Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business - Level 8 - Full Time

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business - Level 8 - (Full-Time)

Duration:
3 years (Full-time)
Start Date:
March 2019
NFQ LEVEL:
8
Accredited By:
*QQI
Reference Code:
QQIBABH1F
Price:
€4500 per year

Why this Programme?

This programme is differentiated from other general business degrees in that it is underpinned with the knowledge and skills required for data informed decision making.   In the first year you will gain a fundamental understanding of data collection and presentation, as you progress you will learn how to be more critical in your analysis, you will learn how this analysis is applied to decision making and business intelligence and by the final year you will be confidently using modern tools and techniques to understand how good data is used for predictive purposes.  In today’s workplace a fundamental understanding of ethics throughout business practices and an appreciation of corporate governance is expected at all levels in the company, this programme will provide you with this knowledge.

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. 

This programme is designed for:

  • prospective students intending to pursue a career in business or management,
  • those intending to start their own business
  • those wishing to pursue a general higher education programme and develop industry relevant skills, in a supportive academic environment.


QQI Award

This programme is subject to validation by QQI (December 2018)

Programme Overview

The BA (Honours) in Business is targeted at school leavers and mature students preparing for a career in business.  Students will acquire a broad knowledge of modern business management operations and be able to demonstrate a range of skills and competencies relevant to the current industry context.  This programme is designed to give a structured business education, in a supportive environment, providing a solid foundation for a successful career in an international, multicultural business setting.

Personal development is a key feature of higher education – as you progress through this programme you will become increasingly self-confident and capable of working in diverse groups and be able to communicate effectively at a variety of levels to prepare you for employment or further study.  Industry stakeholders were involved in every step of the development of the programme and have advised on the skills and competencies that are valued most highly by employers, the assessment strategy in this programme ensures that you will have the opportunity to acquire those skills and that you will be able to demonstrate them confidently.  Each student will have the option to take a Business Project or a Professional Practice Project to develop an area of particular interest to you and allow you showcase your achievement. 

QQI Award

This programme is subject to validation by QQI (December 2018)

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.   Students take 6 subjects (modules) per semester.  Approximately 50% of the modules are examined by course work and 50% by a blend of course work and examination.    

In the final year you select a business topic of your own choosing and undertake a project, this can be by research or alternatively by professional practice working on a real business problem with a company.  The outcome of the project will be showcased at a presentation event attended by recruiters and employers.

Proposed Modules:

Year 1: Introduction to Business, ICT in Business, Business Mathematics and Statistics, Effective Communications for Business, Learning and Development, Marketing Fundamentals, Microeconomics and Macroeconomics, Consumer Behaviour, Financial Accounting, Management Principles and Principles of Business Law.

Year 2: Digital and Social Media Marketing, Ethics and Regulatory Compliance, Human Resource Management Fundamentals, Information Systems Management, Management Accounting, Operations Management, Business Law, Applied Project Management, Business Intelligence, Economic Analysis and Sustainability, Consumer Behaviour and Marketing Strategy.

Year 3: Data Analytics for Business, Financial Management, Innovation, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, Personal and Professional Development, Research Methods, Strategic Human Resource Management, Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Data Security Management, Organisational Leadership, Strategic Management and a Business Project or a Professional Practice Project.

QQI Award

This programme is subject to validation by QQI (December 2018)

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.

QQI Award

This programme is subject to validation by QQI (December 2018)

Career Prospects

Industry stakeholders were involved in every step of the development of the programme and have advised on the skills and competencies that are most highly valued by employers. The programme is broad based, industry focussed and designed to produce a well-rounded employment ready graduate, who is also qualified to undertake further studies, such as specialised master’s programmes or a teaching qualification.

Graduates will be able to apply the knowledge of core business and management theory to a variety of authentic business scenarios in an international context, think critically, act ethically and communicate effectively. Graduates will apply an attitude of personal accountability and lifelong learning, demonstrating enhanced social responsibility for a future of sustainable development.

In summary, the programme provides a strong grounding in fundamental business concepts, ideas, practices and methodologies and leads to an honours award recognised worldwide.

A graduate of the BA (Honours) in Business course will be strongly suited to a position at a junior or middle management level across many different sectors, from SME's to Multi-National Corporations. This degree programme also prepares graduates for entry level positions in a number of different business areas, such as Marketing, Sales, Project Management, Business Technology or Human Resource Management, to name but a few.
Many of the College's graduates pursue postgraduate qualifications in a range of areas and are well equipped for progression onto IBAT College Dublin postgraduate programmes.

