What is... Business and Management?
This programme will develop the knowledge and skills - technical, analytical, conceptual, interpersonal and intrapersonal - necessary for a successful business career. Leading edge business thinking is addressed throughout in the context of best contemporary practice.
There is a particular concern to ensure students understand the different dynamics of the modern business world through the use of the most recent and relevant tools in management practice.
To facilitate this, a diverse range of learning experiences are utilised including formal lectures with tutorial support, business case study analysis - including the opportunity to participate in national and international case study competitions - debates, role plays, industry project work, charity events, networking events and in-company internship.
First year students enrolling on this programme who have obtained 500 points or more in their Leaving Certificate will be awarded a first year entrance scholarship of €1,000 in recognition of their outstanding performance in the Leaving Certificate Examination.
What are my... Career Opportunities?
Graduates of the programme will have an exciting variety of career options in general management and its specialised management functions. Research with current students and analysis of graduate placement data identify career paths are in the following areas:
Accounting & Finance, Financial Services including in Banking, Money Markets and the Stock Exchange, HRM, Enterprise including the option of starting one’s own business, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Management, Management Consultancy and Marketing.
DT365 is recognised and accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA), the Irish Taxation Institute (ITI) and the Teaching Council of Ireland (TCI). The latter recognition qualifies graduates for entry onto PME (Professional Master of Education) courses and subsequent careers in the teaching profession.
What other options do I have after completion?
Graduates who have attained the required honours standard are eligible for postgraduate study in all third level institutions in and outside Ireland. Popular Masters disciplines include Accounting, Education, Finance, HRM, International Business, Management Consultancy, Public Relations and Strategic Management.
Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?
The programme comprises a B.Comm. type framework with selection of major decided in Year 3 and has been deliberately structured in this way in recognition of the challenge Leaving Certificate students face in deciding on a specific business career path.
As also outlined below, students have the option of completing a 16-20 week paid work placement in Year 3 or of studying abroad in one of the programme’s 50 partner universities.
Placement Partners include leading companies in all the key business sectors including Financial Services, Pharmaceutical, Retail, Information and Communications Technologies and Consultancy.
The content and structure of the programme constantly evolves in order to respond to industry requirements and new developments in business and management practice.
Years One & Two
Year 1 and 2 modules cover the typical core business and management disciplines and are designed to provide a foundation for more in-depth study in Years 3 and 4. Students take 8 core modules in Year 1 and 7 core modules + 1 optional module (either EU Integration or Finance & Economics) in Year 2.
Years Three & Four
There is a strong core of management and strategy studies with a wide range of options … allowing students the opportunity to focus on their preferred discipline or to follow a more eclectic choice if they wish. Students select 4 core modules and select 2 out of 8 option modules in Year 3 and 1 core module and between 5 and 10 option modules in Year 4 (depending on module ECTS weightings) out of 25 options. This very extensive range of options provides the students with the opportunity to select options most closely aligned to their preferred career path.
Students can choose to specialise in one or a combination of six “majors”:
- Human Resource Management
- Supply Chain Management
Students can avail of a 6 month placement in the 3rd year of the course. The student will have an opportunity to acquire relevant, real world experience in a business setting. Placement partners include leading companies in all the key business sectors.
Are there study abroad options?
Students may elect to study Year 3 abroad in Denmark, France, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, The Czech Republic and The Netherlands. Places are also available in Australia, Argentina, Canada, Egypt, Mexico, South Korea, the United States, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Italy and Spain.
Typically c. 20-25% of students choose to study abroad. Allocation of places is based on module results.
College of Business
T: 01 402 7151 (Etain Kidney)
What our Students say!
- DT365 is a great programme –the choice of modules is fantastic and having an extra two years to decide on your major really helps … I wasn’t sure what to focus on when I did the Leaving Cert … now I know Finance is for me
- The teaching team are really friendly and approachable. They’re always happy to meet you after class to answer questions
- What I like best is the range of assessment methods used … as well as exams there are presentations, reports, case analyses. AND there is always feedback on how you can improve next time
- The option of studying abroad in Year 3 (with option of choosing two exchange partners) or of doing a placement is great to have. The issue is deciding which is best. Both are great on your CV
- It’s not just business simulations but real business experiences. For example, setting up and running market stalls and organising charity events is a great way to learn”