Leaving Cert Business -


Students are exposed to how businesses are expected to operate in both a national and international environment. Students can expect to understand how to form a business and the necessary legal requirements to be put in place to do so. They will learn about the importance of enterprise and entrepreneurship in today’s business world. They will also learn the necessary skills and characteristics to become a successful entrepreneur/manager. How best to market one’s company from initial brainstorming of ideas to product/service development, to achieving sales of product or service and advertising will all be studied.

Consumers and their rights are also addressed as are the rights and responsibilities of employees and employers. The legislation covering these areas will be dealt with. Students will also learn about the government and its role in the business environment, E.U. regulations and how social responsibility, environment regulations and transparency impact on the business world. Business will give students a broad understanding of subjects such as human resources, management and enterprise which form elements of third level business courses.

Text Book: Global Business 3rd Edition – John O’Connor (Folens)

Year 5
People in Business
Conflict in Business – the Consumer
Conflict between Business and Society
Enterprise
Identifying Opportunities
Getting Started
Marketing
Introduction to Management
Management Skills 1 – Leadership and Motivation
Management Skills 2 – Communication
Management Activities – Planning, Organising, Controlling
Categories of Industry
Ownership Structures

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Year 6
Household & Business Management – Finance
Household & Business Management – Insurance & Taxation
Monitoring the Business
Conflicting Interest – Industrial Relations
Human Resource Management
Business Expansion
Management of Change
Business, Economy and Community Development
Government and Business
International Trade
European Union
Global Business

Assessment
The Leaving Certificate examination is 3 hours for Higher Level and 2½ hours for Ordinary Level.
The Higher Level paper has three sections. Section 1 contains short questions examining all aspects of the syllabus. Section 2 consists of a compulsory Applied Business Question (ABQ) and Section 3 examines the different sections of the syllabus in detail.
The Ordinary Level paper has two sections. Section 1 contains short questions examining all aspects of the syllabus. Section 2 examines the different sections of the syllabus in detail.