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Bachelor of Business Level 7 NFQ

Study Mode
3 Years
Start Date
January 2023
September 2023
January 2024
Face to Face
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.  It 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.

Hybrid Learning

Dorset College continues to adhere to the government’s guidelines on protective measures required to be in place in order to combat the COVID-19. These protective measures mean that our classes might be delivered through a Hybrid model in case of new restrictions being put in place.

Hybrid Learning combines face-to-face instruction with live online learning. In the context of the coronavirus social distancing recommendations, a hybrid model reduces the number of students in the building, by moving some of the course delivery online.

Entry Requirements

Access to the programme is through the CAO or DIRECT with Dorset College Admissions Office.

CAO 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.

International applicants, who have not applied for access to this programme through the CAO, must furnish an equivalent qualification that is certified by NARIC Ireland.

 For mature applicants (i.e. age 23 and older), applications will be individually assessed in order to determine suitability through Dorset College’s ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’ policy.

English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0/ B2+ CEFR or equivalent. (For candidates whose first language is not English)
  • IELTS 5.5 (Attendance at In-Sessional English required)

The following meets the entry requirements:

  • PTE Academic computer-based English language test
  • PTE test 50 points  =  IELTS 6.0
  • Toeic - 700-720 points is a sold 6.0

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 to pursue a career and/or further study in accountancy, finance, marketing, and general business.

Learners will have the opportunity to visit multinational organisations and professional 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 in International Business Level 8 at Dorset College or to a similar degree at other higher education providers.

Need Information?
Please note, if you have any questions regarding your current course, please send an email to [email protected]

Should you have any further questions, don't hesitate to reach out.