Bachelor of Business (Honours) Common Entry SE401

Course Code: SE401
Points 261
Duration: 4 Years


What is a Common Entry course?

A Common Entry course is a popular choice for students who have an interest in a discipline but are unsure of what career path they would like to follow. Common Entry courses allow students to study a broad range of subjects initially and then choose their preferred specialist area after 2 years. The advantage of this course type is that it allows students more time to discover the subjects in which they are most interested.

Course Structure

Bachelor of Business (Honours) and Bachelor of Business courses equip students with a broad business skill-base, ensuring graduates will have a wide range of career options. The first two years of this course provide students with a foundation in business, and subjects are common for all students. This allows students time to explore the future career choices open to graduates in the different specialism streams. Expert guidance will be available from lecturing staff and ultimate choices can then be considered in light of academic performance across a range of business subject areas.
After two years, students choose their preferred stream of study. 

• Business Management

This option equips students with the management knowledge, skill and competencies demanded by modern day business. Graduates may find employment as part of a management team in any sector such as banking, industry, public sector, financial services and many more.
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• Human Resource Management

Human resource management is a complex area requiring broad knowledge and skills. This specialism equips graduates for careers as recruitment officers, human resource managers, recruitment specialists or functional managers both in the private and public sector.
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• International Business

With increasing industry globalisation, graduates of International Business will be well qualified to meet the complex demands of global organisations and Irish businesses trading internationally. Graduates typically find employment in areas such as banking; international marketing and sales; and customer services.
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• Supply Chain Management

Supply chain management is an increasingly important aspect of business management and it is concerned with managing the flow of goods from material acquisition to final consumption. Graduates typically find employment in all manufacturing sectors from pharmaceuticals to food processing as well as within the logistics and the distribution sector.
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• Finance and Accounting

Finance and Accounting is a sector that demands graduates with key skills and understanding of the context in which businesses operate – the accountancy profession, the business entity, the capital markets and the public sector. Graduates will be equipped to work in areas such as accountancy, banking, financial services and tax.
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• Marketing

Marketing is practiced around the world in every type of organisation including multi-nationals, local enterprises, political parties, third-world charities, sporting organisations and small businesses. Marketing careers are varied and include: research, advertising, marketing, brand management, product development, public relations, international marketing and sales.
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Application Process

Applicants can select Common Entry or one of the specific stream options at CAO Application stage.

What subjects will I study?

Year 1 Year 2
Semester 1 Semester 3
  • IT for Business
  • Business Financial Accounting 1
  • Quantitative Techniques 1
  • Microeconomics
  • Elective*

Semester 2

  • Management
  • Business Financial Accounting 2
  • Quantitative Techniques 2
  • Macroeconomics
  • Elective*
  • Business Law
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Business Applications
  • Human Resource Management 1
  • Elective*

Semester 4

  • Business Management Accounting
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Macroeconomy of Ireland
  • Contemporary Marketing Practice
  • Elective*

*subject to demand

Subjects for course options at Year 3 and Year 4 are detailed in the links to the courses listed above.

Entry Requirements

  • 2H5 & 406/H7
  • English or Irish O6/H7
  • Mathematics O6/H7

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