This two-year higher certificate programme introduces students to the fundamentals of business management and familiarises them with the factors at work in managing a modern complex business.
This overall objective of this programme is to contribute positively to the professionalism and competency of Irish management at a junior/ trainee level.
It provides students with an understanding of the principles and practices of business management and related disciplines. It also provides students with an overview of the main functional areas in business enterprises and an understanding of how each element contributes to the overall performance.
Students who have reached the appropriate level in final examinations and meet certain subject prerequisites may have the opportunity to access honours degree programmes at the year 2 or 3 level in DIT or elsewhere in Higher Education.
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.
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Number of Reserved Places: 8 places
PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.
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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 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.
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.
It is envisaged that graduates of the programme will enter the job market as junior or trainee managers in any business organisation.