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Important Developments In the School of Business

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Mr Brian McGrath, Head of School of Business. Brief explanation of the development and expansion of the Work Experience Options & update on other programmes.

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Important Developments In the School of Business

  1. 1. School of Business 1st December 2016
  2. 2. School of Business Department of Accounting and Information Systems • Head of Department – Catherine Murphy Department of Management and Enterprise • Head of Department – Caroline O’Reilly Department of Marketing and International Business • Head of Department – Dr Pio Fenton Department of Organisation and Professional Development • Head of Department – Don Crowley
  3. 3. School Of Business New Programmes Developed in Last 5 YearsStaff: 124 Students: 2737 FT Programmes: 22 PT Programmes: 20 FT Student Numbers: 1993 PT Student Numbers: 744 • BSc(Hons) in Agriculture • BSc(Hons) in Horticulture • BBus (Hons) in International Business with Language • BBus (Hons) in Business Administration • BBus (Hons) in Human Resource Management • MA in Human Resource Management • MSc in Marketing Practice • Master of Science in International Business • MA in Global Business • Certificate in Digital Marketing • Certificate in Enterprise Potential • Higher Diploma in Business in Sales Management
  4. 4. Department Of Management and Enterprise CR021 – Business Common Entry New Title Bachelor of Business – Level 7 Award (previously Bachelor of Business in Business and Management) Bachelor of Business (Honours) - One year add–on Level 8 Second Year Elective option streams Business Marketing Accounting Third Year Programme Award Options Bachelor of Business – open to all second year elective streams Bachelor of Business in Marketing – second year Marketing stream Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting – second year Accounting stream Fourth Year All options lead to a level 8 Honours Award
  5. 5. Department Of Management and Enterprise CR021 – Business Common Entry Third Year (as for all School of Business programmes) – Experiential Options Semester Two Work placement – min. of 15 weeks commencing January 2018 External Study in a partner Erasmus University International Market Exploration project based on 30 credits of learning Week Long Study in Utrecht
  6. 6. Work Placements Work Placement is currently part of the following programmes: We are extending Work Placement to the following programmes: • Bachelor of Business in Business Administration • Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Information Systems • Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business with Language • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture • Bachelor of Science in Horticulture • MSc in Marketing Practice • Bachelor of Business, in the Department of Management and Enterprise • Bachelor of Business in Accounting and the Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting, in the Department of Accounting and Information Systems • Bachelor of Business in Marketing, and the Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Marketing, in the Department of Marketing and International Business
  7. 7. Work Placements Work Placement in Third-Level Programmes (REAP) • Work placements afford opportunities for more collaboration between third-level institutions and employers, in order to maximise resources and prepare graduates with required competences for the workplace. • Competences acquired from non-formal and informal situations are essential parts of individual learning. • Work placements provide a unique and valuable learning experience for students to enable them to gain the transferable generic skills that employers seek. • The main benefits students gained from placements, include opportunities to develop interpersonal and generic skills, the ability to put theoretical knowledge into practice thereby enhancing their future employability prospects.
  8. 8. Work Placements Work Placement in Third-Level Programmes (REAP) • All students represented in the REAP research found work placement to be a positive unique learning experience, which was a good fit with their third-level programme, and helped prepare them for their future careers. • The main benefits of work placements, identified by the students, include opportunities to develop independence and self-confidence, networking, and ability to put their theoretical knowledge into practice. • The main benefits of work placements for HEIs, identified by the research conducted with higher education staff, include opportunities to enhance networking and mutual understanding with workplaces, integrating employability skills into the curriculum, and applying theoretical knowledge in practice.
  9. 9. Internationalisation Department of Marketing and International Business • Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business with Language • Master of Science in International Business • Master of Science in Global Business (proposed) European Parliament, Irish Embassy & the Audi factory Visit in Brussels
  10. 10. Department of Accounting and Information Systems CR011 - Horticulture • Bachelor of Science • Level 7 • 3 Years • Work Placement • Full Employment • Small Class Sizes • ClonakiltyBishopstown Dual Campus http://www.cit.ie/course/CR011
  11. 11. CR400 - Accounting • Bachelor of Business • Level 8 • 4 Years • Work Placement • Excellent Exemptions • College Exit Options at level 6 and level 7 • http://www.cit.ie/course/CR400

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