Galway Business School, Ireland

Galway Business School, Ireland
In life, whatever your journey, change is essential to success. As individuals, and as employees, we must be able to evolve and grow, to learn new skills and gain new qualifications as they are needed throughout our working lives. Inaction is not an option for those who want to succeed in the business world.
At Galway Business School, one of the leading independent third-level colleges in Ireland, we pride ourselves on our ability to respond quickly to the changing needs of students and labour markets. With our commitment to flexibility, attractive progression routes for students and strong academic quality assurance, we can support you as you embark upon a lifelong learning journey.
If you're seeking third-level qualifications with a view to achieving a successful career in the business arena, Galway Business School can help by offering:

  • An innovative portfolio of employment relevant programmes
  • A menu of modules, so you can build qualifications at your own pace
  • High levels of student support
  • Small class sizes
  • Entry to programmes based on prior experience
  • Double certification of many of the modules in our Diploma programmes
  • Key local and international networking opportunities

We make it our priority to uphold quality and standards of teaching, learning and assessment, because we want each and every student at Galway Business School to have the best possible learning experience.
This commitment to quality is underlined by the organisations that validate the programmes offered at the school and the academic policies and procedures that underpin these programmes.
 

Courses/Programmes Intakes Total Fee Advance Deposit Entry Requirements
FACULTY OF BUSINESS
Postgraduate Diploma in Management Jan/July/Sep €4,980 Full Fee in Advance  
16 years with IELTS 6.0
BA (Hons) in Business Management Jan/July/Sep €6,830 50% and Balance 50% on enrolment Intermediate/BA/B.com with IELTS 5.5
BA in Marketing, Innovative, Sales & Technology Jan/July/Sep €6,830 50% and Balance 50% on enrolment Intermediate/BA/B.com with IELTS 5.5
BA (Hons) in Business management (Top Up) Jan/July/Sep €6,830 50% and Balance 50% on enrolment Intermediate/BA/B.com with IELTS 5.5
Advance Diploma in Business Studies Jan/July/Sep €5,730 50% and Balance 50% on enrolment Intermediate/BA/B.com with IELTS 5.5
 
Silent Features:
  • 20 Hours Work Permissionduring term time and Full Time during holidays
  • Pre-Sessional available in case of low IELTS score.
  • College is accredited by HETAC – the Official Irish State accreditation body for Third Level Colleges and degree courses.
  • College is fully owned by Irish News and Media, a multi-million dollar PLC company with a vast international reach. The College is therefore well funded and secure.
  • Under the Learner Protection Act, we are fully bonded for all of our HETAC courses.
  • College provide free language support for all of our International students


About Galway Business School

Galway Business School offers significant opportunities to students who are seeking employment-focused qualifications at third-level.
The college ensures these opportunities through:

  • offering an innovative portfolio of employment-relevant programmes
  • important and attractive progression routes
  • a menu of modules that enables students to build qualifications at their own pace
  • high levels of student support
  • compact class sizes
  • access routes to its programmes based on prior experience
  • double certification of many of the component modules in its Diploma programmes
  • critical local and international networking opportunities

All programmes are underpinned by impressive student-focused Academic QA Policies & Procedures.

 

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We prepare our students to take their place in an expanding Europe, the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world, so that they can adapt to new developments and the changing demands of society.

Entry Requirements

Postgraduate Diploma in Management

Degree or equivalent qualification in a business area. Students on the Postgraduate Diploma in Management must be over 21 years of age.

BA in Business Management

Students transferring to the final year of this programme should have one of the following or equivalent qualifications:

  • ICM Advanced Diploma in Business
  • HND in Business
  • HETAC Higher Certificate
  • NUI or HETAC Ordinary Degree

Students entering into the first year of a three year degree programme should have passed 5 subjects at Leaving Certificate or equivalent.

ICM Diplomas

Students should have passed 5 subjects at Leaving Certificate or equivalent.

Mature Students

Mature students [over 21 on 1st January of the year of entry] who do not meet the above requirements may gain admission on the basis of life and/or work experience to date. Many students at Galway Business School are accepted to programmes on this basis. Suitability will be determined by interview.

International Students

International students must satisfy the equivalent requirements to those required of Irish students. To check the equivalence of your national qualifications, please see www.naric.org.uk.

English Language Requirements

If you are not a native speaker of English, we require proof of your English Language Level. Students entering our diploma or degree programmes must have attained Level 6.0+ in IELTS or equivalent examinations. Students entering our postgraduate programmes must have attained Level 6.5+ in IELTS or equivalent examinations.

Foundation Programme

For international students whose high school qualifications do not meet the required level, Galway Business School offers three Foundation Programmes for entry to various stages of third-level programmes in Ireland and the UK. Programmes available are:

  • ·         Pre-foundation programme for students with an English language level of IELTS 4.0 - 4.5 or equivalent.
  • ·         Foundation programme for students with an English language level of IELTS 5.0 - 5.5 or equivalent.
  • ·         Pre-masters foundation programme for students with an English language level of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

 

Applying For A Student Visa

In applying for a Student Visa you must be able to show that:

  • You are enrolled on a course
  • You have paid the required fees to the school or college
  • You have the academic ability to follow your chosen course
  • You have the required English language level
  • You have immediate access to at least € 7,000. This is the estimated cost of living in Ireland for a student for one academic year
  • You must also demonstrate that you or your sponsor has ready access to an amount of at least € 7,000 for each subsequent year of your studies, in addition to the course fees for each of those years
  • You have private medical insurance
  • You can account for any gaps in your educational history
  • Your intention is to return to your country of permanent residence following completion of your studies in Ireland

Any unsigned declarations, false information, forged or fraudulent documentation will result in the refusal of your application and no appeal will be permitted. A detailed explanation of each of these requirements may be found at http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Pages/Students.
 
Employment-Focused Programmes
As you seek to fast-track your career, Galway Business School offers you career-focused programmes with a significant applied element. Programmes are constructed to facilitate your understanding of both the theory behind a variety of disciplines, as well as their practical application in a range of real and simulated scenarios.


Flexibility

The programmes at Galway Business School are modular and are scheduled in a manner that enables you to build towards a diploma, degree or postgraduate qualification at a pace to suit you.

Dual Accreditation

GBS gives students completing ICM Programmes the additional opportunity to gain FETAC awards which can build towards a full FETAC Certificate. This means students gain two awards for the same investment.
 
More on ICM & FETAC

Accessibility

In line with current thinking on lifelong learning, our entry requirements are designed so that they acknowledge the relevance of your experience of work to date. We look at this experience to supplement any gaps in your academic record.

Your Lecturers

Your lecturers are important to the success of your learning experience at Galway Business School. Lecturers make a difference to your:

  • understanding
  • confidence
  • motivation
  • enjoyment

We employ a panel of excellent lecturers, many of whom, importantly, are currently working in the field that they are teaching you in. All our lecturers are qualified to a minimum of Masters level.

Pastoral Care

Our administrative and lecturing staff are trained to give you the guidance you need to achieve all your goals as well as providing you with valuable life skills. Workshops on Referencing, Academic Writing, Assignment Drafting and Academic Research are held throughout the year.

Small Class Sizes

We believe that small groups can facilitate good learning. It is too easy for you to be a number in the back of a lecture hall rather than a student with distinctive learning needs. We understand that high teaching standards, when combined with small class sizes, facilitate an optimal learning experience.

Assessments

At Galway Business School, your learning is assessed through a combination of:

  • written assessments examinations
  • applied projects and in some areas, through presentations.

 

Employability

Galway Business School knows that to ensure employability in the employment market of the Information Age, core business skills need to be supplemented by the development of personal skills. Accordingly, you are facilitated in their acquisition of:

  • interpersonal communication skills
  • goal setting skills
  • job search skills
  • a positive mind set
  • thinking creatively

Galway Business School moved to its current location in 2003. Our campus provides students with comfortable facilities housed in a modern building overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Galway Bay.

 

Student Support and Customer Service

When you walk through the doors of Galway Business School you enter a global community. Our primary aim is to help and support you throughout your course of study with us. To this end, we have created a student-centred environment where we can sustain a personalised approach to learning by offering dynamic lectures and supportive relationships between faculty, staff and students.

 

Our facilities and features of the location include:

  • Bright open foyer and large seminar rooms for workshops and student meetings
  • A Student Common Room — the 'Halla Mor' - and free spaces throughout the building for students to use for study and relaxation
  • Ozone Coffee Company — a café restaurant serving hot beverages, soups, sandwiches, paninis and a daily special Monday to Friday, at very competitive prices
  • A full library and access to virtual and conventional resources
  • A computer suite with 20 PCs, which students may access free of charge
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the building
  • Landscaped gardens & paved area surrounding the school
  • A beach within 1 minute walk of the school

 
 

Postgraduate Diploma in Management
Degree or equivalent qualification in a business area. Students on the Postgraduate Diploma in Management must be over 21 years of age.

 

BA in Business Management

Students transferring to the final year of this programme should have one of the following or equivalent qualifications:

  • ICM Advanced Diploma in Business
  • HND in Business
  • HETAC Higher Certificate
  • NUI or HETAC Ordinary Degree

Students entering into the first year of a three year degree programme should have passed 5 subjects at Leaving Certificate or equivalent.

 

ICM Diplomas

Students should have passed 5 subjects at Leaving Certificate or equivalent.

 

Mature Students

Mature students [over 21 on 1st January of the year of entry] who do not meet the above requirements may gain admission on the basis of life and/or work experience to date. Many students at Galway Business School are accepted to programmes on this basis. Suitability will be determined by interview.

 

International Students

International students must satisfy the equivalent requirements to those required of Irish students. To check the equivalence of your national qualifications, please see www.naric.org.uk.

 

English Language Requirements

If you are not a native speaker of English, we require proof of your English Language Level. Students entering our diploma or degree programmes must have attained Level 6.0+ in IELTS or equivalent examinations. Students entering our postgraduate programmes must have attained Level 6.5+ in IELTS or equivalent examinations.

 

Foundation Programme

For international students whose high school qualifications do not meet the required level, Galway Business School offers three Foundation Programmes for entry to various stages of third-level programmes in Ireland and the UK. Programmes available are:

  • Pre-foundation programme for students with an English language level of IELTS 4.0 - 4.5 or equivalent.
  • Foundation programme for students with an English language level of IELTS 5.0 - 5.5 or equivalent.
  • Pre-masters foundation programme for students with an English language level of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

Applying For A Student Visa

In applying for a Student Visa you must be able to show that:

  • You are enrolled on a course
  • You have paid the required fees to the school or college
  • You have the academic ability to follow your chosen course
  • You have the required English language level
  • You have immediate access to at least € 7,000. This is the estimated cost of living in Ireland for a student for one academic year
  • You must also demonstrate that you or your sponsor has ready access to an amount of at least € 7,000 for each subsequent year of your studies, in addition to the course fees for each of those years
  • You have private medical insurance
  • You can account for any gaps in your educational history
  • Your intention is to return to your country of permanent residence following completion of your studies in Ireland

Any unsigned declarations, false information, forged or fraudulent documentation will result in the refusal of your application and no appeal will be permitted. A detailed explanation of each of these requirements may be found athttp://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Pages/Students.
 
Information Sheet
When you register for a programme at Galway Business School, you join a vibrant international community. With over 20 years of experience in welcoming international students, we are well-equipped to understand your needs and support you throughout your programme with us.
Ireland's vibrant historical and cultural tradition means that you will always have something fun and exciting to do during your stay. You will never have trouble finding someone to talk to - Irish people are welcoming, friendly and full of conversation. A wonderful nightlife, many festivals and excellent pubs will ensure plenty of opportunities for language practice and fun.

Visas

If you are a student from a non-EEA country, you may need to apply for a study visa in order to travel to Ireland. If there is no Irish Embassy or Irish Consulate in your country, we can help you with your visa application.
You should check on www.inis.gov.ie to see if people travelling from your country need a visa to enter Ireland.

Right To Work

Students following full time programmes at Galway Business School listed on the Internationalisation Register on www.nqai.ie can work during their programme of study.

Accommodation

Students at Galway Business School have access to a wide variety of accommodation options:

  • 4-bedroomed student residence
  • host family
  • rent privately
  • Our Accommodation Officer is available to offer advice on your options and to book accommodation for you.

