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A broad science background is very important. An ability to recognise small inconsistencies is equally important. For example do you recognise small discrepancies between different camera shots of the same scene in films and TV series?

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Not all of your decisions are going to be popular but they need to be based on a sound rationale and you need to be able to support them. One also needs to be acutely aware of the fact that your opinion won't always be right.

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D-136
Business in Retail Management

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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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The Bachelor of Business in Retail Management programme is designed to give a clearly structured business education that provides a solid foundation for success in a retail career. 


 
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The course, which runs for three years, provides a strong grounding in fundamental business concepts, ideas, practices and methodologies. Not a CAO Course - Earn while you learn.


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Dublin Business School

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On successful completion of the programme, graduates will be equipped with a firm business education that provides a solid foundation for a successful career in retail. Graduates will also have an excellent chance of being offered a permanent Deputy Store Manager contract immediately. (LIDL Degree)



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