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Marie Kinsella-White

Operations Consultant

McDonald's

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  Marie Kinsella-White
The job that I do is highly specialised and the skills that I am required to have to do my job can only be acquired in our restaurant. However, by taking a job in McDonald's you are opening a career path to use those skills anywhere - the skills you acquire are very transferable. It doesn’t matter where you start, the opportunities are there.
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AC120
International Business

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

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The programme focuses on the international aspects of business. Lectures are interactive environments where students are encouraged to exchange ideas and opinions. There is a strong emphasis on developing skills such as public speaking and debating. In third year of the programme students undertake an eight-week internship in a multinational firm.


 
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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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Old Code New Code Award Title
BBSXX  5M2102  Business Studies
BBSAX  5M2468  Business Administration
BBSSX  5M1997  Office Administration
BBSSX  5M1997  Office Administration
BCCOX  5M2071  Contact Centre Operations
BEBXX  5M0828  eBusiness
BIPXX  5M2067  Information Processing
BMXXX  5M2069  Marketing
BBSIT  5M2111  International Trade
BAXXX  6M5013  Administration
BALBX  6M4985  Business

Essential Module Requirements:
Three Distinctions

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Graduates from the BA (Hons) in International Business programme have been successful in diverse areas such as:

  • Accountancy/Finance 
  • International Finance
  • Banking
  • Management 
  • Marketing 
  • Entrepreneurship 
  • Advertising



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