Why Study Business
A business course offers a well-rounded skill set which will improve not only your professional life, but your personal life too. You will become a better communicator and problem solver, with a stronger grasp on the world and the forces which govern it. A qualification in business will give you a clearer understanding of how the economy works, the impact of world events on markets, and a better handle on your own financial wellbeing. Every industry and every organisation benefits from business expertise.
Business touches every part of our society and opportunities to work in the world of business are everywhere. Graduates are increasingly in demand across a wide range of sectors, from finance, accounting, management, and economics, to retail, sales, and consultancy. A degree in business is one of the most employable degrees you can choose—add in your own ambition, talent, and perseverance, and you will have near-endless opportunities for success.
The world of business is both demanding and rewarding, with exciting, fast-paced working environments and huge opportunities for progression, growth, and earnings. Business graduates go on to work for multinational corporations, for government organisations, small businesses and start-ups, non-profits, and NGOs—or even start their own businesses. If you aspire to the latter, a business qualification will equip you with the entrepreneurial, leadership, and organisational skills to kickstart your own venture.
A business qualification offers adaptable, transferable skills which can be applied in every aspect of your personal and professional life. A mix of practical and theoretical learning ensures a foundational skill set of both technical and soft skills, all of which are applicable across a wide range of industries, from finance and strategy to communications and IT and beyond. For any profession, a business course is the best way to learn formal leadership and management skills which can be put to use in a multitude of ways.
Business is a truly global field of study. Worldwide demand for business graduates allows students the opportunity to travel abroad or stay in Ireland once they have completed their studies, while the earning potential of a career in business ensures that a business qualification is a sound investment.
Why Study Business at Dorset
Our courses offer a balanced curriculum of theoretical knowledge alongside practical, employable skills. Students will learn from industry-experienced academic staff with exceptional standards, in an environment designed to develop the individual talents of each student. Small class sizes, with an average student-to-lecturer ratio of 21:1, ensure that every member of the group receives the attention necessary to achieve their personal and professional goals.
Dorset is a person-focused small, welcoming college with big ambitions and high expectations. Our graduates have gone on to work for multinational corporations such as Google, Meta, and TikTok, and our close proximity to Dublin’s financial hub has allowed us to build a strong business network which benefits students. At Dorset, you will have the opportunity to attend career fairs, visit major international organisations, and build connections in the professional sphere ahead of graduation.
Both our Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business and our Bachelor of Business courses incorporate lectures and tutorials, alongside group and individual projects, to refine and develop the unique skill set of each individual student. We want our students to build on their existing talents, acquire new skills, and develop both their professional and personal lives. Strong professional development alongside personal growth prepares graduates not only for a life in business, but a life in the modern world. Our diverse student body brings a wide range of global stories, experiences, and lessons, reflecting the diversity of the real business world.
Dorset offers an international learning environment within the internationally recognised framework of the Irish educational system. Our courses focus on the development of employable skills with real-world applications, ensuring that graduates leave Dorset ready to avail of career opportunities in any public or private organisation. Close links with professional bodies allow us to identify the most sought-after skills and place these skills at the heart of our courses. A 2021 survey of graduates of our Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business found that over 90% of respondents were either employed or self-employed.
Our Career Development & Employability Hub will direct students toward the most fulfilling, suitable positions, while the flexible options of online & part-time study make our courses accessible to students at all stages of their life journey. Extracurricular activities complement the academic core at Dorset, ensuring a well-rounded experience where all students can expand their social and cultural horizons alongside their career prospects.
At Dorset you will develop competencies on both a personal and professional level, equipping you with the tools needed to succeed in a global business environment.