Dublin City University
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DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY BUSINESS SCHOOL
Bachelor of Business Studies
The essential toolkit for the world of business
CAO Code: DC111 Duration: 3 – 4 years Minimum cut-off points 2009: 425 Places: 175
Special Entry Requirements for this Course: Leaving Certificate Grade C3 at Ordinary Level
or Grade D3 at Higher Level in Mathematics
Why Study Business Studies at DCU? to think strategically – a highly valued asset that will help you
to respond effectively to tomorrow’s business challenges.
The Bachelor of Business Studies degree (BBS) gives you a
thorough grounding in the many skills required to pursue a
successful career in business. The BBS degree is one of the
Course Structure: Flexibility and Choice
most widely recognised and highly valued business degrees You can opt for either a three-year or a four-year degree
in Europe. The greatest strength of the programme is its within this programme. The degree is structured around four
entrepreneurial focus and relevance to management elements: core subjects, options, skills and specialisms.
Core modules provide a solid foundation in the key
You’ll find that employers of business graduates now disciplines of business, while options in the first, second and
assume that all applicants will be intelligent and ambitious, final year offer the opportunity to acquire extensive
with excellent analytical skills as well as a good grasp of the expertise in a range of topics, including proficiency in a
fundamentals of business administration. The most sought European language. Throughout the course you will develop
after graduates are those who display personal qualities vital business skills in areas such as communication,
over and above these now basic requirements. computing, team working, and problem solving. In your final
year you will be able to specialise in one of five key areas of
Our BBS programme seeks to develop your imagination and
business: Finance, Human Resource Management, eBusiness,
spirit of enterprise as well as a sense of commercial realism.
Marketing, or Law.
Since innovation and creativity are key to business success, we
have incorporated elements such as business simulations and If you decide on the four-year option, you will also undertake
new enterprise development projects to develop your ability an INTRA work placement for one year.
Bachelor of Business Studies (CAO Code: DC111)
The INTRA Work Placement taken, you may qualify for significant exemptions from
the examinations of professional bodies in Marketing,
Difference Finance and Accounting.*
Towards the end of second year, you will choose whether
This course is also suitable for those who ultimately wish
to move directly to final year or to take a 12 month work
to pursue a career in teaching as it is recognised by the
placement. INTRA (INtegrated TRAining) is the DCU work
Teaching Council for the purposes of teaching
placement programme. The objective is to provide you
Accounting, Business and Economics.
with practical work experience that is relevant to your
studies and enriches your academic experience. Recent employers of BBS graduates include: Accenture,
AIB, Bank of Ireland, Citigroup, Diageo, Fidelity
Participating companies are drawn from a variety of
Investments, IBEC, Intel, Irish Dairy Board, Kerry Group,
business sectors and range from large multinational
Lansdowne Market Research, Nestlé, Owens DDB
organisations to small indigenous companies. Graduates
Communications, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
find that this period of work experience is an enviable
addition to their C.V. and helps to distinguish them in the So, whether you want to pursue an industrial,
graduate employment market. Some graduates choose commercial or public career, or whether you want to
to return to their INTRA employers following graduation. start your own business, there’s no better place to start
than at DCUBS.
A Future Career
As a graduate of the Bachelor of Business Studies
programme, your employment prospects are second to For more information go to www.dcu.ie/dc111 or contact
none. While demand for graduates with general the School Office at: tel: +353 (0)1 700 5265
management skills remains strong, your career choice is or email: email@example.com
likely to be influenced by your choice of final year *All exemptions awarded to graduates are subject to annual review
specialism. Remember, depending on the specialism and revision by the various professional bodies.
What Will I Study?
Year 1 Year 2 INTRA Year
Core Modules: Core Modules: (For those opting for a 4-year degree)
Economics Commercial Law in Ireland 12-month work placement
Accounting Production and Operations Management
Psychology in Organisations Financial Management
Information Systems (Foundation) Human Resource Management Final Year
Business Mathematics Business Statistics Core Modules:
Marketing Information Systems (Advanced) Strategic Management
Management/Business Game Industrial Relations New Enterprise Development
Law Applied Market Research 2 Optional Subjects
Industrial Economics Final year students specialise
Organisation Theory and Practice in one of the following areas:
Creativity and Discovery Optional Modules: Marketing
Skills for Success International Trade Human Resource Management
or US Business and Society Law
French (Intermediate Level), German Business Ethics or eBusiness Management
(Beginner or Intermediate Level) or Spanish French (Intermediate Level), German (Beginner Finance
(Beginner or Intermediate Level) or Intermediate Level) or Spanish (Beginner or
The INTRA Work Placement Advantage
My year-long work placement at Anglo Irish Bank has been a hugely positive experience. I held a
position in Lending, which is an area that I was interested in but I didn’t have a huge amount of
knowledge as to what actually happened day-to-day in this business.
In my opinion the biggest indication that my placement was a success is the fact that it has helped
me choose my subjects for final year. Following my placement, which was quite a numerical job, I
now have no doubt that the financial specialism is the best option for me.
I also believe that the industry experience I have gained through the INTRA programme will make
me a much more desirable prospect to potential employers.”
Daniel Kenny, Year 4, Bachelor of Business Studies
INTRA Placement: Lending Services Team, Anglo Irish Bank, Dublin