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Bachelor of Business Studies

University of Limerick
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
September 2022

About this program

Bachelor of Business Studies

The Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS) programme will provide you with a broad business education. You will study the core business principles of accounting, economics, risk management and insurance, human resource management and marketing - specialising in one area as your “major” in the second semester of Year 2. Theory will be brought to life through work on practical business projects in addition to an eight month work placement in industry.

In addition, students can avail of an amazing opportunity to earn a second degree from a leading international business school. Under this ‘dual degree’ pathway, Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS) students spend their first two years studying in Limerick and their last two years studying at another Business School (while retaining an international work placement). Upon successful completion of their four years of study, students will receive both UL’s Bachelor of Business Studies degree and an equivalent degree from the other business school.

Admission requirements

Minimum grades

Applicants are required to hold at the time of enrolment the established Leaving Certificate (or an approved equivalent) with a minimum of six subjects which must include:

Two H5 (Higher Level) grades and Four O6 (Ordinary Level) grades or Four H7 (Higher Level) grades.

Subjects must include Mathematics, Irish or another language, and English.

Subject requirements

Applicants must hold at least an O4/H7 grade in Mathematics.

Students wishing to take a language option must have a H4 in that language, with the exception of Japanese or Beginners Spanish where a H4 in a language other than English is required.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Microeconomics
  • Management Principles
  • Principles of Accounting
  • Business Information Management
  • Communications or Language

Semester 2

  • Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Organisational Behaviour
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Marketing

Year 2

Semester 3

  • Principles of Risk Management
  • Principles of Human Resource Management
  • Finance
  • Economics for Business
  • Applied Business Mathematics or Language

Semester 4

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation or Language
  • Employment Relations or Language
  • Applied Business Statistics

Year 3

Semester 5

  • International Management
  • Financial Information Analysis

Semester 6

Cooperative Education 1


  • Cooperation
  • Education 2

Year 4

Semester 7

  • International Political Economy
  • Legal Environment of Business

Semester 8

  • Strategic Management
  • Company & Partnership Law

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


Full Time Tution fee for 2021/2022:

  • EU Fee: 5,652€
  • Non EU Fee: 12,514€


NFQ Level 8 major Award Honours Bachelor Degree

Continuing studies

  • MSc in Financial Services
  • Masters of Taxation
  • MSc in Human Resource Management
  • MA in Business Management
  • MSc in Economics & Policy Analysis
  • MSc in International Management and Global Business
  • MSc in Work & Organisational Psychology/Behaviour
  • MSc in Marketing, Consumption & Society
  • MSc in Risk Management and Insurance

Career paths

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Economics and Finance
  • Risk Management and Insurance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing

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University of Limerick

The University of Limerick (UL) is renowned for its graduate employability, dedication to the student experience, industry-relevant programmes, award-winning research, stunning campus and UL`s deep commitment to community engagement. With close to 16,000 students, including 3,000 international students, UL is...

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Why study at University of Limerick

The Universities commitment to graduate employability, UL`s dedication to the student experience, industry-relevant programmes, award-winning research, stunning campus and UL`s deep commitment to community engagement.  

The University of Limerick houses a broad range of world class and specialist equipment and facilities that give students and researchers an immersive and practical approach to their studies and research.

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University of Limerick

University of Limerick
V94 T9PX Limerick

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