Higher Certificate in Business Full-time (Online)

  • Course Fact File
  • Course Code SG103
  • Duration 2
  • Credits 120*
  • NFQ Level 6

Course Summary

The Higher Certificate in Business is a two year programme which offers the candidate a qualification in general business culminating in a widely recognised and highly regarded award. Once the graduate completes the qualification, he or she will have a general understanding of how business organisations work in the public and private sector. This will position the graduate ideally to enter the workforce or continue with further studies.

Students currently study a prescribed range of subjects. The student will be introduced to the core functions of business management such as accounting, management, marketing, entrepreneurship, human resource management, information technology and SME (Small and Medium Enterprise) development.

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Key Course Information



Application Closing Date : 1st July 2020

Entry Requirements

Applicants under 23 require five Leaving Certificate subjects (or equivalent) at grade D including Mathematics and English or Irish. Applicants over 23 will be considered on prior relevant experience and/or motivation for taking the programme.

Career Opportunities

Learners will acquire the broad business skills that will enable them to obtain employment across a wide range of business environments at administrative or junior management level or improve their work skills. This very well established programme has allowed past students to commence and develop careers Business and related areas, including SME management and entrepreneurship.

Further Study

Some past graduates, after attaining a higher certificate proceed to pass degree and then to honours degree level. There is a clear pathway once you complete this qualification to move to the Bachelor of Business - Pass (one year full or part time) and then the Bachelor of Business - Honours (one year full time or two years part time).