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  • Qualification

    BSc - Bachelor of Science

  • Location

    Ballymoney Campus

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

This degree prepares you for a career in business, commerce or the public sector. It concentrates on students acquiring and applying knowledge in a dynamic and ever changing modern business world. The course also provides you with the knowledge and skills which are vital to successful performance in a competitive workplace.

Please note that due to campus redevelopment Ballymena and Coleraine courses may be relocated to alternative suitable locations.

Course Aims

The aim of the BSc (Hons) Business Studies course is to provide business education which will engage and challenge students and ultimately produce employable graduates who can develop and thrive in a professional business career. Graduates will be able to evaluate information and arguments and make sound judgements based on facts and demonstrate the ability to communicate these effectively. They will also be able to assume responsibility for situations and be equipped with appropriate decisionmaking skills to manage within complex environments.

This course allows students to top up their Level 4 and 5 business qualifications to Level 6. To allow students to develop their business knowledge and skills essential for the world of work.

Special Features

Graduates may be eligible for exemption from parts of the qualifying examinations for admission to a number of professional bodies including those concerned with accounting, marketing and personnel management.

Assessment Methods

Assessment is by a combination of assignments and examinations.


Over many years graduates in Business Studies have demonstrated that they possess a combination of knowledge and skills which is attractive to a wide range of potential employers. The career opportunities available include management level positions in finance, production, purchasing, personnel, marketing and so on, both in Northern Ireland and further afield. Many graduates are also in the Public Sector, pursuing successful careers in the Civil Service, government agencies and other public sector organisations. Graduates may also proceed to postgraduate studies in the University of Ulster or elsewhere for the award of Diplomas, Masters degrees or Doctorates in a variety of disciplines.

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Entry requirements

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GCSE/National 4/National 5 : C

Applicants should have a Foundation Degree, HNC or HND business related qualification or equivalent and GCSE Mathetmatics and English at Grade C or above (or equivalent).


University information

Northern Regional College

  • Campus address

    Northern Regional College, Ballymena Campus, Trostan Avenue, Ballymena, Antrim, BT43 7BN, Northern Ireland

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