Business Management / Bainistíocht Gnó

Programme Title: Higher Certificate in Business Management

2021 CAO Points 301

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Applications from QQI Level 5 are welcome. Further details at

Mature Applicants:

Mature applicants (23+) are welcome. Further details at

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 programme 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 programme 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 programmes:

Direct entry into Year 2 of a 3 year programme …

  • 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 programme …

  • 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

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City Centre: Aungier Street


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