Business School

Digital Business and Innovation*

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New Course, points determined August 2021
Four Years
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The BSc in Digital Business and Innovation is a new four-year programme designed to prepare graduates with the competences and skills to leverage digitalisation to innovate and transform businesses and succeed in a future world of work permeated by digital technologies. This programme, designed in conjunction with industry, will help future proof you with an innovation mind set and industry-relevant knowledge and skills in emerging technologies including: Cloud computing; Social media; Big data analytics; Mobile technologies; The Internet of Things; Smart contracts and blockchain; and Augmented and virtual reality.

*New course, entry 2021 - accreditation near complete.

In addition to a foundation in business and management, by the end of your four years you’ll have gained:

·         a deep understanding of how key enabling technologies work, as well as their business, economic, and social impacts

·         practical knowledge and experience in applying digital technologies in a range of contexts to achieve business objectives

·         an innovation mind set and insights into how to ideate and create new products, services, and markets that leverage digital technologies

·         the ability to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to support digitalisation and digital transformation initiatives

Unlike more conventional undergraduate programmes, the BSc in Digital Business and Innovation will give you the opportunity to learn about and through technology. It will provide you with regular opportunities to gain experience applying 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 graduates with the two highly in-demand skills of innovation and digital agility to exploit the ever-increasing opportunities in digital businesses.   The programme will prepare you for an exciting and rewarding career in a dynamic and growing field developing smart, connected products, experiences and services. 

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. We will provide you with the knowledge and skills to leverage emerging digital technologies to develop new products and service, re-imagine existing ones, 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