QQI Level 5 – Business Studies – Code 5M2102
1 Year Full-time


Prepare for a successful career in the rapidly growing fintech sector with our QQI Level 5 Business Studies course. Specialised modules introduce learners to the innovative financial technology that is driving financial services and enabling new products and services. Our hands-on curriculum provides students with the skills, knowledge, and competencies required to succeed in the global financial services market.

Entry Requirements

  • Leaving Certificate or its equivalent is advised
  • Mature students are welcome to apply. Work/life experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.

Programme of Study

Elective Modules

  • Financial Services
  • Business Administration
  • Marketing Practice
  • Database Methods
  • Math

Core Modules

  • Spreadsheets
  • Work Experience
  • Communications
Modules offered may be subject to change due to resource demands.

Work Experience

Two weeks’ work experience  is incorporated into this course.

Career Opportunities

Fintech is a rapidly growing sector of the international financial services market, and our graduates are well equipped to pursue a range of exciting career paths. With a skills-set that combines both business and technical knowledge, graduates can seek immediate employment in a range of human resource departments or in fintech companies, such as start-ups and established financial institutions.


This certificate can be used to progress to higher level studies in the Higher Education Institutes. Graduates may pursue a diploma or degree in many universities or IT colleges around the country. There is now a large range of certificates and degree courses available to graduates on the newly expanded QQI links programme. The Pre-University Business option will allow students to progress to universities like:

  • Maynooth University, UCD, DCU and DIT to pursue business, marketing, finance or commerce options.
  • DIT, DT324 in Business Management, however DIT has many places on all of their business programmes and 450 in total in the college.
  • Business graduates can also access over100 places in First Arts in Maynooth University.
  • IT Blanchardstown, BM016 Business
  • NCI, level 8 higher diploma in FinTech