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.

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

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

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 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.

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.