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Be prepared for hard work.
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Learn from your mistakes.

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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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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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MH404 BMA: Business and Management
MH404 INB:  International Business
​MH404 MKT: Marketing with elements of business and management 
MH404 OPC: Open Choice

This business degree offers students a broad understanding of business, coupled with opportunities to deepen their knowledge through work placement and specialist options in management and marketing, operations, innovation and entrepreneurship, and international business.

Students wil learn how to manage people, market products and communicate value to consumers, organise projects, manage supply chains, and manage the use of information technology.

In the final year students are offered opportunities to specialise in areas of their chocie.

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MH404 - Business
Maynooth University

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MH404 - Business
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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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BBSAX  5M2468  Business Administration
BBSIT  5M2111  International Trade
BBSXX  5M2102  Business Studies
BBSSX  5M1997  Office Administration
BALBX  6M4985  Business
BMANX  6M4587  Management
BMXXX  5M2069  Marketing
BIPXX  5M2067  Information Processing
BAXXX  6M5013  Administration
AAAXX  6M3618  Arts Administration
  5M3371  Horsemanship
BITSX  6M5014  International Contact Centre Service

Essential Module Requirements:
CHMSX / 5M3371
Five Distinctions which must include:
C20139 or 5N1833 or C20174 or C20175 (or OC3/HD3 in LCE Maths)

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B20005 or 5N1610
B20034 or 4N2279
B20137 or 5N1354
B20138 or 5N1546

BBSXX / 5M2102 / 5M1997 / BBMSX / 6M4985 / BMANX / 6M4587 / BMXXX / 5M2069 / 5M2067 / BAXXX / BACXX / 6M5013 / BALBX / AAAXX / 6M3618 / BBMXX / BITSX / 6M5014
Five Distinctions which must include:
C20139 or 5N1833 or C20174 or C20175 (or OC3/HD3 in LCE Maths)

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Placement and /or Erasmus study abroad options are also offered (subject to availability)

Typically business graduates do one of three things: enter employment as a general management graduate trainee in a service or manufacturing organisation; work as a functional specialist in areas such as marketing, sales, operations, management information systems, or human resource management.

Careers in consulting, public service and not-for-profit organisations are also common. Many graduates choose to specialise further with a postgraduate degree.

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