- Department of Management and Human Resources
- Full Time: 3 years
- Full Time: €3,290 per year
International Students: €9,250 International
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.
As is widely reported and discussed, today's businesses in all sectors face many complex and diverse challenges and have to respond quickly to change.
By encouraging you to adopt a critical questioning approach, this pathway prepares you to meet the demands of these rapidly changing environments in a positive and proactive way.
Through this pathway, you will gain the ability to:
- Appreciate and understand the integrated and complex nature of management practice.
- Apply management concepts, models and theories, in order to analyse and evaluate issues in contemporary management practice.
- Call upon key transferable skills to enhance your employment and career progression opportunities.
- Take increasing responsibility for managing personal learning and development.
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. The programme gives you the confidence to effectively apply business theory and practical techniques in order to address complex business issues in constructive ways.
The Management pathway first establishes a foundation of management and organisational theory and practice, and then proceeds to adopt a critical questioning approach, through exploring, analysing and evaluating key issues and challenges facing managers and organisations today.
The links between theory and practice are critically examined, to help to develop strong working relationships, and so enhancing performance. You will study the development of the management discipline by commencing with an examination of the practices of management. Later modules build on this foundation, inquiring into the theoretical models and concepts that form the academic basis of management as a field of study.
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
- Coaching and Mentoring-15 Credits
- Exploring Organisations-15 Credits
- International Business-15 Credits
- Professional Development-15 Credits
- Management/Organisation Synergy-15 Credits
- The Complexity of Management-15 Credits
- The Reflective Manager-15 Credits
- Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development-15 Credits
- Business Operations and Systems-15 Credits
- Managing and Leading Strategic Change-15 Credits
- The Real World of Management-15 Credits
- Critical Management Perspectives -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
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 Management pathway is also an ideal step towards graduate-level employment, especially if you want to progress your career from an entry-level to management position.
In addition, this course may lead to many opportunities in industry, commerce and government within the public, private, or not-for-profit sectors.