Bachelor of Business (Hons) (Online)

  • NFQ Level 8
  • Credits 60*
  • Course Code SG_BBUSS_K08
  • Award Honours Degree Addon
  • Duration 2 years

Course Summary

This is a specialised Honours Degree programme with a heavy emphasis on the academic aspects of business modules. It is aimed at business professionals who wish to formalise their learning with a national Honours Degree qualification. It is delivered online over a two-year period. This programme provides upskilling for those involved in any aspect of business, particularly in the areas of management, marketing, supply chain, eBusiness and finance.

The modules covered on this course are:
Year 1 Semester 1 

  • Business Finance 1 
  • Strategy 

Year 1 Semester 2 

  • Business Finance 2 
  • Macroeconomics 

Year 2 Semester 1 

  • Strategic Marketing Management 
  • Strategic Human Resource Management 
  • Supply Chain Management 

Year 2 Semester 2 

  • Marketing Planning 
  • eBusiness and Innovation

*Please note that this programme is designed to allow new students to enter every year. This means that modules are delivered every second year. Most students complete the programme within the 2-year timeframe. However, if you need to defer part of the course, you will not be able to take the module(s) again until it is running in the designated year. For example, modules running in 2022/23 will not run again until 2023/24.

Key Course Information

Whether you are studying part-time online, blended or full-time online, it is very important that you allocate enough study time to your online course to stay focused, reduce stress and achieve your goals. 

For this programme, Live Lectures normally take on two evenings each week for 1-2 hours between 6pm and 10pm, Monday to Thursday but this may vary depending on the availability of specific lecturers. Live Lectures will be timetabled for the same time slot each week. If the Live Classroom scheduled times for the live online lectures do not suit you, recordings will be made available through Moodle (our online learning platform).

Regarding the Study Hours that students should set aside for this course, this can vary by semester but approximately recommends a total of 10-12 hours of both live lecture and independent learning per week.

Students will be assessed through a mix of multiple-choice quizzes, practical assessments, and final exams. For examinations, students have the option for either online invigilated exams or taken in exam hall setting

Typically, the Moodle page for this programme will have module information, lecture notes and recordings links, additional reading resources, assignment briefs and links for submitting assessments.

Application Closing Date : 31st August 2022

Entry Requirements

Minimum Academic Entry Requirement: Level 7 ordinary degree qualification (previously called a national diploma) on the NFQ (National Framework of Qualifications/ or equivalent (180 credits), ideally in a business-related discipline (other disciplines will also be considered).

Applicants with other qualifications and with relevant work experience may also be considered through ATU Sligo’s Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) process. RPL is a process that may allow you to gain admission to a programme or to receive exemptions / credit from some parts of a programme based on demonstrated learning that you may have achieved through another programme of study or through your work and career. Further information is available through which our dedicated RPL portal or by contacting our admissions team at

Career Opportunities

From this course, students will acquire a full overview of key Business disciplines that will provide a solid basis for progression in general business areas and managerial roles. 

Typically, graduates with an Honours Degree in business can enhance their career prospects in middle and senior management positions both in both the private and public sectors.

Further Study

ATU Sligo offers a direct progression opportunity to L9 in the Msc. in Marketing at ATU Sligo. If you like further information on this course, please click here for the course webpage. 

Programme Fees



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Course Format

Semester 1

Title Credits
Strategic Marketing Management 05
Strategic Human Resource Management 05
Supply Chain Management 05

Semester 2

Title Credits
Strategy 10
Business Finance 1 05

Semester 3

Title Credits
Marketing Planning 05
E-business and Innovation 10

Semester 4

Title Credits
Finance 2 05
Macroeconomics 10