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  • » Higher Certificate in Business (Accounting & Administration)

    Programme Title  Higher Certificate in Business (Accounting & Administration)
    CAO Code  LY106
    LYIT internal code  
    Duration  2 Years
    Standard Code Places:  20
    National Framework Level  6
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC
    CAO Points  Click here for CAO Points
    Is this Course for You?  
    The Higher Certificate in Business (Accounting and Administration) is a Level 6, 2 year higher certificate programme offering students the opportunity to develop a diverse and invaluable range of skills that can be applied in the professional accounting and administration environment. The necessity for accountancy and administration skills permeates all organisations.
    The focus of the programme is on developing core accounting skills with a complementary range of both back-office and front-office skills in administration and information technology. The first year of the programme focuses on developing student’s foundational accounting, tax and business skills and knowledge while the second year of the programme is dedicated to developing advanced skills and knowledge associated with accounting and administrative related roles. An emphasis on information technology for general business, accounting and payroll infiltrates both years of the programme.
    In addition, the second year of the programme allows you to select various electives, which can allow you to progress onto the Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Accounting, BA in Administration and IT, Bachelor of Business in Management and Bachelor of Business in Marketing.
    Minimum Entry Requirements
    • Min. Five O6/H7
    • English or Irish O6/H7
    • Maths F2/O6/H7
    In the absence of Mathematics, 6 Leaving Certificate Subjects Grade OD including Irish or English and (a) two commercial subjects or (b) one commercial subject and a continental language.
    What will I study?
    Year/SemesterProposed ModulesMandatory/
    Elective
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     1/1  Learning & Communication Skills Mandatory  10  5
     Business Organisation & Management  Mandatory  10  6
     Income Tax & VAT Mandatory  5  3
     Information Technology Mandatory  5  3
     1/2  Record Keeping (Accounts & Payroll) Mandatory  10  6
     Marketing & Customer Relationship Management Mandatory  10  5
     Mathematics Mandatory  5  3
     Business Law Mandatory  5  3
     2/3  Business Information Systems   Mandatory  10  5
     Office Organisation & Management Mandatory  10  6
     Financial Accounts Mandatory  10  5
     2/4  Economics Mandatory  10  6
     Computerised Accounts & Payroll Systems Mandatory  10  5
     Text Processing Elective 1  10  6
     Management Accounting & Finance  Elective 2  10  5
     Entrepreneurship & Innovation Elective 3  5  3
     Advanced IT Applications Elective 4  5  3
    * Choose 10 credits from elective
    Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of the Higher Certificate in Business (Accounting and Administration) the learner will be able to:
    • Prepare financial statements for sole traders and companies (including statements of cash flow) even where records are incomplete and reconciliations between internal books and records and external sources, e.g. bank statements.
    • Compute tax liabilities such as VAT and PAYE/PRSI/USC for a business and advise on their obligations in this regard including the procedures to be followed when dealing with the Revenue Commissioners.
    • Prepare financial reports and other management information.
    • Evaluate the financial position of an organisation through the examination of financial statements and non-financial data.
    • Manage and use cost accounting systems for budgetary, inventory control and costing purposes.
    • Use computers effectively in an accounts related environment.
    • Recognise and evaluate areas of potential legal concern in the business environment and comprehend the relevance of Marketing and IT to businesses in general and also with specific reference to the accounting and finance function.
    • Set up and manage a computer based payroll and accounting package.
    • Communicate using appropriate transferable/professional skills with colleagues and customer using appropriate communication techniques.
    • Apply problem solving and analytical skills consistently in a business context.
    • Evaluate effective customer care strategies and manage customer service effectively within organisations.
    • Recognise and evaluate the key management skills and professional/transferable competencies that are essential and relevant to supervisors and good office support staff.
    Follow-on Courses
    • Year 3 of the BA in Administration & IT
    • Year 3 of the BBus in Management
    • Year 3 of the BBus in Marketing
    • Year 2 of the 3year BBus (Hons) Accounting
    Career Opportunities
    This programme provides a comprehensive set of skills and competencies appropriate to entry level positions in professional accounting practices and administration functions in the private and public sectors. It is also particularly suited to the administration/book keeper role in small –medium sized enterprises.
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  • » Bachelor of Business in Management

