Welcome to the
Faculty of Business & Social Sciences

Welcome to the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences at ATU Sligo. There is a high demand for Business and Social Science graduates in today's dynamic world. Qualifications in these areas open doors due to the broad range of valuable transferable skills. Graduates of our Faculty are highly sought after, working at the highest levels across a wide range of industries and sectors both nationally and internationally.

EXPERTS IN THE FIELD

We have 130 teaching staff and 2,000 students

MODERN LEARNING

The Faculty building has been renovated recently to a modern finish

EXTERNAL ENGAGEMENT

Work placements as part of the course work

Within this Faculty, we have three departments

Course name NFQ Graduate
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Insurance Practice (General)Level 8Undergraduate
Higher Certificate in Business in Business Studies (Online)Level 6Online
MSc in Marketing (3 years Part-time Online)Level 9Online
MSc in Marketing (1 year Full-time Online)Level 9Online
Postgraduate Certificate in Strategic People Management (Online)Level 9Postgraduate
Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic People Management (Online)Level 9Online
Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Digital Business (Online)Level 9Online
Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Business (Online)Level 9Online
Postgraduate Certificate in Financial Management & Sustainability (Online)Level 9Postgraduate
Master of Science in Digital Business (Online)Level 9Online
Master of Science in Strategic People Management (Online)Level 9Online
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business and IrishLevel 8Undergraduate
Bachelor of Business (Honours) in MarketingLevel 8Undergraduate
Bachelor of Business in MarketingLevel 7Undergraduate
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Law and BusinessLevel 8Undergraduate
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business and ICTLevel 8Undergraduate
Bachelor of Business (Honours) in General (Add-on)Level 8Add On / Direct Application
Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Finance and Investment (Add-on)Level 8Add On / Direct Application
Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Human Resource Management (Add-on)Level 8Add On / Direct Application
Bachelor of Business (Hons) (Online)Level 8Online
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in AccountingLevel 8Undergraduate
Bachelor of Business (Honours) in BusinessLevel 8Undergraduate
Bachelor of Business in BusinessLevel 7Undergraduate
Higher Certificate in Business in Business StudiesLevel 6Undergraduate
Bachelor of Business in Management Applications (Online)Level 7Online
Staff NamePositionDepartment
Armstrong, Colette Jt Lecturer Business
Armstrong, Mrs Colette Jt Lecturer 1 Business
Barrett, Dr Michael Jt Head Of School Of Business & Soc Sci Business
Barrett, Michael Jt Head Of School Of Business & Soc Sci Business
Barry, Mrs Geraldine Jt Assistant Lecturer Business
Barry, Mrs Geraldine Jt Part-Time Assistant Lecturer Business
Bartlett, Ms Angela Jt Lecturer Business
Bartlett, Angela Jt Lecturer Business
Caslin, Ms Clodagh Jt Lecturer Business
Caslin, Clodagh Jt Lecturer Business
Coyle, Ms Diolinda Jt Lecturer Business
Coyle, Ms Diolinda Jt Lecturer Business
Coyne, Mr Bryan Jt Assistant Lecturer Business
Coyne, Mr Bryan Jt Assistant Lecturer Business
Flavin, Mrs Beatrice Jt Lecturer Business
Flavin, Mrs Beatrice Jt Lecturer Business
Gaynor, John Jt Lecturer Business
Gaynor, Mr John Jt Lecturer Business
Gorman, Mrs Geraldine Jt Part-Time Assistant Lecturer Business
Grady, Helen Jt Lecturer Business
Grady, Ms Helen Jt Lecturer Business
Howard, Mr Kieran Jt Business Data Analyst Business
Keane, Marie Alice Jt Lecturer Business
Keane, Ms Marie Alice Jt Lecturer Business
Lang, Mr Andrew CLERICAL OFFICER Business
Leonard, Ms Susan Jt Lecturer Business
Leonard, Susan Jt Lecturer Business
Lowe, Denise Jt Lecturer Business
Lowe, Ms Denise Jt Lecturer Business
Lyons, Riona Jt Lecturer Business
Lyons, Ms Riona Jt Lecturer Business
Mangan, Ms Aquilina Jt Part-Time Assistant Lecturer Business
McCann, Mairead Jt Lecturer Business
McCann, Ms Mairead Jt Lecturer Business
McManus, Karen Jt Lecturer Business
McManus, Ms Karen Jt Lecturer Business
McNamara, Mr John LECTURER Business
McNulty, Caroline Jt Lecturer Business
McNulty, Ms Caroline Jt Lecturer 1 Business
McTaggart, Ms Valerie Jt Head Of Dept Of Business Business
McTaggart, Valerie Jt Head Of Dept Of Social Sciences Business
McWeeney, Mr Paul Jt Lecturer Business
McWeeney, Mr Paul Jt Lecturer Business
Moran, Ms Marie Jt Head Of Dept Of Business Business
Moran, Marie Jt Head Of Dept Of Business Business
Murphy, Ms Lorraine Jt Assistant Lecturer Business
Murphy, Lorraine Jt Assistant Lecturer Business
O'Connor, Dr Siobhain Jt Lecturer Business
O'Connor, Ms Siobhain Jt Lecturer Business
O'Kelly, Cathy Jt Lecturer Business
O'Kelly, Ms Cathy Jt Lecturer Business
O'Murchu, Mr Cillian Jt Lecturer Business
O'Murchu, Cillian Jt Lecturer Business
Reynolds, Mr Gary Jt Lecturer Business
Reynolds, Gary Jt Lecturer Business
Scanlon, Ms Maria Jt Lecturer Business
Scanlon, Maria Jt Lecturer Business
Share, Dr Perry CUA PROGRAMME MANAGER Business
Treacy, Mr James Jt Sl1(T) Business
Treacy, James Jt Sl1(T) Business

