Bachelor of Business in Business Administration

  • NFQ Level 7
  • Points Required 228*
  • Course Code 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, 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.

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

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 ONE

The first year focuses on foundation knowledge in core business areas, including Accounting Principles, Payroll, Business Management, Business Mathematics, Computer Applications and Understanding the Dynamics of an Organisation. 

YEAR TWO

Students study core business areas in greater detail, with modules and practical sessions in Accounting, Business Management, and Information Technology. Student knowledge and understanding of key business disciplines is broadened with the introduction of Business Law, Economics, Management Accounting and Managing the Office Environment.

YEAR THREE

Students study Accounting and Information Technology, Economics, People Management, Selling and Customer Care Management. They also undertake a work placement in this year.

Entry Requirements

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

Mathematics is not required to study this programme.

Career Opportunities

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.

Further Study

Graduates may progress to one year add on Level 8 Honours Degree in Business at IT Sligo.

Did you know?

A distinctive aspect of the Programme is a 12 week work placement. Students have a wide range of industries to choose from, where they put theory learnt in class into a real work environment.

Students can take elective modules such 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.

Mathematics is not required to study this programme.

Course Format

Semester 1

TitleCredits
Financial Accounting 105
Introduction to Computer and Text Processing 105
Personal Learning and Development05
Business Mathematics 105
Introduction to Management05
French Beginners Level 1 Semester 1 [E]05
French Post Leaving Cert Level 1 Semester 1 [E]05
Spanish Beginners Level 1 Semester 1 [E]05
Spanish Post Leaving Cert Level 1 Semester 1 [E]05
German Beginners Level 1 Semester 1 [E]05
German Post Leaving Cert Level 1 Semester 1 [E]05
Organisational Behaviour 1 [E]05
Politics for Business Students - Change and Transformation in Modern Ireland [E]05

Semester 2

TitleCredits
Intermediate Business Technology05
Teamwork and Creativity05
Introduction to Computer and Text Processing 205
Business Mathematics 205
Accounting and Payroll Software [E]05
Financial Accounting 2 [E]05
Business and Society in Contemporary Ireland [E]05
French Beginners Level 1 Semester 2 [E]05
French Post Leaving Cert Level 1 Semester 2 [E]05
German Beginners Level 1 Semester 2 [E]05
German Post Leaving Cert Level 1 Semester 2 [E]05
Spanish Beginners Level 1 Semester 2 [E]05
Spanish Post-Leaving Certificate Level 1 Semester 2 [E]05
Organisational Behaviour 2 [E]05

Semester 3

TitleCredits
Management Accounting 105
Marketing for Administrators05
Intermediate Computer and Text Processing 105
Business Law 105
Digital Marketing05
European Studies  [E]05
French Beginners Level 2 Semester 1 [E]05
French Post Leaving Cert Level 2 Semester 1 [E]05
German Beginners Level 2 Semester 1  [E]05
German Post Leaving Cert Level 2 Semester 1 [E]05
Spanish Beginners Level 2 Semester 1 [E]05
Spanish Post-Leaving Certificate Level 2 Semester 1 [E]05
Business Management 1 [E]05

Semester 4

TitleCredits
Management Accounting 205
Advanced Business Technology 05
Administrative Office Management05
Intermediate Computer and Text Processing 205
Business Law 205
European Union Policies and Institutions [E]05
French Beginners Level 2 Semester 2  [E]05
German Beginners Level 2 Semester 2  [E]05
German Post Leaving Cert Level 2 Semester 2 [E]05
French Post Leaving Cert Level 2 Semester 2 [E]05
Spanish Beginners Level 2 Semester 2 [E]05
Spanish Post-Leaving Certificate Level 2 Semester 2 [E]05
Business Management 2 [E]05

Semester 5

TitleCredits
Advanced Computer and Text Processing05
Introduction to Financial Management05
Business Computer Applications05
People Management 105
Principles of Microeconomics05
Project Management [E]05
French Beginners Level 3 Semester 1  [E]05
French Post Leaving Cert Level 3 Semester 1 [E]05
German Beginners Level 3 Semester 1  [E]05
German Post Leaving Cert level 3 Semester 1 [E]05
Spanish Beginners Level 3 Semester 1 [E]05
Spanish Post-Leaving Certificate Level 3 Semester 1 [E]05
European Affairs: Lobbying and Representation in the EU [E]05

Semester 6

TitleCredits
Business Semester Abroad [E]30
Selling  [E]05
French Beginners Level 3 Semester 2  [E]05
French Post Leaving Cert Level 3 Semester 2  [E]05
German Beginners Level 3 Semester 2  [E]05
German Post Leaving Cert Level 3 Semester 2  [E]05
Spanish Beginners Level 3 Semester 2 [E]05
Spanish Post-Leaving Certificate Level 3 Semester 2 [E]05
People Management 2 [E]05
Digital Business Communication  [E]05
International Affairs [E]05
Advanced Accounting and Payroll Software [E]05
Communications & Customer Care Management [E]05
Work Placement - Bachelor Business Administration  [E]05

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