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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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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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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

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5 modules at Distinction Grade. The qualification must include distinctions in:
C20139†or†5N1833†Mathematics or min HD3/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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