Honours Bachelor Degree
Programme Code: TA_BAMNG_B
Mode of Delivery:Full Time, Part Time, Modular
No. of Semesters:8
NFQ Level:8
Embedded Award:No
Programme Credits:240
CAO Code:
  1. TA122

Programme Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme the learner will be able to :

PO1Knowledge - Breadth
 (a)On successful completion of the programme the student will be expected to have a developed and integrated knowledge of the following business areas: a. Strategic Management b. Innovation c. Supply Chain Management d. Corporate Social Responsibility e. International Business f. Management Practice g. Employment Law h. Corporate Governance & Finance i. Project Management And in the electives: j. Management Science k. Employee Relations Practice l. Organisational Development and Change m. Tourism Management n. Business French/Spanish/German Understanding should be one of emergent critical appraisal The successful graduate will also be expected to demonstrate a comprehensive perspective and appreciation of the inter-relationships between business functions and processes The graduate will also be expected to be able to: a. Comprehend the development of organisations, including the important issues in starting and developing a company a. Critically apply an in-depth knowledge of the processes involved in formulating and implementing business strategy b. For those electing to study French, German or Spanish, to communicate competently in a social and professional business context.
PO2Knowledge - Kind
 (a)Demonstrate extensive knowledge and understanding in a number of the core sub-fields of business, with a developed awareness of the received business environment, social responsibilities and the need for adaptation and change Demonstrate a knowledge that is integrated across a number of the core sub-fields of business For those electing to study French, German or Spanish, the programme will facilitate research and comment on the political and socio-economic climate of the country where the relevant language is spoken
PO3Skill - Range
 (a)The graduate will have acquired an ability to integrate complex material from a range of modules in a cross functional manner using, for example, case studies and project work. (S)he will have built on the knowledge base acquired on entry to the programme and be capable of: a. Explaining the issues involved in the formulation, implementation and evaluation of complex corporate and international market entry strategies b. Identifying and analysing the strategic issues in relation to the human resources of the organization c. Interpreting employment law issues as they relate to the business environment. d. Communicating effectively with those inside and outside the organization e. Sythesising the critical aspects of planning and of project development and management f. Devising and implementing domestic and international marketing plans. g. Developing an awareness of the practical methods used in financial management decision making. h. Demonstrating, when applicable, an effective knowledge of their chosen foreign language in a business environment by translating, analysing and reporting upon topics of general and business interest to produce research on companies and products relevant to that foreign country. Ability to review the literature in a specified field or sub-field of business, to access business data from a variety of sources and to use appropriate qualitative and quantitative methodological techniques for the purposes of primary and secondary research Ability to write, present and defend material that articulates ideas, insights and analysis, using a variety of business media Engage in debate in an organizational context, mindful of position Demonstrate a comprehensive awareness and understanding of core recognised professional and technical standards in particular sub-fields of business Demonstrate interpersonal skills of effective listening, negotiation, persuasion and presentation
PO4Skill - Selectivity
 (a)The honours degree programme will develop the graduate’s critical analytical abilities in systematically addressing in-depth organisational business decision making, so that (s)he can: a. Exercise judgement, to facilitate informed decisions on complex management, technical and functional areas relating to organisations, products, processes and services b. Critically analyse important business issues in relation to strategy n development and implementation c. Analyse business environments and prepare options and scenarios to aid decision making in a business context d. Identify and evaluate advanced solutions to complex industry problems e. Where students choose a language elective, be able to function effectively in the particular foreign professional and business environment through the business language they elected to study
PO5Competence - Context
 (a)On successful completion of this programme of study the graduate will be expected to be able to demonstrate the following: a. Effective competencies in communication, problem solving, collaboration and research b. Ability to analyse, interpret and manipulate data in pursuit of solutions to complex business problems c. Ability to apply problem solving and creative thinking across a range of business sub-fields d. Capacity to contribute creatively to the process of business development e. Ability to integrate knowledge from a range of subject areas and analyse information from a variety of contexts f. Critical understanding of the general ethical implications of job roles and responsibilities in a business and wider social context g. Critically evaluate and formulate considered opinions and solutions in relation to the functional areas of the organisation h. Provide innovative and entrepreneurial skills to support their analyses and opinions in moving from idea generation to implementation
PO6Competence - Role
 (a)On successful completion of this programme the graduate will be able to: Engage in self directed work Participate constructively (contribute, collaborate and direct, if so charged), in complex team environments across the core business areas Reflect on own practice and develop an understanding of the pressure of organisational roles
PO7Competence - Learning to Learn
 (a)Ability to recognize and acknowledge the limitations of his/her current knowledge, skill and competence and plan to transcend these limitations through further learning Ability to observe and learn from participation in complex and challenging strategic planning and decision making situations through the use of, for example, case analysis and project work Ability to take responsibility for their own learning, as a culture of academic integrity, independence and high ethical standards is promoted throughout the programme Ability to understand the full complement of stakeholders and business communities and to develop stakeholder sensitive business decisions Have a developed awareness of the need for the continued enhancement of business competencies
PO8Competence - Insight
 (a)Possess a conceptual awareness that will enable them to knowledgeably question existing precepts and evolve an individual approach to work-based study and research Capacity to be socially responsible and develop a sense of own value system Capacity to draw complex information together and draw out policy implications Capacity to reflect on own practice and reorganise skills set in order to produce something new

