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Just recently a new Chief Financial Officer was appointed to Irish Distillers who was formerly the Pernod Ricard Group tax director! Also do your research about the AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) qualification – from my own experience, the course is very practical and relevant to my day to day job. It provides a structured framework for achieving the knowledge of tax law and skills required to be an AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA).
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CK203
Business Information Systems

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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Business Information Systems (BIS) specialises in the key skills that are essential to the success of professionals in modern information technology and information systems. The goals of this a four-year degree course are to: Educate: provide a worthwhile and memorable student experience collaborate: join with business to ensure BIS students gain cutting edge skills in business and IT, while also linking with businesses to provide innovative IS-related expertise innovate: cultivate and apply expertise in teaching, research and development.


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To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website from the links available in the Course Details section above.

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

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Old Code New Code Award Title
  5M0529  Software Development
  5M0536  Computer Systems and Networks
BBSSX  5M1997  Office Administration
  5M5165  Trade Union Studies
  6M0691  Software Development
  6M0695  Computer Systems and Networks
  6M2115  Supervisory Management for Manufacturing
AAAXX  6M3618  Arts Administration
  6M4385  Retail Management
BMANX  6M4587  Management
BALBX  6M4985  Business
BAXXX  6M5013  Administration
BBSAX  5M2468  Business Administration
BBSXX  5M2102  Business Studies
BCCOX  5M2071  Contact Centre Operations
BEBXX  5M0828  eBusiness
BIPXX  5M2067  Information Processing
BITSX  6M5014  International Contact Centre Service
BMXXX  5M2069  Marketing
CCNMX    Computer and Network Maintenance
CNSSX    Networks and Software Systems

Essential Module Requirements:
5M0828 - EBUSINESS; 5M1997 - OFFICE ADMINISTRATION; 5M2067 - INFORMATION PROCESSING; 5M2069 - MARKETING; 5M2071 - CONTACT CENTRE OPERATIONS; 5M2102 - BUSINESS STUDIES; 5M2468 - BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION; 5M5165 / 6M2115 / 6M3618 - ARTS ADMINISTRATION; 6M4385 - RETAIL MANAGEMENT; 6M4587 - MANAGEMENT; 6M4985 / 6M5013 / 6M5014 / BAXXX - ADMINISTRATION; BBSAX - ADMINISTRATION; BBSXX - BUSINESS STUDIES; BCCOX - CALL CENTRE OPERATIONS; BEBXX - EBUSINESS; BIPXX - INFORMATION PROCESSING; BITSX - INTERNATIONAL TELESERVICES; BMXXX - MARKETING

Must have distinctions in 5 modules (excluding 5N1356 - Work Experience; 6N1946 - Work Experience; W20008 - Work Experience; 5N1433 - Work Practice; 6N1947 - Work Practice) in the QQI FET/FETAC level 5/6 qualification which must include a PASS in one of the following:


5N1833 - Mathematics

5N18396
5N2066 - Statistics

6N3395 - Mathematics

C20139 - Mathematics

B20029 - Statistics

6N4169 - Administration Practice

6N4310 - Business Management

5N1610 - Business Administration Skills

B20005 - Business Administration

5N0972 - Customer Service

5N1389 - Information and Administration

B20151 - Applied Economics

5N1952 - Information and Communication Systems

B20144 - Information & Administration

5N1400 - Marketing Practice

B20017 - Marketing Practice

5M0529 / 5M0536 / 6M0691 / 6M0695 / CCNMX - COMPUTER NETWORK AND MAINTENANCE; CNSSX - NETWORKS AND SOFTWARE SYSTEMS

Must have distinctions in 5 modules (excluding 5N1356 - Work Experience; 6N1946 - Work Experience; W20008 - Work Experience; 5N1433 - Work Practice; 6N1947 - Work Practice) in the QQI FET/FETAC level 5/6 qualification which must include a PASS in 5N0541 or 5N2927 or 5N2928 or 6N2108 or C30144 - Object Oriented Programming
or C20013 - Computer Programming
or C30149 - Windows Programming

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The types of jobs our graduates get include: Business/Systems Analyst, Software Developer, Trainee Accountant, Project Manager, Web Developer, Security Consultant, Business Entrepreneur, Business/IT/Management Consultant. The types of companies our students work for include: consultancy, financial services, software, pharmaceutical, manufacturing,



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