Bachelor of Business Common Entry SE414

  • NFQ Level 7
  • SE414
  • 214
  • 3 Years
  • Overview
  • Further Studies
  • Career Prospects
  • Entry Requirements
  • Subjects
  • Enquiries

What is the Course about?

SE414 Bachelor of Business Common Entry is designed to provide you with a gateway to a better choice of business specialism.

Common Entry is a very popular choice with students.  You avail of a broad common Years 1 & 2 which will introduce you to various essential business topics along with tasters in more specific business areas. Having gained a better understanding of each subject area, you then choose your preferred pathway to specialise in Year 3.

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

The following courses have common modules in Years 1 & 2. It is only in Years 3 that you specialise in a particular area. At present, there are 6 streams you can choose from.  The decision on which stream to specialise in is only made at the end of Year 2.

Bachelor of Business in 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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Bachelor of Business in 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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Bachelor of Business in 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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Bachelor of Business in 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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Bachelor of Business in Accounting & Finance

Accounting & Finance 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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Bachelor of Business in 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 interested in any of the above courses should choose SE414 Bachelor of Business Common Entry at CAO Application stage.

Special Features:

  • Work Placement is an integral part of the course in Year 3 
  • Exit award – Higher Certificate in Business (NFQ Level 6) after Year 2

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Students can progress to Year 4 of the Bachelor of Business Honours Level 8 SE401 and choose a specialist area from one of the following options:

  • Marketing
  • International Business
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Business Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Finance & Accounting

What exemptions will I receive?




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

The course will equip students with a broad business skillbase, 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 academci performance accross a range of business subject areas. After two years, students choose their preferred stream of study.

What are the minimum entry requirements?

  • 5O6/H7
  • English or Irish O6/H7
  • Mathematics O6/H7

For Further Information Contact

Programme Director
Ms Rynagh Bookle
BBS (Hons) GDE MEd