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Course name NFQ Graduate
Master of Science in Sustainable Tourism & Event Management (Online)Level 9Online
Certificate in Business in Sustainable Tourism & Event Management (Online)Level 9Online
Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Tourism & Event Management (Online)Level 9Online
Certificate in Business in Sustainable Tourism & Event Measuring and Monitoring (Online)Level 9Online
MSc in Marketing (3 years Part-time Online)Level 9Online
MSc in Marketing (2 years Part-time Online)Level 9Online
Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing (Online)Level 9Online
Postgraduate Certificate in Digital Marketing (Online)Level 9Postgraduate
Postgraduate Certificate in Marketing (Online)Level 9Online
Certificate in Digital Marketing Practice (Online)Level 6Springboard+
Bachelor of Business (Honours) in MarketingLevel 8Undergraduate
Bachelor of Business in MarketingLevel 7Undergraduate
BB(Hons) in Business in Tourism with Event Management (Add-On)Level 8Add On / Direct Application
Certificate in Social Media Marketing (Online)Level 6Online
Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Sport with BusinessLevel 8Undergraduate
Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Tourism and Event ManagementLevel 8Undergraduate
Bachelor of Business in International Tourism and Event ManagementLevel 7Undergraduate
Bachelor of Business in Applied Sport with BusinessLevel 7Undergraduate
Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business with Marketing (Add on)Level 8Add On / Direct Application
Bachelor of Business in Management Applications (Online)Level 7Online
Staff NamePositionDepartment
Casey, Ms Caroline Jt Lecturer Marketing, Tourism & Sport
Casey, Caroline Jt Lecturer Marketing, Tourism & Sport
Crowe, Clodagh Jt Lecturer Marketing, Tourism & Sport
Crowe, Ms Clodagh Jt Lecturer Marketing, Tourism & Sport
Doherty, Miss Aine Jt Assistant Lecturer Marketing, Tourism & Sport
Dunne, Mrs Lisa Jt Lecturer Marketing, Tourism & Sport
Dunne, Lisa Jt Lecturer Marketing, Tourism & Sport
Gaynor, Mr Roddy Jt Lecturer Marketing, Tourism & Sport
Gaynor, Roddy Jt Lecturer Marketing, Tourism & Sport
Gilmartin, Mary Jt Lecturer Marketing, Tourism & Sport
Gilmartin, Ms Mary Jt Lecturer Marketing, Tourism & Sport
Hanrahan, James Jt Lecturer Marketing, Tourism & Sport
Hanrahan, Dr James Jt Lecturer Marketing, Tourism & Sport
