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Business and Management

Introduction

Would you like the challenge of a career in management? Do you enjoy working with people in a dynamic environment? Are you confident, have a positive attitude and good communication skills? Can you see yourself running your own business? With a thriving economy, there are many opportunities in management roles for those with the right skill set. This course is designed to build strong business management skills which are critical in either starting or running a business. This course also offers advanced progression links to third level in Business and Management Degree programmes.

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of this course, you can pursue careers in a range of areas including:

  • General Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing/Sales Executive
  • Events/Project Management

Course Structure

Core Elements
  • Business and Management Year 1
  • Accounting
  • Mathematics
  • Applied Economics
  • Business Law
  • Entrepreneurial Skills
  • Marketing Practice
  • Spreadsheet Methods
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Business and Management Year 2
  • Strategic Management
  • Business Management
  • Finance
  • Leadership
  • Marketing Communications
  • Human Resources Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Work Experience
  • Course Code

  • BSM1(Year 1), BSM2 (Year 2)
  • Duration

  • 1 or 2 Years, Full time September to May
  • Number of Places

  • 30
  • Number of Contact Hours per week

  • 25
  • Timetable contact

  • 5 Days
Testimonial

After not getting enough Leaving Cert points for my course on the CAO, I was extremely lost about what to do next. I decided to attend BFEI and it was the best decision I have ever made. The Certificate in Business Studies Course allowed me to get a taste of studying business before I progressed onto third level education. The quality of the Lecturers at BFEI is outstanding. The course allowed me to receive an offer for my first choice on the CAO - Bachelor of Commerce in UCD. The material and skills I learned at BFEI such as collaborative learning and writing assignments, have certainly helped me during my first year at University. I would like to thank all members of staff for the amazing support and inspiration to help me achieve my goal. If you are thinking about doing this course, I can assure you, you will not regret it!

- Luke Ennis, Business Studies Graduate, 2019 -

Support Elements
  • Career advice and help with CV preparation is provided by the Guidance and Career Service
Assessment and certification
  • This course is certified by QQI
  • Assessment is based on a combination of assignments and exams.
  • After Year 1, you will be awarded a QQI Level 5 Certificate in Business Studies (5M2102).
  • After Year 2, you will be awarded a QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Management (6M4587).

Progression

PROGRESSION TO FURTHER STUDIES

If you want to get a degree, then you can apply through the CAO system for entry into courses in the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme such as:

BSc in Business and Management or BSc in Human Resource Management Technological University Dublin [City] - www.tudublin.ie
Bachelor of Business in Management Technological University Dublin [Tallaght] - www.tudublin.ie
Bachelor in Business Studies – Business and Management Maynooth University – www.nuimaynooth.ie

After Year 2, you can apply for Advanced Entry to 2nd year of the following courses:
Bachelor of Business (Hons) – Entrepreneurship & Management or Entrepreneurship IADT, Dún Laoghaire – www.iadt.ie
BA (Hons) in Business or BA (Hons) in Human Resource Management National College of Ireland – www.ncirl.ie

Check out the updated BFEI CAO Progression Pathways Chart with new progression options included for TCD, NUI Maynooth and University of Limerick.  CAO data shows that many BFEI graduates from 2018/2019 secured excellent CAO offers.

Entry Requirements

​Year 1

  • Leaving Certificate

You must have achieved 5 passes or 5 O6/ H7s or a combination of 5 O6/H7s or have achieved the LCA with a Merit profile, or have achieved a full relevant QQI Level 4 Award. 

  • Mature Applicants

Mature applicants (aged 21 and over) and other applicants without the formal entry requirements will be assessed individually for suitability. Direct applications to Year 2 are welcome from holders of a QQI Level 5 in Business or equivalent.

Year 2

Direct applications to Year 2 are welcome from holders of a QQI Level 5 in Business or equivalent.

Advisory Meeting

Applicants will be invited to attend an advisory meeting to offer guidance and to ensure course suitability. Information on course costs and the registration/induction process will also be provided at this meeting. 

Places will be offered, on a first come basis, subject to the applicant meeting the entry requirements and subject to a place being available.  

Fees

At course commencement, students are required to pay for books, exams, €200 PLC Government Levy (unless exempt), a Student Services fee and where applicable professional body registration fees.  There are no tuition fees for EU students.

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