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.
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. Graduates from the Higher Certificate in Business can transfer to degree courses in the School of Business at SETU Waterford including Bachelor of Business (Hons), Bachelor of Business, BA (Hons) in Accounting, BA (Hons) in Marketing and digital Media and BA (Hons) International Business.
Completion of this course entitles students to the following professional body exemptions
Examinations F1 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).
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Personal, Professional and Academic Skills 1||Statistics for Business|
|Maths for Business||Personal, Professional and Academic Skills 2|
|Fundamentals of Accounting 1||Fundamentals of Accounting 2|
|Introductory Microeconomics 1||Introduction to Macroeconomics 1|
|Management||Introduction to Organisational Behaviour|
|Semester 3||Semester 4|
|Enterprise Skills||Human Resource Management in Practice|
|Fundamentals of Marketing||Introductory Macroeconomics 2|
|Introduction to Human Resource Management||Spreadsheets and Databases|
|Introductory Microeconomics 2||Management Accounting 2|
|Law 1||Marketing Mix Decisions|
|Management Accounting 1||Choose one of the following electives:|
|* Employability Skills|
|* = Elective|
5 subjects: O6/H7
English or Irish: O6/H7
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.
Graduates with a Higher Certificate in Business can transfer to all degree courses in the School of Business at SETU Waterford including, Bachelor of Business (Honours), Bachelor of Business (Ordinary), BA (Hons) in Accounting, BSc in Retail Management and International Financial Services.