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Higher Certificate in Business (in conjunction with AIT)

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Higher Certificate in Business (in conjunction with AIT)

Course Code: CI061AX
AIT Code: AL650
Course Level: 6

Award Title: Higher Certificate in Business (in conjunction with AIT)
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Course Duration: 2 Years (Year 1 in Cavan Institute, Year 2 in AIT)
This course is delivered in conjunction with Athlone IT


Entry Requirements
For leaving certificate candidates, refer to the AIT website for entry requirements. Two of these subjects must be mathematics and a language (English or Irish). Or any FETAC/QQI Level 5 Certificate (no specific module requirements).
Course Description
This is a two year full-time, Higher Certificate Course, which will give you the business knowledge and skills to form the basis of a career in industry, commerce or the public service. You will gain an understanding of the functional areas of business and of the factors which influence business success. The second year of the course is undertaken in Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT). 
Course Content
Year 1 (at Cavan Institute)

  • Financial Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Computer Applications
  • Learning and Development for Higher Education
  • Business Maths
  • Management
  • Macro Economics for Business
  • Micro Economics for Business
Year 2 (at AIT)
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management Accounting
  • Marketing Management in a Digital Age
  • IT and Computer Applications
    One elective module from the following options: 

    Financial Accounting
    Applied Economics
    International Economics
    Services Marketing
    Operations and Supply Chain
    Applied Entrepreneurship
    French, German, Spanish ab initio.

    Career Opportunities
    Graduates of this course have secured employment in areas such as accounting, banking, insurance, marketing, management, administration, retail services and computing.

    Holders of this Higher Certificate are eligible to apply to join the Bachelor of Business (Level 7) at Athlone Institute of Technology. Alternatively they may avail of the exemptions granted by one of the professional bodies and apply for a full-time accountancy studies course at Athlone Institute of Technology.
    The Third Level Grant System applies to this course.
    AIT fees apply

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