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Failte Ireland

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  • Qualities & Values - Patience, hard work, like meeting people, enjoy providing good customer service, desire to do a good job for yourself and your employer 
  • Client Skills - Qualification both education qualifications and practical ability to the job
  • Interests - to be generally interested in the field you are working in. I think that it is easy for people to look at the job and think its great and must be loads of fun because you get to go on the high ropes all the time. That is just a small part of the job and generally you are watching others having fun and playing on the activities and you only go on them to do staff training or to do safety checks. You must also be prepared for the paper work that goes along with a job where you are responsible for that safety of people and this cannot be overlooked.
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CK203
Business Information Systems

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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
4 Years
Duration of course
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445

2015 Points r2

445

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This course provides the ability to develop computer systems in a business context. Subjects such as the principles of management and organisation, marketing, programming technology, database management, organisational psychology, and the internet and e-commerce are covered. There is an industrial placement in year 3.


 
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BSc Business Information Systems at UCC - A Student's Perspective with Johnny Lingwood

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


Essential Module Requirements:
BIPXX/5M2067/CITXX/BEBXX/5M0828/BBSXX/5M2102/BBSAX/5M2468
Must have distinctions in 5 modules in the FETAC level 5/6 qualification from the following:
B10009or4N1112
B10135or4N1125
B20001or5N1348
B20005or5N1610
B20012or5N0783
B20017or5N1400
B20028or5N1977
B20029or5N2066
B20034or4N2279
B20144or5N1389
B20145or5N1952
B20148or5N1369
B20151or5N1350
C20012
C20013
C20148or5N1910
C20168or5N1611
G20001or5N0690
L20131or5N1383
L22142
N22953

CNSSX
Must have distinctions in 5 modules in the FETAC level 5/6 qualification from the following:
C30147
C30150
C30144orC30146
C30148
C30149

6M4985
Must have distinctions in 5 modules in the FETAC level 5/6 qualification from the following:
6N4089
6N1946
6N4091
6N1950
6N4165


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Student able to offer their IT skills and training to manage business systems, solve business problems, create new computerised systems to help business run better.



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