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Whilst in secondary school, I changed my mind many a time regarding the career path I wanted to pursue! I always knew that I wanted to work with people but was unsure about the profession which would most suit my interests and skills in this regard.

While in school, I definitely found that being unsure about the type or area of work you want to pursue is a very difficult and confusing position to be in, especially given the array of career choices now available and the pressure one feels in trying to make one’s mind up.

To this end, I would strongly advise anybody in this position to research courses and job descriptions well in order to make the most informed decision possible at that time in your life. 

I recommend one tries to gain as much work experience as possible as it will provide you with valuable insight into your skills, ability, likes/dislikes for certain areas of employment!!!!

Also I would research the courses and job areas as much as possible so that you can make an informed decision regarding your choices. If you can't gain enough information in school, contact the college directly or arrange to talk to somebody who facilitates the course. In particular, it would be really valuable to talk to somebody in the profession to gain a realistic and practical insight into the job.

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Course Code:
DT341
Title:
Marketing
College:
DIT
Qualification:
Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
Duration:
4 Years

 

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Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations
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Area Sales Manager
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Business Advisor
Buyer / Purchasing Officer
Company Secretary
Direct Marketing Manager
Events and Promotions Manager
Financial Adviser
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Marketing covers everything from company culture and philisophy through to market research, new business or product development, advertising and promotion, PR (public or press relations), and all of the sales functions. It is the process by which a company decides what it will sell, to whom, when and how it will sell.

This course allows for specialisation in services marketing, international business with a language, management of sales, entrepreneurship, business to business marketing, and direct Marketing. There is a final year thesis.



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Marketing opportunities in advertising, sales and promotion, telesales, international marketing, PR and promotion.

 

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CAO Points 
2013 Points

380

Change from 2012: 

5

History:

2012 - 375
2011 - 370
2010 - 375
2009 - 375
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Gail Sterio works as a Corporate Accountant in McDonald's. She holds a Marketing Degree from DIT and recently completed her accountancy exams with the ACCA. It was while she was working part-time in McDonald's during her studies that she went for the interview for a full time position in the accounts department and was successful.  McDonald's encouraged and supported her to take her ACCA exams.
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Essential Module Requirements:

Must possess distinctions in 5 modules in the FETAC level 5/6 qualification which must include:

  • B20029 or 5N2066 or C20139 or 5N1833 or LCE Maths at OC3, AND
  • B20001 or 5N1348, AND
  • B20151 or 5N1350


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