     Programme Title  Bachelor of Business in Management
     CAO Code  LY107
     LYIT internal code  
     Duration  3 Years
     Standard Code Places:  40
     National Framework Level  7
     Award Type  Major
     Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC
     CAO Points  Click here for CAO Points
    Is this the course for you?
    Managers are responsible for running organisations, departments and teams in all kinds of sectors from entertainment to health and from international business to local shops.
    This course offers a general business focus and the development of foundational business competencies for the first two years. Second year also provides the opportunity for studying abroad in Europe or America (Boston) at one of our partner institutions for one semester. Many of our partner institutions in Europe provide their lectures in English.
    In the third year of the programme the focus is twofold: firstly, towards developing advanced business competencies specialising in the field of management and secondly supporting the transition to the workplace and employment.  The final year includes the development of personal and professional employment skills and gives an opportunity to choose between three applied learning options which further support building the connection with real world learning.
    So if organising people, places, activities and resources sounds right for you, then this course is for you..
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    • Minimum Points Score 160&
    • Min. Five O6/H7
    • English or Irish O6/H7
    • Maths F2/O6/H7
    What will I study?
    Year/SemesterProposed ModulesMandatory/
    Elective
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     1/1  Learning & Communication Skills Mandatory  10  5
     Business Organisation and Management Mandatory  10  6
     Information Technology Mandatory  5  3
     Introduction to Sociology Elective  5  3
     French 1 Elective  5  4
     German 1 Elective  5  4
     Spanish 1 Elective  5  4
     Irish 1 Elective  5  3
     1/2  Accounting Mandatory  10  6
     Basic Business Statistics Mandatory  10  6
     Business Law Mandatory  5  3
     French 2 Elective  5  4
     German 2 Elective  5  4
     Spanish 2 Elective  5  4
     Irish 2 Elective  5  3
     Social Technology Project Elective  5  3
     2/3  Business Information Systems Mandatory  10  5
     Marketing Mandatory  10  5
     Business Communications Mandatory  5  3
     French 3 Elective  5  4
     German 3 Elective  5  4
     Spanish 3 Elective  5  4
     Irish 3 Elective  5  3
     Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Elective  5  3
     Civic & Community Engagement Elective  5  3
     2/4  Economics Mandatory  10  5
     Cost Accounting Mandatory  10  5
     Entrepreneurship & Innovation Mandatory  5  3
     French 4 Elective  5  4
     German 4 Elective  5  4
     Spanish 4 Elective  5  4
     Irish 4 Elective  5  3
     Personal Finance Elective  5  3
     3/5  Service & Operations Management Mandatory  10  5
     Legal Issues – Irish & European Mandatory  10  5
     Financial Management Mandatory  5  3
     Organisational Behaviour Mandatory  5  3
     3/6  Applied Learning – Work based Learning Elective  10  1
     Applied Learning – Enterprise Development Project Elective  10  1
     Applied Learning – Peer Assisted Learning Elective  10  1
     HRM & Employee Relations Mandatory  10  5
     Applied Marketing Management Mandatory  5  3
     Personal & Professional Development Mandatory  5  3
    NOTE: Choose 5/10 credits from electives
    Programme aims:
    Development of the programme is underpinned by the following core concepts:
    • To provide a broad, analytical and highly integrated study of business organisations (profit and non-profit), their management and the changing external environment and society in which they operate. This can be characterised from three perspectives;
      • Business Organisations - encompassing the internal aspects, functions and processes of organisations including their diverse purposes and structures together with the individual and corporate behaviours and cultures which exist within and between organisations and their influence upon the external environment.
      • External environment – which encompasses a wide range of factors, including economic, environmental, ethical, legal, political, sociological and technological, together with their effects at local, national and international levels upon the strategy, behaviour, management and sustainability of organisations.
      • Management – encompassing  the range of business management disciplines necessary for the effective management of and/or participation in a business organisation. These include areas such as business strategy, change management, operations and service management, project management, legal and regulatory environment, marketing management, human resource management, decision making, economics, financial management and organisational behaviour. These provide a solid foundation for success in a business career.
    • 'Preparation for business' by developing of a range of specific business knowledge and professional competences relevant to graduate careers in business with the potential for further management positions.
    • Enhancement of lifelong learning skills including personal development to contribute to civic society at large. Lifelong learning skills include the development and enhancement of a range of general transferable learning, intellectual and professional skills, which, while being highly appropriate to a career in business and management, are not restricted to this. This includes the encouragement of improved self-awareness, leadership vision, positive and critical attitudes towards enterprise, change and society in general
    Follow-on Courses
    • Bachelor of Business Honours (Management) at LYIT.
    • Degree courses in other colleges and universities.
    Career Opportunities
    Many graduates work for small local companies but some decide to join the graduate training courses of large companies. There is a vast array of positions open to you including:
    • Operations manager
    • Administrative office
    • Trainee manager in retail
    • Personnel officer
    This course begins in September each year. How to Apply
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

