This course is designed to ensure you have the capabilities and skills for the current dynamic and challenging business environment. Students study core business areas throughout their studies before choosing their specialist stream in Year Four. Students choose between Finance, Marketing or Human Resource Management in their final year. This offers students the flexibility to explore the various aspects of business before committing to a specialisation.
It is no longer enough to provide goods and services to the market; businesses today must ensure they provide top class customer service, work within an increasingly regulated environment and within a socially responsible framework. This course will enable you to meet these challenges head on.
An attractive feature of our course is a five-month work placement in the third year (April–August). This placement gives you the opportunity to experience the world of business and allows you to develop practical skills that you will be able to use in your future career. Students have the option to undertake this work placement or period of study abroad, as part of the Erasmus+ programme, should they choose to do so.
This programme has an exit/embedded award after two years.
Entry requirements for CAO courses at IT 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.
The job opportunities are endless from this excellent business degree within all industries and sectors of employment across the world.
Graduates may advance to postgraduate study within IT Sligo or other Higher Education Institutions. They may also choose to pursue a Professional Masters of Education (PME) in teacher training for second level business teaching, or study for professional qualifications in accounting or marketing.
Successful graduates from this programme are eligible to sit the Marketing Institute Graduate entry examination to acquire a professional marketing
accreditation (MMII Grad).
LEANNE - Graduated 2020
“I picked this business course because it would not confine me to one particular role. I loved the variety of modules and opportunities it gave me. Put your name forward for a class rep - it’s a great way to get to know your class and get involved. Student life is great in Sligo.”
EMMA - Graduated 2010
GLOBAL HEAD OF CUSTOMER OPERATIONS, ADROLL GROUP, NEW YORK
““I believe the wide range of business modules covered, practical project research, team-work and work experience gained during my time at IT Sligo gave me an advantage in progressing my career. My month work placement allowed me gain extra knowledge that I could apply to my course, and helped me decide what area of business I wanted to pursue my career in. ”
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Students on this business programme can study or take work placement abroad. This allows the student to gain first-hand experience in an international environment, working with different cultures and languages and explore a new way of life.
[E] = Elective Module. Modules subject to availability.