Bachelor of Business (Honours) - Business CW908

Business - When you apply for Business you must select ONE of the following options:
CEY - Common Entry    BMT - Business Management    HRM - Human Resources Management    INT - International Business    SCM - Supply Chain Management    MKT - Marketing   FAC - Finance and Accounting

Applicants who select a specific degree option (i.e. CW908 BMT, HRM, INT, SCM, MKT or FAC) are guaranteed a place on that programme subject to meeting the entry requirements and points. Applicants who are undecided on choices should choose CW908 CEY (Common Entry). All applicants may change their selection up to the end of year 2 and must confirm their specialism at that point.

CAO Entry: NFQ LEVEL 8
Course Code: CW908
Course Places: 70
Duration: 4 Years

 

What is this programme about?

This four-year honours degree programme equips students with a broad skill-base ensuring graduates will have a wide range of career options. The first two years of this programme provides students with a foundation in business and subjects are common for all students. After two years, students separate into their chosen specialist area from a choice of six areas:

• Business Management (BMT)

This option equips students with the management knowledge, skill and competencies demanded by modern day business. Graduates may find employment as part of a management team in any sector such as banking, industry, public sector, financial services and many more. To link to the BMT course detail clickhere »

• Human Resource Management (HRM)

Human resource management is a complex area requiring broad knowledge and skills. This specialism equips graduates for careers as recruitment officers, human resource managers, recruitment specialist or functional managers both in the private and public sector.
To link to the HRM course detail clickhere »

• International Business (INT)

With increasing industry globalisation, graduates of International business will be well qualified to meet the complex demands of global organisations and Irish businesses trading internationally. Graduates typically find employment in areas such as banking; international marketing and sales; and customer services. 
To link to the INT course detail clickhere »

• Supply Chain Management (SCM)

Supply chain management is an increasingly important aspect of business management and it is concerned with managing the flow of goods from material acquisition to final consumption. Graduates typically find employment in all manufacturing sectors from pharmaceuticals to food processing as well as within the logistics and the distribution sector.
To link to the LOG course detail clickhere »

• Marketing (MKT)

Marketing is practiced around the world in every type of organisation including multi-nationals, local enterprises, political parties, third-world charities, sporting organisations and small businesses. Marketing careers are varied and include: research, advertising, marketing, brand management, product development, public relations, international marketing and sales.  

To link to the MKT course detail clickhere »

• Finance and Accounting (FAC)

Accounting and Finance is a growing sector demanding graduates with key skills and understanding of the contexts in which this area of business operates including the legal and social environment, the accountancy profession, the business entity, the capital markets and the public sector. Graduates will be equipped to work in the areas of accountancy, banking, financial services and tax.
To link to the FAC course detail clickhere »

• Common Entry (CEY)

By choosing ‘CEY’ Common Entry applicants are applying for a place on the programme but postponing the decision as to which business speciality to opt for until the end of Year 2. This allows students time to explore the future career choices open to graduates in the different specialism streams. Expert guidance will be available from lecturing staff members in the Institute and ultimate choices can then be considered in light of academic performance across a range of business subject areas.  Please see the subjects below for the CEY option of the programme.

Application Process

Students now have the option to choose either a common entry option at CAO stage and choose a specialist area after Year 2 or can choose a specialist area at CAO stage.

What subjects will I study?

Year 1 Year 2
Mandatory Subjects Mandatory Subjects
  • Financial Accounting 1
  • Quantitative Techniques
  • Economics 1
  • Management
  • Business Applications 1

Plus One Elective:

  • Communications & Writing Skills
  • Business Psychology
  • Management Accounting
  • Business Applications 2
  • Busniess Law
  • Marketing

Plus Two Electives:

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Economics 2
  • Human Resource Management
  • Financial Accounting 2

Subjects for course options at Year 3 and Year 4 are detailed in the links to BMT; HRM; INT; SCM; MKT; FAC listed above.

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate:

  • 6 subjects with at least 2 subjects at Higher Level Grade H5 or better.
  • 4 subjects at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7.

Subjects required:

  • English or Irish at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7 or better.
  • Mathematics at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7 or better.Graduates of a relevant Certificate are eligible to enter Year 3 of this programme; Graduates of a relevant Ordinary Degree are eligible to enter Year 4.

Mature applicants will be assessed on an individual basis and may be interviewed. 

Special features of this programme

  • All students, regardless of the original option chose, will be permitted to change their selection at the end of Year 2 and confirm their specialism for Years 3 and 4 at that point.
  • Exit Awards - Ordinary Bachelor Degree after Year 3.
  • Exit Award – Higher Certificate (NFQ Level 6) after Year 2.

Contact Us

Head of Department
Martin Meagher, BComm, MBA, MA, FCA
E: martin.meagher@itcarlow.ie