In your first two years you'll build a foundation in the essentials of effective business management. This foundation prepares you for the options to engage with applied learning within an industry placement, or to explore diverse cultures through studying abroad within our extensive partner network.
This course offers you excellent employability skills including professional presentation, team working, leadership, communication and problem solving.
This is a full-time course studied over four years. You’ll learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials and through independent study.
What you study
- Behavioural Studies
- Research and Study Skills
- Accounting for Business
- Principles of Economics
- Marketing 1
- Exploring Entrepreneurship
- Introduction to Human Resource Management
- Creativity, Innovation & Enterprise
- Business and Management Challenges
- World Economy
- Two option modules
- International Business
- Strategic Management in a Global Context or International Marketing
- Entrepreneurial Consultancy Project
- Work-based Learning; or study abroad; or two option modules plus Starting a New Business
- Business Strategy and Sustainable Development
- Leadership in a Changing Environment
- Growing a Business
- One option module
Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.
Full information on this is available in our disclaimer.
Minimum year 1
National 5 grade C in Maths and English.
GCSE grade C/4 in Maths and English.
Irish Leaving Certificate
Pre-2017 Grading System:
B1, B1, B3, B3 at Higher Level and grade C2 in Ordinary Level Maths and English.
New Grading System:
H2, H2, H3, H3 at Higher Level and grade O4 in Ordinary Level Maths and English.
BTEC (QCF) Extended Diploma Level 3
Minimum grades DMM (Distinction, Merit, Merit) in a related subject.
GCSE grade C/4 in Maths and English.
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Award of Diploma with 28 points overall with three HL subjects at grades 6, 5, 4.
Grade 4 in SL Maths and English.
Pass at 70% or above with grade 7 in three subjects.
Grade 6 in Maths and English.
Minimum year 2
Pass HNC in Business Management, Business Management with Entrepreneurship, International Business Management, Administration and IT, Business, Human Resource Management, Management (not retail) or Marketing with grade B at SCQF level 7 in the graded unit.
SQA Advanced Higher
Minimum year 3
Pass HND in Business Management, Business Management with Entrepreneurship, International Business Management, Administration and IT, Business, Human Resource Management, Management (not retail) or Marketing with grade BB at SCQF level 8 in the graded unit.
English language requirements
If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply.
This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English. Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you.
Our entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.
If your qualifications aren't listed above, visit our country pages to get entry requirements for your country.
Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:
BN Nursing/MN Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health or Learning Disability)
BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery
We're committed to being as accessible as possible to anyone who wants to achieve higher education.
Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures and how decisions are made.