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Bachelor of Business (Honours)

Discipline: Business

Programme Code: 

GA182

Location: Galway - Dublin Road

NFQ Level: 8

Programme Duration: Four years

Mode of Study: Full time

Application Route: Apply through the CAO

Places: 75

CAO Round 1 Points: 290 (2016)

Why Study?

The School of Business offers a four-year honours degree (Level 8) in Business.

This programme provides students with a broad-based business education to work successfully in business and offers students the opportunity to specialise in one of five streams.

You will study a variety of business subjects and develop a general understanding of the administrative, economic, legal and social environment within which business operates.

You will study the basics of business and get an insight into many business disciplines in years one and two. In year three you can specialise in marketing, human resource management or information systems management. In year four you can specialise in economics and finance, human resource management, management, marketing or rural enterprise and agri-business.

There is a strong emphasis on the current business environment and acquiring the skills and knowledge required for employment in business. Case studies and practical business projects are used to develop students' analysis, communication and professional business skills.

 

Programme Modules

YEAR 1 - Semester 1

Mandatory:

Financial Accounting 1, Microeconomics, Management Principles and Business Environment, Introduction to Marketing, Learning & Skills Innovation

 

Electives:

Academic Writing or Language and Culture (Spanish, French, German, Gaeilge)

 

YEAR 1 - Semester 2

Mandatory:
Management Accounting 1, Macroeconomics, Computer Applications, Human Resource Management, Introduction to Entrepreneurship

Electives:

Academic Writing or Language and Culture (Spanish, French, German, Gaeilge)

 

 

YEAR 2 - Semester 3

Mandatory:
Applied Principles of Marketing, Introduction to Law, Business Information Systems, Human Resource Development, Business Communications

Electives:
Management Accounting 2 or Leadership & Change Management or Language and Culture (Spanish, French, German, Gaeilge)

YEAR 2 - Semester 4:

Mandatory:

Business Law, Statistics for Business, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Selling Techniques, Organisational Behaviour

 

Electives:

Financial Accounting 2 or Business Start-Up or Language and Culture (Spanish, French, German, Gaeilge)

 

 

YEAR 3 - Semester 5

Mandatory:
Sales Management, Financial Management, Digital Business, Project Management

Electives: (two from)
New Venture Creation, Quantative Techniques, Civic Engagement or Language and Culture (Spanish, French, German, Gaeilge)

YEAR 3 - Semester 6

Mandatory:

Operations Management, Business Ethics & Corporate Governance, Business Communications & Negotiations, Technology - Management & Society

 

Electives: (two from)

New Venture Planning, Organisation Design or Language and Culture (Spanish, French, German, Gaeilge)

 

 

YEAR 4 - Semester 7

Mandatory:
Research Methods, People Management, Critical Thinking

Electives: (two from)

Employment Law in Practice, Contemporary Management, Performance Management & Decision Making,  or Language and Culture (Spanish, French, German, Gaeilge)

YEAR 4 - Semester 8

Mandatory:

Project, Workplace Issues: HR & IR in Context, Supply Chain Management, Strategic Management.

 

Electives: (two from)

Services Marketing, International Economic Policy, Integrated Enterprise Systems or Language and Culture (Spanish, French, German, Gaeilge)

Career Opportunities

The programme prepares students for employment in a wide range of business areas in the accounting, financial services, marketing, human resource, agri-business and management functions of industrial, commercial and public enterprises.

Some graduates work with professionals in practice and proceed to membership of a relevant professional body.

 

Essential Information: 

It is not necessary to have studied any business subject previously to pursue this programme. Students who wish to specialise in accounting, and who successfully complete the first two years of this programme (including accounting specified modules), may apply to transfer to year two of the Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting programme. Students have the option of studying in one of our European or American partner colleges for one semester or one academic year.

 

Studying Business and Marketing at GMIT

Ashlee Chin. Graduate - Business

Maureen Melvin. Lecturer - Business

Contact Us

Contact: 

Deirdre Lusby, Head of Department of Management

Tel: 091-742222

E-mail: Deirdre Lusby