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Business with Computing - BBs (Hons)

Course Code: LC330


Level

8

Duration

4 Years

Department

Business & Financial Services


CAO Points

328

Course Type

Undergraduate - CAO

Location

Limerick

This Level 8 programme aims to produce graduates who have developed comprehensive analytical and rounded business skills, which blend perfectly to solve business problems using appropriate Computer Software solutions.

The fusion of Business with Computing allows students to achieve maximum learning and self-development. Students will advance their business information technology knowledge,experience and skills through extensive practical assignments and course work.

Computing and Technology are part of just about everything that touches our lives. Gaining a proficiency in the different dimensions of computing and business will provide graduates with the necessary skills to create a stable career. The programme also offers students an opportunity to gain Professional Computing Certification (Microsoft) as part of their studies, as well as a six-month work placement opportunity in Year 3.

What are the entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate

A minimum of 2 H5 & 4 O6/H7 grades in six Leaving Certificate subjects, including Mathematics and English or Irish.

Mature Applicants

Candidates applying as mature applicants may be required to attend an interview and may be requested to take an aptitude test to prove their suitability for a place on this programme.

Who can I contact?

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What modules will I study?

  • Year 1

    Title: Business Law

    Credits: 5

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    To give the learner a general understanding of the legal system and an appreciation of legal terminology. To develop the student's awareness of legal issues relevant to business practice.


    Title: Business Law 2

    Credits: 5

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    An introduction to learners to some of the key issues relating to Information Technology Law in Ireland and how they impact on business.


    Title: Business Mathematics

    Credits: 5

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    This module will provide the learner with the fundamentals of business mathematics in areas such as graph drawing and interpretation, probability and investment appraissal and how Microsoft Excel can be used to help the user to formulate and present mathematical data.


    Title: Business Programming Fundamentals

    Credits: 5

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    This module introduces the learner to the fundamental structured programming principles.


    Title: Communications and Applications

    Credits: 5

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    The learner will be able to communicate proficiently in a professional context, using the main authoring tools/office software in a business environment.


    Title: Extended Business Programming

    Credits: 5

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    This module will enable the learner to design, develop and test business applications/solutions within a visual programming environment.


    Title: Financial Accounting

    Credits: 5

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    Further development of the financial accounting principles and be able to apply these to produce the financial information required by modern business organisations.


    Title: ICT & Applications

    Credits: 5

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    On succesful completion the learner will demonstrate an introductory knowledge of ICT and associated industry standard office application tools.


    Title: Intro to Business Databases 1

    Credits: 5

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    This module will introduce the learner to relational database concepts and the implementation of a simple relational database on MS Access.


    Title: Intro to Business Databases 2

    Credits: 5

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    This module advances the learners knowledge of Databases and introduces the learner to SQL Language.


    Title: Introduction to Financial Accounting

    Credits: 5

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    Identify the fundamentals of financial accounting and be able to apply these principles to produce the financial information required by modern business organisations.


    Title: Statistical Methods for Business

    Credits: 5

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    This module will provide the learner with the fundamentals of statistics, how these can be applied in business and how Microsoft Excel can be used to help the user to formulate and present statistical data.


  • Year 2

    Title: Extended Business Object Oriented Programming

    Credits: 5

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    Learners will develop business applications that use inheritance, polymorphism, interfaces and abstract classes. They will develop an event driven database front end application that adheres to object oriented principles.


    Title: Business Information Systems

    Credits: 5

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    On completion the learner will have acquired a knowledge of business information systems and identify the processes used within the systems development environment.


    Title: Commercial Database Environment

    Credits: 5

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    On successful completion of this unit the learner will demonstrate a knowledge of the business requirements of a business database system.


    Title: Commercial Databases Theory

    Credits: 5

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    On successful completion of this module the learner will demonstarte a knowledge of the management of a database system.


    Title: Cost Accounting

    Credits: 5

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    To provide the learner with a comprehensive understanding of the importance of cost accounting principles in the business process. The learner will acquire competencies in costing that can be applied to all business environments.


    Title: HRM

    Credits: 5

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    To identify and understand the fundamentals of the Human Resource function.


    Title: Introduction to Business Object Oriented Programming

    Credits: 5

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    This module introduces learners to object oriented programming techniques. Learners will apply object oriented modelling techniques to design and develop business applications.


    Title: Introduction to Marketing

    Credits: 5

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    This module aims to provide students with a broad understanding of the fundamentals of marketing and an appreciation for the role of marketing in modern business.


    Title: Macro Economics

    Credits: 5

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    The aim of this module is to ensure the learner acquires an appreciation of the macro economic issues that impact on both domestic and international economies.


    Title: Management Accounting

    Credits: 5

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    The aim of this module is to develop an appreciation of the management accounting skills necessary for control and decision making within the organisation.


