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Course Details

Higher Certificate in Business

CAO code: BN003 Entry Route into programme:
  • Leaving Certificate
  • Mature grounds
  • Special circumstances
  • QQI-FET( formerly FETAC) graduates

 

Duration: 2 years
NFQ level: 6
Method of application: CAO
2017 Points: 180
Award title: Higher Certificate in Business
Credits for Full Award: 120 @ NFQ Level 6
Awarding Body: ITB Transfer and Progression:
BN303 Bachelor of Business / BN307 Bachelor of Business in Accounting & Finance

Minimum Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate applicants will require a grade O6/H7 in five subjects, these subjects must include Maths and English or Irish.

Foundation level mathematics will meet the minimum entry requirement where a grade F2 or higher is achieved.

There is no prior language requirement for the language electives. Students may choose an elective Language from French, German or Spanish.

Mature students may be admitted without meeting these formal requirements.

Minimum entry requirements for QQI-FET (formerly FETAC) graduates, see www.itb.ie/QQI-FET

 

Course Content

Year 1
Semester 1
  • Accounting
  • Fundamentals of Economics : Micro Economics
  • Exploring Modern Enterprises
  • Skills for Success in Higher Education
  • Business Mathematics & Statistics 1

Electives

  • French PLC 1a or Spanish Ab Initio 1a or Spanish PLC 1a or German PLC 1a or German Ab Initio 1a or French Ab Initio 1a or Irish Culture and Society or Exploring Web Design or English for Academic Purposes 1
Semester 2
  • Fundamentals of Economics : Macro Economics
  • Leading Modern Enterprises
  • Business Mathematics & Statistics 2
  • Business Information Systems

Electives

  • French PLC 1b or Spanish Ab Initio 1b or Spanish PLC 1b or German Ab Initio 1b or German PLC 1b or French Ab Initio 1b or Applied Media Studies in Business or Skills for Problem Solving or English for Academic Purposes 2
Year 2
Semester 3
  • Financial Accounting
  • Human Resource Management 1
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Business Law

Electives

  • French for Business 2a or Spanish for Business 2a or German for Business 2a or European Studies or English for Business Purposes 1
Semester 4
  • Information Management
  • Introduction to Management & Cost Accounting
  • Marketing Communications
  • Human Resource Management 2

Electives

  • French for Business 2b or Spanish for Business 2b or German for Business 2b or Sustainable Business Practice or English for Business Purposes 2 or Environmental Resource Management

Note : The choice of electives are dependent upon learner demand and resource availability and may vary from year to year.

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What our students say...

“I worked in various positions over the last 25 years and due to unforeseen circumstances I found myself out of work. Upon reviewing various positions in the employment sector I noted that a lot of companies required a formal qualification, so I made a decision to return to education and acquire a degree. The modules covered include Marketing, Human Resources, European Studies, Maths and Accountancy, Sustainable Business to name a few. Group work is a must in the majority of the modules which is great for working together as a team.I find the lecturers very approachable and they will guide you in the right direction on any matter. They ask you challenging questions to ensure you get
a better understanding of the matter you have asked of them”

Mary Downes ,
Bachelor of Business

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