This programme prepares students for employment in administration and office management at a supervisory or junior management level. The programme builds practical skills in the students, with a strong focus on word processing, databases, spread sheets, payroll and administration. These skills are all highly sought after by employers. The programme provides an interactive learning experience with a focus on practical laboratory classes, case studies and problem-based learning.
A distinctive aspect of the Programme is an opportunity to undertake a work placement in an office environment. Students may also avail of the choice to take a language elective and to avail of an Erasmus semester abroad.
Over the three-year programme, students undertake five mandatory and one elective module during each semester, including a language and a politics option.
YEAR ONE: The first year focuses on providing the student with foundationknowledge in core business areas including accounting principles, payroll, business management, business mathematics, computer applications and understanding the dynamics of an organisation.
YEAR TWO: In second year, students study core business areas in greater detail, with modules and practicals in accounting, business management and information technology. Student knowledge and understanding of key business disciplines is broadened with the introduction of business law, economics, management accounting and managing the office environment.
YEAR THREE: In third year learning progresses with more advanced accounting and information technology, alongside economics and people management, selling and customer care management. Students also undertake a work placement during this year to reinforce the knowledge they have acquired.
Entry requirements for CAO 2020 courses at ITSligo are available for download below:
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5 grade Ds at Ordinary Level, to include Mathematics and English or Irish. We also accept an E in Higher Level Mathematics, and a B2 or above in Foundation Mathematics as meeting the mathematics entry requirements.
Graduates take up employment opportunities in a range of areas, including clerical assistant, personal assistant / receptionist, financial assistant, bank official, business manager, office manager and customer care officer.
Graduates may progress to a Level 8 Honours Degree in Business (one year) at IT Sligo, or may choses to continue their studies at honours level in other third level institutions.
[E] = Elective Module. Modules subject to availability.