Higgins, Ms Ann Jt Tu Project Manager Marketing, Tourism & Sport
Higgins, Ann Jt Tu Project Manager Marketing, Tourism & Sport
Kelleher, Mr John Jt Head of Dept of Comp & Electronic Eng Marketing, Tourism & Sport
Kelleher, John Jt Head of Dept of Comp & Electronic Eng Marketing, Tourism & Sport
Kelly, Alan Jt Lecturer Marketing, Tourism & Sport
Kelly, Mr Alan Jt Lecturer Marketing, Tourism & Sport
Kelly-lahon, Clare Jt Lecturer Marketing, Tourism & Sport
Kelly-lahon, Dr Clare Jt Lecturer Marketing, Tourism & Sport
Larkin, Kerry Jt Lecturer Marketing, Tourism & Sport
Larkin, Mr Kerry Jt Lecturer Marketing, Tourism & Sport
Lucas, Martine PART-TIME LECTURER Marketing, Tourism & Sport
McCaffrey, Ms Patricia Jt Lecturer Marketing, Tourism & Sport
McCaffrey, Patricia Jt Lecturer Marketing, Tourism & Sport
McGuckin, Ms Mary Jt Lecturer Marketing, Tourism & Sport
McGuckin, Mary Jt Lecturer Marketing, Tourism & Sport
McGuinn, Dr Catherine Jt Lecturer Marketing, Tourism & Sport
McGuinn, Catherine Jt Lecturer Marketing, Tourism & Sport
McKenna, Shirley Jt Lecturer Marketing, Tourism & Sport
McKenna, Ms Shirley Jt Lecturer Marketing, Tourism & Sport
Moran, Dr Carol Jt Lecturer Marketing, Tourism & Sport
Moran, Dr Carol Jt Lecturer Marketing, Tourism & Sport
Morrison, Ms Joan Jt Lecturer Marketing, Tourism & Sport
Morrison, Joan Jt Lecturer Marketing, Tourism & Sport
O'Dea, Ms Siobhan Jt Lecturer Marketing, Tourism & Sport
O'Halloran, Mr David Jt Lecturer Marketing, Tourism & Sport
O'Halloran, David Jt Lecturer Marketing, Tourism & Sport
O'Keeffe, Ms Mary Jt Lecturer Marketing, Tourism & Sport
O'Keeffe, Ms Mary Jt Lecturer Marketing, Tourism & Sport
Ryan, Ms Suzanne Jt Lecturer Marketing, Tourism & Sport
Ryan, Suzanne Jt Lecturer Marketing, Tourism & Sport
Ryder, Paula Jt Lecturer Marketing, Tourism & Sport
Ryder, Ms Paula LECTURER Marketing, Tourism & Sport
Ryder, Ms Paula Jt Lecturer Marketing, Tourism & Sport
Sheehan, Ms Carmel Jt Lecturer Marketing, Tourism & Sport
Sheehan, Carmel Jt Lecturer Marketing, Tourism & Sport
Sweeney, Joanna Jt Lecturer Marketing, Tourism & Sport
Sweeney, Ms Joanna Jt Lecturer Marketing, Tourism & Sport
Walsh, Ms Louise Jt Lecturer Marketing, Tourism & Sport
Walsh, Louise Jt Lecturer Marketing, Tourism & Sport
Walsh, Ms Ruth Jt Lecturer Marketing, Tourism & Sport
Walsh, Ms Ruth Jt Lecturer Marketing, Tourism & Sport
Ward, Ms Emer Jt Sl1(T) Marketing, Tourism & Sport
Ward, Ms Emer Jt Sl1(T) Marketing, Tourism & Sport

