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WD049
Business (with French)

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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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300

2013 Points

300

Change from 2012: 

-10

Points History:

2013 - 310
2012 - 325
2011 - 355
2010 - 320
2009 - 355
2008 - 405
2007 - 345
2006 - 320
2005 - 340
2004 - 330
2003 - 340
2002 - 330
2001 - 340
2000 - 340

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This course places emphasis on the study of accounting, finance, numerical analysis, electronic business, management, human resource management, and marketing. French is studied during all years of the course.


 
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WD049 - Business (with French)
Waterford IT

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WD049 - Business (with French)
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To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website from the links available in the Course Details section above.

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This course will accept any FETAC Major award as an entry requirement. Click on the link below to view a list of FETAC courses that are from the same career sector. Note you can expand the list by using the filters on the list page.

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Essential Module Requirements:
Three Distinctions


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Details of the 2013/14 scoring system and a FETAC calculator can be found HERE

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You are entitled to exemptions from many of the leading professional accountancy and management bodies including: ACA (Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland), ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants), IPD (Institute of Personnel and Development), and the Marketing Institute of Ireland.



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