Business Studies, Graduate Diploma

Business Studies, Graduate Diploma

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #168 (QS) ,
The Business Studies degree at University College Dublin involves a blend of home study, occasional campus attendance, underpinned by an infrastructure of student supports.

About

Why not combine work, study and family commitments through a more flexible approach to your learning? 

The Business Studies course from University College Dublin is delivered through both part-time weekend attendance on campus and home study. Attendance on campus is scheduled in two-day blocks (Fridays and Saturdays) over six weekends in each academic year.

After the first two years, successful participants will be awarded a Diploma in Business Studies (NFQ Level 7) and, after a further two years, a Bachelor of Business Studies Hons (NFQ Level 8).

Career & Graduate Study Opportunities

Our students come from a wide variety of backgrounds. Many join the course with a view to improving their prospects for career advancement or career change.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description

      Diploma (2 Years) / Degree (2 Years)

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • People Management
  • Accounting
  • Business Law
  • Economics
  • ICT
  • Marketing
  • Business Strategy
  • Change Management
  • HRM
  • Project Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Accounting Information for Managers

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

Eligibility for the programme is considered on the basis of mature years (a minimum age of 23 years on 1 January of the year of entry) or on the basis of matriculation (a minimum age of 21 years on 1 January of the year of entry with students having fulfilled the Matriculation requirements of the National University of Ireland). Exemptions from the Diploma in Business Studies may be granted in the case of holders of a HETAC Higher Certificate, or Ordinary Degree in Business Studies (with Merit or Distinction) or an equivalent qualification.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    6500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    3250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3250 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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