The Higher National Diploma in Business is an internationally recognised qualification which aims to equip graduates with the knowledge, skills and understanding required to work effectively in a business environment. It gives you the opportunity to develop specialist expertise in the area of your choice be it legal procedure and practice, accounting, marketing, human resource management or general business. Students are given the opportunity to study additional legal or accounting modules each year.
This is a two-year full-time program . Students also have the opportunity to complete a block work placement each year. (As this is an integral part it the course, work experience is compulsory).
The balance between the academic side and the practical application of skills gives students a unique opportunity to prepare for further study and employment in Ireland or abroad.
Course Director: Margaret Doogan
Subjects Year 2:
Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.
BTEC Higher National Diploma in Business
QQI Business Studies 5M2102 components
Minimum Entry Requirements
Leaving Certificate: O6/H7 in 4 subjects plus at least one O2/H6. Subjects must include English.
QQI Level 5 Award in a related discipline with a Merit profile.
Mature applicants who have relevant industry experience and may not meet the above requirements are welcome to apply.
Applicant Information Meeting
All applicants will be invited to an Applicant Information Meeting.
Graduates can find employment in areas within the business, legal and accounting sectors in organisations.
Graduates with appropriate grades can achieve the following progression:
Other higher level institutes will consider applications based on individual results.
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