BA (Honours) in Business


Program Description

BA (Honours) in Business

NCI’s BA (Honours) in Business is a comprehensive and broad-based business degree. You will cover all the key business disciplines and have the opportunity to specialise in particular areas of business as you progress through the course. In first year you will study a broad range of business subjects.

About this Course

After the common first year, you will be able to select a specialisation in particular areas, such as business or management, with further specialisations in other business fields also being developed. The modules you study in second and third year will then vary depending on the path you have chosen.

Through the expert lecturers in our School of Business you will obtain a great understanding of how business works and in which part of the business world you’d like to make your career. The advantage of this full-time degree is that it is very flexible and opens up a large number of career paths. You gain a broad business foundation and can then focus on the particular area you most enjoy through your choice of specialisation and a range of elective modules throughout the course.

This degree also gives you many options to progress to masters courses or postgraduate study later on. If you are looking for a broad-based degree, a great start in business and plenty of career options then this course will appeal to you.

Who is the course for?

The course is ideal if you know you want a business qualification but aren’t sure which area you wish to specialise in, or if you would like to develop a fully formed understanding of business. The course is for school leavers, mature students and graduates of QQI level 5/6 programmes who wish to embark on a course of full-time study.

As a graduate of this course you will:

  • Have a fantastic foundation in all aspects of the modern business world.
  • Understand how to analyse and solve business problems.
  • Benefit from a range of employment opportunities in areas such as management, marketing, industrial relations, economics and international trade.

Course Structure and Award

This undergraduate business course is a three-year honours degree. The course is run over 6 semesters with continuous assessment held throughout the course and examinations at the end of each semester. On completion, you will receive a QQI BA (Honours) Degree in Business at level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications.

Career Prospects

Graduates of the BA (Hons) Business programme will be eligible to apply for a variety of career options in both general management and specialised management functions. An analysis of recent graduates has identified career paths within accounting and finance, financial services, pensions, marketing, human resource management, recruitment, management, business development and enterprise (starting your own business).

Recent graduates from the BA (Hons) Business are employed with Linkedin, Accenture, AIB, Arvato, Citi, BordGais, Deutsche Bank, IBM, State Street, Towers Watson and UPS.

Entry Requirements

Minimum entry requirements are a grade C3 or above in two Higher level subjects, together with a D3 (Higher or Ordinary level) in four subjects. A minimum of grade D3 (Higher or Ordinary level) must be obtained in English. A grade D3 in Ordinary level Mathematics is required. However, NCI will accept a grade E in Higher level Mathematics once other requirements have been met. The grade E result will not be counted for points.

Last updated Jan 2018

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