Higher Certificate in Business

Business, Accounting and Law

  • Gain the business skills and knowledge for a career in industry, commerce or the public sector.

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  • Higher Certificate In Business

    (Part of Bachelor of Business Honours)

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Aim of Programme

Aim of Programme

This programme delivers business knowledge and skills which form the basis for a career in industry, commerce or the public service. You will gain an understanding of the functional areas of business and of the factors which influence business success. On graduation, you should be able to use your knowledge and skills to solve technical and human problems in a business/commercial context. You will also learn how effective interpersonal relations at work contribute to the public image of an organisation and to its progress.

Online / Blended

  • 6
    NFQ Level
  • 120

Programme Content

Programme Content

Year 1

  • Financial Accounting A
  • Computer Applications
  • Economics
  • Learning and Development for Higher Education
  • Marketing
  • Financial Accounting B
  • Business Mathematics
  • Business Management
  • Insurance

Year 2

  • IT and Computer Applications
  • Management Accounting
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • HR Management
  • Marketing Management
  • International Economics

Minimum Entry Requirements

 Minimum Entry Requirements

Mature applicant or Grade O6 at ordinary level in five subjects in the Leaving Certificate examinations.  Two of these subjects must be mathematics and a language (English or Irish). Or any QQI level 5 qualification is acceptable or Recognition of Prior Learning.





Graduates are eligible to apply to join the part-time Bachelor of Business, Level 7 programme at AIT.



AIT Induction Sessions will take place on Friday 18th September 2020 6.00pm to 9.00pm, Saturday 19th September 2020, 9.30am to 12.30pm and 2.00pm to 5.00pm.

All registered students must attend one session, and you will be advised of your session when your application is processed. This is a face to face induction, where registered students will meet their lecturers and become acquainted with AIT operating systems, such as our online delivery platform, Moodle, Rules and Regulations etc.

All current regulations and public health guidelines in relation to social distancing will be in place at these sessions.






2 Years: 48 weeks per annum

Monday and Wednesday, 7.00pm – 9.00pm (Online) plus selected Saturdays in AIT 9.30am – 4.30pm

Saturdays (Year 1)

Semester 1 (2020): September 26, October 10, October 17, November 7, November 14, November 28
Semester 2 (2021): January 16, January 30, February 6, February 27, March 6, March 20

Saturdays (Year 2)

Semester 1 (2020): October 3, October 17, November 14, November 28
Semester 2 (2021): January 23, February 6, March 6, March 20

Programme Fee

€2,350 per annum


Year 1 – 7.00 pm Monday 21 September 2020
Year 2 – 7.00 pm Monday 21 September 2020


Maria Slevin – [email protected]
Tel: +353 (0)90 648 3050