Bachelor of Business in Business Administration CW927

  • NFQ Level 7
  • CW927
  • 20
  • 200
  • 3 Years
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What is the Course about?

Business Administration is the provision of administrative support services to ensure the efficient running of a business. The business administrator has a deep understanding of business operations and processes. Universal functions for business administrators include providing efficient administrative and operational support to business teams; planning and organising meetings and events; co-ordinating activities between departments and managing client relationships. Business administrators may work in a variety of different areas such as human resources, accounting, finance, sales and marketing.

This three-year degree programme provides an academic qualification for anyone interested in a high-level career in business administration. During the first two years, students acquire fundamental business knowledge combined with high-level IT and communication skills. What sets this course apart from other business courses is the transferable skills acquired through the intensive administration modules – skills such as time management, multi-tasking, organisational- and problem-solving skills are highly sought after by employers.

Modules include Document Design and Presentation, IT for Administration, Communications and Customers, Quantitative Technologies, Financial Accounting, Human Resource Management, Marketing and Business Law. In year three students study more specialised subjects in the areas of business and IT with a significant work placement element. Students work for 2 days per week throughout Year 3, providing graduates with real-world experience.

Special Features:

  • This programme incorporates a substantial work placement in year 3, with students working 2 days per week throughout the year.
  • Exit award: Higher Certificate in Business Administration (NFQ Level 6) after Year 2.

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Students who graduate from this course will be eligible to progress to Year 4 of the following honours degree programmes:

  • Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Management (CW908)
  • Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Human Resource Management (CW908)
  • Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business (CW908)

What exemptions will I receive?




What will I be able to do when I finish the course?

Graduates of Business Administration will be equipped with the administration, IT and transferable skills necessary to work in business administration in both the private and public sector in areas such as administration, human resources, financial services, insurance, marketing, customer service, health service and local authorities. Graduates will be qualified for a wide range of roles such as personal assistants, leadership support specialists, office managers, business administrators and executive officers.

Graduate Profile - Ruth Flood

Ruth graduated from IT Carlow in 2016, with a 1.1 degree in Business Administration.  "I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at IT Carlow, and being a mature student making the decision to return to education was very daunting, but I shouldn't have been so worried."

"The lecturers were amazing, always giving support when needed, and everyone was so friendly, it really is a supportive environment.  My course was very hands on and it covered all areas to equip me with the knowledge and skills to work in a business environment.

As part of the course I had the opportunity to gain valuable work experience, which I did in Kildare County Council. Upon completion I was offered a position as clerical officer.  I believe the course best prepared me with the knowledge and skills required for this position. Having the opportunity to gain work experience while studying helped me gain this wonderful start to my career.  It is a great course, that I really enjoyed, and I would highly recommend it to any student considering a career in this area."

What are the minimum entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate: 5 subjects at Ordinary Level D3 or better.

Subjects required: English or Irish at Ordinary Level Grade D3 or better and Mathematics at Ordinary Level Grade D3 or better.

Graduates of Higher Certificates: Graduates of a relevant Higher Certificate are eligible to enter at Year 3 of this course.

Mature applicants: will be interviewed and assessed on an individual basis.

For Further Information Contact

Programme Director
Dara McHugh