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Diploma in Foundation Studies – Business, Law and Arts (Joint NUI Galway and GMIT Programme)

This intensive part-time course is for Mature Applicants aged 23 or over commencing on Saturday 9th of September for 26 weeks.

The course has been designed for people who have been out of the formal education system for some time, and are interested in studying Business, Law or Arts at third level.

The aim of the course is to prepare students for direct entry to relevant undergraduate degree programmes at NUI Galway or Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT).

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School of Business

Business is one of the most popular degree choices in Ireland due to the exciting and varied career options available to graduates.

With a wide range of courses on offer at undergraduate and post-graduate level, business students in GMIT have embraced the flexibility a degree in Business offers, all while enjoying the vibrant student city of Galway.


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Accounting courses

Demand for Accountants has never been higher. At GMIT we have a range of accounting courses to suit all levels.

Already a graduate in another discipline? Why not consider a career change?

Eamon Walsh, Head of Accounting & Information Systems at GMIT explains:

GMIT Business Students visit Wayfair Galway

Fourth year students from the Bachelor of Business (Hons) degree at GMIT Galway campus spent a morning with staff at Wayfair in Galway on Tuesday, 13th February, 2018 where they received presentations on a range of HR topics including:

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Mar pháirt de imeachtaí ceilliúradh Bliain na Gaeilge 2018 beidh Lá na Gaeilge ar súil ag ám lón amárach, De Ceadaoin 21ú Márta ar campús na Gaillimhe de Institiúid Teicneolaíochta na Gaillimhe-Maigh Eo.

Tá an ceilliúradh seo a eagrú ag Coiste na Gaeilge san institiúid.

L to R: Mark Costello, Director BIM RPS; Shirley Comerford, Head of Strategic Human Resources, Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER); Mary Rogers, Head of Department of Building and Civil Engineering, GMIT; and Gerry Carty, Managing Director, RPS.

The GMIT Department of Building & Civil Engineering and RPS were delighted to win the ‘Excellence in Education and Training’ Award at the 2018 Human Resource Leadership and Management Awards, held in Dublin recently.


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