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The BSc Business is an excellent degree programme for students looking to develop the knowledge, skills and competencies essential in the global world of business and management.

In your first and second year, you will study a wide range of business subjects which will give you a solid understanding of the foundations of business. at the same time, you will develop your intercultural competencies through a series of skills-based modules.

In your final year, you will follow a structured pathway of internationally focused business modules. to strengthen your global outlook, you will also have the flexibility to choose from a range of modules across the business disciplines.

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Curriculum Overview

Please note that the below is subject to change.

Students can decide to take an optional Exploratory Year as part of the BSc Business which turns their degree in to a 4 year programme. For the Exploratory year students can either: 1) Take part in the Quinn Internships Programme or 2) Study in one of our partner universities for a trimester and complete a work-based consultancy project for the second trimester. 

In Final Year students can decide to take a Business Pathway focusing on core business modules of their interest or a Global Business Pathway which is more focused on global and international business.

Autumn Trimester Business Strategy Personal Development Portfolio Business Option Module Business Option Module

Business Option Module

Spring Trimester New Venture Creation and Development Cultural Intelligence in Management Business Option Module Business Option Module Business Option Module ELECTIVE


The purpose of the BSc Business programme at UCD is to develop commercially astute graduates with a global mind-set that will make a significant contribution to business and broader society. We aim to develop graduates who will demonstrate critical awareness of business trends, issues, and developments; a strong analytical orientation towards decision-making and problem-solving; a deep-rooted ethical and societal awareness; a propensity for entrepreneurship and innovation; a capacity to communicate persuasively and professionally; and a life-long commitment to personal and professional excellence and development (Purpose).  We aspire to produce graduates that, over the long-term, will assume leadership positions and will have a significant impact on the development of business, economic, and social life, both nationally and internationally (education and subject/discipline/professional values).  The BSc Business curriculum is designed to develop future leaders through a rich variety of educational experiences and pedagogical innovations that focus on conceptual understanding (‘episteme’), technical mastery (‘techne’), and practical wisdom (‘phronesis’). Additionally, our students have the opportunity to participate in a range of transformative educational experiences, including international exchange programmes, summer exchange programs, and case study competitions (the nature of the learning environment for students).  The BSc Business programme emphasises a rich variety of teaching and assessment methods, including lectures and tutorials, laboratories, case studies, essays, consulting reports, debates, presentations, group assignments, and simulations. Students are exposed to faculty with a range of different perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds (key approaches to teaching, learning and assessment). 


Programme Competencies

Programme Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the programme students should be able to:

  • Knowledge:

Students will demonstrate a critical awareness of business issues, trends, and developments.

1a. Explain the systems of thought and theoretical underpinnings that have shaped the development of business and management practice.

1b. Critically appreciate the interplay and interdependencies of business functions, including accounting, finance, operations, information systems, management, marketing, and human resource management. 

  • Analytical Skills:

Students will demonstrate a strong analytical orientation when engaging in decision-making and problem-solving.

2a. Demonstrate critical thinking and independent reasoning skills in situations of decision-making and problem-solving, as supported by the appropriate use of analytical and quantitative techniques.

2b. Demonstrate and apply knowledge of appropriate methods, tools and techniques for identifying and resolving business problems.

2c. Utilize information technology to support and enhance business analysis and communication.

2d. Utilize accounting, economic and financial techniques to make informed business decisions.

2e. Utilize statistical, mathematical, and other analytical techniques to make informed business decisions.

  • Critical Awareness:

Students will demonstrate a critical appreciation of ethical and social issues.

3a. Demonstrate an active awareness of ethical values and business issues concerning the advancement of the broader societal ‘good’.

  • Intercultural Awareness:

Students will engage globally and build a global mindset.

  • Demonstrate an awareness of cultural difference and the value of interaction and dialogue with other cultures.

4b. Evaluate the influence of economic, social, historical, and technological forces shaping global business and management today.   

  • Personal and Professional Development:

Students will demonstrate a capacity to collaborate effectively and communicate persuasively and professionally.


5a. Communicate, in a professional and informed manner, appropriate business and management concepts, ideas, arguments, recommendations and solutions.


5b. Develop interpersonal and collaborative learning skills.


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