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Bachelor of Business

A three-year Level 7 degree in Business, delivered at GMIT Galway campus

Discipline: Business

Programme Code: 


Location: Galway - Dublin Road

NFQ Level: 7

Programme Duration: Three years

Mode of Study: Full time

Application Route: Apply through the CAO

Places: 75

CAO Round 1 Points: 245 (2020)

Why Study?

This programme provides you with a broad-based business education to assist you to work successfully in business.

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. 

There is a strong emphasis during the programme on practical business projects to develop the skills required by graduates in the workplace.

Students may apply to the Registrar for a Higher Certificate in Business after successful completion of two years of the course.


Programme Modules

YEAR 1 - Semester 1

Computer Applications, Financial Accounting 1, Microeconomics, Management Principles and Business Environment, Introduction to Marketing

YEAR 1 - Semester 2

Management Accounting 1, Macroeconomics, Human Resource Management, Introduction to Entrepreneurship, Learning & Skills Innovation

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

YEAR 2 - Semester 3

Applied Principles of Marketing, Business Information Systems, Human Resource Development, Business Communications, Business Law & Legal Studies (Year Long)

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

YEAR 2 - Semester 4:

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

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

YEAR 3 - Semester 5

Sales Management, Financial Management, Digital Business, Project Management

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


YEAR 3 - Semester 6

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

Electives: (two from)
New Venture Planning, Organisation Design, Social Enterprise, Civic Engagement or Language and Culture (Spanish, French, German, Gaeilge)



Career Opportunities

Most business graduates work in industrial and commercial enterprises in the accounting, financial services, marketing and administrative sectors.

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


Follow-on Studies: 

Graduates can transfer to Bachelor and Bachelor (Honours) degree programmes at this or other colleges and universities in Ireland and elsewhere.

Such transfers are dependent on results and on comparability of programme.

Linkages with EU and US colleges also open up exciting possibilities for further study.


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 specified accounting modules), may apply to transfer to year two of the Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting programme.

Students also 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

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Contact Us


Deirdre Lusby,

Head of Department of Management

Tel: 091-742222

E-mail: Deirdre Lusby