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Course Details

Bachelor of Business (1 Year Add on to BN003)

Course code: BN303 Entry Route into programme:
  • Higher Certificate
Duration: 1 year part time (2 semesters)
NFQ level: 7
Fee: €2,100
Schedule:Tuesday 6pm-10pm
Wednesday 6pm-10pm (on line except for four evenings per semester when classes take place on campus instead)
Thursday 6pm-10pm
Award title: Bachelor of Business
Credits for Full Award: 60 @ NFQ Level 7
Awarding Body: ITB Transfer and Progression:
Bachelor of Business (Honours)(BN403)


Minimum Entry Requirements

Higher Certificate (NFQ level 6) with pass grade in a cognate area (or equivalent qualification).


This Bachelor of Business degree programme builds on knowledge and competencies developed at the higher certificate (NFQ level 6). Knowledge, skills and competencies across a wide variety of areas will be further developed focusing on the roles and functions of business administrators and managers. The ordinary degree programme includes organisational psychology, operations management, finance, marketing and enterprise development. Graduates of this programme will have further developed the ability to integrate concepts into working and professional environments and will develop diagnostic and creative skills allowing them to operate at advanced levels in organisations. Emphasis will be placed on the exercise of judgement in planning, design, technical and/or supervisory functions at the operations level of the organisation.


This course was designed as a logical step in the academic development of those who wish to pursue a career in business. Specifically those students who have completed or are completing the Higher Certificate in Business (NFQ level 6) at ITB or an equivalent qualification are directed to this programme to enhance and further develop their personal, academic and professional development.

Course Schedule

The Bachelor of Business programme is one academic year in length (September
to May). ITB operates a fully semesterised system with two semesters of equal
length. Students will study 12 modules in total (6 modules per semester). All
students will attend for two nights per week; Tuesday and Thursday from
6pm – 10pm.

To facilitate students who are working, two subjects per semester will be a blended delivery of a live online classroom along with face to face lectures throughout the semester and online lectures will be delivered each Wednesday night from
6pm – 10pm except for four evenings per semester when classes take place on campus.

Students must have access to a PC and broadband internet access in order to engage fully in an online classroom environment. Computer labs will be available for students to use during these times. Students can also access recordings of the on line lectures at their own convenience

Please note: Examinations are held during the day.


On successful completion of the Bachelor of Business (NFQ level 7), students are eligible to progress on to the Bachelor of Business (Honours) (NFQ Level 8).

Graduates of higher certificate and ordinary degree programmes can avail of
exemptions from the major accountancy bodies.

Career Opportunities

The Bachelor of Business programme facilitates employment opportunities
at an operational level in corporate organisations.


Course Content

Semester 1 Modules
  • Financial Management 1
  • Business Psychology and Behaviour 1
  • Operations Management
  • Business Systems Analysis
  • Global Business Environment
  • Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Semester 2


  • Management Accounting : Cost Accumulation, Planning and Control
  • Business Psychology and Behaviour 2
  • Operations Management
  • Databases for Business
  • Diversity in the Workplace
  • Enterprise Development

*Electives will be offered at the discretion of the Institute, subject to availability of lecturing staff and sufficient expression of interest from students.

How to Apply ?


For further details please contact the Marketing team on 01 885 1530 or e-mail

What our students say...

Lisa Kelly

"On the course, everything is like really different and you think it's going to be really hard, but the resources that are available to you are really great. Like the maths teacher has a website for maths, and like that's grand and the way things are taught, it’s not the same all the time."

Lisa Kelly,
Business Student

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