The BA (Honours) in Business will give you comprehensive knowledge across all areas of business. The course will give you the skills and understanding of the vital roles played by marketing, finance, human resource management and other areas in all successful businesses. You will also understand how the political, legal, economic and social environment influences the business environment. The course offers you the advantage of an overview of the key business disciplines. This means you have a broad range of career opportunities and the possibility of later specialising in the areas you most enjoy.
As a graduate of this course you will:
• Understand the essentials of business and gain a broad understanding of all key areas.
• Learn how to critically analyse business problems and generate long-term solutions to problems.
• Benefit from a broad range of employment opportunities in areas such as management, law, industrial relations, economics and international trade.
Course Structure and Award
This course is a three year honours degree. The course is run over 6 semesters with continuous assessment held throughout the course and examinations at the end of each semester. The course has a common first year with most BA (Honours) Degrees in the School of Business. On completion you will receive a HETAC BA (Honours) Degree in Business at level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications.
This course enables graduates to pursue a virtually endless range of career opportunities. The content of the course enables graduates to progress to a range of careers where a thorough knowledge of all areas of business is required.
Who is the Course For?
The course is for school leavers, mature students and graduates of FETAC level 5/6 programmes.
Minimum Entry Requirements
Minimum entry requirements are a grade C3 or above in two Higher level subjects, together with a D3 (Higher or Ordinary level) in four subjects. A minimum of grade D3 (Higher or Ordinary level) must be obtained in English & Mathematics. Mature applicants, applicants with a disability or those applying through the DARE or HEAR access schemes should consult our DARE and HEAR webpage.
This course qualifies under the Free Fees Initiative, the Higher Education Grants Scheme and the VEC Scholarship Scheme.
Please see our Module Descriptor for more information on the modules in this course.
Further Study Options
Upon successful completion of the BA (Honours) in Business, graduates who have acquired the appropriate entry requirements can progress to postgraduate programmes at level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications such as: MSc in Management, MSc in Marketing or MBA at National College of Ireland.
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