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Business Studies - Advanced

Course Code(s):  6M4985
QQI Award Code:  6M4985 Business
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Ballsbridge College of Further Education

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Course overview

Course Code 6M4985
QQI Award Code 6M4985 Business
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

As companies continue to face the challenges of a competitive marketplace, they must invest in highly skilled and trained personnel in order to meet the demands that customers and competitors present. This course is suitable for the student looking to develop sophisticated management, selling and marketing techniques, skills which are very much sought after by both the large organisation and the small to medium enterprise alike.

Modern business techniques are explored, leaving the graduate ready to enter the market with a wide range of expertise in various management, marketing and selling practices. Students and adult learners who have a flair for business will find this course gives them an opportunity to build on their knowledge and experience, and refine their skills so that at the end of the year they will have a professional set of management and business skills which will bring them into a career of their choice.

What will you Study?

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.

Progression to CAO Courses

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
BALBX 6M4985

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