• » Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Business with Irish/ French/Spanish/German

    Programme Title  Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Business with Irish/ French/Spanish/German
    CAO Code  LY218
    LYIT internal code  
    Duration  4 Years ab initio
    Standard Code Places:  30
    National Framework Level  8
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC
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    Is this Course for You?
    Do you have business flair and enjoy learning about different cultures ? Are you interested in the possibility of an international placement?
    This programme combines the study of business with languages and will provide you with a strong advantage in the international jobs market.. Students will study Irish, French, Spanish or German at post leaving cert level. In the third year students will work or study abroad to develop their language skills and improve their intercultural awareness. In the third year students will work or study abroad to develop their language skills and improve their intercultural awareness.
    Minimum Entry Requirements
    Leaving Certificate in six subjects i.e. H5 in two subjects, and O6/H7 in four other subjects. The six subjects must include Mathematics, Relevant Language, and either English or Irish. 
    Candidates who do not meet these entry requirements may be admitted to the programme on the grounds of mature years, if they have attained appropriate experience and attainment thresholds deemed equivalent. Applicants may avail of LYIT’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process.
    Suitably qualified direct applicants may be eligible for admission to Year 2, 3 or 4 of the programme.
    What will I study?
    Year/SemesterProposed ModulesMandatory/
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     1/1  Learning & Communication Skills Mandatory  10  5
     Business Organisation & Management Mandatory  10  6
     Language 1 (French 1, German 1, Irish 1, Spanish 1) Mandatory  5  4
     Information Technology Mandatory  5  3
     1/2  Basic Business Statistics Mandatory  10  6
     Accounting 1 Mandatory  10  6
     Language 2 (French 2, German 2, Irish 2, Spanish 2) Mandatory  5  4
     Business Law Mandatory  5  3
     2/3  Teaching English as a Foreign Language Mandatory  5  3
     Intercultural Communications Mandatory  5  3
     Language 3 (French 3, German 3, Irish 3, Spanish 3) Mandatory  5  4
     Marketing Mandatory  10  5
     Professional Development & Pedagogy Mandatory  5  3
     2/4  Managing People Mandatory  10  5
     Economics Mandatory  10  5
     Language 4 (French 4, German 4, Irish 4, Spanish 4) Mandatory  5  4
     Social Technology Project Mandatory  5  3
     3/5  Year Abroad: Workplace Learning Mandatory  30  
      Year Abroad: Erasmus Placement Mandatory  30  
     Language 5 (French 5, German 5, Irish & Communication Skills 1, Spanish 5) Mandatory  10  6
     Workplace Learning Mandatory  20  
     Semester Abroad: Erasmus Placement   Elective  30  
     3/6  Year Abroad: Workplace Learning Mandatory  30  
     Year Abroad: Erasmus Placement Mandatory  30  
     Language 6 (French 6, German 6, Irish & Communication Skills 2, Spanish 6) Mandatory  10  6
     Workplace Learning Mandatory  20  
     Semester Abroad: Erasmus Placement   Elective  30  
     4/7  Language 7 (French 7, German 7, Irish & Communication Skills 3, Spanish 7) Mandatory  10  6
      Financial Information & Decision Making Mandatory  5  3
     International Marketing Mandatory  10  5
     Culture & Business Project Mandatory  5  3
     4/8  Language 8 (French 8, German 8, Irish & Communication Skills 4, Spanish 8) Mandatory  10  6
     Research Methods & Dissertation Mandatory  10  5
     Managing Change Mandatory  10  6
    Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this programme it is expected that the learner will be able to:
    • Identify, evaluate and synthesise the core theoretical business frameworks and models.
    • Use appropriate business theories and frameworks to analyse and solve business problems.
    • Integrate general and professional target language competencies with business knowledge and skills.
    • Communicate effectively in oral and written modes with competent speakers of the target language in professional and social settings.
    • Demonstrate critical cultural and linguistic awareness and the ability to communicate effectively in intercultural contexts.
    • Work effectively as an autonomous individual and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
    Follow-on Courses
    Future study at postgraduate level in languages, business or marketing, including the MSc in Marketing Practice.
    Career Opportunities
    This programme focuses on the development of skills and provides opportunities for applied learning, particularly through workplace learning abroad and study abroad, which enhance the employability of the LYIT business and languages graduate. The proposed business and languages programme offers graduates a pathway to careers in a wide range of areas including:
    • Multinational companies
    • Small and medium sized enterprises
    • Consultancy
    • Public sector bodies
    • Contact Anne Burke, Head of Department of Law & Humanities, Letterkenny Institute of Technology by
    • E- Mail: Anne.Burke@lyit.ie
    • Telephone: (074) 9186204