CR 021 Course Location: CIT Bishopstown Campus
Business brings together a range of subjects including Management, Marketing, Accounting, Communications, and applications of Information Technology. The Business course aims to provide a broad education with many opportunities to specialise. The course is designed to be employment oriented giving graduates the core skills necessary to launch their career in their chosen disciplines. Business students will appreciate how businesses develop strategies, handle risk and take decisions in a variety of industry settings. The course also provides the necessary skills for those seeking to set up their own enterprises.
Students applying under CR 021 share a common Year 1 and Year 2, and then choose their preferred Degree at the end of Year 2. This gives students the opportunity to study business subjects before deciding on the stream they wish to follow.
Students can choose after Year 2 to specialise in Business (General), or Accounting or Marketing. All degree pathways lead to a Level 8 Honours Business degree. Students pursuing the general Business and Marketing options obtain a Level 7 Business degree and may progress in Year 4 to complete the aligned Honours Level 8 degree. Students pursuing Accounting join the Honours Level 8 degree for Year 3 and 4.
On graduation, all students will have developed fundamental personal and professional skills ensuring a confident and competent start to a successful business career.
In summary, all students are Bachelor of Business degree students in Year 1 and 2. Thereafter, students decide which degree pathway they wish to pursue. Students can choose from the following Degree programmes:
- Bachelor of Business (Level 7)
This Business programme provides the knowledge and skills necessary to contribute effectively within a business and management setting and is designed to provide a solid foundation for success in a wide variety of business career options.
- Bachelor of Business in Marketing (Level 7)
The Marketing programme focuses on the concepts, theory, processes and techniques of Marketing necessary to function in marketing, sales or customer service roles with particular emphasis on the skills required within the digital economy.
- Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting (Level 8)
The Accounting programme focuses on the specialist education and training necessary to enable graduates to gain employment in an Accounting/Financial capacity in any business sector. At the end of Year 1, students can choose the Accounting Stream. On successful completion of Year 2, students can transfer to Year 3 of the Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting (Level 8) programme.
For details, see https://business.cit.ie
Subject to availability of places and specialisation, suitably qualified graduates are eligible to apply for entry to Year 4 (final) of
A large proportion of graduates progress onto postgraduate studies. The Bachelor of Business Honours degree (Level 8) satisfies the degree requirements of the Teaching Council. As with other recognised degrees, a postgraduate programme of Initial Teacher Education, accredited by the Teaching Council, consisting of two years full-time study or 120 ECTS credits must subsequently be completed to be eligible for registration with the Teaching Council.
What is the advantage of doing the Common Entry?
If you would like a broad range of business topics, with the opportunity to choose a business specialism such as Business, or Accounting or Marketing at a later stage, you should apply for CR 021. If, however, you are confident that Accounting or Marketing is your preference, you should consider applying for the relevant Level 8 course (i.e. CR 420 BBus (Honours) in Marketing or CR 400 BBus (Honours) in Accounting) which specialises in that area from Year 1.
Is there a European language requirement for the course?
No, however, students who pursue French as an elective in Year 1 are expected to have completed a French Course at Leaving Certificate Level.
Will I be at a disadvantage if I did not study Business or Accounting in the Leaving Certificate?
No, the core fundamentals of Accounting and Business are delivered in Year 1.
What Award will I receive after successful completion of the course (3 years, 6 semesters)?
It depends on the specialisation. Choose from
- Bachelor of Business
- Bachelor of Business in Marketing
- Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting
Is it possible to obtain a Higher Certificate after two years?
Yes, students who successfully complete Year 2 and do not wish to progress to Year 3 will receive a Higher Certificate in Business.