Institute of Technology Blanchardstown

Introduction

ITB has 2 academic schools: the School of Business and Humanities and the School of Informatics and Engineering. This section will provide you with information on each of the schools and their departments.


BUSINESS AND HUMANITIES


The School of Business and Humanities is primarily focused on the development and provision of courses in Business, Sports Management and Coaching, Languages, Social Care and Social and Community Development. The range of courses offered reflects the diversity of higher education opportunities available at the Institute. Courses are developed and delivered to enable students to acquire the knowledge, develop the skills, and cultivate the attitudes necessary for success in employment. Both the theoretical and practical aspects of each course are reviewed regularly to ensure ongoing relevance to career opportunities in the industrial, commercial and service sectors.

The "ladder" system of progression between courses provides opportunities for students to progress from


INFORMATICS AND ENGINEERING


Nationally accredited courses on offer at the School of Informatics and Engineering reflect the interdisciplinary approach to teaching, course design and research. We currently serve the needs of a knowledge-based society by offering a range of vocationally oriented higher education programmes in the areas of electronics, computer engineering, computer science, creative digital media, mechatronics, horticulture and apprenticeships.

The school and its departments actively promotes the ladder of educational opportunity with graduated programmes of study allowing progression from Higher Certificate to Ordinary Bachelor Degree to Honours Bachelor Degree and to postgraduate awards. The combination of a modern learning environment and a professional and supportive staff ensure that all students have an opportunity to engage in and contribute to a comprehensive and contemporary experience of higher education.

The expertise of school staff have enabled a range of partnerships with local industry and the community to develop. In particular this co-operation in our core areas of curriculum design and research has ensured that our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes have direct relevance to industry and society.

Our goal is to provide an attractive option for all students seeking further and higher education opportunities in engineering, computer science, apprenticeships or horticulture, in the area we serve.

Higher Certificate to Ordinary Bachelor Degree and on to Honours Bachelor Degree and Postgraduate levels. A high level of motivation and commitment is necessary for students to reach their full potential. The learning process is facilitated within a positive and supportive environment, which encourages students to access the most up-to-date technologies and other resources provided at ITB.

The School of Business and Humanities has also established links with partner institutions in Europe to facilitate student exchanges, particularly for those taking European languages as part of their courses.

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Programs

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Bachelor

Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business-BN110

Campus Full time September 2017 Ireland Dublin

Administration and management staff should have good communication skills and be able to establish effective working relationships with people through out the organisation, from senior management to clerical staff. [+]

Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business-BN110

 

Administration and management staff should have good communication skills and be able to establish effective working relationships with people through out the organisation, from senior management to clerical staff. They should be analytical, pay attention to details, be flexible and decisive. The ability to co-ordinate several activities at once, quickly analyse and resolve specific problems and cope with deadlines are necessary skills. Many of the business-based courses at ITB have a strong component of language learning associated with them. Languages that can be studied include French, German or Spanish.... [-]


Bachelor of Business-BN014

Campus Full time September 2017 Ireland Dublin

Administrative and management staff play an important role in enterprise. Graduates of business studies courses are responsible for managing the many services that allow organisations to operate efficiently. [+]

Bachelor of Business-BN014

 

Administrative and management staff play an important role in enterprise. Graduates of business studies courses are responsible for managing the many services that allow organisations to operate efficiently. Specific duties for business administrators and managers vary according to degree of responsibility and authority. These may include managing people, finance, marketing or clerical work.Administration and management staff should have good communication skills and be able to establish effective working relationships with people through out the organisation, from senior management to clerical staff. They should be analytical, pay attention to details, be flexible and decisive. The ability to co-ordinate several activities at once, quickly analyse and resolve specific problems and cope with deadlines are necessary skills. Many of the business-based courses at ITB have a strong component of language learning associated with them. Languages that can be studied include French, German or Spanish.Career Oppurtunities Graduates will obtain positions in many areas of industry, commerce the public service in accountancy, marketing, management information systems, general management and human resource management.... [-]


Bachelor of Business - BN014

Campus Full time September 2017 Ireland Dublin

Graduates will obtain positions in many areas of industry, commerce the public service in accountancy, marketing, management information systems, general management and human resource management. [+]

Bachelor of Business - BN014

 

Graduates will obtain positions in many areas of industry, commerce the public service in accountancy, marketing, management information systems, general management and human resource management.

