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Higher Certificate

Business Studies

TU Dublin - City Campus
TU Dublin - City Campus
Course Code
TU674
Career Zone
Level
NFQ Type
Major
Duration
2 Years
Attendence
Full Time
CAO Points 2019
320
Points Change
-

Course Summary

This programme is designed to provide both a solid grounding in general business and to develop working competencies in key areas such as finance, economics and accounting. 

Graduates will be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills in a broad range of business related modules including Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing and Information Systems. They will be able to apply this knowledge to different environments and industries. 

Graduates are also prepared for advanced entry to a wide range of Level 8 Programmes in DIT and elsewhere. Through choosing particular modules students start the process of getting accounting exemptions from major bodies such as Chartered Accountants Ireland and ACCA.

Course Details

College Link > TU674 - Business Studies

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Career Sectors

This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.

Entry Requirements

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QQI FET/FETAC Links

PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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Note: Information for 2020 Entry
Old Code New Code Award Title
BRSXX Retail Studies
BEBXX 5M0828 eBusiness
BBSSX 5M1997 Office Administration
BMXXX 5M2069 Marketing
BBSXX 5M2102 Business Studies
BROXX 5M2105 Retail Practice
BBSIT 5M2111 International Trade
BBSAX 5M2468 Business Administration

Points Calculator for QQI Awards:
Details of the QQI scoring system and a points calculator can be found  HERE

The Student - Career Interests

This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.

Enterprising

Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and are drawn to commerce, trade and making deals. Some pursue sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or in management roles in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.

Administrative

Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their most productive under supervisors who give clear guidelines and while performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.

They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.

Career Progression

An excellent grounding in general business will be offered with emphasis on subjects such as Accounting, Finance and Management. While many graduates have gone directly to the workplace in a wide range of business administration settings, the majority of students (80%+) progress on to Level 8 programmes in the College of Business DIT or elsewhere.

Students who have reached the appropriate level in final examinations and meet certain subject prerequisites have the opportunity to access year 2 or year 3 of Level 8 Honours degree programmes at DIT and elsewhere.

Further Research

Qualifax
Qualifax Course Page

Qualifax is the National Learners Database. (Note: Link not always available)

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Interviews

Karl Curran, Associate Director
Karl Curran, Associate Director

Karl Curran is an Assosiate Director at Aon Insurance. He completed a two year diploma in Business Studies at DIT after which he was offered a position within Aon. His is currently undertaking a degree in International Finance & Banking with the Institute of Bankers and has begun working towards obtaining the FCII.

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