UCD College of Business Part Time Programmes

UCD College of Business Part-Time Programmes

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Part-time programmes on offer are Diploma in Business Studies, our Bachelor of Business Studies, and our Masters in Management.

They all allow people to gain a top-class business education from Ireland’s leading Business School whilst continuing to work full-time.

All three of our programmes have face-to-face teaching, but they are concentrated in Block-Release Weekends – four per trimester for our Masters Programme, and three per trimester for the Diploma and Bachelor Degree Programmes.

Diploma in Business Studies

Our Diploma in Business Studies is designed for mature students (at least 23 years of age on the 1st January of the proposed year of entry) who wish to return to education to gain a third level degree.

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. So if you are 23 or over on New Year’s Day 2021 and want to return to education and gain a degree, this may be for you!

Bachelor of Business Studies

If you already hold a Diploma in Business (Level 7 Qualification or an equivalent business qualification), with a grade of merit or above, or a HETAC ordinary degree or a national/higher certificate (level 6 qualification) you may qualify to apply for our Bachelor of Business Studies.

The majority of our students join the Diploma in Business Studies programme, and enter the Bachelor Degree phase after two years.

Master of Science (MSc) in Management

The MSc in Management offers you the chance to obtain a solid foundation in management education without putting your career on hold. It is primarily aimed at current professionals of a non-business academic background with a keen interest in the business world and looking to build upon their prior qualifications with a business/management specialisation.

In order to be eligible, you need to have a minimum second-class honours degree in a non-business discipline (Nursing, Medicine, Architecture, Arts etc.). In very exceptional circumstances, applications may be accepted from non-degree holders with significant management work experience. An interview may also form part of the assessment process.

For further information on our programmes, please click on our websites below;

Diploma in Business Studies - https://www.ucd.ie/quinn/courses/part-timediplomadegreedbsbbs/

Bachelor of Business Studies - https://www.ucd.ie/quinn/courses/part-timediplomadegreedbsbbs/

Masters in Management - https://www.smurfitschool.ie/programmes/parttimemasters/mscinmanagementpart-time/

Information session on programme in March & April 

Information Sessions

If you are interested in joining the Programme Manager for an information session on the part-time Diploma / Bachelor of Business Studies, please email bbs@ucd.ie.

You can register for an upcoming information session at the link below:

Thursday, 25th March at 10:30am

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