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e-Business with Marketing

Course Code(s):  5M0828
QQI Award Code:  5M0828 eBusiness
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Abbeyleix Further Education Centre

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Course overview

Course Code 5M0828
QQI Award Code 5M0828 eBusiness
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

The main aim of the course is to allow students gain practical and theoretical appreciation of the role played by technology in business today. It offers a wide range of subjects and allows students to appreciate the opportunities presented by the web and e-Business to successfully market products and services.

What will you Study?

Work Experience (5N1356)
Communications (5N0690)
Bookkeeping Manual & Computerised (5N1354)
Database Methods (5N0783)
Web Authoring (5N1910)
The Internet (5N1611)
Digital Marketing (5N1364)
Statistics (5N2066)
eBusiness Studies (5N1369)
Word Processing (6N4977)






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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BEBXX 5M0828

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