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Course Details

Bachelor of Business (Honours) (1 Year Add On to BN303)

Course code: BN403 Entry Route into programme:
  • Ordinary Bachelor Degree
Duration: 1 year part time (2 semesters)
NFQ level: 8
Fee: €2,200
Schedule:Tuesday 6pm-10pm
Wednesday 6pm-10pm
Thursday 6pm-10pm ( online except for four evenings per semester when classes take place on campus)
Award title: Bachelor of Business (Honours)
Credits for Full Award: 60 @ NFQ Level 8
Awarding Body: ITB  



This course is designed to give students a strategic overview of the main functional
areas of a modern business environment. The curriculum offers a variety of learning that will prepare graduates for the fluidity and dynamism of the modern business environment and to develop their adaptive capabilities.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Ordinary Bachelor Degree (NFQ level 7) with pass grade in a cognate area (or equivalent qualification).


Course Aim

The course was designed to produce degree graduates with the technical
knowledge and skills appropriate for business careers in today’s fast changing
environment and to develop the students’ powers of critical analysis and their ability
to tackle business-related problems and issues in a coherent and logical manner.

Course Schedule

The Bachelor of Business (Honours) 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 2 nights per week: Tuesday, Wednesday 6pm – 10pm.

* To facilitate students who are working, TWO subjects per semester will be a blended delivery of these modules with a LIVE online classroom with face to face lectures throughout the semester.
Online lectures will be delivered each Thursday 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 online lectures at their own convenience.

Please note: Examinations are held during the day.

Career Opportunities

Graduates with a Bachelor of Business (Honours) tend to find employment
across a wide range of sectors such as financial services, retail, education and
the public service in roles such as trainee accountant, recruitment consultant, store
manager, funds administrator, sales managers to name a few.


Course Content

Year 1
Semester 1
  • Strategic Management 1
  • Financial Information Analysis
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Project Management
  • Digital & Contemporary Marketing Practice
  • Company Law
Semester 2
  • Strategic Management 2
  • Financial Management 2
  • Strategic Management of Information Systems
  • Service Marketing Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Global Marketing


Course Progression

Students who successfully complete the Bachelor of Business (Honours)
with a second class honours (GPA 2.5) are eligible to apply for the Masters in
Graduates of higher certificate and ordinary degree programmes can avail of
exemptions from the major accountancy bodies.

How to Apply ?


For further details please contact the marketing team on 01 8851530 or e-mail:

What our students say...

"The majority of modules on the course directly apply to my professional career. The most remarkable ones for me were Business Psychology and Behaviour Marketing, Strategic Management, Human Resource Management, Operations Management , Global Business Environment, Enterprise Development, Accounting and Creativity & Entrepreneurship.Business psychology and behaviour helped me to better understand resistance to change within a corporation. It also helped me to effectively conduct training in India and gave me a better knowledge about different cultures and the way they act regarding trainers or managers from abroad. Accounting has helped me to calculate and understand long term objectives. I worked full-time throughout the 4 years on the course and this was the most challenging time of my life so far. I was 100% committed and would not give up on achieving this lifelong dream. Lecturers are very aware of the work-life balance limitation for those who combine work with studying, and they had a friendly and understanding approach in most cases. I particularly liked the online classes (once per week) as it allowed me study at home and be with my family. The constant learning and link from theory to practice at work on a weekly basis is very satisfactory.
It allowed me to bring theoretical knowledge from college into my work life (e.g. for example Hofstede's cultural dimensions theory, PESTLE, habits of highly effective people). I would recommend the course. All the modules taught will benefit you at work and the discipline required to succeed will make you a better person. I have made a good network of great people while studying at ITB."                                       

Rafael Ribeiro              Graduate - Bachelor of Business (Honours)

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