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Business - Cork

Lifelong Learning

To give participants a firm foundation in Business studies in order to give them a better opportunity to gain employment, or to enable them make an immediate contribution in their place of employment. Successful completion of the course will afford students the opportunity of progressing to a Bachelor Degree or other courses.

Award Name Level 6 Higher Certificate (Level 6 NFQ)
NFQ Classification Major
Awarding Body Munster Technological University
NFQ Level Level 6 NFQ
Award Name NFQ Classification Awarding Body NFQ Level
Level 6 Higher Certificate (Level 6 NFQ) Major Munster Technological University Level 6 NFQ
Course Provider:
Cork City
Attendance Options:
Part time, Evening
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Course provider


2 Years

Trimester 1:

Four modules over two evenings per week, 6pm – 10pm

Trimester 2:

Six modules over three evenings per week, 6pm – 10pm

Trimester 3:

Two modules over two evenings per week, 6pm – 10pm

Entry Requirements

Admission Requirements
The minimum requirements are Grade D3 (ordinary level) in five subjects in the Leaving Certificate, to include Mathematics and either English or Irish. Mature students will be considered on an individual basis.

Careers / Further progression

Successful graduates can progress to the Level 7 Bachelor of Business in Management, and then to the Level 8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) or the Level 8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting.

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Further information

This course commences in September. Early application is strongly advised as places are limited.

MTU Bishopstown Campus, Cork.

Course fee: €185 per 5 credit module

Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €450 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee.

Note: You will not be charged for applying for the programme by clicking the 'apply now' button, you are only asked to pay an acceptance fee if a place is offered to you, and you wish to accept it.


Year 1 – Modules, all mandatory:
Organisational Behaviour
Introduction to Supply Chain
Essential Maths & Stats for Business
Stats & Financial Maths for Business
Introduction to Microeconomics
Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
Cost Accounting
Introduction to Marketing
Communication for Business
Creativity, Innovation & Teamwork
Business IT Skills
Introduction to Management

Year 2 – Modules, all mandatory:
Economic Data & Analysis
Cost & Management Accounting
Financial Accounting
Company & Partnership Accounting
Contemporary Management Issues
Financial Accounting Analysis
Marketing Strategy Principles
Professional HR Practice
Introduction to Macroeconomics
Irish Legal System
Irish Civil Law
IT Communication

The complete course will extend over two years. Modules will be taught on a trimesterised basis. Official examinations will be held at the end of each term. Certification for the course is through the ACCS Scheme.

ACCS is an acronym for “Accumulation of Credits and Certification of Subjects”. This scheme allows students (for specified courses) – instead of studying an entire course – to study one or more modules of that course. Credits and Certificates are awarded for each module passed. Students who accumulate the appropriate number of modules qualify for the award of Higher Certificate.

Higher Certificate in Business (Level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications).

Sheila Butler
T: 021 433 5806

Course Provider:
Cork City
Attendance Options:
Part time, Evening
Apply to:
Course provider