Bachelor of Business

  • NFQ Level 7
  • Points Required 223*
  • Course Code SG536
  • Award Ordinary Bachelor Degree Abinitio
  • Duration 3

Course Summary


This is a three year degree that produces graduates with a blend of business-related knowledge and skills. Students will be equipped with knowledge in core business areas. Individual and group projects are an integral part of the programme which develop skills required for business such as analysis, team work, presentation and professional business skills.

This degree will position the student for jobs at graduate entry level in business or the option to continue their studies in a broad range of business disciplines. Note that language study is available as an elective choice.

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

We provide a focus on business, management, human resources, and finance skills. Students learn about enterprise development and understand how to maximise the use of IT for business effectiveness. Students are given a foundation in theoretical principles and are involved in a wide range of practical exercises. Individual and group projects are an integral part of the programme. Guest speakers provide students with an understanding of business practice in a variety of organisational settings.

YEAR ONE

Students will be equipped with knowledge on core business areas such as Accounting Principles, Business Management, Marketing Principles, Business Mathematics, Information Technology Skills and Understanding the Dynamics of an Organisation.

YEAR TWO

In second year, students study core business areas at a more advanced level, with modules and practicals 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 Enterprise Development.

YEAR THREE

Students study more advanced business topics in the management area, with a focus on Operations, Human Resources Management and Marketing and Finance. 

Entry Requirements

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

Career Opportunities

Graduates with this broad-based business qualification will be capable of making a positive contribution to the business activities of any organisation whether in the public, private or non-profit sector.

This degree positions graduates for jobs at entry level or for further study in a broad range of business disciplines. Career options include: sales, management, human resources, marketing, finance and accounting.

Further Study

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

We also offer have a range of Postgraduate options here at IT Sligo for graduates of Level 8 degrees Postgraduate options at IT Sligo

Testimonials

"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

Did you know?

We also offer Business at Level 8 and Level 6 - Bachelor of Business (Hons) and Higher Certificate in Business

Choosing all 3 levels on your CAO increases your chance of an offer on these highly sought after programmes.

You can use this programme as part of the ladder system to progress to an honours degree. Students who come through the ladder system end up with the exact same degree as those who start on the level 8 programme and the the duration is the same.

Guest speakers are a regular feature on our business programmes who help provide our students with an understanding of business practice in a variety of organisational settings and tackle the most up to date trends and challenges facing businesses today.

Students can choose from a number of different electives depending on where their interests lie.

A mixture of theoretical principles and practical exercises are incorporated into this programme.

Alumni

“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."

Emma Gilroy, Bachelor of Business (Hons) graduate and Global Head of Customer Operations, Adroll Group, New York

Course Format

Semester 1

TitleCredits
Financial Accounting 105
Introduction to Business Technology05
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
German Beginners Level 1 Semester 1 [E]05
German 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
Organisational Behaviour 1 [E]05
Politics for Business Students - Change and Transformation in Modern Ireland [E]05

Semester 2

TitleCredits
Financial Accounting 205
Intermediate Business Technology05
Teamwork and Creativity05
Business Mathematics 205
Introduction to Marketing 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
Digital Marketing05
Management Accounting 105
Introductory Microeconomics05
Business Law 105
Marketing Research and Customer Care05
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 English 1 [E]05
Business Management 1 [E]05

Semester 4

TitleCredits
Management Accounting 205
Advanced Business Technology 05
Introductory Macroeconomics for Business 05
Enterprise Development 05
Business Law 205
European Union Policies and Institutions [E]05
French Beginners Level 2 Semester 2  [E]05
French Post Leaving Cert Level 2 Semester 2 [E]05
German Beginners Level 2 Semester 2  [E]05
German 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 English 2 [E]05
Business Management 2 [E]05

Semester 5

TitleCredits
International Marketing 05
Introduction to Financial Management05
Human Resource Management (Resourcing and Development)05
Operations Management 105
Contemporary Management 105
Business Computer Applications [E]05
European Affairs: Lobbying and Representation in the EU [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

Semester 6

TitleCredits
Marketing Communications and Sales 05
Applied Finance05
Human Resource Management (Relations and Performance)05
Operations Management 205
Contemporary Management 205
Business Information Systems [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
International Affairs [E]05

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