Higher Certificate in Business – Year 1

Business, Accounting and Law

  • 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
    • 60
      Credits

    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
    • Entrepreneurial Skills

    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.


     

     

    Progression

    Progression


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

    Induction

    Induction


    Induction for the 2022/2023 academic year takes place (online via Zoom) on Saturday 10th September from 930am to 1pm. In advance, you will be required to review Pre Induction reading material, available to you on www.aitflexiblelearning.ie.

    During Induction, you will be given the opportunity to:

    • Meet your programme lecturers, programme co-ordinator and students
    • Overview of the programme handbook, programme’s modules, assessments and delivery timetable
    • Introduction to Athlone IT’s operating systems including MS Office, Zoom, Moodle etc
    • Outline of the learning supports available to you during the programme

     

     

    Progression

    Progression


    Progression from the Higher Certificate in Business Studies Year 1 is on to the Higher Certificate in Business Studies Year 2.

    On successful completion, students are eligible to apply to the Level 7 Bachelor of Business Studies. On successful completion, students are eligible to apply and progress to the Level 8 Bachelor of Business Studies. On successful completion, students are eligible to apply and progress to a Level 9 Postgraduate Diploma in various disciplines or Masters of Business Studies in Research.


    FAQ

    Frequently Asked Questions


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    Details

    Details


    Duration

    1 Year
    100

    Monday 7 pm to 9 pm
    Wednesday 7 pm to 10 pm

    Plus 4 Saturdays per semester Online (9 am – 1 pm).

    For online programmes, lectures will be delivered online and recordings of lectures will be available to view in the student’s own time.

    Saturdays 

    Semester 1 (2022)

    October 1st

    October 15th

    November 19th

    December 3rd

    Commencing

    Monday, September 12th 2022

    Programme Fee

    €2,350 per annum

    Enquiries

    [email protected]


     

     

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

    Please refer to our
    Quick Help Guide 
    for step by step instructions for online applications.

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