Administrative and management staff play an important role in enterprise. Graduates of business studies courses are responsible for managing the many services that allow organisations to operate efficiently. Specific duties for business administrators and managers vary according to degree of responsibility and authority. These may include managing people, finance, marketing or clerical work.Administration and management staff should have good communication skills and be able to establish effective working relationships with people through out the organisation, from senior management to clerical staff. They should be analytical, pay attention to details, be flexible and decisive. The ability to co-ordinate several activities at once, quickly analyse and resolve specific problems and cope with deadlines are necessary skills. Many of the business-based courses at ITB have a strong component of language learning associated with them. Languages that can be studied include French, German or Spanish.Career Oppurtunities Graduates will obtain positions in many areas of industry, commerce the public service in accountancy, marketing, management information systems, general management and human resource management.... [-]


Bachelor of Business/Arts (Honours)-BN109

Campus Full time September 2017 Ireland Dublin

Administration and management staff should have good communication skills and be able to establish effective working relationships with people through out the organisation, from senior management to clerical staff. They should be analytical, pay attention to details, be flexible and decisive. The ability to co-ordinate several activities at once, quickly analyse and resolve specific problems and cope with deadlines are necessary skills. Many of the business-based courses at ITB have a strong component of language learning associated with them. Languages that can be studied include French, German or Spanish. [+]

Bachelor of Business/Arts (Honours)-BN109

 

Administration and management staff should have good communication skills and be able to establish effective working relationships with people through out the organisation, from senior management to clerical staff. They should be analytical, pay attention to details, be flexible and decisive. The ability to co-ordinate several activities at once, quickly analyse and resolve specific problems and cope with deadlines are necessary skills. Many of the business-based courses at ITB have a strong component of language learning associated with them. Languages that can be studied include French, German or Spanish.

The minimum entry requirements for standard entrants are a pass in six subjects with two higher C3 grades and four ordinary D3 grades, including Mathematics and either English or Irish or an equivalent qualification. Leaving Certificate Mathematics at Foundation Level (at grade B2 or higher) counts as a subject towards the six passes.... [-]


Bachelor of Business in Information Technology-BN010

Campus Full time September 2017 Ireland Dublin

Graduates will possess a range of skills for careers in the national and international marketplace and will be attractive in particular to companies operating in global markets where language and inter-cultural knowledge and skills are in increasing demand. [+]

Bachelor of Business in Information Technology-BN010

 

Graduates will possess a range of skills for careers in the national and international marketplace and will be attractive in particular to companies operating in global markets where language and inter-cultural knowledge and skills are in increasing demand.

Graduates will be able to enter employment in a range of functional areas including Accounting and Finance / Marketing and Sales / Human Resource Management and General Administration.

Graduates may also enter business as trainees in specialist areas such as Accounting , Marketing and Human Resource Management where examination exemptions may be obtained from professional bodies.... [-]


Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 Ireland Dublin

This branch of engineering deals with the research, design, test , manufacture and maintenance of modern electronics systems, which typically consist of electronics under the control of software. [+]

Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering

 

This branch of engineering deals with the research, design, test , manufacture and maintenance of modern electronics systems, which typically consist of electronics under the control of software.As the technology sector in Ireland continues to grow, there is a demand for graduates who have a blend of hardware and software knowledge and skills.Hardware deals with the electronics and structure of computer based products and software deals with how they are programmed to perform useful tasks. In many cases people working in these areas have graduated from courses where either software or hardware was the major component.Computer Engineering provides a more suitable base by providing the graduate with theory and skills in hardware and software, as well as giving the student an overview of the architecture of computer based systems. Courses in this area build the students' competencies from basic electronics to microprocessors; embedding computers into products and developing software drivers to make them work.... [-]


Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The minimum entry requirements for standard entrants are a pass in five subjects (ordinary level) in the Leaving Certificate, to include Mathematics and English or Irish, or an equivalent qualification. Mature students may be admitted without meeting these formal minimum requirements. [+]

Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering

 

The minimum entry requirements for standard entrants are a pass in five subjects (ordinary level) in the Leaving Certificate, to include Mathematics and English or Irish, or an equivalent qualification. Mature students may be admitted without meeting these formal minimum requirements.The minimum entry requirements for graduates of FETAC Level 5 or 6 awards to the Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering is any full award. This award must include Mathematics (C20139) or Mathematics for Computing (C20175) or Mathematics for Engineering (C20174).

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Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronics

Campus Full time September 2017 Ireland Dublin

Mechatronics Engineering OverviewMechatronics is the synergistic integration of precision mechanical engineering, control theory, computer science and electronics in such areas as product design and process control and automation. [+]

Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronics

 

Mechatronics Engineering OverviewMechatronics is the synergistic integration of precision mechanical engineering, control theory, computer science and electronics in such areas as product design and process control and automation. The integration of electronics and computing technologies with mechanical engineering now forms a crucial part in the design, manufacture and maintenance of a wide range of modern engineering products and processes. This requires the adoption by engineers and technicians of an inter-disciplinary and integrated approach to engineering that is being referred to as mechatronics.The aim of the mechatronics courses at ITB is to produce technicians whose skills and knowledge are not confined to a single subject area, but who are capable of operating across a range of engineering disciplines and by doing so provide a link between those with more specialised skills.... [-]


Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronics

Campus September 2017 Ireland Dublin

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BSc

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing in Information Technology - BN104

Campus Full time September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The minimum entry requirements for standard entrants are a pass in six subjects in the Leaving Certificate with two higher C3 grades and four ordinary D3 grades to include Mathematics and English or Irish. [+]

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing in Information Technology - BN104

 

The minimum entry requirements for standard entrants are a pass in six subjects in the Leaving Certificate with two higher C3 grades and four ordinary D3 grades to include Mathematics and English or Irish.Mature students may be admitted without meeting these formal minimum requirements.The minimum entry requirements for FETAC graduates is any full Level 5 or 6 award in a course in a cognate area and including a distinction grade in atleast 3 modules.This award must include Mathematics (C20139) or Mathematics for Computing (C20175) or Mathematics for Engineering (C20174).The courses considered as cognate areas for progression include Information Technology (CITXX), Networks & Software Systems (CNSSX) and Computer and Network Maintenance (CCNMX).... [-]


Bachelor of Science in Computing in Information Technology- BN013

Campus Full time September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The minimum entry requirements for standard entrants are a pass in five subjects (ordinary level) in the Leaving Certificate, to include Mathematics and English or Irish, or an equivalent qualification. Mature students may be admitted without meeting these formal minimum requirements. [+]

Bachelor of Science in Computing in Information Technology- BN013

 

The minimum entry requirements for standard entrants are a pass in five subjects (ordinary level) in the Leaving Certificate, to include Mathematics and English or Irish, or an equivalent qualification. Mature students may be admitted without meeting these formal minimum requirements.The minimum entry requirements for graduates of FETAC Level 5 or 6 awards is any full award. This award must include Mathematics (C20139) or Mathematics for Computing (C20175) or Mathematics for Engineering (C20174).Note:

Students who apply for this course will have a choice when they enter third year of the programme to specialise in Information Technology or Information Security and Digital Forensics.... [-]


Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Electrical Technology - BN039

Campus Full time September 2017 Ireland Dublin

It has been proven that the production and use of energy has a significant effect on the earth’s climate and needs to be addressed. [+]

Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Electrical  Technology - BN039

 

It has been proven that the production and use of energy has a significant effect on the earth’s climate and needs to be addressed. The European Commission and Irish Government have committed themselves to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and have highlighted two key areas that will contribute to meeting their targets:

An increase in the use of renewable electrical technologies such as wind, solar, wave, hydro etc. An increase in energy efficiency within existing buildings.

