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Business - FAQs

What time do evening classes commence and end for part-time students?

For evening students, classes are normally held two to three evenings each week from 6.15pm to 9.45pm, Monday to Thursday.

How many days can I expect to be at College as a full-time student?

You can expect to be here for approximately four days per week during each semester.

Are the business and finance courses offered in GCD recognised in other countries?

All courses are validated by external bodies and enjoy national and international recognition.

What are the entry requirements for an honours Bachelor Degree programme?

Students must have obtained a minimum of 2 H5’s and 4 O6/H7/F2 to include a minimum O6/H7/F2 in Maths

The points level may also apply to courses offered through the CAO system. Applicants with relevant experiential learning will also be considered.

How can I become an Accountant?

At GCD there are three options available to students wishing to become an accountant. You can join the three-year BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance programme. On successful completion of this programme, you will gain substantial exemptions from the examinations of the professional accountancy bodies. For example, BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance graduates get the maximum number of exemptions from the examinations of the ACCA. Within a further one or two years of study you should become a qualified accountant. You can join the three-year BA (Hons) in Business Studies programme, where depending on your chosen electives in final year you may gain an number of exemptions, With further study you should become a qualified accountant.  Alternatively, students can join one of our professional accountancy programmes (ACCA, CIMA, CPA or IATI) on completion of the Leaving Certificate, or as a mature student. In these circumstances the period of study varies between four and six years.

What are the benefits of completing a business related course?

By studying a broad range of disciplines you will acquire the necessary skills to play a key management role in the future. Students will gain an appreciation and understanding of the ever changing environment in which a business operates and the problems that a manager might face. Our courses offer an interesting choice of specialist areas and they also present the opportunity to develop your entrepreneurial skills.

Why study Business?

If you are interested in a career in management and in understanding organisations and their performance, a qualification in business studies could be for you. The BA (Hons) in Business Studies, the Higher Certificate in Business and the BA in Business address the core functional areas of business – accounting, economics, finance, human resources, information technology and marketing. The BA in Marketing examines topics from a marketing lens. The BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance focuses mainly on the areas of accounting areas of a business. The BA (Hons) in International Hospitality Management and the Diploma in International hospitality management are more specialised and will appeal to students who have an interest in the hospitality and tourism industry..