  • » Bachelor of Arts in Administration & IT

     Programme Title  Bachelor of Arts in Administration & IT
     CAO Code  LY117
     LYIT internal code  LY_BADMN_D
     Duration  3 Years
     Standard Code Places:  40
     National Framework Level  7
     Award Type  Major
     Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC
     CAO Points  Click here for CAO Points
    Is this Programme for Me?
    This programme covers all the areas of training necessary for the post of personal assistant/office administrator/office manager. Holders of this Award will be able to assume early responsibility in Office Management and will be familiar with all the main types of work that they are likely to encounter.
    The programme incorporates the key skills required for the modern administrative environment in either small or large organizations. These key competencies include, communication skills, information technology proficiency, working with people and problem-solving.
    A key strength of this programme is the emphasis on practical learning and learning by doing. Practically based modules such as computerised accounts, payroll, text processing and advanced spreadsheets will equip the learner with the know how for administrative work. Upon completion of this programme students will have acquired advanced skills in administration to assist in managing an office effectively. Furthermore, students will have developed knowledge and skills necessary for potential management positions. The transferability of the skills taught on this course is high and can be applied across a variety of workplaces, cultures and positions.
    Work Experience/Placement
    Work placement is viewed as an integral part of the programme in that it embeds skills learned and knowledge acquired throughout the course. The work placement is accredited and takes place over the course of one semester. It gives the learner the opportunity to work in a real life situation where she/he will have to work on her/his own initiative, be adaptable to the new environment she/he finds her/himself working in and reflect on her/his own learning.
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    • Minimum Points Score 160
    • Min. Five O6/H7
    • English or Irish O6/H7
    • Maths F2/O6/H7
    What will I study?
    Year/SemesterProposed ModulesMandatory/
    Elective
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     1/1  Learning & Communication Skills  Mandatory  10  5
     Office Organisation and Management  Mandatory  10  6
     Information Technology  Mandatory  5  3
     Introduction to Sociology  Elective  5  3
     French 1  Elective  5  4
     German 1  Elective  5  4
     Spanish 1  Elective  5  4
     Irish 1  Elective  5  3
     1/2  Record Keeping (Accounts and Payroll)  Mandatory  10  6
     Text Processing  Mandatory  10  6
     Mathematics  Mandatory  5  3
     French 2  Elective  5  4
     German 2  Elective  5  4
     Spanish 2  Elective  5  4
     Irish 2  Elective  5  3
     Social Technology Project  Elective  5  3
     2/3  Business Information Systems  Mandatory  10  5
     Business Organisation and Management  Mandatory  10  6
     Advanced Text Processing  Mandatory  5  3
     French 3  Elective  5  4
     German 3  Elective  5  4
     Spanish 3  Elective  5  4
     Irish 3  Elective  5  3
     Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)  Elective  5  3
     Civic & Community Engagement  Elective  5  3
     2/4  Marketing & Customer Relationship Management  Mandatory  10  5
     Computerised Accounts & Payroll Systems  Mandatory  10  5
     Advanced IT Applications  Mandatory  5  3
     French 4  Elective  5  4
     German 4  Elective  5  4
     Spanish 4  Elective  5  4
     Irish 4  Elective  5  3
     Personal Finance  Elective  5  3
     3/5  Professional Development  Mandatory  5  
     Work Placement  Mandatory  25  
     3/6  Interactive & Social Media Applications  Mandatory  10  5
     Managing People  Mandatory  10  5
     Public Relations & Communications  Mandatory  5  3
     Applied Marketing Management  Mandatory  5  3
    NOTE: Choose 5/10 credits from electives
    Programme Aims
    Development of the programme is underpinned by the following core concepts:
    • To equip learners with the requisite skillset to work in the private, public and community sectors as an office administrator/manager. This encompasses a broad knowledge and understanding of the processes of administrative services within organisations, incorporating facilities, equipment and supplies necessary within an administrative environment; a good knowledge and understanding of information technology systems and accounting systems.
    • Preparation for the Workplace by presenting the learner with both a learning environment and work based setting conducive to the development of administrative/management knowledge and skills required to operate at a professional and competent level. To provide the learner with practical experience to work in a real life setting thus enhancing the use of specialist knowledge in practice, recognising the reciprocal relationship between theory and practice
    • Enhancement of lifelong learning skills including personal development to contribute to civic society at large. Lifelong learning skills include the development and enhancement of a range of general transferable learning, intellectual and professional skills, which, while being highly appropriate to a career in administration, are not restricted to this. This includes the encouragement of improved self-awareness, leadership vision, positive and critical attitudes towards change and society in general.
    Follow-on courses
    • Holders of this Award are eligible to undertake the Bachelor of Arts (Hon)Administrative Management.
    • Progression to Degree programmes at other Institutes and Universities within Ireland and abroad.
    Career Opportunities
    There is a constant demand for Award holders with a high level of education and training. Graduates are usually employed with County Councils, Health Boards, VECs and private industry.
    This course begins in September each year. How to Apply
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

