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Business Studies (HETAC), BA (Hons)

Griffith College, Ireland

Griffith College

Study options for this course

The award How you will study Study duration Course start Domestic course fees International course fees
BA (Hons)Full-time3 yearsFebruary, SeptemberEU 4950 per yearEUR 9000 per year
BAFull-time3 yearsFebruary, SeptemberEU 4600 per yearEUR 8000 per year
UG:CertificateFull-time2 yearsSeptemberEU 4600 per yearEUR 8000 per year

About Business Studies (HETAC), BA (Hons) - at Griffith College

This degree programme is designed to enable students to fully appreciate the key roles played by the component disciplines of accounting, marketing, production, human resource management and information technology. In addition, graduates will gain an appreciation and understanding of the ever-changing environment in which business operates and how it is influenced by political, legal, economic, social and technological factors. The complexity and dynamism of the business environment is reflected in the course syllabi.

On completion of the programme students will be equipped with the ability to identify changes in business requirements as they occur and will have the confidence to develop and implement new procedures to satisfy them. The course will also enable students to recognise the key characteristics governing a particular company or industry and to identify the factors which are critical to its success.

The course syllabus has been developed by GCD’s Course Syllabus Committee and validated by HETAC. In endeavouring to design a degree programme, which reflects the multiple requirements of today's business world, the College received participation and support from both its full-time and external lecturing staff and a wide range of industries. The structure of this committee represents the leading edge of business in Ireland. In addition, many members of this committee are the principal lecturers on one or more of the course modules corresponding to their field of specialisation.

Course Content

Year 1

    • Business Accounting


    • Information and Communications Technology


    • Micro Economics


    • Macro Economics


    • Quantitative Analysis for Business Decisions


    • Legal Aspects of Business


    • Management and Marketing Principles

Year 2

    • E-Business


    • Applied Market Research


    • Management Accounting


    • Managing Human Resources


    • Operations Management


    • Research and Professional Skills


    • Marketing Management


    • Financial Management


    • Employee Relations


    • Enterprise Development


    • Management and Organisational Behaviour

Year 3
(Core Subjects)

    • Strategic Management 1


    • Strategic Financial Management


    • Information Systems Management


    • Business Plan / Proposal

Electives (Four electives must be chosen)

    • International Marketing


    • Taxation 1


    • Taxation 2


    • International HRM


    • Corporate Governance and Risk Management


    • Strategic HRM


    • Consumer Behaviour


    • Sales Management


    • Organisational Development and Diversity Management


    • Strategic Management 2


    • International Business Environment


    • Project Management


Graduates may wish to progress to the post graduate programme with Griffith College Graduate Business School. It offers programmes in International Business Management  which provides a route to the award of MBA.


The varied content and invaluable work placement element of this course means that on completion the prospects and opportunities for graduates are virtually endless. Electives/Specialisations in the final year do generally give a good indication of the type of work that a graduate may pursue.  The work placement element also means that graduates of this course have already almost one year’s work experience on their CV prior to entering the workplace. The current economic situation means that there are a range of employment options for graduates in areas such as management, finance, sales and marketing, PR, human resources and industry.

Part time variation available to EU students only.

Entry requirements

Students wishing to pursue a bachelor degree with Griffith College need to have completed high school and obtained grades equivalent to two A levels at Grade "C" and four GCSE's which must include English and Maths. Students must also demonstrate that their language proficiency is suitable for such a programme if coming from a country where English is not the first language. IELTS band 6.0 or TOEFL (computer) 213 or TOEFL (paper) 550 or TOEFL (internet) 79-80

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