The Higher Certificate in Business is a two year flexible part-time programme which offers the candidate a qualification in general business culminating in a widely recognised and highly regarded award. Once the graduate completes the qualification, he or she will have a general understanding of how business organisations work in the public and private sector. This will position the graduate ideally to enter the workforce or continue with further studies.
This is a two year four semester part time programme. Learners on this programme are part time and often in day time employment.
Students currently study a set range of subjects with no electives. The student will be introduced to the core functions of business management such as accounting, management, marketing, entrepreneurship, human resource management, information technology and SME (Small and Medium Enterprise) development.
Key Course Information
The Higher Certificate in Business is a two year part-time programme which provides students with a widely recognised and highly regarded award in business. On completion of this programme graduates will have a general understanding of how business organisations work in the public and private sector and will be ideally positioned to enter the workforce or continue with further studies.
Students will acquire broad business skills that will enable them to obtain employment across a wide range of business environments, at administrative or junior entry level, or improve their work skills.
This two year programme which will be delivered on-line will not require attendance at the institute. Students will be introduced to the core functions of business management
Important: please note that this programme is designed to allow new students to enter every year. This means that modules are delivered every second year. Most students complete the programme within the 2-year timeframe. However, if you need to defer part of the course, you will not be able to take the module(s) again until it is running in the designated year. For example, modules running in 2019/20 will not run again until 2021/22.
Application Closing Date : 31st August 2021
Applicants under 23 require five Leaving Certificate subjects (or equivalent) at grade D including Mathematics and English or Irish. Applicants over 23 will be considered on prior relevant experience and/or motivation for taking the programme.
Learners will acquire the broad business skills that will enable them to obtain employment across a wide range of business environments at administrative or junior entry level or improve their work skills. This very well established part time programme has been a stepping stone for many students entering the business world. Some are now working in the manufacturing, retail and in public service. Some past graduates set up highly successful businesses.
Some past graduates, after attaining a higher certificate proceed to pass degree and then to honours degree level. There is a clear pathway once you complete this qualification to move to the Bachelor of Business - Pass (one year full or part time) and then the Bachelor of Business - Honours (one year full time or two years part time).
Total Programme Fees:
Fees per annum:
Per 10 credit module:
Per 5 credit module:
|Personal Effectiveness & Employability||10|
|Introduction to Business (Mangement and marketing)||10|
|Introduction to Economics||10|
|Introduction to Financial Accounting||10|
|Computer Applications 1||10|
|Computer Application 2||10|