Griffith College

Higher Certificate in Business

Higher Certificate in Business

Higher Certificate in Business

This programme is the perfect platform for students who wish to pursue further studies or move straight into the workplace.

Dublin: Full-Time
Limerick: Full-Time
Students enjoying the campus
Validated by:QQI
QQI Level:6
Course Level:Undergraduate
Duration:2 years Full time
Overview

Business Courses at Griffith College

The hallmark of a Griffith business education remains the development of innovative, globally orientated business professionals who are able to integrate theory and practice. The Faculty provides numerous programmes to students from Ireland and around the world at all stages in their professional lives. These programmes equip students with not only the knowledge but also the capabilities required for success in the global marketplace. GCD undergraduate business degrees provide a solid foundation for careers in accounting, marketing, general management, finance and hospitality.

About the course

The Higher Certificate in Business is a two-year fulltime programme, designed to give students a rich overall perspective of business. Marketing, finance, accounting, management, and information technology are all addressed as you are prepared for the world of business and its countless opportunities. On completion, you will have the confidence and knowledge to select and apply appropriate techniques to business problems and opportunities as they arise.

Who is this course for?
This programme is the perfect platform for students who wish to pursue further studies or move straight into the workplace. The programme is designed to give students a rich overall perspective of business, marketing, finance, management , IT and enterprise. The broad scope of the course means that students gain an understanding of the many aspects of the world of business, allowing them to choose the area which appeals to them most.

THE BEST BITS OF GRIFFITH BUSINESS
ACCA exemptions:
Graduates of the Honours Business Programmes at Griffith obtain excellent exemptions from the ACCA.  Those who complete the BA(Hons) in Accounting and Finance programme may qualify for 9 exemptions while those from the BA(Hons) in Business programme may qualify for up to 5 exemptions.

Progression paths :
Transfer and progression opportunities are available across all programmes within the faculty from Level 6 to Level 8. On successful completion of all of the level 8 programmes students have the opportunity to progress on to post graduate level.

Personal attention :
Personal attention provided along with an excellent student/lecturer ratio.

Tax relief:
Griffith College students can avail of tax relief on all QQI validated undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. For more information visit www.revenue.ie

Higher Certificate in Business Overview
Structure

This is a two year programme. Students take subjects that are common to the first two years of BA (Ord) in Marketing and BA (Ord) in Business. This model gives students the flexibility to adjust their career choices as they choose.

Year 1 Core Subjects
Semester other
Learning to Learn
IT Skills for Business
Business Management 1
Fundamentals of Finance
Business Maths
Business Communications
Small Business Development
Year 2 Core Subjects
Semester other
Introduction to Business Law
Financial Accounting
Business Management 2
Principles of Marketing
Enterprise, Innovation and Planning
Market Research Practice
Employability Skills
Principles of Economics
Entry Requirements
General Requirements
Higher Certificate in Business

5 O6/H7 grades, to include a language (English, Irish or other language) and Maths.
 
Mature Students
If you are 23 on or before the 1st January of year of application, you can apply for this course directly using the College’s online application form.

English Language
If English is not your native language, you must show that your English level is of a suitable standard. For further information please contact a member of the Admissions Team

CAO Points Dublin: 
140
Fees

Direct Debit Scheme

Students wishing to pay for their fees monthly may avail of our direct debit scheme, please download our Fee Payment Information document to review the payment plan schedule and how to apply.

Sponsorship

Is your company paying for your course?

They will need to complete a Griffith College Sponsorship Form and send this to the Student Fees Office:

  • Post: Student Fees, Griffith College Dublin, South Circular Road, Dublin 8
  • Email: accounts@griffith.ie:

All QQI accredited programmes of education and training of 3 months or longer duration are covered by arrangements under section 65 (4) of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012 whereby, in the event of the provider ceasing to provide the programme for any reason, enrolled learners may transfer to a similar programme at another provider, or, in the event that this is not practicable, the fees most recently paid will be refunded.

Please Note: A registration fee of Euro 250.00 is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below.

Campus: 
Cork
Study Mode: 
Full-Time (Evening)
EU living Ireland: 
EUR 3,500.00
Campus: 
Dublin
Study Mode: 
Full-Time
EU living Ireland: 
EUR 5,100.00
EU living Abroad: 
EUR 6,000.00
Non EU living Ireland: 
EUR 8,500.00
Non EU living Abroad: 
EUR 8,500.00
Campus: 
Limerick
Study Mode: 
Full-Time
EU living Ireland: 
EUR 4075.00
EU living Abroad: 
EUR 4075.00
Non EU living Ireland: 
EUR 5,355.00
Non EU living Abroad: 
EUR 7,200.00
How to Apply

Study Mode: Full-Time

  • Applicants under 23 years of age on 1st of January, 2017 must apply through the CAO system www.cao.ie. Please consult the CAO website for information on important dates for 2017 applications.
  • Applicants over 23 years of age on 1st January, 2017 must apply to Griffith College directly online using the Apply Online facility on the website homepage https://www.griffith.ie/apply-online . Mature applicants will be asked for a copy of their passport.

 

Progression
Academic Progression: 

Progression

On successful completion of this certificate students may elect to transfer to year two of the BA (Hons) in Business Studies or the BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance. Alternatively, students may enter into year 3 of the Level 7 ordinary degree in Marketing or Business.

Higher Certificate in Business Academic Progression
Career Progression: 

This programme is the perfect platform for students who wish to pursue further studies or move straight into the workplace. The broad scope of the course means that students gain an understanding of the many aspects of the world of business, allowing them to choose the area which appeals to them most. Graduates will typically find employment in insurance, banking, retailing and marketing. Students who choose to seek employment immediately after the course may complete further studies on a part-time basis.

Higher Certificate in Business Career Progression

Get in Touch

If you would like to find out more about this course, please do not hesitate in contacting a member of our admissions team.