Bachelor of Business (Honours) Business with Law CW938

  • NFQ Level 8
  • CW938
  • 15
  • 285
  • 4 Years
  • Overview
  • Further Studies
  • Career Prospects
  • Entry Requirements
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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, legal expertise is required to contend with constantly evolving commercial organisations and business practices.   

This four-year honours degree programme equips the student with a broad skill-base, enabling graduates to pursue careers across the spectrum of business and law.

The first two years provide the student with the basics in core law and business subjects with modules including: the Irish legal system; legal research and communications; business applications; quantitative techniques; economics; management; contract law; law of tort; management accounting; principles of marketing and more. Modules in the second two years develop the subjects in more detail and include: organisational behaviour; strategic human resource management; business finance; industrial relations; company and partnership law.  

Students also have the opportunity to change specialism at the end of Year 2 and may transfer to any one of the Honours Business Degree programmes in the Faculty of Business & Humanities including: International Business; Marketing; Business; Human Resource Management; Supply Chain Management; Finance and Accounting.

Special Features:

  • Exit award Higher Certificate in Business and Law (NFQ Level 6) after Year 2 and Ordinary Degree in Business and Law (NFQ Level 7) after Year 3.

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Graduates achieving a minimum of a second class Honours Degree are eligible to apply to undertake a Research or Taught Masters at IT Carlow.

What exemptions will I receive?




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

Graduates will be qualified to work as fully-trained legal executives or can also pursue careers in law, banking, stockbroking, politics, lecturing, journalism, property management, taxation, accounting and many other areas.

What are the minimum entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate:

  • 6 subjects with at least 2 subjects at Higher Level Grade H5 or better.
  • 4 subjects at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7.

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.

Graduates of a relevant Ordinary Degree are eligible to enter Year 3 of this programme.

Mature applicants must also submit a portfolio and will be assessed on an individual basis and may be interviewed.

For Further Information Contact

Programme Director
Ivan Sheeran, BCL, B.L.