QQI Award

This programme is subject to validation by QQI (December 2018)

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements are:

  • Two H5 grades and four O6/H7 grades in the Irish Leaving Certificate.

Or

  • Overseas equivalent qualifications

These need to be appropriately aligned with the corresponding QQI standard for a level-8 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

  • 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.

Mature applicants are considered on the basis of their previous studies, both formal and non-formal, and relevant work and life experience.

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

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.
QQI Award

This programme is subject to validation by QQI (December 2018)

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.
QQI Award

This programme is subject to validation by QQI (December 2018)

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
Jackie Kennedy
Jackie Kennedy/ Lecturer HRM /
Jackie is a senior lecturer in Human Resource Management studies and teaches a range of topics in Strategic Human Resource Management and Development, Management, Leadership and Communications.
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Jackie is a senior lecturer in Human Resource Management studies and teaches a range of topics in Strategic Human Resource Management and Development, Management, Leadership and Communications. She has extensive lecturing experience at Masters, post graduate, undergraduate and professional levels in private and state educational institutions in Ireland and Asia. Jackie holds an MA in Strategic Human Resource Management and a Post Graduate Diploma in Learning and Teaching. She is a member of the UK and Irish Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and of the American Society of Human Resource Management. Jackie has over 20 years’ experience of HRM Reward and Performance Management in the Financial Services industry in both senior management and consultant roles. She combines her extensive range in industry experience and practice with her strong academic achievements to provide an insightful, enjoyable and valuable learning experience for students.
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.
Peter Meehan
Peter Meehan/ Lecturer, Business and Management /
Peter completed his Master of Public Administration degree at the Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, California. Peter has worked as an Associate Lecturer in a number of colleges in the last ten years.
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 Peter’s teaching interests include Leadership, Organisational Behaviour, Human Resource Management and Consultancy Management. Prior to moving into the field of lecturing Peter worked in the private sector where he gained valuable practical experience in both leadership and management positions. Peter has also facilitated leadership programmes at global academic institutes including the Seychelles and the Kingdom of Lesotho.
Frances Keating
Frances Keating/ Lecturer, Project Management /
Frances is a Senior Project Manager with over 15 years experience. During this time she has managed a wide range of projects and programmes including IT infrastructure (software and hardware), System Integrations, Website development, New Product developments and Process Improvements.
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Frances is a Senior Project Manager with over 15 years experience. During this time she has managed a wide range of projects and programmes including IT infrastructure (software and hardware), System Integrations, Website development, New Product developments and Process Improvements. Her career history includes the Telecommunications, Financial Services and Software Development sectors. She has been a Project Management Professional (PMP) since 2003 and is an active member of the PMI community in Ireland. She is currently serving on the PMI Ireland Chapter committee. Her specific area of responsibility for the Chapter is the out-reach programme detailing with training. This is an initiative that provides project management training on a voluntary basis to not-for-profit organisations.
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 Lydon
Paul Lydon/ Lecturer, Accounting and Finance /
Paul has lectured extensively in the areas of Financial and Management Accounting as well as Financial Management over the last nine years in private and state colleges and to ACCA, CPA and ICAI students.
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Paul has lectured extensively in the areas of Financial and Management Accounting as well as Financial Management over the last nine years in private and state colleges and to ACCA, CPA and ICAI students. Paul has lectured ACCA F2, F3 and F5 modules in Russia on a number of occasions. Paul is a Certified Public Accountant and is currently undertaking exams with the Institute of Taxation in Ireland. Prior to 2002 He has worked as a professional accountant in both practice and industry for many years, specialising in the area of small business accounting and consultancy. He continues to act, as he has done for a number of years, as a professional examiner in the subject areas of Accounting and Financial Management. In this capacity he has authored a prescribed accounting text. To date his ACCA students have achieved prize winner status in F5 and F9 at national and international level.
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.
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.
Mark Dean
Mark Dean/ Lecturer, Computing and ICT /
Mark is an IT professional with over 20 years industry experience. Over this period he has accumulated knowledge and skills from numerous sectors ranging from education through to manufacturing and banking.
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Mark is an IT professional with over 25 years industry experience. Over this period he has accumulated knowledge and skills from numerous sectors ranging from education through to manufacturing and banking. He has been involved in many IT roles including software developer, team leader, systems analyst, and corporate IT trainer. Mark holds a Bachelor of Science from Trinity College and has lectured on both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

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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.