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If you like working with others, and like problem solving then its definitely worth considering. Do you ever look at a bridge/skyscraper etc. and wonder how they did that? Or better still, are you looking at the way the road at home is laid out and thinking if they had of done something differently it would have been better.

Engineering is not a career people think about and say its helping people, but in many ways it is rewarding and just as much about helping people. Engineers design things used everyday that help people get to work, provide clean water, provide sewerage systems, care for the environment....

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Cork College of Commerce

Cork College of Commerce
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Course overview

Course Code
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

For graduates of Level 6 FETAC/QQI business related courses, if you want to increase your business expertise and bring your knowledge and skills to a higher level then this is the course for you. This course combines a wide variety of subjects delivered by experts using various methodologies. This programme will allow you access further learning opportunities in Ireland and the United Kingdom (there is a direct link to the final year BA Business Studies Level 8 in University of Wales Trinity St David (UWTSD Swansea). This course will ensure that you are in a prime position to take advantage of job opportunities which will present.

What will you Study?

Behavioural Studies
Corporate Planning
eBusiness
Financial Management
Human Resource Management
International Marketing
Irish and European Studies
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

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