• » Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Business with Irish/ French/Spanish/German

    Programme Title  Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Business with Irish/ French/Spanish/German
    CAO Code  LY218
    LYIT internal code  
    Duration  4 Years ab initio
    Standard Code Places:  30
    National Framework Level  8
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from I
    Is this Course for You?
    Do you have business flair and enjoy learning about different cultures ? Are you interested in the possibility of an international placement?
    This programme combines the study of business with languages and will provide you with a strong advantage in the international jobs market.. Students will study Irish, French, Spanish or German at post leaving cert level. In the third year students will work or study abroad to develop their language skills and improve their intercultural awareness. In the third year students will work or study abroad to develop their language skills and improve their intercultural awareness.
    Minimum Entry Requirements
    Leaving Certificate in six subjects i.e. H5 in two subjects, and O6/H7 in four other subjects. The six subjects must include Mathematics, Relevant Language, and either English or Irish. 
    Candidates who do not meet these entry requirements may be admitted to the programme on the grounds of mature years, if they have attained appropriate experience and attainment thresholds deemed equivalent. Applicants may avail of LYIT’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process.
    Suitably qualified direct applicants may be eligible for admission to Year 2, 3 or 4 of the programme.
    What will I study?
    Year/SemesterProposed ModulesMandatory/
    No of credits
     1/1  Learning to Learn & ICT Mandatory  10
     Business Management Mandatory  10
     Business Law Mandatory  5
     Fundamentals of Marketing Mandatory  5
     Language One of: (French 1, German 1, Irish 1, Spanish 1) Mandatory  5
     1/2  Writing Skills Mandatory  5
     Economics 1 Mandatory  5
     Basic Business Statistics 1 Mandatory  5
     Introduction to Accounting Mandatory  10
     Language Mandatory  5
     2/3  Business Information Systems Mandatory  10
     Basic Business Statistics 2 Mandatory  5
     Marketing Principles Mandatory  5
     Introduction to the Teaching of English Mandatory  5
     Language Mandatory  5
     2/4  Economics 2 Mandatory  5
     Intercultural Communications Mandatory  5
     HRM & Employee  Relations Mandatory  10
     Professional Development & Pedagogy Mandatory  5
     Language  Mandatory  5
     3/5   Year Abroad: Workplace Learning  OR
      Year Abroad:  Erasmus Placement (Study/Work) OR
    Elective  60
      Irish language AND Workplace Learning (Year Long) Elective  10
     3/6  Year Abroad: Workplace Learning  OR 
     Year Abroad:  Erasmus  Placement (Study/Work) OR
    Elective  60
      Irish language AND Workplace Learning & Reflective Practice Elective  10
     4/7  Digital Business Mandatory  10
     The Macroeconomic Environment Mandatory  5
     Introduction to Research Mandatory  5
     Language Mandatory  10
     4/8  Organisational Change Mandatory  10
     Research Methodologies and Dissertation Mandatory  10
     Language Mandatory  10
    Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this programme it is expected that the learner will be able to:
    • Identify, evaluate and synthesise the core theoretical business frameworks and models.
    • Use appropriate business theories and frameworks to analyse and solve business problems.
    • Integrate general and professional target language competencies with business knowledge and skills.
    • Communicate effectively in oral and written modes with competent speakers of the target language in professional and social settings.
    • Demonstrate critical cultural and linguistic awareness and the ability to communicate effectively in intercultural contexts.
    • Work effectively as an autonomous individual and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
    Follow-on Courses
    Future study at postgraduate level in languages, business or marketing, including the MSc in Marketing Practice.
    Career Opportunities
    This programme focuses on the development of skills and provides opportunities for applied learning, particularly through workplace learning abroad and study abroad, which enhance the employability of the LYIT business and languages graduate. The proposed business and languages programme offers graduates a pathway to careers in a wide range of areas including:
    • Multinational companies
    • Small and medium sized enterprises
    • Consultancy
    • Public sector bodies
    • Contact Siobhan Cullen, Head of Department of Law & Humanities, Letterkenny Institute of Technology by
    • E- Mail: Siobhan.cullen@lyit.ie
    • Telephone: (074) 9186204