Certificate in Business Studies QQI Level 6 – Places are Available!!!

Certificate in Business Studies QQI Level 6 – Places are Available!!!

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Places are still available for the Certificate in Business Studies Level 6, delivered through the Lifelong Learning Department at Portarlington Further Education and Training Centre in association with the Institute of Public Administration.

The Certificate in Business Studies is a one-year, part-time programme that provides a systematic introduction to modern business theory and practice. Students take four subjects and address such crucial topics as accounting techniques, research and quantitative methods, the HRM function in modern organisations and marketing strategies. The Certificate is both a stand-alone qualification and the first year of the four-year Bachelor of Business Studies (Hons) programme. Students who successfully complete this year can enter the second year of the BBS (Hons), where they will have the opportunity to obtain an interim diploma qualification and specialise in a field of particular relevance to them.

If you want to obtain a solid understanding of subjects at the core of business life, this one-year programme will most certainly meet your needs. While many students wish to develop a career in private sector industry (financial services, marketing, business management, etc), the subjects studied have such a wide application that the programme attracts a diverse student body.

Financial Accounting
This course explains the key principles and techniques of financial accounting. Students will learn about different accounting systems, the purpose of accounting records, the preparation and analysis of profit and loss accounts, balance sheets and income and expenditure accounts.

Quantitative Methods
All organisations, whether operating commercially or otherwise, must undertake research and analyse relevant data. This course explains the principles of business research and the mathematical techniques used when examining the results of that research. Among the specific topics addressed are the preparation of surveys, population samples and linear regression and correlation.

Managing IT/Managing Human Resources
This course explores the proper management of two of the most crucial components in an organisation. The first part of the course considers such topics as the role of IT in the workplace and the appraisal of investment in new IT systems. The second part turns to human resources, examining the responsibilities of the HR manager in today’s workplace.

Business Administration and Marketing
This course describes and assesses the proper organisation and control of a business unit and examines one especially vital business function: marketing. It covers, among other things, financial and administrative controls, best-practice in day-to-day operations and marketing strategies.

The programme is assessed by means of assignments and final examinations.

One Academic Year starting September 2019

National University of Ireland

Level 6 (Minor Award)

Students can progress to the second year of the Diploma in Business Studies or BBS (Hons)

The cost of the programme is €2,980 per annum (includes all matriculation and examination fees), payable in one or two instalments.

Delivered by Sinead McNamara Lecturer in Accounting and Economics at the Institute of Public Administration.

Contact email: smcnamara@ipa.ie
Contact phone: 012403600


For any further information you can also contact the Lifelong Learning Department at Portarlington Further Education and Training Centre via email: mmorrin@loetb.ie or phone: 0578623161