Higher Certificate Business with Law CW926

  • NFQ Level 6
  • CW926
  • 20
  • 180
  • 2 Years
  • Overview
  • Further Studies
  • Career Prospects
  • Entry Requirements
  • Subjects
  • Enquiries

What is the Course about?

Historically, the disciplines of business and law have been closely associated in both the public and private sector. In the global economy, businesses deal with more complex issues concerning government regulations and international trade policies. Equally the law has to contend with constantly evolving commercial organisations and business practices. With the expansions of the legal profession into areas of mergers, acquisitions and taxation, the skills of legal and business graduates have merged in many aspects.

This two-year Higher Certificate in Business with Law programme provides students with a basic undergraduate education in both disciplines. Modules include: the Irish legal system; legal research and communications; business applications; economics; quantitative techniques; Law of Tort; management accounting; principles of marketing and a choice of electives.

Special Features:

The Higher Certificate in Business with Law is a broad foundation level programme in both business and law providing students with flexibility to choose a career or further study in either discipline.

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Graduates can progress to Year 3 of the Business with Law (Honours) Degree programme (CW938) or Year 2 of the Bachelor of Laws LLB (CW708). Graduates may also progress to Bachelor of Business Degrees (CW917 and CW908).

What exemptions will I receive?




What will I be able to do when I finish the course?

Graduates of this programme will have core business skills combined with a knowledge and understanding of law as it applies to business. Graduates will have a choice of career options in either mainstream business areas or in legal careers.

What are the minimum entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate:

  • 5 subjects at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7 or better.

Subjects required:

  • English or Irish at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7 or better.
  • Mathematics at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7 or better.

Mature applicants will be assessed on an individual basis and may be interviewed.


For Further Information Contact

Programme Director
Ivan Sheeran, BCL, B.L., Barrister-at-Law
E: ivan.sheeran@itcarlow.ie