Bachelor of Business (options in: Business Mgt, International Business, Supply Chain Mgt, HR Mgt, Marketing) CW917

  • NFQ Level 7
  • CW917
  • 60
  • 208
  • 3 Years
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What is the 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.

Course options

Common Entry (CEY) By choosing ‘CEY’ Common Entry applicants apply for a place on the course but postpone their choice of business specialty 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 procedure 

Students now have the option to choose a common entry option at CAO stage and a specialist area after Year 2, or choose a specialist area at CAO 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.
  • Maximum flexibility enabling students to choose a speciality after Year 2 .

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Students can progress to Year 3 of the Bachelor of Business (Honours) (CW908) and choose a specialist area from one of the following options:

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

For more information on these specific areas, please refer to page 88 of the IT Carlow Undergraduate Prospectus. The progression chart on page 87 of the Undergraduate Prospectus also illustrates the progression options in CW908 and CW917.

What exemptions will I receive?




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


What are the minimum entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate:

  • 5O6/H7

Subjects required:

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

For Further Information Contact

Programme Director
Susan Brennan
BA (Hons), FCA, PG Cert (TL)