- Department of Business and Marketing
- Full Time: 3 years
- Full Time: €3,290 per year
International Students: €9,250 International
By providing a practical and contemporary insight into financial markets and planning, together with a study of effective business operations and decision making, this course offers skills and knowledge employers would value, including tax and financial planning, and international business strategy.
The study of business provides a detailed understanding of the way organisations work, how they operate within their specific environment and the impact on individuals working within them.
This pathway develops a general knowledge of business to complement a more specialised area of study. Modules introduce key themes, specifically, business operations (how it works) and entrepreneurship (creating opportunity within a competitive environment).
You learn how to apply business theory, identify types of business opportunity and address a range of business issues in an imaginative way. Investigating the issues confronting individuals within a business, you will develop an awareness of the problems businesses can face in general, and be able to identify a number of possible responses.
The Finance pathway is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of the principles and practice of finance, together with a foundation of business knowledge and personal transferable skills.
The programme develops the intellectual knowledge and technical skills necessary to ensure that, as you enter the profession, you can cope with new developments and business change, and be able to bring critical and analytical problem-solving skills to contemporary challenges.
It offers breadth as well as depth, embracing legal, taxation, regulatory and institutional issues within a national and international context.
The distinctive themed approach to the Business pathway is designed to arm you with the professional skills and the critical awareness demanded by today's business world. In contrast, the study of finance and the associated decisions necessary to support the organisation is vital to ensure efficient and effective wealth creation.
The Joint Honours degree portfolio benefits from a practice-based learning approach, encouraged by the common first year structure.
Typifying this approach, you and your team acquire and harness knowledge of finance, human resources and marketing during your first year, as you put together a business plan which you then 'pitch' to a 'Dragons' Den'-style panel. Your prize, if successful, is €1,000 for your team to develop your plan further during the rest of the year.
The choice and monitoring of an international share portfolio also allows you to bring financial markets to life, with a cash prize of €500 awarded to the student who makes the greatest return on their capital investment.
As a Joint Honours degree student at Molnar Business School, you will study a common first year before continuing onto subject-specific modules in the remaining years of your course.
This exciting development is designed to offer you flexibility of subject choice and increase your employability.
- Accounting for Business-15 Credits
- International Business Environment-30 Credits
- Managing People and Organisations-15 Credits
- Marketing and Business Operations-30 Credits
- Personal Development-15 Credits
- Business Problem Analysis-15 Credits
- Contemporary Business-15 Credits
- Business Logistics-15 Credits
- Financial Markets - Risks and Returns-15 Credits
- International Business-15 Credits
- Tax and Financial Planning-30 Credits
- Financial Reporting-30 Credits
- Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development-15 Credits
- Business Operations and Systems-15 Credits
- Global Finance-15 Credits
- Islamic Finance-15 Credits
- Financial Strategy -30 Credits
- International Business Strategy -30 Credits
You encounter a wide range of innovative assessment styles, including business reports, academic papers, case studies, individual and group presentations, portfolios and projects, as well as conventional examinations.
You will benefit from the opportunity to spend a year working in industry between your second and third study year, allowing you to acquire invaluable, hands-on experience ahead of your career in business.
Supported by your placement company which gains from your fresh ideas and enthusiasm, your work experience allows you to develop a greater understanding of the business world, pick up key transferable skills, and put theory into practice.
After your studies
The University is an Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Platinum Approved Learning Partner and, if you wish to continue studying following graduation, you can make an individual application to obtain exemptions from the ACCA course and some exemptions for CIMA qualifications. We are able to prepare you for the internal and external ACCA examinations on a part-time basis.
Alternatively, you could choose to study MSc Accountancy and Finance or MSc Management and Finance on a full-time basis or you may progress to the University's MA and MSc programmes or complete professional examinations in management or marketing.
If you take the Business pathway, you will be well placed for graduate fast-track training and entry-level management posts in a number of industries, including commerce, government, community organisations and charities. You may also use your knowledge to set up your own entrepreneurial venture.
The Finance pathway integrates theory with practice to produce graduates who have a broad knowledge of finance and can apply it in real-world situations. Our alumni have an excellent employment record, with many successfully completing professional examinations following their degree.