    Title: Marketing Communications

    Credits: 5

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    Marketing Communications will familiarise the learner with the tools and techniques used to communicate effectively with existing and potential customers. Learners will also develop the skills to assess and evaluate a variety of marketing communications strategies and media alternatives.


    Title: Microeconomics

    Credits: 5

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    This module will provide the learner with the knowledge and skills to understand microeconomic issues as they pertain to the individual and the firm in an economy.


  • Year 3

    Title: Advanced OOP

    Credits: 10

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    The aim of this module is to provide students with the range of development skills necessary to program complex, database-focused, integrated computer applications specifically focused on developing business operations solutions.


    Title: Customer Care & Customer Relationship Management

    Credits: 10

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    The aim of this module is to provide the learner with a thorough understanding of key Customer Relationship Management (CRM) concepts, technologies & applications and have an appreciation of the need for good customer care.


    Title: eCommerce and Digital Marketing

    Credits: 10

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    This module aims to assess the role of eCommerce and Digital Marketing in a modern business setting. It will enable students to define practical solutions to eCommerce and Digital Marketing problems.


    Title: Enterprise Resource Planning

    Credits: 10

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    This module is an introduction to the processes involved in the management of the Operations of a company, specifically MRP, Inventory Management, Quality Management, The Procurement Process and Facility Layout options. It also introduces the students to the evolution of, and the need for, Enterprise Resource Planning Systems.


    Title: Financial Management

    Credits: 10

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    Develop the learner's ability to manage the finances of a company.


    Title: Group Project

    Credits: 10

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    The student will acquire the analytical and group dynamic skills to successfully undertake and complete the analysis and development of a complex business-focused scenario.


    Title: Introduction to Data Analytics

    Credits: 10

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    Introduction to Data Analytics.


    Title: Work Placement

    Credits: 10

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    This placement module will provide students with an opportunity to apply the theoretical and practical knowledge gained on their programme while working in a professional IT environment. It will also afford them the opportunity to gain valuable career experience and developed their understanding of working in such an environment.


  • Year 4

    Title: Entrepreneurship

    Credits: 5

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    This module will analyse the fundamental concepts of entrepreneurship.


    Title: Advanced Client Programming

    Credits: 5

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    This module explores the field of  client side programming and usability programming with particular emphasis on cognitive psychology as applied to user interface design. Students will apply these concepts and enhance their programming skills through the implementation of a practical group project.


    Title: Agile Software Development

    Credits: 5

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    Agile software development explores evolutionary software development, it addresses rapid change in the development environment, it is an iterative and incremental approach to software development which produces high quality software in a cost effective manner.


    Title: Business law and ethics

    Credits: 5

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    The aim of this module is to provide learners with Knowledge and understanding of the key concepts and fundamental principles of law, corporate governance and ethics and the practical application of them in the context of business and commercial activities.


    Title: Enterprise Development

    Credits: 5

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    The student will acquire the skills necessary to analyse business structures and the importance of SMEs. He/She will also develop a business plan, for a proposed business idea, as well as gain knowledge of internationalisation.


    Title: Enterprise Software

    Credits: 5

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    This module addresses the theory behind commercial Enterprise Software systems, and the use of one such system.


    Title: Final Year Project

    Credits: 10

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    This module aims to provide the student with the skills and knowledge required to write a systematic literature review, critical analysis and conclusion, in acordance with pre-determined formats, standards and ethics.


    Title: Information Systems Management

    Credits: 5

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    The aim of this module is to ensure the successful student obtains the knowledge required to manage an organisation's Information Systems.


    Title: Information Systems Strategy

    Credits: 5

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    The aim of this module is to provide the student with the knowledge required to help leaders strategically plan and implement their organisation's information systems in an increasingly globalised and technology intensive business environment.


    Title: Management Accounting for Decision Makers

    Credits: 5

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    Acquire the advanced management accounting techniques and practices to assist management in the decision‑making process.


    Title: Software Architecture

    Credits: 5

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    Software Architecture defines the structure of a systems solution and defines how the individual modules process data and interact with each other.


    Title: Software Testing

    Credits: 5

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    Testing is the process of evaluating a system or its component(s) with the intent to find whether it satisfies the specified requirements or not.


    Title: Strategic Management 1

    Credits: 5

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    This module will introduce students to Strategic Management concepts with emphasis on the formulation stage of the Strategic Management Process.


    Title: Strategic Management 2

    Credits: 5

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    This module will provide learners with the tools, techniques and skills required to successfully implement business strategy.


Are there opportunities for further study?

Successful graduates of this programme are eligible for Level 9 and 10 postgraduate programmes within the institute and/or elsewhere.

What are the career prospects?

Positions that graduates can work in include:                                  

  • Accounting
  • Project Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Recruitment
  • Data Analytics
  • eCommerce Coordinator
  • Fund Administrator
  • IT Software Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • IT Sales/Technician
  • Marketing Manager
  • Programme Manager 

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