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BA (Hons) in Business Management with Law

Course code: WD079
What is the BA (Hons) in Business Management with Law course?
This is a three year course, which prepares students for employment in the corporate administration sector. It involves studying business management, finance and law. Graduates frequently work in senior management positions as chief legal officers in companies, and as advisors to companies on legal, regulatory, and financial matters. Demand for graduates of this course is continually on the increase.
BA (Hons) in Accounting


Course code: WD084
What is the BA (Hons) in Accounting course?
The BA in Accounting is a three year degree course that prepares students mainly for careers in accountancy.

Career Opportunities
Graduates of the BA (Hons) in Accounting may work in business or as trainee accountants or teachers following further study. To qualify as a professional accountant the graduate may opt to study for the accountancy examinations of one of the main accounting bodies while working in the accounting area. To qualify as a business teacher graduates must complete a Higher Diploma in Education.
BA (Hons) in Marketing

Course code: WD095

Work Placement or Study Abroad
The work placement or study abroad takes place in Semester 7. It allows students to gain real experience of working in a marketing environment. Past companies who have been involved in the placements include: Coca Cola, Aer Lingus, Ben Sherman, Bulmers, Bank of Ireland, Waterford Crystal and Cawley Nea Advertising Agency. Students can also opt to study abroad in one of WITs partner institutions.

What is the BA (Hons) in Marketing course?

The BA (Hons) in Marketing is a four year degree course, which prepares students for employment in the marketing area. The first four semesters consist of general marketing and business subjects and then students study the specific marketing subjects from semester 5-8.

Career Opportunities Marketing Research
Advertising
Brand Management
Sports Sponsorship
Public Relations

BSc (Hons) in Retail Management


Course code: WD127

Work Placement or Study Abroad
The work placement takes place in semester 6 and 7 of the degree. It allows you to gain real experience working in a retail environment. Each student will be required to keep a log of his or her work-related experience and produce an applied research project as part of this placement.

What is the BSc (Hons) in Retail Management Course?

The BSc (Hons) in Retail Management is a full-time four-year degree programme, combining class-based training with practical assignments. Throughout the programme, students study five key areas relating to retail management, specifically: Retail Operations, Customer Relationship Management, General Management, Store Technology and Financial Management.

Career Opportunities
Specialist positions, such as: Category management, Buying and merchandising, Key account management, sales/marketing positions and technical support
Business ownership

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Masters of Business in Management

BA (Hons) in International Business

Course code: WD134

(Scholarship available for 2012)
What is the BA (Hons) in International Business course?

The BA (Hons) in International Business is a three year course that prepares students to work in an international and inter-cultural context.

Career Opportunities Graduates may:
Join firms at junior management level, and can go on to work in several international business functions, including: Human resources, Export departments, International sales or Purchasing.
Also be suited to the multi-disciplinary demands of small and medium-sized enterprises.
Foreign Study Placement
In Year 3, semester five of the Programme, the student will be required to study abroad in one of WITs partner institutions, in the USA, Canada or a European country, for example, France, Germany or The Netherlands. Foreign study will give the students the opportunity to experience the life, culture and academic environment of a foreign country. It is anticipated that classes while abroad will be in English, irrespective of the country involved.
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MBA in International Business
Masters in Business Studies - Internationalisation
Masters in Business Studies

BA (Hons) in Finance and Investment

Course code: WD160
Course Description

The BA (Hons) in Finance and Investment is a three-year full time academic degree programme dedicated to the development of successful finance managers. The programme aims to develop the financial skills of its students through a course of analytical, numerical and financial modules as well as placing a significant emphasis on communication skills and teamwork, which are skills vital to the development of good financial managers.

Career Opportunities
One of the most important challenges for the continued success of the financial services sector outlined in the 2004 IDA report is the required development of specialisation in some areas of financial services, for example, risk management, treasury management and derivatives, mathematical and analytical skills. From research carried out by the IDA it is considered that there is currently a shortage of these specialist skills available and in order to ensure continued success in the industry it is considered imperative that Ireland builds its pool of mathematically literate skill sets as they will be a key enabler to a successful high value financial centre.
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Masters of Business in Economics & Finance

Bachelor of Business Studies (Hons) BBS (Hons) (French Option) BBS (Hons) (German Option)


Course code: WD048, WD049, WD080

Work Placement or Study Abroad

Students will spend semester 6 in year 3 in appropriate paid work placement.

What is the Bachelor of Business course?

These four-year full-time degree courses (comprising eight semesters) have been designed to equip graduates with a broad range of business skills combined with a thorough knowledge of the financial and economic environment in which firms operate.