Sustainable electrical technologies are those that can be used for an indefinite period without damaging the environment, or without depleting natural resources. Sustainable electrical technicians are involved in the design, installation and maintenance of electrical and control systems in the construction and manufacturing sectors. The aim of the course is to produce technicians that will operate in a sustainable manner in their careers to ensure that maximum energy efficiency is achieved through the use of renewable technologies and energy management techniques. In doing so, graduates will play an important role in addressing the issues of climate change.... [-]


BSc - Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Horticulture-BN113

Campus Full time September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The successful ITB graduate is prepared for a career at the highest professional level [+]

BSc - Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Horticulture-BN113

 

The successful ITB graduate is prepared for a career at the highest professional level and opportunities for employment in this sector are many and varied and include :Design establishment and management of public green space and associated social and recreational facilities, outdoor amenities such as forest parks and sports facilities such as football pitches and cricket pitches, golf course and sports turf design, construction and maintenance, nursery stock and ornamental plant production, production of food crops, Garden & landscape design, construction and maintenence, restoration of historical parks and landscapes, horticulture therapy, garden centre operation and management and education sector. Some graduates may decide to work for themselves in various sectors of the horticulture industry.... [-]


BA

BA - Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Applied Social Studies in Social Care-BN107

Campus Full time September 2017 Ireland Dublin

Social Care is carried out in residential centres, day centres, and in the community. The qualified carer has identified service users' needs and learned to use relevant knowledge, skills and techniques that allow for a more effective and expanded understanding of the relationship between the service user, the family, society and the Social Care worker. [+]

BA - Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Applied Social Studies in Social Care-BN107

 

Social Care is carried out in residential centres, day centres, and in the community. The qualified carer has identified service users' needs and learned to use relevant knowledge, skills and techniques that allow for a more effective and expanded understanding of the relationship between the service user, the family, society and the Social Care worker.For current employees of the Social Care industry, ITB offers a work based programme designed to enable continuous learning and development throughout their careers.

The School of Business and Humanities is primarily focused on the development and provision of courses in Business, Sports Management and Coaching, Languages, Social Care and Social and Community Development. The range of courses offered reflects the diversity of higher education opportunities available at the Institute. Courses are developed and delivered to enable students to acquire the knowledge, develop the skills, and cultivate the attitudes necessary for success in employment. Both the theoretical and practical aspects of each course are reviewed regularly to ensure ongoing relevance to career opportunities in the industrial, commercial and service sectors.... [-]


BA - Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social and Community Development-BN115

Campus Full time September 2017 Ireland Dublin

Graduates of these courses may seek employment in different areas of social and community work such as civic leaders, local government advisors, councillors or community programme co-ordinators. Graduates may also be employed in a variety of sectors working with youth, marginalized or disadvantages groups, ethnic minorities, social enterprises and health promotion. [+]

BA - Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social and Community Development-BN115

 

Graduates of these courses may seek employment in different areas of social and community work such as civic leaders, local government advisors, councillors or community programme co-ordinators. Graduates may also be employed in a variety of sectors working with youth, marginalized or disadvantages groups, ethnic minorities, social enterprises and health promotion.On completion of this programme graduates may gain employment in voluntary, statutory and private sector organisations or work with various charities and non governmental organizations (NGOs) at national or international levels.

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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Digital Media - BN112

Campus Full time September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The phrase Digital Media covers the huge variety of forms the modern communications industry has developed over the last decades, indeed, over the last few years. ITB's programmes in "Creative Digital Media" will prepare you well for a professional career in this exciting and rapidly evolving industry. [+]

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Digital Media - BN112

 

The phrase Digital Media covers the huge variety of forms the modern communications industry has developed over the last decades, indeed, over the last few years.

ITB's programmes in "Creative Digital Media" will prepare you well for a professional career in this exciting and rapidly evolving industry.

ITB has 2 academic schools: the School of Business and Humanities and the School of Informatics and Engineering. This section will provide you with information on each of the schools and their departments.

