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Business & Computing

Business Studies - BSc Hons

Start Date: 20th September 2023
Code: YHPX0143A1


Duration: 2-3 Years Part-time
Start date: 20th September 2023
End date: 8th May 2026
Day: Wed
Time: 13:00-21:00
Information Event: Yes

Course fees for each year.

  Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Total Fee
Fee £1868 £1868 £1868 £5604
Reduced Fee £1608 £1608 £1608 £4824

Fees are payable annually.
The fees for year 2 and year 3 may be subject to change.

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.

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 will be dependent on individual progression routes.

  • Operations Management
  • Accounting for Business Decisions
  • Managing People
  • Total Quality Management
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Marketing Management

Please note that Ballymena campus site is to be confirmed.

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.

This course is validated by Ulster University.

Assessment Methods

Assessment is by a combination of assignments and examinations.

Course Update

Please note from September 2025, all courses are planned to move to the new Ballymena campus at Farm Lodge.

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 or Admissions by 12th August, as an application deadline will apply. It is at the College's discretion to consider APEL enquiries after the dates stated.

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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