The new Business Studies curriculum aims to stimulate your interest in the business environment and how you interact with it. It develops skills, knowledge, attitudes and behaviours that allow you to make informed and responsible decisions with all of the resources available to you, ensuring your own, and society’s well-being, while becoming more self-aware as a learner.
The syllabus has three strands:
Business Studies encourages you to develop an appreciation of how people’s lives are shaped by economic and social factors. You are enabled to make informed decisions, to better manage your personal financial resources and to be adaptable, creative and enterprising.
Business Studies also improves knowledge and understanding of good business practice and of business as a productive activity.
Three subjects follow on from Junior Cycle Business Studies at Senior Cycle: Accounting, Business, and Economics.
Each one becomes more specific and allows you to concentrate more on the subject area you choose. If you wish to study any of these subjects for the Leaving Certificate, it would be advantageous for you to have studied Junior Cycle Business Studies.