 
Academic Quality Assurance at GBS

The commitment to quality by Galway Business School is underlined by the organisations that validate the programmes offered at the school and the academic policies and procedures that underpin these programmes:

University of Wales

 
Galway Business School offers a BA Honours in Business Management validated and awarded by the University of Wales. The University, with five constituent institutions, is the second largest university in the UK and widely respected internationally. This partnership arrangement ensures that students benefit from the combined experience of both institutions. On completion of these programmes students are conferred with an internationally recognised degree.
www.wales.ac.uk/validation
validation@wales.ac.uk

Institute of Commercial Management

The Institute of Commercial Management is one of the most respected providers of professional business qualifications in Ireland and the UK. The Institute is involved in the design and development of professional and entrepreneurial educational courses and is committed to providing you with a pathway for lifelong learning. ICM is dedicated to providing a range of global education, training and consulting services which raise standards for business and individuals.
www.icm.ac.uk

Edexcel

BTEC is part of Edexcel and awards third-level qualifications at diploma and certificate level. Its qualifications are recognised and respected by employers and third-level institutions across the world. Galway Business School is an approved centre for the delivery of BTEC programmes. By providing a trusted standard of excellence, they encourage and award achievement in both academic and vocational education. The Higher National qualifications have been developed with career progression and professional recognition in mind.
www.edexcel.com

FETAC

FETAC awards are offered nationwide by a wide range of providers including Galway Business School. As the national awarding body for further education and training in Ireland, FETAC gives you the opportunity to gain recognition for learning in education. Its functions include making and promoting awards, validating programmes, monitoring and ensuring the quality of programmes and determining standards.
www.fetac.ie

EDI/JEB

EDI is a leading accredited UK Awarding Body that offers over 370 vocational qualifications, both within the UK and internationally. Over recent years, EDI has merged with a number of education and training organisations, including the Joint Examination Board [JEB] and London Chamber of Commerce and Industry [LCCI]. It now issues over 450,000 certificates annually, across the globe.
www.ediplc.com

FÁS

Ireland's National Training and Employment Authority. FÁS enhances the skills and competencies of individuals and enterprises in order for Ireland to further develop as a competitive, inclusive, knowledge-based economy. It strives to do this through the provision of tailored training and employment programmes that suit everyone's needs. Students in receipt of social welfare payments may receive part tuition from FÁS.
www.fas.ie
 
Galway & Ireland

An unforgettable living and learning experience

When you come to Ireland you will have a completely unique and unforgettable living and learning experience. For an island with a population of just 4.5 million, the Irish culture and way of life has travelled far and wide. More than 70 million people are proud to claim Irish heritage.
When you come to Ireland you will have a completely unique and unforgettable living and learning experience. For an island with a population of just 4.5 million, the Irish culture and way of life has travelled far and wide. More than 70 million people are proud to claim Irish heritage.
When you come to Ireland you will have a completely unique and unforgettable living and learning experience. For an island with a population of just 4.5 million, the Irish culture and way of life has travelled far and wide. More than 70 million people are proud to claim Irish heritage.
Music is very much part of the Irish identity, and phenomena such as U2, Enya, Westlife and The Corrs have taken the world by storm. Riverdance has been witnessed by millions from Beijing to Boston. Our literary tradition boasts internationally acclaimed writers such as Seamus Heaney, James Joyce, Samuel Becket, W.B. Yeats, Jonathan Swift and Oscar Wilde.
Situated on the Atlantic west coast, Galway is an excellent location to study English. Our city is its people, warm, friendly, welcoming — a people with a sense of Ireland's past and a sharp eye on Ireland's future. Galway is a university city — of its 100,000 inhabitants, 20,000 are university students. The main industries are education, tourism, I.T, software and medical devices.
We can share with you our clean environment, a thriving artistic and dramatic culture, traditional pubs with music to suit all tastes, top quality restaurants and a full calendar of festivals featuring poetry, the arts, music, horse racing, oyster festivals etc. Galway is also the ideal location for the sports enthusiast — golf, fishing, horse-riding, tennis, sailing and falconry are all easily accessible.
We have one of the most uniquely beautiful landscapes in the world: the 2,000 year old fortress Dun Aengus on the Aran Islands, the sheer Cliffs of Moher and lakeside tranquillity of Kylemore Abbey are all must sees. GBS offers a full activity programme throughout the year which allows students to take advantage of the attractions Galway city and the surrounding countryside have to offer you.
 
How can we help you?!
As your International Educational Advisors we want to provide the best service and support possible for our international students. We want to support you in any way that we can and make your transition and stay in Ireland as smooth and seamless as possible.
 
We can help with academic questions about: Course and program planning, registration, policies and more. As well as non-academic support: Study permit, Work permit, Temporary Resident Visas and more.
 
You're welcome to come see us for an appointment, a drop-in, email or call us!
 

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