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, spread sheets, 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.
A distinctive aspect of the Programme is an opportunity to undertake a work placement in an office environment. Students may also avail of the choice to take a language elective and to avail of an Erasmus semester abroad.
Over the three-year programme, students undertake five mandatory and one elective module during each semester, including a language and a politics option.
Entry requirements for CAO courses at IT Sligo are available for download below:
Graduates take up employment opportunities 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 a Level 8 Honours Degree in Business (one year) at IT Sligo, or may choses to continue their studies at honours level in other third level institutions.
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Students enjoy a 12-week work placement across a range of industries to gain the practical skills to reinforce the theory learned on the course.
Students can take elective modules as diverse as languages, politics or other business - related modules.
Students may also take a language elective and complete an Erasmus semester abroad. Over the three-year programme, students undertake five mandatory modules and one elective module during each semester.
Leaving Certificate Mathematics is not required to study this programme.
[E] = Elective Module. Modules subject to availability.