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LM050
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 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 programme provides a strong foundation in Accounting, Economics, Finance, Human Resource Management, Management, Marketing, Risk Management and Business Mathematics, which run throughout the first three semesters. You will choose your major option in the second semester of year 2. This consists of 2 modules per semester from second through to fourth year, with an intervening cooperative education placement. A choice of five “major” options is available, of which you will choose one. 

This programme incorporates Business Studies with a language; French, German or Japenese. 




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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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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 5/6 qualification which must include one of the following:


B20029 - Statistics
or 5N2066 - Statistics

C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics

O4/H7 in LCE Maths

Students wishing to pursue a language option are required to present a distinction in the relevant language component/module or H4 in LCE in the appropriate language.

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Typical Careers include:

  • Tax Consultant
  • Accountant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Stockbroker
  • Marketing Brand Manager
  • PR Manager
  • Management Consultant
  • Pensions and Insurance Administrator
  • Industrial Relations Officer
  • Risk Analyst
  • HR Manager



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Claire works as an Internal Auditor for CRH Group. She completed a Bachelor of Business Studies in University of Limerick and went on to do the ACCA exams thereafter. Travel is a big aspect of her current role and she spends half of her time away from home.
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