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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

The Business Studies course in BFEI allowed me to confirm my interest was in further studying business and provided me with an entry path to my first choice course. I got an offer of my first choice course, UCD - Bachelor of Commerce, which I accepted. I have no doubt the fundamentals the BFEI course taught me not only on module content but also the skills of assignment writing, referencing and presentations will stand to me in my degree course. Thanks to all at BFEI for their support and encouragement. 

- Ben Walsh, Business Studies Graduate, 2018 -

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

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.

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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