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Code
WD003
Cao points
AQA - 601
Level
6
Campus
Cork Road
Duration
2 years
Credits
120 ECTS
Study Abroad
Yes
International Applications
Accepted
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The Higher Certificate in Business offers a wide range of business-related subjects including Accounting, Economics, Management, Marketing and Human Resource Management. A course in Business Studies provides students with the essential skills and practical knowledge required to facilitate success in any business situation.

The Higher Certificate in Business Studies is a flexible two year course culminating in a widely recognised and highly regarded qualification. On successful completion of this course, students will have gained relevant business skills that they can apply in their future career. They will have deepened their understanding of how business operates.

Special Features

The applied nature of the teaching affords you the opportunity to put your learning into practice.This is done through the use of case studies from real businesses and through the examination of real business problems.

Completion of this course entitles students to the following professional body exemptions

Examinations F1, F2, and F3 of the professional examinations of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

Examinations C01 to C05 inclusive of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

Year 1
Semester 1Semester 2
Communication Skills 1Communication Skills 2
Communications and Technology 1Communications and Technology 2
Fundamentals of Accounting 1Fundamentals of Accounting 2
Introductory Microeconomics 1Introduction to Macroeconomics 1
Management Introduction to Organisational Behaviour
Maths for BusinessStatistics for Business
Year 2
Semester 3Semester 4
Enterprise SkillsHuman Resource Management in Practice
Fundamentals of MarketingIntroductory Macroeconomics 2
Introduction to Human Resource Management Spreadsheets and Databases
Introductory Microeconomics 2Management Accounting 2
Law 1Marketing Mix Decisions
Management Accounting 1Choose one of the following electives:
* Employability Skills
*Law 2
* = Elective

Leaving Cert: Minimum entry requirements for the Higher Certificate in Business

5 subjects: O6/H7
English or Irish: O6/H7
Mathematics: O6/H7

 

Advanced and Equivalent Entry for the Higher Certificate in Business:

 

Graduates of the Higher Certificate in Business will find work in:

  • Trainee management.

  • Junior management in any of the main business functions and across all industry and services sectors.

  • The qualification also allows students to progress to other academic courses.

Follow on Study for Graduates of the Higher Certificate in Business

Graduates with a Higher Certificate in Business can transfer to all degree courses in the School of Business at WIT including, Bachelor of Business (Honours), Bachelor of Business (Ordinary), BA (Hons) in Accounting, BSc in Retail Management and International Financial Services.

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