Bachelor of Business (Hons)

Bachelor of Business (Honours) Business

Course Overview

  • 4

    Year

  • 8

    Level

  • 300

    Points

  • AL850

    CAO Course Code

Why take this course?

Choosing to do the Bachelor of Business will open up a range of opportunities in terms of your future career direction. Combining studies within the core business disciplines with the benefits of practical experience gained through the work placement element of this programme will provide you with an opportunity to consolidate and apply business skills within a business setting and is likely to offer you a distinct advantage in securing graduate employment.

This four-year honours degree programme offers an opportunity to study the key business subjects of accounting, finance, economics, management, marketing, human resource management and computing. The inclusion of an 18-week work placement in the third year of the programme gives students an ideal opportunity to apply and embed their learning.

What will I experience?

You will have the opportunity to study a wide range of business-related subjects in the early years of the programme, while still having the benefit of selecting the key subject options that interest you most during the final two years of the programme.In addition to this you will benefit from an 18-week industry placement, which will afford you the opportunity to put into practice the knowledge you will have acquired in the classroom. The option to further internationalise your learning experience by undertaking a semester or year of your degree studies at one of AIT’s extensive list of overseas partner universities.The opportunity to develop your IT skills through the use of a variety of relevant software application packages.

What opportunities might it lead to?

As an honours business graduate, you can expect to obtain employment at the appropriate level across a wide range of business areas, including management, administration, accounting, banking, retail management, finance, marketing, human resource management, insurance, and computing/ information technology. Rapid career progression may be expected on the basis of expertise, commitment and attitude.

Additional Information

Includes Work Placement

You have the opportunity to undertake a semester or a year of your degree at one of AIT’s overseas partner universities. For example, AIT has business links with the VSFS Institute of Finance & Administration, Prague, and Université Paris 13.

Assessment Information

This programme is assessed by a combination of various forms of continuous assessment conducted throughout the semester and final examinations at the end of each semester.

Course Details

Course Duration:
4 Year
CAO Course Code:
AL850
Cut Off CAO Points:
300
Median CAO Points:
370
Course Award:
Bachelor of Business (Honours)
Course NFQ Level:
Level 8
Department:
Department of Business & Management
Minimum Entry Requirements:

Grade H5 at higher level in two subjects, plus Grade 06 at ordinary level in four other subjects in the Leaving Certificate. Two of these subjects must be Mathematics and a language (English or Irish).

QQI (FETAC):

QQI applicants to this programme must hold one of the following awards: Business Administration (5M2468), Business Studies (5M2102), Marketing (5M2069), Office Administration (5M1997), International Trade (5M2111). They must also hold distinctions in 3 modules.

Lecturer Testimonial

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Dr Marc Cashin

Dr Marc Cashin has worked for several high profile, blue-chip multinationals and has over 25 years’ experience in technical, managerial and senior leadership roles.

Course Structure

Year 1

Learning and Development for Higher Education, Financial Accounting, Business Mathematics, Management, Microeconomics for Business Computer Applications, Financial Accounting, Marketing, Macroeconomics for Business.

Electives: Insurance, European Business Studies,Sales and Selling, Entrepreneurial Skills, French, German, Spanish.

Year 2

Information Technology and Computer Applications, Human Resource Management, Management Accounting, Marketing Management in a Digital Age.

Electives: Banking, Applied Economics,Services Marketing, Operations

& Supply Chain Management, French, German, Spanish, Management Accounting, Financial Accounting, International Economics, E-Business, Applied Entrepreneurship.

Year 3

Managerial Finance, Business Law, Business Information Systems, Industry Placement (18 weeks).

Electives: Taxation, Market Research and Analysis, Economic Policy and Analysis, Supply Chain Management, Sales Management, French, German, Spanish.

Year 4

Business Modelling & Enterprise, Finance, Strategic Analysis, Strategic Marketing, Strategic Implementation, Company Law.

Electives: Systems and Project Management, Enterprise Database Systems, Management Accounting and Decision Making, Integrated Marketing Communications, Financial Management, French, German, Spanish, Financial Markets, Managing People and Organisational Change, Contemporary Issues in Marketing, Ethical Decision Making and Leadership, Corporate Reporting, Computer Studies.

Careers & Opportunities

Career Prospects

As an honours business graduate, you can expect to obtain employment at the appropriate level across a wide range of business areas, including management, administration, accounting, banking, retail management, finance, marketing, human resource management, insurance, and computing/ information technology. Rapid career progression may be expected on the basis of expertise, commitment and attitude.

Work Placement

You have the opportunity to undertake a semester or a year of your degree at one of AIT’s overseas partner universities. For example, AIT has business links with the VSFS Institute of Finance & Administration, Prague, and Université Paris 13.

Further Study

As a graduate of this programme, you are eligible to be considered for the Master of Business one-year, full-time programme at AIT or another institution. Full details of our AIT Postgraduate programmes are contained in the AIT postgraduate prospectus.

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