Bachelor of Business (Honours)
GMIT Galway Campus
The School of Business offers a four-year honors degree (Level 8) in Business. This programme provides students with a broad-based business education to work successfully in business and offers students the opportunity to specialize in one of five streams. You will study a variety of business subjects and develop a general understanding of the administrative, economic, legal and social environment within which business operates. You will study the basics of business and get an insight into many business disciplines in years one and two. In year three you can specialize in marketing, human resource management or information systems management. In year four you can specialize in economics and finance, human resource management, management, marketing or rural enterprise and agri-business. There is a strong emphasis on the current business environment and acquiring the skills and knowledge required for employment in business. Case studies and practical business projects are used to develop students' analysis, communication, and professional business skills.
Year 1Mandatory: Financial Accounting, Cost & Management Accounting, Micro-Economics, Macroeconomics, Computing and Information Systems, Business Communications, Business Maths, Irish Legal System, Management Principles and Business Environment, Learning to LearnElectives: Language and Culture (Spanish, French, German, Gaeilge) or Effective English
Year 2Mandatory: Principles of Marketing, Behavioural Science, Business Law, Business Information Systems, Human Resource Management, Management Information SystemsElectives: Quantitative Techniques, Management Accounting, Business Management, Selling Techniques, Internet Technology, Language and Culture (Spanish, French, German, Gaeilge)
Year 3Mandatory: E-Business Information Systems, Enterprise Development, Financial Management, Operations Management, Enterprise Project, Intermediate Macroeconomics.Streams: Human Resource Management: HRM2, Industrial Relations, Employment Law, Workplace IssuesMarketing: Market Research, Marketing Management, Retailing, Integrated Marketing CommunicationsInformation Systems Management: Applications Development 1 & 2, Database Management Systems 1 & 2Electives: Project Management, Consumer Behaviour, Computerised Accountancy & Payroll, Event Management, Financial Analysis, E-commerce, Language and Culture (Spanish, French, German, Gaeilge)
Year 4Mandatory: Strategic Management, Irish Economy, Enterprise ITSpecialisms:
Economics & Finance: International Money & Central Banking, Irish Taxation Policy: Issues & Context, Financial Services, Managerial Finance, Management Accounting & Decision Making, Finance & Capital Markets
Human Resource Management: Employment Law in Practice, People Management, Organisation Theory, Workplace Issues, Business Communications & Negotiations, Supply Chain Management
Management: Strategic Marketing, Organisation Theory, People Management, Innovation & Creativity, Supply Chain Management, Business Communications & Negotiation
Marketing: Strategic Marketing, Global Marketing Management, Services Marketing, Marketing Practice, ICT for Marketing, International Sales Strategies
Rural Enterprise & Agri-business: Rural Resource Planning & Policy, People Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Communications & Negotiations, Rural Resource Management & Research, Innovation & Creativity
Electives: Specified modules from above streams plus Systems Analysis, Dissertation and Language and Culture: Spanish, French, German or Gaeilge
The programme prepares students for employment in a wide range of business areas in the accounting, financial services, marketing, human resource, agri-business and management functions of industrial, commercial and public enterprises. Some graduates work with professionals in practice and proceed to membership of a relevant professional body.
Other Essential Information
It is not necessary to have studied any business subject previously to pursue this programme. Students who wish to specialize in accounting, and who successfully complete the first two years of this programme (including accounting specified modules), may apply to transfer to year two of the Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting programme. Students have the option of studying in one of our European or American partner colleges for one semester or one academic year.
GMIT honors (Level 8) qualifications are recognized worldwide for post-graduate entry.
Pass (Grade D3 or better) in six Leaving Certificate subjects, including English or Irish and Mathematics. Two subjects must be passed in Higher Level Papers at Grade C3 or better.