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Course Title: Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours) in Business Studies 

No entry into Year 1 - Apply via Advanced Entry

To qualify for Advanced Entry applicants must be currently studying, completing, or have successfully completed, studies at Level 6, 7 or 8 in a Higher Education Institution (HEI) or an equivalent, in a related area. You must demonstrate by providing transcripts of results that you have achieved the learning outcomes for each stage you wish to advance past, for example:

  • To enter Year 2 via Advanced Entry, you must demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for Year 1.
  • For entry to Year 3, you must demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for Years 1 and 2.
  • For entry to Year 4, you must demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for Years 1, 2, and 3.

If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our website.


The Bachelor of Business Studies is a level 8 honours degree designed exclusively for advanced entry applicants with relevant higher or further education or an equivalent seeking to pursue a career in business. The course commences in year two and is tailored to equip graduates with leading-edge knowledge and skills, preparing them for successful business careers.

A focus on continuous innovation means that the course is regularly updated, staying on top of industry trends and ensuring that graduates develop the competencies sought by leading employers. there is regular engagement with industry partners through live company projects, community-based work and expert guest speakers. 

Some of the key features of the degree include:

  • Designed exclusively for advanced entry applicants- commences in year two.
  • Wide range of modules, allowing students to create their own unique learning pathway
  • Study abroad option in year three of the course
  • Work experience in year three of the course
  • Accredited ACCA course
  • Students focus on real business challenges with live cases studies and a team dissertation
  • Company visits and industry speakers throughout the course
  • Small classes sizes- opportunity to participate, collaborate and share ideas
  • Range of personal development modules offered throughout the course to ensure that students develop the graduate competencies required by modern employers.
  • Regular career development workshops to ensure that students develop strong CVs and are interview ready.
Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

The focus of this Honours Degree is broad enough to offer graduates a variety of career options and pathways to further study, while also allowing for specialisation. Students can choose from a broad range of modules, creating their own unique learning journey.

Study Abroad Opportunities

Typically 20-25% of the 3rd year class study abroad in semester two. Students can choose to study at one of our many international partner institutions.

Graduates of the course have excelled in a variety of industries and professions, both in Ireland and internationally. Career opportunities exist in Management, HRM, Financial and Banking sectors and Retail Services to name but a few.

There is no application to year 1


  • Leadership & Professional Development
  • Marketing
  • Introduction to Sales
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Data Analytics
  • Economics
  • Operations Management
  • Management Accounting 


  • Digital Marketing
  • Law


  • Corporate Finance
  • Digital Transformation and eBusiness Development
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business Management


  • Contemporary HRM
  • Communications and Teamwork
  • International Marketing
  • Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Organisational Change
  • Introduction to Knowledge Management and the Knowledge Worker
  • Innovation, Creativity & Enterprise
  • Business Decision Making
  • Selling and Sales Management
  • Accounting for Management Control and Decision Making
  • Financial Reporting
  • Maths for Finance and Economics
  • Study Abroad
  • Work Placement


  • Strategic Management
  • Business Research Methods
  • Group Project 


  • Marketing Communications
  • International HRM
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Ethics & Corporate Governance
  • Taxation
  • Advanced Financial Reporting
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Strategy

Advanced Entry applications are accepted to this course. For further information on how to make an Advanced Entry application, please visit our CAO Hub. A full list of courses open for Advanced Entry are listed on the CAO website.

“I chose this course as it offers students a broad and very diverse range of subjects ranging from accounting, marketing, sales, supply chain management and HR. What is an extremely beneficial aspect of this course is that you don’t ever have to choose a stream to specialise in. Every year you have the option to mix and match, there are plenty of optional modules available to suit each individual’s preferences. The class sizes are small, which enables you to interact with lecturers and fellow peers.

The group thesis also allows you to learn vital skills such as leadership, communication and collaboration skills that will stand to you in future projects. If you are someone who is unsure as to what career path you would like to pursue in the future, this course gives you a great opportunity to leave college with a foundation in various aspects of business and doesn’t restrict your career options to any particular industry.”

 Tara Sutcliffe

“I felt the BBS course offered a lot of choice and variety, allowing students to focus on areas of interest and to take modules focused on a desired career path. I liked the fact there was an emphasis on group work, which I found in my job hunting to be extremely important to employers. There is also a good balance between time dedicated to lectures and time to work on projects, with all lecturers being very approachable when advice was needed. Since graduating I have secured a job in banking with the option of taking professional exams to further progress my career”.

Ian Gorman

“I would definitely recommend the Bachelor of Business Studies in TU Dublin. The course is broad and offers multiple module options. Whether you like marketing, management or finance there is a wide variety to choose from. There is a great emphasis on group work in this course, which is extremely advantageous in preparing an individual for the corporate world. The lecturers are so helpful and supportive, especially in final year, I found them extremely understanding. Having a smaller class size compared to other business courses allows for more interaction with the lecturers which I found very beneficial when coming up to exams. I found employment within the first three months of graduating within the financial services sector, I am currently undertaking professional body exams to enhance my career opportunities.''

 Jennifer Lyons

“I would highly recommend the BBS course to anyone thinking of a career in Business. It exposes you to many important aspects of a business and does this in a very practical way. In TU Dublin, there is a strong focus on teamwork, which is excellent in preparing you for business situations when you start your career. The support you get throughout the course is fantastic and there is always someone to answer your questions and give you advice on career options.

Upon graduating from the BBS I applied for IBEC’s Export Orientation Graduate Programme and I am now a brand ambassador for Jim Beam’s Irish portfolio in Boston. I am gaining valuable international experience, launching new products in the marketplace, whilst also completing a Postgraduate Diploma in International Business Development through TU Dublin. I know that without the foundations from the BBS course I would not have been offered this placement. I have been able to bring what I have learned in TU Dublin and couple it with my experience. It has opened a lot of doors for me and really has given me the best start to my career”.

Mairead Heavey

“I chose to complete the BBS due to its diverse nature. There are clear streams in which you can specialize but you also gain a broad knowledge of accountancy, e-business, international culture and consumer behavior. I now work for Jameson on their international brand ambassador program. One module which links clearly to my current job is International Business Management. The real life scenarios introduced on this module really bring the theory to life and help you come to terms with the complexities of working with a multinational company. I would highly recommend the BBS programme to anybody who wants to develop a broad well rounded base from which to begin their career”.  

Denis English

Students who have successfully completed the course can access a wide range of postgraduate courses in TU Dublin and elsewhere in Higher Education.

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Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours)


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