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.
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 that you can show 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 not in long essay format.
This subject would be useful to anyone thinking of starting his or her own business in the future.
This subject teaches the skills and knowledge needed to understand how business works.
This is a practical and vocationally-oriented course that introduces students to the world of Business in a straightforward and logical way. It aims to create an awareness of the importance of Business activity and to develop a positive and ethical attitude towards it. The importance of people in Business is highlighted.
The course sets out to illustrate the process of setting up a business and developing a new product or service. It emphasises the importance of good management and deals with skills and activities necessary for good management practice. It also deals with the impact of technology, foreign trade, global firms and competition and with business structures and the national economy.
Business requires students to stay alert and aware of the current related business media (newspapers, TV, radio). The course is theory based and therefore requires a lot of learning.
The current Leaving Certificate Business syllabus was first introduced in 1999 so there are a lot of past papers to help the student when revising.
Exam Structure – Higher & Ordinary Level
Business is useful for careers in areas such as: