Award Type and NFQ level : UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE (8)

CAO/PAC code : MH404

CAO Points : 401

Closing Date : 01 July 2024

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The BBS in Business and Management is the flagship undergraduate degree programme in the School of Business, offering comprehensive coverage of all major elements of business and our widest range of optional modules.
Business and Management students will learn how they can make a positive difference in the lives of customers, employees, colleagues, organisations and broader society through applying management best practices.
Engage with international and local industry experts to explore the complexity of Management in the 21st Century.

  • Why choose this degree?
    Business and Management students at Maynooth are offered exceptional flexibility and choice. This degree offers students insights into all of the major functions of business, as well as the opportunity to undertake specialist options in the subjects you most enjoy so that you can specialise your degree based on your own strengths and interests.
  • Our goal is that, on completion of the programme, students will be critical thinkers, experienced in working in groups, knowledgeable in key Business Management functions, and will have acquired the skills needed for success in a dynamic and evolving labour market.
  • A recent survey of all Irish university graduates found that, amongst the 10 major fields of university study, Business had one of the highest rates of graduate employment (HEA 2017).
  • Business (Management) available as a subject in the MH101 degree.

Duration: 3 years (4 years with optional placement or Erasmus/Study Abroad)

1st year

The first year is about building the foundations  of knowledge in business and management. The fundamentals of business and management are covered in modules, including Management, Marketing, Innovation, Professional Skills and Business Ethics. No prior studies in business/ management are required.

2nd year

The second year is about expanding your knowledge of the core disciplines and functions in business and management. Students take a combination of core and optional modules. Optional 10 credit Elective. Some students may choose to complete a work placement or study abroad year between 2nd and 3rd year and graduate after the 4th year. *(The University will support you in the search for a placement job; however, the process is competitive).

Final year

The final year is about deepening your understanding of business in general, examining how functions and theories tie together at the strategic level. Students also have the opportunity to specialise through a choice of advanced optional modules.

Possible transfer option from the Bachelor of Arts degree MH101.

Course Duration: 3 years (BBS) or 4 years (BBA)

A recent survey of all Irish university graduates found that, amongst the 10 major fields of university study, Business had one of the highest rates of graduate employment (HEA 2017).

  • Typically, Management graduates enter employment as general management graduate trainees in service or manufacturing organisations; work as functional specialists in areas such as marketing, sales, operations, management information systems, or human resource management; or continue their education with a specialist postgraduate degree. Careers in consulting, public service and not-for-profit organisations are also common.
  • Business and Management graduates may also continue their education through the various specialist postgraduate degree programs offered through the School of Business.
This table displays the requirements for Leaving Certificate applicants.
Subject Required Ordinary Level Grade Higher Level Grade
Irish Yes O6 H7
English Yes O6 H7
Language No N/A N/A
Math Yes O4 H7
Science No N/A N/A

International & EU/EFTA Entry Requirements

Mature Students

Mature Applicants 

Mature applicants are assessed separately to school-leavers. Mature applicants are 23 years or older by 1st January in the year of entry to the University. For part-time/flexible degrees the mature age is 21. 

Click here to be taken to our mature applicant information page - tab 3 on that page outlines application steps for this degree.

Mature applicants who have a disability 

If you have a disability or specific learning difficulty (e.g. dyslexia), and require examination support for any written tests that may be required, please submit supporting documentation by 15 March 2024 to the Access Office. 

Unfortunately we are unable to consider applications for alternative examination accommodation after this deadline. 

For further information on the supporting documentation required, as well as examination and other supports visit the Access Office website.

01 February 2024

Additional Information

Leaving Certificate Applicants 

Required to present (as a minimum): 2H5 & 4O6/H7, O6/H7 in Irish, English & O4/H7 Mathematics. MH404 Round 1 Points 2023: 401

Transfer option available into this degree from the Bachelor of Arts Degree MH101 - subject to meeting requirements.


DARE: The Disability Access Route to Education is a third level alternative admissions scheme for school-leavers whose disabilities have had a negative impact on their second level education.

HEAR: The Higher Education Access Route is a third level admissions scheme for school leavers from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds.

Contact the Access Office for more information about these access routes.

The Maynooth Education

Click here for details about optional Critical Skills courses, Electives and degree pathways. 



The application process depends on the type of applicant you are. Click here for all information about how to apply.

Categories of applicant:

  • School-leavers (Leaving Certificate students)
  • Mature students (23 years or older by 1st January in the year of entry to the University/part-time degrees the mature age is 21)
  • EU/EFTA/UK students
  • International students (outside the EU)
  • QQI (Further Education) students
  • Transferring students
  • Deferring students
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