Bachelor of Business (options in: Business Mgt, International Business, Supply Chain Mgt, HR Mgt, Marketing) CW917

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 

Applicants who select a specific degree option (i.e. CW917 BMT, HRM, INT, SCM or MKT) are guaranteed a place on that programme subject to meeting the entry requirements and points. Applicants who are undecided on choices should choose CW917 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 7
Course Code: CW917
Course Places: 30
Duration: 3 Years

 

What is this programme about?

This three-year 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.

• 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. 

• 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.

• 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. 

• 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.

• 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. 

• 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 1. 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

 

Year 3 Subjects

Business Management (BMT)

  • Business Research Methods
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Operations Management
  • Business Finance

Plus Two Electives:

  • Strategic HRM
  • Enterprise 1
  • Business Information Systems 1
  • Managerial Economics
  • Project
  • Selling
  • Sales Management

Human Resource Management (HRM)

  • Strategic HRM
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Business Finance
  • Employment Law
  • Business Research Methods

Plus One Elective:

  • Enterprise 1
  • Managerial Economics
  • Operations Management
  • Selling
  • Business English/Project
  • Business Information Systems 1
  • Sales Management

 International Business (INT)

  • International Marketing
  • International Business Culture
  • Business Finance
  • Research Theory & Practice
  • Organisational Behaviour

Plus One Elective:

  • Enterprise 1
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Selling
  • Business Information Systems 1
  • Business English Project
  • Sales Management

Supply Chain Management (SCM)

  • Purchasing & Supplier Management
  • Inventory & Material Management
  • Operations Management
  • Business Finance
  • Business Research Methods

Elective Options:

  • Business Information Systems
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Managerial Economics
  • Enterprise
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Business English/Project
  • Selling
  • Sales Management

Marketing (MKT)

  • Services Marketing
  • Consumer Psychology & Insights
  • Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Marketing Research Theory & Practice
  • Business Finance

Plus One Elective:

  • Selling and Sales Management
  • Business English/Project

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate:

  • 5 subjects at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7 or better.

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.

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

Special features of this programme

  • Exit Awards - Higher Certificate in Business (NFQ Level 6) after Year 2.
  • Maximum flexibility enabling students to choose a speciality after Year 2.

Contact Us

Programme Director
Enda Cassin, BA, MA, HDip in Ed
E: cassine@itcarlow.ie