Bachelor of Business L7 (Full-time)

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Duration:
3 years (Full-time)
Start Date:
13th September 2021
Days:
tbc
Accreditation:
QQI
Reference Code:
QBBA7BUS
Price:
€N/A per Annum

Why this Programme?

This programme provides a 

  • strong focus on ICT and digital skills embedded throughout the programme;
  • focus on transversal and cross-sectoral skills;
  • new tangible IT skills introduced in the first year building into business intelligence in year three giving learners a solid basis in modern data analysis;
  • flexible new way of working e.g. communicating effectively via online communication and working effectively in distributed teams; and
  • capstone module drawing together the threads of the programmes with an innovative and entrepreneurial ethos.

This ultimately prepares graduates for the labour market and for progression to further studies if they wish to do so. The programme also addresses the personal development of the individual and their preparation for life as active citizens in democratic societies.

Another reason for selecting this programme at IBAT College Dublin is the supportive college environment, small group practical classes and the College’s reputation for being responsive to learner needs. 


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Programme Overview

The Bachelor in Business will include domestic and international learners with the academic entry requirements to achieve success and the required English Language proficiency. Other target learners include mature learners as well as school leavers and the programme is also accessible to learners who wish to access the programme at stage 2 or 3 through the College processes for Recognition of Prior Learning, formal in the case of transfer students or informal or non-formal in the case of experienced applicants with a significant portfolio of prior experience.

This proposed programme is intended to provide learners with a broad-based, modern and relevant business degree, addressing all key areas of business; management and organisation, finance, human resources, marketing, law and governance, ICT, mathematics, statistics and economics. The programme (its content, and skills / knowledge structure) has been informed by an analysis of skills requirements, research and stakeholder engagement, including employers, recruiters, and existing learners.

On successful completion of the Bachelor in Business you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate specialised knowledge across a number of key integrated areas of business, to include management and organisation (accounting, finance, human resources, marketing, strategy), legal, ICT and economics such that the application of this breath of knowledge in appropriate business scenarios can be achieved.
  • Review theories, frameworks and models across various business sub-fields, showing limitations of current knowledge in various business contexts. Identification of new knowledge and integration of concepts across a variety of areas
  • Demonstrate and communicate a range of skills acquired across the programme, particularly in creatively solving business problems, using appropriate software, and presenting the results to a select audience.
  • Select and apply appropriate judgement and tools in planning and designing solutions to predefined business problems, for structured semi-structured and unstructured problems.
  • Interpret business problems within their context boundaries, draw on appropriate knowledge and analysis of data to provide a solution to these contextualised problems.
  • Maintain personal integrity that supports an environment built on trust, and supports personal and organisational development. Collaborate constructively in the work of a diverse group, taking on a leadership role, as well as becoming self-directed and self-aware as an individual.
  • Take responsibility for their own learning, identifying their own learning needs and that of their learning group, and have the ability to enhance their learning competencies through a variety of learning activities and assessments.
  • Reflect on and express their internalised view of the modern business world, its wider social, legal, ethical and operational environment, with due respect to the players and stakeholders in the business environment.

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Programme Structure and Content

The programme takes three years to complete full time.  Each academic year comprises 24 teaching weeks, 2 study weeks and 4 assessment weeks and is divided into two semesters.   In the early stages, years 1 & 2 students take some modules (10 ECTs) over both semesters. Approximately 50% of the modules are examined by course work and 50% by a blend of course work and examination.    

In the final year the capstone module Innovation & Entrepreneurship gives students an opportunity to reflect on the skills and knowledge they have accumulated, though re-visiting core areas of business in order to tackle the concepts of the innovative enterprise, business creation and new product development. The assessment which requires the student to defend involves creating a Business Model Canvas template for a new venture and analysing entrepreneurs in terms of their enterprising behaviour and mind-set , innovative and creative characteristics, what makes them different and their contribution to society.

MODULES:

STAGE 1: Semester 1

  • Principles of Business and Management
    Introduction to Accounting
  • HRM and the Inter-Cultural Workplace
  • Marketing Fundamentals And Applications
  • IT Fundamentals & Skills
  • Academic Skills Development
  • Business Mathematics

STAGE 2: Semester 1

  • Cost & Management Accounting
  • Economics For Business
  • Statistics for Business
  • Operations & Supply Chain Management
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Business Information Systems

STAGE 2: Semester 2

  • Effective Communications for Business
  • Principles of Law
  • Market Research
  • Technology Innovation

AWARD STAGE: Semester 5

  • International Business
  • Financial Management
  • Talent Resourcing & Developmen
  • Integrated Marketing Communications & Advertising
  • Employment & Company Law
  • Business & Personal Ethics

AWARD STAGE: Semester 6

  • Applied Project Management
  • Business Intelligence
  • Employee Relations
  • Digital Marketing
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship


 

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Why IBAT College Dublin?

