• » Bachelor of Business in Marketing

     Programme Title  Bachelor of Business  in Marketing
     CAO Code  LY127
     LYIT internal code  
     Duration  3 Years
     Standard Code Places:  40
     National Framework Level  7
     Award Type  Major
     Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC
     CAO Points  Click here for CAO Points
    Is this the course for you?
    As the driving force behind the economy, business is a dynamic and exciting career choice – whether you’re managing a busy small business or part of a large international corporation. This course offers a general business focus and the development of foundational business competencies for the first two years. Second year also provides the opportunity for studying abroad in Europe or America (Boston) at one of our partner institutions for one semester. Many of our partner institutions in Europe provide their lectures in English.
    In the third year of the programme the focus is twofold: firstly, towards developing advanced business competencies specialising in the field of marketing and secondly supporting the transition to the workplace and employment.  The final year includes the development of personal and professional employment skills and gives an opportunity to choose between three applied learning options which further support  building the connection with real world learning.
    So if you’d like to be part of the fast and versatile commercial world, sign up now.
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    Pass (OD3 or better) in 5 Leaving Certificate subjects, including passes in Mathematics and in either Irish or English (or an equivalent qualification).  The minimum points for entry is 140 points.
    • FETAC applicants click FETAC
    • Applicants presenting non-Irish exams as a basis for entry, please check the IOTCEF listing to search for the entry relevant to your country
    • Applicants who are interested in taking selected modules only from this programme and/or those interested in studying this programme in a part-time mode, click Part-time Study
    What will I study?
    Year/SemesterProposed ModulesMandatory/
    Elective
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     1/1  Learning & Communication Skills Mandatory  10  5
     Business Organisation and Management Mandatory  10  6
     Information Technology Mandatory  5  3
     Introduction to Sociology Elective  5  3
     French 1 Elective  5  4
     German 1 Elective  5  4
     Spanish 1 Elective  5  4
     Irish 1 Elective  5  3
     1/2  Accounting Mandatory  10  6
     Basic Business Statistics Mandatory  10  6
     Business Law Mandatory  5  3
     French 2 Elective  5  4
     German 2 Elective  5  4
     Spanish 2 Elective  5  4
     Irish 2 Elective  5  3
     Social Technology Project Elective  5  3
     2/3  Business Information Systems Mandatory  10  5
     Marketing Mandatory  10  5
     Business Communications Mandatory  5  3
     French 3 Elective  5  4
     German 3 Elective  5  4
     Spanish 3 Elective  5  4
     Irish 3 Elective  5  3
     Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Elective  5  3
     Civic & Community Engagement Elective  5  3
     Design Theory: 20th Century Visual Communications Elective  5  3
     2/4  Economics Mandatory  10  5
     Cost Accounting Mandatory  10  5
     Entrepreneurship & Innovation Mandatory  5  3
     French 4 Elective  5  4
     German 4 Elective  5  4
     Spanish 4 Elective  5  4
     Irish 4 Elective  5  3
     Personal Finance Elective  5  3
     Sport, Leisure and Society Elective  5  3
     3/5  Marketing Management Mandatory  10  5
     Understanding and Influencing Customers Mandatory  10  5
     Financial Management Mandatory  5  3
     Organisational Behaviour Mandatory  5  3
     3/6  Applied Learning – Work based Learning Elective  10  1
     Applied Learning – Enterprise Development Project Elective  10  1
     Applied Learning – Peer Assisted Learning Elective  10  1
     Interactive & Social Media Applications Mandatory  5  5
     Designing Marketing Research Mandatory  5  3
     Personal & Professional Development Mandatory  5  3
    NOTE: 5/10 credits from electives
    Programme aims:
    Development of the programme is underpinned by the following core concepts:
    • To provide a broad, analytical and highly integrated study of business organisations (profit and non-profit), their marketing function and the changing external environment and society in which they operate. This can be characterised from three perspectives:
      • Marketing – the discipline area of marketing will be explored through specialist modules designed to produce an effective marketing professional. The various elements of marketing theory will be explored, and the student will be critically examined using various teaching methodologies. The broad themes of Strategy, Research and Focus on the Customer will underpin the flow of modules.
      • Business Organisations (profit and non-profit) - encompassing the internal aspects, functions and processes of organisations including their diverse purposes and structures. This will marry together with the individual and corporate behaviours and cultures which exist within and between organisations and their influence upon the external environment.
      • External environment – which encompasses a wide range of factors, including economic, environmental, ethical, legal, political, sociological and technological, together with their effects at local, national and international levels upon business and marketing strategy, staff and consumer behaviour, management and sustainability of organisations.
    • 'Preparation for business' by developing of a range of specific business knowledge and professional competences relevant to graduate careers in business and marketing, with the potential for further marketing management positions.
    • Enhancement of lifelong learning skills including personal development to contribute to civic society at large. Lifelong learning skills include the development and enhancement of a range of general transferable learning, intellectual and professional skills, which, while being highly appropriate to a career in business and marketing, are not restricted to this. This includes the encouragement of improved self-awareness, leadership vision, positive and critical attitudes towards enterprise, change and society in general.
    Follow-on courses
    • Bachelor of Business Honours (Marketing) at LYIT.
    • Degree courses in other colleges and universities.
    Career Opportunities
    This degree gives you a wide variety of career choices and a special advantage with marketing roles.  All kinds of organisations, at home and abroad, such as banks, local and central government, public agencies, small enterprises and large corporations need strong business graduates.  Roles include: 
    • Marketing executive working in a company’s marketing department, a marketing agency or a consultancy.
    • Advertising / Public relations executive
    • Market researcher – desk and field research with polls and surveys
    • General business manager in a small company – with a wide range of sales and marketing responsibilities.
    This course begins in September each year. How to Apply
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