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
INFO H1019 Data Skills & Information Technology
FACC H1005 Financial Accounting for Business Managers 1
FNBS H1000 Principles of Business 1
LAWS H1022 Principles of Law
CSKD H1000 Critical Skills Development
Module Code Module Title
BUSS H1006 Business Environment
FREN H1028 French 1
GERM H1021 German 1
SPAN H1013 Spanish 1

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
INFO H1013 Data Technology in Organisations
FACC H1007 Financial Accounting for Business Managers 2
FNBS H1001 Principles of Business 2
MATH H1048 Maths for Managers
CCMT H1000 Cross Cultural Management
Module Code Module Title
EURO H1001 Europe in a Global Context
FREN H1029 French 2
GERM H1022 German 2
SPAN H1014 Spanish 2

Stage 2 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
MACC H2010 Management Accounting for Business Managers 1
INFO H2014 Enterprise Systems & Processes
MNGT H2010 Human Resource Management
MKTG H2014 Marketing
LAWS H1023 Business Law
Module Code Module Title
INTL H2000 International Services Management
FREN H2023 French 3
GERM H2016 German 3
SPAN H2012 Spanish

Stage 2 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
MACC H2011 Management Accounting for Business Managers 2
INFO H2015 Business Processes and IS
ECON H2014 Economics for Business
TDEV H2000 Talent Development
BUSS H2009 Managing Digital Opportunity
Module Code Module Title
INTL H2001 International Trade & Policy
FREN H2024 French 4
GERM H2017 German 4
SPAN H2013 Spanish

Stage 3 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
FNCE H2001 Financial Management 1
SALE H3007 Sales Management
COMM H3015 Professional Communications & Employment Preparation
INFO H3010 Business in the Digital Age
ENTR H3001 Enterprise Development
Module Code Module Title
MRMS H3004 Market Research in Practice
CSKF H3002 French 5
CSKG H3001 German Sem 5
CSKS H3001 Spanish 5

Stage 3 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
FNCE H3005 Financial Management 2
RMNG H3000 Retail Management
MNGT H3017 Operations & Quality Mngt
GAME H3000 Business Simulation
LAWS H3005 Company and Partnership Law
Module Code Module Title
WADO H3000 Web/App Design & Optimisation
CSKF H3003 French 6
GERM H3028 German 6
SPAN H3030 Spanish 6

Stage 4 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
BPOL H4004 Strategy Formulation
INNO H4003 Innovation
CORP H4001 Corporate Social Responsibility
CHAN H4001 Global Supply Chain and Logistics
EXSK H4000 Executive Skills Development
Module Code Module Title
BKFS H4000 Banking & Financial Services
GERM H4015 German 7
SPAN H4016 Spanish

Stage 4 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
STMG H4001 Strategy Implementation
LAWS H4003 Employment Law
MNGT H4001 International Business
FNCE H4004 Corporate Finance & Governance
STAN H4000 Strategic Business Analytics
Module Code Module Title
ORGD H4001 Organisational Development & Change
GERM H4016 German 8
SPAN H4017 Spanish