Bachelor of Business in Management Applications (Online)

  • NFQ Level 7
  • Credits 60*
  • Course Code SG_BMAAP_J07
  • Award Ordinary Bachelor Degree Addon
  • Duration 1 year

Course Summary

This programme is aimed at those working in or considering a career in business. The programme builds on learning obtained in the Higher Certificate in Business (Level 6 NFQ) and focuses on the practical skills and knowledge required to enhance performance in a business environment. Students will acquire the broad business skills that will enable them to obtain employment across a wide range of business environments at administrative or junior management entry level.

The programme is delivered online over one year. It consists of seven modules – four in semester one and three in semester two (including a dissertation). Modules are delivered online by professionally qualified and experienced business lecturers and cover the following business functions:

  • People Management
  • Business Information Systems
  • Financial Management and Control
  • Management
  • Economics

Please note that modules may change for your year of entry. The exact modules available and their order may vary depending on student demand and course updates.

Students will also have the opportunity to complete a minor dissertation which is preceded by research methods seminars.

The programme includes a significant amount of ongoing on-line assessment in each of the modules and for final written examinations students may have to attend at the ATU campus through which they completed their studies. For some programmes it may be possible for the Exam to be taken remotely via online proctoring. ATU Students resident in the Republic of Ireland will be invited to attend exams at an exam centre located in Ireland. Students resident outside of Ireland or with exceptional circumstances may be eligible to attend remotely via online proctoring, where examinations are taken online and supervised virtually, subject to availability.

Key Course Information

There is no attendance requirement for this programme. Students will receive a schedule for live online lectures in advance of the course start date (live lecturers will be scheduled for week nights only, Mon-Thurs). All live online lectures will take place from 7pm - 9.15pm. If the Live Classroom scheduled times for the live online lectures do not suit you, recordings will be made available through Moodle.

In addition to live classes, each module has its own web page where lecturers post useful resources; students submit assignments and get private feedback, and where students can communicate with their lecturers and with each other.

Delivery: This course is 1-year part time, online. 

Why choose an online course? ATU Sligo believes that online and distance learning provides the best service and value to learners in the following ways:

  • Reduced total costs (minimal travel and overnight stays).
  • Improved quality of life for learners with less disruption of home and work life.
  • 24/7 accessibility and improved convenience where learners can carry out their learning at a time that suits them.

What is an online course like? ATU Sligo is the leader in Ireland in the delivery of live lectures over the Internet. Our online courses are very familiar to students in that they replicate the face-to-face classroom by web-casting live classes over the Internet. Students can hear the lecturer, see the board and ask questions throughout the lecture.

Application Closing Date : 16th August 2024

Entry Requirements

There is no attendance requirement for this programme. Students will receive a schedule for live online lectures in advance of the course start date (live lecturers will be scheduled for week nights only, Mon-Thurs).

Applicants should hold a Level 6 Higher Certificate (previously called National Certificate) in Business (or cognate area). 

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 is our dedicated RPL portal or by contacting our admissions team at

If you have qualifications from outside Ireland you should check out the International Qualifications Database for further information.

Career Opportunities

Typically, graduates with a Bachelor of Business in Management Applications enhance their career prospects in management positions both in private and public sectors or use the programme as a stepping stone to enter the business world for the first time. Former graduates are now working in the manufacturing, retail and public service; others have set up highly successful businesses. The programme is also an ideal base from which to progress to the Level 8 honours business qualification in ATU Sligo.


Programme Fees

Academic Year 2024/25 Fees

Total Programme Fee: €3,600

To help make the payment of fees more manageable for students who are self-funding their studies, tuition fees can be paid through payment instalment plans at ATU Sligo. For further information on instalment plans, please visit our Fees and Funding webpage

If you apply and are approved for an online course at ATU Sligo, you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit of €250 to secure your place. Your deposit will then be credited against the course fees once you are registered as a student. Students at ATU Sligo are also eligible to claim tax relief at the standard rate for tuition fees.

For further information and guidance about Fees and Funding for online and part-time courses at ATU Sligo, click here.

If you are seeking to take your exams online, and you meet the eligibility criteria (overseas students and those with extenuating circumstances), an additional examinations fee will apply. For further information, please visit our Examinations webpage