Duration: 2-3 Years Part-time
Number of weeks: 30
Start date: 17th September 2018
End date: 21st May 2019
Time: 13:00 - 21:00
Information Event: Y
Fee for 2018/2019 Academic Year:1 Module £210
2 Modules £420
3 Modules £630
4 Modules £840
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 will be dependent on individual progression routes.
• Operations Management
• Accounting for Business Decisions
• Managing People
• Total Quality Management
• Strategic Human Resource Management
• Marketing Management
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.
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 is by a combination of assignments and examinations.
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.
Please note that due to campus redevelopment Ballymena and Coleraine courses may be relocated to alternative suitable locations.
Applicants should have a Foundation Degree, HNC or HND business related qualification or equivalent and GCSE Mathetmatics and English at Grade C or above (or equivalent).
Please Note If a course is over-subscribed the college reserves the right to enhance the entry criteria.
Where mature students wish to have prior education and/or experience taken into account, in lieu of meeting the full course entry requirements, they should contact the relevant Course Director by 13th August, as an application deadline will apply.
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.
Business & Computing
BSc Hons Degree in Business Studies
Currently employed as an IT Administrator for The Wrights Group, Ballymena, I have been through 2 redundancies and a period of unemployment during my working career to date. It was following my first redundancy that I decided to enrol on the HNC Business Course, choosing the Magherafelt campus due to the parttime evening classes fitting in around the part-time work I was doing at the time. Completing the HNC with results far better than I expected, progression to the BSc Hons Degree in Business felt like the right move to make.
Having found full time employment with Patton Construction during the course of the HNC, and moving to The Wrights Group during the degree course, it was hard working and studying at the same time but the results at the end were worth the hard work. The BSc Hons Degree in Business gave me a real insight into how different functions of business work together, identifying different characteristics and tools used within each function that I was able to recognise within my own workplace. Being able to use what I have learnt in the ‘real world’ has been of benefit to progression in my current job.
My goals for the short term are to continue developing my current role in IT Service Management, with the possibility of expanding the responsibilities of my current role. Longer term I would definitely like to a achieve a role in management and I am considering perhaps returning to Further Education, although to teach rather than study.
Business & Computing
BSc Hons Degree in Business Studies
I work for a local company called Network Personnel which specialises in training and employment. I decided to do a business course to boost my CV but wasn’t sure of my commitment at the time so chose to do the HNC. Having achieved the HNC and enjoyed a good learning experience through the NRC in Magherafelt, I decided to progress onto the degree course part time and subsequently achieved a First Class Honours.
Since completing my degree I have received greater recognition in work and have recently been promoted. I feel that completing the business degree though was a major factor in improving my career prospects and would encourage anyone contemplating a degree course to contact the college.