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CW018 CEY
Business (Common Entry Wexford)

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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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The Business stream provides graduates with a broad-based Bachelor of Business (Honours) structured around management, finance and economics, business technology and marketing. There is a strong emphasis on the application of knowledge and skills through the programme modules, the Professional Work Placement module and the Applied Research Project. Graduates will be qualified to join a management team in a wide variety of business settings such as: industry; banking; public service and financial services. Graduates will also have acquired the skills necessary to start up a business.

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The first two years of the course are core foundation business subjects; in year 3 students can opt to specialise in a Business stream or a Digital Marketing stream. The programme has been designed with maximum flexibility in mind and provides two exit points to students:
- End of Year 2 - Higher Certificate in Business (NFQ Level 6)
- End of Year 3 - Bachelor of Business, Business or Bachelor of Business, Digital Marketing (NFQ Level 7).

Furthermore, this course includes professional work placement for a 12 to 20 week period in Year 3.


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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Graduate opportunities exist as a trainee accountant in practice or industry. Opportunities in financial services in areas such as banking, insurance, financial analysis and fund management. A period of further study will qualify you as a professional accountant or as a teacher.



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