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CAO (Higher Education)

Degree - Honours Bachelor

Business, Economics and Social Studies (BESS)

Trinity College Dublin - TCD
Trinity College Dublin - TCD
Course Code
TR081
Career Zone
Level
NFQ Type
Major
Duration
4 Years
Attendence
Full Time
CAO Points 2019 r2
519
Points Change
+8

Course Summary

The common first year includes courses in economics, management, political science, sociology and mathematics/statistics. There is a choice of specialisation in marketing, international business, finance, or people organisations, which is made in the second year.

B.E.S.S. is a flexible degree programme offering you 10 different degree options across the disciplines of Business, Economics, Political Science and Sociology. It provides students with a broad education, allowing them to opt for either a single honour or joint honour degree. From second year onwards students are allowed to (a) choose the specific degree they wish to take and, (b) choose individual modules within their chosen degree path.

Students have an opportunity to adjust their study programmes in accordance with their academic results, interests, aptitudes and emerging career aspirations.

Course Details

College Link > TR081 - Business, Economics and Social Studies (BESS)

Colleges often have information about the course on their own website, along with other useful information relating to the college. (Note: Not always available)

Foreign language options with this course

There are options to study a language as part of this course. The following option(s) may be selected:

Languages
Includes study abroad?
Award Type
French
Elective Only
German
Elective Only
Polish
Elective Only
Spanish
Elective Only
Russian
Elective Only

Career Sectors

This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.

Entry Requirements

To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website


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QQI FET/FETAC Links

This course does not appear to accept applicants with Further Education and Training (FET) awards. Please check with the college directly - sometimes this data is not published openly, or special arrangements may be available.

Points Calculator for QQI Awards:
Details of the QQI scoring system and a points calculator can be found  HERE

The Student - Career Interests

This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.

Enterprising

Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and are drawn to commerce, trade and making deals. Some pursue sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or in management roles in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.

Investigative

The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.

Administrative

Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their most productive under supervisors who give clear guidelines and while performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.

They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.

Career Progression

Due to the flexible nature of B.E.S.S., Graduates are sought after by employers in a range of fields, such as in finance and banking, politics, research, management consulting, teaching, public service, journalism, within both national and international organisations within the profit, not for profit and public sector. 

Further Research

Qualifax
Qualifax Course Page

Qualifax is the National Learners Database. (Note: Link not always available)

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Interviews

Aoife Mc Dermott, Lecturer
Aoife Mc Dermott, Lecturer

Aoife McDermott works as a lecturer in Human Resource Management in Dublin City University. Having graduated with a BESS from Trinity College, she continued to complete a PhD and took the opportunity to join DCU at the time it entered into significant expansion.