Diploma in Business Studies / Bachelor of Business Studies (part-time), Bachelor

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    6500 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    3200 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #201 (WUR) Online
The Diploma in Business Studies / Bachelor of Business Studies (part-time) degree programmes from University College Dublin involve a blend of home study and 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? Our business diploma and degree programmes involve a blend of home study, occasional campus attendance, underpinned by an infrastructure of student supports.

The Diploma in Business Studies / Bachelor of Business Studies (part-time) 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.

Accreditation


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
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Semi-structured
    • Attendance
      Regular optional meetings
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

Programme Structure

You’ll develop a solid, conceptual understanding of business and organisational management, along with the knowledge application, communication and leadership skills necessary in a modern business environment.

In the first two years, you’ll be introduced to the fundamentals of management. You’ll gain a thorough understanding of the main business disciplines and the principles of management in an Irish and global context. This stage of the course introduces you to the key business functions, including:

  • Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • People Management
  • Accounting
  • Business Law
  • Economics
  • ICT
  • Marketing
For more information, please visit programme website.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • 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.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

A flexible admissions policy is in place, with two routes of entry; one based on mature years, life experience and academic aptitude and the second based upon matriculation (i.e. Leaving Certificate). The former route of entry tends to be the most common one with the average age of students in the region of 32 years. The admissions process may include an interview and a writing skills test may also form part of the assessment.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa! (Unless that chair you're sitting on is in a foreign country...)

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

    3200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3200 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

1,100 - 1,800 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.