Cork Institute of Technology

Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland

[Note: This information is provided by Cork Institute of Technology.]
Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) is recognized and respected as a progressive educational institution of international standing. Established in 1912, it has developed significantly over the years and has been recognized twice as the Sunday Times "Institute of Technology of the Year." All of its programs meet the requirements of the Irish National Framework of Qualifications and, thus, are fully recognized internationally.

CIT is noted for the strength of its relationships with industry and the applied nature of its courses and research programs. A key component of CIT's work is servicing industry both through the supply of graduates and through research. It maintains relationships with several universities across the world with whom it exchanges students and staff. As a consequence, approximately 800 international students and researchers are registered on CIT's research and educational programs. Furthermore, CIT operates a vibrant innovation center which acts as a launching pad for high potential start-up businesses that are fundamentally reliant upon research. These start-up businesses provide a constant stream of opportunities for graduates and researchers who wish to engage with new technologies and realize their entrepreneurial ambitions.

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Cork, one of Ireland's major cities, is noted as a center of entrepreneurship, business development and employment generation. Many international investors have established significant locations in Cork, resulting in the creation of specialist clusters in the life sciences, information technology, and agri-food sectors. Cork is the home of a vibrant information technology (IT) industry and is a significant location for EMC, IBM, VMware and Apple among others.

CIT offers a safe and welcoming environment to international students in addition to providing excellent educational qualifications.

Note for students from the USA: In June 2014, CIT was approved to participate in Federal Student Financial Aid Programs. (http://international.cit.ie/study)

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Bachelor of Business in Business Administration

SPSCC has an articulation agreement with Cork Institute of Technology in Business Administration. To be eligible to transfer to Cork Institute of Technology into the second-year courses of the three-year Bachelor of Business in Business Administration program, in addition to meeting the normal CIT entry requirements, SPSCC students must successfully complete the Associate in Applied Science in Business Administration degree at SPSCC with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 and have successfully completed the specific classes outlined in the Articulation Agreement (see the AAS Requirements below).
To learn more, see the AAS in Business Administration at SPSCC.

AAS Requirements

Articulation Agreement
Please note: either Cork Institute of Technology or SPSCC can terminate the articulation agreement at any time. It is vital the student notifies CIT during the application process that the student is applying by means of this specific articulation agreement.

From the AAS in Business Administration Required Courses category:
ACCT&201, Principles of Accounting I
BUS&101, Intro to Business
BUS160, Principles of Marketing
BUS&201, Business Law
BUS240, Principles of Finance
BUS260, Principles of Management: Diversity
BUS289, Integrated Business Applications
OFTEC108, Introduction to Microsoft Office
OFTEC141, Excel
AND one of the following:
ENGL&102, Composition II
OFTEC260, Business Communication

From the AAS in Business Administration General Education Requirements:
ENGL&101, Composition I
CMST&220, Public Speaking
AND both
BUS104, Business Math
MATH&146, Introduction to Stats

Required courses from the from the AAS in Business Administration Recommended Electives category:
ACCT&202, Principles of Accounting II
ECON&202, Macro Economics
AND students must take 10 credits from the following AAS in Business Administration Recommended Electives category:
ACCT206, General Ledger Computerized Accounting
ACCT239, Payroll Accounting and Business Taxes
BUS140, Customer Service
BUS202, Business Law II
BUS220, Starting and Managing a Small Business
PHIL102, Ethics
PSYC116, Psychology of Human Relations: Diversity
AND students must take the following unrestricted elective courses:
ACCT&203, Principles of Accounting III
OFTEC111, Keyboarding
Please note: This option requires 95 credits, rather than the standard 90-92 for the AAS in Business Administration.