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Mullingar Community College

Mullingar Community College

Business Studies


Course Code(s):  5M2102
QQI Award Code:  5M2102 Business Studies
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This one year programme validated by QQI is particularly suited to students seeking to train or up skill for the modern workforce. It is also ideal for students who wish to take a gap year or who have yet to decide on careers or college courses. Students learn essential skills for progressing their education in third level, such as report writing and computing skills

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands.

Accounting Manual and Computerised
Information and Administration
Spreadsheet methods
Word Processing
Marketing Practice
Professional presentation skills
Web Authoring
Work Experience
Mathematics (optional)

 

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Progression Routes

(Higher Education Links Scheme)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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5M2102