This Higher Diploma in Business Studies programme is designed to provide you with a well-rounded understanding of business. You will be educated in the fundamental skills of business administration, enabling you to play an active role in the management and development of business enterprises. All modules assume that the student has no previous knowledge of the subject.
This programme includes core modules in Accounting and Financial Analysis, Financial Management, Principles of Economics for Business, Management, Marketing Principles, Management Information Systems, and Innovation: Creativity and Enterprise. A wide range of optional modules are also available to students in Semester 2, which include Accounting for Management Decisions, Macroeconomics and the Business Environment, Employment Relations, Global Marketing, Implementing Digital Innovation, and Business Law (optional modules may be subject to change). The range of modules available allows students to either specialise in a particular discipline or to study a broad range of business subjects.
Minimum Entry Requirements
The programme is open to degree holders from a university or other recognised degree-awarding body. Applicants should hold an QQI Level 8 qualification or equivalent; IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent, if applicable.
1 academic year (September - May).
Post Course Info
Graduates get jobs in a diverse range of industries, such as marketing, financial services, information systems and human resources. Graduates have been employed by Allied Irish Bank, Bank of Ireland, Central Bank of Ireland, AVIVA and Jameson. Every year a number of graduates pursue further postgraduate study at master's level, such as the MSc Marketing Practice, MSc Information Systems Management, MSc International Management and MSc Human Resources Management.