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Leaving Certificate Business

Leaving Certificate Business

This is an exciting, practical and vocationally – oriented subject that introduces students in simple logical steps to the world of business. The course aims to create an awareness of the importance of enterprise and to generate a positive and ethical attitude in both business and personal life. The syllabus is broken up into 3 broad areas: –


What kind of student would Business suit?

Business deals with current realities of a fast-changing business environment and will ideally 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 considerable amount 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, with only a few mathematical concepts, it will be important that you can show you can apply the concept to everyday business life. The subject is suited to students who are willing to work hard and caters for all abilities.  In short

  • It is not necessary for students to have studied Junior Certificate Business Studies, but this would be a help.
  • An organized and consistent attitude to homework and study would be essential in this subject.
  • This subject would suit someone who has an organised mind and likes to answer questions in bullet points not in long essay format.

DAT scores can be useful in helping a student to decide what subjects to pursue. High scores in verbal reasoning may indicate that a student would enjoy Business.

The learning experiences in business help to develop a students’ critical thinking, creative and organisational skills. Business forms an intricate part of any third level business course and is also relevant to numerous career opportunities. It would be useful to anyone thinking of starting his or her own business in the future or following careers in a wide range of disciplines including: Accountancy, Auctioneer, Auditing, Advertising, Banking, Bookkeeping, Business administration, Business, Law, Company Secretary, Event Management, Hospital Administration, Hospitality, Hotel and Tourism Management, Insurance, Market Research, Public Service, Purchasing Officer, Quantity Surveyor, Receptionist, Sales Representative, Stock Broking, Taxation Consultant, Teaching, IT.


  • You can make informed business decisions
  • You understand the structure and management of business.
  • You will be able to use established commercial principles and knowledge
  • You will understand and appreciate ethics in business
  • You practice your Communication, Literacy, Numeracy & Problem Solving skills
  • You will be able to understand & discuss current affairs as they relate to business.
  • You have a foundation for further studies.