  • » Bachelor of Business in Marketing

     Programme Title  Bachelor of Business  in Marketing
     CAO Code  LY127
     LYIT internal code  
     Duration  3 Years
     Standard Code Places:  40
     National Framework Level  7
     Award Type  Major
     Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC
     CAO Points  Click here for CAO Points
    Is this the course for you?
    As the driving force behind the economy, business is a dynamic and exciting career choice – whether you’re managing a busy small business or part of a large international corporation. This course offers a general business focus and the development of foundational business competencies for the first two years. Second year also provides the opportunity for studying abroad in Europe or America (Boston) at one of our partner institutions for one semester. Many of our partner institutions in Europe provide their lectures in English.
    In the third year of the programme the focus is twofold: firstly, towards developing advanced business competencies specialising in the field of marketing and secondly supporting the transition to the workplace and employment.  The final year includes the development of personal and professional employment skills and gives an opportunity to choose between three applied learning options which further support  building the connection with real world learning.
    So if you’d like to be part of the fast and versatile commercial world, sign up now.
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    • Minimum Points Score 160
    • Min. Five O6/H7
    • English or Irish O6/H7
    • Maths F2/O6/H7
    What will I study?
    Year/SemesterProposed ModulesMandatory/
    Elective
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     1/1  Learning & Communication Skills Mandatory  10  5
     Business Organisation and Management Mandatory  10  6
     Information Technology Mandatory  5  3
     Introduction to Sociology Elective  5  3
     French 1 Elective  5  4
     German 1 Elective  5  4
     Spanish 1 Elective  5  4
     Irish 1 Elective  5  3
     1/2  Accounting Mandatory  10  6
     Basic Business Statistics Mandatory  10  6
     Business Law Mandatory  5  3
     French 2 Elective  5  4
     German 2 Elective  5  4
     Spanish 2 Elective  5  4
     Irish 2 Elective  5  3
     Social Technology Project Elective  5  3
     2/3  Business Information Systems Mandatory  10  5
     Marketing Mandatory  10  5
     Business Communications Mandatory  5  3
     French 3 Elective  5  4
     German 3 Elective  5  4
     Spanish 3 Elective  5  4
     Irish 3 Elective  5  3
     Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Elective  5  3
     Civic & Community Engagement Elective  5  3
     2/4  Economics Mandatory  10  5
     Cost Accounting Mandatory  10  5
     Entrepreneurship & Innovation Mandatory  5  3
     French 4 Elective  5  4
     German 4 Elective  5  4
     Spanish 4 Elective  5  4
     Irish 4 Elective  5  3
     Marketing Practice Elective  5  3
     3/5  Marketing Management Mandatory  10  5
     Understanding and Influencing Customers Mandatory  10  5
     Financial Management Mandatory  5  3
     Organisational Behaviour Mandatory  5  3
     3/6  Applied Learning – Work based Learning Elective  10  1
     Applied Learning – Enterprise Development Project Elective  10  1
     Applied Learning – Peer Assisted Learning Elective  10  1
     Interactive & Social Media Applications Mandatory  5  5
     Designing Marketing Research Mandatory  5  3
     Personal & Professional Development Mandatory  5  3
    NOTE: 5/10 credits from electives
    Programme aims:
    Development of the programme is underpinned by the following core concepts:
    • To provide a broad, analytical and highly integrated study of business organisations (profit and non-profit), their marketing function and the changing external environment and society in which they operate. This can be characterised from three perspectives:
      • Marketing – the discipline area of marketing will be explored through specialist modules designed to produce an effective marketing professional. The various elements of marketing theory will be explored, and the student will be critically examined using various teaching methodologies. The broad themes of Strategy, Research and Focus on the Customer will underpin the flow of modules.
      • Business Organisations (profit and non-profit) - encompassing the internal aspects, functions and processes of organisations including their diverse purposes and structures. This will marry together with the individual and corporate behaviours and cultures which exist within and between organisations and their influence upon the external environment.
      • External environment – which encompasses a wide range of factors, including economic, environmental, ethical, legal, political, sociological and technological, together with their effects at local, national and international levels upon business and marketing strategy, staff and consumer behaviour, management and sustainability of organisations.
    • 'Preparation for business' by developing of a range of specific business knowledge and professional competences relevant to graduate careers in business and marketing, with the potential for further marketing management positions.
    • Enhancement of lifelong learning skills including personal development to contribute to civic society at large. Lifelong learning skills include the development and enhancement of a range of general transferable learning, intellectual and professional skills, which, while being highly appropriate to a career in business and marketing, are not restricted to this. This includes the encouragement of improved self-awareness, leadership vision, positive and critical attitudes towards enterprise, change and society in general.
    Follow-on courses
    • Bachelor of Business Honours (Marketing) at LYIT.
    • Degree courses in other colleges and universities.
    Career Opportunities
    This degree gives you a wide variety of career choices and a special advantage with marketing roles.  All kinds of organisations, at home and abroad, such as banks, local and central government, public agencies, small enterprises and large corporations need strong business graduates.  Roles include: 
    • Marketing executive working in a company’s marketing department, a marketing agency or a consultancy.
    • Advertising / Public relations executive
    • Market researcher – desk and field research with polls and surveys
    • General business manager in a small company – with a wide range of sales and marketing responsibilities.
    This course begins in September each year. How to Apply
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

  • » Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting

     Programme Title  Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting
     CAO Code  LY108
     LYIT internal code  
     Duration  3 Years
     Standard Code Places:  50
     National Framework Level  8
     Award Type  Major
     Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC
     CAO Points  Click here for CAO Points
    Is this course for you?  
    If you want to build a career in the accounting profession, this course could be for you.  Over three years, you will learn the core accounting and finance skills needed to perform at a highly competent level in the accountancy profession.  You will also develop a complementary range of business skills that will equip you to work in a variety of related positions, including business management and teaching.
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    • Min. Six O6/H7
    • Maths O6/H7
    • English or Irish O6/H7
    • At Least Two H5
    What will I study?
    Year/SemesterProposed ModulesMandatory/
    Elective
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     1/1  Learning & Communication Skills Mandatory  10  5
     Book-keeping Mandatory  5  3
     Information Technology Mandatory  5  3
     Business Organisation and Management Mandatory  10  6
     1/2  Management Accounting & Finance Mandatory  10  6
     Economics Mandatory  10  5
     Quantitative Methods Mandatory  5  3
     Financial Accounting Mandatory  5  3
     2/3  Financial Reporting 1 Mandatory  10  5
     Business Information Systems Mandatory  10  5
     Computerised Accounts Mandatory  5  3
     Law for the Business Environment Mandatory  5  3
     2/4  Management Accounting 2 Mandatory  10  5
     Company Law & Governance Mandatory  10  5
     Business Tax Mandatory  10  5
     3/5  Digital Business Mandatory  10  5
     Financial Reporting 2 Mandatory  10  5
     Business Finance Mandatory  5  3
     Capital Gains Tax & VAT Mandatory  5  3
     3/6  Strategic Management Mandatory  10  5
     Advanced Management Accounting & Finance Mandatory  10  5
     Auditing Mandatory  10  5
    Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of the Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Accounting the learner will have achieved the following learning outcomes:
    • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding about accounting and business appropriate for entry-level positions in accounting and business fields.
    • Ability to evaluate the financial position of an organisation through the examination of financial statements and non-financial data.
    • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of the regulations and  principles of accounting, and apply these accurately and correctly to accounting and business issues.
    • Understanding of ethical dilemmas and legal issues, and ability to respond appropriately by applying relevant ethical and legal concepts and codes of ethics issued by relevant authorities.
    • Ability to demonstrate IT skills and show knowledge of e-business issues and their application in a modern business environment.
    • Ability to display learning, intellectual and professional skills which will be appropriate for a graduate moving into a business workplace.
    • Evaluate the role of other business functions necessary for the effective participation in business organisations.
    Professional Body Exemptions
    Accounting graduates of our Business programmes are entitled to the following exemptions from the Professional Accounting Bodies (these exemptions are subject to periodic review):
    ACCACAICPA
    F1 – Accountant in Business CAP1 – Finance F1 - Business Maths & Quantitative Methods
    F2 – Management Accounting CAP1 – Management Accounting F1 – Economics & The Business Environment
    F3 – Financial Accounting CAP1 – Financial Accounting F1 – Business Law
    F4 – Corporate & Business Law CAP1 – Taxation 1 F2 – Financial Accounting
    F5 – Performance Management CAP 1 – Law for Accountants F2 – Taxation
    F6 - Taxation Next Steps F2 – Information Systems
    F7 – Financial Reporting Graduates must sit CAP2 plus the FAE’s (final exams), however Students who complete the Masters in Accounting at LYIT will also receive all CAP2 exemptions. F2 – Management Accounting
    F8 – Audit & Assurance P1 – Corporate Reporting
    F9 – Financial Management P1 – Auditing
    Next Step P1 – Managerial Finance
    Graduates need only sit the final exams P1 – Corporate Law and Governance
    Next Steps
    Graduates need only sit Professional 2 (final exams)
    Follow-on courses
    • Master of Arts in Accounting at LYIT.
    • Higher Diploma in Financial Services Technologies at LYIT.
    • Masters degrees in institutes and universities at home and abroad
    • Higher Diploma in Education for qualification as a teacher.
    Career Opportunities
    Graduates of this course find positions in professional accountancy practices, industry, commerce, financial services and the public service, nationally and internationally.  Accounting courses at LYIT attract generous exemptions from the examinations of professional accountancy bodies including ICA, ACCA, CPA and CIMA.  All exemptions awarded are subject to annual review and revision by the various professional bodies and are based on students achieving clear passes in completion of specific modules.
    This course is suitable for those who ultimately wish to pursue a career in teaching as it will be recognised by the Teachers Council for the purposes of teaching Accounting, Business and Economics. Graduates have the opportunity to progress to LYIT’s MA in Accounting, which offers further generous exemptions from professional examinations.
    This course begins in September each year. How to Apply
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

