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Waterford & Wexford ETB

Bachelor of Business - SETU Unified Tertiary Programme

Business Studies

Course Description

The Bachelor of Business is a three year degree that provides students with specialised knowledge across a wide range of business areas. The degree focuses on developing student knowledge in critical areas of business studies in conjunction with developing interpersonal and communication skills that are necessary in today’s business environment.

Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Business degree will have a range of skills and competencies that will allow them to make a meaningful contribution in the workplace.

Programme Content

The following modules may be offered:

  • Personal, Professional and Academic Skills 1
  • Maths for Business
  • Fundementals of Accounting 1
  • Fundementals of Accounting 2
  • Introduction to Macroeconomics 1
  • Introduction to Organisational Behaviour
  • Introductory Microeconomics 1
  • Management
  • Personal, Professional and Academic Skills 2
  • Statistics for Business

Progression Opportunities

Follow on Study for Business graduates

Completion of this course entitles students to the following professional body exemptions:

  • Examinations F1, F2, and F3 of the professional examinations of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
  • Examinations C01 to C05 inclusive of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

Honours degree courses within the School of Business, in particular:

WD048 - Bachelor of Business (Hons)

While we make every effort to ensure that the information is accurate and up-to-date at the time of publication, this information may be subject to changes or amendments by third-level institutions or other sources. Therefore, we recommend that you always verify the information with the relevant institutions or authorities before making any decisions based on it.

Further Details

This is a 3 year degree programme with Year 1 delivered at Dungarvan College, Youghal Road, Dungarvan, Co Waterford, and Year 2 and 3 delivered at South East Technological University Waterford.

Entry Requirements

Prospective learners wishing to be accepted onto the programme must meet the following minimum entry criteria:

Leaving Certificate; • 2H5 & 4O6/H7; • English or Irish O6/H7; • Mathematics O6/H7

QQI; Level 5 major award or other qualifications equivalent to a major award at level 5 on the NFQ.

For applicants whose first language is not English, the standard required of applicants is B2 (or equivalent) on Common European Framework of Reference CEFR for languages in writing, reading, listening and speaking. Evidence of achievement of this standard is necessary for entry to the programme.

Applications are welcome from individuals that do not meet the minimum entry requirement who are aged 23 years or over (at date of commencement of programme). Such an applicant will be assessed on their merits, taking into account their life experience, work or community experience, and recognition of prior learning.


  • Awarding Body: SETU
  • Duration: 3 years with year 1 completed in Dungarvan College
  • Award Code: SE415
  • Level: 7
  • Award Title: Bachelor of Business Studies

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Bachelor of Business will find work in:

  • trainee management
  • junior management in any of the main business functions and across all industry and services sectors


Every year a number of learners have the opportunity to travel to another European country for three weeks fully funded work experience. The students attend work in their vocational area.


No Fees

For more information on the Business Studies course contact the course coordinator Elaine Gray at elaineroche@wwetb.ie

Youghal Rd, Cloneety, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, X35 PV34
058 41184
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