Bachelor of Business Level 7

Business, Accounting & Governance

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Programme   Bachelor of Business Level 7  Level 7
Awarded by QQI - Quality & Qualifications Ireland  
Start Dates From: 19/09/2016 To: 17/05/2017      Year 1-3
Days & Time Schedule available early September (3 days per week)  
Cost E.U:  €4,000.00  /  NON E.U.: €7,500.00 (Applications through the international admissions office only) Inclusive
How to Apply

To arrange an Interview with the Programme Leader, please contact:
Maggie Keane at 01) 8309677 or E-Mail:

The Bachelor of Business Level 7 is awarded by Quality & Qualifications ireland (QQIThis Full-Time Degree is designed to provide a broad based business education offering undergraduates the opportunity to explore and understand key business functions in areas such as Management, Finance, Information Technology, Law, Marketing and Human Resources. 

In addition to providing students with a solid foundation in Business, this course provides the skills, knowledge and competence required to compete successfully in today’s competitive business world. 

The Bachelor of Business Level 7 is on the CAO System for September 2016. CAO Code: DS 701 (See page 38 of the CAO  Handbook).   The Application Forms and the CAO Handbook 2016 are both available from the Central Applications Office (CAO), Tower House, Eglinton Street, Galway

This Bachelor of Business Degree course will provide School Leavers, International Students and Mature adults or those seeking to broaden their skills set, with a strong foundation in a range of specialised business areas with excellent Career and Academic opportunities.

We offer the following: 

  • Teaching Staff with extensive Academic and Industry Experience
  • Qualifications that Employers recognise as the Industry Standard
  • Clearly defined Career Paths with excellent Academic Opportunities
  • Excellent training facilities & Cutting Edge Technology
  • Access to Library and Study Facilities
  • Academic Advisor throughout the programme and for one-to-one Meetings
  • Small Class sizes with excellent preparation for the world of work
  • Work Experience placement for summer Months
  • Student Centred and Career Focused Education
  • Career Guidance for Job seeking Skills/Academic Strategy

The Business Studies programme is delivered in a dynamic, structured and supportive environment.

Dorset College welcomes applications from Leaving Certificate students, A Level, Mature students and students who hold QQI Level 5 Awards.   QQI holders may be eligible for entry onto specific related programmes at Dorset College.

The Bachelor of Business Level 7 is on the CAO System for September 2017.  CAO Code:DS 701 (See page 38 of the CAO  Handbook).   The Application Forms and the CAO Handbook 2017 are both available from the Central Applications Office (CAO), Tower House, Eglinton Street, Galway The closing date for applications through the Central Applications Office (CAO is 1st February 2018 although CAO will accept late applications up to the 1st May 2018.   For further details contact Admissions: 01) 8309677   Full list of Dorset College courses on CAO.

In order to successfully enter this programme, Learners should have at least one of the following:

Under the new Common Points Scale for Leaving Certificate 2017 applicants must obtain a minimum of 5O6/H7, including a language  and a minimum of O6/H7 in Maths  OR
Applicants must hold a QQI level 5 Major Award in Business  Studies     OR
Applicants who are second language speakers of English must achieve an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent and hold the International Equivalent to Leaving Certificate. 
For mature learners (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.

EU Applicants:  Please apply for this course by completing the application form below and send it along with the necessary documentation as per the instructions in the Application Form.

          Application Form

Non EU Applications:  Please complete the application form below and send it along with the necessary documentation as per the instructions in the NON EU Application Form.

          Application Form

For full details on entry requirements for click on the links:

Leaving Certificate

A Level

Mature Students

QQI Applicants,

The Bachelor of Business Level 7 will provide a strong foundation in a range of specialised business areas with excellent Career and Academic opportunities.

A combination of module appropriate assessment procedures will facilitate the assessment of learning outcomes of this course. These methods will include a combination of final written examinations and continuous  assessment processes such as assignments and projects.QQI Quality and Qualifications Ireland

Higher Certificate in Business – (Year 2 Exit Award)
Bachelor of Business Degree Level 7

Awarded by: Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI)

Protection of Enrolled Learners
The Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012 Part 6 requires that all programmes of 3 months or more duration have in place arrangements for the Protection of Enrolled Learners to ensure learners have the opportunity to complete their programme of study.  Dorset College has made arrangements with at least two other providers to comply with this legal obligation. To read the QQI policy document on the protection of Enrolled Learners click on the link:

Graduates of the Bachelor of Business Degree Level 7 will have the skills, knowledge and competencies required to work in any Business environment with specific knowledge and skills pertaining to Management, Finance, IT, Law, Marketing and Human Resources. Industry feedback has indicated that the job roles listed would be ideal for graduates from this programme.