The School of Business and Humanities is primarily focused on the development and provision of courses in Business, Sports Management and Coaching, Languages, Social Care and Social and Community Development. The range of courses offered reflects the diversity of higher education opportunities available at the Institute. Courses are developed and delivered to enable students to acquire the knowledge, develop the skills, and cultivate the attitudes necessary for success in employment. Both the theoretical and practical aspects of each course are reviewed regularly to ensure ongoing relevance to career opportunities in the industrial, commercial and service sectors.... [-]


Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Early Childhood Care and Education-BN118

Campus Full time September 2017 Ireland Dublin

Anyone seeking a first year undergraduate place on a full-time course at ITB must apply for it via the Central Applications Office. The CAO is the national organisation that accepts applications for admission to undergraduate courses in institutions of higher education in Ireland. [+]

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Early Childhood Care and Education-BN118

 

Anyone seeking a first year undergraduate place on a full-time course at ITB must apply for it via the Central Applications Office. The CAO is the national organisation that accepts applications for admission to undergraduate courses in institutions of higher education in Ireland. The CAO is an administration centre for the processing of applications nationally and does not determine whether or not you will be offered a course place. The participating institutions make independent decisions on admissions.Details of the CAO applications process are published in a handbook available from the CAO, Tower House, Eglington Street, Galway. Tel: (091) 509800; Fax: (091) 562344; Website : www.cao.ieApplicants are encouraged by the CAO to use the online method of application, via the CAO Website www.cao.ieApplications for places at ITB through the CAO system are made via the CAO Application Form, which accompanies the CAO Handbook. Pages 1 and 2 of the form are normally sufficient for standard applicants. (Republic of Ireland school-leavers presenting results in the Leaving Certificate or National University of Ireland matriculation examinations since 1985).As with all other courses cleared through the CAO, every ITB course has a unique code and reference. You apply for places by writing the course code and course reference in the table(s) on page 2 of the CAO form. Table A below shows the codes and references for courses at ITB.Applicants completing the CAO application form must accept all the directions and conditions set out in the form and in the CAO handbook. Great care must be taken in filling out CAO forms, as neither ITB nor the CAO accepts responsibility for any mistakes made or for the consequences of any such mistakes if applicants do not follow the correct procedures.Every academic institution will have its own application dates.... [-]


Bachelor of Arts in Applied Social Studies in Social Care - BN011

Campus Full time September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The minimum entry requirements for standard entrants are a pass in five subjects (ordinary level) in the Leaving Certificate, to include Mathematics and English or Irish, or an equivalent qualification. [+]

Bachelor of Arts in Applied Social Studies in Social Care - BN011

 

The minimum entry requirements for standard entrants are a pass in five subjects (ordinary level) in the Leaving Certificate, to include Mathematics and English or Irish, or an equivalent qualification.Leaving Certificate Mathematics at Foundation Level (at grade B2 or higher) counts as a subject towards the five passes.

Courses in Applied Social Studies prepare students for a profession of care, protection, welfare and advocacy for the most deprived and vulnerable members of society. Social Care involves working with children, adolescents, families and the elderly who may need professional help in order to function at the optimum level emotionally, intellectually and socially.A Social Care qualification is distinct from a qualification in Social Work in that Social Carers are the professionals who essentially provide care to the service user whereas social workers may be more adversarial or representative of service user's needs and concerns.Social Care is carried out in residential centres, day centres, and in the community. The qualified carer has identified service users' needs and learned to use relevant knowledge, skills and techniques that allow for a more effective and expanded understanding of the relationship between the service user, the family, society and the Social Care worker.... [-]


Bachelor of Arts in Creative Digital Media - BN021

Campus Full time September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The phrase Digital Media covers the huge variety of forms the modern communications industry has developed over the last decades, indeed, over the last few years. ITB's programmes in "Creative Digital Media" will prepare you well for a professional career in this exciting and rapidly evolving industry. [+]

Bachelor of Arts in Creative Digital Media - BN021

 

The phrase Digital Media covers the huge variety of forms the modern communications industry has developed over the last decades, indeed, over the last few years.ITB's programmes in "Creative Digital Media" will prepare you well for a professional career in this exciting and rapidly evolving industry.

