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Cavan Institute
Business Studies Year 1

Business Studies (Year 1) is ideal for students who wish to pursue further studies in Business Studies at level 6 or higher.

Business Studies Year 1


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This course will provide you with a broad business education. Students will develop an excellent grounding in the skills and knowledge required in a modern business setting. They will study the core business principles of accounting, economics, business administration/management, law, IT and marketing. Theory will be brought to life through work on practical business assignments in addition to a two-week work placement.

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Course Content

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or LCVP or QQI Level 4 Award. Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet these entry requirements.

Further Study

At Cavan Institute: 

Graduates of this Business Studies (Year 1) course may progress to the QQI level 6 Certificate in Administration and IT for Business or the level 6 Business Studies (Year 2) course, both available at Cavan Institute. 


Graduates of this Business Studies(Year 1) course are eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to year one of a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Institutes of Technology and Universities (please check with the particular institution regarding local eligibility requirements).

Career Opportunities

This course in Business Studies provides students with a general qualification in business and will provide opportunities to work in diverse areas such as finance, retail, marketing and IT.


QQI Level 5 Certificate in Business Studies



QQI Level 5 Certificate in Business Studies

Accounting Manual and Computerised

Business Administration Skills

Business Law

Spreadsheet Methods


Choice of French, German or Spanish ab initio

Bookkeeping Manual and Computerised

Applied Economics

Marketing Practice

Word Processing

Work Experience

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