Higher Certificate
Programme Code: DK_BBSIS_C
Mode of Delivery:Full Time, Part Time
No. of Semesters:4
NFQ Level:6
Programme Credits:120
Language of Instruction:English
Department:Business Studies

Programme Outcomes

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

PO1Knowledge - Breadth
PO2Knowledge - Kind
PO3Skill - Range
 (a)Demonstrate specialised technical, creative or conceptual skills and tools across an area of study  Demonstrate an ability to communicate to both peers and supervisors, on technical matters in the particular sub-field of business.  Demonstrate the techniques, skills and knowledge for training in the particular sub-field of business.  Demonstrate from the knowledge the specialist technical know-how, relevant to the particular sub-field of business.
PO4Skill - Selectivity
 (a)Exercise appropriate judgement in planning, design, technical and/or supervisory functions related to products, services, operations or processes  Awareness of planning, design and innovation issues.  Awareness of the issues related to the non-structured business scenarios.
PO5Competence - Context
 (a)Utilise diagnostic and creative skills in a range of functions in a wide variety of contexts  Ability to supervise specific work tasks.  Ability to analyse, interpret and manipulate data in pursuit of solutions to specific business problems.
PO6Competence - Role
 (a)Accept accountability for determining and achieving personal and/or group outcomes; take significant or supervisory responsibility for the work of others in defined areas of work  Ability to take direction, accept criticism and use feedback to enhance own performance and that of others.  Capacity to participate constructively, (contribute and collaborate), in a non-structured team environment, across the core business area.  Self-directed in terms of time, motivation and planning; and self-aware to be open and sensitive to others.
PO7Competence - Learning to Learn
 (a)Take initiative to identify and address learning needs and interact effectively in a learning group  Ability to integrate knowledge and work-life experiences.  Ability for autonomous, independent learning.  Identify learning needs and develop learning competencies through case study, discussion groups and/or problem based learning.
PO8Competence - Insight
 (a)Express an internalised, personal world view, manifesting solidarity with others  Appreciation of social, community and ethical issues in a business context.
PO9Knowledge - BreadthA developed knowledge of sustainability and how business activities need to meet the needs of business and its stakeholders today while protecting, sustaining and enhancing the human and natural resources that will be needed in the future.
PO10Knowledge - KindAddress problems with cultural and environmental sensitivity with an international professional orientation
PO11Knowledge - BreadthDemonstrate personal attributes and skills that form the basis of an entrepreneurial mindset and behaviour and raise the awareness of learners about entrepreneurship as a possible career options.

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
BUSS B7Z04 Creativity for Innovation
COMP B7006 Image Editing and Design
RESA B7Z01 Research and Communication Skills
MRKT B7004 Marketing
COMP B7007 Technology and Office Applications 1
Module Code Module Title
TOUR B7004 Introduction to the Global Tourism Industry
BUSS B7Z03 Intercultural Studies 1 (Irish Society)
SPAN B7Z01 Spanish 1
CHIN B7001 Chinese 1
FREN C8Z01 French 1
ENGL C8Z01 English 1

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
COMP B7008 Technology and Office Applications 2
Module Code Module Title
PLSC B7Z02 Intercultural Studies 2 (Shape of Europe)
PREL B8014 PR Theory
TOUR B7001 The Geography of Travel and Tourism
SPAN B7Z02 Spanish 2
CHIN B7002 Chinese 2
ENGL C8Z03 English 2
FREN C8Z03 French 2

Stage 2 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
PRPF H7005 Life Skills for the Enterprising Graduate
BUSS B7015 Management Studies
BUSS B7016 Cloud-based Collaboration
Module Code Module Title
MGMT P7Z04 Tourism Operations Management
BUSS B7017 Intercultural Studies 3 (America)
CHIN B7003 Chinese 3
SPAN B7Z14 Spanish 3
ENGL C8Z05 English 3
FREN C8Z05 French 3

Stage 2 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
BUSS B7018 Fundamentals and Principles of Law
COMP B7009 Web Development
ECON B7002 Economics
Module Code Module Title
TOUR B7Z03 Business Tourism
BUSS B7019 Intercultural Studies 4 (Middle East and Africa)
PREL B8015 PR Writing
SPAN B7Z04 Spanish 4
CHIN B7004 Chinese 4
ENGL C8Z07 English 4
FREN C8Z07 French 4