The participation and support of full-time and external lecturing staff, from a wide range of industries, has made a vital contribution to the degrees content.
Students have the option to specialise their degree in the 3rd year. Students may transfer onto the BA (Hons) in Business Studies (HRM) or BA (Hons) in Business Studies (Marketing). Please contact the Admissions Office for further information.
Part Time Student Information
Are you considering returning to education? Do you want to upskill or change career direction? See below some useful information on studying this course part time:
- Classes: are held in the evening time, normally 2 evenings per week in 1st year, 3 evenings per week in 2nd year and 3 – 4* evenings per week in 3rd year from 6.15pm to 9.30pm. *Your 3rd year schedule will depend on which electives you choose in your final year.
- Exams: Part time and full time students sit exams together in January and May each year. You will be expected to book time off work to attend your exams as these take place during the day.
- Location: Part time classes for the BA (Hons) in Business Studies are held in our Main Campus, South Circular, Dublin 8.
- Parking: Griffith College Dublin is built on a seven-acre campus. Car parking space is available on campus for students. There are 376 car parking spaces which are allocated on a first come first served basis. Registered students with parking permits may use the parking facilities when available free of charge.
- Fees: Please visit the Fees tab on this page to view information on Fees, Sponsorship and our Direct Debit Scheme.
THE BEST BITS OF GRIFFITH BUSINESS
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.
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.
Griffith College students can avail of tax relief on all QQI validated undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. For more information visit www.revenue.ie
Please contact the faculty for more details.