Bachelor of Business Business

Bachelor of Business

Course Overview

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    CAO Course Code

Why take this course?

This programme will furnish you with the business skills and knowledge required to have a successful career in industry, commerce or the public sector. You will gain a deep understanding of the functional areas of business and the factors that influence success. By graduation, you will be proficient at problem solving in a business context. You will also learn the importance of getting buy-in from key stakeholders, including staff, from a public relations standpoint. During this degree programme, students generally experience a marked improvement in their communication and interpersonal skills.

Our Bachelor of Business course is extremely flexible and affords students the ability to tailor the course making it as generalised or specialised as desired. This is achieved through the wide variety of elective modules on offer. Areas that students often choose to specialise in include: marketing, finance, IT or management though to a general pathway covering the wide range of business subjects on offer. No matter what route you choose, you will acquire a comprehensive understanding of the modern business world.

If you have an interest in business and the complex interplay between people, organisations and their environment, then this course is for you. If you choose to undertake this degree, you will also have an opportunity to study abroad for a semester or a full year with one of our prestigious partner universities.

What will I experience?

With an international and diverse student cohort, students will enjoy a truly globalised learning experience. This coupled with your lecturers’ vast industry experience and the faculty’s extensive links with industry, commerce and the public sector, will influence and enrich your academic experience here at TUS.

Students will benefit from a 20-week industry placement, which will afford you the opportunity to put into practice the knowledge you will have acquired in the classroom. Over the course of your three years, you will have the opportunity to study the major disciplines in business: accounting, finance, economics, management, marketing and human resources management. You will also have access to state-of-the-art IT facilities and upgraded study areas.

We will encourage and assist you in developing the analytical, critical and creative skills needed to succeed in today’s business world. You will be exposed to a variety of teaching methods, including: lectures, tutorials, project work, case studies, presentations and practical workshops all supported by Moodle, our virtual learning environment system (VLE).

What opportunities might it lead to?

This three-year degree programme will prepare you for a successful business career. Areas you can specialise in include: accounting, banking, insurance, marketing, management, administration, retail services and computing.

Our sought-after graduates have gone on to pursue a wide variety of careers in companies ranging from small indigenous Irish companies to large multi-national corporations. Our award-winning careers team will be on hand to prepare you for the world after graduation. Students can avail of CV building workshops, as well as general career advice. Our team will even go as far as offering to arrange job interviews with prospective employers.

Additional Information

Students undertaking this programme have the opportunity to study abroad at one of TUS’s overseas partner universities. TUS has business links with the Karel de Grote University College, Belgium and Université de Rennes, France.

Assessment Information

Course modules are assessed individually with methods of assessment varying according to the nature of the subject. Assessment should generally reflect the student-centred nature of course delivery and may include some or all of the following: • Problem solving, • Project work, • Presentations, • Assignments, Quizzes, • Group work, • Research, • Essays, • Examinations.

Course Details

Course Duration:
3 Year
Course Commencement Date:

​September 2023

CAO Course Code:
Cut Off CAO Points:
Course Award:
Bachelor of Business
Course NFQ Level:
Level 7
Dept of Business & Management
Minimum Entry Requirements:

Grade O6 at ordinary level in five subjects in the Leaving Certificate examination.

Two of these subjects must be mathematics and a language (English or Irish).


Any QQI level 5 qualification with a minimum of Distinction grade in three modules.

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Course Structure

Year 1

  • Critical Skills for Learning
  • Financial Accounting
  • Microeconomics for Business
  • Computer Applications
  • Management
  • Entrepreneurial Skills
  • Business Mathematics
  • Macroeconomics for Business
  • Marketing

Elective Subjects:

  • Banking
  • European Business Studies
  • Sales and Selling
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Elective subjects are offered subject to viable numbers.

Year 2

  • Management Accounting
  • IT and Computer Applications
  • Business Law
  • Operations Management
  • Marketing Management in a Digital Age
  • Introduction to HRM

Elective Subjects:

  • Applied Economics
  • Applied Entrepreneurship
  • Services Marketing
  • International Economics
  • ECommerce
  • Insurance
  • Financial Accounting
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Elective subjects are offered subject to viable numbers.

Year 3

  • Managerial Finance
  • Business Information Systems
  • Company Law
  • Industry Placement (in semester 2)

Elective Subjects:

  • Decision Making Techniques
  • Taxation
  • Corporate Reporting
  • Economic Policy and Analysis
  • Computer Studies
  • Business Model & Enterprise
  • Market Research and Analysis
  • International Marketing
  • Strategic HRM
  • Sales Management
  • Personal General Insurance
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Elective subjects are offered subject to viable numbers.

Careers & Opportunities

Career Prospects

This course will prepare you for a career in areas such as general business, accounting, banking and finance, computing, marketing, sales, retail services, human resource management and entrepreneurship.

Further Study

If you wish to pursue further study, holders of this qualification will be eligible to progress to the Bachelor of Business (Hons) level 8 programme which will take one further year to complete.

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