Higher Certificate in Business Studies CW006

  • CW006
  • 10
  • 120
  • 2 Years
  • Overview
  • Further Studies
  • Career Prospects
  • Entry Requirements
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What is the Course about?

This course provides an academic qualification for anyone interested in a career in business and management. The Higher Certificate in Business equips students with a broad skill-base, ensuring graduates will have a wide range of career options. The programme provides students with a basic business foundation covering core subjects such as: financial accounting; economics; management; marketing and law.

Special Features:

  • Graduates of this programme have a wide selection of business related Level 7 and Level 8 programmes to choose from at either the Wexford or Carlow campus.
  • Strong emphasis on Information Technology and Digital Media.

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Graduates of the certificate programme will be eligible to progress to Year 3 of the Bachelor of Business (Level 7 or Level 8) programmes (CW018/CW037) and can chose a speciality in Business or Digital Marketing at IT Carlow Wexford campus. Graduates will be eligible to progress to Year 3 of the Bachelor of Business (Honours) programme (CW908) at the Carlow campus and can choose a speciality from one of the following: Marketing (MKT) International Business (INT); Supply Chain Management (SCM); Accounting and Finance (FAC) or Management (BMT) or Human Resource Management (HRM).  Graduates can also progress to Year 2 of the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accounting (CW948).

What exemptions will I receive?




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

At certificate level, graduates will be qualified to work as: trainee manager; personal assistant; accounts assistant; customer services assistant; bank official; sales representative and other similar roles. 

What are the minimum entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate:

  • 5O6/H7

Subjects required:

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

For Further Information Contact

Programme Director
Ailish O’Brien
BComm (Hons), HDE, MBA
E: ailish.obrien@itcarlow.ie