This one year course in business studies prepares students for employment in the business, finance and IT sectors.

Business Studies Year 2


Course Fees


The Business Studies (Year 2) course leads to an award at advanced certificate level. It is designed to help students gain the theoretical and practical skills required for employment or further study in business. It allows students to progress from a level 5 business-related course to focus on this subject in more depth. This course is also open to anyone who may not have studied business at level 5 but has practical experience in the area and now wishes to gain a business qualification, having worked in business. Students will build their knowledge of a broad range of business principles and functions, including management, finance, law, IT, human resource management, and banking and insurance.

About This Course

Course Content

Business Management


Work Experience

Human Resource Management

Business Law

Banking and Insurance

Finance, Spreadsheet Methods

Word Processing

Entry Requirements

QQI Level 5 Award or Equivalent in a related discipline, such as business studies, business administration, marking, retail practice or office administration. Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet these entry requirements but can demonstrate industry experience.

Further Study

Graduates of this Business Studies (Year 2) course are eligible to apply through the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to 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

Students who successfully complete this course in Business Studies (Year 2) will have the necessary skills to take up employment in retail, banking, insurance, commercial and service industries, as well as bodies including the civil service and local authorities.


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