• » 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 QQI
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    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
    Applicants should have 6 Leaving Certificate Subjects with a minimum of Grade H5 in at least 2 higher level papers, together with Grade O6/7 in four other subjects of the Leaving Certificate, to include Mathematics and Irish or English
    What will I study?
    Year/SemesterProposed ModulesMandatory/
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     1/1  Learning to Learn & ICT Mandatory  5  5
     Business Management Mandatory  10  6
     Fundamentals of Marketing Mandatory  5  3
     Quantitative Methods  Mandatory  5  3
     Business Law Mandatory  5  3
     1/2  Writing Skills  Mandatory  5  3
     Economics Mandatory  10  5
     Business Information Systems  Mandatory  10  3
     Introduction to Business Process Management Mandatory  5  3
     2/3  Service & Operations Management Mandatory  10  5
     Marketing Principles Mandatory  10  5
     Accounting for Business Mandatory  10  5
     Microeconomics for Business Decisions Mandatory  5  3
     2/4  Communications and Digital Media  Mandatory  5  3
     HRM & Employee Relations Mandatory  10  5
     Personal & Professional Development Mandatory  5  3
     Applied Learning – Work Based Learning Elective  10  
     Applied Learning – Enterprise Development Elective  10  
     3/5  Digital Business Mandatory  10  5
     The Macroeconomic Environment Mandatory  5  3
     Financial Management Mandatory  5  3
     Supply Chain Management Elective  10  5
     International Marketing Elective  10  5
     3/6  Strategic Management Mandatory  10  5
     Innovation in Organisations Mandatory  10  5
     Customer Experience Management Elective  5  3
     Decision Making Techniques Elective  5  3
     Project Management Elective  5  3
     Organisational Change Elective  10  5
    *Choose 10 credits form elective
    Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of the Bachelor of Business (Honours) the learner will be able to:
    • Critically apply a broad and coherent knowledge of organisational theories, concepts and methods
    • Recognise good practice such as innovation, organisational strategy and digital business
    • Demonstrate mastery of a range of complex skills and tools in Organisational practice to conduct closely guided research, professional or advanced technical activities
    • Exercise appropriate judgement to develop and recommend solutions to organisational problems
    • Use advanced skills to conduct research to model proposed solutions to organisational problems
    • Work as an effective and valuable team member in both leadership and team member roles
    • Learn to work in a variety of learning contexts while acting responsibly
    • Examine and reflect on ethical and social issues at an individual and organizational level
    Follow-on Courses
    • MSc in Marketing Practice at LYIT
    • Higher Diploma in Financial Services Technologies
    • Further study at other institutes or universities
    • MSc in Management Practice at LYIT
    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