In addition to industry informed programmes IBAT College Dublin is committed to education for sustainability and is located in a green campus in the heart of Temple Bar.  The college provides a supportive learning environment, small group practical classes and has reputation for being responsive to learner needs. 

Our Values:

Learners’ First

We have a deep commitment to our learners.  The learner sits at the heart of everything we do. We seek and act on their feedback to enhance their experience.

Integrity

We act with integrity and hold ourselves to the highest standards of fairness, honesty and transparency.

Empowerment

Our educational philosophy is to inspire and empower the individual through the creation of independent and creative thinking, the development of knowledge, know-how, skill and competence in a nurturing learning environment that promotes an ethos of lifelong learning.

Respect

We treat everyone with dignity and celebrate the global diversity of our learners.

Collaborative

Our staff work with learners, employers and academic partners as a team and we encourage an open participative culture.

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Career Prospects

The programme places a particular emphasis on digital and transversal skills, improving the graduate’s employability and occupational mobility. In addition, we strive to prepare our graduates to become citizens of the world, autonomous learners, ethically and morally responsible for themselves.

Graduates will have developed self-confidence and ability to work in diverse environments and communicate effectively in variety of contexts in order to prepare them for work within a business support and/or junior management role.

Possible roles for graduates from this programme include HR generalist, business support, business administration, sales support, marketing assistant, business analyst, business development officer, self-employed in entrepreneurship, financial support officer, accounting support officer. 

Graduates can also apply for one-year add-on Honours Bachelor degree programmes, in particular the BA Honours in Business in IBAT.

Why study in Dublin with us? 

  1. Graduate starting salaries are at an average of €33k* and this is something that 90% of graduates manage to achieve.  
  2. Dublin is home to large and prestigious organisations such as Google, Facebook, Accenture, Hubspot, Mastercard and Salesforce – the perfect place for you, an aspiring global business professional
  3. In late 2018, employment levels reached an all-time high* in Dublin, which along with the prestigious organisations based in the city, offers huge employment potential for graduates and will be a good start to your global career.
  4. A 12-month post-student work permit enables graduates to gain invaluable experience with these companies or one of the numerous start-ups based in the city boosting your skills and your CV.
  5. A city-centre campus in the heart of Dublin equipped with modern facilities and connected perfectly to work and play opportunities.
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Entry Requirements

The entry requirements are:

  1. Grade O6/H7 or better in 5 Leaving Certificate subjects including English and Mathematics.

Or

  1. Overseas equivalent qualifications

These need to be appropriately aligned with the corresponding QQI standard for a level-7 Business award. If you are presenting with a qualification from overseas, this will be subject to checks. IBAT College Dublin uses a number of comparison systems, such as the NARIC Qualifications Recognition system, to compare and establish equivalency of international academic awards.                   

In addition

  1. Mature Applicants who are at least 23 years of age on 1st January of the year of admission are deemed to be mature applicants and are not required to meet the normal academic entry levels. A mature applicant must demonstrate their ability to succeed by providing evidence of current and prior learning and work experience, explaining their motivation, and how committed they are to succeeding on the course.

Mature applicants are considered on the basis of their previous studies, both formal and non-formal, and relevant work and life experience. This means you must submit a detailed CV, personal statement outlining your motivation for studying now, 2 work based references and any documentation such as training courses that you completed. This will demonstrate your engagement in learning in different contexts and assuring a more timely decision on your application.

  1. Applicants with an ordinary degree in business (or equivalent) will be considered for direct entry to the Award Stage.

 

  1. Applicants who possess a Foundation Certificate or QQI-Further Education award /FETAC Level 5/6 award. 

All applicants are required to demonstrate competence in English Language. Competence is demonstrated if your

  • first language is English
  • you completed a recognised English language test, no more than two years prior to their application, such as IELTS Academic and achieved the level IELTS 6.0 or higher. Consult with a member of our Admission’s team to discuss equivalent awards
  • you took your final school examinations such as the Irish Leaving Certificate or A-Levels, or a formally accredited programme of Higher Education of no less than 60 ECTS, through English, in a country where English is recognised as the majority language.


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Register your expression of interest by;

  1. Contacting a Course Advisor and a member of our  Admissions team will contact you.

  2. Alternatively, please contact one of our Admissions team at +353 1 807 5055 or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , to set up a meeting to discuss the course further.
     
  3. You are also welcome to visit the College, either by appointment or during one of our Open Evenings, where you can discuss any aspects of the programme with a member of our Admissions team.
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Take the first step

Contact us and one of our course specialists will be able to speak to you one-on-one about your needs by phone, email or in person.

