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What is the Course about?

Business touches on almost every aspect of modern human society and careers in business are diverse and often highly paid. Business management provides you with the skills and knowledge that are directly applicable to all aspects of your life. Whether it is planning, influencing, analysing, networking or organising - management helps you to develop key competencies that will promote your career prospects and will ultimately lead to success.

This course is one of the departments common entry courses. Introductory business and more specialised taster business modules are studied in Years 1 & 2 of these common entry courses. This gives you the flexibility to choose your stream at the end of Year 2 and then specialise in your chosen stream in Year 3.

If you choose the Management stream you will study specialist subjects in more detail in Year 3 and gain valuable experience applying this knowledge in the work place as part of the Work Placement module in Semester 2 of Year 3.

Is this Course for you?

The breadth and depth of knowledge and skills you acquire on this course will give you a competitive advantage over other graduates, whose knowledge is more narrowly focused.

By studying Management, you will develop your team work and communication skills, which are both important qualities for successful leadership. Whatever you end up doing - starting your own business, working in industry or the public sector - the ability to be a good team player and to build relationships and influence others will be essential.

Finally, one of the biggest benefits of studying Management is the sheer variety of career choices available. You can apply for jobs in marketing, human resources, finance, operations, you can start your own business - every organisation depends on capable and committed employees and managers.

Special Features:

  • Maximum flexibility - area of specialism only has to be confirmed after Year 2
  • Semester long work placement in Year 3 provides an opportunity to develop skills further in an industry setting.
  • Opportunity to study abroad for a semester in Year 3.
  • Exit Awards:Higher Certificate in Business (NFQ Level 6) after Year 2.

Year 1

Module Name Semester
Business Financial Accounting 1 (M) Semester1
IT for Business (M) Semester1
Microeconomics (M) Semester1
Quantitative Techniques 1 – Data Analysis (M) Semester1
Communications and Academic Writing (E) Semester1
French I (E) Semester1
Business Financial Accounting 2 (M) Semester2
Macroeconomics (M) Semester2
Management (M) Semester2
Quantitative Techniques 2 - Business Mathematics (M) Semester2
Business Psychology 1 (E) Semester2
French II (E) Semester2

M is a mandatory subject - E is an elective subject

Year 2

Module Name Semester
Business Applications 3 (M) Semester1
Business Law (M) Semester1
Human Resource Management 1 (M) Semester1
Introduction to Marketing (M) Semester1
Business Psychology 2 (E) Semester1
French III (E) Semester1
Intermediate Financial Accounting 1 (E) Semester1
Business Management Accounting (M) Semester2
Contemporary Marketing Practice (M) Semester2
Macroeconomy of Ireland (M) Semester2
Supply Chain Management (M) Semester2
Business Applications 4 (E) Semester2
French IV (E) Semester2
Human Resource Management 2 (E) Semester2
Intermediate Financial Accounting 2 (E) Semester2

M is a mandatory subject - E is an elective subject

Year 3

Module Name Semester
Business Finance (M) Semester1
Business Information Systems 1 (M) Semester1
Operations Management for Business (M) Semester1
Organisational Behaviour 1 (M) Semester1
Business English 1 (E) Semester1
French V (E) Semester1
Managerial Economics (E) Semester1
People Management Functions (E) Semester1
Purchasing and Supplier Management and Negotiation (E) Semester1
Work Placement (M) Semester2
Business Information Systems 3 (E) Semester2
Business Internship Project (E) Semester2
Corporate Finance for Business (E) Semester2
Enterprise Development II (E) Semester2
Global Supply Chain Management (E) Semester2
Industrial Relations 2 (E) Semester2
Organisational Behaviour 2 (E) Semester2
Strategic Service and CX Excellence (E) Semester2
The Global Economy 2 (E) Semester2

M is a mandatory subject - E is an elective subject

What are the minimum entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate:

  • 5O6/H7

Subjects required:

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

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Graduates are eligible to proceed onto Year 4 of the Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Management (NFQ Level 8).

What exemptions will I receive?




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

Graduates will be equipped with the knowledge, skills and competencies that are demanded in a modern business environment.

The graduate will be qualified to work in a wide range of business settings such as industry, banking, public service, financial services and service industries. The skills you develop can be transferred to many job opportunities, ranging from entry-level to managerial positions.


Course Leader

Ms Rynagh Bookle

Lecturer -

Call: +353599175373

Email: [email protected]