Bachelor of Business (Level 7)

  • Aim of Programme

    Aim of Programme

    This programme aims to provide you with a deeper insight into the role and functions of a modern business enterprise and to prepare you for a variety of business-related career opportunities upon graduation.

    The programme will:

    • Provide students with both high-level knowledge related to how business organisations function and the factors which impact upon the success of an enterprise
    • Enable students to develop a critical understanding of the key competencies involved in successful business management
    • Enhance the students’ personal development and their capacity to undertake duties and responsibilities at the appropriate level in either a national or international context
    • Enable the students to develop the attitudes and skills required in today’s challenging business environment


    • 7
      NFQ Level
    • 60

    Programme Content

    Programme Content 

    • Managerial Finance A
    • Business Law
    • Supply Chain Management
    • Managerial Finance B
    • Business Modeling and Enterprise
    • Company Law
    • International Marketing and Sales Management
    • Business Information Systems

    Minimum Entry Requirements

    Minimum Entry Requirements

    Higher Certificate in Business or an approved equivalent Level 6 qualification





    Induction for the 2022/2023 academic year takes place (online via Zoom) on Saturday 10th September from 930am to 1pm. In advance, you will be required to review Pre Induction reading material, available to you on

    During Induction, you will be given the opportunity to:

    • Meet your programme lecturers, programme co-ordinator and students
    • Overview of the programme handbook, programme’s modules, assessments and delivery timetable
    • Introduction to Athlone IT’s operating systems including MS Office, Zoom, Moodle etc
    • Outline of the learning supports available to you during the programme




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    Progression from the Higher Certificate in Business Studies Year 1 is on to the Higher Certificate in Business Studies Year 2. On successful completion, students are eligible to apply to the Level 7 Bachelor of Business Studies.On successful completion, students are eligible to apply and progress to the Level 8 Bachelor of Business Studies. On successful completion, students are eligible to apply and progress to a Level 9 Postgraduate Diploma in various disciplines or Masters of Business Studies in Research




    1 Year 

    Monday 7 pm to 9 pm
    Wednesday 7 pm to 10 pm

    Plus 4 Saturdays per semester Online (9 am – 1 pm).

    For online programmes, lectures will be delivered online and recordings of lectures will be available to view in the student’s own time.


    Semester 1 (2022)

    October 1st

    October 15th

    November 19th

    December 3rd

    Programme Fee



    The programme’s assessments will be a combination of final examinations and continuous assessments.


    Monday September 12th 2022


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  • The perfect introductory programme for supervisors, middle managers and/or for those aspiring to be supervisors or managers.