Lecturer Profiles

Below are the profiles of our experienced QQI lecturers
Juan Pablo Fravega
Juan Pablo Fravega/ Lecturer, Marketing /
Juan currently works as the Procurement Manager for Haven Pharmacy. He has over 20 years’ experience in the retail industry both in Ireland and abroad.
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Juan currently works as the Procurement Manager for Haven Pharmacy. He has over 20 years’ experience in the retail industry both in Ireland and abroad. He has broad experience in industry ranging from property development to operations, marketing and purchasing. Juan believes in putting theory into practice and uses the analytical tools from academia to add value to his business. He applies his understanding of how business works to improve his business’ performance and to improve the intersection between business strategy and people development.Juan holds an MBA as well as a degree in Sociology from UNCuyo and a diploma in Applied Social Research from the University of Limerick. His interests include Marketing, Business Strategy, Consumer Behaviour, Operations, Purchasing and Supply Chain.
David Duff
David Duff/ Lecturer, Business and Management /
David currently runs his own training and consultation business, which he opened in 2014 after leaving his role with Lidl as a senior Project Manager in the HRM department. He lectures in the area of HRM, Strategy, Sales and Selling, Operations Management and the European Economy.
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David currently runs his own training and consultation business, which he opened in 2014 after leaving his role with Lidl as a senior Project Manager in the HRM department. He lectures in the area of HRM, Strategy, Sales and Selling, Operations Management and the European Economy. David is an experienced Retail Manager with over 20 years’ experience in retail, with a keen understanding of the challenges of competing in a fast paced competitive environment. David possesses demonstrable leadership skills, both in operational and developmental roles as a skilled project manager taking projects from initiation to completion. David also has considerable experience in talent selection, development, motivation and engagement of employees and students.
Paul Crowther
Paul Crowther/ Lecturer, Operations Management /
Paul is an experienced business adviser and coach working for clients to manage organisational change, develop and implement strategic business plans and working to improve financial management and planning, particularly in relation to working capital
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Paul is an experienced business adviser and coach working for clients to manage organisational change, develop and implement strategic business plans and working to improve financial management and planning, particularly in relation to working capital. I focus on the organisation as a source of sustainable competitive advantage leading to organisational and business success. Paul has have worked with clients to implement change management programs, develop strategic and financial plans, build business strategy and advise on marketing strategy and strategic choices.
Jennifer McCarthy
Jennifer McCarthy/ Lecturer, Mathematics /
Jennifer has been a third level lecturer for nearly a decade including six years at Griffith College Dublin and almost two years at IBAT. She is currently pursuing a second Science Masters part-time in UCD having previously studied Financial and Actuarial Mathematics at DCU and holds a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and Finance with corporate experience in Deloitte and Touche as a Tax Consultant and Facebook as a Content Analyst. Jennifer is extremely passionate about teaching, Mathematics, Science and empowering students through knowledge.
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Jennifer has been a third level lecturer for nearly a decade including six years at Griffith College Dublin and almost two years at IBAT. She is currently pursuing a second Science Masters part-time in UCD having previously studied Financial and Actuarial Mathematics at DCU and holds a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and Finance with corporate experience in Deloitte and Touche as a Tax Consultant and Facebook as a Content Analyst. Jennifer is extremely passionate about teaching, Mathematics, Science and empowering students through knowledge.
Michael Ellis
Michael Ellis/ Lecturer, Accounting and Finance /
Michael Ellis is a lecturer in Corporate Finance, Management Accounting, Financial Management, Tax and is a Member of Chartered Accountants Ireland, QFA and also holds qualifications in Forensic Accounting.
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Michael Ellis is a lecturer in Corporate Finance, Management Accounting, Financial Management, Tax and is a Member of Chartered Accountants Ireland, QFA and also holds qualifications in Forensic Accounting. Michael has provided specialist Financial, Corporate and Tax advice to his clients across Ireland and the UK for the last 10 years. Michael has extensive experience engaging with Revenue in relation to Income Tax, PAYE, Corporation Tax and VAT Audits. While also working and advising clients on how to strategically acquire and grow business portfolios. While lecturing Michael combines this business experience with his strong academic achievements to deliver a valuable and enjoyable experience for students.
Lynnete Roe
Lynnete Roe/ Lecturer, Business Management /
Lynnette has a background in the banking and insurance industry and worked in the pharmaceutical trade in the UK for several years. She has extensive experience in administration, management, sales and marketing.
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Lynnette has a background in the banking and insurance industry and worked in the pharmaceutical trade in the UK for several years. She has extensive experience in administration, management, sales and marketing.

In recent years she has been involved in ELT and is actively engaged in teaching, progression testing and exam preparations. As an alumna of IBAT College, Lynnette has been involved in the Academic Boards and Training programs as well as being an active member of the College Academic Council.

She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration – BBA, First Class Honours (Distinction) and is currently completing her MBA, University of Wales, Trinity St David.  Her interests include entrepreneurship and innovation, management and business strategy and consultancy, with a particular interest in the digitalization of business processes.

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Learner Protection for this programme is provided by O'Driscoll O'Neill and underwritten by Hiscox Insurance Company ompany Limited. The learner protection insurance policy is governed by section 65(4)(b) of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012.