Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business CW018 BUS

  • NFQ Level 8
  • CW018 BUS
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  • 4 Years
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What is this Course about?

Business touches on almost every aspect of modern human society and careers in business are diverse. This degree course provides the foundation in the first two years, from which students explore areas of interest in more depth in the final two years. The course equips students with the knowledge and skills needed in a dynamic business environment.

Course Structure

The course is structured around gaining a deep understanding of four key pillars - management, finance and economics, business technology and marketing - with opportunities to focus on elective areas of interest. The course aims to enhance the graduate’s ability to work effectively as part of a team and to take responsibility for their work in a dynamic business environment.

Is this course for you?

If you are interested in the world of business and enterprise, our course of applied research projects, combining creativity, innovation and strategic thinking will appeal to you. If you enjoy learning about the strength of multinationals, start-up success stories, and everything in between, from a local, Irish and global perspective, then this may be the course for you.

Special Features:

  • Three-month professional work placement in Year 3 provides students with applied skills and networking opportunities.
  • Interdisciplinary project in Year 4 integrates professional work placement experience with skills developed during the course.
  • Application of Information Technology and Digital skills to complex business decisions.
  • Electives in fund accounting are relevant for careers in financial services and fund administration.
  • Exemptions available for accountancy bodies.

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Graduates can pursue postgraduate studies to masters or doctoral level in business or marketing areas. There are a range of further study options at Institute of Technology Carlow and at other institutions.

What exemptions will I receive?

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Notes

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

Graduates of this course are suited to all areas of business and management that apply to graduates of our standard business degree.

In addition, graduates with the digital marketing specialism have career opportunities in digital marketing, social media marketing, digital product management, online selling, online customer experience (CX), user experience (UX), digital advertising, search advertising and search engine optimisation.

What are the minimum entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate:

2H5 & 4O6/H7

Subjects required:

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

Subjects

Year 1 (Level 7 & 8)

Semester 1

Academic and Professional Skills
Digital Skills
Statistics & Forecasting
Micro Economics
Introduction to Management

Semester 2

Customer Service in Practice
Investment Maths
Macro Economics
Managing an Enterprise
Fundamentals of Financial Accounting

Year 2 (Level 7 & 8)

Semester 3

Business Law
Cost Accounting
Introduction to Marketing

Plus Two Electives
Managerial Economics
HRM Skills
Financial Reporting

Semester 4

Digital Applications
Management Accounting
Marketing Mix

Plus Two Electives

Economic Policy
People Management
Computerised Accounting

Year 3 (BUS) (Level 7 & 8)

Semester 5

Marketing Management
Financial Management
Digital Marketing
Business Research Methods

Plus Two Electives

Commercial Law
Fund Accounting
Global Economics & The Circular Economy

Semester 6

Placement Preparation and Practice

Year 4 (BUS) (Level 8 only)

Semester 7

Business Dissertation
Operations Management
Strategic Management: Analysis
Entrepreneurship

Plus One Elective

Services Marketing
Derivatives & the Regulatory Environment
International Business
Global Economics

Semester 8

Business Dissertation
Data Analytics
Strategic Management: Advantage
Corporate Finance

 

For Further Information Contact

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