Business Studies

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The broad philosophy of this programme is to provide students with an appropriate base of relevant business and management knowledge, to promote personal development and business career advancement. Students have the opportunity to study many key areas and aspects of business to an appropriate depth and are encouraged to use the benefits of the programme to further their business careers.

Reference Nr.:
1222BU3s
Experience Level:
Beginner
Group:
A team
Url:
http://www.joomla.profinvent.com

Aims & Objectives
The aims and objectives are that upon completion of the programme students should be able to:

  • Understand a range of business functions and the multi-disciplinary nature of business
  • Apply appropriate academic theories and concepts to a range of business and management issues
  • Demonstrate a range of skills required by managers
  • Understand the influence of the international context on business and management
  • Acquire practical business and management experience
  • Develop their learning skills to meet the demands of postgraduate study.
  • During the course, students have the opportunity to add value to both their employers and themselves on a daily basis. They can test theories, apply concepts and undertake project work focused on current business issues, which can be of benefit to their employers and to their own personal development.


Level 1 is a foundation level, which is common to many of the College’s undergraduate degree programmes. The foundation level provides knowledge in the primary business disciplines, as well as developing the broad cognitive skills of students.

Levels 2 and 3 of the programme both feature a core of three business modules complemented by two further modules chosen by the student from a wide range of options. At these levels students may adopt an appropriate degree of specialisation in their subject mix or may tailor their studies in accordance with their personal or career preferences.

As testimony to the success of the programme close to 2,000 students have graduated since its inception, with considerable career development and postgraduate recognition.

Assessment
Student assessment will be based on a combination of continuous assessment and end of year examinations. Continuous assessment will include essay writing, case studies, presentations, literature reviews and projects, and students will be required to work individually as well as in groups. End of year examinations are typically held in late April/early May. Level 1 subjects may also include an in-class assessment usually held in December.

Career Opportunities
Because of the broad spectrum of subjects studied, career opportunities for business studies students are numerous. The wide-ranging nature of knowledge and skills gained by business graduates makes them an attractive proposition for any prospective employer. A range of employment opportunities is possible in areas such as marketing, sales, operations, information technology, finance and general management. Alternatively, the degree provides the basis for further study at postgraduate level.