ITB has 2 academic schools: the School of Business and Humanities and the School of Informatics and Engineering. This section will provide you with information on each of the schools and their departments.

Nationally accredited courses on offer at the School of Informatics and Engineering reflect the interdisciplinary approach to teaching, course design and research. We currently serve the needs of a knowledge-based society by offering a range of vocationally oriented higher education programmes in the areas of electronics, computer engineering, computer science, creative digital media, mechatronics, horticulture and apprenticeships.... [-]


Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Care - BN030

Campus Full time September 2017 Ireland Dublin

This programme will be of interest to school leavers and mature students wishing to gain qualifications in the area of Early Childhood Care and Education. [+]

Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Care - BN030

 

This programme will be of interest to school leavers and mature students wishing to gain qualifications in the area of Early Childhood Care and Education. The course will be of interest to those wishing to work in a variety of childcare contexts, those already working in the childcare sector who wish to obtain academic qualifications in the area, and those who already have some qualifications in childcare and now wish to transfer to a Degree programme.Its overall aim is to produce competent and skilled early childhood professionals. In this regard, the programme takes account of the progressive nature of professional development and facilitates this progression through a structured interaction between theory and practice.... [-]


Bachelor of Arts in Social & Community Development - BN025

Campus Full time September 2017 Ireland Dublin

This programme will be of interest to those who wish to study a range of social science subjects applied to community development and social policy analysis in a modern context and who wish to undertake a career in community development or in policy and social research. [+]

Bachelor of Arts in Social & Community Development - BN025

 

This programme will be of interest to those who wish to study a range of social science subjects applied to community development and social policy analysis in a modern context and who wish to undertake a career in community development or in policy and social research.Using an interdisciplinary approach, students will engage in a detailed knowledge of current social and community issues to assist organisations and agencies towards positive social change and development. Students will examine various layers of services and social functioning within the community and will develop a critical awareness of the social environment and cultural practices. Perspectives on human behaviour, social justice and community empowerment will be explored at a depth that will enable students to influence the role of and effects on individuals and groups in society and gain competences to operate in a professional manner.... [-]


Bachelor of Arts in Sports Management & Coaching - BN020

Campus Full time September 2017 Ireland Dublin

Courses in Sports Management and Coaching will provide students with a comprehensive sports academic programme in sports, sport science and business, enabling graduates to operate in a Sports Management and Coaching environment. [+]

Bachelor of Arts in Sports Management & Coaching - BN020

 

Courses in Sports Management and Coaching will provide students with a comprehensive sports academic programme in sports, sport science and business, enabling graduates to operate in a Sports Management and Coaching environment.Graduates from this course may be able to gain employment in the following areas:* Management in commercial leisure enterprises* Management of public leisure and sporting enterprises* Management in national governing bodies* Management of field sport clubs* Careers in local authorities* Sports development officers* Games promotion officers* Coaching officers* High performance coaching positions with academics* Speed coaches* Conditioning specialists* Olympic lift training coaches* Personal coaching enterprise.... [-]


BBA

Bachelor of Business in International Business- BN017 (BBA)

Campus Full time September 2017 Ireland Dublin

Graduates will possess a range of skills for careers in the national and international marketplace and will be attractive in particular to companies operating in global markets where language and inter-cultural knowledge and skills are in increasing demand. [+]

Bachelor of Business in International Business- BN017   (BBA)

 

Graduates will possess a range of skills for careers in the national and international marketplace and will be attractive in particular to companies operating in global markets where language and inter-cultural knowledge and skills are in increasing demand.Graduates will be able to enter employment in a range of functional areas including Accounting and Finance / Marketing and Sales / Human Resource Management and General Administration.Graduates may also enter business as trainees in specialist areas such as Accounting , Marketing and Human Resource Management where examination exemptions may be obtained from professional bodies.... [-]