This programme prepares students for employment in administration and office management at a supervisory or junior management level. The programme builds practical skills in the students, with a strong focus on word processing, databases, spreadsheets, payroll and administration. These skills are all highly sought after by employers. The programme provides an interactive learning experience with a focus on practical laboratory classes, case studies and problem-based learning.
Students undertake a 12-week work placement across a range of industries to gain the practical skills to reinforce the theory learnt in class. Students have a range of electives to choose from each year which allows them to study modules which are of interest to them. Students also have the option to study French, German or Spanish as part of their elective choices. Over the course of this three-year programme, students undertake five mandatory and one elective module during each semester.
Students can also avail of the Erasmus+ programme. Students study for a set amount of time at one of our partner institutions which are located throughout Europe. This is a great opportunity to experience new cultures and travel, whilst studying towards a degree qualification.
The first year focuses on providing the student with foundation knowledge in core business areas including Accounting Principles, Payroll, Business Management, Business Mathematics, Computer Applications and understanding of the dynamics of an organisation. As the degree progresses, students knowledge and understanding is broadened as they study core business areas in greater detail.
Students study core business areas in greater detail, with modules and practicals in Accounting, Business Management and Information Technology. Students knowledge and understanding of key business disciplines is broadened with the introduction of Business Law, Economics, Management Accounting and Managing the Office Environment.
In Year 3, learning progresses with more advanced Accounting and Information Technology, alongside Economics and People Management, Selling and Customer Care Management. Students also undertake a work placement during this year to reinforce the knowledge they have acquired.
Please note that modules may change for your year of entry. The exact modules available and their order may vary depending on student demand and course updates.
Entry requirements for CAO courses at ATU Sligo are available for download below:
Graduates enjoy a wide variety of career choices in a broad range of businesses. Many have established highly successful businesses, while others have joined graduate training programmes in multinational companies and have enjoyed success in senior management roles.
Graduates work in a range of areas, including clerical assistant, personal assistant, receptionist, financial assistant, bank official, business manager, office manager and customer care officer.
Graduates may progress to Year 4 of the Level 8 AU900 Bachelor of Business (Honours) and complete one more year to graduate with an honours degree.
Level 8 graduates may progress to a range of Level 9 and Level 10 postgraduate studies in ATU Sligo or in other third level institutions.
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Students undertake a 12-week work placement across a range of industries to gain the practical skills to reinforce the theory learnt in class.
Students can also avail of an Erasmus+ semester abroad.
The programme provides an interactive learning experience with a focus on practical laboratory classes, case studies and problem-based learning.
Students can choose from a number of different electives depending on where their interests lie. Visit the course format tab to view the subjects on offer. Subjects marked with an [E] are elective options.
Students also have the option to study French, German or Spanish as part of their elective choices.
Graduates of this degree may progress to Year 4 of the Level 8 AU900 Bachelor of Business (Honours) and complete one more year to graduate with an honours degree.
"The lecturers were always so helpful and encouraging. The class sizes were excellent too and it was very easy to get to know all of my classmates. I loved the variety of modules on the degree as this made it very interesting to study. The work placement in Year 3 was another brilliant aspect to this degree."
Nicole Brolly, BBs in Business Administration graduate and Secretary at Carter Arnhold & Co. Solicitors
[E] = Elective Module. Modules subject to availability.