Business Administration graduates undertake a wide range of administrative duties and may obtain employment in areas such as administration, marketing, IT, financial and shared services, banking, insurance, media, customer service, health service, local authorities, and fund services.
Potential Areas of Employment
- Business Analytics
- Key Account Manager
- Customer Relationship Management
- Human Resource Management
- Supply Chain Management
- Digital Marketing
- Financial Services
Investor Relations, Citco Fund Services
“One of the best aspects of studying the BBus (Honours) in Business Administration at CIT, is the variety of topics that are covered throughout the programme. This allowed me to find the area that I wanted to pursue as a career, while getting exposure to other topics. The balance of theory classes and IT labs really help develop your skills quickly as the topics you learn in the lectures are backed-up by putting that theory in to practice in the computer labs. This helped me to increase my familiarity with a range of business software.
The work placement is beneficial to students as it allows them to spend time in the work environment that they may want to pursue after college. In my case, the work placement was a real eye-opener as it helped me decide on the career path that I wanted to take. The skills I learned from the degree programme helped me to stand out to employers when applying for positions.”
Procurement Coordinator, Essense of Australia
"I graduated with a BBus (Honours) in Business Administration. After graduating. I was offered a Supply Chain Graduate role with Boston Scientific, a worldwide leading medical devices company. During this role, I had the opportunity to use the skills gained from IT, Supply Chain Management and Business Information Technology modules and put them into practice. I then went on to work as a Buyer with Boston Scientific and recently moved to Australia where I have started a new role as a Procurement Coordinator with Essense of Australia.
I found the work placement element of this programme hugely beneficial. It prepared me for the working in industry using the skills I gained, and gave me a CV that stood out compared to other graduates. My daily tasks include adjusting and expediting purchase orders based on material requirement planning, customer satisfaction processes and maintaining supplier relationships. CIT’s Business Administration degree programme has helped me find a career that I really enjoy and for which I have a great passion."
Buyer - Supply Management Installation & Services
“I graduated with a BBus (Honours) in Business Administration. One of the most interesting aspects of the programme was the work placement module. During this module I studied new systems, learned about policies and procedures and put process improvement ideas forward which made the work placement aspect of the programme hugely beneficial.
The combination of business and IT modules such as Supply Chain Management, Project Management and Business Information Technology directly complements the role which I do now.
My daily tasks involve communicating with Project Managers, Engineers and Expeditors, analysing requisitions and placing purchase orders with a worldwide supplier base.
CIT’s Business Administration programme has had an extremely positive effect on my career path.”
Sales Support Associate
“Studying Business Administration at CIT opened up so many doors after graduation. I had the options to choose a career in marketing, management, IT, HR, and many more. The opportunity to advance into the fourth year for my Honours degree was very beneficial to improving my skills. The work placement was valuable for gaining experience and it provided an opportunity to have a CV that stood out from other graduates.
I work with Dell Software Group and my daily responsibilities include order processing and annual pricing of renewal support for customers. I’m also involved in the ‘Great Place to Work’ committee and the internal communications team where I have the opportunity to strengthen my marketing communication and event management skills.”
Finance Administration Intern
“I am currently working with VMware; a multinational company who provide cloud and virtualisation software and services to customers worldwide. I’m a member of the Cork Finance group; a team of over 60 who work with Procurement, Accounts Payable and Receivable teams who are based in India. My daily tasks and responsibilities involve supporting internal and external paperwork flow, liaising with the legal administration team on the administration of contracts together with support to Finance and Procurement teams.
The skills I gained whilst studying the BBus (Hons) in Business Administration definitely helped me find employment. The experience I gained while on work-placement also gave me a good head start and helped me settle into working life.”
“I am currently working with Dell Software who provide software solutions and services to customers worldwide. My position is Sales Associate for the UK and Irish Market; my responsibilities include managing and qualifying all my leads and working on marketing campaigns.
I strongly believe that the skills I gained while studying the Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Business Administration at CIT will help me progress through my career. I really enjoyed my work placement, and taking part on an Entrepreneurship Erasmus project also helped me to decide what career path to take.