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Ballsbridge College of Further Education

Ballsbridge College of Further Education


 

Business Studies


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

 
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Description...
This course is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in the financial services industry. Modules such as Funds Administration, Accounting, Law and Business Administration form the core of the course complemented by Information Technology modules. Graduates of this course will be ideally suited to work in financial service institutions, accountancy firms, local government or the civil service, in addition to many other public and private sector organisations.

This course provides students with excellent knowledge of the core principles and practices of business. It prepares graduates of this course for progression to further studies in this area.

 

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 & Computerised
Funds Administration
Business Administration
Applied Economics
Spreadsheets
Business Law
Word Processing
Communications
Work Experience

 

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Progression Routes

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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