Bachelor of Business (Honours) - Business Common Entry (CEY) CW908

Business - When you apply for Business you must select ONE of the following options:

CEY - Common Entry    BMT - Business Management    HRM - Human Resources Management    INT - International Business    SCM - Supply Chain Management    FAC - Finance and Accounting MKT - Marketing

Applicants who select a specific degree option (i.e. CW908 BMT, HRM, INT, SCM, FAC or MKT) are guaranteed a place on that programme subject to meeting the entry requirements and points. Applicants who are undecided on choices should choose CW908 CEY (Common Entry). All applicants may change their selection up to the end of Year 2, at which point they must confirm their specialism.

Course Code: CW908
Course Places: 90
Points 280
Duration: 4 Years


What is this course about?

This course equips students with a broad skill-base ensuring graduates will have a wide range of career options. The first two years of this course provides students with a foundation in business and subjects are common for all students. After two years, students separate into their chosen specialist area from a choice of six areas:

• Common Entry (CEY)

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 1-2 years. The advantage of this course type is that it allows students more time to discover the subjects in which they are most interested.

• Business Management (BMT)

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.
To link to the BMT course detail click here »

• Human Resource Management (HRM)

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.
To link to the HRM course detail click here »

• International Business (INT)

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.
To link to the INT course detail click here »

• Supply Chain Management (SCM)

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.
To link to the SCM course detail click here »

• Finance and Accounting (FAC)

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.
To link to the FAC course detail click here »

• Marketing (MKT)

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.
To link to the MKT course detail click here »

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. Those who have previously selected a specialty may also change their option at this stage.

Application Process

Students now have the option to choose either a common entry option at CAO stage and choose a specialist area after Year 2 or can choose a specialist area at CAO stage.

What subjects will I study?

Year 1 Year 2
Mandatory Subjects Mandatory Subjects
  • Financial Accounting 1
  • Quantitative Techniques
  • Economics 1
  • Management
  • Business Applications 1

Plus One Elective:

  • Communications/Work Placement Skills
  • Business Psychology
  • French 1*
  • German 1*
  • Management Accounting
  • Business Applications 2
  • Business Law
  • Marketing

Plus Two Electives:

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Economics 2
  • Financial Accounting 2
  • French 2*
  • German 2*

* subject to demand

Subjects for course options at Year 3 and Year 4 are detailed in the links to BMT; HRM; INT; SCM; MKT; FAC listed above.

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate:

  • 2H5 & 406/H7

Subjects required:

  • English or Irish O6/H7
  • Mathematics O6/H7

Special features of this programme

  • Work placement is an integral part of the course in Year 3.
  • All students, regardless of the original option chose, will be permitted to change their selection at the end of Year 2 and confirm their specialism for Years 3 and 4 at that point.
  • Exit Awards - Ordinary Bachelor Degree (NFQ Level 7) after Year 3.
  • Exit Award - Higher Certificate (NFQ Level 6) after Year 2.

Contact Us

Programme Director
Joan McCahill
BComm (Hons), MBS, Academic Assoc CIPD

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