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Bachelor of Business (Hons) with Entrepreneurship

Discipline: Business

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Location: Galway - Dublin Road

NFQ Level: 8

Programme Duration: Four years

Mode of Study: Full time

Application Route: Apply through the CAO

Places: 30

CAO Round 1 Points: 280 (2020)

Why Study?

Entrepreneurship is a way of thinking and behaving that can be taught. 

This degree is ideal for students who would like to:

  • Start their own business
  • Revitalise an existing business, possibly a family business
  • Work in a progressive organisation that values employees with  an entrepreneurial approach to work

This degree will give you a solid grounding in business.  It will also give you entrepreneurial knowledge, competence, know-how and skills.  You will be supported throughout by staff who share this ethos.

Once students have been taught the initial business fundamentals, there will be a clear focus on Entrepreneurship subjects, including:

  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Family Business
  • Small Business Start-ups
  • Social Enterprise
  • Ideas Generation
  • New Venture Planning and Creation
  • Enterprise Innovation
  • Enterprise in Action
  • Market Research
  • Innovation and Creativity
  • Intrapreneurship
  • People Management
  • Business Ethics

This programme was developed after consultation with Enterprise Ireland, a panel of entrepreneurs and an extensive review of published research.

Programme Modules

Year 1 - Semester 1


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

Year 1 - Semester 2


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

Year 1 - Electives
Academic Writing or Language and Culture 1 (French, German, Spanish or Irish)


Year 2 - Semester 3


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


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


Year 2 - Semester 4


Business Start-up, Statistics for Business, Organisational Behaviour, Selling Techniques

Intermediate Macroeconomics or Financial Accounting 2 or Language and Culture 2 (French, German, Spanish or Irish)


Year 3 - Semester 5


New Venture Creation, Project Management, Family Business, Financial Management, Market Research


Civic Engagement or Sales Management or Language and Culture 3 (French, German, Spanish or Irish)

Year 3 - Semester 6


New Venture Planning, Social Enterprise, Organisation Design, Business Ethics and Corporate Governance

Electives (two of the following)

Business Communications and Negotiations, Operations Management, Technology, Management & Society, Language and Culture 3 (French, German, Spanish or Irish)


Year 4


Entrepreneurship in Action (Year Long), Strategic Management (Year Long), Critical Thinking, Research Methods


People Management, Multi-channel Retail Strategy, Integrated Enterprise Systems, Workplace Issues HR/IR in Context, Supply Chain Management, Language and Culture 3 (French, German, Spanish or Irish)

Career Opportunities

Graduates should be suitable for employment in a wide range of careers in the private, community, voluntary and public sectors including: 

  • Potentially creating, leading, and directing your own new for-profit or non-profit enterprise or social enterprise
  • Contributing to guiding and managing an established private enterprise or non-profit enterprise including family business or social enterprise
  • Working in an administration or executive position for a private or non-profit or public sector or social enterprise organisation
  • Working as a New Product/Service Development Manager or Social Enterprise Project Manager
  • Operating effectively in traditional business roles
  • Teaching Business and Business Studies in post-primary schools (after completion of a teaching programme of study)

Follow-on Studies: 

Graduates of the Level 8 programme may apply for a range of post graduate programmes (including Masters degrees) in a variety of colleges in Ireland and overseas.

Essential Information: 

Applicants for this programme do not have to have studied entrepreneurshp, accounting, finance, economics or business previously.  Applicants to not have to be from a family business to successfully complete this programme.


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Contact Us

Deirdre Lusby
Head of Department of Management
Tel: +353 (0)91 742222
Fax: +353 (0)91 758410
Email: Deirdre Lusby