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Dunboyne College of Further Education

Dunboyne College of Further Education


 

Business Studies and Administration


Code:  5M2102
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Further Information...

What is Pre University Business?

This one year course is an ideal entry level qualification for all aspects of the business world. There is a large demand for people with business skills in the world of work.

This course also gives students an opportunity to study the area of sales and marketing and progress directly to employment or third level. Marketing is a specialised area within the business world that could lead to a long and rewarding career. Either of these qualifications can be used to progress to certificate and degree programmes in IT colleges or universities. There is now a QQI Level 6 Certificate available in this area.

Career Opportunities:

Graduates may pursue a diploma or degree in many universities or IT colleges around the country or, alternatively, may seek immediate employment in a range of business or marketing concerns. There are now a large range of certificates, ordinary and honours degree courses available to graduates on the newly expanded QQI links programme.

The Pre-University Business option will allow students to progress to universities like Maynooth University, UCD, DCU and DIT to pursue business, marketing, finance or commerce options. For example, DIT has many places on all of their business programmes and 450 in total in the college.


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Sample Careers...
If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Digital Marketing Executive   Marketing Executive  
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Media Sales Executive   Public Relations Officer / Press Officer  
PR / Public Affairs Consultant / Lobbyist   Advertising Media Buyer  
Advertising Media Planner   Advertising Media Salesperson  
Brand Manager - Marketing   Marketing Adviser  
Direct Marketing Manager   Advertising Art Director  
Advertising / PR manager   Market Researcher  
Market Research Executive   Public Relations Account Executive  
Marketing / Communications Manager   Corporate Affairs and Communications Manager  
Social Media Specialist   Accounts Team Leader  
Health & Safety Officer   Data Protection Officer  
Civil Service - Executive Officer   Civil Service - Administrative Officer  
Project Manager - Software Design   Database Administrator  
Bi-lingual / Multi-lingual Secretary   Archivist  
Personal Assistant   Front Office Junior Manager  
Payroll Manager   Secretary  
Wedding Planner   Letting Agent / Landlord  
Bank Official   Medical Secretary  
Legal Executive   Law Clerk  
Pensions Adviser   Customs Officers  

Related Career Sectors...
This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Clerical & Administration
Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations
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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.

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

CAO with any QQI Major Award

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on the Award Code below:

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BBSXX 

5M2102