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Bachelor of Business Degree Level 7 NFQ

Study Mode
3 Years
Start Date
January 2023
September 2023
January 2024
EU: €4200.00
Non-EU: €6950.00

Why take this course?

Designed for those who wish to enter the field of Business as a career professional and avail of opportunities in multinational, financial, accounting, or any public or private organisation.

You will develop the necessary personal and professional competencies required to work across a range of roles central to the modern business world. This programme will provide you with the opportunity to explore and understand key business functions, with a strong focus on finance and IT elements of Business.

You will learn and develop into a highly capable professional, with the skills, knowledge, and competence required to compete successfully in the global business environment.

What will you experience

An environment where you can develop yourself into a highly capable professional with the skills, knowledge, and competence required to compete successfully in the global business environment.

You will enjoy a quality educational experience with professional lecturers in modern classrooms with full multi-media facilities.

You will be part of a diverse, student-centered, learning environment where you will benefit from the guidance of mentors, lecturers, and staff, allowing you to develop and shape your own professional career path.

Entry Requirements

General Entry Requirements

International Applicants who apply directly through the college must submit equivalent qualifications meeting the basic matriculation requirements below that are certified by NARIC Ireland. Read more here.

Basic Matriculation Requirements: All applicants must meet the basic matriculation requirements of a minimum of 5 O6/H7 grades, including Mathematics and a Language.

FET Applicants must hold a QQI level 5 Major Award.

English Language Entry Requirements: (For candidates whose first language is not English)

  • IELTS 6.0/ B2+ CEFR or equivalent.
  • PTE Academic computer-based English language test.
  • PTE Test 50 points is equivalent to IELTS 6.0.
  • TOEIC - 700-720 points is equivalent to an IELTS 6.0.
  • Candidates whose first language is not English may be required to sit the Dorset College English Competency Test.

Please note: For Mature applicants (i.e. age 23 years and older), these applications will be individually assessed in order to determine suitability through Dorset College Dublin's ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’ policy.

Assessment & Awards

The Bachelor of Business is a three-year Level 7 qualification awarded by Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI).

Assessment Method
A combination of module-appropriate assessment methods will facilitate the assessment of learning outcomes on the course including group work, examinations, presentations, and business reports.


  • QQI Bachelor of Business, Level 7.
  • Total Credits: 180 ECTS.

Protection of Enrolled Learners
Dorset College has arrangements in place to ensure the Protection of Enrolled Learners (PEL) in the event of a cessation of programmes by the college.

Career & Progression

The Bachelor of Business programme will provide a strong base from which learners may pursue a career and/or further study in accountancy, finance, marketing, or general business.

Learners will have the opportunity to visit multinational organisations and professional career fairs.

Companies with European Headquarters in Ireland include:
Google, Facebook, Amazon, IBM, HSBC, Baxter, Microsoft, eBay, LinkedIn, Symantec, Microsoft, J.P. Morgan, Bank of America, MasterCard, AIG, Zurich, CITI, and more.

Sample Job roles include:

  • Assistant Manager/Supervisor
  • Social Media Assistant
  • Sales Representative
  • Human Resources Assistant
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Assistant Buyer
  • Brand Marketing Assistant
  • Operations Research Analyst.

Graduate Progression
Options to progress include the one-year Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business Level 8 at Dorset College or to a similar degree at other higher education providers.

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