Business graduate Lisa McGrath speaks about her her time studying at WIT as well as the opportunities that were available to her following her degree
"I am currently living and working in Nantes, France as a Global Brand Ambassador for Jameson Irish Whiskey. I feel that the course at WIT prepared me well for this opportunity. I really enjoyed my course and getting the chance to study a wide range of Business subjects before specialising in Year 3 meant that I had a great insight into what area of Business I would like to pursue.
I personally think that having a smaller class size at WIT when compared to the likes of Cork or Dublin ensured that you got to know your lecturers on a personal level and you didn't just become a face in the crowd. This allowed for a more coherent and in depth learning opportunity overall as it humanised the lecturers and made them more approachable outside of class. If you ever had any difficulties, you could go to their office and see them. I felt that they were very supportive throughout my four years and answered any questions that I had.
There are many opportunities for recognition of students' abilities at WIT and in my 2nd year I was very fortunate to be awarded the 2013 John Hume Scholarship, an accolade that is awarded to one business student each year. I also had the opportunity to study abroad in Montpellier for a semester which I could not recommend highly enough!
In my 3rd year I specialised in Economics and Finance with French. I will be staying with the Jameson graduate programme for the next 3 years and after this time I would really like to further my career within the field of Economics and I feel that WIT has prepared me personally and professionally for this path."
The Bachelor of Business is a four-year level 8 course gives the student a broad discipline of knowledge regarding business and students can expect to study the following in depth; statistics, microeconomics, financial accounting and have the opportunity to study a language.
While studying the Bachelor of Business, students have the opportunity to apply for a number of scholarships and awards, including the John Hume Scholarship, the Granville Hotel marketing student of the year award and the Irish Tax Institute for Taxation award.
Having completed the degree, students will also face exemptions from Professional Bodies such as; Examinations F1, F2, and F3 of the professional examinations of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Examinations C01 to C05 inclusive of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).
Numerous follow on study options at WIT are available to graduates of the Bachelor of Business (Hons) including a Master of Business and a Master by Research.