Setting up your own business and working for yourself to accomplish your personal goals and aspirations is an increasingly realistic ambition for today’s students. Entrepreneurs are the new patriots whose ideas are powering Ireland’s economic recovery.
This degree programme benefits from the University's dedicated Centre for Entrepreneurship, (EDEN). Students are coached to be more creative, more imaginative and more entrepreneurial.
A wide variety of courses are offered and include courses in creativity, brainstorming, visualisation, sketching; story-telling and creative writing (as well as the conventional courses in Business).
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
QQI FET/FETAC Links
PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.
Search for PLC Courses offering these awards
(Click on the Codes)
|Note: Information for 2019 Entry|
|Old Code||New Code||Award Title|
|EFTVP||Film & TV Production|
|EMMWD||Multimedia and Web Development|
|BACXX||Administration - Construction|
|CNSSX||Networks and Software Systems|
|5M0536||Computer Systems and Networks|
|5M1761||Intellectual Disability Practice|
|5M18519||Film and Television Production|
|DCHSC||5M2009||Early Childhood Care and Education|
|ELESX||5M2073||Language and European Studies|
|ECHSX||5M2154||Cultural and Heritage Studies|
|EASSX||5M2181||Applied Social Studies|
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The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and are drawn to commerce, trade and making deals. Some pursue sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or in management roles in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.
Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their most productive under supervisors who give clear guidelines and while performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.
They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
Students have the option of an Erasmus study abroad year.
Entrepreneurship graduates are trained to exploit opportunities to add value in any context. They are ideally suited for employment roles in new business development, project management and marketing positions in technology, services and other industries.
Careers in management and manufacturing, in marketing and sales and human resource mangement, consulting, in both the public service and not-for-profit organisations