Would you like to be part of the fast-moving world of business? This degree is for students who want the skills, knowledge and experience needed to succeed in a wide range of careers including E-Commerce, Financial Management, HR, Economics, and more.
Real World Business Experience
The Business Studies degree course is designed to give you an introduction to the foundations of business and guide you to a specialisation in economics, management, finance, marketing, HR or business analytics.
The four-year course includes an optional 11-month paid work placement that gives you the opportunity to experience working in a real business environment. Alternatively, you can opt to spend a year at one of our partner universities in Europe.
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In addition to the general entry requirements for admission to the university the following entry requirements apply: Minimum of O4 or H6 in Mathematics.
In addition to the general entry requirements for admission to the university the following entry requirements apply: GCE A Level D or GCE AS Level C or GCSE C Mathematics.
Please visit our Admissions webpage for details on course requirements or how to apply to DCU.
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To apply to DCU, please visit www.cao.ie.
Holders of a Higher Certificate/National Certificate in Business Studies with Distinction may be considered for admission into second year. Holders of a Bachelor (Ordinary) Degree/National Diploma in Business Studies with Merit or Distinction may be considered for admission into second year. No additional exemptions will be awarded from second year.
International candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to those outlined above. In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language. Click here for further information on international applications.
- IT Skills
- Psychology in Organisations
- Business Mathematics
- Critical Thinking for Business
- Learning Innovation for Enterprise
- Business Analytics
- Core Modules Business Law
- Operations Management
- Human Resource Management
- Digital Marketing
- Information Systems
- Financial Management
- Industrial Economics
- Industrial Relations
- Financial Markets
- The Changing Consumer
- Applied Business Analytics
- Critical Thinking for Business
- The Innovators Toolkit
INTRA Year (For those opting for a four-year degree) INTRA (11-month paid work placement)
OR Study Abroad Year (For those opting for a four-year degree) One year abroad at one of DCU Business School's top partner universities in Europe
Optional: Summer School module run by the International Office (you can register for a pre-approved Summer School and may be eligible to receive exemptions for ten credits of options in your final year)
- Business Strategy
- New Enterprise Development
- Choice of Specialism
Final year students specialise in one of the following areas:
- Human Resource Management
- Business Economics
- Management of Operations
- Business Analytics
For more information on the course structure click here
Fees and Funding
How To Apply
Applicants presenting EU School Leaving/FETAC Level 5 examinations:
Apply through the Central Applications Office (CAO) by 1st February or 1st May
Candidates should apply directly to DCU through our International Office. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis up to 1st July. All Non-EU candidates are advised to apply early, as places are limited.
All mature applicants apply through the CAO by 1st February. For further information and for special application procedures for mature students, please click here
Applications are made via the CAO Advanced Entry route which will open on the 1st December to the 1st July.
Life On Campus
At DCU, our students can expect a unique campus experience. We are known for our excellent teaching and learning facilities, our active clubs and societies, and our great social and sporting facilities. All this makes DCU an exciting place to be.
DCU has three academic campuses; Glasnevin, St. Patrick’s and All Hallows (both in Drumcondra), all close to Dublin City centre.
They can be reached by public transport, Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann, with our Drumcondra campuses a ten minute walk from Drumcondra Train Station. Glasnevin is a 20 minute walk from St Patrick’s and All Hallows. They are also linked by Dublin Bus.
Each campus has a library (O’Reilly, Cregan and Woodlock Hall), study spaces, restaurants, and on-campus residencies. There are sports facilities on Glasnevin and St. Patrick’s, and there is a dedicated sports campus, St Claire’s, located near Glasnevin on the Ballymun Road.
DCU’s 19,000 students have access to exceptional teaching and learning facilities across our three academic campuses.
These include modern learning theatres, research centres, a new media and TV studio, radio/podcast studios, computer suites and advanced labs in the areas of Languages, Engineering, Physics, Chemistry and Biotechnology, as well as a Sports Performance centre and a training hospital ward. In 2021, we opened our first virtual reality ‘Leadership Lab’, which is located in our Business School.
We continue to improve and update our facilities. For example, construction of a new world-class STEM facility is underway on the Glasnevin campus. With capacity for an extra 3,000 STEM students, this facility will advance DCU’s international reputation for excellence in science and health, computing and engineering disciplines.
Studying in DCU isn’t just about course work. The university is rich in student life and activities.
There are more than 140 clubs and societies for students in DCU, with ‘Clubs & Socs’ days taking place on both the Glasnevin and Drumcondra campuses at the start of the academic year. They span everything from rugby to rock climbing, anime to jazz.
For many students, sport is an important part of the DCU experience. DCU’s Sports Complex boasts a 25 metre swimming pool, fitness centre gym, all-weather pitches and squash courts, as well as soccer, GAA and rugby pitches. DCU Dóchas Éireann, the university’s GAA club, is the largest third level Gaelic Games club in the country. Meanwhile, DCU Athletics has been Ireland’s highest achieving university club for many years. And DCU has dozens of other clubs to get involved in, from Archery to Weightlifting.
The Glasnevin campus is home to our purpose built, state-of-the-art student centre, The U, which serves the needs of a rapidly growing student body. Here, you will find the Student Leadership and Lifeskills Centre, performing arts and cultural spaces for students and the wider community, and the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Hub. Also located on our Glasnevin campus is The Helix, our renowned performing arts centre.
On our St Patrick’s campus, we have the Java Student Hub, a vibrant, warm and welcoming space where students can meet for coffee, play music, use the projector to watch events, or just relax. The walls of the Java Hub were designed based on the cultural history of St Patrick’s Campus, including the special references to the notable sporting history and history of the arts.
We have a number of academic, professional and social supports for students.
Student Advice Centre - Offers a wide range of supports and services to students and advice
The Writing Centre - drop-in writing workshops for students through the academic year
Maths Learning Centre - provides maths support for students of all ability levels with maths modules
Student Learning - facilitate the transition from passive to active learning for students at DCU, by teaching study skills, nurturing critical thinking and building student confidence.
Careers work with students to help them on their professional journey into graduate employment.
Our student support team offers a comprehensive support programme, helping students make that all important transition into university life and focusing on building confidence and skills which are key to success at third level.
Do I need to have studied Business Subjects in my Leaving Cert to complete this course? If not, how difficult will it be to study Business Studies?
No, you don't have to have studied business studies for this course. Actually, it is better if you haven't as the first semesters modules introduce you to the world of business.and is taught at a beginners level
Does DCU have partner universities around the world to go to?
Yes, see the full list of the universities you can travel to (depending on your course). For further specific information you should contact the course contact.
For the business courses how big are class sizes like and are there work placements?
There are some large lectures for common modules but these are supported by smaller weekly tutorial groups of approx. 30 people. There are work placements in our Business school.
What are some of the companies that students from the BSc multimedia have gone on to work for?
Some companies include: TV3, BBC, Google, LinkedIn, Facebook, Yahoo, Setanta Sport & independent production companies.
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