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Business Management / Bainistíocht Gnó

Course Title: Higher Certificate in Business Management

2022 CAO Points: 301

Leaving Certificate Requirements:

Minimum Number of





Minimum Grade in


English OR Irish



QQI/FET Requirements:

QQI/FET Award Required

Additional Requirements

Level 5:
One of the following awards:
  • BBSXX / 5M2102 Business Studies
  • BBSSX / 5M1997 Office Administration
  • BBSAX / 5M2468 Business Administration
  • BBSIT / 5M2111 International Trade
  • BEBXX / 5M0828 eBusiness
  • BMXXX / 5M2069 Marketing
  • BRSXX / 5M2105 Retail Studies
Level 6:
Full level 6 award in a relevant discipline

Further details at www.tudublin.ie/qqi

Mature Applicants:

Applications from mature students (23+) are welcome. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/mature

If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our website.  Applicants for this course should have a minimum IELTS (Academic Version) English Proficiency of 6 overall (or equivalent) with nothing less than 6 in each component.

The Higher Certificate in Business Management (TU673) is a two-year theoretical and practical introduction to fundamentals principles of business management. It seeks to provide those completing the course with a foundation for a career path in business management. Alternatively, the certificate allows the student to transfer to either year two or three of an honours business degree, and therefore forms a basis for further more advanced study where sufficiently high marks are achieved in the higher certificate examinations.

This course introduces the student to the fundamental principles of managing a 21st century business organisation, with a focus on Business Management, Finance, Economics, Marketing, Information Technology & Business Analytics and Entrepreneurship. Its' overall aim is to ensure that graduates will be professional and competent at a junior or trainee level.

Graduates would be expected to gain trainee positions within a diverse range of business organisations.

Semesters 1 & 2

  • Financial Accounting Fundamentals 1
  • Quantitative Methods & Statistics

Semester 1

  • Management Principles
  • Market Research
  • Marketing Principles
  • Professional Development

Semester 2

  • Business & Consumer Law
  • Introduction to Ethics & CSR
  • Introduction to Logistics
  • Information Technology

Semester 1


  • Economics of Business A Elective One
  • Enterprise Development
  • Finance A
  • Financial Accounting 2
  • Management - Organisation Behaviour


  • Management Accounting

and one of the three following modules:-

  • Introduction to Business Analytics
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Project Management

Semester 2


  • Applied Management
  • Economics of Business B
  • Electronic Business
  • Marketing Management

Elective One

  • Financial Accounting 2
  • Finance B

Elective Two

  • Enterprise Financing

and one of the following three modules:-

  • Human Resource Management
  • Introduction to Internet Technologies for Retail
  • Retail Management

If you reach the appropriate level in your final examinations and meet subject prerequisites, you may continue into one of the following course:

Direct entry into Year 2 of a 3 year course …

  • TU910 Accounting & Finance (Level 8 Honours)
  • TU905 Economics & Finance (Level 8 Honours)

Direct Entry into Year 2

  • TU924 E-Commerce in Retailing (Level 8 Honours)

Direct entry into Year 3 of a 4 year course…

  • TU903 Business & Management (Level 8 Honours)
  • TU931 Business Studies (Level 8 Honours)
  • TU906 Human Resource Management (Level 8 Honours)
  • TU907 Logistics & Supply Chain Management (Level 8 Honours)
  • TU922 Marketing (Level 8 Honours)
  • TU925 Retail & Services Management (Level 8 Honours)
TU Code



Level 6


Higher Certificate


2 years

Number of Places



City Centre: Aungier Street


EU Fees

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Contact Us

Dr Siobhán Killion, Head of Management, School of Management, People & Organisations