Business Studies

University of Galway


Course Name Business Studies
Course Provider University of Galway
Course Code 106900 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Higher Diploma (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time, Online or Distance
Location (Districts) Galway City
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Start date: September 2023
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Duration Duration: 2 years, part-time
Mode of study: Online learning
Course Fee Fees: (per annum)
EU: €2,320 Non-EU: €2,820
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Tax Relief
Full- and part-time students may be entitled to tax relief on tuition fees. Applications for tax relief on course fees paid must be made using an application form available from the Revenue Commissioners. See The maximum amount of tax relief on tuition fees is €7,000 per annum.
Entry Requirements Applicants require a level 8 honours degree of H2.2 standard or above. This course is open to graduates of any discipline who wish to acquire a grounding in business practices. Applicants are expected to possess a good level of computer literacy.
Comment Who’s Suited to This Course
The Higher Diploma in Business studies is suitable if you:

Have an interest in business
Would like to pursue a career in business
Wish to pursue a Master’s degree in business and you do not have a business undergraduate degree
Wish to complement your undergraduate degree with a business qualification
Course Content

Expand+The Higher Diploma in Business Studies can provide you with the theory and skills required to realise your career goals in a business-related environment. It will provide you with an opportunity to develop the fundamental skills of business administr...

Subjects Taught YOUR MODULES:
You will study a range of business modules delivered by the following core business disciplines:

- Accountancy and Finance
- Business Information Systems
- Business Law
- Economics
- Marketing and Management

Other modules include:
- Negotiation Skills
- Leading & Managing People
- Business Strategy
- Information Management for Business

All modules assume no previous knowledge of the subject areas
Assessment Method DELIVERY & ASSESSMENT: This course is delivered through Blackboard, a virtual learning environment using live online lectures, podcasts and presentations, reading material, assignments and online discussions. Two accountancy modules include an end-of-semester examination; all other modules are examined by continuous assessment.
Number of Credits ECTS: 60
NFQ Level: 8
Careers or Further Progression Career Opportunities
Graduates can progress in a diverse range of industries, such as marketing, financial services, information systems and human resources. Graduates can also pursue further postgraduate study at Master’s level, such as the MSc Marketing, MSc Industrial Relations and HR Management courses.
Further Enquiries CONTACT
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