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Economics with Business

Course Code(s):  5M2102 EBXX
QQI Award Code:  5M2102 Business Studies
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Limerick College of Further Education

Limerick College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2102 EBXX
QQI Award Code 5M2102 Business Studies
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This 1 year, full time programme provides essential training in areas of Economics, Business and Marketing. Learners acquire a range of core Accounting, Statistical and IT skills also. The Business Law module also provides an introduction to legal studies and the range of modules on the course provide an opportunity for learners to apply to enter Business and Arts Degree Courses in some Universities.

What will you Study?

This 1 year, full-time programme provides essential training in the areas of Economics, Business and Marketing. Learners acquire a range of core Accounting, Statistical and Information Technology skills. The Business Law module also provides an introduction to legal studies and the range of modules on the course provides an opportunity for learners to apply to enter Business and Arts Degree courses in some Universities.


Typical Modules
• Applied Economics
• Statistics
• Business Administration Skills
• Business Law
• Marketing Practice
• Communications
• Accounting - Manual & Computerised
• Word Processing
• Spreadsheet Methods
• Work Experience

Applied Economics 5N1350
Statistics 5N2066
Business Administration Skills 5N1610
Business Law 5N2091
Marketing Practice 5N1400
Communications 5N0690
Accounting - Manual and Computerised
Word Processing 5N1358
Spreadsheet Methods 5N1977
Work Experience 5N1356
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

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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
BBSXX 5M2102

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Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Business Organisation & Management
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