Bachelor of Business Level 7

Type of Course
NFQ Level
Start Date



Course Duration

3 Years Full-time

Course Fees
€4200.00 (EU)
Course Fees
€6950.00 (NON-EU)

How to Apply

Apply Online
Apply through the CAO System
International Student Apply Directly
Applications Processed by Admissions

Is for individuals who are…

Interested in business and management and want an internationally recognised qualification and a great learning experience.

Looking for…

A challenging business degree that employers recognise as the industry standard. It will enhance your employability skills and help you to define a clear career path with excellent employment and academic opportunities.

To Become...

An Accounting Executive
A Marketing Executive
A Trainee Manager
A Project Administrator
A Business Administrator
An IT Support Assistant
A HR Administrator
A Financial Administrator

Build Your Path To Success

01. Business Degree

Obtain the QQI internationally recognised business degree that will set you on your way to a successful business career or progress to an honors degree in business.

02. Excellent Lecturing Team

Learn from friendly and highly qualified industry-experienced academic staff and expert guest lecturers.

03. Student Experience

Be part of a culturally diverse group of learners from all over the world while unlocking your learning potential with small class sizes, a diverse student community, and fun social programmes.

04. Great Career

Maximise your career potential as you grow in confidence learning about business and management in a student-centered learning environment.

Programme Details

Entry Requirements

  • Under the new Common Points Scale for Leaving Certificate 2019 applicants must obtain a minimum of 5O6/H7, including a language and a minimum of O6/H7 in Maths.
    Applicants who are second language speakers of English an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent and hold International Equivalent to Leaving Certificate
  • A QQI level 5 Major Award in Business
  • 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

Indicative Delivery Schedule

Start Week: 14/09/20

End Date: 09/05/21

Exams Week Semester 1: 18/05/2020 to 23/05/2020

Exams Week Semester 2: 03/05/21 to 09/05/21

Full-time classes will be scheduled over a maximum of 3-4 days per week depending on electives from 9.00 to 17.00.

Easter Break: Bank Holiday on Friday the 4th, Happy Easter

* all dates are provisionals


QQI Level 7 Bachelor of Business

Total Credits: 180



Distinction 70% +

Merit 1 60-69%

Merit 2 50-59%

Pass 40-49%


Graduates who gain this award may progress to the one-year Bachelor of Business in International Business at Dorset College or to a similar degree at other higher education providers. The programme will provide a strong base from which to pursue a career and/or further study in accountancy, finance, marketing and general business.

What Students Say

Joanne Stack

Joanne Stack

The college staff were exceptional in their mentorship, encouragement, and support throughout the Business of Business. The quality of teaching that I received was second to none, while the course delivered very engaging and challenging modules. I feel that I was equipped with the skills and self-belief to start my own business or add value to a business organisation following the course. It has enhanced my knowledge and career prospects dramatically and led to personal growth in other aspects of my life.

Alun Donnelly

Alun Donnelly

Successfully completing the Bachelor of Business as a mature student was one of the most satisfying experiences of my life. It gave me the confidence and the ability to, not only, find the role I have always desired, but to excel in the role and make a success of it. I found the course both satisfying and stimulating due to the fantastic lecturers who were never afraid to challenge you and were always supportive throughout the journey. I, very much, value my degree and feel proud to have achieved it.

Alessandra Guevara

Alessandra Guevara

I am grateful to Dorset College for all the knowledge I have acquired throughout the course. I am especially grateful to all the lecturers for their professionalism and to the management team for their invaluable support at all times. It has been a hard course but thank you so much for adding value to my personal and professional life.

Lecturer Profiles

Elaine Treacy

Elaine Treacy


Matt Murray

Matt Murray


Programme Fees


Additional Information

All Non-EU Degree Full-time Students will need private medical insurance and financial statement for immigration purposes. Exam fees are included in the course price.

Application Process

To apply to this course please fill out an online application form where you will be asked to supply documentation to confirm your eligibility for this course. Once we have received and reviewed this information the college will be in contact with you to discuss next steps and deposit payment to secure your place.