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A predisposition towards technical problems, such as puzzles or machinery. An interest in the nature of how things work, such as the desire to disassemble machinery/gadgetry to unlock its inner workings.

An inventive side; one who uses the parts of other gadgets, to make a new personalised gadget. Interested in high tech gear: gadgetry of all forms.

A capacity to learn processes for oneself e.g. seeing a puzzle solved and then repeating it.

Skills: Technical subjects such as Maths or electronics. Programming is very accessible to anyone with a basic home PC and some internet connection so try it out and see if you like it.

Values: If you value the solving of an intricate, convoluted problem, for it's own sake and find that rewarding, then any engineering job will come easily.

Education: Firm basis in Maths and the sciences. People are hired into engineering positions here from backgrounds such as science and computing primarily.

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DC111
Business Studies

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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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This course is designed to give students an introduction to all aspects of business. Core subjects and skills are studied in the first two years and include Economics, Accounting, Marketing, IT, Law, HR Management, Industrial Relations

Students then specialise in one of the five areas: Human Resource Management, Business Economics, Finance Marketing or Management.


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DC111 - Business Studies

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General business degree with a strong international reputation.

Gain valuable experience and a competitive edge with optional year-long work placement.

Specialise in a key business area (economics, management, marketing, HR or finance) in final year.

Develop skills in communications, IT, teamwork and problem solving.

Strong entrepreneurial focus to encourage innovation and creativity.


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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
BMXXX  5M2069  Marketing
BBSXX  5M2102  Business Studies
BBSIT  5M2111  International Trade
BBSAX  5M2468  Business Administration


Note: Information for 2017 Entry

Essential Module Requirements:
Distinction in B20029 - Statistics
or 5N2066 - Statistics
or C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics
(or O4/H6 or better in LCE Maths).
Distinctions in 5 modules.

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An INTRA year is offered where students have a paid 11 month work placement. Students may also choose to study abroad for one year at one of DCU Business School’s top partner universities in Europe. Graduates find careers in the areas of Management, Marketing, Economics, E-commerce, Financial Services, Human Resource Management, Education and Start Your Own Business.



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