Special Feature - Flexible Semester
A new development to the BBS programme is the introduction of a flexible semester. This semester will allow students to have different experiences, feel affinity with different peoples and expand their personal horizons. This will facilitate the development of skills in the areas of communication, customer service awareness, decision making, problem solving, teamwork, commercial awareness, creativity, confidence and reflection. During Semester 6 (Year 3) students will be given an opportunity to participate in one of the following:
Study Abroad: Students will spend the semester studying in a college abroad including English, French and German-speaking colleges
Work Placement: Students will spend the semester in appropriate paid work placement
New Venture Initiative: Students will develop a business idea during the semester
College and Community Project: Students will study three modules at WIT along with undertaking a project. Examples of project areas include: Teaching practice; Community organisations, Sports organisations; Small research project in business; Health research project.
Career Opportunities
A graduate of this degree will be suitable to take up a position at a junior/middle management level in many types of business organisations ranging from small family businesses to multi-national corporations.
The degree also prepares graduates for employment in other sectors including the public service and voluntary organisations.
Graduates with a Bachelor of Business (Hons) award are also entitled to exemptions from many of the leading professional accountancy and management bodies including: ACA (Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland); ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants); CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants); CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development) & The Marketing Institute of Ireland.

Bachelor of Business

Course code: WD159
Course Description

The Bachelor of Business is a three year ab initio degree that provides students with specialised knowledge across a wide range of business areas. The degree focuses on developing student knowledge in critical areas of business studies in conjunction with developing interpersonal and communication skills that are necessary in todays business environment. Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Business degree will have a range of skills and competencies that will allow them to make a meaningful contribution in the workplace.

Career Opportunities
Graduates of the Bachelor of Business will find work in:
trainee management
junior management in any of the main business functions and across all industry and services sectors
The qualification also allows students to progress to other academic courses
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Honours degree programmes within the School of Business, in particular the Bachelor of Business Studies (level 8).

BA (Hons) in Business Information Systems

Course code: WD122

Work Placement or Study Abroad

Work placement takes place in Semester 3 for a six-month period from June to December. The objective of work placement is to provide the student with a broader skills base on the completion of their studies. The six month placement provides experience, which is highly desirable to employers upon graduation. The programme has been successful in securing placements for students with employers such as Honeywell, Colgate-Palmolive, Qualceram and Mentec.

What is Business Information Systems?

Business Information Systems involves the development, application and management of information systems in business.

What is the BA (Hons) in BIS course?

The BA (Hons) in BIS is a two-year add-on degree to a Higher Certificate in Business Studies or equivalent.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the BA (Hons) in BIS can pursue the following career paths:
Business Consultant
Information Systems Manager
IT Project Manager
Business Analyst
Systems Analyst
Technical Support Executive

Higher Certificate in Business Studies

Course code: WD003
What is the Higher Certificate in Business Studies?

The Higher Certificate in Business Studies is a flexible two-year course culminating in a widely recognised and highly regarded qualification. On successful completion of this programme students will have gained relevant business skills that they can apply and they will have deepened their understanding of how business operates.

Career Opportunities
Graduates of the Higher Certificate in Business Studies will find work in:
trainee management
junior management in any of the main business functions and across all industry and services sectors
the qualification also allows students to progress to other academic courses
Follow on Study Graduates with a Higher Certificate in Business Studies can transfer into all Degree programmes in the School of Business at WIT.

BA (Hons) in Financial Services


Course code: WD136

What are financial services?
Financial services in Ireland is a major growth sector. This growth has continued unabated since the launch of the International Financial Services Centre in Dublin in 1987. The sector includes such areas as retail banking, fund administration, general insurance, life assurance, stockbroking, personal financial planning and taxation.

What is the BA (Hons) in Financial Services Course?

This is a two-year add-on degree course, which prepares students for employment in the financial services sector.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the BA (Honours) in Financial Services may find work in the following areas: fund accounting, shareholder/trustee services, retail banking, capital markets, taxation, general insurance, life assurance and pensions.
Employment Placement
The employment placement takes place in the second semester from February - September. It allows the student to gain experience in the financial services sector applying the knowledge and skills acquired in the first semester. Companies who have provided work placement in the past include ACC Bank, Allied Irish Banks plc, AIB Capital Markets plc, Anglo Irish Bank plc, Bank of Ireland plc, Central Bank of Ireland, Ernst & Young, FBD Insurance plc, Hooper Dolan Financial, New Ireland Assurance, PFPC International Ltd., SEI Investment Global Fund Services Ltd. and State Street (International) Ireland Ltd. Follow on Study

Masters of Business in Economics & Finance

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