  • » Bachelor of Business (Hons)

    Programme Title  Bachelor of Business (Hons) 
    CAO Code  LY118
    LYIT internal code  
    Duration  3 Years ab initio
    Standard Code Places:  30
    National Framework Level  8
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC
    CAO Points  Click here for CAO Points
    Is this Course for You?
    The Bachelor of Business (Honours) is a general, Level 8, 3 year honours degree programme that equips graduates with the resources necessary to excel in today’s dynamic business environment. The programme reflects the changes in digital business and innovation and ensures that graduates develop the skills and knowledge required to enter a variety of different careers at a domestic or global business level.
    Emphasis is placed on developing graduates who are forward thinking and act as catalysts for growth in business. The programme reflects the intrinsic need to develop leaders; leaders that know how to use the functional areas of business and understand how to manage innovation and drive an organisation forward in the digital era.
    The first year of the programme focuses on developing students foundational business abilities, while the remaining two years focus on developing advanced capabilities. In addition, the third year of the programme gives flexibility to select electives in specialised areas.
    Key Features
    • Excellent academic delivery & tailored support
    • External guest speakers – both visiting academics and practitioners
    • Hands on projects
    • Work-context rich case study teaching – student-led and lecturer-led
    • Lecturer-led debates
    • Discussion groups
    • Best practice seminar series
    • Focus on reflective learning
    • Access to an extensive range of academic and practitioner material
    Minimum Entry Requirements
    • Min. Six O6/H7
    • Maths O6/H7
    • English or Irish O6/H7
    • At Least Two H5
    What will I study?
    Year/SemesterProposed ModulesMandatory/
    Elective
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     1/1  Learning & Communication Skills Mandatory  10  5
     Business Organisation & Management Mandatory  10  6
     Information Technology Mandatory  5  3
     Business Law Mandatory  5  3
     1/2  Accounting  Mandatory  10  6
     Business Information Systems Mandatory  10  5
     Quantitative Methods  Mandatory  5  3
     Communications & Digital Media Mandatory  5  3
     2/3  Service & Operations Management Mandatory  10  5
     Marketing Mandatory  10  5
     Organisational Behaviour Mandatory  5  3
     Human Resource Management Mandatory  5  3
     2/4  Economics Mandatory  10  5
     Cost Accounting & Finance Mandatory  10  5
     Personal & Professional Development Mandatory  5  3
     Consumer Psychology & Digital Markets Mandatory  5  3
     3/5  Digital Business Mandatory  10  5
     Global Economy & Policy Mandatory  10  5
     Project Management Elective  5  3
     Decision Making Techniques Elective  5  3
     Business Finance Elective  5  3
     International Marketing Elective  10  5
     Legal Issues – Irish & European Elective  10  5
     3/6  Strategic Management Mandatory  10  5
     Facilitating Innovation & Change Mandatory  10  5
     Supply Chain Management Elective  5  3
     Business Cases Elective  5  3
     Services Marketing Elective  5  3
     Designing Market Research Elective  5  3
     Public Sector Policy Elective  10  5
    *Choose 10 credits form elective
    Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of the Bachelor of Business the learner will be able to:
    • Critically apply a broad and coherent knowledge of management theories, concepts and practical principles.
    • Exercise judgement to develop and recommend solutions for management tasks and problems.
    • Demonstrate strategic thinking within a business setting in order to meet stakeholders interests and objectives.
    • Examine legal and ethical considerations for management practices.
    • Obtain, analyse and interpret data to aid the managerial decision making process.
    • Operate effectively as an individual as well as a team player within a business organisation.
    • Demonstrate the ability for self-directed and independent learning from completion of various applied tasks.
    Follow-on Courses
    • MSc in Marketing Practice at LYIT
    • Higher Diploma in Financial Services Technologies
    • Further study at other institutes or universities
    Career Opportunities
    Due to the broad range of subjects studied throughout the programme, graduates are prepared for employment in a variety of business-related fields
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  • » Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Administration and IT

