Business, Education & Social Sciences
Business (Clonmel) - BBs (Honours)
Put simply, business really matters in the current challenging global economy. The role of business is to enable commerce and to make the world a better place for all – by creating well-being, wealth, jobs, prosperity and choices. Our Honours Degree in Business provides students with the depth and breadth of knowledge and skills to work effectively at operational and management level within a business environment in the public or private sector or as a self-employed individual. Throughout the programme, students gain a strong theoretical and practical knowledge of various subjects across the business domain including economics, finance, management, marketing and information systems. Coupled with an opportunity to undertake work experience in a real-work situation at the end of their second year means that, on graduation, our students are equipped with the necessary core knowledge and skills to contribute immediately and effectively to any organisation.
Leaving Certificate: A minimum of 2 Honours and 4 Passes in six Leaving Certificate subjects, including Mathematics and English/Irish.
FETAC: A full FETAC Level 5 award, including a distinction grade in at least three modules or a FETAC Level 6 award.
Mature: Refer to the admissions section.
Business Maths, Business Statistics, Interpersonal Communication, Management Principles, Organisational Studies, Marketing Principles, Marketing Practice, Fundamental Accounting, Accounting Principles, Communication Methods, Business Applications, Sociology(elective), Language and Culture I and II (French, German or Irish – elective).
Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Career Planning and Skills, Work Placement, Professional and Personal Development, Project Management, Operations Management, Accounting for Costs, Accounting for Management Control, Management Information Systems, Language and Culture III and IV (French, German or Irish – elective) Selling and Sales Management(elective), Buyer Behaviour(elective).
Business Law, Entrepreneurship, Commercial and Company Law, Venture Management, Human Resource Management, Organisational Behaviour, Principles of Tax, Company Financial Reporting, e-Commerce, e-CRM, Language and Culture V and VI (French, German or Irish – elective), Services Marketing (elective), Brand Management (elective).
Supply Chain Management Fundamentals, Strategic Management Concepts and Practice, Strategic Marketing Concepts and Practice, Principles of Financial Management, Corporate Financial Management, Research Project, Information Systems Management, Strategic Information Systems Planning, Language and Culture VII and VIII (French, German or Irish – elective), Marketing Information Theory (elective), Marketing Information Analysis (elective).
Class Contact Hours:
Year 1: 24 hours per week.
Years 2, 3, 4: 18 hours per week.
Top 3 Reasons to Choose:
1 Our Business programmes educate students in a broad range of business principles and functions, thus providing a solid understanding of the modern business world and a breadth of knowledge and skills required for employment in many working environments.
2 Business is a common denominator in all discussions on future growth areas from accounting and business services to innovation, entrepreneurship and international trade, as well as the business functions that contribute to the pharmaceutical, healthcare, ICT and environmental sectors. Business graduates will have a key role to play in Ireland’s recovery and future development.
3 Our Business students have an opportunity to ‘put the theory into practice’ by undertaking a valuable work placement module at the end of second year. This practical approach to learning ensures that on graduation, in addition to academic and technical capabilities, students have developed a real understanding of the world of business.
The Bachelor of Business (Honours) Degree enables students to progress to a career within a wide and diverse range of industries where a sound knowledge of relevant business and specialist disciplines such as marketing, finance and information technology is seen as an asset.
The programme will also equip graduates who wish to advance to postgraduate level studies in more specialised business areas. This programme is also recognised by the Teaching Council for the purposes of registration as a Post Primary Teacher of Business, Accounting and Economics. Students are therefore eligible to apply for the Postgraduate Diploma in Education.
Did You Know?
Graduates of our Business programmes are working in areas as diverse as Second level Teaching, Advertising, Human Resources and as self-employed business people. The broad nature of the Business degree programmes gives students numerous career opportunities on graduation.
For Further Information Contact:
Head of Department:
Ms Moya Breen, ACMA, MBS
Head of School:
Mr Colin McLean BSc (Hons), TQ, PGCert Man, PGDip Ed Tech, MTech