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 honours degree in Business 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.
Communication is an extremely important aspect to any business, and with our marketing and computer applications modules, students will learn how to effectively promote their business and engage with their community.
The first year focuses on providing the student with foundation knowledge in core business areas, including Accounting Principles, Business Management, Marketing Strategy, Business Mathematics, Information Technology Skills and Understanding the Dynamics of an Organisation.
Student knowledge and understanding of key business elements is broadened with the introduction of Business Law, Economics, Management Accounting and Enterprise Development.
In third year, students have the option of either undertaking a work placement or a semester abroad.
In the final year, students take one of the specialist streams in Finance, Marketing or HRM. Students’ analytical and research skills are enhanced by completing a research dissertation, which allows a valuable opportunity to explore an area of interest in more detail.
This programme also 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).
"I decided to study Business as throughout secondary school, business was one of my favourite subjects, I understood it. It just came naturally to me. I knew my future was in the business world - I just didn’t know whether that was in Finance, HR or Marketing. Therefore, this course was the right fit for me. I got to study all of them and find out for myself which area suited me best."
Sinead Malaniff, Bachelor of Business (Hons) graduate
“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.”
Leanne Moran, Bachelor of Business (Hons) graduate
Did you know?
In the final year, students take one of the specialist streams - choosing between Finance, Marketing or HRM.
A final year research dissertation, allows students a valuable opportunity to explore an area of interest in more detail.
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.
Level 8 graduates are eligible to sit the Marketing Institute Graduate entry examination to acquire a professional marketing accreditation (MMII Grad).
Choosing all 3 levels on your CAO increases your chance of an offer on these highly sought after programmes.
This programme has an exit/embedded award after two years.
“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. Work placement allowed me gain extra knowledge that I could apply to my studies, and helped me decide what area of business I wanted to pursue my career in.
I could clearly illustrate my understanding and knowledge of real business challenges coming fresh out the door from IT Sligo."
Emma Gilroy, Bachelor of Business (Hons) graduate and Global Head of ustomer Operations, Adroll Group, New York
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