JOB Roles Include Employability skills
Accountancy / Marketing Executive Analytical Ability Communication and Presentation Skills
Trainee & Junior Management Goal Setting Leadership Skills
Office & Project Manager Numeracy Problem Solving
HR/Personnel Team Work Time Management
Banking & Financial Services Administrator & IT Support Entrepreneur
Administrator & IT Support Career Planning Preparation for the World of work

 Graduates can progress to the Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business Level 8 at Dorset College or BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance orother level 8 programmes at the Institutes of Technology or Universities in Ireland. 

Progression to professional programmes include: CIPD-Certificate in Human Resource Practice, Diploma in Project Management. Training & Development Level 6, Lean Six Sigma and many more.......

Fergus Moore Programme Leader

Fergus holds a B.A. in English Literature, University College Dublin and a MSc. Dublin Institute of Technology.  He is presently studying for a PhD. in Public Sector Management. He is the programme leader for the Bachelor of Business at Dorset College and he lectures in Management, Communications and Marketing.  

Fergus has extensive Lecturing and teaching experience ranging from teaching dis-advantaged teenagers to lecturing at degree level. Fergus’ Industry experience includes independent management consultancy in Ireland, England and Australia in Financial IT systems consultancy and Project Management & Process Training.  Interests and Activities include: enjoys reading and cinema.

Eugene Lynch: BSc in Computer Science / MSc Health Informatics
Eugene lectures in Computer application and Business IT at Dorset College.  Eugene is also a Cisco expert and has more than 30 years lecturing and teaching experience up to MSc dissertation supervision level in the Institute of Technology sector.

His private sector experience involved working as an IT consultant in Melbourne, Australia, and Kuwait specialising in financial systems. Eugene studied for a BSC in Computer Science in Essex University and a Masters in Health Informatics in Trinity College, Dublin.

Seamus Farrell B. Comm. H Dip in Ed is an accounting, economics and business studies teacher with over thirty eight years’ experience of  teaching and sixteen years teaching at Dorset College.  Seamus has a wide range of teaching experiences.  The first twenty one years at secondary level teaching all the business subjects and mathematics, then the following seventeen years teaching a wide variety of business subjects with over ten years specialising in ACCA courses (with some outstanding results).   His philosophy is summed up in the phrase ‘proper preparation prevents poor performance’.  He believes that teaching is made up of two main elements, first preparation – generally an extensive set of class notes are prepared, and then the performance is delivered in the class room based on the aforesaid preparation. 

His experience enables him to prepare students for the examinations they face, guiding them through the process, instilling confidence that they have the knowledge and are aware of what the examiners are looking for in their answers.  Over the years Seamus has taught students from a wide range of nationalities which makes him sensitive to the difficulties that such students may encounter.

Having grown up in a family business, Seamus also brings a practical background to academic studies.  He is still involved in preparing accounts, vat returns and tax returns for that business and some selected clients.  He also spends some time doing some general administration duties.

Sharon Dillon Lyons (B.A / MA Masters in Journalism / LLB)
Sharon lectures in Business Law at Dorset College. Sharon has a large amount of lecturing experience at Level 7 and 8 honours degree level. Significant experience in administration, journalism and legal profession. Sharon is a practising Barrister at Law in the Kings Inn in Dublin. Sharon studied for her B.A in the University of Galway where she also studied for a masters in Journalism and her LLB.

Rachel Ramirez Ward (B.A / MA Masters in Organisational Behaviour)
Rachel  lectures in Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources at Dorset College. Rachel has worked as a lecturer and facilitator, with specialist experience in teaching international students from the USA, Europe, Middle East and Asia.

Rachel’s industrial experience covers the Business, Education, and Training sector as a training administrator and management consultant. Rachel studied for a B.A in Columbia University, NYC and for a Masters in Organisational Behaviour at Trinity College Dublin.