Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business & ICT

  • Course Fact File
  • Course Code SG145
  • Duration 3 years
  • Points Required *
  • NFQ Level 8

Course Summary

Next Intake September 2021

Programme Description

This degree provides you with the skills to identify business challenges, find technological solutions, manage technology projects and analyse business data. Businesses today are finding it difficult to see how they can use the opportunities presented by the digital technologies to transform their business. We have designed this programme to equip you with the skills to help support and lead business through this digital transformation.

What is Business and ICT?

This degree integrates two disciplines to create unique graduates who are in high demand. Studying Business and Information Communications Technology (ICT) together will allow students to identify the role of information systems in business management and operations, and embed contemporary ICT systems to maximise productivity, efficiencies and success in a business.

Graduates of this programme have a unique advantage; not only will you have the knowledge and practical capabilities of IT infrastructure and information systems but you will also have the business acumen to understand and appreciate the business. This allows for the best systems to be developed with this crucial mix of knowledge.

What Skills will I gain?

This course will give you the skills to work in a dynamic and challenging, technology driven business environment. Graduates of this programme will have a deep understanding of the pivotal role of ICT in business both nationally and internationally. They will be able to use that knowledge to influence and manage change in a variety of industries and organisations.

If you want to be a part of the digital transformation era, this course is an ideal choice for you. Organisations everywhere are grappling with technological advances, this programme prepares graduates to lead and manage the digital transformation process. 

Professional Accreditation

Teaching Council

The course has been designed so graduates are equipped to teach both Business and ICT (Computing Studies/Information and Communications Technology) subjects in post primary schools should they choose to pursue a career in Teaching. The modules on the course have been mapped to the Teaching Council of Ireland’s registration requirements.

Microsoft Accreditation

Students on this Programme have the opportunity to attain Microsoft Certifications, which are industry-recognised worldwide and differentiate graduates in the job market by giving them a competitive edge.  Students become Digital Champions, acquiring Digital Badges that promote credentials and validate skills.  Badges can be shared online, are linked to live job markets and verified in real-time by employers.

Google Analytics Accreditation

Students will complete a Google Analytics accredited course and have the opportunity to gain an internationally recognised Google Certification. 

Reasons to Apply for this Course:

  1. Graduates are prepared for a number of industry roles in high demand both nationally and internationally.
  2. Use this programme as a stepping stone into a post primary teaching career for both Business and ICT subjects. 
  3. Gain an Art Honours Degree in just three years.
  4. Pick up professional accreditations throughout this programme to differentiate your CV.
  5. Scholarships are available for highly engaged students throughout this programme.
  6. Supports are available to ensure you have access to the technology you need to succeed on this programme.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for CAO 2020 courses at ITSligo are available for download below:

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

We’ve designed the course to give you a broad range of knowledge and skills valuable for any modern company. Graduates are prepared for a number of roles including; ICT Project Management, Data Security Manager, Digital Transformation Consultant, Information Resource Manager, Technology Consultant or Systems Analyst.

Industry Demand for Graduates of this Programme

‘This proposed degree programme ticks many boxes from the perspective of the Local Enterprise Office and, indeed, the wider economic development role of Sligo County Council. It has a lot of potential to upskill some of our client companies and to ingrain in them the growing importance of continually evolving technologies in the conduct of business.’ Mr John Reilly (Head of Enterprise, Local Enterprise Office, Sligo County Council).

 ‘‘The multidisciplinary approach of the BA Honours in Business and ICT at IT Sligo is an important step in supporting enterprise to address the many and varied forces of change, as they compete in a rapidly changing and ever more competitive global arena.” John Nugent (IDA Ireland’s Regional Business Development Manager, North West).

Further Study

Further study options

Further study options include post-graduate studies by research to either Masters (Level 9) or PhD (Level 10). Graduates can also apply to undertake a Level 9 programme to become a second level teacher in either Business or ICT.