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Certificate in Business Studies

Introduction

Certificate in Business Studies - Dublin

Our Certificate in Business Studies course at BFEI, located in Blackrock village, Co.Dublin is a one year QQ1 Level 5 course.

Do you want to gain a solid grounding in the fundamentals of business  with a view to identifying the specialist area that best suits you?  Have you an entrepreneurial flair?  Are you looking to gain employment in the diverse business environment?  Or do you see yourself progressing to get a Business Degree? 

This qualification covers the major functional areas of business including Finance, Marketing, Human Resources and Management  and will provide you with the opportunity to advance your career.  

Career Opportunities

Business subjects, coupled with proficiency in IT, prepare graduates for a wide range of career opportunities in:

  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • General Administration and Management
  • Advertising and Marketing
  • Sales Management

Companies who have hired BFEI graduates include:

  • AIB
  • TESCO

Course Structure

Core Elements
  • Certificate in Business Studies
  • Accounting
  • Business Law
  • Applied Economics
  • Mathematics
  • Entrepreneurial Skills
  • Spreadsheet Methods
  • Marketing Practice
  • Work Experience
  • Course Code

  • BUS1
  • Duration

  • 1 Year full time September to May
  • Number of places

  • 60 each year
  • Number of contact hours per week

  • 25
  • Timetable contact

  • 5 days
Testimonial

I completed a 2 year full-time Business Studies course and I have to say that my experience at the College has been incredibly positive and  I would recommend  it to anyone that is seeking an affordable and mainly assignment based assessment format that is taught by friendly, approachable lecturers.  The course provides students with a broad spectrum of business knowledge that is practical and engaging, making graduates workplace or ready to progress on to get a degree.  I would highly recommend anyone that is interested to check out the range of courses available at BFEI.

- Sinead Toomey, Business Studies Graduate, 2014 -

Support Elements
  • Career Advice
  • CV Preparation
Assessment and certification
  • This course is certified by QQI.
  • Assessment is based on a combination of project work submitted during the year and exams.
  • Learners who successfully complete this course will be awarded a QQI level 5 Certificate in in Business Studies (5M2102).

More Level 5 Courses at BFEI

Progression

On successful completion of the Certificate in Business Studies (5M2102), graduates have the option to progress within BFEI to the:

Alternatively, graduates can apply through the CAO system for entry to degree courses under the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme such as:

Career

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

  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • General Administration and Management
  • Advertising and Marketing
  • Sales Management

Entry Requirements

  • Leaving Certificate/LCA

Applicants should have achieved five passes OR five O6/H7s  OR a combination of five O6/H7s OR have achieved the LCA with a Merit profile.

  • Other including Mature Students

If you are a mature student (aged 21 or over) and do not hold the Leaving Certificate, then you are welcome to apply. Each application will be assessed individually.

Advisory Meeting

Applicants will have an advisory meeting to offer guidance and to ensure course suitability. Places will be offered, on a first come basis, following the outcome of the personal Advisory Meeting, subject to the applicant meeting the entry requirements of the course. Applicants will also be advised on course costs and registration details.

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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