Course Description

BA (Hons) Business (Psychology)

BA (Hons) Business (Psychology) is a course run by Dublin Business School (DBS), Dublin. It is a 'Classroom Based' course with a duration of 4 Years Part-Time. BA (Hons) Business (Psychology) gives a Course Qualification of Honours Bachelor Degree, awarded by QQI. For more information about BA (Hons) Business (Psychology) at Dublin Business School (DBS), please review the details below.


The broad philosophy of this programme is to provide students with an appropriate base of relevant business and management knowledge, with particular emphasis on the development of a firm understanding of the core issues addressed by psychology in business. Students have the opportunity to study the key aspects of business complemented by specific insight into the psychological aspects of work and organisational behaviour.
Aims & Objectives

On completion of this programme, students should have acquired the skills to:

  • To understand a range of business functions and the multi-disciplinary nature of business
  • To apply appropriate academic theories and concepts to a range of business and management issues
  • To develop an understanding of the complexity of human behaviour
  • To understand the role of psychology in organisational functioning
  • To demonstrate a range of skills required by managers
  • To demonstrate the relationship between psychology and business
  • During the course students have the opportunity to add value to both their employers and themselves on a daily basis. They can test theories, apply concepts and undertake practical project work focused on live business issues, which can be of benefit to their employers and to their own personal development.


Entry Requirements

The minimum entry requirements for the BA (Hons) Business (Psychology) are:

  • Leaving Certificate – Applicants must obtain a minimum of 2H5s and 4 O6s/H7s, to include English or another language, or
  • FETAC – A full Level 5 FETAC Award (i.e. 8 modules) with at least 3 distinctions, or
  • A-Levels / GCSE – Applicants must obtain a minimum of 4 GCSE passes at grade C to include Mathematics and English or another language, plus 2 A-Level passes at grade C or higher, or
  • BTEC – Applicants must obtain a minimum of a BTEC National Diploma in a cognate area.
  • For applicants whose first language is not English and who have not previously undertaken a degree taught through English, evidence must be provided of proficiency in English language equivalent to B2+ or above on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL). This must be evidenced through a recognised English Language test such as IELTS, Cambridge Certificate, PTE or DBS English Assessment. Test certificates should be dated within the last two years to be considered valid.


All EU nationals aged 23 years before 1st of January in the year of application are classified as ‘mature applicants’. Mature learners can apply directly to the college and will be assessed on basis of age, work experience and educational attainment as outlined in the DBS Quality Assurance Handbook (QAH).


Course Content

The BA (Hons) in Business and Psychology programme has the following content and is typically completed over 4 years part-time.

Stage 1

  • Maths and Stats for Business
  • Business Context and Organisation
  • Marketing Essentials
  • IT Essentials
  • Economic Perspectives
  • Learning to Learn
  • Introduction to Business Finance

Stage 2

  • Management
  • Financial Management
  • Business Information Systems
  • Business Ethics and Research Practice
  • Advanced Economic Perspectives
  • Psychology
  • Social Psychology

Stage 3

  • Strategic Management
  • Global Business
  • Human Resource Management
  • Organisational Psychology
  • Personality and Individual Differences
  • Capstone Project


Teaching and Assessment

Student assessment will be based on a combination of continuous assessment and end of year examinations. Continuous assessment will include essay writing, case studies, presentations, literature reviews and projects, and students will be required to work individually as well as in groups. End of year examinations are typically held in late April/early May. Level 1 subjects may also include an in-class assessment usually held in December.



Stage 1 – Seven mandatory subjects provide foundation knowledge in core business areas and include employability and personal development modules which run throughout the programme.

Stage 2 – Business subjects are further developed at this stage and students are also introduced to psychology. Particular emphasis is placed on the role of society in understanding the psychology of the person in terms of perception, attitudes and culture.

Stage 3 – at Stage 3 the business focus is on Strategic Management, Global Business and Human Resource Management while the psychology component includes the Psychology of Work and Individual Differences.


Career Opportunities

Because of the broad spectrum of subjects studied, career opportunities for business studies students are numerous. The wide-ranging nature of knowledge and skills gained by business and psychology graduates makes them an attractive proposition for any prospective employer. Graduates have the opportunity to add value for both for both employers and themselves on a daily basis. Graduates can test theories, apply concepts and undertake practical project work. Graduating students wishing to pursue further qualifications can proceed to postgraduate programmes up to Masters level or to programmes leading to professional qualifications.



The Course Fees for the BA (Hons) in Business and streams are:

  • Level 1: €590 (10 credit modules) / €300 (5 credit modules) per annum.
  • Level 2: €700 (10 credit modules) / €360 (5 credit modules) per annum.
  • Level 3: €750 (10 credit modules) / €380 (5 credit modules) per annum.


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Training ProviderDublin Business School (DBS)
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 2
Course TypeClassroom Based
Course QualificationHonours Bachelor Degree
Awarding BodyQQI
Awarding Body DetailsBA (Hons) in Business (Psychology)
Course Duration4 Years Part-Time
Course Time2 Evening per week, 6.15-9.30pm
Phone(01) 4177500
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