Business Studies

Institute of Public Administration - IPA


Course Name Business Studies
Course Provider Institute of Public Administration - IPA
Course Code 27697 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Lifelong Learning
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Minor Diploma (Level 6 NFQ)  More info.. Minor National University of Ireland Level 6 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time, Online or Distance, Daytime, Weekend, Blended
Location (Districts) Ballsbridge, Portarlington
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Commences: September 2022.
Application Date

Expand+Application Deadline: September 2022.

By Email (preferred method)
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Duration Two academic years.

Delivery Method:
The programme is delivered through a blended learning model. Students attend webinars on selected weeknight evenings and classroom seminars at the IPA on selected weekends. They are supported in their studies by extensive online resources and bespoke course material.
Course Fee The cost of the programme is €3,200 per annum (includes all matriculation and examination fees), payable in one or two instalments.
Entry Requirements

Expand+Applicants Require:
1. Leaving Certificate (examination from 2017 onwards): Candidates must obtain a pass in at least six subjects accepted for NUI matriculation purposes, with at least Grade H5 in two subjects on the Higher Level and at least Gr...

Comment Accreditation: National University of Ireland.
Place on NFQ: Level 6.

Interim Award: Certificate in Business Studies (Year 1).
Course Content

Expand+This two-year part-time programme is both a stand-alone
qualification and the second year of the four-year (BBS) Hons
programme. Having completed the first year—Certificate in
Business Studies—students continue their studies with four

Subjects Taught

Expand+Year 1 – Certificate in Business Studies:
The first year is both a stand-alone qualification and the first stage in the Diploma and the BBS (Hons).

Year Twp:
Cost Accounting:
Cost accounting helps managers see the cost of business operati...

Assessment Method The programme is assessed by means of assignments and final examinations.
Careers or Further Progression Progression
Students can progress to the relevant stream of the third year of the BBS (Hons).
Further Enquiries All Correspondence and enquiries should be address to:
Undergraduate Office,
Whitaker School of Government and Management,
Institute of Public Administration,
57-61 Lansdowne Road,
Dublin 4.

Phone: +353 (01) 240 3600