The AIT Learning and Teaching Unit was established on December 5th, 2006. The unit comes under the remit of the Registrar, Dr. Joseph Ryan. The unit is dedicated to the support and advancement of learning and teaching in Athlone Institute of Technology. The unit will work collaboratively to continue to develop a culture that:

  • Respects and supports individual differences among learners.
  • Encourages the development of student-centered learning environments in which diverse students can learn and excel.
  • Values and rewards teaching.
  • Supports staff in educational research.
  • Assist with the dissemination of best practice in higher education.
  • Encourages the implementation of pedagogical initiatives/innovations.
  • Promotes and supports the objectives and measures outlined in the Institute Strategic Plan, which relate to excellence and innovation in Learning and Teaching.

The Business School at AIT consists of three departments: Business Studies, Accounting and Business Computing, and Hospitality, Tourism, and Leisure Studies. The courses offered by the School cover a wide range of areas from accountancy to management, business psychology to social media marketing, tourism to sports management and much more. You will have the opportunity to acquire knowledge, develop skills and cultivate attitudes which will help you to fulfill your potential and maximise your career prospects. Business is an exciting, challenging and dynamic area within which to work. When you consider how many business impacts on our daily lives, it is easy to see the relevance and benefit of a qualification in this field. Success in business studies or related programme can be a passport to a rewarding and interesting career. The learning process within the Business School takes place in an environment where you have access to modern resources, expert staff knowledge, links with employers and the latest technology. The ‘ladder’ system of qualifications allows you to progress from higher certificate through to honors Bachelor degree, and on to postgraduate studies.

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Athlone Institute of Technology

This higher diploma programme provides formal education and training in business disciplines for graduates with a non-business background. ... [+]

This higher diploma programme provides formal education and training in business disciplines for graduates with a non-business background. Holders of the qualification will normally be expected to enter employment with a strong business studies background, which will complement the qualification(s) already acquired. The course emphasises the importance of practical/project work across all modules.

The course will provide you with the conceptual framework, knowledge and skills which will enable you to understand a complex and changing business environment. It will also give you an understanding of the respective importance and the interrelationship between the different disciplines and functions represented in the modern business, with a focus on enterprise development and project management. You will gain an enhanced understanding of the finance function and its importance in a modern business environment; and of marketing and its role in effectively supporting business development. The modules on management and organisational behaviour will build on your prior qualification(s) and will focus on business settings.... [-]

Ireland Athlone
September 2019
Full time
1 year
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