NCI’s BA (Honours) in Business is a comprehensive and broad-based business degree. You will cover all the key business disciplines and have the opportunity to specialise in particular areas of business as you progress through the course. In first year you will study a broad range of business subjects. After the common first year, you will be able to select a specialisation in particular areas, such as entrepreneurship or international business, with further specialisations in other business fields also being developed. The modules you study in second and third year will then vary depending on the path you have chosen. Through the expert lecturers in our School of Business you will obtain a great understanding of how business works and in which part of the business world you’d like to make your career. The advantage of this full-time degree is that it is very flexible and opens up a large number of career paths. You gain a broad business foundation and can then focus on the particular area you most enjoy through your choice of specialisation and a range of elective modules throughout the course. This degree also gives you many options to progress to masters courses or postgraduate study later on. If you are looking for a broad-based degree, a great start in business and plenty of career options then this course will definitely appeal to you. You may also be able to take advantage of an opportunity to engage in a year-long, accredited work placement between years two and three. This placement will be credit-bearing and comprises an extra year in the degree. Access to such placements will be limited and highly competitive.
A Levels: CCC (Or Mix of CC and A/S Levels)
IB: 28 Points including 4 in Maths and 4 in English
American High School: High School Diploma with a minimum GPA of 3.2 plus:
- SAT 1 Score of 1800+ or ACT composite score of 26 and above AND
- 2-3 Advanced Placement Examinations in relevant subjects with grade 3 and above or 2-3 SAT Subject tests in relevant subjects with minimum score of 600
IELTS requirement – 6.0
Graduates of the BA (Honours) in Business course will be eligible to apply for a variety of career options in both general management and specialised management functions. An analysis of recent graduates has identified career paths within accounting and finance, financial services, pensions, marketing, human resource management, recruitment, management, business development and enterprise (starting your own business). Recent employers of graduates of this programme include LinkedIn, Accenture, Deutch Bank, IBM and State Street. Graduates will also be eligible to apply for postgraduate Masters programmes, such as the MSc in Management, MSc in Marketing or MA in HRM at National College of Ireland. Scholarships are available for students continuing to Masters level.