What is Business?

The subject is concerned with understanding the environment in which business operates.  As a Business student you are encouraged to show enterprise initiative and self-reliance, which you may apply in further education and in your personal, working and public life.

What do you Study?

You study all aspects of the Business World.

You learn about:

People in Business: Entrepreneurs, Consumers, Producers, Investors, Interest Groups, Employers and Industrial Relations.

Enterprise: Starting and running your own Business, Management of Business, Financial Planning, Human Resource Management, Marketing and Enterprise in the Community.

Environment in which Business Operates:  Legal Structure of Business, Government Regulation, Taxation, European Union (EU), International Monetary Fund (IMF), International trade, Ethical Business, Role of Information Technology in Business and Smart Economy.

How can you benefit by studying Business for Leaving Certificate?

You will understand the Structure and Management of Business.

You will be able to understand & discuss Current Affairs as they relate to Business.

You will develop your Communication, Literacy, Numeracy and Problem Solving Skills.

For College:

Many Colleges offer Business courses and courses containing strong Business elements. It is therefore very useful to have background knowledge from your Leaving Certificate Course.

Career Options:

Finance and Management, Teaching, Marketing, Event Management, Taxation and Setting up your own Business. Most careers today benefit from good background knowledge of the Business World.