Cork College of FET Morrison's Island Campus


Cork College of FET Morrison's Island Campus


Cork College of FET Morrison's Island Campus


Business with Logistics
(Business Studies)

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All businesses depend on Logistics & Distribution to service both their own internal needs and those of their clients including the sourcing, storage and transportation of both components and finished products. This course is a study of the business functions that form the link between raw materials & products and their smooth flow to the market combined with more general business skills. The course is a gateway to jobs for problem solvers and analytical thinkers in Logistic and Distribution companies that make this happen.


  • Leaving Certificate, LCA or QQI Level 4.
  • Mature students are exempt from Leaving Certificate requirement.
  • CERFL proficiency at B2 for access to Level 5 courses for those whose first language is not English.
  • All applicants will undergo a processing stage during which further information will be gathered in relation to their application. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory completion of the processing stage.


September to May.


€300 including QQI examination fees. (Medical card holders exempt from €50). See fees & payment for details.

Fees status currently being updated for 2024/2025.


  • QQI Level 5 Certificate in Business Studies (5M2102).
  • QQI Component Maths (5N1833) – available as an option in the evening for learners needing Maths for progression).


Business Administration Skills - 5N1610

Examine a range of recruitment options for selecting and appointing staff and current employment rights legislation. Maintain a range of documents pertaining to HR management and employees  including employment contracts, attendance records etc. Explore sources of finance for a business including cash-flow. Examine different types of meetings held and complete a range of documentation necessary for the effective function of a meeting. Explain the role of quality systems.

Communications - 5N0690

Development of interpersonal and other professional skills. 

Work Experience - 5N1356

Planning, preparation and reflection on work placement. Job finding strategies, CV and personal statement preparation, interview skills. Practise employability skills with a view to future planning.

Marketing Practice - 5N1400

Conduct a SWOT analysis. Develop a marketing plan for a specific product or service. Examine the life cycle of a range of products including new product development. Explain the elements of the marketing mix. Carry out market research applying appropriate techniques and research methodologies.

International Trade Practice - 5N2072

Appreciate the range of customs procedures, documents and schemes for the Irish exporter. Examine current transportation practices to include route selection, modes of transport etc. Process a range of International trade documents to include a bill of ladling, a certificate of origin, an insurance certificate and standardised consignment notes in accordance with current requirements. Carry out calculations relevant to international trade including quotations, invoices etc. 

Business Law - 5N2091

Explain the nature of contract and the essential features and terms of a valid contract. Explain what constitutes breach of contract and the available remedies. Reflect on the role and impact of EU legislation on Irish business activity and work practices and on the Irish consumer. Examine the main provisions of employment legislation and explore the area of consumer protection and consumer rights.

Supply Chain Operations - 5N2409

Explore the role of supply chain management in organisations, understand global trading environments, along with an awareness of current trends in supply chains.  Focus on logistics paths from Asia, USA and Europe.

Inventory Control - 5N2726

Illustrate the use of Management Information Systems (MIS) applications in inventory operations and management. Detail the steps required to implement a particular inventory control policy. Summarise steps required to implement a record keeping system.

Warehousing - 5N2725

Illustrate storage utilisation in a warehouse. Investigate the various types of stock control systems and reconciliation. Identify an appropriate system to manage, receipt, store and distribute material with regards to Just In Time (JIT) etc.


  • Manual Handling Training and Certification
  • Safe Pass
  • Safety & Health (online)
  • Inventory Management software


Students undertake work placement one day per week with a relevant employer, which they source themselves.


Excellent progressions opportunities including:

  • UCC: CK201 Commerce L8, CK203 Business Information Systems L8, CK212 Applied Economics L8, CK213 Food Marketing & Entrepreneurship L8.

  • MTU: MT550 Business L7 (Cork), MT551 Business Technology & Communication L7 (Cork), TU TU907 Logistics & Supply Chain Management (Dublin).

Excellent progression opportunities to other Higher Education colleges. Special arrangements in place with MTU Cork (CCPS), MTU Kerry and SETU (Waterford & Carlow) for preferential entry for students of Morrison’s Island locations.

Go to our progressions database for exact requirements on progressions for this course.


Opportunities may arise to work in purchasing administration and buying, supply chain analysis, warehouse administration and management, export/import industries, customer service and transport administration.

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