Business Functions: This subject will introduce the student to the complexity of modern business organisational structures and give the student a sound knowledge of the major functions and service activities within a business. Topics covered include Communications and Teamwork, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy and Lifecycle and the overall business environment. It will also help to build students’ awareness of problems and challenges that the modern business might encounter.
Economics: This module is designed to give the student an excellent grounding in the fundamentals and functions of economics in today’s business environment. This module covers a wide range of topics from supply and demand theory to national and international trade issues. A large part of this module focuses on national banking, inflation, income, unemployment and fiscal issues.
Accounting: The fundamental aim of this subject is to introduce the student to the basic principles of financial and management accounting. The programme will enable the student to develop basic skills in respect of recording, summarising and interpreting accounts.
Marketing, Communications and Digital Media: This module explores the skills and knowledge necessary for the planning and management of effective marketing communications. This module is designed to provide students with an foundational understanding of marketing, its tools and associated digital skills.
Information Technology Applications: A fundamental understanding of the MS Office Suite of software programmes is a basic requirement for everyone in the world of business. This module allows students to gain foundational knowledge and practical experience in MS Office Suite Applications to enable them to meet the expectations of employers and to use the software effectively in the completion of course assignments.
Human Resource Management: Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the role of the Human Resource Department within an organisation. In addition to broadening the understanding of employee engagement, human resource planning and development, the role of Human Resource Information Systems, payroll and GDPR compliance will be covered.
Business law: This module will provide participants with an overview of the Irish Courts System and the Irish Constitution. It includes an introduction, together with a broad approach to EU Law. The Law of Contract, Tort Law, and Employment Law are also introduced together with Consumer Protection Legislation. Company Law outlining the role of Directors, Sole Traders and Liquidators are also included in this Module.
Fundamentals of Management: The Fundamentals of Management module aims to provide students with a comprehensive review of management functions and practical management skills. The module explains the aspects of contemporary management and details the most important elements of management, including leadership, change management and ethics.