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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.

Course Structure

The Higher Certificate in Business equips students with a broad skill-base, ensuring graduates will have a wide range of career options. The course provides a basic business foundation covering core subjects including: Financial Accounting; Economics; Management; Business Applications; Marketing and Business Law.

Is this course for you?

If you have an interest in the business area and want an overview of the main aspects of business, as indicated in the course outline, this course is for you. If you then decide that you want to progress to study a degree, this course will help you make the choice within our wide range of specialisms.

Special Features:

  • The Higher Certificate in Business provides students with the flexibility to choose a business career or progress to further study.

What are the minimum entry requirements?

  • 5O6/H7
  • English or Irish O6/H7
  • Mathematics O6/H7

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Graduates of this certificate course will be eligible to progress to Year 3 of the Bachelor of Business course (SE414) and can choose a speciality from one of the following:

  • Marketing
  • International Business
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Management or
  • Human Resource Management

Graduates can also progress to Year 2 of the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accounting (SE407).

What exemptions will I receive?




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

At certificate level, graduates can expect to work in positions in a variety of sectors including manufacturing, financial services and the public sector.