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TR081
Business, Economics and Social Studies (BESS)

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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 QQI, HEA 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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The common first year includes courses in economics, management, political science, sociology and mathematics/statistics. There is a choice of specialisation in marketing, international business, finance, or people organisations, which is made in the second year.

B.E.S.S. is a flexible degree programme offering you 10 different degree options across the disciplines of Business, Economics, Political Science and Sociology. It provides students with a broad education, allowing them to opt for either a single honour or joint honour degree. From second year onwards students are allowed to (a) choose the specific degree they wish to take and, (b) choose individual modules within their chosen degree path.

Students have an opportunity to adjust their study programmes in accordance with their academic results, interests, aptitudes and emerging career aspirations.

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Due to the flexible nature of B.E.S.S., Graduates are sought after by employers in a range of fields, such as in finance and banking, politics, research, management consulting, teaching, public service, journalism, within both national and international organisations within the profit, not for profit and public sector. 



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