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DN650
Commerce

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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.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
3 Years
Duration of course
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490

2013 Points

490

Change from 2012: 

15

Points History:

2013 - 475
2012 - 465
2011 - 445
2010 - 445
2009 - 450
2008 - 450
2007 - 455
2006 - 455
2005 - 460
2004 - 470
2003 - 460
2002 - 455*
2001 - 445*
2000 - 445

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This course covers a large range of subjects in 1st year, and shares lectures with other faculties which creates very large classes. In year 3, students specialise in either accountancy, banking and finance, general management, international business, human resource management, management information systems, or marketing.


 
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DN650 - Commerce
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DN650 - Commerce
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The following FETAC Major Awards may be used for entry into this course. Click on the course codes view a list of FETAC courses that provide that award.


Essential Module Requirements:

5 modules at Distinction Grade. The qualification must include distinctions in:

  • C20139 or 5N1833 Mathematics or OB3 LCE Maths


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Graduates career will be influenced by the choice of specialism. Typical example, Accountancy, human resource management, marketing management, financial services, general management. Class of 2002: 40-45% went into employment and 45-50% went on to further study.



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