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They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
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DT399
Economics and Finance

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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.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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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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3 Years
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440

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440

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Course focuses on how people operate as consumers, workers, The course will examines industry, commerce and government at the level of the individual and the market (micro-economics) and the national economy (macro-economics).

Economics also focuses on important contemporary issues such as the globalisation of world markets, international monetary systems, privatisation of industry and the management of the economy.


 
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DT399 - Economics and Finance
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DT399 - Economics and Finance
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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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BBSSX  5M1997  Office Administration
BBSAX  5M2468  Business Administration
BBSIT  5M2111  International Trade
BMXXX  5M2069  Marketing
BBSXX  5M2102  Business Studies

Essential Module Requirements:

Must possess distinctions in 5 modules in the FETAC/QQI level 5 qualification which must include: 
B20029 or 5N2066 or C20139 or 5N1833 or LCE Maths at OC3, AND
B20001 or 5N1348 or B20151 or 5N1350

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Typical graduates go on to work in such areas as investment banking, financial services, money markets, commercial banking, journalism, economic analysis, policy analysis, public/private sector economic research units or continue in academia to research further topics of interest to them.

Given the continuing central importance of the Financial Services Sector to the Irish Economy, there is clear demand for high quality graduates with numeracy, analytic and practical skills in Economics and Finance.



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