Business & Computing

BSc Hons in Business Studies (Year 1 of 3)

Start Date: 13th September 2016
Course Code: C00143 TAD1A

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  • Ballymena (Trostan Avenue)


Duration: 3 Years Part-time
Number of weeks: 30
Start date: 13th September 2016
End date: 16th May 2017
Day: Tues
Interview required: Y

Fee for 2016/2017 Academic Year:

Year one – students will take either 4 modules or 2 modules

Module 1
Tuition Fee £80
Additional Fee £123
Total Fee: £203

Module 2
Tuition Fee £160
Additional Fee £240
Total Fee £400

Module 3
Tuition Fee £240
Additional Fee £356
Total Fee £596

Module 4
Tuition Fee £320
Additional Fee £473
Total Fee £793

Course Content

The course is designed to equip you with a broad range of subjects specifically focused on a business career. The modules are identified below, but may change depending on the University or Industry requirements.

• Operations Management
• Accounting for Business Decisions
• Managing Behaviour
• Managing People
• Total Quality Management
• Human Resource Management
• Enterprise Development
• Marketing Management
• Business Strategy
• Management of Change

Course Aims

The aim of the BSc (Hons) Business Studies course is to provide business education which will engage and challenge students and ultimately
produce employable graduates who can develop and thrive in a professional business career. Graduates will be able to evaluate information and arguments and make sound judgements based on facts and demonstrate the ability to communicate these effectively. They will also be able to assume responsibility for situations and be equipped with appropriate decisionmaking skills to manage within complex environments.

This course allows students to top up their Level 4 and 5 business qualifications to Level 6. To allow students to develop their business knowledge and skills essential for the world of work.

Special Features

Graduates may be eligible for exemption from parts of the qualifying examinations for admission to a number of professional bodies including those concerned with accounting, marketing and personnel management.

Assessment Methods

Assessment is by a combination of assignments and examinations.

Course Update

This degree prepares you for a career in business, commerce or the public sector. It concentrates on students acquiring and applying knowledge in a dynamic and ever changing modern business world. The course also provides you with the knowledge and skills which are vital to successful performance in a competitive workplace.

University Connections

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Applicants should have an HNC/D business related qualification or equivalent.

Please Note If a course is over-subscribed the college reserves the right to enhance the entry criteria. Details of enhanced criteria will be provided at the February Course Information Sessions and at Interview Stage.

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Over many years graduates in Business Studies have demonstrated that they possess a combination of knowledge and skills which is attractive to a wide range of potential employers. The career opportunities available include management level positions in finance, production, purchasing, personnel, marketing and so on, both in Northern Ireland and further afield. Many graduates are also in the Public Sector, pursuing successful careers in the Civil Service, government agencies and other public sector organisations. Graduates may also proceed to postgraduate studies in the University of Ulster or elsewhere for the award of Diplomas, Masters degrees or Doctorates in a variety of disciplines.

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Julie Powell