Bachelor of Business Studies (Hons) – Level 8
The BBS (Hons) is a four-year, part-time programme that provides a comprehensive examination and analysis of the subjects critical to contemporary business life, focusing on accounting principles and techniques. It includes two interim awards – at Certificate and Diploma level.
The programme can be taken through distance education at Laois Third Level Centre, Portarlington, Co. Laois.
Lectures are delivery on one night per week for three hours at Laois Third Level Centre, Portarlington. These weekly lectures are support by seminars and compulsory weekends held in the Institute of Public Administration.
Graduates of this programme can apply for substantial exemptions from the examinations of the:
- Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
- Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
- Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland (CPA)
The student can decide after successful completion of the Business Studies Certificate (Year 1) to choose their core pathway for the remaing three years in Accounting, Information Technology, Human Resource Management or Marketing.
This degree is accredited by the National University of Ireland (NUI). It is placed at Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).
This course extends student’s understanding of the principles and methods in the preparation of accounts. It covers company accounting, consolidated accounts, the interpretation of accounts, and company reorganisations.
Providing vital information to managers within an organisation, this course explores its key components: budgeting, advanced variance analysis, activity-based costing and pricing.
This course explores the crucial elements in financial decision-making.
Enterprise and Project Management
This course addresses enterprise and the management of business relationships.
This course provides a comprehensive explanation of what a financial audit is.
The primary aim of this course is to explain the pivotal importance of strategic thinking and policy development to modern management.
Management Accounting Applications and Control
This course applies quantitative methods to accounting principles and processes.
Any coherent analysis of an organisation’s accounts must encompass taxation issues.
For more information contact Sinead McNamara, at the Institute of Public Administration. Telephone: 01 2403616
Course Duration4 years
AwardExit Year 1: Certificate in Business Studies
Exit Year 2: Diploma in Business Studies
Completion Year 4: Bachelor of Business Studies
FeesThe programme fee, which includes course books and tutorial notes, NUI Matriculation and examination fees, is €2,980.
ContactSinead Mc Namara for further information