Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Kieran Magee from Teagasc to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Kieran Magee

Farm Manager - Dry Stock

Teagasc

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  Kieran Magee
Someone who wants to be where I am today shall need bucket loads of ambition and not be afraid of hard work.  They will need to not be afraid of starting at the very bottom of that big high ladder but at the same time have the eagerness and determination to get to the top of that ladder because the opportunities are there.

Education is very important.  It may only seem like a silly piece of paper but it's that Cert, Diploma or Degree that gets you that job and not the man/woman beside you.

The one thing that is vital in not alone this job, but any job, and alot of people don't seem to have it, is common sense. It's something so simple but really important. if you have no cop-on then nobody wants to know you.
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DC111
Business Studies

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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 - 4 Years
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This course provides a broad range of business subjects, with specialisation available in one of: marketing, finance, human resource management, law, or management and information systems. There is an optional work placement for a full year in year 3. This option provides students with invaluable practical work experience.


 
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Terry is a 1st year undergraduate Business Studies student and he is involved in DCU boxing club
DC111 - Business Studies

DCU Business School | D.I.C.E. | Digital, Innovation, Creativity, Enterprise.

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General business degree with a strong international reputation.

Gain valuable experience and a competitive edge with optional year-long work placement.

Specialise in a key business area (economics, management, marketing, HR or finance) in final year.

Develop skills in communications, IT, teamwork and problem solving.

Strong entrepreneurial focus to encourage innovation and creativity.


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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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BBSXX  5M2102  Business Studies
BBSAX  5M2468  Business Administration
BBSIT  5M2111  International Trade
BMXXX  5M2069  Marketing

Essential Module Requirements:

Distinctions in 5 modules which must include:
B20029†or†5N2066†or†C20139†or†5N1833†(or OC3 or better in LCE Maths)

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Graduates career will be influenced by the choice of specialism. Typical example, the human resource management, marketing management, financial services, general management.



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