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Code
BBUSI
Delivery
Flexible
Level
6
Campus
Cork Road
Duration
2 years
Credits
120 ECTS
Next Intake
September 2022
Application Status
Opens June for Sept start
Fees
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The Higher Certificate in Business (HCBS) is a two-year part-time certificate programme designed to help students build a broad range of practical business skills across the main business functional areas - including Accounting; Economics; Law; HRM, Management and Marketing.  Successful completion of the HCBS will also see students greatly enghance their 'soft skills' such as interpersonal communications and self-motivation - these skills are greatly prized by today's employers.

The Higher Certificate in Business is recognised as a Major Award on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications. As such earning the Higher Cert will serve in itself as a foundation to a business career - and also open the door to a broad range of further academic progression opportunities. Having completed the HCBS the graduate will have in-depth experience of a range of Business specialisms and thereby better able to chose the specialist area that they might wish to pursue as a career.

Teaching and Learning Model 

The HCBS ACCS programme is delivered in a flexible blended mode with weeks 1,6 and 12 of each 12-week semester delivered on site in SETU and the remaining weeks delivered online.
Please note that while there are 5 or 6 modules listed per semester (depending on the semester), it is possible to take fewer modules per semester and complete the programme over a longer time frame.
 

Assessment

Assessment is a combination of exams and continuous assessments.

Delivery

The HCBS ACCS programme is delivered in a flexible blended mode with weeks 1,6 and 12 of each 12-week semester delivered on site in SETU and the remaining weeks delivered online.
Please note that while there are 5 or 6 modules listed per semester (depending on the semester), it is possible to take fewer modules per semester and complete the programme over a longer time frame.
 

Year 1
Semester 1Semester 2
Personal, Professional and Academic Skills 1Personal, Professional and Academic Skills 2
ManagementIntroduction to Organisational Behaviour
Introduction to Microeconomics 1Introduction to Macroeconomics 1
Maths for BusinessStatistics for Business
Fundamentals of Accounting 1Fundamentals of Accounting 2
Year 2
Semester 3Semester 4
Fundamentals of MarketingMarketing Mix Decisions
An Introduction to HRMHRM in Practice
Law 1Law 2
Management Accounting 1Management Accounting 2
Introductory to Microeconomics 2Introductory Macroeconomics 2
Enterprise SkillsICT for Business

Leaving Certificate or equivalent for mature student.  

Graduates of the Higher Certificate in Business can gain employment in trainee management and junior management positions in any of the main business functions and across all industry and services sectors.

The qualification also allows students to progress to other academic programmes including all degree courses in the School of Business at WIT in particular the Bachelor of Business (Hons) Level 8. Students progressing to Year 3 of the Bachelor of Business (Hons) Level 8 must achieve a Merit 2 or above in the Higher Certificate in Business. Please check the entry requirements for all other Level 8 programmes.

The HCBS programme currently carries exemptions from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). 

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Ailish
Administrator
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Ailish Counihan
Ms. Ailish Counihan
B.Comm, M.Sc., ACMA - Lecturer in Accounting
Tel: 51302013 [email protected]
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Tel: 051302040 [email protected]

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