This is an integrated course in the economics of business practice, which will provide you with understanding and experience of business practice from an economic perspective.
It will provide you with a foundation for understanding business practice and gaining the skills needed to work in a business environment. This stage takes place over nine months, and involves modules delivered around a conceptual focal point.
At the end of stage 1, you can progress to stage 2 (MBS in Economics of Business Practice). In order to progress to stage 2, you must achieve at least 60% in stage 1 and obtain an internship.
On this course you will develop a greater understanding of how business operates, using economic theory to investigate and experience business practice. You will study firm strategy, survey techniques, entrepreneurship and even get to run your own real on-campus business.
In addition, you will go on a journey of personal, professional and adult mental development.
Key components in this course are:
- Drucker's The Theory of the Business
- Kegan's Theory of Adult Mental Development
- Gardner's Teaching for Understanding
Further details on the content and modules are available on the Postgraduate College Calendar
Course Code: CKJ01 Full-time & Part-time
Course Title: Economics of Business Practice
College: Business and Law
Duration: 1 year Full-time; 2 years Part-time
Teaching Mode: Full-time, Part-Time
The part-time option will be taught during weekday working hours over 2 years.
Qualifications: PG Dip
NFQ Level: Level 9
Costs: 2017/2018 Irish/EU Fee EUR 7,000 full-time. The part-time course fee is half the full-time fee in the particular year of study.
2016 Entry Requirements: A primary degree with at least 10 credits in microeconomics and a further 10 credits of intermediate level economics, or the equivalent.
Closing Date: See details in application procedure section below
Next Intake: 11 September 2017
The course is both practical and research-orientated. You will be encouraged to reflect on your own learning and communication styles, and on your work in teams and in business. You will operate from a specially designed Business Practice Economics room and have unlimited and exclusive access to this facility during the academic year. To prepare you for a career in business we feel it is essential to maintain links with the business community. For this reason, engagement with the business community occurs, you will take part in on-site visits and you will have opportunities to engage with visiting speakers to UCC.
More than 75% of all assessment is continuous. The work assessed includes:
- written reports
- developing and writing case studies
- individual and group presentations, and
- reflective diaries.
The remaining assessment consists of end-of-year exams.
Application for this programme is on-line atwww.pac.ie/ucc. Places on this programme are offered in rounds. The closing dates for each round can be found here. For full details of the application procedure click How to apply.
Please note you will be required to answer specific additional/supplementary questions as part of the online applications process for this programme. A copy of these additional/supplementary questions are available to view here:
All required documentation must be either uploaded to your online application, or sent in hard copy to The Postgraduate Applications Centre, 1, Courthouse Square, Galway, immediately after an application is made.