Bachelor of Business in Business

  • NFQ Level 7
  • Points Required 234*
  • Course Code AU800
  • Award Ordinary Bachelor Degree Abinitio
  • Duration 3

Course Summary


This three-year degree produces graduates with a blend of business-related knowledge and skills. Graduates are 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 students for jobs at graduate entry level in business or the option to continue their studies in a broad range of business disciplines. 

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.

Our lecturers not only have the academic knowledge but also the industry experience to provide our students with a deep understanding of business practice across various industries and organisations. They tackle, together with guest speakers from industry, the most up-to-date trends and challenges facing businesses today. Work placement takes place in the final semester of this degree. This allows students to put the theory learnt into a real-world setting.

Students can choose from a number of different electives depending on where their interests lie. Visit the course format tab to view the subjects on offer. Subjects marked with an [E] are elective options. Students also have the option to study French, German or Spanish as part of their elective choices.

Please note that modules may change for your year of entry. The exact modules available and their order may vary depending on student demand and course updates.

YEAR 1

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

YEAR 2

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 3

Students study more advanced business topics in the management area, with a focus on Operations, Human Resources Management and Marketing and Finance. Work placement takes place in semester two of Year 3.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for CAO courses at ATU 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

Level 7 graduates may progress to Year 4 of AU900 Bachelor of Business (Honours) and complete one more year to graduate with an honours degree.

Level 8 graduates may progress to a range of Level 9 and Level 10 postgraduate studies in ATU Sligo or in other third level institutions.

Postgraduate options in ATU Sligo

Level 8 graduates may also pursue a Professional Master of Education (PME) in order to become a secondary school teacher of business.

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 and HR & Recruitment Specialist at ICE Group

“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 and Digital Marketing Coordinator at Collins McNicholas

Did you know?

We also offer this programme at Level 8 - AU900 Bachelor of Business (Honours) and Level 6 - AU600 Higher Certificate in Business By choosing all three levels on a CAO application, students increase their chances of an offer on these highly sought after programmes.

Work placement takes place in the final semester of this degree. This allows students to put the theory learnt into a real-world setting.

Individual and group projects are an integral part of the programme which develop skills required for business, such as analysis, teamwork, presentation and professional business skills.

Guest speakers are a regular feature on our business programmes. They 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. Visit the course format tab to view the subjects on offer. Subjects marked with an [E] are elective options.

Students also have the option to study French, German or Spanish as part of their elective choices.

Graduates of the Level 7 degree can use the ladder system to progress to a Level 8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) degree at Atlantic Technological University or in other higher education institutions.

Students who come through the ladder system can end up with the exact same degree as those who start on the Level 8 Business degree. The duration is the same. Applicants are encouraged to put down all three levels on their CAO application to be sure of a place on these highly sought-after programmes.

Alumni

“I believe the wide range of business modules covered, practical project research, team-work and work experience gained during my time at ATU 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 this degree."

Emma Gilroy, Bachelor of Business (Hons) graduate and Senior Director, Global Customer Operations at AdRoll & EMEA Site Lead

Programme Fees

Course Format

Semester 1

TitleCredits
Business Mathematics 105
Financial Accounting 105
Introduction to Business Technology05
Personal Learning and Development05
Introduction to Management05
Introduction to Marketing05
Organisational Behaviour 1 (Understanding Individual Behaviour in Organisations) [E]05
Politics for Business Students - Change and Transformation in Modern Ireland [E]05
German Language, Culture and Contemporary Media 1.1 [E]05
French Language, Culture and Contemporary Media 1.1  [E]05
Spanish Language, Culture and Contemporary Media 1.1  [E]05

Semester 2

TitleCredits
Business Mathematics 205
Financial Accounting 205
Intermediate Business Technology05
Teambuilding and Communication Skills05
Organisational Behaviour 2 (The Dynamics of Teams and Organisations) [E]05
Irish Business Environment [E]05
German Language, Culture and Contemporary Media 1.2 [E]05
French Language, Culture and Contemporary Media 1.2  [E]05
Spanish Language, Culture and Contemporary Media 1.2 [E]05

Semester 3

TitleCredits
Digital Marketing05
Introductory Microeconomics05
Business Law 105
Business Management 105
Marketing Research and Customer Care [E]05
European Business Environment [E]05
German Language, Culture and Contemporary Media 2.1 [E]05
French Language, Culture and Contemporary Media 2.1  [E]05
Spanish Language, Culture and Contemporary Media 2.1 [E]05

Semester 4

TitleCredits
Management Accounting 105
Management Accounting 205
Advanced Business Technology 05
Introductory Macroeconomics for Business 05
Business Law 205
Enterprise Development 05
European Union Policies and Institutions [E]05
Business Management 2 [E]05
German Language, Culture and Contemporary Media 2.2 [E]05
French Language, Culture & Contemporary Media 2.2  [E]05
Spanish Language, Culture and Contemporary Media 2.2 [E]05

Semester 5

TitleCredits
International Marketing 05
Introduction to Financial Management05
Human Resource Management (Resourcing and Development)05
Operations Management 105
Contemporary Management 05
Business Computer Applications [E]05
Innovative Technologies and Applications [E]05
European Affairs: Lobbying and Representation in the EU [E]05
German Language, Culture and Contemporary Media 3.1 [E]05
French Language, Culture and Contemporary Media 3.1  [E]05
Spanish Language, Culture and Contemporary Media 3.1 [E]05

Semester 6

TitleCredits
Marketing Communications and Sales 05
Applied Finance05
Human Resource Management (Relations and Performance)05
Operations Management 205
Work Placement10

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