Galway Business School, Ireland


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History, Affiliations & Rankings

Established in the year 2000, Galway Business School is one of the top third-level colleges in Ireland. The institute has learner protection for enrolled students on QQI validated courses in accordance with the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012. The private business school was set up by the Galway Cultural Institute (GCI), which offers English language courses and provides learner protection for its learners. In 2006, GBS was made a recognised FETAC course provider and in 2014, its Business degree programme got accredited by QQI. The institute has also been granted the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2021-227 quality certificate.

Infrastructure, Campus & Courses

Galway Business School, located in Salthill, boasts a remarkable location right above the Galway Bay and Atlantic Ocean. It has a spacious campus with world-class and technologically advanced facilities inlcudng free Wi-Fi, modern classrooms with interactive whiteboard technology, quiet study spaces, a stocked library, accommodation, a cafe, parking space, printing services, computers and so on. GBS has a proven track record of impressive student progression, built towards a diploma, undergraduate or postgraduate degree. The institute also offers springboard courses, short certificate courses and pathway programmes. Lecturers at GBS support, mentor and faculty provide a personalised student experience and guide the students through their comprehensive industry expertise which further contributes to their holistic academic development.

Accomplishments & Alumni

The Financial Time FDI magazine named the city of Galway as the best micro city in Europe in 2016-17 for both business friendliness and economic potential. GBS is a path to not only local but also global excellence in the fields of management, human resource, finance and so on. Studying at the institution will help students build their career network with the worlds best-known businesses such as Met Life, Thermo King, HP Enterprise, SAP and more. Graduates of GBS are not only considered notable in Galway but across the globe, because of their expertise in their fields and the impact they make on the local, regional, national and global economy.

Student Diversity & Visiting Companies

The streets of Galway see a number of different nationalities and the Galway Business School itself welcomes international students from more than 20 countries who come from all education, ethnic and social backgrounds. The institute also fosters an entrepreneurial spirit among students through company visits and talks by industry experts. Students undertake company visits to leading companies like EA Games, SAP, Galway Greyhound Track, Jameson, Connacht Rugby,and Google. Many of GBS graduates find positions in these companies upon graduation. Being home to many well-established multinational companies, Galway is a global centre for students to elevate their long-term career prospects.

COVID-19 Response

In order to protect the Galway community from Covid-19 and combat the spread of the virus, the Galway Business School has taken measures in accordance with public health guidelines issued by the government of Ireland. It is currently in the recovery phase.

  • Vaccinations against Covid-19 in Ireland began on December 29, 2020. International students in Ireland may register for the same.

  • All international students arriving from high-risk countries should undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine.

  • Courses are being taught in a blended mode, which is a combination of online classes and face-to-face learning.

  • Third level students who are currently studying from their home countries can apply for the Third Level Graduate Scheme once they have successfully completed their course.

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