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DT343
Retail and Services Management

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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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Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
4 Years
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This is a broadly based honours business degree with strong focus on the important retail and service sectors of the economy.

The overall aim of this programme is to provide a comprehensive understanding of the principal operational and strategic issues involved in the management of retail & services based enterprises in the context of both national and international business environments.

Students will take both general business modules and specialist retail & service specific modules including; Finance, Information Technology, Management, Marketing & Market Research, Law, Economics, Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurial Studies & Communications, Retail Management, Retail Analytics, Retail Marketing, Geographical Information Systems, Electronic Business, International Retailing, Retail Consumption, Store Atmospherics, Shopping Centre Management, Category Management, Retail Location Analysis, Retail Buying & Negotiating, Financial Services, Management of Services, Services Management Strategy and a Retail Work Placement.

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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
BBSSX  5M1997  Office Administration
BMXXX  5M2069  Marketing
BBSXX  5M2102  Business Studies
BBSIT  5M2111  International Trade
BBSAX  5M2468  Business Administration

Essential Module Requirements:
Must possess distinctions in 5 modules in the FETAC level 5 qualification which must include:


B20029 - Statistics
or 5N2066 - Statistics
or C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics
or LCE Maths at OC3, AND
B20001 - Accounting - Manual & Computerised
or 5N1348 - Accounting Manual and Computerised
or B20151 - Applied Economics
or 5N1350 - Applied Economics

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This programme provides attractive career opportunities in management, marketing & IT within retail or service based organisations, or in organisations supplying these sectors.
Previous graduates have been in demand by national and international retailers, financial services organisations such as banks and insurance companies, as well as by supplier organisations within the retail supply chain.




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