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Business Studies
Subject Information 

The specification for junior cycle business studies focuses on improving students' understanding of the business environment and on developing skills for life, work and further study through the three inter-connected strands: Personal finance, Enterprise and Our economy. 


Leaving Certificate business creates an awareness of the importance of business activity and develops a positive and ethical attitude towards enterprise. The learning experiences in business develop students’ critical thinking, creative and organisational skills while enhancing literacy and numeracy skills using real-life examples. Business provides students with a learning foundation for a wide range of careers in business, marketing, law, enterprise and management. 


Department Members

  • Mr Mc Cormack 

  • Ms Flynn 

Why Study Business?

Business is not specifically required for entry into any third level course but it would certainly be beneficial for candidates who might be interested in courses or careers in the area of finance, enterprise, law and communications. 

What kind of Student would Business suit?

Business will suit a candidate who is interested in current affairs and listens to the news, reads the papers and stays alert to what is happening in the general business world. While there is a fair share of learning of key concepts the ability to apply these concepts in everyday life will be the difference between passing the subject and getting a good mark. 


While the business concepts are easy to understand, it will be important to show that you can apply the concept to everyday business life. 


This subject suits someone who has an organised mind and likes to answer questions in bullet points, rather than in long essay format. 


This subject would be useful to anyone thinking of starting his or her own business in the future. 


The subject is suited to students who are willing to work hard and caters for all abilities.  

It is not necessary for students to have studied Junior Certificate Business Studies, but this would be a help. 

Not necessary to write long essays, answers are presented in bullet points. 

Course content is factual and requires a lot of learning, containing only a few mathematical elements. 

Ideally, students would have an interest in business and current affairs and would have an up to date knowledge of economic environment. 

An organised and consistent attitude to homework and study would be essential in this subject. 

Subject Group: Business

These subjects teach the skills and knowledge needed to understand how business works. 

Career Sectors

This subject builds skills and knowledge that are particularly useful for careers in the following Career Sectors: 

  • Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations 

  • Business Management & Human Resources 

  • Government, Politics & EU 

  • Clerical & Administration 

  • Music & Performing Arts 

  • Fashion & Beauty 

  • Banking & Financial Services 

  • Tourism & Hospitality 

  • Law & Legal 

  • Leisure, Sport & Fitness 

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