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Staff NamePositionDepartment
Banaghan-sesta, Ms Rose Jt Lecturer Social Sciences
Banaghan-sesta, Rose Jt Lecturer Social Sciences
Barrins, Ms Sinead Jt Lecturer Social Sciences
Barrins, Sinead Jt Lecturer Social Sciences
Broderick, Mr Patrick Jt Assistant Lecturer Social Sciences
Broderick, Patrick Jt Assistant Lecturer Social Sciences
Brown, Kate Jt Lecturer Social Sciences
Brown, Ms Kate Jt Lecturer Social Sciences
Byrne, Dr Deirdre Jt Post Doctoral Researcher Social Sciences
Byrne, Dr Deirdre Jt Post Doctoral Researcher Social Sciences
Cameron, Ms Linda ASSISTANT LECTURER Social Sciences
Casserley McCann, Ms Emma Jt Registrar's Office Administrator Social Sciences
Cavaliero, Tamsin Jt Lecturer Social Sciences
Cavaliero, Dr Tamsin Jt Lecturer Social Sciences
Clarke-boyd, Mrs Mary LECTURER Social Sciences
Colleary, Suzanne Jt Lecturer Social Sciences
Colleary, Dr Suzanne Jt Lecturer Social Sciences
Delimata, Dr Natalie Jt Lecturer Social Sciences
Delimata, Natalie Jt Lecturer Social Sciences
Doyle, Martha Jt Lecturer Social Sciences
Doyle, Dr Martha Jt Lecturer Social Sciences
Feeney, Brenda Social Sciences
Fewer-hamilton, Ms Anna Jt Lecturer Social Sciences
Fewer-hamilton, Anna Jt Lecturer Social Sciences
Friel, Fidelma Jt Assistant Staff Officer Social Sciences
Friel, Fidelma CLERICAL OFFICER Social Sciences
Friel, Fidelma Jt Assistant Staff Officer Social Sciences
Gallagher, Dr Niamh Jt Lecturer Social Sciences
Gallagher, Niamh Jt Lecturer Social Sciences
Gillen, Dr Allison (mary Christina) Jt Lecturer Social Sciences
Gillen, Dr Allison (mary Christina) Jt Lecturer Social Sciences
Glynn, Ms Evelyn Jt Assistant Staff Officer Social Sciences
Gursinski, Ms Silvia Jt Part-Time Assistant Lecturer Social Sciences
Hanniffy, Dr Maire Jt Lecturer Social Sciences
Hanniffy, Maire Jt Lecturer Social Sciences
Hegarty, Mr Gerry Jt Student Affairs Manager Social Sciences
Hegarty, Gerry Jt Student Affairs Manager Social Sciences
Johnston, Mrs Deirdre Jt Registrar's Office Administrator Social Sciences
Johnston, Deirdre Jt Academic Affairs Manager Social Sciences
Kane, Dr John Jt Lecturer Social Sciences
Kane, John Jt Lecturer Social Sciences
Mannion, Jess Jt Lecturer Social Sciences
Mannion, Ms Jessica Jt Lecturer Social Sciences
McCaffrey, Ms Deirdre Jt Lecturer Social Sciences
McCaffrey, Ms Deirdre Jt Lecturer Social Sciences
McDonnell, Dr Susan Jt Lecturer Social Sciences
McDonnell, Susan Jt Lecturer Social Sciences
McGloin, Ms Linda Jt Access Officer Social Sciences
McGloin, Ms Linda Jt Access Officer Social Sciences
McGlone, Ms Roisin Jt Assistant Lecturer Social Sciences
McNelis, Mrs Catherine Jt Student Services Officer Social Sciences
McNelis, Catherine Jt Student Services Officer Social Sciences
McTaggart, Breda Jt Head Of School Of Business & Soc Sci Social Sciences
McTaggart, Dr Breda Jt Head Of School Of Business & Soc Sci Social Sciences
Meehan, Bernadette Jt Lecturer Social Sciences
Meehan, Ms Bernadette Jt Lecturer Social Sciences
Mulkeen, Majella Jt Lecturer Social Sciences
Mulkeen, Ms Majella Jt Lecturer Social Sciences
O'Toole, Dr Jacqueline Jt SL II Social Sciences
O'Toole, Dr Jacqueline Jt Lecturer Social Sciences
Pender, John Jt Sl1(T) Social Sciences
Pender, Dr John Jt Sl1(T) Social Sciences
Quinn, Esther Social Sciences
Regan, Ms Sinead Jt Lecturer Social Sciences
Regan, Sinead Jt Lecturer Social Sciences
Rushe, Ms Rosaleen Jt Lecturer Social Sciences
Rushe, Rosaleen Jt Lecturer Social Sciences
Scarbrough, Dr Gwen Jt Lecturer Social Sciences
Scarbrough, Gwen Jt Lecturer Social Sciences
Scott, Ms Deirdre LECTURER Social Sciences
Seddon, Ms Deborah Jt Careers Officer Social Sciences
Seddon, Deborah Jt Careers Officer Social Sciences
Sparks, Dr Chris Jt Lecturer Social Sciences
Taylor, Dr. Leonard Social Sciences
Taylor, Dr Leonard Jt Lecturer Social Sciences
Taylor, Dr Leonard Jt Lecturer Social Sciences
Walsh, Mrs Orla Jt Lecturer Social Sciences
White, Dr Karin Jt Lecturer Social Sciences
White, Dr Karin Jt Lecturer Social Sciences

