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Business Studies - Accounting & Finance

Course Code(s):  5M2102 CI061BF
QQI Award Code:  5M2102 Business Studies
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2102 CI061BF
QQI Award Code 5M2102 Business Studies
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course is designed to help students develop the essential accounting and financial knowledge and skills which form the basis for a career in industry, commerce or the public service.

The course comprises both theoretical and practical modules, and students will gain an understanding of both manual and integrated accounting software. There is a focus in this course on the functional areas of accounting, finance and business and the factors which influence business success.

What will you Study?

Accounting - Manual and Computerised 5N1348
Applied Economics 5N1350
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Business Administration Skills 5N1610
Bookkeeping Manual and Computerised 5N1354
Business Law 5N2091
Statistics 5N2066
Taxation 5N1421
Financial Services 5N1383
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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CAO with Any QQI Major Award

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on one of the Award Codes below:

Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
BBSXX 5M2102

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Sample Careers

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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 & Business Management
Clerical & Administration
Accountancy & Taxation
Banking, Insurance & Financial Services
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

The following data provides general information about this Award from colleges across Ireland.