Business School

Digital Business and Innovation

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The BSc in Digital Business and Innovation is a new four-year programme designed to prepare you for the future world of work, one infused with digital technologies. The programme will give you the competencies and skills to make the most of digitalisation to innovate and transform businesses. 

This programme, designed in conjunction with industry, will help future proof you, giving you an innovation mind-set and industry-relevant knowledge and skills in emerging technologies such as cloud computing, big data, virtual reality and much more.

Along with a foundation in business and management, you’ll also gain:

  • an understanding of key enabling technologies and their business, economic, and social impacts
  • practical knowledge and experience in applying digital technologies in a range of contexts to achieve business objectives and address societal challenges
  • an innovation mind set providing insights into how to create value  through leveraging digital technologies
  • the ability to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to support digitalisation and digital transformation initiatives
  • a capacity to explore, understand, develop and enhance the basis of personal achievement.

Unlike more conventional undergraduate programmes, the BSc in Digital Business and Innovation will give you the opportunity to learn about and through technology. You'll have regular opportunities to apply your digital knowledge and skills in projects with real-world clients, including a full-year immersion experience through INTRA work placement in Year 3.

The programme will equip you with the highly in-demand skills of innovation and digital agility so you’ll graduate able to exploit the ever-increasing opportunities in digital businesses.    You’ll be incredibly well prepared for an exciting, dynamic and rewarding career developing smart and connected products, experiences and services.

We have a unique and vibrant culture on our modern campus close to Dublin city centre. We provide state-of-the-art study facilities for all our courses and everything else you need for a healthy, fun and active student life.

Exceptional Facilities
DCU students enjoy exceptional teaching and learning facilities across our 3 academic campuses. These include modern learning theatres, research centres, television and sound studios, classrooms, computer suites and advanced laboratories in the areas of languages, engineering, physics, chemistry and biotechnology, as well as a sports performance centre and a virtual hospital ward.

A Vibrant, Dynamic Social Environment
Student facilities include a superb sports complex with a 25 metre pool, two libraries and The Helix, our renowned performing arts centre. In 2016 we announced plans to invest over €230m in developing new, world-class facilities across our three academic campuses. Already building has begun on an exciting, new €14m Student Centre that will be home to the more than one hundred and twenty student clubs and societies. This commitment to student facilities means that our world-class learning experiences are complemented by a vibrant, dynamic social environment.

The BSc in Digital Business and Innovation will prepare you for key roles in digital business and to succeed in a dynamic, uncertain and global marketplace.  You’ll gain the knowledge and skills to use emerging digital technologies to develop or re-imagine products and services and transform business processes.


Leaving Cert

In addition to the general entry requirements for admission to the university the following entry requirements apply: Minimum of O4 or H6 in Mathematics.

GCE A Level

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.

FET Level 5

For details of QQI requirements and relevant codes please click here. Simply enter the DC code for the programme you are interested in or if you are not sure of the code enter DC in the Select by Institution option, then click on Go. 

EU Transfer Applications

While transfer applications are welcomed from holders of qualifications in Business Studies, Marketing or related subjects for admission to first year of this course, there is no advanced entry path into second year. Please apply directly to DCU using the R10 form. Closing date for applications 1st July.

International Applications

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. For further information on international applications click here.

Next Steps

Mature Applicants

All mature applicants apply through the CAO by 1st February. For further information and for special application procedures for mature students, please click here

Applicants presenting EU school Leaving Examinations

Applicants presenting EU School Leaving/FETAC Level 5 examinations:

Apply through the Central Applications Office (CAO) by 1st February or 1st May

Applicants presenting examinations from outside the EU

Candidates should apply directly to DCU. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis up to 1st July. All Non-EU candidates are advised to apply early, as places are limited.

EU Transfer Applicants

Apply directly to DCU by the 1st July

Make an Application

Candidates required to apply through the CAO can apply online at
Candidates required to apply directly to DCU can download, print and complete a direct application form R10 by clicking here