Business / Gnó

2020 CAO Points: 226

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English OR Irish

O6/H7/F2 or higher


Applications from QQI Level 5 and 6 are welcome. Further details at

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

Programme Description: This two-year course will give you a strong foundation in the key aspects of business, producing a well-rounded graduate who can undertake a variety of roles in a company. The broad and varied range of subjects offered will provide you with the practical, work-ready skills you need to get a job in a variety of companies, including project management, customer service, marketing, human resource management and financial executive roles. This blended programme consisting of assessments and exams covers areas such as Accounting, Basic Economics, Leadership, Business Information Systems, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Business Law and Management. It will allow you to develop key skills for the workplace, including project management, organisational skills, team building and conflict management.

Further Study: On successful completion, you’ll be eligible to progress onto the final year of the Bachelor of Business or the Bachelor of Business in Accounting and Finance.

IT Requirements

Students on this course will be required to have a medium spec computer/laptop (i.e. able to run Win 10, an AV solution and Office comfortably. Be able to use Wi-fi and camera to attend online classes, use other software such as SPSS, Adobe Connect; e.g. Latitude 5510; Latitude 5410; 

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  • Risk Analyst
  • Head of Customer Marketing
  • Relationship Manager - Corporate Banking
  • Personal Loan Consultant
  • Team Manager

Semester 1:

  • Accounting
  • Fundamentals of Economics: Micro Economics
  • Business Mathematics and Statistics 1 
  • Skills for Success in Higher Education
  • Leading Modern Enterprises


  • French PLC 1a or French Ab Initio 1a 
  • Spanish Ab Initio 1a or Spanish PLC 1a
  • German Ab Initio 1a or German PLC 1a
  • Irish Culture and Society
  • Exploring Web Design
  • English for Academic Purposes 1

Semester 2: 

  • Fundamentals of Economics: Macro Economics
  • Business Information Systems
  • Business Mathematics & Statistics 2
  • Business Information Systems
  • Exploring Modern Enterprises
  • Accounting


  • French PLC 1b or French Ab Initio 1b
  • Spanish Ab Initio 1b or Spanish PLC 1b
  • German Ab Initio 1b or German PLC 1b
  • Applied Media Studies in Business
  • Skills for Problem-Solving
  • English for Academic Purposes 2

You must select one elective, and the same language option in Semesters 1 and 2.

Semester 1:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Human Resource Management 1 
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Business Law


  • French for Business 2a
  • Spanish for Business 2a
  • German for Business 2a
  • European Studies
  • English for Business Purposes 1.


Semester 2:

  • Information Management
  • Introduction to Management and Cost Accounting
  • Marketing Communications
  • Human Resource Management 2


Electives - Semester 2:

  • French for Business 2b
  • Spanish for Business 2b
  • German for Business 2b
  • Sustainable Business Practice
  • English for Business Purposes 2
  • Environmental Resource Management.


You must select one elective, and the same language option in Semesters 1 and 2.

The electives listed are indicative since they depend on learner demand and resource availability, and may vary from year to year.

I think the course is an excellent all-rounder course for anyone that wants to work in the business sector but isn't quite sure what area they would like to focus on as the course provides modules in almost all areas of business.

TU Code



Level 6


Higher Certificate in Business


2 years

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