     Programme Title  Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Administration and IT
     CAO Code  Add-on programme. Not available via CAO
     LYIT internal code  LY_BADMN_B
     Duration  1 Year, Post Bachelor of Business (level 7)
     Standard Code Places:  80
     National Framework Level  8
     Award Type  Major
     Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC
    Is this course for you?
    This programme provides progression to an honours degree level for students who have completed the ordinary degree programme in administration & IT. On successful completion of the ordinary and honours degree programmes, learners will have gained a knowledge and understanding in a range of core areas relating to administration and information technology including:
      Administration & Management
    • Office Organisation & Management
    • Business Management
    • Text Processing
    • Record keeping and Accounting
    • Public Relations & Communications
    • Human Resource Management
    • Modern Business Environment
    • Managing Change
    • Public Sector Policy
    • Marketing & Customer Relationship Management
    • Managing People
    • Work Placement
      Information Technology and Communications:
    • Learning and Communication Skills
    • Information Technology
    • Business Information Systems
    • Advanced Applications
    • Professional Development for Work
    • Interactive & Social Media Applications
    • Digital Business
    • Information Systems & Project Management
    • Work Placement
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    This is a one-year add-on Honours Degree programme for students who hold a level 7 Bachelor of Arts in Administration & IT or equivalent.
    What will I study?
    Year/SemesterProposed ModulesMandatory/
    Elective
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     4/7  Digital Business  Mandatory  10  5
     Modern Business Environment  Mandatory  10  5
     Financial Information for Decision Making  Mandatory  5  3
     Human Resource Management  Mandatory  5  3
     4/8  Information Systems & Project Management  Mandatory  10  5
     Managing Change  Mandatory  10  5
     Public Sector Policy  Mandatory  10  5
    Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Administration & IT the learner will have achieved the following learning outcomes.
    • Demonstrate the skills, knowledge and competencies to work effectively in an administrative environment
    • Demonstrate the application of IT tasks and functions required in the administration function of organisations.
    • Utilise and apply the new technologies that are changing the face of the office environment
    • Employ problem solving and analytical skills consistently in a business context.
    • Apply the key management skills and competencies that are essential and relevant to supervisors and managers employed in a public/private sector environment
    • Be able to apply transferable skills necessary for employment including initiative, personal responsibility, time management and decision making in complex and unpredictable situations.
    Follow-on courses
    • Higher Diploma in Financial Services Technologies
    • MSc in Marketing Practice
    • Masters degrees in institutes and universities at home and abroad
    Career Opportunities
    Graduates of this programme should expect to find employment with management prospects in County Councils, Health Boards, VECs and private industry.
    This course begins in September each year. How to Apply
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

  • » Bachelor of Business Honours in Management

     Programme Title  Bachelor of Business Honours in Management 
     CAO Code  Add-on programme. Not available via CAO
     LYIT internal code  LY_BBUSS_B
     Duration  1 Year
     Standard Code Places:  30
     National Framework Level  8
     Award Type  Major
     Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC
    Is this course for you?
    If you’d like to strengthen your knowledge and experience of business and marketing following your ordinary degree, then this honours degree is the course for you. The focus at this level is at developing a much more strategic perspective on the world of business and management and understanding the interrelationships between management and other business functions.
    Learners will be required to develop an understanding of key  frameworks and theories in those areas applicable to business organisations.  On successful completion of the ordinary and honours degree programmes,  learners will have knowledge and understanding in a range of core areas relating to business and management including:
      Business operations and functional areas
    • Human Resource Management
    • Service and Operations Management
    • Supply Chain Management
    • Marketing
    • Accounting , Cost Accounting and Financial Management
      Trans functional business areas
    • Business Organisation &  Management
    • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    • Business Information systems
    • Organisational Behaviour
    • Strategic Management
    • Managing Change
    • Decision Making Techniques
    • Business Cases
    • Project Management
      Information and Communications:
    • Learning and Communication Skills
    • Information technology
    • Personal and Professional Development
    • Business Information Systems
    • Digital Business
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    Bachelor of Business (Management) degree or equivalent.
    • Applicants who are interested in taking selected modules only from this programme and/or those interested in studying this programme in a part-time mode, click Part-time Study
    What will I study?
    Year/SemesterProposed ModulesMandatory/
    Elective
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     4/7  Digital Business Mandatory  10  5
     Economics for Business Decisions Mandatory  10  5
     Decision Making Techniques Mandatory  5  3
     Project Management Mandatory  5  3
     4/8  Strategic Management Mandatory  10  5
     Managing Change Mandatory  10  5
     Business Cases Mandatory  5  3
     Supply Chain Management Mandatory  5  3
    Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of the Bachelor of Business in Management the learner will be able to:
    • Critically apply a broad and coherent knowledge of management  theories, concepts and practical principles
    • Exercise judgement to develop and recommend solutions for management tasks and problems
    • Demonstrate strategic thinking within a business setting in order to meet stakeholders interests and objectives
    • Examine legal and ethical considerations for management practices
    • Obtain, analyse and interpret data to aid the managerial decision making process
    • Operate effectively as an individual as well as a team player within a business organisation
    • Demonstrate the ability for self-directed and independent learning from completion of various applied tasks
    • Develop an ability to engage in effective communications in a variety of ways relevant to business management issues
    Follow-on courses
    • Higher Diploma in Financial Services Technologies
    • MSc in Marketing Practice
    • Masters in Business by research at LYIT
    • Masters degrees in institutes and universities at home and abroad
    • Higher Diploma in Education for qualification as a teacher.
    Career Opportunities
    Whether you decide to work for a large company with graduate training courses or a smaller, local company, the career opportunities are excellent and the roles open to you are varied and exciting with many different career directions. Here are some ideas:
    • Management trainee
    • Human Resource manager
    • Production manager
    • Project manager
    • Business executive in strategic planning
    • Operations manager
    • Secondary school Business Studies teacher – this degree is recognised by the Department of Education & Science for secondary school teaching. Graduates may also apply to teach Economics.
    • Visit www.gradireland.com for more ideas
    This course begins in September each year. How to Apply
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

  • » Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Marketing

     Programme Title  Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Marketing
     CAO Code  Add-on programme. Not available via CAO
     LYIT internal code  LY_BBUSS_B
     Duration  1 Year
     Standard Code Places:  30
     National Framework Level  8
     Award Type  Major
     Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC
    Is this course for you?
    If you’d like to strengthen your knowledge and experience of business and marketing following your ordinary degree, then this honours degree is the course for you. The focus at this level is at developing a much more strategic perspective on the world of business and marketing and understanding the interrelationships between marketing and other business functions.
    Following completion of both Bachelor of Business ordinary and honours degree in Marketing graduates will have accumulated a very strong skillset in marketing tools and techniques built around three key themes:
      Strategy and Planning:
    • Marketing
    • Marketing Management
    • Strategic Market Planning
      Communicating with the Customer:
    • Understanding and Influencing the Consumer
    • International & Global Marketing
    • Services Marketing
    • Interactive and New Media Applications
      Market Research:
    • Analysing Market Research
    • Designing Market Research
    • Marketing Research Project.
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    Bachelor of Business (Marketing) degree or equivalent.
    • Applicants who are interested in taking selected modules only from this programme and/or those interested in studying this programme in a part-time mode, click Part-time Study
    What will I study?
    Year/SemesterProposed ModulesMandatory/
    Elective
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     4/7  Digital Business Mandatory  10  5
     International Marketing Mandatory  10  5
     Human Resource Management Mandatory  5  3
     Analysing Marketing Research Mandatory  5  3
     4/8  Strategic Management Mandatory  10  5
     Strategic Market Planning Mandatory  10  5
     Marketing Research Project Mandatory  5  3
     Services Marketing Mandatory  5  3
    Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of the Bachelor of Business in Marketing the learner will have achieved the following learning outcomes. They will have:
    • Developed a deep understanding of marketing , starting from a foundation level, to a planning level, to a strategic level
    • Critically evaluated the role of the customer in the framing of marketing strategy, especially in terms of analysing and influencing them
    • Planned, collected, analysed and interpreted data to aid clear strategic decisions in all marketing contexts
    • Applied marketing theory in applied learning modules
    • Critically evaluated the role of other key business functions and their interaction with marketing
    • Developed alternative marketing strategies in applied areas such as international marketing and services marketing
    • Developed transferable, intellectual and professional skills for lifelong learning, which are highly appropriate to a career in business and marketing
    Follow-on courses
    • Higher Diploma in Financial Services Technologies
    • M.Sc. in Marketing Practice at LYIT
    • Masters in Business by research at LYIT
    • Masters degrees in institutes and universities at home and abroad.
    • Higher Diploma in Education for qualification as a teacher.
    Career Opportunities
    • Marketing professional – this degree carries full exemptions for the Marketing Institute of Ireland, so, following the completion of a one-day case study, you will have the title MMII (Grad).
    • International marketing executive – sourcing new markets, managing suppliers, export marketing, sales, target market research
    • Marketing manager – working on competitor analysis, marketing campaigns, new product/service development, business performance improvement.
    • Secondary school Business Studies teacher – this degree is recognised by the Department of Education & Science for secondary school teaching.
    • Visit www.mii.ie for more ideas
    This course begins in September each year. How to Apply
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: