At Galway Business School, the only independent third-level college in the West of Ireland, we pride ourselves on our ability to respond quickly to the changing needs of students, industry and labour markets. With our commitment to flexibility, accessible progression routes and a strong academic record, we support you as you embark upon a lifelong learning journey.
Today, access to an internationally focused education is a necessity for our graduates if they are to remain competitive in the local and global marketplace. Our mission is to transform our students for individual excellence and global citizenship. Galway Business School offers a range of undergraduate courses which cultivate a life-changing learning experience for our students.
Your Future Is Here
If you're seeking third-level qualifications with a view to achieving a successful career in business, Galway Business School can provide the tools you need to find success in your career.
Students who choose Galway Business School (GBS) are intent on experiencing an active life in Galway. The structure of our degrees emphasises the need for self-study and rigorous intellectual skills where an individual student’s opinion matters. If you are the kind of student who enjoys being challenged - intellectually, socially and personally - then Galway Business School is an institution you should consider for your undergraduate degree programme.
Bachelor of Business Level 7
The Bachelor of Business degree is awarded by Galway Business School on behalf of Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI). This programme is designed to give you a clearly structured, yet innovative education in business which will provide you with a solid foundation for success in your future career.
Learners will develop the employment-focussed, transferable skills necessary in a business environment and learn to effectively communicate information, ideas and solutions. It will also equip you with the ability to critically analyse and comprehend the latest thinking and best business practice. Graduates of our programme emerge confident and work ready.
Bachelor of Business Honours with International Business Level 8
Our Bachelor of Business (Honours) with International Business programme allows you to enhance your qualifications by topping up to a level 8 degree. The overall objective of this programme is to provide students with in-depth knowledge and expertise in international business. It provides students with the knowledge and skills required to manage and work in either local or multinational corporations, or more generally in the global context.
Graduates of our Bachelor of Business (Honours) with International Business emerge confident and work ready with both employment - focused and professional skills. The skills, competencies and knowledge you gain through research, analysis and presentations are the skills required of successful managers in business. Short Study Abroad Trip (Obligatory) - Adding practical, experiential and an international aspect to this programme, the study abroad trip will include a series of lectures and company visits in an international setting.
Certificate Semester Programmes
Our certificate programmes allow you to choose a semester long programme (18 weeks) to enhance your career and life skills. Most programmes are at the equivalent of QQI Level 6 and awards are certified by QQI.
These courses are for applicants with a specific need in a specialist are or for those learners who are not in a position to commit to a complete degree programme. Programmes include two or three modules and are delivered over one semester.
Certificate in Business & Entrepreneurship Certificate in Business Communications Certificate in Sales & Marketing Certificate in Marketing Management Certificate in Strategic Management Professional Certificate in Data Analytics for Business
“I am so happy that I decided to study my degree at Galway Business School. I feel there are three key features of GBS that I think are very special; Supportive people, Small class sizes, and a multicultural environment. GBS is like a big family itself, classmates, lecturers, staff, and even directors are always there to support you. This is something you never experience in a huge university. Lecturers can make sure that no one is falling behind, there are debates happening all the time, and you can always ask any questions at any point. As a result, it helps you to understand subjects much better. When you get more attention, you pay more attention. It's simple, isn't it? Finally, GBS is such a multicultural environment. My classmates were all different nationalities from Asia to South America, and I think it makes you easy to see the world from different perspectives and to hear different opinions. My college life couldn't have been any better”
Sana Terada Bachelor of Business (Hons) with International Business Graduate Jameson Irish Whiskey Brand Ambassador in Japan