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What is the Course about?

This course prepares graduates for a career in business. Students develop skills in key areas of business including: management, marketing, economics, accounting and law. The applied nature of the course is designed to provide you with the skills needed to succeed in your chosen area of business.

Course Structure

The course equips students with the skills and knowledge to work in a business environment. Electives are offered in both semesters in Year 2, providing students with an opportunity to focus on specific areas of interest. There is a strong emphasis on Business Technology throughout the course.

Is this course for you?

If you are interested in how business works and enjoy keeping up-to-date with current business practices, then Business might be the course for you. If you enjoy working as part of a team to solve real-world issues, this course may be for you.

Special Features:

  • Graduates of this course may choose from a wide range of business-related Level 7 and Level 8 courses at SETU and other third-level institutions.
  • Focus on enhancement of applied digital skills such as wordpress and microsoft office.
  • Emphasis on employability skills throughout the course.
  • The course aids students in making the transition to higher education via an induction programme and modules in study skills, library resources and academic writing.

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 the Level 6 Higher Certificate in Business are eligible to progress into Year 3 of the Level 7 Ordinary Degree, and then on to Year 4 of the Level 8 Honours Degree, specialising in either Business or Digital Marketing.

Graduates can also progress to the Bachelor of Business (Honours) course at SETU and are eligible for entry to business related degree courses in other third-level institutions.

What exemptions will I receive?




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

Graduates of the course are qualified to work in roles such as:

  • Customer service
  • Financial services
  • Administrative role
  • Marketing
  • Insurance
  • Junior management
  • Accounts