Bachelor of Business Common Entry CW917 CEY

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    MKT - Marketing 

Applicants who select a specific degree option (i.e. CW917 BMT, HRM, INT, SCM 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 CW917 CEY (Common Entry). All applicants may change their selection up to the end of year 2 and must confirm their specialism at that point.

CAO Entry: NFQ LEVEL 7
Course Code: CW917
Course Places: 30
Points: 228
Duration: 3 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.

What is this course about?

This three-year degree course equips students with a broad skill-base ensuring graduates have a wide range of career options. The first two years provide 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 five areas:

• Business Management (BMT)
• Human Resource Management (HRM)
• International Business (INT)
• Supply Chain Management (SCM)
• Marketing (MKT)


Course options

Common Entry (CEY)

By choosing “CEY” Common Entry applicants apply for a place on the course but postpone their choice of business speciality until the end of Year 2. 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.

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

Semester 2

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

Semester 4

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

* subject to demand

Year 3 Subjects

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. 

Semester 5

  • People Management Functions
  • Contemporary Developments in HRM
  • Employment Law
  • Organisational Behaviour 1
  • Elective*

Semester 6

  • Work Placement
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 specialist or functional managers both in the private and public sector.

Semester 5

  • People Management Functions
  • Contemporary Developments in HRM 
  • Employment Law
  • Organisational Behaviour 1
  • Plus One Elective*

Semester 6

  • Work Placement
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. 

Semester 5

  • International Business Culture
  • Global Market Assess & Selection
  • Organisational Behaviour 1
  • Business Finance 1
  • Plus One Elective*

Semester 6
Irish Students

  • Work Placement

EU/International Students

  • Internship Project
  • Organisation Behaviour 2
  • Global Marketing Strategy
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.

Semester 5

  • Operations Management
  • Business Finance
  • Inventory and Material Management
  • ERP System Skills
  • Purchasing and Supplier Management

Semester 6

  • Work Placement
  • Group Elective*
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. 

Semester 5

  • Business Finance
  • Market and Customer Insights
  • Consumer Psychology and Behaviour
  • Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Electives*

Semester 6

  • Work Placement

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate:

  • 5O6/H7

Subjects required:

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