Business Studies - Dublin

The Business Studies course at BFEI, located in Blackrock village, Co.Dublin is a one year QQ1 Level 5 course.

Do you want to gain a solid grounding in the fundamentals of business  with a view to identifying the specialist area that best suits you?  Have you an entrepreneurial flair?  Are you looking to gain employment in the diverse business environment?  Or do you see yourself progressing to get a Business Degree? 

This qualification covers the major functional areas of business including Finance, Marketing, Human Resources and Management  and will provide you with the opportunity to advance your career.  

What will I study?

Please see modules below:

Entry Requirements

  • You must have achieved 5 passes or 5 O6/ H7s or a combination of 5 O6/H7s or have achieved the LCA with a Merit profile, or have achieved a full relevant QQI Level 4 Award.
  • Mature applicants (aged 21 and over) and other applicants without the formal entry requirements will be assessed individually for suitability.

Direct applications to Year 2 are welcome from holders of a QQI Level 5 in Business or equivalent.

Assessment and Certification

  • This course is certified by QQI.
  • Assessment is based on a combination of project work submitted during the year and exams.
  • Learners who successfully complete this course will be awarded a QQI level 5 Certificate in in Business Studies (5M2102).

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Career Opportunities

Business subjects, coupled with proficiency in IT, prepare graduates for a wide range of career opportunities in:

  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • General Administration and Management
  • Advertising and Marketing
  • Sales Management


On successful completion of the Certificate in Business Studies (5M2102), graduates have the option to progress within BFEI to the:

If you want to get a degree, then after completing Year 1 and achieving the Certificate in Business Studies, you can apply through the CAO system for entry into courses in the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme such as:

Check out more progression options by downloading the BFEI Progression Pathways Chart.

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