Bachelor of Business in Business Administration

  • NFQ Level 7
  • Points Required 270*
  • Course Code AU801 (was SG535)
  • Award Ordinary Bachelor Degree Abinitio
  • Duration 3

Course Summary

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.

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. 

YEAR 1: 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.

YEAR 2: In second year, 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.

YEAR 3: In third year 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.

 

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for CAO courses at ATU Sligo are available for download below:

Career Opportunities

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.

Further Study

Upon successful completion, graduates of this degree may progress to the Level 8 Bachelor of Business Honours Degree one year add-on.

After which, a range of Postgraduate options is available at Atlantic Technological University for graduates of Level 8 degrees.

Did you know?

Students on this programme have the 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.

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.

Graduates of the Level 7 qualification can use the ladder system to progress to a Level 8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) degree at Atlantic Technological University or in other higher education institutions.

Course Format

Semester 1

TitleCredits
Introduction to Computer and Text Processing 105
Personal Learning and Development05
Financial Accounting 105
Business Mathematics 105
Introduction to Management05
Organisational Behaviour 1 (Understanding Individual Behaviour in Organisations) [E]05
Politics for Business Students - Change and Transformation in Modern Ireland [E]05
German Language, Culture and Contemporary Media 1.1 [E]05
Spanish Language, Culture and Contemporary Media 1.1  [E]05
French Language, Culture and Contemporary Media 1.1  [E]05

Semester 2

TitleCredits
Introduction to Computer and Text Processing 205
Teambuilding and Communication Skills05
Intermediate Business Technology05
Accounting and Payroll Software05
Organisational Behaviour 2 (The Dynamics of Teams and Organisations)05
German Language, Culture and Contemporary Media 1.2 [E]05
French Language, Culture and Contemporary Media 1.2  [E]05
Spanish Language, Culture and Contemporary Media 1.2 [E]05
Irish Business Environment [E]05

Semester 3

TitleCredits
Intermediate Computer and Text Processing 105
Management Accounting 105
Marketing and Customer Experience05
Business Law 105
Digital Marketing05
Business Management 1 [E]05
European Business Environment [E]05
German Language, Culture and Contemporary Media 2.1 [E]05
French Language, Culture and Contemporary Media 2.1  [E]05
Spanish Language, Culture and Contemporary Media 2.1 [E]05

Semester 4

TitleCredits
Intermediate Computer and Text Processing 205
Management Accounting 205
Advanced Business Technology 05
Administrative Management05
Business Law 205
European Union Policies and Institutions [E]05
Business Management 2 [E]05
German Language, Culture and Contemporary Media 2.2 [E]05
French Language, Culture & Contemporary Media 2.2  [E]05
Spanish Language, Culture and Contemporary Media 2.2 [E]05

Semester 5

TitleCredits
Innovative Technologies and Applications05
Introduction to Financial Management05
Business Computer Applications05
People Management 105
Principles of Microeconomics05
Operations Management 1 [E]05
European Affairs: Lobbying and Representation in the EU [E]05
German Language, Culture and Contemporary Media 3.1 [E]05
French Language, Culture and Contemporary Media 3.1  [E]05
Spanish Language, Culture and Contemporary Media 3.1 [E]05

Semester 6

TitleCredits
Work Placement - Business Administration 10
Advanced Computer and Text Processing05
People Management 205
Communications & Customer Care Management05
Applied Finance [E]05
Operations Management 2 [E]05
International Affairs [E]05
German Language, Culture and Contemporary Media 3.2 [E]05
French Language, Cultural and Contemporary Media 3.2  [E]05
Spanish Language, Culture and Contemporary Media 3.2 [E]05

[E] = Elective Module. Modules subject to availability.