The international business environment is very dynamic and organisations need graduates that are adaptable to change. With programmes that are designed for the real world, the Department of Business equips you with the skills – and provides many opportunities – to put the knowledge you have gained into practice through real world case studies and assignments and, in particular, through completion of a substantial work placement in Year 3. Work placement helps you to understand how what you have learned in the classroom works in reality, informs your studies in subsequent years and increases your chances of relevant employment on graduation.
Some student comments on their work placement experience:
“My work placement has definitely affected my career aspirations. I now know for certain the type of organisation and career that I’d like to follow”
“I discovered that the skills I’ve learnt on placement will benefit me hugely when I’m finished college and applying for jobs after graduation”
“Work placement has helped me to develop my problem solving skills. I had to use my own initiative and prove that I was capable of figuring out a solution myself. I think this is a skill which will be useful when I return to complete my final year in college”
And some employer comments on their experience with our students:
“Mark will be a great accountant. He was very eager to learn every aspect of the job and go the extra mile with all the assignments that we set out for him. He had a great understanding of the technicalities of accounting and his enthusiasm was unwavering. We hope to continue the work relationship with ITTralee and look forward to engaging with the Department of Business in future years”
“We are delighted with Mary and she has excelled beyond our expectations. We have given her projects that we would not normally distribute to the students on placement. This has happened because of her ability to manage complex work tasks and show a commitment and willingness to work diligently and with enthusiasm throughout the placement. We have also decided to offer her an extended contract”
“Robert was a great asset to our marketing team here. He contributed greatly to the team’s output. Robert was great to apply common sense and a very practical approach to all work he under took. He managed creative agency and other third party suppliers very well to ensure timelines were met and quality work was delivered. Working relations with colleagues and suppliers is integral to getting work completed and outputs delivered, Robert excelled in working with people and this is a skill that will stand to him in his career.”
In the first year of our Level 7 Bachelor of Business and Level 8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) degrees, you will gain a solid foundation in the key business disciplines before choosing to specialise in Accounting, Management or Marketing from the second year onwards.
Our degrees are accredited by relevant professional bodies. For example, if you complete a Level 8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting at IT Tralee, you will gain maximum exemptions for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) professional accounting qualification. If you complete a Level 8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Marketing, you are eligible to sit the Marketing Institute of Ireland (MII) Qualified Marketer examination.
With a solid grounding in the key business disciplines, on graduation you will be in a strong position to succeed in a general business environment, pursue employment opportunities relevant to your specialism in Accounting, Management or Marketing undertake postgraduate studies at masters (Level 9) or doctoral level (Level 10), or perhaps become an entrepreneur and establish your own business. Some past graduates have chosen to pursue a teaching career in second and third level education