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Explore Our Programmes

Why Choose Faculty of Business and Social Sciences at ATU Sligo?

We are committed to postgraduate and executive education with master’s programmes in areas such as leadership, social work and marketing and a number of on-line programmes such as Business, Social Sciences and Marketing. We value recognition – some of the professional bodies who accredit our courses are Insurance Institute of Ireland, The Life Insurance Association, Chartered Accountants Ireland, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and Certified Public Accountants.  We won the best business and third level collaboration at the Education Awards in 2018.

MORE THAN A DEGREE

A wide range of programmes are on offer from Level 6 Higher Certificate awards to Level 10 PhD doctorate awards. Many of our programmes provide professional accreditations, professional exam exemptions, additional external qualifications.

RECOGNITION

We won the best business and third level collaboration at the Education Awards in 2018.



STUDY ABROAD

We offer opportunities for our students to study abroad or take a work placement abroad as part of their study. Often funded, students can improve their language, communication and adaptability skills.

Meet Our Students and Graduates

Meet Darragh Devaney BA (Hons) in Accounting

Meet Mary Olive Wanjuru BBs in Marketing & Sales

Andy Moran BBs (Hons) in Sport with Business

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Dr Breda Mc Taggart
Head of School of Business & Social Sciences
 
Having qualified as a nurse, Breda worked in acute frontline healthcare for fifteen years. During this time, she completed a BA (Hons) in Business Studies, a BSc (Hons) Specialist Practice: Teaching, Learning & Management, an MSc (Hons) in Strategic Management a Doctorate in Educations.
In 2006 Breda began her lecturing career in Northern Ireland. She commenced her role as Head of the Department of Social Sciences, ATU Sligo (formerly IT Sligo), in 2014 and took over the post of Head of School of Business and Social Science in October 2021.
Breda has been a member of ATU Sligo`s Planning and Coordination Committee since 2013 and its Chair since 2018.
 
She is the Institute of Technology representative on the Qualifications Advisory Board (QAB) for the Early Learning and Care (ELC) Sector.
 
Breda is research active. Her current research activities are in the field of widening access within education systems, professionalism and leadership practices and inequity in Ireland over time.

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